Thursday, January 21st
It’s Hugging Day! The pandemic has made it so rare, I miss it !
Happy Squirrel Appreciation Day. They’re curious animals. I take delight in watching them
1793: After being found guilty of treason, Louis XVI of France is executed by guillotine
1954: The first nuclear-powered submarine, the USS Nautilus, is launched
1981: Production of the iconic DeLorean sports car begins in Northern Ireland
2002: In London, a 17th century book by Captain John Smith, founder of the English settlement at Jamestown, was sold at auction for $48,800. “The General History of Virginia, New England and the Summer Isles” was published in 1632
2003: The Census Bureau reported the Hispanic population had passed the black population for the first time in the United States
In the News: Alexander County’s COVID count passes 3,300 cases since beginning of pandemic…Taylorsville man facing charges in Catawba County…Taylorsville woman jailed…Stony Point man nabbed on larceny charge Wednesday morning…Statesville man charged with murder…Hudson man charged with rape of child
Weather: Some clouds today, high in low 50’s
Sports: Cougar men getting ready for showdown with Hickory Friday night…AC women won’t get to play Friday…Heels slightly less ugly than Wake Forest in woeful game Wednesday night…Panthers hire QB coach, who will his QB be?…Mahomes returns to practice
Happy Birthday: Jack Nicklaus, Jill Eikenberry, Billy Ocean, Robby Benson, Geena Davis, Hakeem Olajuwon
Someone hit the jackpot https://lasvegassun.com/news/2021/jan/21/jackpot-winner-in-730m-powerball-none-in-mega-mill/
Chinese researchers say they’ve found a way to delay the aging process https://www.yahoo.com/news/chinese-scientists-may-key-delaying-044936672.html
Is the Inauguration over ?
Quote of the Day: “I remember the time I was kidnapped and they sent a piece of my finger to my father. He said he wanted more proof”… Rodney Dangerfield