Wednesday, November 8th. Day 312 of 2023
It’s National Dunce Day ! The Dunce of the Day is…?
1805: The “Corps of Discovery” reached the Pacific Ocean. The expedition was led by William Clark and Meriwether Lewis. The journey had begun on May 14, 1804
1895: Wilhelm Roentgen while experimenting with electricity discovered the scientific principle involved and took the first X-ray pictures
1923: Adolf Hitler made his first attempt at seizing power in Germany with a failed coup in Munich that came to be known as the “Beer-Hall Putsch” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beer_Hall_Putsch
1950: The first jet-plane battle took place as U.S. Air Force Lt. Russell J. Brown shot down a North Korean MiG-15
1954: The American League approved the transfer of the Philadelphia Athletics baseball team to Kansas City. The franchise would move to Oakland in 1968. Next stop, Las Vegas in 2025
1966: Ronald Reagan is elected governor of California
1972: Home Box Office (HBO) was launched
2016: Donald Trump is elected the 45th President of the United States, defeating Hillary Clinton
In the News: Holleman wins another term as mayor…Two incumbents and two new board members wins spots on Taylorsville Town Board…Alexander County Schools lists old Wittenburg School property for sale…County Commissioners vote to combine water and sewer funds…Taylorsville woman cited for contempt of court and sent to jail for 15 days…Alexander County woman facing more charges
Weather: Record High set on Tuesday, we might do it again today. Sunshine with high near 80 !
Sports: Cougar Basketball has scrimmage at Maiden tonight…Hornets try to win 2nd straight this evening…Canes beat Buffalo…NC State QB backs out of remainder of season
Happy Birthday: Bonnie Raitt, Mary Hart, Alre Woodard, Rickie Lee Jones, Gordon Ramsay, Leif Garrett, Parker Posey, Courtney Thorne-Smith, Parker Posey, Courtney Thorne-Smith, Gretchen Mol, Tara Reid
Why is Harrisburg PA the best place in the nation to retire ? https://realestate.usnews.com/real-estate/best-places-to-retire/articles/what-makes-harrisburg-pa-the-best-place-to-retire
The Sexiest Man Alive is https://variety.com/2023/tv/news/patrick-dempsey-peoples-sexiest-man-alive-2023-1235783627/
Word of the Day: semaphore [ sem-uh-fohr ] A system of signaling, especially a system by which a special flag is held in each hand and various positions of the arms indicate specific letters, numbers, etc. Semaphore comes from the French word sémaphore, from the Greek word sêma, “sign,” and –phore, from the Greek form –phoros, “bearing.” Sentence: Using semaphore, the sailor signaled the approaching ship by holding her arms in precise positions, forming letters and numbers.
Quote of the Day: “Southerners can never resist a losing cause”…Margaret Mitchell (Born this day in 1900)