Monday, June 16, 2014

Monday Morning Meissnervations












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

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Today is June 16th, the 167th day of 2014. There are 198 days left in the year.

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Melrose Minute: Coaches excel in thrilling Cup Final.

Core of USNTDP defense a talented, close-knit group.

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

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On this date in 1858, in a speech in Springfield, IL, U.S. Senate candidate Abraham Lincoln said the slavery issue had to be resolved. He declared, "A house divided against itself cannot stand."

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Tampa, FL. -- See pictures of Lightning players with their dads like the picture above of Nate Thompson and his dad with their big catch....

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At Coney Island, in Brooklyn, NY, the first roller coaster in America opened on this date in 1884.

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Regina, SK. -- After an ominous meeting between the team’s two mascots at centerfield that ended peacefully,, the Ottawa REDBLACKS joined the CFL wars as they played their first ever game against the defending Grey Cup champs. While the REDBLACKS used the game to see what kind of team they have assembled, the Riders used it to see if questions swirling around the football team could be answered and they might have been in a 21-17 victory as there were several fine efforts from players looking to continue their pro football careers north of the border.

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Coming up, the Riders will host the Edmonton Eskimos on Friday, June 20th, in the second and final pre-season game for both teams. Kickoff at Mosaic Stadium is set for 9:00pm EDT. Catch all the action on 620ckrm, the Rider Radio Network and 620ckrm.com, with Rod Pedersen and Carm Carteri calling the plays. There is no tv.

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The U.S. government signed a treaty of annexation with Hawaii on this date in 1897.

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Out in Montreal: Messam released by Alouettes.

Running game, rookie kicker lead Stamps over Bombers.

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

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Ford Motor Company was incorporated on this date in 1903.

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Tampa, FL. — Here's a stock watch of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

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Glenn Hammond Curtiss sold his first airplane, the "Gold Bug" to the New York Aeronautical Society for $5,000 on this date in 1909.

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Houston, TX. -- The number of bats Jerry Sands possessed dwindled just before his go-ahead single.

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Henry Berliner accomplished the first helicopter flight at College Park, MD on this date in 1922.

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San Francisco, CA. -- Rewind to last Sunday afternoon.


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"My Little Margie" debuted on CBS-TV on this date in 1952.


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How does this go together?

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


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Today in Elvis History

1956 - 
Elvis Presley's single "Blue Suede Shoes" hit #9 in the U.K. 

1956 - Elvis Presley's song "I Want You, I Love You" hit #31 in the U.S. The song was the b-side to "Blue Suede Shoes." 

1962 - The Elvis Presley EP "Follow That Dream" hit #15 in the U.S. 

1993 - The U.S. Postal Service released a set of seven stamps that featured Bill Haley, Buddy Holly, Clyde McPhatter, Otis Redding, Ritchie Valens, Dinah Washington and Elvis Presley. 

2002 - A remix of Elvis Presley's "A Little Less Conversation" hit #1 in the U.K.


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"Anne Frank: Diary of a Young Girl" was published in the United States on this date in 1952.

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Today in Beatles History:

1969 - 
The single "The Ballad of John & Yoko" was certified Gold by the RIAA. 

1975 - John Lennon sued the U.S. government charging that officials tried to deny his immigration through selective prosecution. 

1977 - "Beatlemania" opened on Broadway. It ran for 1,006 performances. 

1997 - Paul McCartney was interviewed for 50 minutes on WNNX 99X in Atlanta, GA. Ed Roland (Collective Soul), Leslie Fram and Jimmy Baron did the radio interview. 

2009 - "Let it Roll - Songs by George Harrison" was released. It was the first career spanning solo hits collection by George Harrison. It was released internationally on June 15.
  
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On this date in 1955, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to extend Selective Service until 1959.

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Today in Sports History:

1883 - The New York Giants baseball team admitted all ladies for free to the ballpark. It was the first Ladies Day. 

1938 - Jimmy Foxx (Boston Red Sox) set a major league record when he was walked six times in one game. 

1951 - Ben Hogan won the U.S. Open for the second straight year. 

1969 - U.S. President Nixon sent a telegram to Reggie Jackson thanking him for hitting two home runs while he was in the park on June 11. 

1970 - Brian Piccolo (Chicago Bears) died of cancer. 

1975 - The Milwaukee Bucks traded Kareem-Abdul Jabbar to the Los Angeles Lakers. 

1981 - The "Chicago Tribune" purchased the Chicago Cubs baseball team from the P.K. Wrigley Chewing Gum Company for $20.5 million. 

1985 - Willie Banks broke the world record for the triple jump with a leap of 58 feet, 11-1/2 inches in the U.S.A. championships in Indianapolis, IN. 

1991 - Otis Nixon (Montreal Expos) broke a major league record with six stolen bases in one game. 

1993 - Michael Jordan (Chicago Bulls) scored 55 points in an NBA Finals game against the Phoenix Suns. Jordan became the first player to score 50 points in a Finals games since Jerry West in 1969. 

1996 - In Lusaka, Sambia, fans stampeded the field at the World Cup match between Zambia and Sudan. Nine people were killed and 78 were injured. 

2005 - The NHL Board of Governors approved the sale of the Disney owned Mighty Ducks of Anaheim to Henry and Susan Samueli.

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Rudolf Nureyev defected from the Soviet Union while in Paris, traveling with the Leningrad Kirov Ballet on this date in 1961.

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BROOKLYN, Mich. -- Surprise gifts don’t get much better than this.

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On this date in 1963, 26-year-old Valentina Tereshkova went into orbit aboard the Vostok 6 spacecraft for three days. She was the first female space traveler.

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BROOKLYN, Mich. -- At long last, Jimmie Johnson knows what it feels like to visit Victory Lane at Michigan International Speedway.

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The movie "The Blues Brothers" opened in Chicago, IL on this date in 1980.

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Coming Up:

Tonight --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Baltimore Orioles 7:10pm EDT

Tuesday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Baltimore Orioles 7:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Chicago White Sox 8:10pm EDT

Wednesday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Baltimore Orioles 1:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Chicago White Sox 2:10pm EDT

Thursday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Houston Astros 7:10pm EDT

Friday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Houston Astros 7:10pm EDT

CFL Football -- Saskatchewan Roughriders vs Edmonton Eskimos 9:00pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Arizona Diamondbacks 9:40pm EDT

Saturday --

Nascar Nationwide Series -- Gardner Denver 200 Fired Up By Johnsonville at Road America 2:45pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Houston Astros 4:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Arizona Diamondbacks 10:10pm EDT

Sunday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Houston Astros 1:40pm EDT

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Toyota - Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway 3:00pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Arizona Diamondbacks 4:10pm EDT

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

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