Monday, November 16th. Day 321 of 2020
Happy Clarinet Day !
1871: The National Rifle Association receives its charter
1915: Coca-Cola had its prototype for a contoured bottle patented. The bottle made its commercial debut the next year
1933: The United States and the Soviet Union establish formal diplomatic relations
1973: President Nixon signed the Alaska Pipeline measure into law. The project would be built between 1975 and 1977
1998: It was announced that Monica Lewinsky had signed a deal for the North American rights to a book about her affair with President Clinton
1999: In Charlotte, Chrica Adams, the pregnant girlfriend of Carolina Panther Rae Carruth, was shot four times in her car. She died a month later. Her son survived. Carruth was convicted and sentenced to a minimum of 18 years and 11 months in prison for his role in the murder
In the News: Alexander County Death toll at 6 after storm…Another COVID-19 associated death in county…Taylorsville man jailed on breaking and entering charges…Statesville man charged with assault by Alexander County Deputies…Shooting incident in Hickory
Weather: Sunny and cool to start the week
Sports: Dustin Johnson dominates the Masters…Panthers hang tough but collapse in second half against Tampa Bay…Steelers remain undefeated…Tar Heels win shootout over Wake Forest…Pack down the Noles…App gets win…South Carolina fires coach
Happy Birthday: Terry Labonte, Dwight Gooden, Diana Krall, Lisa Bonet, Maggie Gyllenhaal
I’ve not been able to get a grip on emotions after the tragedy last week. I can’t imagine 11-14 feet of water rising onto a campground but it happened
East Taylorsville Baptist Church in Taylorsville raised over $20,000 for the victims of the flooding last week in Alexander County. They also hosted a shelter after the storm. Two Thumbs Up to the congregation at ETCB !
Quote of the Day: “You can’t trust water: Even a straight stick turns crooked in it”…W.C. Fields