Happy Book Lovers Day ! How can someone not be ?
It’s Women’s Day ! Gee, I thought that was every day
1854: Henry David Thoreau published “Walden”
1936: Jesse Owens wins his fourth gold medal at the Berlin Olympic Games
1945: Nagasaki is devastated when an atomic bomb, Fat Man, is dropped by the United States B-29 Bockscar. Thirty-five thousand people are killed instantly. Countless others perish as the result of radiation
1969: Followers of Charles Manson murder pregnant actress Sharon Tate , coffee heiress Abigail Folger, Polish actor Wojciech Frykowski, men’s hairstylist Jay Sebring and recent high-school graduate Steven Parent in Los Angeles
1974: Richard Nixon becomes the first President to resign from office. Vice President, Gerald Ford, becomes president
1999: Russian President Boris Yeltsin fires his Prime Minister, Sergei Stepashin, and for the fourth time fires his entire cabinet
In the News: Taylorsville teen charged with felony sexual exploitation of a minor…Taylorsville woman arrested overnight…Stony Point man jailed on Iredell County charges…Alexander County Board of Education meets today…Granite Falls man hits Jackpot in NC Lottery
Weather: Clouds mixed with Sun, could be stormy this afternoon
Sports: Cougar Football practicing in pads, scrimmage Wednesday moved to 9am…Alabama picked by coaches as #1, NC State and Wake in top 20…LRU tabbed for 2nd in SAC…Mets win 4th straight…Padres drop 5th in a row…Yankees win but lose a player
Happy Birthday: Bob Cousy, Rod Laver, Sam Elliott, Melanie Griffith, Amanda Bearse, Brett Hull, Hoda Kotb, Deion Sanders, Gillian Anderson, Eric Bana, Audrey Tautou, Anna Kendrick
What a lovely, classy lady she was; Olivia Newton John has passed https://www.cnn.com/2022/08/08/entertainment/olivia-newton-john-obit/index.html
The FBI raids Trump’s Florida estate https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/donald-trump/trump-says-mar-lago-home-was-raided-large-group-fbi-agents-rcna42133
What a great vibe yesterday at Cougar Football practice. Beware this team is coming together !
Quote of the Day: “Success lasts only three seconds. After that, you’re the same as you were before you had it”…Robert Shaw (Born this day in 1927)