Friday, July 5, 2013

It's Friday

It's Friday. Here's what's happening....


Today is July 5th, the 186th day of 2013. There are 179 days left in the year.


Seguin, Eriksson swapped in seven-player trade.

Briere to join Canadiens with two-year contract.

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William Booth founded the Salvation Army in London on this date in 1865.


Standing tall: Defence leads Bombers to win over Als.

Harris' late TD seals the deal for Lions over Argonauts.

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Andrew Beard was issued a patent for the rotary engine on this date in 1892.


Regina, SK - The Saskatchewan Roughriders (1-0) will take on the Calgary Stampeders (1-0) Friday night in a battle for early season West Division supremacy.

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Saskatchewan opens their regular season home schedule tonight against the Calgary Stampeders. Kickoff on 620ckrm, the Rider Radio Network, TSN and, is set for 9:00pm EDT.


On this date in 1916, Adelina and August Van Buren started on the first successful transcontinental motorcycle tour to be attempted by two women. They started in New York City and arrived in San Diego, CA, on September 12, 1916.


Tampa, FL. — Two contributors debate the developments that will be most interesting – and in the rebuttal, most surprising – for Buc fans to follow during the upcoming training camp and preseason.

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"Hawaii Call" was broadcast for the first time on this date in 1935.


Houston, TX. -- Yunel Escobar collected a season-high-tying three hits, including an 11th-inning double that scored Jose Lobaton with the go-ahead run, and the Rays took the four-game series against the Astros with a 7-5 win in Thursday's finale in front of 20,470 at Minute Maid Park.

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U.S. President Roosevelt signed the National Labor Relations Act into law on this date in 1935. The act authorized labor to organize for the purpose of collective bargaining.


Cincinnati, OH. -- After rain postponed the Giants' series finale Thursday against the Cincinnati Reds, a senior member of San Francisco's traveling party strolled through the visitors' clubhouse and said, "That's as good as a win."

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The bikini bathing suit, created by Louis Reard, made its debut on this date in 1946 during a fashion show at the Molitor Pool in Paris. Micheline Bernardini wore the two-piece outfit.


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Today in Elvis History

1954 - Elvis Presley recorded "I Love You Because," "Blue Moon of Kentucky," and "That's All Right".

1969 - Elvis Presley's "In The Guetto" hit #2 in the U.K.

1969 - Elvis Presley flew to Las Vegas to begin rehearsals for his comeback show.

2004 - Radion stations around the world simultaneously played "That's All Right" to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the July 5, 1954 recording session that produced Elvis Presley's first single ("That's All Right"). Scotty Moore, Presley's first guitarist, hit the button that began the satellite broadcast to over 1,200 stations.


Britain's National Health Service Act went into effect on this date in 1948, providing government-financed medical and dental care.


Today in Beatles History:

1966 - The Beatles left the Philippines. They were greeted by an angry mob that was the result of offending president Marcos' wife.

2002 - Paul and Heather McCartney made their first public appearance since their recent marriage. In London, they attended an awards ceremony that was honoring outstanding young artists and athletes.

2005 - London Live 8's "Hey Jude" finale led by Paul McCartney was offered for download.


Dr. William Shockley announced that he had invented the junction transistor on this date in 1951.


Today in Sports History:

1947 - Larry Doby pinch hit for the Cleveland Indians against the Chicago White Sox. The event made him the first black player to play in the American League.

1975 - Arthur Ashe became the first African-American man to win a Wimbledon singles title when he defeated Jimmy Connors in four sets.

1997 - Martina Hingis, at age 16, became the youngest Wimbledon winner in 110 years when she beat Jana Novotna in the women's final.

1998 - Roger Clemens (Toronto Blue Jays) got his 3,000th career strikeout.


On this date in 1984, the U.S. Supreme Court weakened the 70-year-old "exclusionary rule," deciding that evidence seized with defective court warrants could be used against defendants in criminal trials.


Coming Up:

Tonight --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Chicago White Sox 7:10pm EDT

Nascar Nationwide Series -- Subway Firecracker 250 Powered By Coca-Cola at Daytona International Speedway 7:30pm EDT

CFL Football -- Saskatchewan Roughriders vs Calgary Stampeders 9:00pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Los Angeles Dodgers 10:10pm EDT

Saturday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Chicago White Sox 7:15pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Los Angeles Dodgers 7:15pm EDT

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Coke Zero 400 Powered By Coca-Cola at Daytona International Speedway 7:30pm EDT

Sunday --

Izod Indy Car Series -- Pocono Indy Car 400 at Long Pond, PA. 12:00pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Chicago White Sox 1:40pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Los Angeles Dodgers 4:05pm EDT


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

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