Wednesday, May 29, 2013

It's Wednesday

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


Today is May 29th, the 149th day of 2013. There are 216 days left in the year.


Kings hold off Sharks, advance to Conference Finals.

Red Wings need big games from Datsyuk, Zetterberg.

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South Carolina was formally incorporated as a royal colony on this date in 1721.


Will off-season moves lift Riders to next level?

Desjardins names Sunderland Ottawa's Assistant GM.

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On this date in 1765, Patrick Henry denounced the Stamp Act before Virginia's House of Burgesses.


Tampa, FL. — Donald Penn is in excellent physical condition at 330-pounds and wants anyone who thinks otherwise to know they’re wrong.

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On this date in 1827, the first nautical school opened in Nantucket, MA, under the name Admiral Sir Isaac Coffin’s Lancasterian School.


St. Petersburg, FL. -- Joe Maddon moved Desmond Jennings out of the leadoff spot and down in the order on Monday to "take some heat off of him as a leadoff hitter" and allow him to sort some things out.

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Wisconsin became the 30th state to join the United States on this date in 1848.


Oakland, CA. -- The Mike Kickham era lasted less than an hour before being put on hold.

Still, Giants manager Bruce Bochy said there's a lot to like about the kid who went 2 1/3 innings in his Major League debut, a 6-3 loss to the Oakland Athletics in front of a sellout crowd Tuesday night.

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A patent for lifting vessels was granted to Abraham Lincoln on this date in 1849.


Jimmy marches in to graduation.


You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much fun as watching an early evening rainstorm, isn't it?


Today in Elvis History

1967 - Elvis and Priscilla Presley held a second wedding reception at Graceland for family and friends that could not attend their wedding in Las Vegas.

1976 - Elvis Presley's single "Hurt" hit #28 in the U.S.

1976 - The Elvis Presley compilation album "The Sun Sessions" hit #76 in the U.S.

1977 - In Baltimore, MD, Elvis Presley left the stage in the middle of a concert and did not return. It was the first time he terminated a show in this manner.

1989 - Lisa Marie Presley gave birth to a baby girl. Danielle Riley was the daughter of Danny Keough.


On this date in 1910, an airplane raced a train from Albany, NY, to New York City. The airplane pilot Glenn Curtiss won the $10,000 prize.


Today in Beatles History:

1963 - Del Shannon's cover of the Beatles' "From Me to You" became the first song written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney to appear on the American charts.

1972 - Paul McCartney released his version of the nursery rhyme, "Mary Had A Little Lamb."

1982 - Paul McCartney's album "Tug Of War" hit #1 in the U.S.

1995 - The 13-part radio series "Oobu Joobu" premiered in the U.S. The series, directed by Paul McCartney, included never-before heard McCartney recordings and rehearsal, Beatles soundchecks and rehearsals.


On this date in 1912, fifteen women were dismissed from their jobs at the Curtis Publishing Company in Philadelphia, PA, for dancing the Turkey Trot while on the job.


Today in Sports History:

1911 - The first running of the Indianapolis 500 took place. Ray Harroun won the race.

1916 - The New York Giants won their 17th consecutive road game.

1922 - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that organized baseball was a sport, not subject to antitrust laws.

1962 - Buck (John) O'Neil became the first black coach in major league baseball when he accepted the job with the Chicago Cubs.

1965 - Ralph Boston set a world record in the broad jump at 27-feet, 4-3/4 inches, at a meet held in Modesto, CA.

1965 - Dick Allen (Philadelphia Phillies) hit a 529' home run out of Connie Mack Stadium.

1977 - A.J. Foyt won the Indianapolis 500 for the fourth time.

1977 - Sue Press became the first woman golfer to hit consecutive holes-in-one.

1984 - The Boston Red Sox retired #9 (Ted Williams) and #4 (Joe Cronin).

1985 - In Brussels, Belgium, at Heysel Stadium a concrete retaining wall collapsed and 39 people were crushed or trampled to death. More than 400 people were injured. The soccer event was the European Champion's Cup final.

1990 - Rickey Henderson stole his 893rd base. He broke Ty Cobb's record.

1992 - Tim Raines (Chicago White Sox) stole his 700th career base.

2001 - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that disabled golfer Casey Martin could use a cart to ride in tournaments.


The official flag of the president of the United States was adopted on this date in 1916.


Coming Up:

Tonight --

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


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

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