Wednesday, April 30, 2014

It's Wednesday

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


Today is April 30th, the 120th day of 2014. There are 245 days left in the year.


Lightning's Bishop has successful wrist surgery.

Panthers fire Horachek, seek experienced coach.

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Today's Birthdays: Cloris Leachman is 88; Johnny Galecki (The Big Bang Theory, Roseanne) is 39; Kunal Nayyar (The Big Bang Theory) is 33; Kirsten Dunst (Spider-Man films, Elizabethtown) is 32.


Tampa, FL. -- For Lightning rookie center Tyler Johnson, the 2013-14 season was unique.

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On this date in 1789, George Washington took office as first elected U.S. president.


Video: Butler Meshing Well With New Teammates.

Irving: Bombers know successful Draft is critical.

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The U.S. purchased the Louisiana Territory from France for $15 million on this date in 1803.


Tampa, FL. — Pre-draft meetings with the media are usually pretty dull, but Tampa Bay Buccaneers general manager Jason Licht made Tuesday’s gathering interesting.

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The NBA has taken a firm stand against racism by banning for life Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling. [The final straw came when video emerged of a Clippers game where Sterling was caught on the Kiss-Cam with Paula Deen.]


Boston, MA. -- As any team mired in a tailspin knows, the suspense is not a matter of if misfortune is going to happen, but when. On Tuesday night at Fenway Park, the answer came in the sixth for the slumping Rays when the Red Sox pushed across five runs en route to a 7-4 win.

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San Francisco, CA. -- Yusmeiro Petit learned he would start Tuesday night's game about an hour before the scheduled first pitch.

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On this date in 1812, Louisiana was admitted as the 18th U.S. state.


Coach Sarah says it's time to practice T-Ball.


You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much fun as game 7 of the Stanley Cup playoffs, isn't it?


Today in Elvis History

1957 - 
Elvis Presley began recording the soundtrack to his forthcoming film "Jailhouse Rock." Elvis met song writers Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller for the first time during the session. 

1960 - Elvis Presley's single "Stuck On You" hit #1 in the U.S. It was his first single to be released in stereo. 

1966 - Elvis Presley's single "Frankie And Johnny" hit #25 in the U.S.


Canadian Stephen Charles Bridal was sentenced to three years in prison Tuesday after pleading guilty to robbing a Calgary pub. But unlike most such crimes, Bridal appeared in no hurry to get the job done or concerned about being identified. The prosecutor said Bridal was captured on surveillance video committing the attempted heist last June but also enjoying a beer before his crime.


Today in Beatles History:

1964 - The Beatles received a $140,000 royalty check for the use of their name on Beatles Chewing Gum. 

1969 - The Beatles recorded the lead guitar solo for the single "Let It Be." On January 4, 1970 George Harrison recorded the solo for the album version. 

1969 - John Lennon and Paul McCartney put down their vocals for "You Know My Name (Look Up the Number)." 

1973 - The Paul McCartney and Wings album "Red Rose Speedway" was released. 

1987 - The Beatles' "Help!", "Rubber Soul" and "Revolver" were released on compact disc. 

1988 - Paul McCartney announced that the Soviet record company Melodiya would release an album of his songs entitled "Chob B CCCP." 

2002 - Two tape recordings of John Lennon improvising songs and telling stories to his stepdaughter sold for $195,000 at an auction by Christie's. 

Hollywood insiders think Star Wars: Episode VII has a good shot at joining Avatar and Titanic in hitting $2 billion at the worldwide box office. The romantic sea disaster epic brought in $2.1 billion in 1997, a record that stood until the futuristic 3D sci-fi saga rolled up a staggering $2.7 billion in 2009.


Today in Sports History:

1922 - Charlie Robertson (Chicago White Sox) threw a perfect game against the Detroit Tigers. 

1939 - Lou Gehrig played his last game with the New York Yankees. He had played in 2,130 consecutive games. 

1940 - Belle Martell was licensed in California by state boxing officials. She was the first American woman, prizefight referee. 

1961 - Willie Mays (San Francisco) hit four home runs against the Milwaukee Braves. 

1970 - Billy Williams (Chicago Cubs) became the first National League player to play in 1,000 straight games. 

1971 - The Milwaukee Bucks beat the Baltimore Bullets in the fourth straight game of a championship series. They were only the second team in major league history to take another team out in four straight games. 

1989 - Bill Shoemaker won his 1,000th stakes race. 

1993 - Monica Seles was stabbed by Gunter Porsche. Porsche had run out onto the court after her match and stabbed Seles in the upper back. 

1996 - The New York Yankees and the Baltimore Orioles played the longest nine-inning game in major league baseball history. The game took four hours and 21 minutes. 

1997 - Riddick Bowe announced his retirement from boxing to pursue a career with the HBO cable network. His career record was 40-1 with 32 knockouts. 

1997 - The Atlanta Braves set a major league record when the got their 19th win in the month of April. 

2002 - Alex Rodriguez became the second youngest major league player to reach 250 home runs. He was 26 years and 277 days old.


Arthur Godfrey began his CBS radio morning show "Arthur Godfrey Time" on this date in 1945. It ran until this day in 1972.


Coming Up:

Tonight --

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

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs San Diego Padres 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 at Atlanta Braves 7:35pm EDT

Saturday --

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

Nascar Nationwide Series -- Aaron's 312 at Talladega Superspeedway 3:00pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Atlanta Braves 7:10pm EDT

Sunday --

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Aaron's 499 at Talladega Superspeedway 1:00pm EDT

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

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Atlanta Braves 1:35pm EDT


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

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