The Northern Edge 49° 59

Another Cool Day on the Prairie

By: plapman, 12:46 PM GMT on September 30, 2010

img src="http://weathersticker.wunderground.com/weathersticker/miniWeather05_both/language/www/global/st ations/71851.gif" alt="Click for Portage Southport, Manitoba Forecast" Today will start sunny then becoming a mix of sun and cloud this afternoon as the high reaches 17C(63F).
Tonight will bring a few clouds and a low of 4C(39F).
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From my Basement Window

Todays events in history from BrainyHistory.Com

1997 1st time 3 cons home runs in post season-Raines, Jeter, O'Neill (New York Yankees)
1997 Hooters agrees to pay $2 million in discrimination suits
1997 Microsoft Corp releases Internet Explorer 4.0
1997 Yankees Tim Raines, Derek Jeter and Paul O'Neill are 1st to hit 3 consecutively homers in post season (Yankees beat Indians 8-6)
1995 Cleveland Indian Albert Belle hits his 50th home run of season
1994 NHL goes on strike
1994 Space shuttle STS-68 (Endeavour 7), launches into orbit
1994 Sylvestre Ntibantunganya elected president of Burundi
1994 Vladimir Meciars HZDDS wins Slovakia parliamentary election
1993 6.4 earthquake at Latur, India, 28,000 killed
1993 General Colin Powell retires at 56
1992 26th Country Music Association Award: Garth Brooks wins
1992 Kansas City Royal George Brett gets 4 hits to become 18th to get 3,000 hits
1992 Mariel Hemmingway appears nude on TV show Civil Wars
1991 Reverend Jean Betrand Aristide ousted as president of Haiti
1990 Chicago White Sox beat Seattle 2-1 in last game at Comiskey Park
1990 Pittsburgh Pirates wins NL East title
1989 NASA closes down tracking stations in Hawaii and Ascension
1989 Nolan Ryan's perfect game broken in 8th, but gets his 300th strikeout
1989 Senegambia separates back into Gambia and Senegal
1989 Toronto Blue Jays wins AL East title
1988 Andrei Gromyko retires
1988 Dave Stieb, loses 2nd consecutive no hitter bid with 2 outs in 9th
1988 IBM announces shipment of 3 millionth PS/2 personal computer
1988 Louise Ritter, U.S., jumps 6'8" to win Olympic gold medal
1988 Robin Givens and Mike Tyson appear on Barbara Walter's Show
1988 Los Angeles Dodger Orel Herschiser breaks former Dodger Don Drysdale mark by pitching 59 consecutive scoreless innings
1987 Suriname constitution ratified
1986 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1986 U.S. releases soviet spy Gennadiy Zakharov
1985 Howard Stern gets fired from WNBC AM in New York
1984 Bowie Kuhn ends career as Baseball Commissioner
1984 Browns set a team record for allowing most sacks (11), Kansas City wins 10-6
1984 California Angel Mike Witt, pitches a perfect game over Texas Rangers, 1-0
1984 New York Yankee Don Mattingly wins AL batting crown with .343 avg
1982 National railroad strike in Belgium
1981 Last game at Minn's Metropolitan Stadium, lose to Kansas City 5-2
1981 Seoul, South Korea is selected to host 1988 Summer Olympics
1980 1,754 turn out to see Phillies play New York Mets at Shea Stadium
1980 A's Rickey Henderson sets AL stolen base record at 98 en route to 100
1980 Iran rejects a truce call from Iraqi President Saddam Hussein
1980 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1979 Milwaukee Brewers lose 5-0 ending 213 straight games without a shutout
1979 Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Mary Kay Golf Classic
1978 Major Indoor Soccer League grants 1st 6 franchises to Cincinnati,
1978 Phillies clinch NL East title
1978 Cleveland, Houston, New York, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh Phillies win 3rd consecutive NL East Division title
1977 Dutch Antillean government-Evertsz resigns
1977 Ringo releases "Ringo the 4th" album
1977 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya U.S.S.R.
1975 5 drown in flash flood of sewer and water tunnel (Niagara Falls New York)
1974 General Francesco da Costa Gomez succeeds General Spinola as President of Portugal
1973 3rd New York City Women's Marathon won by Nina Kuscsik in 2:57:07
1973 4th New York City Marathon won by Tom Fleming in 2:21:54
1973 Mel Gray begins NFL streak of 121 consecutive game receptions
1973 Sandra Palmer wins LPGA Cameron Park Golf Open
1973 U.S.S.R. performs underground nuclear test
1973 New York Yankees close 50th year at Yankee Stadium losing 8-5, Ralph Houk
1972 Passenger train derails killing 48 (Rust Stasie South Africa)
1972 Roberto Clemente, is 11th to get 3,000 hits
1971 Last Washington Senator home game, New York Yankees win career 5th forfeit game Yankees trailing 4-2 in 9th with 2 outs, fans rush field
1970 New American Bible published
1969 Atlanta's 10th straight win, clinches NL West pennant
1968 1st Boeing 747 rolls out
1968 AL and NL umpires form a new Association of Major League Umpires
1968 Sharon Miller wins LPGA Seven Lakes Golf Invitational
1968 Supremes release "Love Child"
1967 BBC starts their own popular music radio station
1967 Palace of Fine Arts reopens (1st time during 1915 exposition)
1967 U.S.S.R.'s Kosmos 186 and 188 complete 1st automatic docking
1966 Botswana (Bechuanaland) gains independence from Britain (National Day)
1966 U.S.S.R. performs underground nuclear test
1965 Donovan's 1st U.S. TV appearance (Shindig)
1965 Los Angeles Dodger Don Drysdale (23-12) wins 13th straight game, 7 by shutouts
1964 "Oh What a Lovely War" opens at Broadhurst Theater New York City for 125 performances
1963 "Student Gypsy" opens at 84th St. Theater New York City for 16 performances
1963 56th Postmaster General: John A Gronouski of Wis takes office
1962 A's Bill Fischer ends 84 1/3 consec innings pitched without a walk
1962 John F. Kennedy routes 3,000 federal troops to Mississippi
1962 James Meredith registers for classes at University of Mississippi
1962 KCRL TV channel 4 in Reno, NV (NBC) begins broadcasting
1962 KMEX TV channel 34 in Los Angeles, California (IND) begins broadcasting
1962 Mickey Wright wins LPGA San Diego Golf Open
1962 New York Mets lose record 120th game as Cubs turn triple play and beat New York 5-1
1960 Flintstones premieres, 1st prime time animation show
1960 On Howdy Doody's last show Clarabelle finally talks "Goodbye Kids"
