Thursday, May 23, 2013

It's Thursday

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


Today is May 23rd, the 143rd day of 2013. There are 222 days left in the year.


Penguins put Senators on brink with rout.

Canucks fire Vigneault and two assistant coaches.

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Benjamin Franklin wrote in a letter on this date in 1785 that he had invented bifocals.


Tampa, FL. --Lightning center Nate Thompson called winning a bronze medal with the United States at the world championship "a once in a lifetime experience I will never forget."

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South Carolina became the eighth state to ratify U.S. Constitution on this date in 1788.


Saskatoon, SK – The Portland Winterhawks finished up the round robin portion of the MasterCard Memorial Cup with a 4-2 win over the host Saskatoon Blades Wednesday at Credit Union Centre in Saskatoon.

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The first nursery school in the U.S. was established in New York City on this date in 1827.


Off-Season Timeline: Edmonton Eskimos.

Regional signing: Gabriel one of three picks signed by TO.

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On this date in 1873, Canada's North West Mounted Police force was established. The organization's name was changed to Royal Canadian Mounted Police in 1920.


Tampa, FL. — Tampa Bay believes TE Tom Crabtree has the potential to produce at a higher level, given the opportunity, and the former Packer is excited about the opportunity.

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On this date in 1879, the first U.S. veterinary school was established by Iowa State University.


Toronto, ON. -- Nobody could deny that Joey Bats was locked in; Jose Bautista indeed is special. The aggravating part came in the fact that the same old story continues to play out for the Rays: Get the lead, blow the lead, lose the game.

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Part of the Great White Fleet arrived in Puget Sound, WA on this date in 1908.


San Francisco, CA. -- Try to think of the Giants' 2-1, 10-inning loss to the Washington Nationals not as a setback, but as a pause.

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"Daylight Saving Time" was debated in the first debate ever to be heard on radio in Washington, DC on this date in 1922.


Jimmy checks out goodies with Auntie Denise.


You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much fun as shopping for flower pots, isn't it?


Today in Elvis History

1961 - Filming was completed for the Elvis Presley film "Blue Hawaii."

1962 - The Elvis Presley movie "Follow That Dream" opened.

1964 - The Elvis Presley single "Kiss Me Quick" was released in the U.S.

1970 - The Elvis Presley album "Let's Be Friends" hit #105 in the U.S.


On this date in 1934, in Bienville Parish, LA, Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow were ambushed and killed by Texas Rangers. The bank robbers were riding in a stolen Ford Deluxe.


Today in Beatles History:

1964 - Ella Fitzgerald's cover of the Beatles' "Can't Buy Me Love" hit #34 in the U.K. She was the first artist to chart in the U.K. with a Beatles cover.

1966 - The Beatles' "Paperback Writer" b/w "Rain" single was released.

1968 - Apple Tailoring opened in London.

1970 - The Beatles album "Let It Be" hit #1 in the U.K.

1970 - Paul McCartney's solo album debut "McCartney" hit #1 in the U.S.


On this date in 1938, "LIFE" magazine’s cover pictured Errol Flynn as a glamour boy.


Today in Sports History:

1876 - Boston’s Joe Borden pitched the first no-hitter in the history of the National League.

1922 - Gene Tunney was defeated by Harry Greb. It was Tunney's only professional boxing defeat.

1926 - Hack Wilson became the first player to hit a home run off the Wrigley Field scoreboard.

1948 - Joe DiMaggio hit three consecutive home runs.

1962 - The National Basketball Association (NBA) agreed to transfer the Philadelphia Warriors to San Francisco, CA. The team became the San Francisco Warriors (and later the Golden State Warriors).

1962 - Joe Pepitone (New York Yankees) hit two home runs in one inning.

1963 - NBC purchased the 1963 AFL championship game TV rights for $926,000.

1978 - The American League approved the transfer of Jean Yawkey (Boston Red Sox) for $15 million.

1984 - The Detroit Tigers won their 16th straight road game. They tied the American League record.

1991 - The San Diego Sockers won their fourth consecutive Major Soccer League championship.

1991 - The New York Yankees played their fourth straight extra inning game.

1999 - In Kansas City, MO, Owen Hart (Blue Blazer) died when he fell 90 feet while being lowered into a WWF wrestling ring. He was 33 years old.


On this date in 1994, "Pulp Fiction" won the "Golden Palm" for best film at the 47th Cannes Film Festival.


Coming Up:

Tonight --

Nothin' Doin'

Friday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs New York Yankees 7:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Colorado Rockies 10:15pm EDT

Saturday --

Nascar Nationwide Series -- History 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway 2:30pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Colorado Rockies 4:05pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs New York Yankees 4:10pm EDT

Sunday --

Izod Indy Car Series -- Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway 12:00pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs New York Yankees 1:40pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Colorado Rockies 4:05pm EDT

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway 6:00pm EDT


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

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