Monday, May 26, 2014

Monday Morning Meissnervations












It's Monday. Here's what's happening....

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Today is May 26th, the 146th day of 2014. There are 219 days left in the year.

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Rangers beat Canadiens in OT, take 3-1 series lead.

Kulda, Oil Kings top Storm to win 2014 Memorial Cup.

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

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The Territory of Montana was organized on this date in 1864.

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Tampa, FL. -- Relive Captain Matthew Lund's reunion with his family and honor the U.S. military in Tampa Bay and around the world this Memorial Day....

Read the rest here.

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It's Memorial Day. Be sure to thank a veteran today for their service to our country.

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Alouettes spend off-season reloading.

Off-season Timeline: Winnipeg Blue Bombers.

Please visit the league's official website, cfl.ca.

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On this date in 1868, U.S. President Andrew Johnson was acquitted, by one vote, of all charges in his impeachment trial..

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Tampa, FL. — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers may have figured out a way to fill Raymond James Stadium for generations to come.

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On this date in 1896, the Dow Jones Industrial Average appeared for the first time in the "Wall Street Journal."

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St. Petersburg, FL. -- A benches-clearing incident between rivals. Multiple ejections. A sweep of a divisional opponent. A 10-game losing streak for the Red Sox. Pinch-hit home runs in consecutive half-innings. A slump-busting performance from a star player. A record-setting relief appearance. Joe Maddon's 700th win as Rays manager.

Read the rest here.

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In Persia, the first oil strike was made in the Middle East on this date in 1908. Video

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San Francisco, CA. -- Michael Morse hit a bases-loaded double, stood on second base, and shook his head as A-ha's "Take On Me" blared and the AT&T Park crowd stood and cheered. He couldn't help but giggle and point back to the announced 42,590 fans in attendance.


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On this date in 1913, Actors’ Equity Association was organized in New York City.


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Nice swing Jimmy!

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You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much fun as having your son home from school, isn't it?


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Today in Elvis History

1962 - 
Elvis Presley's single "Good Luck Charm" hit #1 in the U.K. 

1963 - Elvis Presley recorded "(You're The) Devil In Disguise." 

1994 - Michael Jackson and Lisa Marie Presley were married in the Dominican Republic. They were divorced in January of 1996.


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The House Committee on Un-American Activities began its work of searching for subversives in the United States on this date in 1938.

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Today in Beatles History:

1969 - 
John Lennon and Yoko Ono began their 2nd "Bed-In For Peace" in Montreal. It lasted until June 2. 

1970 - The Beatles album "Let It Be" was certified gold by the RIAA. 

1970 - George Harrison began recording the album "All Things Must Pass." 

1973 - The retrospective album "The Beatles 1967-1970" hit #1 in the U.S. It wsa the 15th #1 album for the Beatles in the U.S. 

1977 - "Beatlemania" opened at the Winter Garden Theater in New York. The show was a musical tribute to the Beatles. 

1982 - The Beatles album "Reel Music" was certified gold by the RIAA.  
  
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On this date in 1948, the U.S. Congress passed Public Law 557 which permanently established the Civil Air Patrol as the Auxiliary of the new U.S. Air Force.

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Today in Sports History:

1896 - In Manhattan Beach, NY, the first American intercollegiate bicycle race was held. 

1917 - Walt Cruise hit the first home run out of Braves Field. 

1923 - The first Le Mans Grand Prix d'Endurance began. The race was won by Andre Lagache and Rene Leonard. The race ended the next day. 

1925 - Ty Cobb became the first major league baseball player to collect 1,000 extra-base hits. 

1980 - Steve Carlton (Philadelphia Phillies) became the first National League player to record 6 1-hitters. 

1988 - The Edmonton Oilers won their fourth NHL Stanley Cup in five seasons. They swept the series 4 games to 0 against the Boston Bruins. 

1990 - The Philadelphia Phillies retired Mike Schmidt's number 20.

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The first trailer bank opened for business in Locust Grove, Long Island, NY on this date in 1956. The 46-foot-long trailer took in $100,000 in deposits its first day.

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CONCORD, N.C. — Once Kyle Larson made a breathtaking pass for the lead just past the midpoint of Saturday’s NASCAR Nationwide Series History 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, the outome was all but decided.

Read the rest here.

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Union Square, San Francisco became a state historical landmark on this date in 1958.

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CONCORD, N.C. — Jimmie Johnson wasn't worried -- really.

Read the rest here.

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The word "Frisbee" became a registered trademark of Wham-O on this date in 1959.

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Speedway, IN. -- Chants of “USA, USA” from the hundreds of thousands of spectators rose from the cavernous Indianapolis Motor Speedway – and likely among TV viewers across America – as Ryan Hunter-Reay took the slowest lap of the day.

Read the rest here.

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The Apollo 10 astronauts returned to Earth on this date in 1969 after a successful eight-day dress rehearsal for the first manned moon landing.

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Coming Up:

Tonight --

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

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Toronto Blue Jays 7:07pm EDT

Tuesday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Toronto Blue Jays 7:07pm EDT

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

Wednesday --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Chicago Cubs 3:45pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Toronto Blue Jays 7:07pm EDT

Thursday --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at St. Louis Cardinals 8:15pm EDT

Friday --

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

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at St. Louis Cardinals 8:15pm EDT

Saturday --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at St. Louis Cardinals 2:15pm EDT

Nascar Nationwide Series -- Buckle Up 200 Presented By Click It Or Ticket at Dover International Speedway 2:30pm EDT

Verizon Indy Car Series -- Chevrolet Indy Dual in Detroit Race 1 3:30pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Boston Red Sox 7:15pm EDT

Sunday --

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Fedex 400 Benefiting Autism Speaks at Dover International Speedway 1:00pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Boston Red Sox 1:35pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at St. Louis Cardinals 2:15pm EDT

Verizon Indy Car Series -- Chevrolet Indy Dual in Detroit Race 2 3:30pm EDT

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

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