Tuesday, October 3rd. Day 276 of 2023
It’s Techie Day. Nerds Rule!
1863: The last Thursday in November is declared as Thanksgiving Day by President Abraham Lincoln
1922: Rebecca L. Felton became the first female to hold office of U.S. Senator. She was appointed by the Governor of Georgia to fill a vacancy
1952: The United Kingdom successfully tests a nuclear weapon and becomes the world’s third nuclear power
1955: “Captain Kangaroo” premiered on CBS-TV
1960: The first episode of the Andy Griffith Show airs on CBS
1989: Art Shell becomes the first black head coach in the modern NFL when he took over the Los Angeles Raiders
1995: O. J. Simpson is acquitted of the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman
1997: The Carolina Hurricanes lose the NHL franchise’s 1st home game, 4-3 vs Pittsburgh Penguins at the Greensboro Coliseum
In the News: Alexander County Schools invites public to “Town Hall” meeting this evening…Iredell School Chairman says he will ask for censure of Vice Chair…Virginia man charged with statutory rape in Iredell County…Former Mooresville Police Officer facing additional child-sex related charges…It’s National Night Out !
Weather: Nothing could be finer…Sunshine, high around 80
Sports: ACHS Women’s Tennis gets win…Cougar Soccer and Volleyball lose on Monday…Tickets now on sale for the Alexander County Sports Hall of Fame induction ceremony…Seahawks rout Giants Monday night…Change at QB for NC State…Major League Playoff begin with four games today…
Happy Birthday: Chubby Checker, Lindsey Buckingham, Dave Winfield, Dennis Eckersley, Al Sharpton, Fred Couples, Tommy Lee, Gwen Stefani, Neve Campbell, Ashlee Simpson
Powerball Jackpot grows again https://apnews.com/article/powerball-jackpot-lottery-billion-0e2549adb154a50a1e2ba70ac9369c8a
Word of the Day: Spelunker [ spi-luhng-ker ] A person who explores caves.
Quote of the Day: “I busted a mirror and got seven years bad luck, but my lawyer thinks he can get me five”…Steven Wright