1960 West Germany signs trade agreement with East Germany
1958 French Guinee becomes independent republic Guinea
1958 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya U.S.S.R.
1957 French government of Mauroy, resigns due to Algeria
1957 WKYT TV channel 27 in Lexington, Kentucky (CBS) begins broadcasting
1956 Phillies Robin Roberts gives up a major league record 46th home run
1956 White Sox Jim Derrington, 16, is youngest to start a game (he loses)
1954 "Boy Friend" opens at Royale Theater New York City for 483 performances
1954 Nautilus, 1st atomic-powered vessel (sub), commissioned by the Navy
1953 Auguste/Jacques Piccard dives with bathosphere to 3150 m (record)
1953 Earl Warren appointed Chief Justice of the Supreme Court
1953 Robert Anderson's "Tea and Sympathy," premieres in New York City
1953 WICS TV channel 20 in Springfield, IL (NBC) begins broadcasting
1953 WMT (now KGAN) TV channel 2 in Cedar Rapids-Waterloo, IA (CBS) begins
1950 1st congress of International Astronautical Federation opens in Paris
1950 Radio's "Grand Ole Opry" is broadcasted on TV for 1st time
1950 WSM TV channel 4 in Nashville, Tennessee (NBC) begins broadcasting
1949 Berlin Airlift ends after 277,000 flights
1949 Pirates Ralph Kiner hits his 54th home run and NL record 16th in September
1947 New York Yankees beat Dodgers 5-3-largest WS crowd 73,365-1st WS televised
1946 22 Nazi leaders found guilty of war crimes at Nuremberg
1946 Von Ribbentrop and Goering sentence to death by Nuremberg trial
1945 Hank Greenberg's final day home run wins pennant for Tigers
1944 Calais reoccupied by Allies
1944 Dutch General Mine Workers Union (ABWM) forms
1943 Pope Pius XII encyclical on Divine spirit
1942 98 U-boats sunk this month (485,000 tons)
1942 Admiral Nimitz' B-17 finding Guadalcanal using National Geographic map
1942 SS exterminates 3,500 Jews in Zelov Lodz Poland in 6 week period
1941 3,721 Jews are buried alive at Babi Yarravine (near Kiev) Ukraine
1941 53 U-boats sunk this month (202,000 tons)
1941 German assault on Moscow: operation-Taifun, begins
1940 47 German aircrafts shot down above England
1940 59 U-boats sunk this month (295,000 tons)
1939 1st televised college football game (Fordham vs Waynesburg at New York City)
1939 41 U-boats sunk this month (153,000 ton)
1939 Germany and Russia agree to partition Poland
1939 White Sox reliever Clint Brown sets record of 61st relief appearance
1938 British premier Chamberlain arrives in Munich
1938 Munich Agreement-forced Czechoslovakia to give territory to Germany
1937 6th Ryder Cup: U.S., 8-4 at Southport and Ainsdale, England
1936 International Commission of Straits (Dardanelles and Bosphorus) ends
1936 Pinewood Studios opens in Buckinghamshire, England
1935 Gershwin's "Porgy and Bess" premieres in Boston
1934 Babe Ruth's final game as a Yankee, goes 0 for 3
1934 Franklin D. Roosevelt dedicates Boulder Dam (Hoover Dam)
1934 St. Louis Card clinch pennant as Dizzy Dean wins his 30th of year
1933 Berlin/Hart/Heyman/Myers ballet "As Thousands Cheer," premieres in New York City
1929 1st manned rocket plane flight (by auto maker Fritz von Opel)
1928 Le Sifflet publishes 1st precursor of Kuifje (Tintin)
1928 Leon Vanderstuyft of Belgium cycles record 76 miles 604 yards in 1 hour
1927 Babe Ruth hits record setting 60th home run, off Tom Zachary
1926 German/French/Belgian/Luxembourg steel cartel closes
1925 General Pangulos disbands Greek parliament
1924 Allies stop checking on German navy
1923 Canton Bulldogs win 1st on way to 17-0 season
1922 Government of Alexandros Zaimis forms in Greece
1922 New York Yankees clinch pennant #2, beating Boston 3-1
1920 Time Square Theater opens at 217 W 42nd St. New York City
1919 Avery Hopwood's "Gold Diggers," premieres in New York City
1916 Giants lose to Braves 8-3, ends 26 consecutive win streak
1915 Red Sox clinch AL pennant by beating Detroit
1908 Maurice Maeterlinck's "L'oiseau Blue," premieres in Moscow
1907 Cards Ed Konetchy steals home twice and Joe Delahanty also steals home for record 3 steals of home (vs Boston)
1904 White Sox lefty Doc White, pitches his 5th shutout in 18 days
1898 City of New York established
1895 France proclaims a protectorate over Madagascar
1888 "Jack the Ripper" butchers 2 more women, Liz Stride and Kate Eddowes
1887 Start of Sherlock Holmes Adventure "Five Orange Pips"
1887 Volunteer (U.S.) beats Thistle (Scotland) in 8th America's Cup
1885 Bechuanaland becomes a British protectorate
1880 Henry Draper takes that 1st photograph of Orion Nebula
1878 1st Portuguese immigrants arrive in Hawaii
1877 1st U.S. amateur swim meet (New York Athletic Club)
1868 Spain's Queen Isabella is deposed, flees to France
1867 Midway Islands formally declared a U.S. possession
1864 Battle of Preble's Farm Virginia (Poplar Springs Church)
1864 Black Soldiers given Medal of Honor
1857 U.S. occupies Sand, Baker, Howland and Jarvis Is south of Hawaii
1846 Anesthetic ether used for 1st time (Dr. Wm Morton extracts a tooth)
1841 Samuel Slocum patented the stapler
1818 Congress of Aken: Russia, Austria, Prussia, France and England
1808 Covent Garden Theatre Royal destroyed by fire
1805 Napoleons army draws into the Rhine
1791 Mozart's opera "Magic Flute" premieres in Vienna
1787 1st U.S. voyage around the world - Columbia leaves Boston
1777 Congress, flees to York Pa, as British forces advance
1730 Duke Victor Amadeus XI of Savoye resigns
1681 Netherlands and Sweden sign treaty
1659 Robinson Crusoe is shipwrecked (according to Defoe)
1659 Peter Stuyvesant of New Netherlands forbids tennis playing during religious services (1st mention of tennis in U.S.)
1649 Last Swedish troops vacate Prague
1626 Battle between king Bethlen Gabor and earl Mansfeld-Wallenstein ends
1619 Remonstrant Society forms in Antwerp
1555 Oxford Bishop Nicholas Ridley sentenced to death as a heretic
1544 King Henry VIII draws his armies out of France
1520 Suleiman I succeeds his father Selam I as sultan of Turkey
1452 1st book published, Johann Guttenberg's Bible
1399 King Richard II of England abdicates throne
1199 Rambam (Maimonides) authorizes Samuel Ibn Tibbon to translate Guide of Perplexed from Arabic into Hebrew

