Eat it before it melts, It’s Ice Cream Sandwich Day !
1776: The signing of the United States Declaration of Independence took place. Only two signed the document of July 4th !
1861: Congress passed the first income tax. The revenues were intended for the war effort against the South
1921: Eight Chicago White Sox players were acquitted of throwing the 1919 World Series. They were however banned from Baseball for life
1923: Vice President Calvin Coolidge becomes President upon the death of President Warren G. Harding
1939: Albert Einstein and Leo Szilard write a letter to President Roosevelt, urging him to develop a program to create a nuclear weapon
1983: The House of Representatives approved a law that designated the third Monday of January would be a federal holiday in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The law was signed by President Reagon on November 2
1990: Iraq invades Kuwait, eventually leading to the Gulf War
In the News: Pedestrian killed in Conover…Man dies in Morganton crash…Taylorsville Town Board meets today…Burke County man arrested by Taylorsville Police…Millers Creek woman facing charges in Alexander County…Iredell teacher charged with statutory rape…Conover man arrested on drug trafficking charges this morning
Weather: Sunny with a high of 90
Sports: Official Fall Sports practice began Monday at Alexander Central…Lots of Major League Baseball player changing uniforms as trade deadline is today…Braves extend contract for young star…Mets win 7th in a row…Some action tonight at North Wilkesboro Speedway
Happy Birthday: Joanna Cassidy, Lawrence Wright, Butch Patrick, Victoria Jackson, Mary-Louise Parker, Tim Wakefield
It didn’t go well for this crook https://nypost.com/2022/08/02/california-liquor-store-owner-shoots-would-be-armed-robber/
Quote of the Day: “Television has made dictatorship impossible but democracy unbearable”…Shimon Peres (Born this day in 1923)