Friday, December 26, 2014

It's Friday

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


Today is December 26th, the 359th day of 2014. There are 6 days left in the year.


Finland faces challenge for World Juniors repeat.

Scott suspended four games for punching opponent.

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On this date in 1620, the Pilgrim Fathers landed at New Plymouth, MA, to found Plymouth Colony, with John Carver as Governor.


Tampa, FL. -- Tis the season for hockey. After a great start to the NHL season, the World Junior Championships are upon us. This year’s tournament will feature games in both Toronto and MontrĂ©al with the medal round taking place in Toronto.

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On this date in 1865, the coffee percolator was patented by James H. Mason.


Season Rewind: Saskatchewan Roughriders.

Video: Top 10 Kick Returns of 2014.

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On this date in 1941, Winston Churchill became the first British prime minister to address a joint meeting of the U.S. Congress.


Tampa, FL. -- Wide receiver Louis Murphy has agreed to a three-year contract extension with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the team announced Friday morning.

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On this date in 1944, Tennessee Williams' play "The Glass Menagerie" was first performed publicly, at the Civic Theatre in Chicago, IL.


Corvallis, OR. --Welcome back to “Get to Know Coach Gary Andersen.” Today is the fourth installment with the “Voice of the Beavers” Mike Parker.

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On this date in 1947, heavy snow blanketed the Northeast United States, burying New York City under 25.8 inches of snow in 16 hours. The severe weather was blamed for about 80 deaths.


Jimmy on guard.


You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much fun as watching your son scatter Legos all over the house, isn't it?


Today in Elvis History:

1957 - 
The Memphis Draft Board granted Elvis Presley a deferment until March 20, 1958 so he could finish filming "King Creole." 

1957 - Elvis Presley donated thousands of teddy bears to the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis. 

1964 - The Elvis Presley single "Blue Christmas," from 1957, hit #11 in the U.K.


On this date in 1948, Linda Pierce was born. Happy Birthday Sis!


Today in Beatles History:

1963 - 
Capitol Records released the Beatles' "I Want to Hold Your Hand" backed with "I Saw Her Standing There." (U.S. release) 

1967 - The Beatles film, "Magical Mystery Tour," premiered on BBC-TV. 

1970 - The George Harrison single "My Sweet Lord" hit #1 on the US Billboard Hot 100.


On this date in 1953, "Big Sister" was heard for the last time on CBS Radio. The show ran for 17 years.


Today in Sports History:

1908 - 
Texan boxer "Galveston Jack" Johnson knocked out Tommy Burns in Sydney, Australia, to become the first black boxer to win the world heavyweight title. 

1917 - Harry Cameron (Toronto Maple Leafs) became the first defenseman to score four goals in a game. 

1927 - The East-West Shrine football game featured numbers on both the front and back of players’ jerseys. 

1928 - Johnny Weissmuller announced his retirement from amateur swimming. At the time he held all world swimming records for free-style swimming from 50 to 880 yards. 

1941 - Bobby Riggs won his first pro tennis game. 

1968 - Ted Green (Boston Bruins) set a National Hockey League (NHL) penalty record when he recorded 3 minors, 2 majors and 2 game misconducts. 

1974 - The Washington Capitals achieved their first NHL sellout. 

1986 - Doug Jarvis, age 31, set a National Hockey League (NHL) record as he skated in his 916th consecutive game. Jarvis eventually set the individual record for most consecutive games played with 964. 

2001 - "Ali," starring Will Smith, opened in the U.S. 

2001 - Patrick Roy (Colorado Avalanche) became the first goalie to win 500 NHL games.


On this date in 1954, "The Shadow" aired on radio for the last time.


Coming Up:

Tonight --

Nothin' Doin'

Saturday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs Carolina Hurricanes 7:00pm EST

Sunday -- 

NFL Football -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs New Orleans Saints 1:00pm EST (Final game of regular season.)


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

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