Tuesday, June 20th. Day 171 of 2023
It’s National Vanilla Milkshake Day !
1782: Congress approves the Great Seal of the United States with the bald eagle as its symbol
1840: Samuel Morse patents his telegraph
1944: Congress charters the Central Intelligence Agency
1972: An 18½-minute gap appears in the tape recording of conversations between President Richard Nixon and his advisers regarding the recent arrests of his operatives while breaking into the Watergate complex
1975: The film “Jaws” hits the theaters
1994: O.J. Simpson is arraigned for the murders of Nicole Simpson & Ronald Goldman
1999: Payne Stewart wins the US Open at Pinehurst
2017: Mattel releases 15 new body types for their Ken doll, including one with a man bun
In the News: Alexander County Commissioners approve budget…Man released on bond after leading Taylorsville Police on chase that hits speeds of 140 mph…Hickory Fugitive captured in Alexander County…Stony Point man nabbed early Monday…Taylorsville man jailed again
Weather: A Wet last day of Spring. Flood Watch through Thursday !
Sports: Wake Forest stays perfect in Omaha…Reds win 9th straight…Giants win 8th in a row…Panthers and Burns talking new contract…Golf Legend Watson says deal with Saudis is hypocrisy
Happy Birthday: Len Dawson, Brian Wilson, Anne Murray, Bob Vila, Lionel Richie, John Goodman, Nicole Kidman
There’s a Hurricane out there https://www.yahoo.com/news/tropical-depression-expected-become-first-160440136.html
Buy a gold bar from a vending machine ? https://www.upi.com/Top_News/World-News/2023/06/16/Korea-gold-bars-vending-machines-convenience-stores/4781686942588/
Word of the Day : flitch [ flich ] the side of a hog (or, formerly, some other animal) salted and cured: a flitch of bacon….a steak cut from a halibut.
Quote of the Day: “If we could just find out who’s in charge, we could kill him”…George Carlin