Sunday, December 12, 2010

It's Sunday

It's Sunday. Here's what's happening....


Today is December 12th, the 346th day of 2010. There are 19 days left in the year.


Flyers top Bruins in OT.

Sid, Pens extend streaks in win at Buffalo.

Leafs beat Canadiens.

Wings score early, beat Devils.

Atlanta outguns Islanders.

Avs beat slumping Capitals.

Blue Jackets beat Rangers.

Carolina beats St. Louis in shootout.

Nashville blanks Panthers.

Doan scores two as Coyotes beat Stars.

Lightning get first win ever in Vancouver.

Wild tops L.A. in OT.

Sharks swim past Hawks in OT.


On this date in 1787, Pennsylvania became the second state to ratify the U.S. Constitution.


Czarnick ices it for Gamblers in third.

Fargo blanks listless Stars.

Ice forward Schneider to play in World Juniors.

Windle's two goals not enough to break Ice.

Saints muscle out a road victory.

Offense sputters again for Musketeers.

RoughRiders rally for win over Team USA.

Phantoms profile: Adam Berkle.

Storms' Schierhorn commits to Dartmouth.

Two Saturday games postponed because of weather.

Gamblers slip past Phantoms.

Storm doubles up Force.

Lancers never trail in dominant victory over Muskegon.

Saturday's Boxscores:

Tri-City 2, Fargo 1

Team USA 8, Chicago 1

Indiana 6, Team USA 2

Dubuque 2, Lincoln 1

Green Bay 3, Youngstown 1

Omaha 5, Muskegon 2

Sioux Falls at Sioux City, postponed -- weather.

Des Moines at Waterloo, postponed -- weather.


In Vienna on this date in 1792, 22-year-old Ludwig van Beethoven received one of his first lessons in music composition from Franz Joseph Haydn.


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Henry Wells was born in Thetford, Vermont on this date in 1805. He was one of the founders of the American Express Company and he teamed up with William Fargo to form the Wells Fargo Company.


Hurrican on the horizon?

Fantuz Flakes add funds for kids hospital.

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On this date in 1870, Joseph H. Rainey of South Carolina became the first black lawmaker to be sworn into the U.S. House of Representatives.


Here's the Week 14 NFL Schedule:

Indianapolis Colts 30 at Tennessee Titans 28

Sunday December 12 1:00 p.m. Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Washington Redskins

Sunday December 12 1:00 p.m. Cleveland Browns at Buffalo Bills

Sunday December 12 1:00 p.m. Green Bay Packers at Detroit Lions

Sunday December 12 1:00 p.m. Oakland Raiders at Jacksonville Jaguars

Sunday December 12 1:00 p.m. Cincinnati Bengals at Pittsburgh Steelers

Sunday December 12 1:00 p.m. Atlanta Falcons at Carolina Panthers

Sunday December 12 4:05 p.m. Seattle Seahawks at San Francisco 49ers

Sunday December 12 4:05 p.m. St Louis Rams at New Orleans Saints

Sunday December 12 4:15 p.m. Denver Broncos at Arizona Cardinals

Sunday December 12 4:15 p.m. New England Patriots at Chicago Bears

Sunday December 12 4:15 p.m. Miami Dolphins at New York Jets

Sunday December 12 4:15 p.m. Kansas City Chiefs at San Diego Chargers

Sunday December 12 8:20 p.m. Philadelphia Eagles at Dallas Cowboys

Monday December 12 7:20pm New York Giants vs Minnesota Vikings at Detroit

Monday December 13 8:30 p.m. Baltimore Ravens at Houston Texans


Guglielmo Marconi gave the first public demonstration of radio at Toynbee Hall, London on this date in 1896.


Here's coverage from Fox9 Minneapolis of today's roof collapse at Mall of America Stadium that forced postponment of today's Vikings-Giants game, which is now to be played tomorrow night at 7:20pm EST at Ford Field in Detroit.

Fox 9 Minneapolis video.


The first radio signal to cross the Atlantic was picked up on this date in 1901 near St. John's Newfoundland, by inventor Guglielmo Marconi.


Today in Elvis History:

1956 - Hal Kanter, screenwriter and director of "Loving You", flew to Memphis to meet Elvis Presley.

1957 - Disc Jockey Al Priddy of KEX in Portland, Oregon, was fired for playing Elvis Presley's rendition of "White Christmas." He had violated the radio station's ban against the song.

1969 - The Elvis Presley album "From Memphis To Vegas/From Vegas To Memphis" was confirmed gold by the RIAA.

1970 - The Elvis Presley compilation album "Almost In Love" hit #65 in the U.S.

2003 - The Elvis Presley movies "Roustabout", "King Creole", "Blue Hawaii" and "Paradise, Hawaiian Style" were released on DVD.


Father Edward Flanagan opened Boys Town in Nebraska on this date in 1917. The farm village was for wayward boys. In 1979 it was opened to girls.


Today in Beatles History:

1964 - The Beatles' "I Feel Fine" topped the UK chart with 750,000 advance orders.


On this date in 1946, a United Nations committee voted to accept a six-block tract of Manhattan real estate to be the site of the UN's headquarters. The land was offered as a gift by John D. Rockefeller Jr.


Today in Sports History:

1899 - George Grant patented the wooden golf tee.

1968 - Arthur Ashe became the first black man to be ranked #1 in tennis.

1971 - Bobby Hull (Chicago Black Hawks) scored his 1000th point.

1976 - Joe Namath played his last game with the New York Jets.

1981 - Wayne Gretzky became the quickest to reach 50 goals in a season. It was in the 39th game.

1988 - Sandra Miller sued Mike Tyson for sexual harassment.

1998 - Mark Recchi (Montreal Canadiens) ended his consecutive game streak. He had played in 569 straight games.

2000 - The Texas Rangers signed Alex Rodriguez to a record breaking 10-year, $252 million contract. The contract amount broke all Major League Baseball records and all professional sports records.

2001 - Jere Lehtinen (Dallas Stars) scored his 100th NHL goal in a game against the Buffalo Sabres.

2001 - Denver Nuggets coach Dan Issel was suspended for four games by his team for shouting a profanity and an ethnic remark at a fan.

2001 - Former Dallas Cowboy Nate Newton, and two others, were arrested on charges of carrying at least 175 pounds of marijuana. It was his second arrest in six weeks.


On this date in 1951, the U.S. Navy Department announced that the world's first nuclear powered submarine would become the sixth ship to bear the name Nautilus.


Coming Up:

Tonight --

MJHL Hockey: Tampa Bay Juniors at Space Coast Hurricanes 11:30am EST

NFL Football: Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Washington Redskins 1:00pm EST


That's all for today. See you tomorrow.

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