Wednesday, May 22, 2013

It's Wednesday











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

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Today is May 22nd, the 142nd day of 2013. There are 223 days left in the year.

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Bruins rally to beat Rangers, take 3-0 lead.

Sharks hold off Kings in Game 4 to even series.

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

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On this date in 1570, Abraham Ortelius published the first modern atlas in Belgium.

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Tampa, FL. --Lightning captain Vinny Lecavalier was off to one of his best starts in a while (four goals, 11 points in his first seven games) when his left foot was hit by a slap shot from teammate Sami Salo in the final second of a Feb. 2 game with the Rangers.

Read the rest here.

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In Philadelphia, the first life insurance policy was issued in the U.S. on this date in 1761.

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Saskatoon, SK – During the Portland Winterhawks’ run to the Western Hockey League championship, more than 10,000 fans often packed the Rose Garden to cheer the team’s first league title in 15 years.

Read the rest here.

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The steamship Savannah became the first to cross the Atlantic Ocean on this date in 1819.

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Riders hoping to be more than hosts at 101st Grey Cup.

Back to BC: Arceneaux inks contract with Lions.

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

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On this date in 1841, Henry Kennedy received a patent for the first reclining chair.

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Tampa, FL. — Darrelle Revis' recovery from surgery to repair his torn ACL in his left knee has taken another step forward as the star Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback has received clearance to make cuts and change directions.

Read the rest here.


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On this date in 1849, Abraham Lincoln received a patent for the floating dry dock.

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Toronto, ON. -- Fernando Rodney to the rescue...

And while it was not vintage work by the Rays closer, he got the job done Tuesday night when he flanged up a 4-3 Rays win over the Blue Jays with a five-out save at Rogers Centre.

Read the rest here.

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The creator of "Sherlock Holmes," Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was born on this date in 1859.

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San Francisco, CA. -- Fighting the flu, Pablo Sandoval needed to rest late Tuesday night. Instead, he was answering questions about his latest feat, a two-run, tiebreaking homer in the 10th inning that lifted the Giants over the Washington Nationals, 4-2.

Read the rest here.


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Near Marshfield, IN, The "Great Train Robbery" took place on this date in 1868. The robbery was worth $96,000 in cash, gold and bonds to the seven members of the Reno gang.

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Jimmy plays more golf ball game.

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You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much fun as watching NBA hilites, isn't it?

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Today in Elvis History

1970 - Elvis Presley signed a three-picture deal with MGM.

2001 - The 1966 Elvis Presley movie "Frankie and Johnny" was released.

2007 - A remastered version of "Elvis' Gold Records, Vol. 4" was released.

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On this date in 1891, the first public motion picture was given in Thomas Edison's lab.

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Today in Beatles History:

1965 - The Beatles' "Ticket to Ride" hit #1.

1969 - The Beatles single "Hey Jude" won A-Side Which Achieved The Highest Certified British Sales at the 14th annual Ivor Novello Awards.

2003 - Paul McCartney was named an honorary professor at Russia's St. Petersburg Conservatory.

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On this date in 1892, Dr. Sheffield, a British dentist, invented the toothpaste tube.

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Today in Sports History:

1968 - Willie Stargell (Pittsburgh Pirates) hit three home runs, a single and a double.

1970 - The Buffalo Sabres and Vancouver Canucks were officially granted NHL franchises for the 1970-71 season.

1975 - Joe Namath refused $4 million offer to play for Chicago in the World Football League.

1977 - Janet Guthrie set the fastest time of the second weekend of qualifying, becoming the first woman to earn a starting spot in the Indianapolis 500 since its inception in 1911.

1985 - Pete Rose passed Hank Aaron as National League run scoring leader with 2,108.

1991 - The NFL owners agreed to add two new teams in 1994.

2002 - Mark Prior became only the 14th Chicago Cubs player since 1920 to win his major league debut. The Cubs beat the Pirates 7-4.

2002 - Barry Bonds (San Francisco Giants) hit his 583rd home run. He tied Mark McGwire for fifth on the all-time list.

2003 - At the Colonial in Fort Worth, TX, Annika Sorentam became the first woman to play on the PGA tour in 58 years. She ended the day at 1-over par.

2003 - High school basketball star LeBron James signed a $90 million Nike endorsement deal.

2003 - Steve McNair (Tennessee Titans) was arrested and charged with drunken driving and illegal possession of a handgun. He was released on $3,000 bond.

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On this date in 1955, Jack Benny did his last live network radio broadcast after a run of 23 years. He devoted his time fully to TV.

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Coming Up:

Tonight --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Washington Nationals 3:45pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Toronto Blue Jays 4:37pm EDT

Thursday --

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

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

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