Saturday, March 5, 2011

It's Saturday

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


Today is March 5th, the 64th day of 2011. There are 301 days left in the year.





Devils keep rolling, beat Penguins in OT.

Rangers whip Senators to snap slide.

Blackhawks top Flames for 7th straight win.

Flames hold off Blue Jackets.

Ducks rally to beat Stars in OT.


The first alcohol temperance law in the colonies was enacted in Virginia on this date in 1623.


Indiana Ice's Smith joining Bulldogs' hockey kennel.

Staying healthy the key for Saracino.

Binkley commits to playing hockey at Ferris.

Green Bay downs Waterloo.


On this date in 1770, "The Boston Massacre" took place when British troops fired on a crowd in Boston killing five people. Two British troops were later convicted of manslaughter.


Records may fall at CFL evaluation camp.

CFL rules committee makes recommendations.

2011 CFL Schedule is here.

Donate to the Tony Proudfoot Fund.

Visit the leagues' official website,


How much is that toddler in the window?


On this date in 1845,tThe U.S. Congress appropriated $30,000 to ship camels to the western U.S.


Today in Elvis History:

1955 - Elvis Presley made his first TV appearance on the "Louisiana Hayride" show.
1960 - Elvis Presley was officially honorably discharged from the Army.

1977 - Elvis Presley's single "Moody Blue" hit #31 in the U.S.


George Westinghouse patented the air brake on this date in 1872.


Today in Beatles History:

1964 - The Beatles and Brian Epstein had dinner at Oxford's Brasenose College after a day of filming scenes for "A Hard Day's Night."

1970 - John Lennon and Yoko Ono checked into the London Clinic.

1970 - John Lennon began writing songs that would appear on "Plastic Ono Band."

1996 - Yoko Ono's "Rising Mixes" was released.

2004 - It was reported that on February 24, 2004, more than 100,000 people had downloaded DJ Danger Mouse's Jay-Z/Beatles album "The Grey Album."


Old-age pension laws were enacted in the states of Montana and Nevada on this date in 1923.


Today in Sports History:

1864 - In England, Oxford and Cambridge met for the first time in track and field competition.

1924 - Frank Caruana of Buffalo, NY, became the first bowler to roll two perfect games in a row.

1964 - The NFL teams purchased Ed Sabol's Blair Motion Pictures, which was renamed NFL Films.

1985 - Mike Bossy, of the New York Islanders, became the first National Hockey League player to score 50 goals in eight consecutive seasons.

1991 - Reggie Miller (Indiana) began his NBA free throw streak of 52 games.

1993 - Sprinter Ben Johnson was banned from racing for life by the Amateur Athletic Association after testing positive for banned performance-enhancing substances for a second time.

1994 - Michael Adams (Washington Bullets) became the third player in NBA history to get 900 career three-point field goals.

1995 - Dennis Rodman (Chicago Bulls) was suspended by the NBA for one game after deliberately elbowing Milwaukee's Joe Wolf.

1996 - The Dallas Mavericks attempted 49 three-pointers for the fifth straight game.


 In Amarillo, TX, the first Mother's-In-Law Day was celebrated on this date in 1934.


Coming Up:

Tonight --

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

Sunday --

Nothin' Doin'


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

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