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A Comfortable Day on the Prairie

By: plapman, 11:08 AM GMT on September 29, 2010

border="0" height="50" width="150" /> Today will be sunny with cloudy periods with the wind becoming northwest at 30 km/h (19 mph) gusting to 50 km/h (31 mph) early this morning then light late this afternoon. the high will be 19C(66F).
Tonight will be clear witha low of 5C(41F).
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The Queen and me had a good trip to the morden, Winkler area for the MRI.The Queen always likes to be early and we got there an hour ahead of schedule. Luckily we only had to wait a 1/2 hour, yhey must have had a mssed appointment.
The next road trip is into the big city on Friday to pick up my hearing aids . The loaners I got last trip to the audioologist sure work better than the old ones.
=============================================================Todays events in history from BrainyHistory.com

September 29 Events in History

2005 John G. Roberts is confirmed as the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court
2004 Yemeni judge sentences two Islamists death for the 2000 attack on the USS Cole, that killed 17 sailors
1997 Jury selection in Terry Nichols Oklahoma bombing trial begins
1996 "Delicate Balance" closes at Plymouth Theater New York City
1996 34th Tennis Fed Cup: USA beats Spain in Atlantic City USA (5-0)
1996 Alanis Morissette ends her 1st U.S. tour (Houston Texas)
1996 Baltimore Orioles end season with record 257 home runs
1996 Houston Astro's retire Nolan Ryan's #34
1996 Nintendo 64 video game system debuts in USA (3 months after Japan)
1996 Orioles Brady Anderson is 14th to hit 50 home runs
1996 San Diego Padres sweep Los Angeles Dodgers in race for NL West title
1996 Trish Johnson wins LPGA Fieldcrest Cannon Golf Classic
1996 U.S. wins Federation Cup over Spain
1995 Indians break 1902 Pirates record for largest lead over 2nd-place team (KC) (27 games)
1995 O. J. Simpson trial sent to the jury
1995 Saleem Elahi scores century on ODI debut, Pakistan vs. Sri Lanka
1995 U.S. space probe Ulyssus completes 2nd passage behind Sun
1994 1st phase of O. J. Simpson murder trial jury selection ends (304 chosen)
1994 House votes to end lobbyists buying meals and entertainment for Congress
1994 Pointer Sisters receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
1993 "Grace Under Fire," starring Brett Butler debuts on ABC-TV
1993 27th Country Music Association Award: Vince Gill wins
1992 Atlanta Braves wins 2nd straight NL West title
1992 Parliament suspends president Fernando Collor
1991 "My Own Private Idaho" premieres
1991 29th Ryder Cup: U.S. beats Europe, 14 -13 at Ocean Course (SC)
1991 Pat Bradley wins MBS LPGA Golf Classic
1990 "Love and Affection" by Nelson peaks at #1 on pop singles chart
1990 "Street Scene" closes at New York State Theater New York City after 6 performances
1990 Brook Yeaton weds Traci Lords
1990 Reds are 1st NL team to clinch title, staying in 1st place all year
1990 U.S. Secretary of State James Baker meets with Vietnam's foreign minister
1990 Washington National Cathedral construction is completed after 83 years
1990 "Millie's Book" written by 1st Lady Barbara Bush for president's dog is a best-selling non-fiction book
1989 Glenn Frey joins Don Henley on-stage (for 1st time since 1981)
1989 Zsa Zsa Gabor convicted of slapping a police officer in Beverly Hills
1988 26th Space Shuttle mission, Discovery 7 launched
1988 China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor PRC
1988 Florence Griffith Joyner of USA sets 200m woman's record (21.34)
1988 U.N. peacekeeping forces win Nobel Peace prize
1988 Union Station reopens in Washington D.C.
1987 "Didn't We Almost Have It All," by Whitney Houston hits #1
1987 "thirtysomething," debuts on ABC-TV
1987 8th Emmy Sports Award presentation
1987 New York Yankee Don Mattingly hits record 6th grand slam of year
1986 "Airwolf," TV Adventure; moves to USA
1986 "Designing Women," TV Comedy, debuts on CBS
1986 Cubs Greg Maddux defeats Phillies Mike Maddux (1st rookie brothers)
1986 Indians Jay Bell is 10th to hit a home run on 1st major league pitch he sees
1986 Mary Lou Retton retires as a gymnast
1986 U.S.S.R. releases U.S. journalist Nicholas Daniloff confined on spy charges
1985 "Alfred Hitchcock Presents," returns to NBC-TV
1985 "Amazing Stories," by Steven Spielberg, debuts on NBC-TV
1985 "MacGyver," starring Richard Dean Anderson, debuts on ABC-TV
1985 Deron Cherry, Kansas City vs Seattle, has 4 interceptions!
1985 Houston quarterback Warren Moon sacked NFL tying record 12 times (by Cowboys)
1984 "(What) In Name Of Love" by Naked Eyes peaks at #39
1984 "Cruel Summer" by Bananarama peaks at #9
1984 "Drive" by Cars peaks at #3
1984 "Layin' It On Line" by Jefferson Starship peaks at #66
1984 "Let's Go Crazy" by Prince and Revolution peaks at #1
1984 "Pretty Mess" by Vanity peaks at #75
1984 "Torture" by Jacksons peaks at #17
1984 "When You Close Your Eyes" by Night Ranger peaks at #14
1984 "Yes Or No" by Go-Go's peak at #84
1984 Elizabeth Taylor, undergoing rehabilitation at the Betty Ford Clinic
1983 "A Chorus Line" 3,389 performance to become longest running Bdwy show
1983 1st time Congress invokes War Powers Act
1983 Airport of Beirut reopens
1983 Congress authorized President Reagan to keep 1,600 U.S. Marines in Lebanon
1983 Oakland A's Mike Warren no-hits Chicago White Sox, 3-0
1982 1st broadcast of "Cheers" on NBC-TV
1982 Cyanide laced Tylenol capsules kills 7 in Chicago
1982 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1980 Malcolm McDowell wed Mary Steenburgen
1979 "Ain't That A Shame" by Cheap Trick peaks at #35
1979 "Bad Case Of Loving You" by Robert Palmer peaks at #14
1979 "Boom Boom (Out Go Lights)" by Pat Travers peaks at #56
1979 "Born To Be Alive" by Patrick Hernandez peaks at #16
1979 "Cruel To Be Kind" by Nick Lowe peaks at #12
1979 "Different Worlds" by Maureen McGovern peaks at #18
1979 "Driver's Seat" by Sniff 'n' the Tears peaks at #15
1979 "Girls Talk" by Dave Edmunds peaks at #65
1979 "Lonesome Loser" by Little River Band peaks at #6
1979 "Message In A Bottle" by Police peaks at #1 in UK
1979 "What Cha Gonna Do With My Lovin'" by Stephanie Mills peaks at #22
1979 Astros' J R Richard strikes out NL season righty record of 313
1979 Gold hits record $400.20 an ounce in Hong Kong
1979 John Huston's "Wine Blood" premieres at New York Film Festival
1979 Los Angeles Dodger Manny Mota hits record 146th pinch hit
1979 Pope John Paul II becomes 1st pope to visit Ireland
1978 "Flying High," debuts on CBS
1978 "For Richer, For Poorer," TV Daytime Soap; last airs on NBC-TV
1977 "Star Wars Theme/Cantina Band," by Meco hits #1
1977 Eva Shain is 1st woman to referee a heavyweight championship
1977 James Brown's band walks out claiming they were underpaid and overworked
1977 Muhammad Ali beats Earnie Shavers in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
1977 Peter Schats circus opera "Houdini," premieres in Amsterdam
1977 Soviet space station Salyut 6 launched into Earth orbit
1976 "Alice," debuts on CBS-TV
1976 2nd Chamber recognizes Dutch Liberals/social democratic abortion law
1976 Boy George expelled from school
1976 San Francisco Giant John Montefusco no-hits Atlanta Braves, 9-0
1976 Syria drives Palestinian guerrillas out of Lebanon
1976 Tommy Lasorda replaces Walter Alston as Dodger manager
1976 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya U.S.S.R.
1976 Jerry Lee Lewis, attempting to shoot soda bottles hits his bass player Norman Owens twice in the chest
1975 "Three For Money," debuts on NBC-TV
1975 U.S.S.R. performs underground nuclear test
1975 WGPR-TV Detroit, 1st Black-owned station in U.S., began broadcasting
1974 4th New York City Women's Marathon won by Katherine Switzer in 3:07:29
1974 5th New York City Marathon won by Norbert Sander in 2:26:30
1974 Joanne Carner wins LPGA Portland Ladies Golf Classic
1973 "Jimmy Loves Mary-Anne" by Looking Glass peaks at #33
1973 "We're An American Band" by Grand Funk peaks at #1
1973 Baltimore Orioles pull their 5th triple play (5-4-3 vs Detroit)
1973 Insurance industry announces auto racers get into more highway accidents
1973 Soyuz 12 returns to Earth
1972 Japan and People's Republic of China begin diplomatic relations
1971 "McMillan and Wife," debuts on NBC-TV
1971 Cyclone and tidal wave off Bay of Bengal kills as many as 10,000
1971 Orbiting Solar Observatory VII launched
1971 Ron Hunt is hit by a pitch for record 50th time in a season
1971 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1970 "NET Festival," last aired
1969 "Bright Promise," TV Daytime Soap; debuts on NBC-TV
1969 "Letters To Laugh-In," debuts on NBC-TV
1969 "Love American Style," premieres on ABC-TV
1969 "Name Droppers," debuts on NBC-TV
1969 "Sale Of Century," debuts on NBC-TV
1969 7th Mayor's Trophy Game, Mets beat Yankees 7-6
1969 China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor PRC
1969 Jackie DeShannon gets Gold Record for "Put Little Love in Your Heart"
1969 Red Sox Rico Petrocelli hits shortstop record 40th home run of season
1969 Steve O'Neal of New York Jets, kicks longest NFL punt; 98 yards vs Denver
1968 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Mickey Wright Golf Invitational
1968 Carl Yastrzemski .3005 avg wins his 2nd straight batting crown
1968 Chuck Latourette, sets NFL record 47.7 yd punt return avg (3 punts)
1967 Gladys Knight and Pips releases "I Heard it Through the Grapevine"
1967 International Monetary Fund reforms world monetary system
1967 Mickey Hart joins the Grateful Dead and plays the Straightater
1966 Bechuanaland gains independence from England, becomes Botswana
1966 Sandy Koufax pitches 3rd 300-strikeout season
1965 Ralph Boston of U.S., sets then long jump record at 27' 4 3/4"
1965 St. L Cards Charlie Johnson passes for 6 touchdowns vs Cleveland (49-13)
1965 WLVT TV channel 39 in Allentown, Pennsylvania (PBS) begins broadcasting
1965 Phillies catcher Pat Corrales sets record by reaching base twice on catcher's interference in one game and 6 times in one season
1964 Greece and Bulgaria close boundaries
1963 "Judy Garland Show," debuts on CBS-TV
1963 "My Favorite Martian," starring Ray Walston, debuts on CBS-TV
1963 2nd session of Ecumenical council, 'Vatican II,' opens in Rome
1963 Card's Stan Musial's final game, gets his 3,629th and 3,630th hit
1963 Houston Colt .45 John Paciorek goes 3 for 3 in his only game
