Wednesday, April 8th. Day 99 of 2020
It’s Day of Pink. Day of Pink is a day to discourage Bullying, Discrimination, Homophobia, Transphobia, and Transmisogyny. You bet I used spell-chek on that last one
1543: Ponce De Leon claimed Florida for Spain
1913: The 17th Amendment, requiring direct election of Senators, becomes law1974: Hank Aaron hits his 715th career home run to surpass Babe Ruth’s record. Clink on link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BNZl6HN5c-0
1975: Frank Robinson manages the Cleveland Indians in his first game as major league baseball’s first African American manager
1975: Godfather Part II wins best picture at the Oscars. Even better that the original in my opinion. Perhaps the greatest motion picture of all-time.
1992: Arthur Ashe announces he has AIDS. He contracted the disease with a blood transfusion
In the News: Second death due to COVID-19 in Burke County…Hickory rocked by explosion at Hydrogen plant…County Commissioners hear update on pandemic…School Board receives grant for homeless students…More vehicle break-ins reported in Alexander County…Man charged with assault
Weather: Sunny and Warm. High today around 85
Sports: NASCAR Hall of Fame announces new list of 1st time nominees…Little Tommy Brady and the Buccaneers will don new unis this season
Happy Birthday: Richard Hatch, Julian Lennon, Robin Wright, Patricia Arquette
We’ve reviewed this data but here it goes; LOCK YOUR CAR !!! Don’t help larcenists, help yourself ! I mention this because people keep entering unlocked vehicles in our area. LOCK IT !
If you’re starting to get a bit tired of whomever you’re confined with, remember they’re probably getting a bit weary of you
Quote of the Day: “I’m spending a year dead for tax reasons”…Douglas Adams