Friday, December 14, 2012

It's Friday




It's Friday. Here's what's happening.

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Today is December 14th, the 349th day of 2012. There are 17 days left in the year.

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NHL lockout: The delicate danger of a drop-dead date to cancel the 2012-13 season.

NHL labor talks wrap up with still no progress.

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


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Physician, astrologer and clairvoyant Nostradamus was born at St. Remy, Provence, France on this date in 1503.


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Corvallis, OR. -- A CBSSports.com report surfaced Thursday night that Oregon State coach Mike Riley is set to interview for the opening at Wisconsin. The report says Riley is expected to interview this week.

Read the rest here.

Visit the Oregon State Athletics department official web site.

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David Wilkinson of Rhode Island patented the nut and bolt machine on this date in 1798.

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Bombers GM Mack still working on free agent puzzle.

Back for more: Calvillo to return for 20th CFL season.

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

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On this date in 1799, the first president of the United States, George Washington, died at the age 67.

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Tampa, FL. —Buccaneer rookies set out on annual holiday tradition on Tuesday, making back-to-back visits to All Children's Hospital and the Westminster Palms retirement home.

Read the rest here.

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Alabama joined the Union as the 22nd state on this date in 1819.

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Put the treats in your pumpkin.

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You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much fun as washing your hair, isn't it?

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Today in Elvis History

1957 - 
Elvis Presley's single "Santa Bring My Baby Back (To Me)" hit #7 in the U.K.

1966 - The Elvis Presley film "Spinout" premiered.

1974 - Elvis Presley's version of Chuck Berry's "Promised Land" hit #14 in the U.S.

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On this date in 1896, General James H. Doolittle, who led the first air raid on Japan during World War II, was born.

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Today in Beatles History:

1972 - The Ringo Starr film about U.K. rocker Marc Bolan, "Born to Boogie," debuted in London. The film stars Elton John.

1980 - Yoko Ono called for a 10-minute silent vigil around the world for John Lennon, her husband, who was shot to death six days earlier. Over 100,000 people went to Central Park in New York to honor the request.

1995 - Classified documents from the White House were released that revealed the FBI had spied on John Lennon and his anti-war activities during the early '70s in a possible attempt to have Lennon deported.

1999 - Paul McCartney played a show at the Cavern Club in Liverpool. It was the first time that McCartney had played at the club since 1963.

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Professor Max Planck of Berlin University revealed his revolutionary Quantum Theory on this date in 1900.

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Today in Sports History:

1901 -  The first table tennis tournament was held. It was at the London Royal Aquarium.

1915 - Jack Johnson became the first black world heavyweight champion.

1952 - The Brooklyn Dodgers signed pitcher Sandy Koufax.

1982 - Marcel Dionne (Los Angeles Kings) scored his 500th goal.

1984 - Howard Cosell retired from the NFL's Monday Night Football.

1986 - Dan Marino (Miami Dolphins) set an NFL record with his seventh 400-yard game.

1988 - CBS won the exclusive rights to major league baseball's 1990-94 seasons for $1.1 billion.

1988 - The NBA's Miami Heat won their first game. They had lost their first 17 games.

1997 - Mike Gartner (Phoenix Coyotes) became only the fifth player in NHL history to score 700 career goals. The other 700 goal scorers were Wayne Gretzky, Gordie Howe, Phil Esposito and Marcel Dionne.

1997 - Barry Sanders (Detroit Lions) ran for more than 100 yards for his 13th consecutive game.

1998 - Jerry Rice (San Francisco 49ers) caught a pass in a game against the Detroit Lions. It was his 191st consecutive game with a reception.

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On this date in 1903, Orville Wright made the first attempt at powered flight. The engine stalled during take-off and the plane was damaged in the attempt. Three days later, after repairs were made, the modern aviation age was born when the plane stayed aloft for 12 seconds and flew 102 feet.

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Coming Up:

Tonight --

Junior Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors Empire South and EJHL South teams at Coral Springs Showcase.

Saturday --

Junior Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors Empire South and EJHL South teams at Coral Springs Showcase.

Sunday -- 

Junior Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors Empire South and EJHL South teams at Coral Springs Showcase.

NFL Football -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers at New Orleans Saints 1:00pm EST

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

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