Saturday, January 8, 2011

It's Saturday

It's Saturday. Here's what's happening....


Today is January 8th, the 8th day of 2011. There are 357 days left in the year.






Leafs turn on power to rout Thrashers.

Hurricanes rally to beat Panthers.

Hawks top Senators in shootout.

Rangers outlast Stars in shootout.

Red Wings rally to top Flames in shootout.

Canucks keep rolling by routing Oilers.

Ducks trounce Blue Jackets.


Astronomer Galileo Galilei died in Arcetri, Italy on this date in 1642.


Trades part of USHL but not always easy.

Three of a kind.

Gamblers drill Cedar Rapids goalie.

Force extend win streak to six.

Herd beat Division Leaders.

Lumberjacks lose at Indy, drop to fourth.

Lancers zero in on Bucs.

Murdock blanks Storm for third straight time.

Dickenson traded to Wheeling.

Phantoms win thriller to start 2011.


Cox and Bekasiak back with champs.

Donate to the Tony Proudfoot Fund.

Visit the league's official website,


The first corporation was charted in the United States on this date in 1675. The company was the New York Fishing Company.


Herrrrrrrre's Jimmy! Smokey too.


Here's the NFL Wild Card Round schedule:

Sat Jan 8th 4:30pm New Orleans Saints at Seattle Seahawks

Sat Jan 8th 8:00pm New York Jets at Indianapolis Colts

Sun Jan 9th 1:00pm Baltimore Ravens at Kansas City Chiefs

Sun Jan 9th 4:30pm Green Bay Packers at Philadelphia Eagles


The Battle of New Orleans began on this date in 1815. The War of 1812 had officially ended on December 24, 1814, with the signing of the Treaty of Ghent. The news of the signing had not reached British troops in time to prevent their attack on New Orleans.


Today in Elvis History:

1935 - Elvis Aaron Presley was born in Tupelo, Mississippi. His twin brother Jessie Garon was stillborn.

1946 - Elvis Presley received his first guitar from his parents.

1955 - Elvis Presley's third single "Milkcow Blues Boogie" was released.

1956 - Elvis Presley performed at The Louisiana Hayride. He also performed the previous day.

1957 - The Memphis Draft Board announced that Elvis Presley had been classified as A1 and that he would probably be drafted within the next six to eight months.

1959 - Dick Clark, host of American Bandstand, called Elvis in Germany to tell him that he had been voted most popular singer of the year and that his record "King Creole" was the most popular record of the year.

1965 - Hal Wallis agreed to change Elvis Presley's 1958 contract into a five-picture deal. The movies Elvis made under the contract were "Blue Hawaii", "Girls! Girls! Girls!", "Fun In Acapulco", "Roustabout" and "Paradise Hawaiian Style".

1981 - "Elvis Presley Day" was declared in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, North & South Carolina, Pennsylvania and Virginia.

1993 - The U.S. Postal Service released a stamp of Elvis. The picture used was one of Elvis in the 1950's.

2004 - RCA Records and BMG Strategic Marketing Group with the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) announced that Elvis Presley had become the best selling solo artist in U.S. history.

2005 - In the U.K., a campaign began to release Elvis Presley's 18 #1 songs over 17 consecutive weeks. The campaing ended on April 25th.

2006 - The RIAA presented awards upgrading the sales certification status of "ELVIS 30 #1 HITS" and "It's Christmas Time" and for the first sales certifications for the DVD "Elvis by the Presleys". "ELVIS 30 #1 HITS" was upgraded from 3x Platinum to 4x Platinum. The album "It's Christmas Time" was upgraded from Platinum to 2x Platinum. The DVD "Elvis by the Presleys" was certified at 2x Platinum.


On this date in 1838, Alfred Vail demonstrated a telegraph code he had devised using dots and dashes as letters. The code was the predecessor to Samuel Morse's code.


Today in Beatles History:

1973 - Yoko Ono released "Approximately Infinite Universe" as a two record set.


Crazy Horse (Tashunca-uitco) and his warriors fought their final battle against the U.S. Cavalry in Montana on this date in 1873.


Today in Sports History:

1901 - In Chicago, IL, the first tournament sanctioned by the American Bowling Congress was held.

1955 - After 130 home basketball wins, Georgia Tech defeated Kentucky 59-58. It was the first Kentucky loss at home since January 2, 1943.

1957 - Jackie Robinson announced his retirement from major league baseball in an article that appeared in "LOOK" magazine.

1960 - The NCAA met in New York and voted against reviving the unlimited substitution rule for college football.

1977 - The cover of TV Guide was "Super Bowl."

1984 - ABC purchased the remaining 85% of ESPN.

1993 - Michael Jordon (Chicago Bulls) became the 18th player in NBA history to reach 20,000 points.

1994 - Dino Ciccarelli (Detroit Red Wings) became the 19th player in NHL history to score 500 career goals.


The tabulating machine was patented by Dr. Herman Hollerith on this date in 1889. His firm, Tabulating Machine Company, later became International Business Machines Corporation (IBM).


Coming Up:

Tonight --

SEJHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Palm Beach Hawks 5:00pm EST

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Ottawa Senators 7:00pm EST

MJHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Palm Beach Hawks 8:00pm EST

Sunday --

SEJHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Palm Beach Hawks 10:00am EST

MJHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Palm Beach Hawks 1:00pm EST

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at New Jersey Devils 5:00pm EST

Monday --

Nothin' Doin'

Tuesday --

Nothin' Doin'

Wednesday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs Washington Capitals 7:30pm EST

Thursday --

Nothin' Doin'

Friday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs New Jersey Devils 7:30pm EST

Saturday --

MJHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs East Coast Eagles 1:00pm EST

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Carolina Hurricanes 7:00pm EST

Sunday --

MJHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Palm Beach Hawks 1:00pm EST


That's it for today. See you again tomorrow.

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