Wednesday, September 23rd. Day 267 of 2020
It’s Sign Language Day
1642: The first commencement exercises occur at Harvard College
1780: British Major John André is arrested as a spy by American soldiers exposing Benedict Arnold’s change of sides
1889: The Nintendo Company is founded in Japan. Their first product was a card game
1957: Nine black students withdrew from Little Rock Central High School in Arkansas due to a white mob
1990: Iraq publicly threatened to destroy Middle East oil fields and to attack Israel if any nation tried to force it from Kuwait. A bluff if ever there was one
2013: After 20 straight losing seasons, the Pittsburgh Pirates clinch a National League Wild-Card Spot
In the News: Alexander County COVID-19 update…Former Taylorsville Police Officer promoted in Iredell County…Sister of man arrested on Monday, now in custody too…Hiddenite woman arrested…Taylorsville woman taken into custody this morning
Weather: Sunny with a high near 75 today !
Sports: Northwestern Conference releases schedules…Governor says 7 percent…Denver beats the Lakers…Dodgers clinch best record in NL…Braves clinch division…Yankee bats are ringing
Happy Birthday: Julio Iglesias, Marty Schottenheimer, Mary Kay Place, Bruce Springsteen, Jason Alexander
Big item right now, existing homes. They’re selling at record levels according to numbers from the National Association of Realtors. By the way, Realtors is pronounced just like it’s spelled, NOT real-a tors. Why do people add that third syllable ?
The Ragweed is kicking my butt ! No surprise, it happens every Fall
Quote of the Day: “I did it to myself. It wasn’t society… it wasn’t a pusher, it wasn’t being blind or being black or being poor. It was all my doing”…Ray Charles (Born this day in 1930) on his drug use