Saturday, February 4, 2012

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

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Today is February 4th, the 35th day of 2012. There are 331 days left in the year. (This is a leap year.)

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Detroit's Howard out two games with broken finger.

The Next Wave: Hackett, Irving, Bachmann had January to remember.

Visit the official league website, http://www.nhl.com/.

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Today is Laura Ingalls Wilder Day. It's also Liberace Day, Quacker Day, World Cancer Day (Linky Link) and Ice Cream for Breakfast Day (Linky Link).

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Tampa, FL. -- The Tampa Bay Lightning host the Stinkin' Florida Panthers tonight.

Read the preview right here.

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Britain declared a formal cessation of hostilities with its former colonies, the United States of America on this date in 1873.

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Rottier heads home, signs deal with Esks.

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

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On this date in 1879, electors unanimously chose George Washington to be the first president of the United States.

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The 2011 NFL playoffs are underway. Here's the Super Bowl schedule:

Super Bowl XLVI

All times Eastern

February 5th

New England Patriots vs New York Giants 6:30pm

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J.W. Goodrich introduced rubber galoshes to the public on this date in 1824.

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Jimmy with his two brothers, Snoopy and Smoke.

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On this date in 1861, delegates from six southern states met in Montgomery, Alabama to form the Confederate States of America.

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Today in Elvis History

1956 - Elvis Presley appeared on "Stage Show" for the second time. He perfomred Authur Gunter's "Baby Let's Play House" and Little Richard's "Tutti Frutti."

1976 - Elvis Presley recorded the song "Moody Blue."

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CBS radio presented "Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch" for the first time on this date in 1935.

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Today in Beatles History:

1968 - The Beatles recorded "Across the Universe" at Abbey Road. Paul McCartney invited some fans to contribute harmonies which was the only time the Beatles used fans on a record.

1969 - The day after the other three Beatles appointed Allen Klein as business manager, Paul McCartney hired the law firm of Eastman & Eastman as Apple's general legal counsel. The father of his girlfriend Linda Eastman ran the law firm.

1970 - John Lennon and Yoko Ono gave a Michael X a bag of their cut hair in return for a pair of genuine Muhammad Ali boxing shorts.

1972 - South Carolina Senator Strom Thurmond suggested to U.S. Attorney General John Mitchell in a memo that John Lennon be deported.

1974 - John Lennon and Yoko Ono temporarily seperated.

2002 - It was announced that Paul McCartney would tour the United States for the first time in almost 10 years.

2005 - Paul McCartney posted a message on Heather Mills McCartney's official Web site. He was responding to several reports that stated Heather made decisions for him, told him to dye his hair and that she didn't get along with his kids.

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The play "Our Town", by Thornton Wilder, opened in New York City on this date in 1938.

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Today in Sports History:

1924 - The first Olympic Winter Games opened in Chamonix, France.

1932 - The first Winter Olympics in the United States opened at Lake Placid, NY. The games were opened by New York Gov. Franklin D. Roosevelt.

1952 - Jackie Robinson was named Director of Communication for NBC. He was the first black executive of a major radio-TV network.

1969 - John Madden was named the head coach of the NFL's Oakland Raiders.

1970 - John Lennon and Yoko Ono gave a Michael X a bag of their cut hair in return for a pair of genuine Muhammad Ali boxing shorts.

1973 - The New York Islanders and the Buffalo Sabres played an entire game with no penalties called.

1993 - The Boston Celtics retired Larry Bird's #33.

1997 - A civil jury in California found O.J. Simpson liable in the death of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman. Goldman's parents were awarded $8.5 million in compensatory damages.

1997 - Mario Lemieux (Pittsburgh Penguins) scored his 600th National Hockey League (NHL) goal during his 719th game. Lemieux reached the milestone second fastest in history. Gretzky had reached the plateau during his 718th game.

2001 - Jimmy Buffet was ordered by NBA referee Joe Forte to give up his courtside seat due to the use of profanity. After a several-minute delay, the game between the Miami Heat and the visiting New York Knicks continued.

2002 - Minnesota's Supreme Court refused to consider an appeal by the Minnesota Twins of an injunction that would force the Twins to fulfill their lease at the Metrodome.

2003 - Jaromir Jagr (Washington Capitals) scored his 500th career goal. He also got his 11th career hat trick in the game.

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On this date in 1953, "The Stooge" premiered at the Paramount Theatre in New York City.

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Coming up:

Tonight --

Empire South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Florida Junior Blades 5:15pm EST

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

EJHL South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Palm Beach Hawks 8:00pm EST

Sunday --

Empire South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Florida Junior Blades 12:00pm EST

EJHL South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Palm Beach Hawks 12:15pm EST

Monday --

Nothin' Doin'

Tuesday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs Los Angeles Kings 7:30pm EST

Wednesday --

Nothin' Doin'

Thursday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at New York Rangers 7:00pm EST

Friday --

Nothin' Doin'

Saturday --

Empire South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Space Coast Hurricanes 10:30am EST

EJHL South -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Space Coast Hurricanes 1:15pm EST

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Buffalo Sabres 7:00pm EST

Sunday --

Empire South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Space Coast Hurricanes 9:30am EST

EJHL South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Space Coast Hurricanes 12:15pm EST

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Pittsburgh Penguins 7:00pm EST

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That's it for today. Thanks for stopping by, I hope that you'll do so tomorrow too. Thanks again!

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