Thursday, April 22. Day 112 of 2021
Today is Earth Day.
Happy Jelly Bean Day and Beagle Day too !
1864: Congress passes the Coinage Act. The act mandates that the inscription “In God We Trust “be placed on all coins minted as United States currency
1915: The New York Yankees wore pinstripes for the first time
1954: Witnesses begin testifying and live television coverage of the Army–McCarthy hearings begins
1977: Optical fiber is first used to carry live telephone traffic
1993: The Holocaust Memorial Museum is dedicated in Washington, DC
2016: The “Paris Agreement” is signed to help fight global warming
In the News: County Board of Education to set price for sale of old Wittenburg School Property…Just 1 new case of COVID-19 on Wednesday in Alexander County…Man arrested after chase Wednesday morning…Hiddenite man in jail again
Weather: Sunshine, Very Windy and Cold
Sports: Lady Cougar Softball host South Caldwell today…NFL tweaks role for replay official…Draft is one week from this evening…Braves beat the Yankees…A’s win 10th straight
Happy Birthday: Jack Nicholson, Peter Frampton, Byron Allen, Marshawn Lynch
Wind blew so hard on Wednesday, I considered flapping my arms and trying to take flight
Nancy Pelosi tried to call, I didn’t answer, she’s blocked now
Quote of the Day: “The optimist thinks this is the best of all possible worlds. The pessimist fears it is true”… J. Robert Oppenheimer