Thursday, March 19th. Day 79 of 2020
Happy Poultry Day ! Which came first, the chicken or…
1918: Congress establishes time zones and approves daylight saving time
1931: Gambling is legalized in Nevada.
1966: Texas Western ( now University of Texas-El Paso) won the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament over Kentucky. The starting 5 was African American, a NCAA first
1979: The United States House of Representatives begins broadcasting its day-to-day business via the cable television network C-SPAN
1987: Televangelist Jim Bakker resigns as head of the PTL Club due to a sex scandal
In the News: Still no confirmed case of Coronavirus in Alexander County…2nd presumptive case in Iredell reported…Taylorsville man jailed for probation violation…Taylorsville Police nab a Hickory man…Life in prison handed to Morganton man after murder conviction…Maiden man charged with statutory rape…Armed robbery in Boons
Weather: Cloudy but warm today, high in upper 70’s
Sports: Parker signs to play softball at Johnson C Smith…Panthers cut Reid and sign an offensive lineman…Foles to the Bears…LRU releases football schedule
Happy Birthday: Ursula Andress, Ruth Pointer, Glenn Close, Harvey Weinstein, Bruce Willis, Andy Reid, Clayton Kershaw
Rumors are swirling that Bernie Sanders is about to drop out of the Presidential race. No way would I ever vote for him but he brings comedy to the process. I don’t think he tries to be funny but nobody takes him seriously anyway, so it’s funny
The US-Canadian border has closed temporarily. Where are we going to get hockey players ?
A man in Shelby won $4 million in a scratch-off lottery game. How did he get my ticket ?
Quote of the Day: “Why do people continue to hoard things, makes you think the only thing we’re short of is intelligence”…Richard C Gilbert