Thursday, December 30, 2010

It's Thursday

It's Thursday. Here's what's happening....


Today is December 30th, the 364th day of 2010. There is 1 day left in the year.






Rangers beat Devils

Isles end Crosby's streak, beat Pens in OT.

Hurricanes blank Senators.

Wild beat Sharks.

Eaves' hat trick helps Wings past Stars.

Coyotes turn things around against Kings.


On this date in 1853, the United States bought about 45,000 square miles of land from Mexico in a deal known as the Gadsden Purchase.


USHL alumni in World Juniors.

Petry makes NHL debut.

Phantoms drop fifth straight.

Stampede add defense.


On this date in 1911, Sun Yat-sen was elected the first president of the Republic of China.


First Hec Crighton winner remembers CFL days.

Donate to the Tony Proudfoot Fund.

Visit the league's official website,


On this date in 1924, Edwin Hubble announced the existence of other galactic systems


Lookout....Toddler at play!


The first subway in the Orient was dedicated in Tokyo, Japan on this date in 1927.


Here's the Week 17 NFL schedule:

Sunday January 2 1:00 p.m. Pittsburgh Steelers at Cleveland Browns

Sunday January 2 1:00 p.m. Minnesota Vikings at Detroit Lions

Sunday January 2 1:00 p.m. Tampa Bay Buccaneers at New Orleans Saints

Sunday January 2 1:00 p.m. Miami Dolphins at New England Patriots

Sunday January 2 1:00 p.m. Carolina Panthers at Atlanta Falcons

Sunday January 2 1:00 p.m. Oakland Raiders at Kansas City Chiefs

Sunday January 2 1:00 p.m. Buffalo Bills at New York Jets

Sunday January 2 1:00 p.m. Cincinnati Bengals at Baltimore Ravens

Sunday January 2 4:15 p.m. Jacksonville Jaguars at Houston Texans

Sunday January 2 4:15 p.m. Dallas Cowboys at Philadelphia Eagles

Sunday January 2 4:15 p.m. New York Giants at Washington Redskins

Sunday January 2 4:15 p.m. Chicago Bears at Green Bay Packers

Sunday January 2 4:15 p.m. San Diego Chargers at Denver Broncos

Sunday January 2 4:15 p.m. Tennessee Titans at Indianapolis Colts

Sunday January 2 4:15 p.m. Arizona Cardinals at San Francisco 49ers

Sunday January 2 8:20 p.m. St. Louis Rams at Seattle Seahawks


On this date in 1940, California's first freeway was officially opened. It was the Arroyo Seco Parkway connecting Los Angeles and Pasadena.


Today in Elvis History:

1957 - The album "Elvis' Christmas Album" hit #1 in the U.S.

1970 - Elvis Presley was given a tour at the FBI's headquarters in Washington, DC.

1970 - "Elvis' Golder Records, Vol. 1" hit #21 in the U.K.

1970 - The Elvis Presley album "Worldwide 50 Gold Award Hits Vol. 1" hit #49 in the U.K.

1971 - Elvis Presley announced that Priscilla was leaving him.


"Mr. and Mrs. North" debuted on NBC radio on this date in 1942.


Today in Beatles History:

1970 - Paul McCartney sued the other three Beatles to dissolve the partnership and gain control of his interest.

1999 - George Harrison and his wife were attacked in their home during a robbery. Though, Harrison was stabbed in the chest four times, he and his wife were able to subdue the assailant until police arrived.

2001 - It was announced that the glasses of a John Lennon statue had been stolen in Havana, Cuba. The theft had actually occurred on December 21, 2000.


"Kiss Me Kate" opened at the New Century Theatre in New York City on this date in 1948. Cole Porter composed the music for the classic play that ran for 1,077 performances.


Today in Sports History:

1926 - The Chicago Tribune broke a story that the Detroit Tigers threw a 4-game series to the Chicago White Sox in 1917.

1934 - Two NHL games ended in a scoreless tie. The games were Boston at the New York Rangers and the New York Americans at Detroit.

1954 - The 24-second shot clock was used for the first time in professional basketball.

1961 - Jack Nicklaus lost his first attempt at pro golf to Gary Player in an exhibition match in Miami, FL.

1978 - Ohio State University fired Woody Hayes as its football coach, one day after Hayes punched Clemson University player Charlie Bauman during the Gator Bowl. Bauman had intercepted an Ohio State pass.

1983 - Julius "Dr. J" Erving (Philadelphia 76ers) became the 9th basketball player to reach 25,000 points.

1996 - Brett Farve (Green Bay Packers) became only the second player to win consecutive NFL MVP Awards.

1997 - Michael Jordan (Chicago Bulls) scored more than 10 points in 788 consecutive games.


On this date in 1980, "The Wonderful World of Disney" was cancelled by NBC after more than 25 years on the TV. It was the longest-running series in prime-time television history.


Coming Up:

Tonight --

NHL Hockey -- Montreal Canadiens at Tampa Bay Lightning  7:30pm EST

Friday --

Nothin' Doin'

Saturday --

NHL Hockey -- New York Rangers at Tampa Bay Lightning 7:30pm EST

Sunday --

NFL Football -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers at New Orleans Saints 1:00pm EST (Final game of regular season)


That's it for today. See you tomorrow.

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