Born 50 years ago today in Stony Point, New York- Stephanie Courtney- the actress best known as “Flo” the spokesperson for Progressive Insurance. She has been doing those commercials since 2008. She has also done acting in the television shows Mad Men, Cavemen and other shows. The commercial character I miss is Lily Adams from the AT&T commercials from 2013-2016.
NBA great Alonzo Mourning was born 50 years ago today in Chesapeake, Virginia. Mourning who played his college ball at Georgetown- spent 15 years in the NBA 1992-2008 and was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2014. He played most of his career with the Miami Heat and twice won the NBA’s Defensive Player of the Year Award. Mourning came back from a kidney transplant to play on the Heat’s 2006 NBA Championship team.
The worst oil spill in Canadian history- the oil tanker SS Arrow broke apart four days after running aground and began spilling its cargo of petroleum into the Nova Scotian waters. Over 3 million gallons of oil spilled- and befouled 190 miles of coastline.