Wednesday, November 18th. Day 323 of 2020
Happy Apple Cider Day !
1865: Mark Twain’s short story “The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County” is published
1872: Susan B. Anthony and 14 other women are arrested for voting illegally
1928: Steamboat Willie, the first fully synchronized sound cartoon is released It featured the appearances of Mickey and Minnie Mouse. The Disney Corporation considers today to be Micky’s birthday which would make him 92
1961: President Kennedy sends 18,000 “Military Advisors” to South Vietnam
1978: In Jonestown, Guyana, Jim Jones led his Peoples Temple to a mass murder–suicide that claimed 918 lives including over 270 children. Congressman Leo Ryan of California was murdered at an airstrip nearby
1999: At Texas A&M University, the Aggie Bonfire collapses killing 12 students and injuring 27 others
In the News: Sixth flood victim identified in Alexander County…Governor puts Alexander County in COVID-19 Red Zone…Another man charged in connection to October shooting incident in Wittenbur Community…Taylorsville man who is often in jail, is in jail again…Newton man charged with child-sex crimes…”Bethlehem Star” lighting is set for December 5th
Weather: Chilly Start but we’ll see lots of Sunshine today. High in mid 50’s, not as breezy
Sports: Get your tickets for the ACHS Athletic Boosters Draw-Down Dinner and Raffle that includes a $5,000 grand prize…NBA Draft tonight, Hornets will pick third…
Happy Birthday: Brenda Vaccaro, Linda Evans, Susan Sullivan, Kevin Nealon, Warren Moon, Elizabeth Perkins, Kirk Hammett, Rita Cosby, Owen Wilson, Mike Epps, Megyn Kelly, Chloë Sevigny, Denny Hamlin
A voice test that could detect if you have the Coronavirus ? https://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2020/11/17/new-mayo-clinic-voice-test-could-detect-covid/
Conan is ending his late night gig https://variety.com/2020/tv/news/conan-obrien-tbs-ending-hbo-max-1234833815/
Sadly, it appears the same melon heads that hoarded toilet paper in the Spring are at it again. Please, explain why ?
Quote of the Day: “They say any landing you can walk away from is a good one”… Former Astronaut Alan Shepard (Born this day in 1923)