Thursday, June 18th. Day 170 of 2020
It’s Go Fishing Day ! With all the lunacy in the world, going fishing is one hell of a good idea
1812: The United States declaration of war upon the United Kingdom is signed by President James Madison, beginning the War of 1812
1873: Susan B. Anthony is fined $100 for attempting to vote in the 1872 presidential election
1940: The “Finest Hour” speech is delivered by Winston Churchill.
1948: Columbia Records introduces the long-playing record album
1983: Astronaut Sally Ride becomes the first American woman in space
2007: Nine firefighters die in a fire in Charleston, South Carolina
In the News: Hit and Run overnight in Alexander County, suspect still at large…Man dies after falling off roof in Stony Point…COVID-19 cases increase by 3 in Alexander County…19th COVID death in Burke County…Eastern Alexander County home goes up in flames…Taylorsville man arrested this morning in Hickory…Man charged with torching ambulance in Catawba County…
Weather: More clouds, more showers, maybe a storm. High around 75
Sports: ACHS Athletics set guidelines for campus return in July…Major League Baseball still making people angry…Panther kicker ready for camp after missing 2019 seasonHappy Birthday: Lou Brock, Paul McCartney, Carol Kane, Isabella Rossellini, Bruce Smith, Blake Shelton
Thanks to Taylorsville True Value Hardware. They’ve contributed paint to Alexander County Schools. The paint will be used at Bethlehem and Ellendale Elementary Schools !
Target is raising the minimum wage for employees to $15 per hour ! That’s great, the US minimum wage is a disgrace
Aunt Jemima,Aunt Jemima,Aunt Jemima ! There I said it three times, it’s not racist but it’s gone in this age of hyper-sensitivity
Quote of the Day: : “In a gentle way, you can shake the world”…. Mahatma Gandhi