Wednesday, April 15th, Day 106 of 2020
It’s normally Tax Deadline Day, but not this year. The only good thing, other than my clean hands to come out of this pandemic, is the deadline being extended
1865: President Abraham Lincoln dies after being shot the previous evening by actor John Wilkes Booth. Vice President Andrew Johnson becomes President upon Lincoln’s death
1912: The RMS Titanic sinks in the North Atlantic. Although more than 700 survive, the death count was 1,5171947: Jackie Robinson debuts for the Brooklyn Dodgers, breaking Baseball’s color line
1955: McDonald’s is born. Ray Kroc debuts the Golden Arches in Des Plaines, Illinois
1971: Patton wins Best Picture at the Oscars. George C Scott named Best Actor for title role
2013: Two bombs explode near the finish line at the Boston Marathon killing three people and injuring 264
In the News: Fourth COVID-19 death reported in Burke County, Iredell logs thier 2nd…Hiddenite man charged with attempting to run over Taylorsville Police Officer…Man arrested after foot chase in Alexander County…Taylorsville woman jailed
Weather: Sunshine, but we’ll have to push hard to hit 60 for a high temp
Sports: Larson fired by Chip Ganassi Racing…Panthers would love for Clemson LB to be there when they pick at #7…Panther Owner rises on list of World’s Richest Billionaires
Happy Birthday: Heloise, Emma Thompson, Chris Stapleton, Seth Rogen, Emma Watson
Some progress is being made toward a treatment for COVID-19 and Rutgers University has developed a saliva test that can speed the rate to determine if COVID-19 is present. We’ll learn more about the new test method today
Florida Governor declares WWE as essential ?
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Quote of the Day: “Marriage is like putting your hand into a bag of snakes in the hope of pulling out an eel”..Leonardo Da Vinci (Born this day in 1452)