It’s Hug a Plumber Day ! Really ?
1719: Daniel Defoe publishes “Robinson Crusoe”, regarded as the 1st English novel
1859: Ground broken for Suez Canal
1953: Francis Crick and James Watson publish “Molecular Structure of Nucleic Acids: A Structure for Deoxyribose Nucleic Acid” describing the double helix structure of DNA
1959: The St Lawrence Seaway linking Atlantic and the Great Lakes opens to shipping
1960: 1st submerged circumnavigation of Earth completed by USS submarine Triton. It took 60 days
1974: The NFL moves goal posts from the goal line to the end line
1983: American schoolgirl Samantha Smith is invited to visit the Soviet Union by its leader Yuri Andropov after he read her letter in which she expressed fears about nuclear war.
1990: Hubble space telescope is placed into orbit by the Space Shuttle Discovery
In the News: Fatal crash Saturday morning in Alexander County…Woman being held in Alexander County Jail makes court appearance today after being charged with manslaughter…Taylorsville woman facing felony drug charge…Hiddenite man held under large bond…Taylorsville man arrested…Officer involved shooting in Burke County
Weather: Tons of Sun, High near 85. Looks like Rain for Tuesday
Sports: Cougar Baseball travels to Hibriten today…North Iredell names new Women’s Hoop Coach…Love returning to UNC…Some teams avoid elimination in NBA Playoffs…Chastain in right place at right time Sunday in Talledega..Dodgers have best record in Baseball
Happy Birthday: Al Pacino, Talia Shire, Joe Buck, Renée Zellweger, Tim Duncan, Sara Paxton,Alex Bowman
Have you ever noticed that all U-Haul trucks have Arizona license tags ? Here’s why https://www.cnn.com/2022/04/23/business/uhaul-rental-trucks-license-plates-arizona/index.html
Someone left a voicemail on may phone. The message made no sense whatsoever. I’m thinking it was Joe
Quote of the Day: “We cannot defend freedom abroad by deserting it at home”…Edward R. Murrow (Born in Guilford County on this day in 1908)