Sunday, March 20, 2011

It's Sunday













It's Sunday. Here's what's happening....

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Today is March 20th, the 79th day of 2011. There are 286 days left in the year.

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Nash's four points help Jackets past slumping Wild.

Sabres rout Thrashers.

Leafs beat Bruins in Kaberle's return.

Senators rally to beat Lightning in OT.

Islanders win in shootout in DiPietro's return.

Predators beat Red Wings.

Flyers slip past Stars in SO.

Avs beat Oilers to end 10-game slide.

Ducks top Kings in OT.

Sharks beat Blues but lose Couture.

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The 6th recorded perihelion passage of Halley's Comet took place on this date in 0141.

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Stoskopf lifts Force to win over Tri-City.

Musketeers fall to Indiana in OT.

Former Buccaneer suits up in NHL.

Stampede blast Steel.

Phantoms visit St. Christine School.

Phantoms fall to Riders.

Charlie Taft leads Muskegon to win over Cedar Rapids.

Lancers still can't outshine Stars.

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Walter Raleigh was released from Tower of London to seek gold in Guyana on this date in 1616.

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Alouettes sign Jones, Cobb.

2011 CFL Schedule is here.

Donate to the Tony Proudfoot Fund.

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

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Jimmy contemplates a trip down another slide.







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A plan by John Wilkes Booth to abduct U.S. President Abraham Lincoln was ruined when Lincoln changed his plans and did not appear at the Soldier’s Home near Washington, D.C. on this date in 1865.

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Today in Elvis History:

1960 - Elvis Presley began his first post-Army recording. In Nashville, he recorded "A Mess of Blues."

1964 - The principal photography for the Elvis Presley movie "Roustabout" began.

1965 - Elvis Presley's single "Do The Clam" hit #19 in the U.K.

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On this date in 1885, John Matzeliger of Suriname patented the shoe lacing machine. 

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Today in Beatles History:

1964 - The Beatles appeared on ITV's live "Ready Steady Go!" show.

1965 - The Beatles single "I Don't Want To Spoil The Party" hit #39 in the U.S.

1967 - The Beatles single "Penny Lane" was certified gold by the RIAA.

1969 - John Lennon and Yoko Ono were married in Gibraltar.

1972 - Ringo Starr released "Back Off, Boogaloo."

1995 - "Baby It's You," by the Beatles, was released.

2003 - It was announced that Paul McCartney would be playing his first concert in Russia on May 24, 2003. The show was planned as an open-air gig in Moscow's Red Square.

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The first AC power plant in the U.S. began commercial operation on this date in 1886. 

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Today in Sports History:

1897 - The first intercollegiate basketball game that used five players per team was held. The contest was Yale versus Pennsylvania. Yale won by a score of 32-10.

1911 - The National Squash Tennis Association was formed in New York City.

1914 - The first international figure skating championship was held in New Haven, CT.

1918 - The Toronto Arenas beat the Vancouver Millionaires to become the first NHL team to compete in the Stanley Cup Finals.

1948 - The University of Michigan beat Dartmouth to win the first NCAA men's hockey championship.

1968 - Wilt Chamberlain became the first center in NBA history to lead the league with assists. He ended the season with 702 for an average of 8.6.

1971 - For the first time in NHL history two brothers faced each other in goal. Ken Dryden (Montreal Canadiens) beat Dave Dryden (Buffalo Sabres) 5-2.

1981 - NFL owners adopted a disaster plan for re-stocking a team should a club be involved in a fatal accident.

1989 - It was announced that Cincinnati Reds manager Pete Rose was under investigation.

1990 - The Los Angeles Lakers retired Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's #33.

1992 - Kenny Bernstein became the first drag racer to break the 300mph barrier. He averaged 301.7mph in a qualifying run at the National Hot Rod Association's Gatornationals.

2004 - Wade Belak (Toronto Maple Leafs) slashed Ossi Vaananen (Colorado Avalanche) in the face. Belak was later suspended by the NHL for 8 games for attempt to injure.

2005 - LeBron James (Cleveland Cavaliers) became the youngest, at age 20 years and 80 days, NBA player to score 50 points in a game (56). The Cavaliers lost the game to the Toronto Raptors 105-98. The 56-point performance by James was a franchise record.

2005 - Major league baseball players and owners agreed to remove fines as a possible discipline for positive testing of steroids. This left suspensions as the only punishment.

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On this date in 1967, Twiggy arrived in the U.S. for a one-week stay.

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Coming Up: 

Tonight --

Nothin' Doin'

Monday --

Nothin' Doin'

Tuesday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs New York Islanders 7:30pm EDT

Wednesday --

Nothin' Doin'

Thursday --

Nothin' Doin'

Friday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs Carolina Hurricanes 7:30pm EDT

Saturday --

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

Sunday --

Nothin' Doin'

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

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