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Archive for January 11th, 2012

A person about to open a dram shop asked another what he should put on his sign. “Beggars made here” was the reply. Two men happening to jostle each other in the streets. Says one,”I never permit a blackguard to take the wall.” “I do,” said the other, and instantly made way. From Henderson’s Almanack […]

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On this day in 1964: A report by U.S. surgeon general Luther Terry marshals evidence that smoking causes cancer and other diseases, effectively sending North Carolina’s tobacco industry into a long, slow slide.  

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