Good morning, and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Thursday morning briefing.
Semper Fi, 236 years strong: On Nov. 10, 1775, the Continental Congress 10 November 1775, Philadelphia passed a resolution (written by future president John Adams) that, “Two battalions of Marines be raised consisting of one colonel, two lieutenant colonels, two majors and other officers as usual in other regiments, that they consist of an equal number of privates with other battalions; that particular care be taken that no person be appointed to office or enlisted into said battalions, but such as are good seamen, or so acquainted with maritime affairs as to be able to serve to advantage by sea, when required. That they be enlisted and commissioned for and during the present war between Great Britain and the colonies, unless dismissed by order of Congress. That they be distinguished by the names of the first & second battalions of American Marines, and that they be considered a part of the number, which the Continental Army before Boston is ordered to consist of.”
Mall highlights: The North Plains Mall in Clovis is planning a few activities throughout the holiday shopping season.
• “Merrier Fridays” noon-4 p.m. Dec. 2, 9 and 16, where customers receive a $10 gift card with $100 or more in purchases.
• St. Nick Pet Pics every Monday from 6 p.m. to close, running Nov. 28 to Dec. 12.
Time to dive in: The Clovis High Swim team, which competes throughout the fall and spring semesters, opens its competitive swim season begins this weekend in Pecos, Texas.
Today in history: On Nov. 10, 1984, the University of Maryland’s backup quarterback Frank Reich throws six touchdown passes against the University of Miami in the second half of the Orange Bowl. The Terrapins, who had been losing 31-0 at the half, ended up winning the game 42-40.
History repeated itself nine years later. Reich, then a backup for the Buffalo Bills, led another improbably comeback. Down 35-3 to the Houston Oilers, the Bills rallied for a 41-38 victory in overtime of the AFC wild-card playoffs.
For the rest of the story on the Orange Bowl, click here.
Weather: Same as Wednesday, but a little warmer and windier. Highs of 60, with southwest winds of 18 mph. The nighttime low drops to 34, with winds of 12 mph. No precipitation.