1963 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Mickey Wright Golf Invitational
1963 Pope Paul opens 2nd sitting of 2nd Vatican council
1963 Rolling Stones 1st tour (opening act for Bo Diddley and Everly Bros)
1963 Stan Musial Day in St. Louis
1962 "Alley Cat" by Bent Fabric and His Piano peaks at #7
1962 "Green Onions" by Booker T and MG's peaks at #3
1962 "My Fair Lady" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater New York City after 2,715 performances
1962 "Roy Rogers and Dale Evans Show," debuts on ABC-TV
1962 "You Can't Judge A Book By Cover" by Bo Diddley peaks at #48
1962 Algerian government of Ben Bella forms
1962 Indians and Angels set AL record of 40 strikeouts in a doubleheader
1962 John F. Kennedy authorized use of federal troops to integrate University of Mississippi
1962 Launch of Alouette 1, 1st Canadian satellite (on U.S. Delta rocket)
1962 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1961 "Detectives," TV Crime Drama; moves to NBC-TV
1961 Bob Dylan's 1st recording session-backup harmonica for Caroline Hester
1961 Mamum Kuzbari becomes premier of Syria
1960 "Johnny Ringo," TV Western Drama; last airs on CBS-TV
1960 "My Three Sons" starring Fred MacMurray, debuts on ABC-TV
1960 "Outlaws," TV Western Drama; debuts on NBC-TV
1960 "Tell Laura I Love Her" by Ricky Valance peaks at #1 in UK
1960 "lrma La Douce" opens at Plymouth Theater New York City for 527 performances
1959 "Many Loves Of Dobie Gillis," debuts on CBS-TV
1959 "Philip Marlowe," debuts on ABC-TV
1959 Dodgers win game 2 of playoff, 6-5, and take NL pennant
1959 Little Anthony and the Imperials record "Shimmy Shimmy Koko Bop"
1959 Sultan of Brunei promulgates a constitution
1958 "Studio One," TV Anthology Drama last airs on CBS-TV
1958 "Summertime Blues" by Eddie Cochran peaks at #8
1958 "Texan," debuts on CBS-TV
1958 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1957 "DuPont Show of the Month," debuts on CBS-TV
1957 "Paul Winchell Show," debuts on ABC-TV
1957 300 die as express train hits stalled train (Montgomery W Pakistan)
1957 Buddy Holly and Crickets released 2nd single "Oh Boy!"/"Not Fade Away"
1957 New York Giants play and lose their last game at Polo Grounds (9-1 to Pitts)
1957 Passenger train and oil train crash in Gambar West Pakistan, 300 die
1956 "I Love Mickey" by Mickey Mantle and Teresa Brewer peaks at #87
1956 "Oh! Susanna," debuts on CBS-TV
1956 New York Yankees Mickey Mantle hits his 52nd home run of season
1955 "Sergeant Preston," debuts on CBS
1955 Ali Sastroamidjojo's PNI wins elections in Indonesia
1955 Arthur Millers "View From The Bridge," premieres in New York City
1954 "Barefoot Contessa" starring Ava Gardner premieres at the Capitol
1954 "Masquerade Party," TV game Show; moves to ABC
1954 "Star is Born" starring Judy Garland and James Mason premieres
1954 Bennekom soccer team forms in Bennekom
1954 KALB TV channel 5 in Alexandria, LA (NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting
1954 Willie Mays famous over-the-shoulder catch of Vic Wertz' 460' drive
1953 "Buick-Berle Show," debuts on NBC-TV
1953 "Make Room for Daddy," starring Danny Thomas, premieres on ABC-TV
1953 1st department store to sell insurance is Carson Pirie Scott in Chicago, Illinois
1953 Baltimore Mayor D'Alesandro buys Veeck's interest in Browns for $2,475,000
1953 Milton Berle Show premieres
1953 U.S. government gives France $385 million for combat in Indo-China
1952 "Lights Out," last airs on NBC-TV
1952 Stan Musial makes his only major league pitching appearance
1951 1st color telecast of football game on network, Philadelphia (CBS)
1951 Emile Zatopek runs world record 20,000 m and 10 mile
1951 S. B. Nicholson discovers 12th satellite of Jupiter
1950 "Tin Pan Alley TV," last airs on ABC-TV
1950 Telephone Answering Machine created by Bell Laboratories
1950 New York Yankees clinch 2nd consecutive pennant under Casey Stengel
1949 "Front Page," debuts on CBS-TV
1949 "Inside USA With Chevrolet," debuts on CBS-TV
1949 Elia Kazan's "Pinky" starring Ethel Waters opens at Rivoli
1949 George Lascelles marries Maria Stein
1948 Laurence Olivier's "Hamlet" opens at Park Avenue Cinema
1948 WBAP (now KXAS) TV channel 5 in Fort Worth-Dallas, Texas (NBC) begins
1948 WSB TV channel 2 in Atlanta, Georgia (ABC) begins broadcasting
1947 Dizzy Gillespie presented his 1st Carnegie Hall concert in NY
1947 Former Yank manager Joe McCarthy signs to manage Red Sox
1947 Record World Series crowd of 73,365 at Yankee Stadium ($325,828)
1946 "Adventures of Sam Spade" debuts on CBS Radio
1946 1st time NL pennant ends in a tie (Cards and Dodgers)
1946 Al Couture knockouts Ralph Walton in Lewiston Maine in 10 seconds
1946 Los Angeles (previously Cleveland) Rams play 1st NFL game in LA
1946 NPS, Nationale Party Suriname, forms
1945 Cubs clinch NL pennant
1944 Browns last in AL attendance,only 6,172 watch them sweep New York Yankees in DH
1944 Soviet troops invade Yugoslavia
1943 1st Silbertanne-murder by German occupiers in Meppel
1943 Eisenhower and Italian Marshal Pietro Badoglio sign an armistice
1943 German riots at Amsterdam Jews
1943 Zjadovs 5th Gardeleger/Managarovs 53rd Army reconquer Kremenchug
1942 32 degrees F lowest temperature ever recorded in Cleveland in Sept
1942 Government of De Gaulle cancels agreement of Munich
1941 Joe Louis TKOs Lou Nova in 6 for heavyweight boxing title
1941 Million jam downtown Brooklyn to cheer NL champ Dodgers in a parade
1941 Nazi mass murder at Babi Jar, Soviet Union
1940 "Double or Nothing," a radio quiz show, 1st heard on Mutual Radio Net
1940 "Strike Up Band," opens
1940 1st U.S. merchant ship "Booker T Washington" commanded by a black captain (Hugh Mulzac), launched at Wilmington Delaware
1938 1st archival course is offered at Columbia University in New York City
1938 Treaty of Munich signed by Hitler, Mussolini, Daladier and Chamberlain
1937 Frans Slaats bicycles world record time (45,563 km)
1936 Radio used for 1st time for a presidential campaign
1935 5th Ryder Cup: U.S., 9-3 at Ridgewood CC NJ
1934 Rondo Hatton weds Mabel Housh
1933 Little King, Cartoon Character, by Von Beuren, debut
1932 "Bill of Divorcement" premieres at the Mayfair
1930 1st Canadian football game played under lights, Hamilton-UBC
1930 Bing Crosby marries Dixie Lee
1930 Boqueron battle ends Paraguay border dispute
1930 Lowell Thomas made debuts on CBS Radio replacing Floyd Gibbons
1930 New York City College offers 1st course in radio advertising
1928 Cardinals win NL pennant with a 3-1 win at Boston
1928 New York Yankees (17) Tigers (28) set 9 inning hit record (45)-Tigers win 19-10
1927 Babe Ruth ties record by hitting grand slams in consecutive games
1927 Telephone service begins between U.S. and Mexico
1927 Tornado strikes St. Louis Missouri, 85 die
1926 Norma Shearer wed Irving Thalberg
1925 French General of Morocco, marshal Lyautey, is dismissed
1925 Greek republican constitution enforced
1924 Santo Domingo joins League of Nations
1924 Senators clinch pennant, finishing 2 games in front of Yankees
1923 6th PGA Championship: Gene Sarazen at Pelham CC Pelham NY
1923 Steinhart Aquarium in Golden Gate Park opens to public
1922 Mussolini ask Vatican for support of fascist party program
1921 Pirates drop doubleheader to Cards to allow idle Giants to clinch NL
1920 Babe Ruth sets then home run season record at 54
1920 Belgium annexes Eupen/Malmedy
1920 Joseph Horne Company in Pittsburgh sells radios for $10
1918 Allied forces scored a decisive breakthrough of Hindenburg Line
1915 1st transcontinental radio telephone message is sent
1915 British army conquerors Chilly al Imara, Mesopotamie
1915 Dutch Opera's 1st performance
1915 Herbert/Blossoms musical "Princess Pat," premieres in New York City
1915 Hurricane claims 275 in Mississippi Delta
1915 Philadelphia Phillies clinch their 1st pennant
1914 Boston Braves, who were in last place in mid-July, clinch NL pennant
1913 Sam S Shubert Theater opens at 225 W 44th St. New York City
1913 Washington Senator Walter Johnson wins his 36th game
1912 French/British troops lands on Samoa
1911 Gun magazine of French battleship Liberte explode
1911 Italy declares war on Turkey
1911 New York Yankees steal 15 bases and get 13 walks, beating Browns 16-12; with a major-league record 6 stolen bases in 1 inning
1908 Calgary Rugby Football Union forms
1907 Construction begins on Washington National Cathedral
1906 U.S. intervenes in Cuba ousts dictator Estrada Palma
1904 1st monument honoring Spanish American War erected (Monroeville Ohio)
1902 Impresario David Belasco opens his 1st Broadway theater
1898 French troops reach Guinea and Sudan, Samori caught
1890 1st pro baseball game, New York Metropolitans beat Washington Nationals 4-2 in 5 innings at Polo Grounds in New York City
1879 NL owners meeting in Buffalo adopt reserve clause, giving each team exclusive rights to their players
1875 US-Spanish relations decline in wake of Cuban rebellion
1872 "3 Fingers" Mackenzie destroys Kwahadi-Commanche village
1872 Kiowa-chief Lone Wolf captures Satanta and Big Tree
1864 Battle of Waynesboro and New Market Heights VA
1863 Opera "Pescatori di Perle" is produced (Paris)
1859 Great auroral display in US
1853 Emigrant ship "Annie Jane" sinks off Scotland, drowning 348
1849 1st passenger train service to Peekskill New York (New Haven Railroad)
1829 London's Metropolitan Police Force goes on duty (Scotland Yard)
1815 King Willem I forms Order of Dutch Lion
1793 Tennis is 1st mentioned in an English sporting magazine
1789 1st congress adjourns
1789 U.S. War Department established a regular army
1785 Chasidic sect is excommunicated in Cracow Poland
1678 France and Brandenburg signs peace treaty
1650 2nd Fronde-uprising ends
1650 Henry Robinson opens 1st marriage bureau (England)
1608 Captain Newport arrives from England with supplies for colonists
1567 War of Religion - Huguenots try to kidnap king Charles IX
1564 Robert Dudley becomes earl of Leicester
1524 Emperor Charles V's troops give siege of Marseille
1521 Turkish troops occupy Belgrade
1364 Battle of Auray, English forces defeat French at Brittany
1349 People of Krems Austria accuse Jews of poisoning wells
1227 Pope Gregory IX excommunicate German emperor Frederik II
1187 Saladins army marches into Jerusalem
1066 William the Conqueror invade England
855 Benedict III begins his reign as Catholic Pope
440 Pope Leo I the Great, installed
235 St. Pontianus ends his reign as Catholic Pope
219 Batavian soldiers consecrate altar on Hercules Magusanus Rome

