Saturday, March 1, 2014

It's Saturday

It's Saturday. Here's what's happening....


Today is March 1st, the 60th day of 2014. There are 305 days left in the year.


Miller, Ott traded to Blues by Sabres for Halak, Stewart.

After facelift, BC Place ready to host Heritage Classic.

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In America, the Continental Congress adopted the Articles of Confederation on this date in 1781.


Tampa, FL. --Infographic: Impact of 2013-14 Lightning Rookie Class.

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In Great Britain, E. Kidner opened the first cooking school on this date in 1784.


Wenatchee, WA. – Wenatchee hosts Brown Bears for two more games, Saturday and Sunday, March 1st and 2nd. The Saturday game starts at 7:05pm PST and the Sunday game faces off at 3:05pm PST. Then, on Friday and Saturday, March 7th and 8th, the Wild hosts the Midwest Division leading Fairbanks Ice Dogs, with puck drop at 7:05pm PST both nights. Individual and group game tickets for all home games are on sale now. Call 509.888.PUCK (7825).



The U.S. Congress authorized the first U.S. census on this date in 1790.


Chapdelaine one of three inked by REDBLACKS.

Bombers re-sign Division All-Star RB Ford.

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Ohio became the 17th U.S. state on this date in 1803.


Tampa, FL. — This week, Buccaneer fans write in wanting to know about the next candidate for the Ring of Honor, the author's own draft mis-evaluations and breakout possibilities on the 2014 roster.

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U.S. President Tyler signed the congressional resolution to annex the Republic of Texas on this date in 1845.


Time to come in Daddy?


You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much fun as going shopping on a Saturday, isn't it?


Today in Elvis History

1960 - 
Elvis Presley left Company D, 32nd Tank Battalion, 3rd Armor Corps with a "Farewell Elvis" press conference. He had been with the group since October 1, 1958.

1975 - Elvis Presley's single "My Boy" hit #21 in the U.K.

1975 - Elvis Presley won his third Grammy Award for the 1974 live version of "How Great Thou Art."

1981 - The movie "Elvis And The Beauty Queen" aired on NBC-TV. Don Johnson played the part of Elvis Presley.

1991 - Geraldo Rivera became the first talk show personality from the West to be televised on a daily basis in the USSR. The first show featured a segment about the death of Elvis Presley.

1995 - Elvis Presley's "Heartbreak Hotel" was inducted into the NARAS 22nd Hall of Fame at the 37th annual Grammy Awards.

2005 - CKX stock began trading on the NASDAQ. 


Nebraska became the 37th U.S. state on this date in 1867.


Today in Beatles History:

1966 - 
 About one hundred Beatles fans barricaded themselves inside Liverpool's Cavern Club. The day before the club had closed due to bankruptcy.

1966 - "The Beatles At Shea Stadium" was world premiered on BBC1.

1969 - The Beatles album "Yellow Submarine" hit #2 in the U.S.

1970 - Two clips of the Beatles, performing "Let It Be" and "Two of Us," were aired on "The Ed Sullivan Show." It was the last time the group appeared on the show.

1972 - John Lennon was granted an extension on his American work visa.

1972 - John Lennon began recording "Sometime in New York City."

1995 - The Beatles' "Abbey Road" was inducted into NARAS' 22nd annual Hall of Fame at the 37th annual Grammy Awards. 


Postage stamps with scenes were issued for the first time on this date in 1869.


Today in Sports History:

1941 - Elmer Layden was named the first Commissioner of the NFL. 

1949 - Joe Louis announced that he was retiring from boxing as world heavyweight boxing champion.

1960 - Gordie Howe was profiled in "LOOK" magazine.

1969 - Mickey Mantle announced his retirement from baseball.

1979 - The NCAA granted ESPN the exclusive rights to telecast collegiate events.

1987 - The Boston Celtics defeated Detroit 112-102 to post win number 2,235.

1988 - Wayne Gretzky (Edmonton Oilers) got his 1,050th assist to become the NHL's all-time assist leader. Gordie Howe had held the record for 26 years.

1993 - The expansion NHL team owned by Disney was named the Mighty Ducks.

1996 - Lenny Wilkens won his 1,000th game as a coach in the NBA.

1996 - The Dallas Mavericks set a record when they attempted 44 3-point shots in a game against the Vancouver Grizzlies.

1997 - "Bottom Line2" debuted on ESPN2.

2002 - The Vancouver Canucks said that they would bill Ed Belfour (Dallas Stars) for damaging the visiting team's locker room on February 28th. Belfour broke two televisions, a clock and a VCR and damaged the walls of the dressing room after he was pulled during the first period.

2005 - The NHL's board of governors met and emerged fully behind Commissioner Gary Bettman and totally committed to having a season in the fall.


FM Radio began in Nashville, TN, when station W47NV began operations on this date in 1941.


Coming Up:

Tonight --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Dallas Stars 3:00pm EST

Nascar Nationwide Series -- Blue Jeans Go Green 200 Presented By Cotton, The Fabric Of Our Lives at Phoenix International Raceway 3:45pm EST

NAHL Hockey -- Wenatchee Wild vs Kenai River Brown Bears 10:05pm EST

Sunday --

USPHL Elite Playoffs -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Florida Eels 10:45am EST

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- The Profit On CNBC 500, Presented By Small Business Fueling America at Phoenix International Raceway 3:00pm EST

NAHL Hockey -- Wenatchee Wild vs Kenai River Brown Bears 6:05pm EST

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Colorado Avalanche 8:00pm EST

Monday --

Nothin' Doin'

Tuesday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at St. Louis Blues 8:00pm EST

Wednesday --

Nothin' Doin'

Thursday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs Buffalo Sabres 7:30pm EST

Friday --

NAHL Hockey -- Wenatchee Wild vs Fairbanks Ice Dogs 10:05pm EST

Saturday --

Nascar Nationwide Series -- Boyd Gaming 300 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway 4:15pm EST

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs Boston Bruins 7:00pm EST

NAHL Hockey -- Wenatchee Wild vs Fairbanks Ice Dogs 10:05pm EST

Sunday --

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Kobalt 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway 3:00pm EDT


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

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