* * * * T U E S D A Y * * * * M A R C H 5th * * * * D A Y 64 of 2019 * * * *
Happy Cheese Doodle Day !
Happy Shrove Tuesday ! Mardi Gras begins today in New Orleans
1770: The Boston Massacre. Five Americans are fatally shot by British troops in an event that would contribute to the outbreak of the American Revolutionary War five years later
1933: President Franklin D. Roosevelt declares a “Bank Holiday”, closing all U.S. banks and freezing all financial transactions
1946: Winston Churchill coins the phrase “Iron Curtain” in his speech at Westminster College, Missouri
1953: Joseph Stalin, the longest serving leader of the Soviet Union dies1963: Patsy Cline dies in a plane crash in Tennessee
2004: Martha Stewart is found guilty of Obstruction of Justice. She would serve five month in prison
In the News: New County Services Center Springing To Life…Taylorsville Town Board Meets Today…Woman arrested after armed encounter with officers…Wilkes man charged after double stabbing…Morganton home struck with gunfire…Statesville man charged after displaying a weapon at Iredell county Business
Weather: Chilly Start but lots of Sunshine. County Schools conduct Tornado Drill This Morning
Sports: Cougar Softball and Baseball at South Caldwell Today…Virginia explodes over the Cuse in second half…Heels at BC tonight…Duke hosts Wake…One of the worst beats one of the best in NBA…Some injury updates from Spring Training
Happy Birthday: Fred Williamson, Samantha Eggar, Penn Jillette, Joel Osteen, Michael Irvin, Eva Mendes
Somebody, and they will remain anonymous, has claimed that $1.5 Billion Mega Jackpot in South Carolina. I don’t blame them, I would have opted to remain unknown too. I wonder if they move from Simponsville, S.C. ? I sure would, have you been through Simponsville ?
Consider this. One of the most nasty, germ-laden things you handle daily is your cellphone !
Quote of the Day: “Show me a hero and I’ll write you a tragedy”…F Scott Fitzgerald