Updated: 12:45 PM GMT on September 30, 2010

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Another Warm Day on the Prairie

By: plapman, 1:01 PM GMT on September 28, 2010

Today
Sunny with cloudy periods. Fog patches dissipating this morning. Wind becoming south 30 km/h (19 mph) early this morning. High 24C(75F). UV index 4 or moderate.
Tonight
Cloudy periods. 40 percent chance of showers overnight. Wind south 30 km/h (19 mph) becoming light early this evening. Low 10C(50F).

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Today will start cloudy with a 30% chance of showers early this morning then clearing this morning. The wind becoming north at 30 km/h (19 mph) early this morning. The high will be 21C(70F).
Tonigh will be clear with a low of 7C(45F).

I'm off to the southern part of the province tody for an MRI. I had 1 while in the hospital but I guess thier still checking the cause of my problems. The Queen is my driver today. She doesn't mind highway driving bit won't drive in Winnpeg.

Updated: 11:06 AM GMT on September 29, 2010

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The Showers are Back on the Prairie

By: plapman, 12:08 PM GMT on September 27, 2010


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I had a good visit with the sister and she went back to "the Hat" yesterday phoning when she got home saying she had a safe lourney.
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Todays events in history from BrainyHistory.com
1998 Core States Betsy King Golf Classic
1996 Baltimore Oriole Roberto Alomar spits in face of umpire John Hirschbeck
1993 Actor Daniel Day Lewis pleads guilty to speeding charges
1992 ASPCA stops Santeria ceremony in Bronx halts sacrifice of 42 animals
1992 Los Angeles Dodgers for 1st time in history clinch last place
1992 Military transport plane crashes in Lagos, Nigeria killing 163
1992 Nancy Scranton wins Los Coyotes LPGA Golf Classic
1992 Pittsburgh Pirates win their 3rd straight NL East title
1992 Seattle's Randy Johnson ties AL record for lefties with 18 strike outs
1991 "Princesses" premieres on CBS TV
1991 President Bush decides to end full-time B-52 bombers alert
1991 1st scheduled NHL exhibition game in St. Petersburg Fla, is cancelled due to poor ice conditions (New York Islanders vs Boston Bruins)
1990 Dee Dee Ramone arrested on marijuana possession
1990 Deposed emir of Kuwait address United Nations General Assembly
1990 Gunman holds 33 people (killing 1) hostage in Berkeley California
1990 Senate Judiciary committee approves Souter's Supreme Court
1990 Tour de France champion Greg LeMond visits White House
1990 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1989 Oakland wins AL West and San Francisco wins NL West title
1989 Sony purchases Columbia Pictures for $3.4 billion cash
1988 Lab tests reportedly show Shroud of Turin not Christ's burial cloth
1988 Senate votes for major federal tax code changes
1987 27th Ryder Cup: Europe beats U.S., 15-13 at Muirfield Village Golf Club, Ohio
1987 Jan Stephens wins LPGA Konica San Jose Golf Classic
1987 NFL players' strike
1987 Phil Niekro final appearance and is pounded for 5 runs in 3 innings
1986 Senate joins House of Representatives voting for sweeping tax reforms
1985 8 killed as roof collapses in Brussel's supermarket
1985 Hurricane Gloria's 130 MPH wind hits Atlantic coast
1983 South Africa worker's union leader Curnick Ndlovu freed after 19 years
1983 Tim Raines is 1st since Ty Cobb to steal 70 and drive in 70 runs
1982 Cards clinching NL East title
1982 Filming begins on "Never Say Never Again"
1982 Jan Wolkers awarded but refuses Constantine Huygens-prize
1982 John Palmer becomes news anchor of Today Show
1981 "Day in Hollywood, A Night..," closes at John Golden New York after 588 perf
1979 Congress' final approval to create Department of Education
1979 Elton John, sick with flu, collapses at the Hollywood Universal Ampitheater
1979 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1978 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1978 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya U.S.S.R.
1977 Phillies clinch 2nd straight NL East Division title
1975 Government De Uyl recalls Dutch ambassador from Spain
1974 Austr National Gallery buys W de Kooning's "Woman V" for $850,000
1973 Nolan Ryan strikes out 16 in 11 innings, for record 383 of season
1973 Soyuz 12 carries 2 cosmonauts into Earth orbit (2 days)
1973 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya U.S.S.R.
1972 1st game at Nassau Coliseum, Rangers beat Islanders 6-4 (exhibition)
1971 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya U.S.S.R.
1970 Ken Boswell sets 2nd baseman record of 85 games without an error
1968 "Hair" opens in London
1968 Cardinal's super pitcher Bob Gibson's 13th shutout of year
1968 France refuses U.K. entry into common market
1967 Phillies Jim Bunning ties NL record of 5, 1-0 losses in a year
1967 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1964 Despite 3 home runs by Johnny Callison, Phils are 14-8 losers to Braves
1964 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Visalia Ladies' Golf Open
1964 Phillies 7th straight loses sends them into 2nd place
1964 Warren Commission released, finds Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone
1963 At 10:59 AM census clock, records U.S. population at 190,000,000
1962 Military uprising under Col Abdullah as-Sallal North Yemen
1962 U.S. sells Israel, Hawk anti-aircraft missiles
1961 Sandy Koufax sets NL strikeout season record at 269
1961 Sierre Leone becomes 100th member of U.N.
1960 Europe's 1st "moving pavement," (travelator), opens at Bank station
1959 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Opie Turner Golf Open
1959 Braves and Dodgers finish in a tie (86-68)
1959 Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev concludes his U.S. visit
1957 Giants rent Seals Stadium until Candlestick is built
1954 School integration begins in Washington D.C. and Baltimore Md public schools
1954 Steve Allen's "Tonight Show" premieres
1953 Bert Bechichar, Baltimore Colts, kicks a 56-yard field goal
1953 KCMO (now KCTV) TV channel 5 in Kansas City, Missouri (CBS) begins
1953 KNOE TV channel 8 in Monroe-West Monroe, LA (CBS) begins broadcasting
1953 KOLO TV channel 8 in Reno, NV (ABC/CBS) begins broadcasting
1953 KQTV TV channel 2 in Saint Joseph, MO (ABC) begins broadcasting
1953 St. Louis Browns play last game in Sportsman's Park, losing 100th game
1953 Typhoon destroys 1/3 of Nagoya Japan
1953 WHBQ TV channel 13 in Memphis, Tennessee (ABC) begins broadcasting
1953 WMAZ TV channel 13 in Macon, Georgia (CBS/ABC) begins broadcasting
1953 WTOK TV channel 11 in Meridian, MS (ABC/CBS) begins broadcasting
1951 Persian troops occupies oil refinery at Abadan
1950 Dr. Ralph Bunche receives Nobel Peace Prize
1950 Heavyweight champ Ezzard Charles KOs Joe Louis in New York City for heavyweight boxing title
1948 "Carib Song" opens at Adelphi Theater New York City for 36 performances
1947 "Sweethearts" closes at Shubert Theater New York City after 288 performances
1946 King George II of Greece returns from exile
1944 Helmond and Oss Netherlands liberated
1943 Anti-fascism opposition begins in Naples
1943 Dutch opposition newspaper "The Slogan" publishes KZ-Lower letter
1942 Heavy German assault in Stalingrad
1942 New York Giants beat Washington Redskins 14-7 without making a 1st down
1942 Reinhard Heydrich, "butcher of Prague," appointed SS-general
1942 St. Louis Cardinals win NL pennant on last day of season
1941 1st WW II liberty ship, freighter Patrick Henry, launched
1940 55 German aircraft shot down above England
1940 Black leaders protest discrimination in U.S. Armed Forces
1940 Floyd Giebells, 1st game, 2-0 pennant clinching beating Bob Feller
1940 Nazi-Germany, Italy and Japan sign 10 year formal alliance (Axis)
1940 Yankees, lose to A's and eliminated from pennant for 1st time since 1935
1939 Warsaw Poland, surrenders to Germans after 19 days of resistance
1939 White Sox host 1st "day-night" doubleheader, lose to Cleveland, 5-2 and 7-5
1938 British ocean liner "Queen Elizabeth," launches at Clydebank Scotland
1938 Jewish lawyers forbidden to practice in Germany
1938 League of Nations declares Japan the aggressor against China
1938 Ocean liner Queen Elizabeth launched at Glasgow
1937 1st Santa Claus Training School opens in Albion, New York
1936 1st baseman Walter Alston plays in his only major league game
1936 Franco troops conquer Toledo
1936 Netherlands leave Gold Standard/devaluate guilder
1935 Chicago Cubs win 21st consecutive game and clinch NL pennant
1931 Lou Gehrig completes his 6th straight season, playing in every game (.3486) Jim Bottomley (.3481)
1931 Closest NL batting race ends Chick Hafey (.3488) beats Bill Terry's
1930 34th U.S. Golf Amateur Championship won by Bobby Jones
1930 Cub's Hack Wilson's 2 home runs give him NL record 56 home runs
1930 White Sox 1st baseman Bud Clancy didn't handle ball at all in a 9 inning game vs St. Louis Browns
1928 U.S. recognizes Nationalist Chinese government
1924 Giants clinch their 4th straight pennant, beating Phils 5-1
1923 Italian troops leave occupied Korfu
1923 New York Yankee Lou Gehrig hits 1st of his 493 home runs
1922 King Constantine I of Greece abdicates
1921 Yankees beat Indians 21-7 in Polo Grounds
1919 British troops withdraw from Archangelsk
1919 Democratic National Committee voted to allow female members
1919 Pitcher Bob Shawkey sets then Yank record with 15 strike-outs
1919 Babe Ruth's 29th home run is 1st of year in Washington (1st in every park in league in one season)
1917 Broadhurst Theater opens at 235 W 44th St. New York City
1917 EHC soccer team forms in Hoensbroek, Netherlands
1916 1st Native American Day celebrated, honoring American Indians
1916 Emperor Lidj Jasu of Ethiopia flees
1914 Cleveland 2nd baseman Nap Lajoie collects his 3,000th hit
1912 W C Handy publishes "Memphis Blues" 1st Blues Song, 1912
1910 1st test flight of a twin-engined airplane (France)
1909 29th U.S. Mens Tennis: W A Larned beats W J Clothier (61 62 57 16 61)
1905 1st published blues composition forms sale, WC Handy Memphis Blues
1905 Boston's Bill Dinneen no-hits Chicago White Sox, 2-0
1900 Victory Theater (Republic, Belasco) opens at 207 W 42nd St. New York City
1894 Aqueduct racetrack opens in NY
1892 Book matches are patented by Diamond Match Company
1881 Chicago Cubs beat Troy 10-8 before record small "crowd" of 12
1877 John Mercer Langston named minister of Haiti
1864 Battle at Pilot Knob (Ft. Davidson), Missouri: 1700 killed/injured
1864 Jesse James' gang surprise attack train: 150 killed
1863 Jo Shelby's cavalry in action at Moffat's Station, Arkansas
1855 George F Bristow's "Rip Van Winkle," 2nd American opera, opens in New York City
1854 Steamship "Arctic" sinks with 300 people on board
1852 George L Aiken's "Uncle Tom's Cabin," premieres in Troy, New York
1834 Charles Darwin returns to Valparaiso
1833 Charles Darwin rides horse to Santa Fe
1830 Dutch army leaves Brussels, after 100s killed
1825 Railroad transportation is born with 1st track (Stockton-Darlington)
1821 Mexican Empire declares its independence
1821 Revolutionary forces occupy Mexico City as Spanish withdraw
1794 French troops conquer Crevecoeur
1787 Constitution submitted to states for ratification
1779 John Adams negotiates Revolutionary War peace terms with Britain
1777 Battle of Germantown; Washington defeated by British
1777 English General William Howe occupies Philadelphia
1694 Hurricane hits Carlisle Bay Barbados; 27 British ships sink and 3,000 die
1540 Pope Paul III recognizes Society of Jesus/Order of the Jesuits
1540 Society of Jesus (Jesuits) founded by Ignatius Loyola
1509 Storm ravages Flemish/Dutch/Friese coast, 1000s killed
1312 Duke John II of Brabant ends Charter of Kortenberg
1290 Earthquake in Gulf of Chili China, reportedly kills 100,000
70 Walls of upper city of Jerusalem battered down by Romans

Updated: 12:19 PM GMT on September 28, 2010

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Indian Summer on te Prairie

By: plapman, 1:42 PM GMT on September 26, 2010

Click for Portage Southport, Manitoba Forecast

Today will be sunny with a south wind at 30 km/h (19 mph) gusting to 50 km/h (31 mph) becoming light early this afternoon. The high will be 25C(77F).
Tonight will bring a few clouds as the southerly flow at 20 km/h (12 mph) becomes light late this evening. The overnught low will bew 10C(50F).
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My sister from Medicine Hat alberta found me walking Abbey yesterday. She's came for a visit and to check up on me. She doesn't like our cool wet weather but will be going home today just when it's going to be a warm day. She'll have good driving weather though.

