* * * * T H U R S D A Y * * * * J U N E 13th * * * * D A Y 164 of 2019 * * * *
It’s Safety Pin Day ! Walter Hunt received a patent for the unique little item on this day in 1825
It’s Axe Throwing Day. Really, do we need a day for that ?
1927: Charles Lindbergh receives a ticker tape parade down 5th Avenue in New York City
1966: The Supreme Court rules in Miranda v. Arizona that police must inform suspects of their rights before questioning them
1994: A jury in Anchorage, Alaska, blames recklessness by Exxon and Captain Joseph Hazelwood for the Exxon Valdez disaster, allowing victims of the oil spill to seek $15 billion in damages
1997: A jury sentences Timothy McVeigh to death for his part in the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing
In the News: Man stabbed by teen in Taylorsville…Bethlehem woman found guilty in connection with fatal crash…Maiden man convicted of murder…Man charged with Hickory armed robbery…Newton police investigating armed robbery…Hickory restaurant suffers damage in fire
Weather: Clouds to start, Sunshine appears and it gets windy
Sports: Younts named All-State…Blues holding the Cup high…NBA season could end tonight…Cam shows better form in Panther Mini-Camp…Braves win 6th straight…US Open today at Pebble Beach
Happy Birthday: Siegfried Fischbacher, Richard Thomas, Governor Roy Cooper, Ally Sheedy, Hannah Storm, Ashley Olsen, Mary-Kate Olsen
Congratulations to Alexander Central Baseball standout Byron Younts for making All-State. Great honor for a fine young man !
US Open tees off today in California. I’ll take Dustin Johnson to win
Telemarketers must hate me; I seldom answer and when I do, I just breath heavy into the phone
Quote of the Day: “I’m Liberace without a piano”…Paul Lynde (Born this day in 1926)