Wednesday, August 18th. Day 230 of 2021
It’s Bad Poetry Day. Rap Music pretty much covers that, don’t it ?
Happy Serendipity Day https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/serendipity-day/
1868: French astronomer Pierre Janssen discovers helium.
1920: The Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution is ratified, guaranteeing women’s suffrage
1963: James Meredith becomes the first African American to graduate from the University of Mississippi
1990: The first shots were fired by the U.S. in the Persian Gulf Crisis when a U.S. frigate fired rounds across the bow of an Iraqi oil tanker
1991: An unsuccessful coup was attempted in against Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev. Gorbechev and his family were effectively imprisoned for three days while vacationing in Crimea
1992: Larry Bird, after 13 years with the Boston Celtics, announced his retirement
In the News: COVID-19 claims another victim in Alexander County…Minor Earthquake reported Tuesday near Morganton…Taylorsville man facing child-sex charges…Alexander County man charged with child neglect…Alexander County man facing resisting arrest charges…Wilkes County woman enters guilty plea in shooting death…Hickory man jailed for assault with a deadly weapon
Weather: Typical stuff for August. High in upper 80’s, maybe a BOOMER this afternoon
Sports: Coach Carter talks about losing 16 seniors…Jonathan Watts joins me at 5pm, we’ll preview the Cougar Football season…JV game at Hickory scrapped…Panther make some roster moves…Tebow cut by Jags…Braves and Yankees stay hot
Happy Birthday: Roman Polanski, Robert Redford, Martin Mull, Elayne Boosler Denis Leary, Madeleine Stowe, Bob Woodruff, Edward Norton, Malcolm-Jamal Warner, Andy Samberg
Carolina Panthers set Mask Policy https://www.yardbarker.com/nfl/articles/panthers_mandate_masks_for_indoor_areas_of_bank_of_america_stadium/s1_13132_35645666
Get Your Shot !
Quote of the Day: “The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong”… Mahatma Gandhi