Wednesday, May 24th. Day 144 of 2023
Happy Brothers Day !
1775: John Hancock is unanimously elected President of the Continental Congress
1830: “Mary Had A Little Lamb” by Sarah Josepha Hale is first published
1844: Samuel Morse taps out “What hath God wrought” in the world’s first telegraph message1883: After 14 years of construction, the Brooklyn Bridge opens to traffic
1935: At Crosley Field in Cincinnati, the Reds beat Philadelphia in the fist night game in Major League History
1994: Four men are convicted of bombing the World Trade Center in New York in 1993; each one is sentenced to 240 years in prison
2000: Israeli troops withdraw from southern Lebanon after 22 years of occupation
2004: North Korea bans cell phones for the majority of their citizens
2022: A mass shooting occurs at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, United States, resulting in the deaths of 21 people, including 19 children
In the News: Central Alexander County Fire Department gets state grant…Alexander County Offices and Taylorsville Town Hall will close Monday for Memorial Day…Alexander County man arrested this morning…Taylorsville man facing long list of charges…Hickory man charged with assaulting Alexander County Deputy…Lenoir woman nabbed on drug counts in Alexander County…Break in at two Bethlehem businesses under investigation
Weather: Sunny and 76 !
Sports: State Softball and Baseball Regionals begin…Canes might skate for the last time this season tonight…Celtics avoid the broom…Dodgers blast the Braves…Jays hang 20 on the Rays…A’s keep up their utter futility…Some rule changes on NFL kick-offs
Happy Birthday: Tommy Chong, Bob Dylan, Gary Burghoff, Patti LaBelle, Priscilla Presley, Rosanne Cash, Kristin Scott Thomas, Joe Dumars, John C. Reilly, Rich Robinson, Joey Lagano
Who is Ron DeSantis and could he be the next President ? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ron_DeSantis
MJ buys a new car https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/michael-jordan-now-proud-owner-151500083.html
Word of the Day: quantify [ kwon-tuh-fahy ] To determine, express, or measure. To express the quantity of . To make explicit the quantity of (a proposition).
Quote of the Day: “She was married when we first met, soon to be divorced. I helped her out of a jam I guess but I used a little too much force. We drove that car as far as we could…Abandoned it out west…split up on a dark sad night, both agreeing it was best. She turned around to look at me as I was walkin’ away, I heard her say over my shoulder, we’ll meet again some day on the avenue…Tangled up in Blue”… Bob Dylan