It’s Camera Day ! Do you own one that’s not on your phone ?
1613: The Globe Theater in London, built by William Shakespeare burns to the ground
1652: Massachusetts declared itself an independent commonwealth
1897: The Chicago Cubs scored 36 runs in a game against Louisville. Bad pitching or great hitting ?
1956: The Federal Highway Act of 1956 is signed by President Eisenhower, officially creating the United States Interstate Highway System
1972: The Supreme Court ruled that the death penalty could constitute “cruel and unusual punishment.” The ruling prompted states to revise their capital punishment laws
1995: The American Space Shuttle docks with the Russian space station Mir for the first time
1998: The National Basketball Association announced that a lockout would be imposed at midnight
2007: The first generation Apple iPhone went on sale
In the News: Portions of Main Ave Drive in Taylorsville to close for replacement of power line…Deadline to file for Alexander County Soil and Water Supervisor is Friday at noon…Triple murder investigation underway in Burke County…Hickory man gets 12-19 year for statutory rape…Conover man charged with statutory rape…Hickory man jailed in Alexander County
Weather: Some Sunshine mixed with clouds. High around 85
Sports: Former Cougar Football coach Chris Deal passes…Serena is out at Wimbledon…ACC scraps the Divisions…Short-handed Braves win in Philly…Yanks now 35 games over .500
Happy Birthday: Gary Busey, Richard Lewis, Fred Grandy, Dan Dierdorf, Sharon Lawrence, Jeff Burton, Martin Truex Jr.
Small witted Rapper ran down on Jet Ski https://www.fox5ny.com/news/florida-rapper-arrested-jet-ski-chase
Quote of the Day: “I like to hear about what people do. That’s more interesting than talking about what the hell I do”…John Madden