Friday, March 4, 2011

It's Friday













It's Friday. Here's what's happening today....

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Today is March 4th, the 63rd day of 2011. There are 302 days left in the year.

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Bruins edge Lightning for seventh straight win.

Wild beat skidding Rangers.

Boyce's winner lifts Leafs to win over Philadelphia.

Arnott's goal lifts Caps to win over Blues.

Hurricanes top Sabres in OT.

Senators top reeling Thrashers.

Canadiens blank Panthers.

Oilers top Blue Jackets but lose Hall.

Predators jump into seventh by beating Canucks.

Kings top struggling Coyotes.

Sharks top wings for 8th straight win.

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Samuel Cole opened the first tavern in Boston, MA on this date in 1634.

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Black Hawks fall to Team USA.

Stampede's win streak comes to an end.

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On this date in 1766, the British Parliament repealed the Stamp Act, which had caused bitter and violent opposition in the U.S. colonies.

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Eskimos rebuilding with speed.

Argos name Goveia director of Canadian scouting.

2011 CFL Schedule is here.

Donate to the Tony Proudfoot Fund.

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

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Taking a break from playing ball.






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On this date in 1778, the Continental Congress voted to ratify the Treaty of Amity and Commerce and the Treaty of Alliance. The two treaties were the first entered into by the U.S. government. 


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Today in Elvis History:

1993 - The Elvis Presley compilation album "The King of Rock 'n' Roll - The Complete 50's Masters" was named Best Reissue Album in Rolling Stone magazine's 1993 Music Awards Critic's Picks. 

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The first Congress of the United States met in New York on this date in 1789 and declared that the U.S. Constitution was in effect.

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Today in Beatles History:

1966 - An interview with John Lennon was published by "The Evening Standard" in London. In the article Lennon said "Christianity will go. It will vanish and shrink. I needn't argue that. I'm right and will be proved right. We're more popular than Jesus right now." The comment resulted in worldwide Beatles record burnings.

1996 - The remaining Beatles issued a statement that they had turned down an offer to tour together. The deal was offered at $225 million.

1996 - The single "Real Love" was released in the U.K. The song was originally featured on Lennon's "Imagine" soundtrack.

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The 11th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was passed by the U.S. Congress on this date in 1794. The Amendment limited the jurisdiction of the federal courts to automatically hear cases brought against a state by the citizens of another state. Later interpretations expanded this to include citizens of the state being sued, as well. 

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Today in Sports History:

1913 - The New York Yankees traveled to Bermuda for spring practice. They were the first team to leave the U.S. to train.

1930 - Emma Fahning became the first woman bowler to make a perfect score in competition sanctioned by the Women's International Bowling Congress.

1970 - The New York Rangers set an NHL record of 126 games without being shutout.

1981 - Guy LaFleur (Montreal Canadiens) scored his 1000th career point.

1993 - ESPN formed "The V Foundation" with Jim Valvano.

1993 - In New York, the first ESPY Awards were held.

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 The state of Illinois granted a city charter to Chicago on this date in 1837.

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Coming Up:

Tonight --

Nothin' Doin'

Saturday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs Montreal Canadiens 7:00pm EST

Sunday --

Nothin' Doin'

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

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