Wednesday, December 26, 2012

It's Wednesday

It's Wednesday. Here's what's happening.


Today is December 26th, the 360th day of 2012. There are 5 days left in the year.


What We Learned: Airing some NHL grievances in the tradition of Festivus.

Thinking about a book, and a brother, at Christmas.

Visit the official league website,


The Pilgrim Fathers landed at New Plymouth, MA, to found Plymouth Colony, with John Carver as Governor on this date in 1620.


San Antonio, TX. -- As we like to say around these parts, it’s a great day to be a Beaver! Despite weather reports to the contrary, the Beavers awoke to sunshine on Christmas morning in San Antonio Tuesday. The players’ bowl gifts were distributed following practice and before the afternoon was over the OSU coaches received a signed letter of intent from Edwin Delva, who will join the program in March.

Read the rest here.

Visit the Oregon State Athletics department official web site.


My sister Linda turns (none of your business she says!) years old today. Happy Birthday Sis!


Competition looms among RB's in coming year.

Top 10 Defensive Plays of 2012.

Visit the leagues' official website,


The coffee percolator was patented by James H. Mason on this date in 1865.


Tampa, FL. —Head Coach Greg Schiano is less worried about the team's current losing streak pulling focus away from the promise it showed at midseason and more concerned about the opportunities that haven't been seized in so many close games this year.

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On this date in 1898, Marie and Pierre Curie discovered radium.


Trick or Treat! May I have a cookie please?


You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much fun as watching tree trimmers work, isn't it?


Today in Elvis History

1957 - 
The Memphis Draft Board granted Elvis Presley a deferment until March 20, 1958 so he could finish filming "King Creole." 

1957 - Elvis Presley donated thousands of teddy bears to the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis.

1964 - The Elvis Presley single "Blue Christmas," from 1957, hit #11 in the U.K.


Tennessee Williams' play "The Glass Menagerie" was first performed publicly, at the Civic Theatre in Chicago, IL on this date in 1944.


Today in Beatles History:

1963 - 
Capitol Records released the Beatles' "I Want to Hold Your Hand" backed with "I Saw Her Standing There."

1967 - The Beatles film, "Magical Mystery Tour," premiered on BBC-TV.


On this date in 1954, "The Shadow" aired on radio for the last time.


Today in Sports History:

1908 - 
Texan boxer "Galveston Jack" Johnson knocked out Tommy Burns in Sydney, Australia, to become the first black boxer to win the world heavyweight title.

1917 - Harry Cameron (Toronto Maple Leafs) became the first defenseman to score four goals in a game.

1927 - The East-West Shrine football game featured numbers on both the front and back of players’ jerseys.

1928 - Johnny Weissmuller announced his retirement from amateur swimming. At the time he held all world swimming records for free-style swimming from 50 to 880 yards.

1941 - Bobby Riggs won his first pro tennis game.

1968 - Ted Green (Boston Bruins) set a National League Hockey (NHL) penalty record when he recorded 3 minors, 2 majors and 2 game misconducts.

1974 - The Washington Capitals achieved their first NHL sellout.

1986 - Doug Jarvis, age 31, set a National Hockey League (NHL) record as he skated in his 916th consecutive game. Jarvis eventually set the individual record for most consecutive games played with 964.

2001 - "Ali," starring Will Smith, opened in the U.S.

2001 - Patrick Roy (Colorado Avalanche) became the first goalie to win 500 NHL games.


On this date in 1974, Comedian Jack Benny died at age 80.


Coming Up:

Tonight --

Nothin' Doin'

Thursday --

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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