Thursday, December 27, 2012

It's Thursday

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


Today is December 27th, the 362nd day of 2012. There are 4 days left in the year.


Nugent-Hopkins dominates as Canada routs Germany.

Starman: Four keys for American team at WJC.

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The Methuen Treaty was signed between Portugal and England on this date in 1703, giving preference to the import of Portuguese wines into England.


San Antonio, TX. -- The pace picked up considerably Wednesday of bowl week in San Antonio.

The morning began early for the Beaver redshirts as they were escorted about 15 minutes outside of the city to interact with the marine life at Sea World, prior to the facility opening. With the help of trainers, one group fed Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphins, as well as pet and instruct them to do tricks (see video). It was a quite a learning experience for the group. The same group also had a surprise visitor in an African Porcupine - a much different porcupine than we see typically in Oregon.

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Visit the Oregon State Athletics department official web site.


On this date in 1831, Charles Darwin set out on a voyage to the Pacific aboard the HMS Beagle. Darwin's discoveries during the voyage helped him form the basis of his theories on evolution.


Successful start for 2012 draft class.

Alouettes sign Woodruff to three-year deal.

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Dr. Crawford Williamson Long used anesthesia for childbirth for the first time on this date in 1845. The event was the delivery of his own child in Jefferson, GA.


Tampa, FL. —Gerald McCoy could have company in Hawaii, as Doug Martin, Vincent Jackson and Ronde Barber were all named Pro Bowl alternates.

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On this date in 1900, Carrie Nation staged her first raid on a saloon at the Carey Hotel in Wichita, KS. She broke each and every one of the liquor bottles that could be seen.


Stop right there....I'm Captain America Jimmy!


You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much fun as watching the dogs run around outside, isn't it?


Today in Elvis History

1956 - 
In Memphis, Elvis Presley played touch football at the Dave Wells Community Center with friends, including Red West.


James Barrie's play "Peter Pan" premiered in London on this date in 1904.


Today in Beatles History:

1960 - 
The Beatles played a gig at the Town Hall in Litherland, Liverpool.


On this date in 1938, the first skimobile course in America opened in North Conway, NH.


Today in Sports History:

1980 - 
Calvin Murphy (Rockets) began an NBA free throw streak of 78.

1981 - Wayne Gretzky (Edmonton Oilers) became the fastest NHL player to get to 100 points in a season. It only took him 38 games.

1998 - The Dallas Cowboys became the first team to sweep all of their NFC East games in a season.

1998 - Emmitt Smith (Dallas Cowboys) set an NFL record for career touchdowns.

2000 - Mario Lemeiux (Pittsburgh Penguins) returned to the National Hockey League (NHL) as a player after over 3 years of retirement. He was the first owner-player in the modern era of pro sports. Lemieux had purchased the Pittsburgh Penguins during his retirement from playing.

2003 - New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner fainted at a memorial service. He was released from the hospital the following day.


On this date in 1968, "The Breakfast Club" signed off for the last time on ABC radio, after 35 years on the air.


Coming Up:

Tonight --

Nothin' Doin'

Friday --

Nothin' Doin'

Saturday --

College Football -- Oregon State Beavers vs. Texas Longhorns 6:45pm EST

Sunday --

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


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

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