Wednesday, June 14th. Day 165 of 2023
It’s Flag Day !
Happy Strawberry Shortcake Day and National Bourbon Day
1775: The US Army forms as the Continental Army to fight American Revolutionary War
1777: The Continental Congress adopts the Stars & Stripes flag, designed by Francis Hopkinson
1834: The first patent for Sandpaper is issued to Isaac Fischer of Vermont
1940: The Auschwitz Concentration Camp opens in Nazi controlled Poland
1946: Nat King Cole records “The Christmas Song”
1975: Janis Ian releases “At Seventeen” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XeUV3LmtTBY
1989: Ronald Reagan is knighted by Queen Elizabeth II
2017: Representative Steve Scalise of Louisiana is shot and wounded by a terrorist while practicing for a charity baseball game in suburban Washington, D.C.
In the News: Alexander County Schools close Virtual Academy…Alexander Clerk of Court does party flip-flop…Lenoir woman shot and killed by Officer…Taylorsville Couple arrested…Alexander County woman charged…Conover man gets prison time
Weather: Increasing clouds today. High in low 80’s
Sports: Alexander Central Summer Athletic Camps underway…Vegas wins the Cup…A’s look like they might be headed to Vegas…Final tune-ups today for US Open in Los Angeles
Happy Birthday: Donald Trump, Boy George, Eric Heiden, Sam Perkins, Yasmine Bleeth, Campbell Brown, Steffi Graf
What’s the best selling Beer in America ? It might surprise you https://www.businessinsider.com/bud-light-lost-beer-sales-crown-modelo-lgbtq-backlash-report-2023-6?op=1
Kevin Costner’s estranged wife won’t move out https://pagesix.com/2023/06/13/kevin-costner-claims-estranged-wife-is-refusing-to-move-out-of-their-home-amid-divorce/?_gl=1*1f1lki7*_ga*MTIxNDUxNDk0OS4xNTczMDc3NDI0*_ga_0DZ7LHF5PZ*MTY4NjczMzc5NS4xMzYuMS4xNjg2NzM0OTI0LjAuMC4w&_ga=2.128473740.1899285647.1686648902-1214514949.1573077424
Word of the Day: Garish [ gair-ish] crudely or tastelessly colorful, showy, or elaborate, as clothes or decoration, Excessively ornate or elaborate, as buildings or writings.
Quote of the Day: “I was the kid next door’s imaginary friend”…Emo Philips