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Todays History from BrainHistory. Com

2009 Two mass graves relating to Columbia's long fight with the Farc, were found in northwest and south Columbia
2006 Japan elects Shinzo Abe as new Prime Minister of Japan
1997 Seattle Mariner Ken Griffey, Jr. hits his 56th home run of 1997
1996 San Francisco Giant Bobby Bond is 2nd player to hit 40 home runs and steal 40 bases
1996 Space Shuttle STS-79 (Atlantis 17), lands
1995 "George" magazine premieres, published by John F Kennedy Jr
1995 Earliest 1st-class cricket in Australia season (Qld vs. Western Prov)
1995 Sri Lanka complete 2-1 Test Cricket series win in Pakistan from 0-1
1994 Estonia government of Laar flees
1993 30th Ryder Cup: U.S. beats Europe, 15-13 at The Belfry, England
1993 Cubs bat out of order against Pirates in 2nd inning
1993 Indians win their last game at Cleveland Stadium, beating Brewers 6-4
1993 Kris Monaghan wins LPGA Kyocera Inamori Golf Classic
1993 Seattle's Randy Johnson joins 300-strikeout club
1992 Jimmy Connors beats Martina Navratilova, 7-5, 6-3
1992 Nigerian Hercules C-130 crashes at Lagos, 163 die
1992 Roseanne Barr Arnold gets a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame
1992 Tsuruhiko Kiuchi discovers comet Swift-Tuttle
1992 1st time a positional player pitches for New York Mets, Phil Pecota, in 19-2 lose to Pirates
1991 2 year experimental Biosphere 2 in Oracle Arizona begins
1990 Motion Picture Association of America creates new NC-17 rating
1989 Last Vietnamese soldier leaves Cambodia
1989 MPAA creates NC-17 rating for movies with adult themes
1989 Soviet Foreign Minister Eduard Shevardnadze calls for total destruction of Soviet and U.S. chemical weapons
1988 Canada's Ben Johnson stripped of his 100-m gold failing drug test
1988 New York City's Rockefeller Center declared a national landmark
1988 Polish Communist Party picks propaganda chief Rakowski as new PM
1988 U.S. space shuttle STS-26 launched
1987 Padres Benito Santiago sets rookie hitting streak to 28 games
1986 RUN-DMC is 1st rap group to hit top 10 (Raisin' Hell)
1986 William Hubbs Rehnquist, sworn in as Chief Justice of Supreme Court
1986 Bobby (Patrick Duffy) returns to Dallas, his death is attributed to his wife Pam's bad dream (erases all of last season)
1985 Tunisia drops diplomatic relations with Libya
1984 5,251 turn out to see Phillies play New York Mets at Shea Stadium
1984 Berlin appeals court clears Paul McCartney in a paternity suit
1984 Britain and China initial agreement return Hong Kong to China in 1997
1984 Dutch Queen Beatrice opens University
1984 Phila's Juan Samuel sets record for steals by a rookie with his 72nd
1984 President Reagan vetoes sanctions against South Africa
1983 Ali Haji-Sheikh kicks New York Giant record 56 yard field goal
1983 Australia II wins America's Cup yacht race (1st non-U.S. winner)
1983 Cosmonauts Titov and Strekalov are saved from exploding Soyuz T-10
1983 Lebanon premier Chafiq Wazzan offers to resigns
1983 Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Inamori Golf Classic
1983 St. Louis Card Bob Forsch 2nd no-hitter beats Montreal Expos, 3-0
1982 "Doll's Life" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater New York City after 5 performances
1982 Patty Sheehan wins LPGA SAFECO Golf Classic
1981 Houston Astro Nolan Ryan 5th no-hitter beats Los Angeles Dodgers, 5-0
1981 U.S.S.R. performs underground nuclear test
1980 Bomb attack on Octoberfest in Munich, 12 killed
1980 Cuban government closes Mariel Harbor ending "freedom flotilla"
1980 Soyuz 38 returns to Earth
1979 1984 summer LA Olympic coverage sold to ABC for $225 million
1979 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1978 RR clerks go on strike, halting more than 2/3s of rail service
1978 NY District Court Judge Constance Baker Motley rules that women sportswriters cannot be banned from locker rooms
1977 Cleveland Browns play their 1st overtime game, beat Patriots 30-27
1977 Sir Freddie Laker begins cut-rate "Skytrain" service, London to NY
1976 China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor PRC
1976 Denver's Rick Upchurch returns 2 punts for TDs against Cleveland
1976 Donna Caponi Young wins LPGA Carlton Golf
1976 Phillies clinch their 1st NL East Division title
1975 Phillies and New York Mets play a doubleheader that ends at 3:15 AM
1974 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1973 Concorde flies from Washington D.C. to Paris in 3h 33m
1973 Turkey's state of siege ends (after 2 years)
1973 Wilt Chamberlain signs with ABA San Diego Conquistadors
1972 American Museum of Immigration dedicated
1972 Norway rejects membership in European Common Market
1971 Jim Palmer is 4th Oriole to win at least 20 games this season
1971 Pam Higgins wins LPGA Lincoln-Mercury Golf Open
1971 WGBY TV channel 57 in Springfield, MA (PBS) begins broadcasting
1970 Judy Rankin wins LPGA Lincoln-Mercury Golf Open
1969 Beatles release "Abbey Road" album
1969 Bolivia military coup under general Ovando Candia
1969 U.S.S.R. performs underground nuclear test
1968 1st broadcast of "Hawaii Five-O" on CBS-TV
1968 Marcelo Caetano elected premier of Portugal
1968 St. Louis Cardinals' Bob Gibson's 13th shutout, ends with 1.12 ERA
1968 Theatre censorship ends in Britain
1967 Dmitri Shostakovich's 2nd Violin concert, premieres in Moscow
1966 "Staten Island," 1st icebreaker to enter San Francisco bay
1965 11th LPGA Championship won by Sandra Haynie
1965 Minnesota gains its 1st AL pennant by defeating Washington, 2-1
1965 Queen Elizabeth decorates Beatles with Order of British Empire
1964 Braves (25) and Phillies (18) set record by using 43 players in 9 inn
1963 1st edition of New York City Review of Books
1962 Los Angeles Dodger Maury Wills becomes 1st to steal 100 bases (en route to 104)
1962 TV comedy series "Beverly Hillbillies" premieres on CBS
1962 Yemen Arab Republic proclaimed (National Day)
1961 "From the Second City" opens at Royale Theater New York City for 87 performances
1961 Roger Maris hits home run number 60 off Jack Fisher, tying Babe Ruth's record
1960 1st of 4 TV debates Nixon and Kennedy took place (Chicago)
1960 Fidel Castro gives a very long speech at the United Nations, 4 hours, 29 minutes
1960 Ted Williams last at bat is his 521st home run off Jack Fisher
1959 Japan hit by typhoon Vera; about 5,000 die
1959 Milwaukee Braves Warren Spahn becomes winningest NL lefty
1959 San Francisco Giants Sam Jones 2nd no-hitter, beats St. Louis Cardinals, 4-0
1958 Columbia (U.S.) beats Sceptre (England) in 18th America's Cup
1958 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1957 "West Side Story" opens at Winter Garden Theater New York City for 734 performances
1957 Bernstein and Sondheim's musical "West Side Story," premieres in New York City
1957 Dag Hammarskjold re-elected Secretary-General of UN
1957 Musical "West Side Story," opens on Broadway
1957 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1955 NY Stock Exchange worst price decline since 1929
1954 Japanese ferry boat Toya Maru sinks in Strait of Tsugaru, 1172 die
1954 KODE TV channel 12 in Joplin, MO (ABC) begins broadcasting
1954 KUTV TV channel 2 in Salt Lake City, UT (NBC) begins broadcasting
1954 Patty Berg wins LPGA Ardmore Golf Open
1954 Typhoon hits Japan - 5 ferryboats sink killing about 1,600
1954 WANE TV channel 15 in Fort Wayne, IN (CBS) begins broadcasting
1954 WCAX TV channel 3 in Burlington, VT (CBS) begins broadcasting
1954 A's defeats Yankees 8-6 in last game franchise will play in Philadelphia
1954 Yogi Berra plays his only game at 3rd and Mickey Mantle plays shortstop
1953 Billy Hunter is last St. Louis Browns player to homer in a game
1953 KERO TV channel 23 in Bakersfield, California (CBS/NBC) begins broadcasting
1953 Polish government fires/imprisons Cardinal Wyszynski
1953 U.S. and Spain sign defense treaty (4 U.S. bases in Spain)
1952 Yankees clinch 4th straight and 19th AL pennant, beating A's 5-2
1951 Professor Youngblood demonstrates artificial heart in Paris
1950 Australia wins Davis Cup tennis tournament
1950 Because of forest fire in Br Columbia, blue moon appears in England
1950 Phils pitcher Jim Konstanty makes record 71st appearance of year
1950 U.N. troops in Korean War recapture South Korean capital of Seoul
1948 Boston Braves win 1st NL championship since 1914
1947 Happy Chandler announces Ford and Gillette to sponsor World Series
1946 1st edition of Tintin (Kuifje), publishes until June 1993
1945 All old Dutch banknotes declared invalid
1944 British and Polish paratroopers evacuate Oosterbeek (Arnhem)
1944 Soviet forces occupy Estonia
1941 Nazi's slaughter about 34,000 Jews of Kiev
1940 Airplane manufacturer in Woolston bombed, 30 killed
1940 Japanese troops attack French Indo-China
1939 German seaplane shoots KLM-aircraft (1 killed)
1938 Hitler issues ultimatum to Czechoslovakian government, demanding Sudenten Land
1934 British liner Queen Mary is launched
1933 Sidney Kingsley's "Men in White," premieres in New York City
1931 Earl Claus von Stauffenberg marries Freiin Nina von Lerchenfeld
1929 John Schrober becomes chancellor of Austria
1927 St. James Theater (Erlanger) opens at 246 W 44th St. New York City
1926 JB Fagan's "And So to Bed," premieres in London
1926 Shortest double header, Yankees lose 6-1 in 72 minutes and lose again 6-2 in 55 minutes to Browns. Yankees had already clinched pennant
1925 8th PGA Championship: Walter Hagen at Olympia Fields CC Matteson Ill
1925 Italian sub "Sebastiano Veniero" lost off Sicily with 54 dead
1923 Stresemann Government ends resistance against occupiers in Ruhrgebied
1921 Yankee Ruth hits home runs 57 and 58 to beat Indians 8-7
1919 U.S. President Wilson hit by a heart attack
1918 Battle of the Argonne, final major battle of WW I
1917 British assault on Menin-street, France
1916 Bishop speak against Catholics in trade unions
1914 Federal Trade Commission formed to regulate interstate commerce
1914 Germans arrest A Max, mayor of Brussels
1908 Ed Ruelbach shuts-out Dodgers in a doubleheader
1907 New Zealand declares independence from U.K.
1906 Pitts Lefty Leifield no-hits Phillies, 8-0 in 6 inning game
1904 Charles Kleins "Music Master," premieres in New York City
1904 Earl Grey is named British governor-general of Canada
1904 GB Shaw's "How He Lied to Her Husband," premieres in New York City
1901 Great Britain annexes Gold Coast (Ghana)
1898 Victor Herbert/Harry Smith' musical premieres in New York City
1895 Italian general Oreste Baratieri lands in Massawa, Eritrea
1892 1st public appearance of John Philip Sousa's band (NJ)
1892 Diamond Match Co patented book matches
1890 U.S. stops minting $1 and $3 gold coin and 3 cent piece
1887 Emile Berliner patents the Gramophone
1884 Suriname army shoots on British-Indian contract workers, 7 killed
1876 1st Belgian parachute jump (Glorieux)
1874 1st Grand International Rifle match held
1861 2nd British Golf Open: Tom Morris Sr shoots a 163 at Prestwick Club
1835 Gaetano Donizetti's opera "Lucia di Lammermoor," premieres in Naples
1831 Robert Montgomery Bird's "Gladiator," premieres in New York City
1824 Kapiolani defies Pele (Hawaiian volcano goddess) and lives
1815 Russia, Prussia and Austria sign Holy Alliance
1789 Jefferson appointed 1st Secretary of State; John Jay 1st chief justice;
1786 England and France sign trade agreement
1777 British troops occupy Philadelphia during American Revolution
1772 New Jersey passes bill requiring a license to practice medicine
1771 Denis Diderot's "Le Fils Naturel," premieres in Paris
1733 France, Spain and Sardinia sign anti-German covenant
1687 Acropolis in Athens attacked by Venetian army trying to eject Turks Parthenon destroyed in war between Turks and Venetians
1680 Tax revolt in Gorinchem due to tax on cereal
1655 Peter Stuyvesant recaptures Dutch Ft. Casimir from Swedish in Delaware
1629 Sweden and Poland signs Peace of Altmark
1580 Francis Drake with Spanish treasure returns to England
1404 Brussels Brabants/Limburgse audit-office established
1396 Sultan Bajezid I beheads 100s of crusaders
1371 Battle of Maritsa: Serbia-Turkey

