Friday, March 26th. Day 86 of 2021
Hail to Popeye ! It’s Spinach Day
1804: Congress ordered the removal of Indians east of the Mississippi to Louisiana
1812: A political cartoon in the Boston Gazette coins the term “gerrymander” to describe oddly shaped electoral districts designed to help incumbents win reelection. It still happens today, a lot !
1945: The battle of Iwo Jima ended
1953: Dr Jonas Salk announces a vaccine that would prevent polio
1979: In a game that featured two legends, Magic Johnson and Michigan State beat Larry Bird and Indiana State for the NCAA National Championship
1982: A groundbreaking ceremony for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial is held in Washington
1990: “Driving Miss Daisy” wins Best Picture at the Oscars. How could it not ?
In the News: 25 news cases of COVID-19 reported Thursday in Alexander County…Taylorsviile Police arrest man on long list of charges…Claremont man charged in Capital attack…Hickory woman facing meth charge in Alexander County…Lenoir man charged with burglary
Weather: Showers early, turning Sunny and Warm. High near 80 !
Sports: Cougars head to the Reservation tonight for a battle with St Stephens…NC State knocked out of NIT…NCAA hoops resume Saturday….Hornets add a guard at trade deadline…Canes win again…NASCARR will run in the dirt Sunday at Bristol
Happy Birthday: James Caan, Bob Woodward, Diana Ross, Steven Tyler, Vicki Lawrence, Leeza Gibbons, Marcus Allen, Jennifer Grey, Kenny Chesney, Keira Knightley
An Octopus story https://news.trust.org/item/20210325210100-ulrbq
Turn on the Radio or click online at 7:45 and play Cougar Football Trivia. You might win a meal from PJ’s Bethlehem Seafood and Steak !
Quote of the Day: “Shoulder the sky, my lad, and drink your ale”… A. E. Housman (Born this day in 1859)