Wednesday, June 9th. Day 160 of 2021
It’s Donald Duck Day. Mr Duck debuted this day in 1934
1790: John Barry copyrighted “Philadelphia Spelling Book.” It was the first American book to be copyrighted
1943: The withholding tax on payrolls was authorized by Congress
1953: “Texas Pete” sauce is marketed in Winston Salem, N.C.
1967: Israel captures the Golan Heights from Syria.
1973: Secretariat win the Belmont Stakes and the Triple Crown
1997: The final episode of “Married with Children” airs on the Fox Network
In the News: Storms rumble across area on Tuesday…Alexander County Commissioners approve new budget…Hickory Schools name new superintendent…Search on for Statesville murder suspect…Wilkesboro Police arrest woman for two deaths in hit and run…Man arrested by Taylorsville Police
Weather: More heat, more humidity, probably more storms today
Sports: Lady Cougar Tennis on a serious roll…Moonshiners home-opener rained out…New football coach named at St Stephens…Canes season is over…Braves homer-happy…Florida State a win away from College Softball title…Tepper has cooled on idea of domed stadium for the Panthers
Happy Birthday: Jackie Mason, Dick Vitale, Patricia Cornwell, Michael J. Fox, Aaron Sorkin, Johnny Depp, Tedy Bruschi, Natalie Portman
Ok moms, this woman says she gave birth to 10 at one time ! https://nypost.com/2021/06/08/south-african-woman-gives-birth-to-10-babies-at-once-report/
Do Martians like Watermelon ? https://futurism.com/new-york-times-watermelons-mars
How many times did your power go off during those Boomers on Tuesday ? Rainfall total at our studios was 1.5 inches
Quote of the Day: “The way my luck is running, if I was a politician I would be honest”… Rodney Dangerfield