Wednesday, November 15th. Day 319 of 2023
Happy National Recycling Day ! Don’t question it, just do it !
It’s Clean Out Your Refrigerator Day ! If you’re not sure what it is, trash it
1864: Union Gen. William T. Sherman and his troops began their “March to the Sea”
1926: The National Broadcasting Co. (NBC) debuted with a radio network of 24 stations1939: President Franklin Roosevelt laid the cornerstone of the Jefferson Memorial in Washington, DC
1942: The Battle of Guadalcanal ends in a decisive Allied victory in the Pacific https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guadalcanal_campaign
1971: Intel releases the world’s first commercial single-chip microprocessor
1992: Richard Petty drove in the final race of his 35-year career
2013: Sony releases the PlayStation 4
In the News: Hiddenite woman dies in Tuesday afternoon accident…illegal burn scorches some property in Taylorsville on Tuesday…Local Ranger says no more warnings, “Were issuing citations” for those who violate the burn ban”…Commissioner Yoder named to State Committees…Former Hickory restaurant owner jailed on child-sex related charges…Lenoir woman arrested in Alexander County…Taylorsville Police arrest local man…
Weather: Mostly cloudy, high near 60Sports: Brzykcy added to Major League Roster…Hickory Soccer earns trip to State Finals…Duke gets hoop win…Hornets play, Hornets lose…Georgia back atop College Football Playoff Poll…
Happy Birthday: Petula Clark, Sam Waterston, Anni-Frid Lyngstad, Beverly D’Angelo, Kevin Eubanks, Lorena Ochoa
Nice piece on Taylorsville’s Dan Fincannon https://hickoryrecord.com/news/local/taylorsville-teacher-talks-about-time-as-marine-parkinsons-disease/article_75cef036-7dae-11ee-80de-87935652e03b.html
The Castle-Like Lake Norman home of “Ricky Bobby” is sold to NASCAR driver https://www.wcnc.com/article/sports/motor/nascar/kevin-harvick-ricky-bobby-talladega-nights-lake-norman-mansion-purchase/275-8d633156-69c9-4b45-b460-71bb1c8d0e7c
Word of the Day: phub [ fuhb ] To ignore a person or one’s surroundings when in a social situation by busying oneself with a phone or other mobile device. A recent term that describes a person who has issue with being disconnected with their phone. The term was first used between 2010-2015.
Quote of the Day: “I find that a great part of the information I have was acquired by looking up something and finding something else on the way”… Franklin Pierce Adams (Born this day in 1881)