Thursday, July 22nd. Day 203 of 2021
Happy Mango Day !
It’s Hammock Day, maybe some Mango in a Hammock ?
1587: A second group of English settlers arrives on Roanoke Island off North Carolina to re-establish the deserted colony. The first colony’s disappearance is still a mystery
1893: Katherine Lee Bates writes “America the Beautiful” while gazing at Pike’s Peak
1933: Aviator Wiley Post returns to Floyd Bennett Field in New York City, completing the first solo flight around the world in seven days, 18 hours and 49 minutes
1934: John Dillenger is gunned down by FBI agents in Chicago
1942: As part of the war effort, American citizens begin Gas Rationing
1992: Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar escapes from his luxury prison
2003: In northern Iraq, Saddam Hussein’s sons Odai and Qusai died after a gunfight with U.S. forces
In the News: Accident report issued in Ohio crash that claimed life of Dr Jeff Peal…Taylorsville man returned to jail…Conover man jailed in Alexander County…Hickory man charged with arson…Black couple suing Tyson Foods in Wilkesboro claiming racial bias
Weather: Another Day of Smokey Haze, High near 90
Sports: ACHS names new Volleyball Coach…Robinson reminds Cougar fans of “No Cash” Policy for admission…Robinson announces support for NCHSAA…ACC Commissioner urges Student-Athletes to get vaccinated…Braves lose again…Giants drop the Dodgers
Happy Birthday: Bobby Sherman, Danny Glover, Albert Brooks, Don Henley, Willem Dafoe, David Spade, Keyshawn Johnson, Selena Gomez
Quote of the Day: If you’re hanging around with nothing to do and the zoo is closed, come over to the Senate. You’ll get the same kind of feeling and you won’t have to pay”… Bob Dole who turns 98 today