4 things to watch for -- Tuesday, July 23rd

Evrod Cassimy WDIV-TV Local 4
Evrod Cassimy WDIV-TV Local 4

From Evrod Cassimy: We’re off to the start of a great week! 

My weekend was a busy one. A pretty low key Friday with the family. Saturday I went to Cobo Center for the NAACP convention where I finally got a chance to meet comedian and Detroit native, Loni Love! She was so cool and loves watching Local 4 News Today when she’s back home. She even took a picture with me. 

Saturday night, I went out with my wife and some friends for a fun date night. Then Sunday I took the stage at Cobo for the 110th NAACP Annual Convention. I sang the national anthem to kick off the festivities. See the video here.

Now we’re off to the start of a new week. Stay tuned as we’ll keep you covered as to what goes on at the NAACP convention through Wednesday. Tomorrow is Tasty Tuesday!! See you then!

Watch beginning at 4:30 a.m.

Here's what's coming up Tuesday, July 23rd, 2019 on Local 4 News Today.

All Morning -- Sunshine and Shower Chances 

We will see dry conditions for most of Tuesday, but a few showers are possible in the mid afternoon. We will start with sunshine and temps again in the mid to maybe upper 70s, and as clouds build in the afternoon we have a chance for a few rain and thundershowers between 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tuesday through SE Lower Michigan and Southern Ontario.

We don’t expect a wide coverage of showers and storms, and we don’t expect any severe weather.

  • You can get the full forecast here.

Also, our Kim DeGiulio will help you get around any potential trouble on the roads all morning.

  • Check traffic conditions in your neighborhood here.

All Morning -- NAACP National Convention

Presidential candidates, movers and shakers from Washington and more big names are in Detroit this week for the annual event, which hasn't been held in the Motor City since 2007. We'll have complete coverage.

6:40 a.m. -- Back-to-School Shopping (Already?!)

Already overwhelmed by back-to-school sales? We're here to help! See why experts say you should wait to buy certain items until after school starts. 

6:45 a.m. -- Tasty Tuesday

All week long on Local 4 News Today, we're revealing some of the Vote 4 the Best winners. For Tasty Tuesday, we have a special treat! We'll be sampling the best chicken wings in Metro Detroit. 


Today's Trivia Retake 

Every morning at 6 a.m., we ask you a trivia question on Local 4 for a chance to win a prize.

  • Monday Question: This game show host turned 79 Monday.
  • Answer: Who is Alex Trebek?
  • Be sure to watch daily at 6 a.m. and click this link to enter for a chance to win.

Today's Quiz 

National Days: July 23rd

  • Gorgeous Grandma Day
  • National Vanilla Ice Cream Day

A Look Back at History: July 23rd

  • In 1885, Ulysses S. Grant, the 18th president of the United States, died in Mount McGregor, New York, at age 63.
  • In 1962, the first public TV transmissions over Telstar 1 took place during a special program featuring live shots beamed from the United States to Europe, and vice versa.
  • In 1967, five days of deadly rioting erupted in Detroit as an early morning police raid on an unlicensed bar resulted in a confrontation with local residents that escalated into violence that spread into other parts of the city; 43 people, mostly blacks, were killed.
  • In 1984, Vanessa Williams became the first Miss America to resign her title, after nude photographs of her taken in 1982 were published in Penthouse magazine.
  • In 1986, Britain’s Prince Andrew married Sarah Ferguson at Westminster Abbey in London. (The couple divorced in 1996.)
  • In 1996, at the Atlanta Olympics, Kerri Strug made a heroic final vault despite torn ligaments in her left ankle as the U.S. women gymnasts clinched their first-ever Olympic team gold medal.
  • In 1999, space shuttle Columbia blasted off with the world’s most powerful X-ray telescope and Eileen Collins, the first woman to command a U.S. space flight.
  • In 2011, singer Amy Winehouse, 27, was found dead in her London home from accidental alcohol poisoning.

Celebrity Birthdays: July 23rd 

Celebrating a birthday Tuesday? Submit a Sunshine Award here and we could say your name on Local 4 News Today during our 5 a.m. show.

Here's who you're sharing a birthday with -- 

  • Actor Ronny Cox (“Deliverance,” ″RoboCop”) is 81. 
  • Radio personality Don Imus is 79. 
  • Actor Larry Manetti (“Magnum, P.I.”) is 76. 
  • Singer David Essex is 72. 
  • Singer and former Congressman John Hall (Orleans) is 71. 
  • Actress Belinda Montgomery (“Doogie Howser, MD”) is 69. 
  • Actor Woody Harrelson is 58. 
  • Actor Eriq Lasalle (“ER”) is 57. 
  • Guitarist Slash of Velvet Revolver and of Guns N’ Roses is 54. 
  • Singer Sam Watters of Color Me Badd is 49. 
  • Singer Alison Krauss is 48. 
  • Actor-comedian Marlon Wayans (“The Wayans Brothers”) is 47. 
  • Country singer Shannon Brown is 46. 
  • Actress Kathryn Hahn (“Transparent,” ″Crossing Jordan”) is 46. 
  • Actress Stephanie March (“Law and Order: Special Victims Unit”) is 45. 
  • Singer Michelle Williams (Destiny’s Child) is 39. 
  • Actor Daniel Radcliffe (“Harry Potter” movies) is 30. 
  • Country singer Danielle Bradbery (“The Voice”) is 23.

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