Monday, November 2nd. 307Th Day of the Year
It’s Deviled Egg Day. Not exactly a favorite
1783: General George Washington gave his “Farewell Address to the Army” near Princeton, NJ
1920: KDKA of Pittsburgh starts broadcasting as the first commercial radio station. The first broadcast is the result of the 1920 United States presidential election
1947: Howard Hughes performs the maiden (and only) flight of the Hughes H-4 Hercules (also known as the “Spruce Goose”), the largest fixed-wing aircraft ever built
1956: Israel occupies the Gaza Strip
1983: President Ronald Reagan signs a bill creating Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
2016: The Chicago Cubs defeat the Cleveland Indians in the World Series, ending the longest Major League Baseball championship drought at 108 years
In the News: 67 percent have voted already in Alexander County with election day Tuesday…Trump rally draws more than 10,000 in Hickory…County logs 10th COVID-19 death…Courts on hold through Tuesday in Alexander County…Busy agenda tonight for County Commissioners…Kentucky fugitive arrested in Hiddenite…Taylorsville Police arrest man from vehicle break-in
Weather: Sunny and Chilly
Sports: Pretty sure the Cougars would have beaten Hickory Friday night but…Heels can’t stop Virginia and lose…Wake wins again…Duke gets win…App beat a bad team…Steelers force reining MVP into mistakes and stay perfect…Chase Elliott makes Final Four but Harvick is out despite 9 wins
Happy Birthday: Pat Buchanan, Stefanie Powers, J. D. Souther, Maxine Nightingale, k.d. lang, David Schwimmer, Nelly
Duke Energy has the outages down to less than 90 in Alexander County and Energy United Reports only 3 as of this writing. Some pretty outstanding work !
With the pandemic, there were still a huge herd Trick or Treating Saturday night.
He was truly an icon. Sean Connery has passed but I think his role in “The Untouchables” that won him an Oscar was his best https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-13087132
Quote of the Day: “There’s one major difference between James Bond and me. He is able to sort out problems”… Sean Connery