Thursday, May 16, 2013

It's Thursday

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


Today is May 16th, the 136th day of 2013. There are 229 days left in the year.


Blackhawks pull away in third to beat Red Wings.

Yankee Stadium to host Rangers, Devils, Isles in 2014.

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On this date in 1770, Marie Antoinette, at age 14, married the future King Louis XVI of France, who was 15.


Tampa, FL. --The Lightning are looking to fans to select the Top Forward of the 2012-13 season in the Fan's Choice Awards...

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The U.S. Congress authorized the first 5-cent piece to be minted on this date in 1866.


Argos focused on bringing another Cup to Toronto.

Riders rush end Brent Hawkins hangs up his cleats.

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On this date in 1868, U.S. President Andrew Johnson was acquitted during the Senate impeachment, by one vote.


Tampa, FL. — Fourth-round DT Akeem Spence officially got his first NFL deal done on Wednesday, becoming the fourth 2013 draft pick to sign in a three-day period and leaving only two teammates unsigned.

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In Germany the first electric tram for the public started service on this date in 1881.


St. Petersburg, FL. -- The Rays lost their ace in the third inning and saw their six-game winning streak snapped in a 9-2 loss to the Red Sox on Wednesday night at Tropicana Field.

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The first demonstration of recording on a flat disc was demonstrated by Emile Berliner on this date in 1888.


Toronto, ON. -- The Giants experienced a case of deja vu in Wednesday's blowout loss to the Blue Jays.

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The capitol of Texas was dedicated in Austin on this date in 1888.


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Today in Elvis History

1959 - Elvis Presley's single "A Fool Such As I/I Need Your Love Tonight" hit #1 in the U.K.

1980 - In Memphis, Dr. George Nichopoulous was indicted on 14 counts of over-prescription of drugs. The doctor had prescribed to Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis and nine others.

1981 - The double soundtrack album "This Is Elvis" hit #115 in the U.S.


The first Academy Awards were held in Hollywood on this date in 1929.


Today in Beatles History:

1964 - The Beatles single "I Want To Hold Your Hand" re-entered the U.K. chart at #48.

1975 - Wings released "Listen to What the Man Said" in the U.K.

1980 - Paul McCartney released the album "McCartney II."


Jack Mullin showed the world the first magnetic tape recorder on this date in 1946.


Today in Sports History:

1869 - The Cincinnati Reds played their first baseball game.

1914 - The American Horseshoe Pitchers Association (AHPA) was formed in Kansas City, Kansas.

1925 - WHAS made the first network broadcast of the Kentucky Derby.

1932 - The New York Yankees got their fourth consecutive shutout. The feat tied the record with Cleveland and Boston.

1933 - Cecil Travis became the first player to get five hits in his first game.

1939 - The Philadelphia Athletics and the Cleveland Indians met at Shibe Park in Philadelphia for the first baseball game to be played under the lights in the American League.

1954 - Ted Williams got 8 hits in his first game (a double-header) back after breaking his collarbone.

1965 - Jim Palmer (Baltimore Orioles) made his pitching debut.

1972 - Greg Luzinski hit a home run in which the ball hit the Liberty Bell monument in Philadelphia's Veterans Stadium.

1979 - The National League approved the sale of the Astros from Ford Motors to John J. McMullen for $19 million.

1981 - Craig Reynolds (Houston Astros) hit 3 triples against the Chicago Cubs.

1985 - Michael Jordan was named Rookie of the Year in the NBA.

1994 - Jennifer Capriati was arrested on charges of possession of marijuana.

1996 - Sammy Sosa became the first Chicago Cub player to hit two home runs in one inning.

1997 - Gary Gaetti (St. Louis Cardinals) recorded his 2,000th hit.

2003 - The Anaheim Mighty Ducks defeated the Minnesota Wild 2-1. The win advanced the Mighty Ducks to the Stanley Cup Finals for the first time in franchise history.


Spaghetti-O's went on sale on this date in 1965.


Coming Up:

Tonight --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Boston Red Sox 7:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Colorado Rockies 8:40pm EDT

Friday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Baltimore Orioles 7:05pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Colorado Rockies 8:40pm EDT

Saturday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Baltimore Orioles 4:05pm EDT

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- All Star Race at Charlotte Mototr Speedway 7:30pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Colorado Rockies 8:10pm EDT

Sunday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Baltimore Orioles 1:35pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Colorado Rockies 4:10pm EDT


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

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