Tuesday, April 25th. Day 115 of 2023
It’s Hug a Plumber Day !
1719: Daniel Defoe publishes “Robinson Crusoe”, regarded as the 1st English novel
1859: Ground is broken for Suez Canal
1953: Francis Crick and James Watson publish “Molecular Structure of Nucleic Acids: A Structure for Deoxyribose Nucleic Acid” describing the double helix structure of DNA
1959: The St Lawrence Seaway linking Atlantic and the Great Lakes opens to shipping
1960: 1st submerged circumnavigation of Earth completed by USS submarine Triton. It took 60 days
1974: The NFL moves goal posts from the goal line to the end line
1983: American schoolgirl Samantha Smith is invited to visit the Soviet Union by its leader Yuri Andropov after he read her letter in which she expressed fears about nuclear war
2014: The Flint water crisis begins when officials at Flint, Michigan switch the city’s water supply to the Flint River, leading to lead and bacteria contamination upon the citizens
In the News: Pedestrian struck and killed overnight in Boone…Taylorsville man being held without bond…Hiddenite man facing Catawba County charges…Alexander Deputies arrest man after a tussle
Weather: Some clouds mixed with Sun. High around 65
Sports: Cougar Baseball, Softball and Women’s Soccer host Hibriten today…Canes can put a wrap on Islanders tonight…LeBron leads Lakers…Panther stud Brian Burns has surgery…Rays now 14-0 at home…Braves end losing streak…Baltimore has won 7 in a row
Happy Birthday: Al Pacino, Talia Shire, Joe Buck, Renée Zellweger, Jason Lee, Tim Duncan, DeAngelo Williams, Sara Paxton, Alex Bowman
Are Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey brothers ? https://news.yahoo.com/why-matthew-mcconaughey-woody-harrelson-165600245.html
Joe announces he’s running again today. Insert punchline here…….
Word of the Day: equipollent [ ee-kwuh-pol-uhnt ] To be equal in power, effect, etc.; equivalent.
Quote of the Day: “We cannot defend freedom abroad by deserting it at home”…Edward R. Murrow (Born in Guilford County on this day in 1908)