Wednesday, July 24, 2013

It's Wednesday











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

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Today is July 24th, the 205th day of 2013. There are 160 days left in the year.

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Devils sign Jagr to help fill offensive void.

Comebacks of all shapes and sizes defined season.

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

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Richard M. Hoe patented the rotary-type printing press on this date in 1847.

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Ray listed as day-to-day; Kackert out 4 to 6 weeks.

Video: Week 4 Ultimate Replay.

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

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On this date in 1849, Georgetown University in Washington, DC, presented its first Doctor of Music Degree. It was given to Professor Henry Dielman.

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Toronto, ON. -- Darian Durant, Renauld Williams, Rene Paredes and Rob Bagg were named the Gibson’s Finest Players of the Week for Week 4 of the 2013 Canadian Football League season.

Read the rest here.

The Roughriders play the second half of this back-to-back series with the Tabbies on Saturday, 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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Tennessee became the first state to be readmitted to the Union after the U.S. Civil War on this date in 1866.

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Tampa, FL. — Mike Williams isn't going anywhere.

Read the rest here.

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On this date in 1929, U.S. President Hoover proclaimed the Kellogg-Briand Pact, which renounced war as an instrument of foreign policy..

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Boston, MA. -- Sooner or later, somebody other than the Astros had to beat the Rays.

The Red Sox became that team on Tuesday night, when they cooled the visitors from Florida with a 6-2 win at Fenway Park.

Read the rest here.

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The first broadcast of "The Romance of Helen Trent" was heard on radio on this date in 1933. 7,222 episodes were aired.

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San Francisco, CA. -- The Giants' futility against the Cincinnati Reds continued in the first game of Tuesday's doubleheader, as Eric Surkamp was hit hard and often in San Francisco's 9-3 loss.

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San Francisco, CA. -- Bruce Bochy recorded the 1,500th victory as a Major League manager as the Giants outlasted the Cincinnati Reds in the second game of Tuesday's doubleheader, 5-3.

Read the rest here.

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U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt gave his fourth "Fireside Chat" on this date in 1933.

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Jimmy runs around the yard.

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

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Today in Elvis History

1965 -  
Elvis Presley's single "(Such An) Easy Question" hit #11 in the U.S.

1967 - The Elvis Presley movie "Double Trouble" premiered.

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Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis ended their team on this date in 1956. They ended the partnership a decade after it began on July 25, 1946.

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Today in Beatles History:

1966 -  
All four Beatles and Brian Epstein signed a petition that called for the legalization of marijuana.

1971 - The Beatles' "Help!" hit #33 in the U.K.

1976 - The Beatles single "Back In The USSR" hit #19 in the U.K.

1976 - The Beatles single "Got To Get You Into My Life" hit #7 in the U.S.

1978 - The movie "Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band," starring Peter Frampton and the Bee Gees, opened in New York City, NY.

2001 - The 3 disc box set "Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band" was released.

2012 - The iTunes LP "Tomorrow Never Knows" was released for a limited time.

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On this date in 1969, the Apollo 11 astronauts splashed down safely in the Pacific Ocean.

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Today in Sports History:

1978 - Billy Martin was fired for the first of three times as the manager of the New York Yankees baseball team.

1984 - Terry Bradshaw retired from the National Football League.

2005 - Lance Armstrong won his seventh consecutive Tour de France.

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On this date in 1985, Disney released their 25th full-length cartoon. The work was "The Black Cauldron."

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Coming Up:

Tonight --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Boston Red Sox 7:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Cincinnati Reds 10:15pm EDT

Thursday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Boston Red Sox 7:10pm EDT

Friday --

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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