Friday, November 21, 2014

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It's Friday. Here's what's happening....

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Today is November 21st, the 324th day of 2014. There are 41 days left in the year.

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Rangers-Sabres game set for Friday postponed.

Kings' Voynov charged with felony domestic violence.

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

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The Mayflower reached Provincetown, MA on this date in 1620. The ship discharged the Pilgrims at Plymouth, MA, on December 26, 1620.

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Toronto, ON. -- After losing three games in a row and being outscored 15-4 in their past two, the Toronto Maple Leafs rebounded with one of their best efforts of the season, a 5-2 win against the Tampa Bay Lightning at Air Canada Centre on Thursday.

Read the rest here.

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On this date in 1694, French author and philosopher Jean Francois Voltaire was born. At age 65 he spent only three days writing "Candide."

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Regina, SK. -- "There's always change, there's always turnover, each and every year." Geroy Simon breaks down the 2014 season and explains how the team will change in the coming months.

Read the rest here.

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On this date in 1783, the first successful flight was made in a hot air balloon. The pilots, Francois Pilatre de Rosier and Francois Laurent, Marquis d'Arlandes, flew for 25 minutes and 5½ miles over Paris.

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BC Lions part ways with head coach Mike Benevides.

WF Analysis: Esks' Offence must step up in Final.

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

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COMING UP - Thanksgiving: November 27. World Aids Day: December 1. Human Rights Day: December 10. Winter Solstice: December 21. Christmas: December 25.

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Tampa, FL. -- The Buccaneers are being cautious with LB Lavonte David's sore hamstring, hoping to keep the league's leading tackler in action this weekend...Plus, attitude changes and other notes and quotes.

Read the rest here.

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North Carolina became the 12th state to ratify the U.S. Constitution on this date in 1789.

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Corvallis, OR. -- The Oregon State men’s soccer team capped a signature day in the program’s 27-year history on Thursday with a 1-0 victory over Denver in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.

Read the rest here.

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Thomas A. Edison announced the invention of his phonograph on this date in 1877.

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Jimmy in the cafeteria.

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You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much fun as Wenatchee Wild hockey, isn't it?

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Today in Elvis History:

1962 - 
The Elvis Presley film "Girls! Girls! Girls!" opened in the U.S. 

1963 - The Elvis Presley film "Fun in Acapulco" premiered. 

1964 - Elvis Presley's single "Ain't That Loving You Baby" hit #16 in the U.S. 

2006 - The album "Elvis at the Hayride" was released. The live show was the a remastered version of the original recording.

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Rebecca L. Felton of Georgia was sworn in as the first woman to serve as a member of the U.S. Senate on this date in 1922.

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Today in Beatles History:

1960 - 
George Harrison was deported from Germany for being too young to perform there with the Beatles. 

1968 - Yoko Ono suffered a miscarriage. 

1995 - The "Beatles Anthology I" set a first-day sales record, selling 450,000 units. 

2006 - The Beatles album "Love" was released. The soundtrack to the Cirque de Soleil show contained 26 tracks.

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Spanish surrealist Salvador Dali had his first art exhibit on this date in 1929.

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Today in Sports History:

1934 - 
The New York Yankees purchased the contract of Joe DiMaggio from San Francisco of the Pacific Coast League. 

1959 - Major league baseball lifted the ban on inter-league trade. 

1964 - The Detroit Red Wings began a streak of 47 straight wins when leading after two periods. The streak ended on January 23, 1966. 

1977 - Walter Payton (Chicago Bears) ran for an NFL record 275 yards against the Minnesota Vikings. 

1982 - The National Football League (NFL) resumed its season following a 57-day players' strike. 

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On this date in 1942, the Alaska Highway across Canada was formally opened.

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Coming Up:


Tonight --

NAHL Hockey -- Wenatchee Wild at Kenai River Brown Bears 11:30pm EST

Saturday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs Minnesota North Stars 7:00pm EST

College Football -- Oregon State Beavers at Washington Huskies 10:30pm EST

NAHL Hockey -- Wenatchee Wild at Kenai River Brown Bears 11:30pm EST

Sunday --

NFL Football -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Chicago Bears 1:00pm EST

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

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