Thursday, May 16, 2013

It's Thursday











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

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

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Blackhawks pull away in third to beat Red Wings.

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

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

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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.

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

Read the rest here.

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

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Argos focused on bringing another Cup to Toronto.

Riders rush end Brent Hawkins hangs up his cleats.

Visit the league's official website at cfl.ca.

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

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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.

Read the rest here.


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

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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.

Read the rest here.

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

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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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Let's see, what can I do next?

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You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much fun as taking your son to the doctor, isn't it?

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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.

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

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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."

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

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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.

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

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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

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

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