Wednesday, October 25th
It’s Saint Dwynwen’s Day . It’s named after the Welsh patron saint of lovers, St. Dwynwen
Happy Fish Taco Day !
1819: The University of Virginia was chartered. Thomas Jefferson was one of its founders. The Politically Correct Brigade don’t consider Thomas Jefferson as important anymore
1858: The Wedding March by Felix Mendelssohn is played at the marriage of Queen Victoria’s daughter, Victoria, and Friedrich of Prussia
1924: The 1st Winter Olympic Games begin in France
1949: The first Emmys were presented
1964: Nike was founded. The company was originally named Blue Ribbon Sports
1971 Charles Manson and three female “Family” members are found guilty of the 1969 Tate–LaBianca murders in Los Angeles
1981: The 52 Americans held hostage by Iran for 444 days arrived in the United States
1996: Billy Bailey of Delaware becomes the last person to be hanged in the United States.
In the News: Fire overnight north of Taylorsville…A very strange auto fatality in Wilkes County…Taylorsville man gets sent to jail for 5 months…Hiddenite man sent to jail by judge…Taylorsville woman facing felony drug charge…Felony drug charge filed against Alexander County man…
Weather: Rain, maybe a lot of rain today
Sports: Cougar Basketball sweeps four games over South Iredell…Tar Heels and Wolfpack get ACC wins Tuesday night…Hickory’s Rick Barnes to be in NC Sports Hall…Scott Rolen named tom Baseball Hall of Fame…Patton names new Football coach…Cincy now favored by Vegas over Kansas City
Happy Birthday: Carl Eller, Mark Schlereth, Anna Ortiz, Alicia Keys
Chris Stapleton gets the Anthem at the Super Bowl https://www.cbssports.com/nfl/news/2023-super-bowl-chris-stapleton-to-sing-national-anthem-nfl-announces-other-pregame-performers/
You know it’s a nutty world when Justin Bieber gets $200 million for his song catalog https://www.showbiz411.com/2023/01/24/justin-bieber-cashes-out-at-28-sells-entire-song-catalog-for-200-mil-raises-questions-about-recording-and-touring-future
Word of the Day: cryptomnesia [ krip-toh-mnee-zhuh ]
The phenomenon of not recognizing the return of an old memory as a product of memory, but instead regarding it as a new or original thought or idea.
I’d like to be a teenager again. If somebody tells you they would not…never buy a used car from them
Quote of the Day: ”There is no such uncertainty as a sure thing”… Robert Burns…(Born this day 1759)