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Finally Sunshine on the Prairie

By: plapman, 12:34 PM GMT on September 25, 2010

Click for Portage Southport, Manitoba Forecast

Today will bring clearing this morning and a high of 18C(64F)
Tonight will remain clearwith the wind becoming south at 20 km/h (12 mph) overnight as the loe falls to 6C(43F).
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Todays Events in history from BrainyHistory.com
1997 "ER" is performed live on TV
1997 Britain's Andy Green sets jet-powered car record (714 mph)
1997 STS-86 (Atlantis 20) launches into orbit
1997 WNBA announces it will add Detroit and Washington D.C. franchises
1994 Oliver McCall TKOs Lennox Lewis in 2 for heavyweight boxing title
1992 "Barry Manilow's Showstoppers" opens at Paramount New York City
1992 China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor PRC
1992 Jimmy Connors beats Martina Navratilova
1992 Opening Main-Donau canal (North Sea-Black Sea)
1992 Sparky Anderson ties Hughie Jennings as Detroit's winningest manager
1992 U.S. Mars Observer launched from Space shuttle
1992 Gregory Kingsley, 12, wins right to divorce his parents and live with his foster parents, he takes name Shawn Russ
1991 "Good and Evil" premieres on ABC TV
1991 Paramount at Madison Square Garden in New York City opens
1990 "Les Miserables," opens at Forrest Theatre, Philadelphia
1990 1st 8 New York Yankees hit safely vs Baltimore Orioles to tie record
1990 Oakland A's clinch 3rd straight AL West title
1990 Saddam Hussein warns that U.S. will repeat Vietnam experience
1990 U.N. Security Council vote 14-1 to impose air embargo against Iraq
1989 Archaeologists open Titus of Rhine grave in Amsterdam
1989 Ronald Harwood's "Another Time," premieres in London
1989 Wade Boggs is 1st to get 200 hits and 100 walks in 4 consecutive seasons
1988 Florence Griffith Joyner runs Olympic record 100m in 10.54s
1988 Kathy Guadagnino wins LPGA Konica San Jose Golf Classic
1988 Christopher Jacobs, Troy Dalbey, Tom Hunter and Matt Biondi, swim world record 4x100 m freestyle (3:16.53)
1987 2nd coup on Fiji led by Major General Sitiveni Rabuka
1986 Antonin Scalia appointed to Supreme Court
1986 Houston Astro Mike Scott no-hits San Francisco Giants, 2-0
1985 Akali Dal wins Punjab State election in India
1985 Palestinian terrorists kill 3 Israeli sailors at Lanaca Cyprus
1985 Rickey Henderson steals Yankee record 75th base of season
1984 "Quilters" opens at Jack Lawrence Theater New York City for 24 performances
1984 1st London performance of musical "Stepping Out" presented
1984 Egypt and Jordan regain diplomatic relations
1984 New York Met Rusty Staub joins Ty Cobb, who hit home runs as a teen and in 40s
1983 35th Emmy Awards: Hill St. Blue, Cheers, Ed Flanders and Shelley Long
1983 Bob Forsch pitches 2nd career no-hitter, Cards beat Expos 3-0
1983 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya U.S.S.R.
1982 Northwestern ends 34 football game losing streak, beats No Illinois 31-6
1982 Penn prison guard George Banks kills 13 (5 were his own children)
1982 U.S.S.R. performs underground nuclear test
1981 Nolan Ryan's 5th career no-hitter as Astros beat Dodgers 5-0
1981 Rolling Stones begin their 6th U.S. tour at John F. Kennedy Stadium, Philadelphia
1980 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1980 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1980 Jerry Mumphrey joins Ozzie Smith, and Gene Richards to steal 50 bases this year for Padres
1979 "Evita" opens at Broadway Theater New York City for 1568 performances
1979 California Angels win their 1st NL West pennant
1978 PSA Boeing 727 and a Cessna private plane collide by San Diego, 144 die
1977 Jane Blalock wins LPGA Sarah Coventry Golf Tournament
1976 "Porgy and Bess" opens at Uris Theater New York City for 122 performances
1976 Expo's last game at Montreal's Jarry Park
1974 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1973 3-man crew of Skylab 3 make safe splashdown in Pacific after 59 days
1973 Mets beat Expos 2-1 on Willie Mays Night at Shea Stadium
1973 Willie Mays night at Shea Stadium
1972 Dutch air force drives away Russian Tupolev-bomber
1972 KAVT (now KSMQ) TV channel 15 in Austin, MN (PBS) begins broadcasting
1972 Norway votes to join common market
1972 Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Lincoln-Mercury Golf Open
1970 Ringo releases his "Beaucoups of Blues" album
1967 WGBX TV channel 44 in Boston, MA (PBS) begins broadcasting
1966 12th LPGA Championship won by Gloria Ehret
1966 Dmitri Shostakovich's 2nd Cello Concert premieres in Moscow
1966 Smallest Yankee stadium crowd, 413 see White Sox win 4-1
1965 "Do I Hear a Waltz?" closes at 46th St. Theater New York City after 220 performances
1965 60 year old Satchel Paige of Kansas City A's pitches 3 scoreless innings
1965 Beatle cartoon show begins in U.S.
1965 Children find trunk with corpse in Amsterdam canal
1964 Jens Otto Krag forms minority government in Denmark
1962 Black church is destroyed by fire in Macon Georgia
1962 Sonny Liston KOs Floyd Patterson in 1st round for heavyweight title
1962 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya U.S.S.R.
1962 Weatherly (U.S.) beats Gretel (Australia) in 19th running of America's Cup
1962 Yankees clinch AL pennant
1961 KTPS TV channel 62 in Tacoma, WA (PBS) begins broadcasting
1960 Chubby Checker's "Twist," hits #1
1960 For 1st time since 1927, Pirates clinch NL pennant
1960 New York Yankees clinch AL pennant
1960 Phillies beat Reds 7-1, ending 16 consecutive Sunday loses
1959 Cosmopolitan editor Helen Gurley (37) and David Brown (43) wed
1957 300 U.S. Army troops guard 9 black kids return to Central HS in Ark
1957 Great Britain performs nuclear test at Maralinga Australia
1957 Soviet 7 year plan (1959-1965) announced
1956 1st transatlantic telephone cable goes into operation (Scot-Canada)
1956 Brooklyn Dodger Sal Maglie no-hits Philadelphia Phillies, 5-0
1956 Transatlantic telephone cable (Newfoundland-Oban) is used
1955 Detroit outfielder Al Kaline, 20, is youngest batting champ
1955 Patty Berg wins LPGA Clock Golf Open
1954 Francois "Doc" Duvalier wins Haitian presidential election
1954 Indians win AL record 111 games
1954 WCBD TV channel 2 in Charleston, South Carolina (ABC) begins broadcasting
1952 Hal Newhouser of Tigers wins his 200th game
1949 4th U.S. Women's Open Golf Championship won by Louise Suggs
1949 Despite 71 injuries, Yankees have been in 1st place all season until Red Sox move into a tie for 1st place
1948 "Heaven on Earth" closes at Century Theater New York City after 12 performances
1943 Russian troops liberate Smolensk
1941 Brooklyn Dodgers win their 1st pennant in 21 years
1940 German High Commissioner in Norway sets up Vidkun Quisling government
1940 Luftwaffe bombs Spitfire-factory in Southampton
1939 German Luftwaffe strikes Warsaw with (fire)bombs
1939 Versailles Peace Treaty forgot to include Andorra, so Andorra and Germany finally sign an official treaty ending WW I
1937 "il duce" visits Berlin/named "the Fuhrer" to corporal 1st class
1937 Battle of of P'ing-hsin-kuan Wutai Mountain
1936 Joe Medwick sets a still-standing NL record with his 64th double
1935 Maxwell Anderson's "Winterset," premieres in New York City
1934 John Van Druten's "Distaff Side," premieres in New York City
1934 Lou Gehrig plays in his 1,500th consecutive game
1934 Rainbow (U.S.) beats Endeavour (England) in 16th America's Cup
1933 1st state poorhouse opens in Smyrna, Georgia
1933 5th "extermination campaign" against communists in Nanjing China
1932 Jimmie Foxx hits his 58th home run in last game of season
1930 Austrian government of Vaugoin forms
1930 Roger Hornsby replaces Joe McCarthy as Cubs manager
1930 Zoe Akins' "Greeks Had a Word for it," premieres in New York City
1929 Queen-mother Emma opens Antonie van Leeuwenhoek House in Amsterdam
1926 9th PGA Championship: Walter Hagen at Salisbury Golf Club Westbury, New York
1926 Canadian government of MacKenzie King forms
1926 Henry Ford announces 8 hour, 5-day work week
1926 International slavery convention signed by 20 states
1926 NHL grants franchises to Chicago Black Hawks and Detroit Red Wings
1926 Walter Hagen wins PGA golf tournament
1926 Yankees take a doubleheader from Browns to clinch AL pennant
1924 Malcolm Campbell sets world auto speed record at 146.16 MPH
1922 Giants beat St. Louis, to clinch John McGraw's 8th pennant
1920 34th U.S. Womens Tennis: M B Mallory beats M Zinderstein (63 61)
1920 Vern Bradburn of Winnipeg Victorias kicks 9 singles in a game
1919 President Woodrow Wilson is paralyzed by a stroke
1915 Battle at Loos: 8,246 British and 0 German casualties
1911 French battleship Liberte explodes at Toulon Harbor, 285 killed
1911 Ground breaking begins in Boston for Fenway Park
1911 Italy declares war on Turkey
1909 Hudson-Fulton Celebration opens in N.Y.
1908 Cubs' Ed Reulbach becomes only pitcher to throw doubleheader shutout
1907 Jean Sibelius' 3rd Symphony, premieres
1906 John Galsworthy's "Silver Box," premieres in London
1904 Charles Follis is 1st black to play pro football
1897 1st British bus service opens
1890 Congress establishes Yosemite National Park
1890 Start of Sherlock Holmes adventure "Silver Blaze"
1888 Royal Court Theatre, London, opens
1888 Start of Sherlock Holmes "Hound of Baskervilles"
1886 Comedy opera "Dorothy," 1st produced in London
1882 1st baseball doubleheader (Providence and Worcester)
1867 Congress creates 1st all-black university, Howard U in Washington D.C.
1862 Skirmish at Davis' Bridge, Tennessee
1861 Secretary of U.S. Navy authorizes enlistment of slaves
1857 Relief of Lucknow by Havelock and Outram begins
1846 U.S. troops under General Taylor occupies Monterey Mexico
1844 Canada defeat USA by 23 runs in the 1st cricket international
1836 HMS Beagle anchors at St. Michael
1829 Failed assassination attempt on Simon Bolivar
1804 12th amendment to U.S. constitution, regulating judicial power
1789 Congress proposes Bill of Rights (10 of 12 will ratify)
1781 Joan Derks scatters "On the People of Netherlands" pamphlets
1780 Benedict Arnold joins the British
1777 English general William Howe conquers Philadelphia
1775 American Revolutionary War hero Ethan Allen captured
1690 Publick Occurrences, 1st U.S. (Boston) newspaper, publish 1st and last ed
1663 Austrian Fort Neuhausl surrenders to Turkish invasion army
1654 England and Denmark sign trade agreement
1639 1st printing press in America
1639 Suzuki Shosan, Samurai monk of Zen Buddhism, found awakening
1597 Amiens surrenders to French King Henri IV
1560 Spanish king Philip II names Frederik Schenck of Toutenburg, 1st archbishop of Utrecht
1555 Freedom of Religion in Augsburg
1513 Vasco Nunez de Balboa is 1st European to see Pacific Ocean
1493 Columbus sails with 17 ships on 2nd voyage to America
1492 Crewman on Pinta sights "land"-a few weeks early
1396 Battle of Nicopolis: Sultan Bajezid I defeats Crusades armies
1340 England and France sign disarmament treaty
1212 Emperor Frederik II ends Golden Degree (Bohemia)
1066 Battle of Stampford Bridge King Harold Godwinson II of England, beaten by his brother King Harold Hardrada of Norway
955 Bishop Ratherius of Luik flees
953 Ratherius becomes bishop of Luik

