Tuesday, February 16. Day 47 of 2021
It’s Almond Day ! “ Sometimes you feel like a nut, sometimes you don’t” Do you know what product used that slogan ?
1858: The first ironing board was patented
1923: Howard Carter unsealed the burial chamber of Egyptian Pharaoh Tutankhamen. The next day he entered the chamber with several invited guests. He had originally found the tomb on November 4, 1922
1959: Fidel Castro becomes Premier of Cuba
1968: In Haleyville, Alabama, the first 9-1-1 emergency telephone system goes into service
2005: The National Hockey League cancels the entire 2004–05 regular season and playoffs due to a player strike
In the News: No charges filed so far in fatal shooting in Catawba County…Major drug bust leads to arrest of 3 involved in drug trafficking…Taylorsville Police arrest man for possession of meth…Alexander County Sheriff’s Office arrests two on meth possession charges…Hickory man head to prison for at least 8 years
Weather: Brace yourself, we are in-line for some Sunshine today. Yep, you read that right !
Sports: Cougar Men’s Basketball halted due to contact tracing…AC Woman will play this evening at Hickory…Florida State takes down Virginia…Heels game tonight postponed…Canes win again…Registration underway for Spring Sports with County Parks and Recreation Department
Happy Birthday: Levar Burton, Ice-T, Lisa Loring, John McEnroe, Jerome Bettis, Stacy Lewis
Another bad idea from Congress https://nypost.com/2021/02/15/congress-talking-puerto-rico-statehood-next-month-pedro-pierluisi/
When (If) the Sun appears today, we should all go outdoors and celebrate ! Look for me
Quote of the Day: “Don’t cling to fame, you’re just borrowing it”…Sonny Bono (Born this day in 1935)