Thursday, December 13, 2012

It's Thursday




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

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Today is December 13th, the 348th day of 2012. There are 18 days left in the year.

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European hockey teams bracing for NHL lockout to end within next week, according to agent.

NHL returns last offer as talks with NHLPA resume.

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


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Five ships under the command of Sir Francis Drake left Plymouth, England on this date in 1577, to embark on Drake's circumnavigation of the globe. The journey took almost three years.


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Corvallis, OR. -- Oregon State has ended a two-year bowl hiatus, and as thrilled as the fans and players are about that, the coaches are probably even happier.

Read the rest here.

Visit the Oregon State Athletics department official web site.

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The United States National Guard was created on this date in 1636 when militia regiments were organized by the General Court of the Massachusetts Bay Colony.

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Lions, Brown agree to terms on new deal.

Pat Meyer named Alouettes’ offensive coordinator.

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

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New Zealand was discovered by Dutch navigator Abel Tasman on this date in 1642.

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Tampa, FL. —The Bucs have brought back veteran CB Brandon McDonald, who was with the team during the first half of the season and had 20 tackles and an interception.

Read the rest here.

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Dartmouth College, in New Hampshire, received its charter on this date in 1769.

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Oh boy....more treats!

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You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much fun as waiting for the NHL lockout to end, isn't it?

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Today in Elvis History

1956 - 
The Elvis Presley movie "Love Me Tender" premiered in London.

1960 - Elvis Presley's single "It's Now Or Never" passed million sales mark in Britain. It achieved the feat in six weeks.

1975 - Elvis Presley's U.K.-only version of Tom Jones' "Green, Green Grass Of Home" hit #29 in the U.K.

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On this date in 1809, the first abdominal surgical procedure was performed in Danville, KY, on Jane Todd Crawford. The operation was performed without an anesthetic.

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Today in Beatles History:

1961 - 
The Beatles signed with manager Brian Epstein.

1974 - George Harrison had lunch with U.S. President Gerald Ford at the White House.

1976 - Wings' "Wings Over America" was certified Gold by the RIAA.

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John Adamson received a patent for a dry dock on this date in 1806.

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Today in Sports History:

1936 -  The Redskins played their last game in Boston. The next season the Redskins began playing in Washington, DC.

1949 - The American League rejected a revival of the spitball, which had been outlawed since 1920.

1956 - Jackie Robinson (Los Angeles Dodgers) was traded to the Giants for pitcher Dick Littlefield and $35,000. Robinson retired instead of accepting the trade.

1966 - The rights to the first four Super Bowls were sold to CBS and NBC for a total of $9.5 million.

1973 - Detroit became the first city to receive a franchise for the World Football League.

1975 - The Washington Redskins beat the Los Angeles Rams 38-24. The Redskins made the playoffs for the first time since 1945.

1983 - An NBA record was set when the Detroit Pistons and Denver Nuggets played a triple overtime that resulted in Pistons winning 186-184.

2010 - The New York Giants and Minnesota Vikings played at Detroit's Ford Field. The game was moved due to the collapse of the inflatable roof at Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome, Mall of America Stadium the previous day.

1986 - Dwight Gooden was arrested with four friends after police officers stopped his car in Tampa, FL. Gooden later pled no contest and received three years of probation.

1995 - Paul Coffey (Detroit Red Wings) became the first NHL defenseman to reach 1,000 career points.

1998 - Gary Anderson (Minnesota Vikings) kicked six field goals against Baltimore. In the game Anderson set an NFL record for 34 straight field goals without a miss.

1998 - Marshall Faulk set a new Colts record for total yards from scrimmage in a season with 2,090. The record had been held by Eric Dickerson with 2,036.

2001 - Michael Frank Goodwin was arrested and booked on two counts of murder, one count of conspiracy and three special circumstances (lying in wait, murder for financial gain and multiple murder) in connection to the death of Mickey Thompson. Thompson and his wife Trudy were shot to death in their driveway on March 16, 1988. Thompson, known as the "Speed King," set nearly 500 auto speed endurance records including being the first person to travel more than 400 mph on land.


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On thisw date in 2001, NBC-TV announced that it would begin running hard liquor commercials. NBC issued a 19-point policy that outlined the conditions for accepting liquor ads.

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Coming Up:

Tonight --

Nothin' Doin'

Friday --

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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