Thursday, August 31st. Day 243 of 2023
It’s Overdose Awareness Day ! We have a lot more around here than you might think
Happy Trail Mix Day !
1886: Charleston, South Carolina is shaken by devastating earthquake. 60 people are killed https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1886_Charleston_earthquake
1888: The first of Jack the Ripper’s victims, Mary Ann Nichols is murdered in London
1895: German Count Ferdinand von Zeppelin patents his navigable balloon
1897: Thomas Edison patents the Kinetoscope, the first movie projector
1920: The first news program to be broadcast on radio was aired in Detroit
1994: A cease-fire was declared by the Irish Republican Army after 25 years of bloodshed in Northern Ireland1997: Diana, Princess of Wales, her companion Dodi Fayed and driver Henri Paul die in a car crash in Paris
In the News: Taylorsville killed in Wednesday morning accident, 4th fatality in county since Saturday night…New traffic pattern begins this morning at West Alexander Middle School…Taylorsville man nabbed on Wednesday…Three Catawba County residents arrested by Taylorsville Police
Weather: Wow, it sounds great. Sunny and 80
Sports: AC Women’s Tennis and Volley suffer losses on Wednesday…JV Football tonight on the road…Cougar Varsity working on better pad level…Some College Football tonight, NC State and Wake Forest open their seasons…Panthers cut a QB…Braves and Dodgers get wins and begin a series tonight in La La Land
Happy Birthday: Daniel Schoor, Van Morrison, Itzhak Perlman, Tom Coughlin, Richard Gere, Edwin Moses, Debbie Gibson, Chris Tucker, Larry Fitzgerald
No, the Redskins are not returning https://www.foxnews.com/sports/commanders-president-team-not-considering-changing-name-back-redskins
Alexander Central Director of Athletics Nathan Robinson visits the studio this morning at 7:45 !
Word of the Day: seersucker [seer-suhk-er ] A fabric that’s traditionally a striped cotton with alternate stripes crinkled in the weaving. Seersucker was originally used in workwear but became fashionable for men’s suits in the southern United States around the turn of the 20th century.
Quote of the Day: “I have great expectations for the future, because the past was highly overrated”…Sylvester Stallone