Wednesday, December 29, 2010

It's Wednesday

It's Wednesday. Here's what's happening....


Today is December 29th, the 363rd day of 2010. There are 2 days left in the year.






Hurricanes sweep past Leafs.

Crosby shines again as Pens top Thrashers.

Caps head to Winter Classic with win over Habs.

Bruins edge Lightning.

Blues beat Hawks.

Dallas over Nashville.

Miller gets 200th win as Sabres beat Oilers.

Ducks wrap up road trip with win over Coyotes.

Kesler gets pair as Canucks rout Flyers.


On this date in 1812, the USS Constitution won a battle with the British ship HMS Java about 30 miles off the coast of Brazil. Before Commodore William Bainbridge ordered the sinking of the Java he had her wheel removed to replace the one the Constitution had lost during the battle.


One lucky fan could win $50,000 at Stamps game Friday.

Saints majoring in good chemistry.

Ice add energy up front in deal with Tri-City.

International flare of the USHL.

Black Hawks weekly.

Hawks swing deal with Stamps.


On this date in 1813, the British burned Buffalo, New York, during the War of 1812.


Moffat: Time for somew New Year's resolutions.

Ti-Cats examine potential stadium sites in Burlington.

Donate to the Tony Proudfoot Fund.

Visit the league's official website,


On this date in 1845, U.S. President James Polk signed legislation making Texas the 28th state of the United States.


I love unwrapping presents!


U.S. President James Polk turned on the first gas light at the White House on this date in 1848.


Here's the Week 16 NFL schedule:

At Pittsburgh Steelers 27 Carolina Panthers 3

At Arizona Cardinals 27 Dallas Cowboys 26

At Kansas City Chiefs 34 Tennessee Titans 14

Baltimore Ravens 20 at Cleveland Browns 10

New England Patriots 34 at Buffalo Bills 3

At St Louis Rams 25 San Francisco 49ers 17

Detroit Lions 34 at Miami Dolphins 27

Washington Redskins 20 at Jacksonville Jaguars 17

At Chicago Bears 38, New York Jets 34

At Denver Broncos 24 Houston Texans 23

Indianapolis Colts 31 at Oakland Raiders 26

At Tampa Bay Buccaneers 38 Seattle Seahawks 15

At Green Bay Packers 45 New York Giants 17

At Cincinnati Bengals 34 San Diego Chargers 20

New Orleans Saints 17 at Atlanta Falcons 14

Minnesota Vikings 24 at Philadelphia Eagles 14


On this date in 1888, the first Performance of Macbeth took place at the Lyceum Theatre.


Today in Elvis History:

1956 - Elvis Presley's single "Old Shep" hit #47 in the U.S.

1956 - Elvis Presley's single "Love Me Tender" hit #22 in the U.K.

1962 - The album "Elvis' Christmas Album" re-charted at #59 in the U.S.

On this date in 1890, the U.S. Seventh Cavalry massacred over 400 men, women and children at Wounded Knee Creek, SD. This was the last major conflict between Indians and U.S. troops.


Today in Beatles History:

1979 - Wings played on the last night of the "Concerts For The People Of Kampuchea."


"The Unwelcome Throne" was released by Selig’s Polyscope Company on this date in 1913. This was a moving picture and the first serial motion picture.


Today in Sports History:

1934 - The first regular-season, college basketball game was played at Madison Square Garden in New York City. New York University defeated Notre Dame 25-18.

1937 - Babe Ruth returned to baseball as the new manager of the Class D, De Land Reds of the Florida State League. Ruth had retired from baseball in 1935.

1961 - Wilt Chamberlain (Philadelphia Warriors) scored 60 points against the Los Angeles Lakers.

1965 - CBS acquired the rights to the NFL regular-season games in 1966 and 1967, with an option for 1968, for $18.8 million per year.

1984 - Wayne Gretzky (Edmonton Oilers) scored his 100th point in the 35th game of the season


KC2XAK of Bridgeport, Connecticut became the first ultrahigh frequency (UHF) television station to begin operating on a regular daily schedule on this date in 1949.


Coming Up:

Tonight --

Nothin' Doin'

Thursday --

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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