Wednesday, February 16, 2011

It's Wednesday













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

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Today is February 16th, the 47th day of 2011. There are 318 days left in the year.

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Leafs rally to stun Bruins.

Sabres rally to beat Habs in shootout.

Isles stay hot, top Senators in shootout.

Flyers outlast Lightning in shootout.

Sharks top Predators in OT.

Battered Canucks top Wild.

Oilers snap slide by beating Oilers.

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Benjamin Franklin published America’s second magazine, "The General Magazine and Historical Chronicle" on this date in 1741.

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Black Hawks Weekly.

Waterloo's MacDonald commits to Cornell.

Waterloo splits shootouts.

Gamblers' forward selects Notre Dame.

USHL Honors: Week #20.

Gamblers continue winning ways.

Stampede Weekly Update.

USHL power rankings.

Stampede captain chooses Bowling Green.

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The National Deaf Mute College was incorporated in Washington, DC on this date in 1857. It was the first school in the world for advanced education of the deaf. The school was later renamed Gallaudet College.

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Moffat: Loyalties tested during free agency.

Deadline deal: Bombers re-sign DB Hefney.

Donate to the Tony Proudfoot Fund.

Visit the leagues' official website, http://www.cfl.ca/.

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Time to run and find something else to do.






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The first airplane flight between Los Angeles and San Francisco took place on this date in 1914.

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Today in Elvis History:

1957 - Elvis Presley's single "Playing For Keeps" hit #34 in the U.S. The song was the b-side of the song "Too Much."

1970 - Elvis Presley recorded songs that would be the backbone of his upcoming album "On Stage."

1972 - Elvis Presley recorded recorded "An American Trilogy" live in concert at the Hilton Hotel in Las Vegas.

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On this date in 1937, Wallace H. Carothers received a patent for nylon. Carothers was a research chemist for Du Pont.

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Today in Beatles History:

1964 - The Beatles performed for the second time on "The Ed Sullivan Show." They had made their first appearance on the show only a week before.

1968 - The Beatles flew to India to study with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi.

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NBC-TV began airing its first nightly newscast, "The Camel Newsreel Theatre", which consisted of Fox Movietone newsreels, on this date in 1948.

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Today in Sports History:

1962 - Jimmy Bostwick defeated his brother, Pete, to win the U.S. Open Court-Tennis championships for the third time.

1969 - Alex Delvecchio (Detroit Red Wings) scored his 1,000th NHL point.

1970 - Joe Frazier began his reign as the undefeated heavyweight world champion when he knocked out Jimmy Ellis in five rounds. He lost the title on January 22, 1973, when he lost for the first time in his professional career to George Foreman.

1972 - Los Angeles Laker Wilt Chamberlain topped the 30,000-point mark in his career during a game against the Phoenix Suns. He was the first NBA player to reach 30,000 points.

1989 - Roger Clemens (Boston Red Sox) signed a three year contract worth $7,500,000.

1992 - The Los Angeles Lakers officially retired Magic Johnson's #32 jersey. Johnson was the fifth Laker player to have his jersey retired. The other players were Jerry West, Elgin Baylor, Wilt Chamberlain and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.

1992 - Michel Goulet (Chicago Black Hawks) became the 17th player to score 500 career goals.

1997 - Jeff Gordon became the youngest driver to win the Daytona 500.

1997 - Mitch Richmond (Sacramento Kings) scored his 15,000th career point in a game against the Golden State Warriors.

1999 - O.J. Simpson's 1968 Heisman Trophy was sold for $230,000. A court judgment ordered the trophy to be sold to help settle a $33.5 million civil judgment against Simpson for the deaths of his ex-wife and her friend.

2004 - The Pittsburgh Penguins lost their NHL-record 12th consecutive home game.

2004 - Baseball commissioner Bud Selig approved the swap of Alex Rodriguez (Texas Rangers) and Alfonso Soriano (New York Yankees). The Rangers would also get a minor league player in the deal.

2005 - The NHL announced the cancellation of the 2004-2005 season due to a labor dispute. It was the first time a major sports league in North America lost an entire season to a labor dispute.

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Shep Fields and his orchestra recorded "Jersey Bounce" on this date in 1942.

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Coming Up:

Tonight --

Nothin' Doin'

Thursday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs Detroit Red Wings 7:30pm EST

Friday --

Nothin' Doin'

Saturday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs Florida Panthers 7:30pm EST

Sunday --

Nothin' Doin'

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That's all for today. Thanks for stopping by, see you tomorrow.

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