It’s International Nurse’s Day ! Nurse’s Rock !!!
1780: In the largest defeat of the Continental Army, Charleston, South Carolina is taken by British forces
1865: The Last land action of Civil war at Palmito Ranch, Texas
1932: The Body of kidnapped son of Charles Lindbergh is found in Hopewell, New Jersey
1949: The Soviet Union lifts its blockade of Berlin
1958: The US & Canada form North American Air Defense Command (NORAD)
1978: US Commerce Department says hurricane names will no longer be only female
2002: President Jimmy Carter arrives in Cuba for a five-day visit with Fidel Castro, becoming the first President of the United States, in or out of office, to visit the island since the Cuban Revolution
2008: An earthquake (measuring around 8.0 magnitude) occurs in Sichuan, China, killing over 69,000 people
In the News: Walker named interim County Health Director…Bethlehem Elementary to get new roof…Nearly 1,000 have voted early in Alexander County…Hickory man charged with murder…Man charged with child abuse held in Alexander County Jail…Taylorsville man nabbed for shoplifting…Morganton mother and son listed as missing…Burke County authorities arrest man for breaking into a church
Weather: Partly Sunny, High in low 70’s. The wind kick up
Sports: Lady Cougar Softball hosts Weddington today in Round II of State Playoffs…Canes can clinch tonight…Pens lose and lose Crosby…NBA Playoff are bad…Braves win in 9th…ACC might tweak schedules for football
Happy Birthday: Burt Bacharach, Felipe Alou, Billy Swan, Steve Winwood, Bruce Boxleitner, George Karl, Ving Rhames, Emilio Estevez, Stephen Baldwin, Tony Hawk, Steve Smith
The Rocket Man has long denied North Korea had COVID issues, till now https://apnews.com/article/covid-health-pandemics-south-korea-north-0e0cb1be7a3878a771124dcdcbdba06c
Gas is so high, along with everything else, everybody should get a raise. A Big one !
Quote of the Day: “Aerodynamically, the bumble bee shouldn’t be able to fly, but the bumble bee doesn’t know it so it goes on flying anyway”…Mary Kay Ash (Born this day in 1915)