Saturday, November 24, 2012

It's Saturday




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

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Today is November 24th, the 329th day of 2012. There are 37 days left in the year.

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NHL announces cancellation of schedule through Dec. 14 and 2013 All-Star Weekend in Columbus.

Sundin, Forsberg highlight IIHF Hall of Fame class.

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

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French King Louis XIII married Ann of Austria on this date in 1615. They were both 14 years old.

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The 16th-ranked Oregon State Beavers (8-2 overall, 6-2 Pac-12) play host to fifth-ranked Oregon (10-1, 7-1) in the 116th renewal of the Civil War this afternoon at 3:00pm EST in Reser Stadium. The game can be heard on the Beaver Sports Network and seen on the Pac-12 Network.

The view from Corvallis: Happy Civil War eve.

The view from Eugene: Civil War Predictions.

Visit the Oregon State Athletics department official web site.

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On this date in 1859, Charles Darwin, a British naturalist, published "On the Origin of Species." It was the paper in which he explained his theory of evolution through the process of natural selection.

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CFL.ca columnists make their Grey Cup predictions.

Laval defeats McMaster to win the 48th Vanier Cup.

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

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The National Rifle Association was incorporated in the U.S. on this date in 1871.

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VANSTONE: Lance Frazier still a proud Rider.

Visit the team's official website, http://www.riderville.com/.

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On this date in 1874, Joseph F. Glidden was granted a patent for a barbed fencing material.

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Tampa, FL. —
This week's studies include Doug Martin's ability to gain yards after contact, Tampa Bay's dominance in the third quarter and the advantage of short drives.

Read the rest here.

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On this date in 1903, Clyde J. Coleman received the patent for an electric self-starter for an automobile.

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Jimmy walks the plank.

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You're reading the Johnny Blog. Beats rooting for the Oregon Ducks, doesn't it?

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Today in Elvis History

1964 -Production ended on the Elvis Presley film "Tickle Me."

1965 - The Elvis Presley film "Harum Scarum" opened.

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On this date in 1947, the "Hollywood 10," were cited for contempt of Congress for refusing to answer questions about alleged Communist influence in their industry.

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Today in Beatles History:

1941 -Randolph Peter Best was born. In 1960, he became the drummer for the Beatles.

1986 - Paul McCartney took part in the annual "Royal Variety Performance" at London's Theatre Royal, Drury Lane.

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On this date in 1947, John Steinbeck's novel "The Pearl" was published for the first time.

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Today in Sports History:

1960 - Wilt Chamberlain (Philadelphia Warriors) set an NBA record with 55 rebounds against the Boston Celtics.

1991 - Monica Seles set a female tennis record by winning $2,457,758 in a year.

1996 - Barry Sanders (Detroit Lions) set an NFL record when he recorded his eighth straight 1,000-yard season.

1996 - Rusty Wallace won the first NASCAR event to be held in Japan.

1996 - Clyde Drexler (Houston Rockets) became the 24th NBA player to record 20,000 career points. 

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On this date in 1969, Apollo 12 landed safely in the Pacific Ocean bringing an end to the second manned mission to the moon.

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Tonight --

College Football -- Oregon State Beavers vs Oregon Ducks 3:00pm EST

Sunday --

NFL Football -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Atlanta Falcons 1:00pm EST

CFL Football -- 100th Grey Cup - Toronto Argonauts vs Calgary Stampeders at Toronto 6:00pm EST

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

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