Friday, July 26, 2013

It's Friday











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

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Today is July 26th, the 207th day of 2013. There are 158 days left in the year.

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Report: Blackhawks to give Quenneville extension.

Maple Leafs, GM Nonis agree to five-year extension.

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

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On this date in 1775, a postal system was established by the 2nd Continental Congress of the United States. The first Postmaster General was Benjamin Franklin.

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Whitaker romps as Alouettes hold off Eskimos.

Five storylines.

Visit the CFL's official website, cfl.ca.

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On this date in 1788, New York became the 11th state to ratify the U.S. Constitution.

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Regina, SK. -- The Saskatchewan Roughriders may be happy about their current standing in the CFL, but some of the team's coaches were a tad unhappy Wednesday.

Read the rest here.

The Roughriders play the second half of this back-to-back series with the Tiger-Cats tomorrow, July 27th in Guelph, with kickoff on 620 CKRM and the Rider Radio Network, TSN and ESPN3.com set for 7:30pm EDT.

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Thomas Edison and Patrick Kenny execute a patent application for a facsimile telegraph (U.S. Pat. 479,184) on this date in 1881.

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Tampa, FL. — Darrelle Revis made a successful return to the practice field Thursday, just 10 months after tearing his ACL, revealing afterward that he was so nervous that he couldn't sleep the night before.

Read the rest here.

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On this date in 1893, commercial production of the Addressograph started in Chicago, IL.

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Boston, MA. -- Thursday night's Rays-Red Sox game was postponed due to rain and will be made up Monday night at Fenway Park at 6:10 ET.

Read the rest here.

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The Chester was launched on this date in 1907. It was the first turbine-propelled ship.

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San Francisco, CA. -- Declining to label the Giants as either buyers or sellers with baseball's Trade Deadline approaching, general manager Brian Sabean indicated that the club won't make any major moves in the coming week.

Read the rest here.

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U.S. Attorney General Charles J. Bonaparte issued an order on this date in 1908 that created an investigative agency that was a forerunner of the FBI.

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It's Jimmy the Zombie!

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

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Today in Elvis History

1958 - 
The Elvis Presley single "Hard-Headed Woman" hit #2 in the U.S.

1965 - Elvis Presley's version of the Orioles' "Crying in the Chapel" peaked at #3 on the pop chart.

1969 - Elvis began a month long appearance at the International Hotel in Las Vegas. It was his first live engagement in almost eight years.

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Winston Churchill resigned as Britain's prime minister on this date in 1945.

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Today in Beatles History:

1968 -  
John Lennon and Paul McCartney completed the song "Hey Jude."

1974 - The Strawberry Fields Forever Fan Club began its first Beatle Convention in Boston, MA.

2001 - Ringo Starr and his 2001 All Starr Band began a 28-city North American tour. The lineup included Supertramp's Roger Hodgson, Emerson, Lake and Palmer's Greg Lake, Mott the Hoople's Ian Hunter, Howard Jones, Sheila E. and Mark Rivera of Billy Joel's band.

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On this date in 1947, U.S. President Truman signed The National Security Act. The act created the National Security Council, the Department of Defense, the Central Intelligence Agency and the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

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Today in Sports History:

1859 - The first intercollegiate Regatta was held in Worcester, MA, with Harvard beating Yale and Brown.

1928 - Gene Tunney beat Tom Heeney by a technical knockout in the 11th round at Yankee Stadium to retain the world heavyweight title.

1948 - Babe Ruth was seen by the public for the last time, when he attended the New York City premiere of the motion picture, "The Babe Ruth Story."

1992 - Miguel Indurain of Spain won his second straight Tour de France.

1996 - American swimmer Amy Van Dyken won the 50-meter freestyle to become Atlanta's first quadruple gold medalist and the first U.S. woman to win four in a single Olympics.

1998 - Three spectators were killed and six were injured by flying debris from a one-car crash at the U.S. 500 at Michigan Speedway. They were the first fan deaths at a major race in the United States in more than a decade.

2004 - The Arizona Diamondbacks ended their club-record losing streak of 14 games.

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Apollo 15 was launched from Cape Kennedy, FL on this date in 1971.

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Coming Up:

Tonight --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at New York Yankees 7:05pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Chicago Cubs 10:15pm EDT

Saturday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at New York Yankees 1:05pm EDT

Nascar Nationwide Series -- Indiana 250 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway 4:30pm EDT

CFL Football -- Saskatchewan Roughriders at Hamilton Tiger-Cats 7:30pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Chicago Cubs 9:05pm EDT

Sunday --

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Crown Royal presents the Samuel Deeds 400 at the Brickyard Powered by Bigmachinerecords.com at Indianapolis Motor Speedway 1:00pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at New York Yankees 1:05pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Chicago Cubs 4:05pm EDT

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

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