Saturday, March 12, 2011

It's Saturday

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


Today is March 12th, the 70th day of 2011. There are 294 days left in the year.





Islanders rally to beat Bruins.

Caps beat 'Canes for seventh straight win.

Kings top Blue Jackets.

Red Wings get late goal, then beat Oilers in OT.

Zajac's power play goal lifts Devils in OT.

Senators hold off struggling Lightning.

Stars jump to 4th in West by beating Wild.

Ducks roll over Avs.


New Jersey became a British colony on this date in 1644. King Charles II granted land in the New World to his brother James (The Duke of York).


Coleman exceeding expectations in USHL.

Waibel gone, Steel continue to struggle.

'Cats face familiar roadblock.

Aaron Bogosian builds a legacy.

Muskegon Lumberjacks coaching staff hits road again to evaluate talent.


The U.S. Post Office was established on this date in 1789.


2011 CFL Schedule is here.

Donate to the Tony Proudfoot Fund.

Visit the leagues' official website,


The Boys on the Couch.


On this date in 1884, the State of Mississippi authorized the first state-supported college for women. It was called the Mississippi Industrial Institute and College.


Today in Elvis History:

1956 - Elvis Presley purchased a home for his family in Memphis, TN.

1961 - Elvis Presley recorded the song "I Feel So Bad." The single was released in May 1961.

1966 - Elvis Presley's "Blue River" hit #22 in the U.K.


Almon B. Stowger applied for a patent for his automatic telephone system on this date in 1889.


Today in Beatles History:

1965 - The Beatles finished shooting "Help!" in the Bahamas.

1969 - Paul McCartney and Linda Eastman were married.

1969 - George Harrison and his wife Patti were arrested in Esher, Surrey. The charge was cannabis resin possession after authorities found 120 joints in their house.

1971 - John Lennon released the single "Power to the People."

1974 - Nilsson and John Lennon were ejected from the Troubador Club in Los Angeles for heckling the Tom Smothers' comedy act.


Coca-Cola was sold in bottles for the first time on this date in 1894.


Today in Sports History:

1913 - The American League approved the name change of the New York Highlanders to the Yankees.

1956 - Dick Farley (Syracuse) fouled out after playing just five minutes. It was the fastest disqualification in NBA history.

1966 - Bobby Hull (Chicago Black Hawks) became the first player in the NHL to score more than 50 goals in a season. Hull ended the season with 54 goals.

1971 - Gordie Howe (Detroit Red Wings) announced his retirement after playing 26 seasons in the NHL. He came out or retirement two years later to play for the Houston Aeros of the World Hockey Association.

1972 - Bill Russell had his No. 6 retired at Boston Garden.

1985 - Larry Bird, of the NBA’s Boston Celtics, scored a club-record 60 points. The game was against the Atlanta Hawks.

1985 - In Katmandu, Nepal, 80 people were trampled to death because stadium doors had been locked during a soccer game. The people had been seeking cover during a violent hail storm.

1992 - Moses Malone (Milwaukee Bucks) became the fourth all-time scorer in NBA history.

1992 - Coach Don Nelson (Golden State Warriors) became the first man in NBA history to participate in 2,500 games as a player and coach.

1994 - Nancy Kerrigan and Aretha Franklin were guests on "Saturday Night Live."

2003 - The YES Network and Cablevision reached an interim deal to air New York Yankee games. Three million viewers had not had access to the games for 2002.


U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt presented his first presidential address to the nation on this date in 1933. It was the first of the "Fireside Chats."


Coming Up:

Tonight --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Florida Panthers 7:00pm EST

Sunday --

Nothin' Doin'


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

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