Tuesday, May 28, 2013

It's Tuesday











It's Tuesday. Here's what's happening....

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Today is May 28th, the 148th day of 2013. There are 217 days left in the year.

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Blackhawks force Game 7 with comeback win.

Kings confident heading into Game 7 vs. Sharks.

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

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Thales Miletus predicted a solar eclipse on this date in 585 BC.

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Austin: 'I don't believe in rebuilding'.

Off-Season Timeline: Saskatchewan Roughriders.

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

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On this date in 1774, the First Continental Congress convened in Virginia.

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Tampa, FL. — The competition for starting positions will kick into high gear when training camp begins, but players can still make good impressions during the offseason, and that’s especially important at four spots on the Bucs’ depth chart.

Read the rest here.


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On this date in 1928, Chrysler Corporation merged with Dodge Brothers, Inc.

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St. Petersburg, FL. -- Another big lead gone bad?

Not this time. Kelly Johnson made sure the Rays would come away 10-6 winners against the Marlins on Memorial Day by hitting his second three-run homer of the game in the bottom of the eighth, expanding the Rays' one-run cushion to withstand any possible late-inning drama.

Read the rest here.

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Warner Brothers debuted "On With The Show" in New York City on this date in 1929. It was the first all-color-talking picture.

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San Francisco, CA. -- Madison Bumgarner was missing and not by much. That's why he was a little frustrated with himself despite pitching effectively into the seventh inning.

Read the rest here.


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On this date in 1934, the Dionne quintuplets were born near Callender, Ontario, to Olivia and Elzire Dionne. The babies were the first quintuplets to survive infancy.

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Hurry up so I can graduate!

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You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much fun as watching a game 7 in the Stanley Cup playoffs, isn't it?

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Today in Elvis History

1955 - Elvis Presley performed live in Fort Worth, TX. The show was played live on radio's "Big D Jamboree."

1965 - The Elvis Presley film "Tickle Me" premiered in Atlanta, GA.

1966 - The Elvis Presley soundtrack album "Frankie and Johnny" hit #20 in the U.S.

1977 - The Elvis Presley compilation album "Welcome To My World" hit #44 in the U.S.

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On this date in 1937, U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt pushed a button in Washington, DC, signaling that vehicular traffic could cross the newly opened Golden Gate Bridge in California.

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Today in Beatles History:

1966 - In London, the Beatles visited Bob Dylan at the May Fair Hotel.

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On this date in 1953, the Walt Disney film "Melody" premiered in the Paramount Theatre in Hollywood. The picture was the first 3-D cartoon.

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Today in Sports History:

1941 - The first night game in Washington, DC, took place. The Yankees beat the Senators 6-5 at Griffith Stadium.

1946 - The first night game at Yankee Stadium I took place. The Senators beat the Yankees 2-1.

1951 - Willie Mays hit his first home run. It was also his first major league hit.

1956 - Dale Long became the first to hit home runs in 8 consecutive games.

1957 - National League club owners voted to allow the Brooklyn Dodgers to move to Los Angeles and that the New York Giants could move to San Francisco.

1962 - "Wide World of Sports" with Chris Schenkel premiered on CBS radio.

1995 - The White Sox and the Tigers combined for 12 home runs at Tiger Stadium.

2003 - Patrick Roy (Colorado Avalanche) announced his retirement from the NHL. He left his career as the NHL leader in victories (551) and games played (1,029). He was also the all-time leader in playoff victories, games played and shutouts.

2006 - Barry Bonds (San Francisco Giants) hit his 715th career home run. The home run allowed Bonds to pass Babe Ruth on the all time list into second place.

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The first issue of "Vanity Fair" magazine went on sale on this dte in 1985. The issue had a picture of U.S. President Ronald Reagan and First Lady Nancy smooching on the cover.

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Coming Up:

Tonight --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Florida Marlins 7:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Oakland Athletics 10:05pm

Wednesday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Florida Marlins 7:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Oakland Athletics 10:15pm

Thursday --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Oakland Athletics 3:45pm

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Florida Marlins 7:10pm EDT

Friday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Cleveland Indians 7:05pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at St. Louis Cardinals 8:15pm EDT

Saturday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Cleveland Indians 1:05pm EDT

Nascar Nationwide Series -- 5-Hour Energy 200 at Dover International Raceway 2:30pm EDT

Izod Indy Car Series -- Chevrolet Indy Dual in Detroit, Race 1 3:30pm EDT 

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at St. Louis Cardinals 7:15pm EDT

Sunday --

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Fedex 400 Benefiting Autism Speaks at Dover International Raceway 1:00pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Cleveland Indians 1:05pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at St. Louis Cardinals 2:15pm EDT

Izod Indy Car Series -- Chevrolet Indy Dual in Detroit, Race 2 3:30pm EDT

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

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