Tuesday, January 31st
Happy Hot Chocolate Day !
1865: The 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was passed by the House of Representatives. The amendment abolished slavery in the United States
1893: The trademark “Coca-Cola” was first registered in the United States Patent Office
1915: Germany is the first to make large-scale use of poison gas in warfare in the Battle of Bolimów against Russia
1930: The 3M company marketed Scotch Tape
1940: The first Social Security check was issued by the U.S. Government
1950: President Truman announced that he had ordered development of the hydrogen bomb
1971: Telephone service between East and West Berlin was re-established after 19 years
1995: President Clinton invoked presidential emergency authority to provide a $20 billion loan to Mexico to stabilize its economy
2018: Both a Blue Moon and a total lunar eclipse occur
In the News: Alexander County Teacher’s assistant charged with slapping student…Taylorsville man gets 60 days in jail…Taylorsville man charged with assaulting Deputy…Alexander County man jailed for felony attempted burglary…Wilkes County Sheriff’s Office searching for man charged with attempted murder
Weather: Clouds today for the most part
Sports: Cougar Basketball travels to Watauga today… Wake Forest plays at Duke this evening…Purdue #1 in College Hoop Poll…Panthers retain a couple assistant coaches…The Golden Jet has died, Bobby Hull was 84
Happy Birthday: Nolan Ryan, Harry Wayne Casey, Anthony LaPaglia, Kelly Lynch, Minnie Driver, Justin Timberlake
Be on the lookout for a Monkey thief https://apnews.com/article/ospreys-dallas-animals-monkeys-vultures-a00a99761438ae6193e6d6b2f0fa63a8
The guy was a Cleveland institution https://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/35558251/cleveland-drummer-baseball-fan-john-adams-dies-71
Word of the Day
Eristic [ e-ris-tik ]
Pertaining to controversy or disputation; controversial.
By claiming that he disliked last year’s widely beloved Best Picture winner, the film critic brought an eristic perspective to the conversation.
Quote of the Day: “The only really happy folk are married women and single men”…H. L. Mencken