Thursday, July 5, 2012

It's Thursday

It's Thursday. Here's what's happening....


Today is July 5th, the 187th day of 2012. There are 179 days left in the year.


Wild land top forward, defenseman in Parise, Suter.

Matt Carle signs with Lightning.

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William Booth founded the Salvation Army in London on this date in 1865.


CFL fines three players for their actions in Week 1.

Schultz: It is only one game of CFL Football, but...

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On this date in 1892, Andrew Beard was issued a patent for the rotary engine.


Making The Most Of His Opportunity.

Roughriders' Eddie Russ living life to the fullest.

The Saskatchewan Roughriders look to stretch their season-opening win streak to two this coming Sunday, 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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Adelina and August Van Buren started on the first successful transcontinental motorcycle tour to be attempted by two women on this date in 1916. They started in New York City and arrived in San Diego, CA, on September 12, 1916.


Jimmy waits for the doctor. He was a very brave boy.


Let's see, what's on the agenda for today....WMEL stuff and watching TV. How 'bout you?


St. Petersburg, FL. -- After winning the first two games of this series despite trailing late, the Rays got a taste of their own medicine.

Robinson Cano knocked a two-run single with one out in the seventh inning to give the Yankees a lead they would keep in a 4-3 win at Tropicana Field on Wednesday in front of 28,033.

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On this date in 1935, "Hawaii Call" was broadcast for the first time.


San Francisco, CA.--
The Giants had better hope that this series is not a postseason preview, as some observers have suggested.

The Washington Nationals manhandled San Francisco for the second game in a row on Wednesday, prevailing 9-4 as Madison Bumgarner yielded a season-high three home runs.

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U.S. President Roosevelt signed the National Labor Relations Act into law on this date in 1935. The act authorized labor to organize for the purpose of collective bargaining.


Today in Elvis History

1954 - Elvis Presley recorded "I Love You Because," "Blue Moon of Kentucky," and "That's All Right".

1969 - Elvis Presley's "In The Guetto" hit #2 in the U.K.

1969 - Elvis Presley flew to Las Vegas to begin rehearsals for his comeback show.

2004 - Radio stations around the world simultaneously played "That's All Right" to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the July 5, 1954 recording session that produced Elvis Presley's first single ("That's All Right"). Scotty Moore, Presley's first guitarist, hit the button that began the satellite broadcast to over 1,200 stations.


The bikini bathing suit, created by Louis Reard, made its debut on this date in 1946, during a fashion show at the Molitor Pool in Paris. Micheline Bernardini wore the two-piece outfit.


Today in Beatles History:

1966 - The Beatles left the Philippines. They were greeted by an angry mob that was the result of offending president Marcos' wife.

2002 - Paul and Heather McCartney made their first public appearance since their recent marriage. In London, they attended an awards ceremony that was honoring outstanding young artists and athletes.

2005 - London Live 8's "Hey Jude" finale led by Paul McCartney was offered for download.


On this date in 1951, Dr. William Shockley announced that he had invented the junction transistor.


Today in Sports History:

1947 - Larry Doby pinch hit for the Cleveland Indians against the Chicago White Sox. The event made him the first black player to play in the American League.

1975 - Arthur Ashe became the first African-American man to win a Wimbledon singles title when he defeated Jimmy Connors in four sets.

1997 - Martina Hingis, at age 16, became the youngest Wimbledon winner in 110 years when she beat Jana Novotna in the women's final.

1998 - Roger Clemens (Toronto Blue Jays) got his 3,000th career strikeout.


On this date in 1998, Japan joined U.S. and Russia in space exploration with the launching of the Planet-B probe to Mars.


Coming up:

Tonight --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Cleveland Indians 7:05pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Washington Nationals 7:05pm EDT

Friday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Cleveland Indians 7:05pm EDT

Nascar Nationwide Series -- Subway Jalapeno 250 at Daytona International Speedway 7:30pm EDT

Saturday --

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 --

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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