Friday, July 6, 2012

It's Saturday

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


Today is July 7th, the 189th day of 2012. There are 177 days left in the year.


Luongo feels return to Vancouver unlikely.

Lightning sign Lindback to two-year deal.

Official 2012 free agent signings tracker.

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Kings College opened in New York City on this date in 1754. It was renamed Columbia College 30 years later.


Lions continue to roar, go 2-0 with win over Ticats.

That's more like it: Whitaker leads Alouettes to victory.

Gaining Perspective: Military time helped shape McCune.

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U.S. annexation of California was proclaimed at Monterey on this date in 1846 after the surrender of a Mexican garrison.


Esks trying to find way to stop Riders' 'superhero' receivers.

The Saskatchewan Roughriders look to stretch their season-opening win streak to two tomorrow, when they host the Edmonton Eskimos. Listen to the game with Rod Pedersen and Carm Carteri calling the action on 620 CKRM and the Rider Radio Network. Listen link is on the left side of this blog. Kickoff is set for 7:00pm EDT. The game can be seen in Canada on TSN and in the U.S. on

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The first railroad post office was tested on the Hannibal and St. Joseph Railroad in Missouri on this date in 1862.


Push me on the swing Mommy!


Let's see, what's on the agenda for today....mowing the lawn. How 'bout you?


Cleveland, OH. -- Finally, the Rays got what they needed Friday night with a laugher.

The Rays' much-maligned offense busted loose in a 10-3 win over the Indians -- a rout that even included a hit for Luke Scott, who broke an 0-for-41 slump with a two-run homer.

Read the rest here.


On this date in 1885, G. Moore Peters patented the cartridge-loading machine.


San Francisco, CA.--
After losing the lead and the game in each of their last two times out, the Giants decided to see what life is like on the other side Friday at PNC Park.

Faced with an early three-run deficit, San Francisco batted around in the fourth inning en route to scoring five runs. That bolstered a so-so start by Barry Zito, who was credited with a victory in the Giants' 6-5 win over the Pirates in the first of a three-game weekend series.

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The United States annexed Hawaii on this date in 1898.


Today in Elvis History

1968 - Elvis Presley recorded "Charro."

2003 - Lisa Marie Presley's album "To Whom It May Concern" was certified Gold.


Aleksandr Kerensky formed a provisional government in Russia on this date in 1917.


Today in Beatles History:

1940 - Ringo Starr was born as Richard Starkey in Dingle, Liverpool.

1973 - Paul McCartney's "Live and Let Die" was released.

2005 - The musical "Lennon" began its Broadway preview performances.

2010 - Ringo Starr performed at Radio City Music Hall. When Ringo Starr and His All-Star Band played "With a Little Help From My Friends" they were joined onstage by Yoko Ono, Joe Walsh, Angus Young, Steve Van Zandt and others. Paul McCartney performed "Birthday" with Starr after the all-star collaboration.


On this date in 1920, a device known as the radio compass was used for the first time on a U.S. Navy airplane near Norfolk, VA.


Today in Sports History:

1937 - During the All-Star Game, Earl Averill hit a line drive that broke one of Dizzy Dean's toes.

1953 - The Dodgers set a major league record when they got a home run in their 24th consecutive game.

1964 - Shea Stadium hosted it's first and only All-Star game.

1985 - Boris Becker became the youngest, the first unseeded and the first German player to win the Wimbledon men's finals.

1990 - Martina Navratilova won a record ninth Wimbledon women's singles title.

2003 - In Florida, Darrell Armstrong (Orlando Magic) was arrested after being accused of fighting with a female police officer outside a nightclub. Armstrong was booked into the Orange County jail on charges of battery on a law-enforcement officer and resisting arrest without violence.


On this date in 1930, construction began on Boulder Dam, later Hoover Dam, on the Colorado River.


DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- The Great Pumpkin arrived early, and Kurt Busch left Daytona International Speedway with something more than peanuts after winning Friday night's Subway Jalapeno 250 in a battered No. 1 Chevrolet that looked like a refugee from Halloween.

With a strong push from defending Nationwide Series champion Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Busch took the checkered flag in a wild race that ended with Austin Dillon wrecking in the tri-oval as Busch crossed the finish line.

Stenhouse came home second, followed by Michael Annett, who was pushing Dillon during a green-white-checkered finish that took the race one lap beyond its scheduled 100 laps.

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"Dragnet" was first heard on NBC radio on this date in 1949.


Coming up:

Tonight --

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway 6:30pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Cleveland Indians 6:05pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Washington Nationals 6:35pm EDT

Sunday --

Izod Indy Car Series -- Honda Indy Toronto at Toronto, Ontario 1:00pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Cleveland Indians 1:05pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Washington Nationals 1:35pm EDT


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

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