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More Moisture on the Prairie

By: plapman, 12:26 PM GMT on September 24, 2010

From My Basement Window

Today ill be cloudy. with a 60% chance of showers early this morning then becoming a mix of sun and cloud this morning. the wind northerly at 30 km/h (19 mph) becoming light early this afternoon as the high reaches 14C(57F).
Tonight will start with cloudy periods then becoming cloudy late this evening. The overnight low will be 5C(41F).
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Updated: 12:34 PM GMT on September 25, 2010

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Another Damp Day on the Prairie

By: plapman, 12:19 PM GMT on September 23, 2010

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Today will become cloudy this morning then see a 30% chance of showers this afternoon. The wind will be northeast at 20 km/h (12 mph) this morning. The high will be 12C(54F).
Tonight will be cloudy as the 30%t chance of showers this evening and after midnight continues. The northeast wind at 20 km/h (12 mph) becoming light late this evening. The overnight low will be 6C(43F).
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I picked up ew hearing aids ywsterday. What a noisy world it has turned into. They are bluetooth enabled and pair with my cell. I'll really be able to make people think I'm talking to myself. The hearing aids have sure come along way since I got my first ones 10 years ago!
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Today in History from Brainy History.Com
2009 A gun battle between U.S. agents and suspected people smugglers shuts down San Ysidro U.S. Mexico border crossing
1997 Seattle Mariners break record for most home runs in a year (258)
1996 Howard Stern radio show premieres in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania on WZMT 97.9 FM
1996 Howard Stern radio show premieres in West Palm Beach, Florida on WCLB 95.5 FM
1994 Pinatubo volcano in Philippines erupts, kills at least 14
1993 "Les Miserables," opens at Playhouse, Edinburgh
1993 Paul Chu group reports super conduction at -123 degrees C (record high)
1992 Bill Comrie purchases BC Lions from CFL
1992 Bradlees announces it will take over Alexander's department stores in New York City
1992 Mud storm kills 30 in South France
1992 1st female to play in a NHL exhibition game (Manon Rheaume, goalie) for Tampa Bay Lightning - gives up 2 goals on 9 attempts in 1 period
1991 New York Islanders Mike Bossy and Denis Potvin inducted into NHL Hall of Fame
1990 Nancy Lopez wins MBS LPGA Golf Classic
1990 PBS begins an 11 hour miniseries on Civil War
1990 Saddam says he will destroy Israel
1989 Blue Jays bat out of order against Brewers in 6th inning
1988 Fiji's new constitution is proposed
1988 Jose Canseco is baseball's 1st to steal 40 bases and hit 40 home runs
1988 Rosa Mota wins 2nd female olympic marathon (2:25:39)
1986 Astro Jim Deshaies strikes out 1st 8 Dodger of game (ends with 10)
1986 Congress selects the rose as U.S. national flower
1984 36th Emmy Awards: Hill St. Blue, Cheers, John Ritter and Tyne Daly
1984 Amy Alcott wins LPGA San Jose Golf Classic
1984 SF 49er Joe Montana misses his 1st start in 49 games
1984 Sparky Anderson is 1st manager to win 100 games in both leagues
1983 Argentina military regime gives amnesty to military and political assassins
1983 Columbia moves to Vandenberg AFB for mating in preparation of STS-9
1983 Gerrie Coetzee KOs Michael Dokes in 10 for heavyweight boxing title
1983 Heavyweight Gerrie Coetzee KOs Michael Dokes in Ohio
1983 Phillies Steve Carlton is 16th to wins 300 game (beating Cards)
1982 "Doll's Life" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater New York City for 5 performances
1982 Amin Gemayel sworn in as president of Lebanon
1982 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1979 Jane Fonda and 200,000 attend anti-nuke rally in Battery Park, New York City
1979 Sandra Post wins LPGA ERA Real Estate Golf Classic
1979 Somali constitution approved by president
1979 St. Louis legend Lou Brock steals 938th and final base of his career
1978 100,000 cheering Egyptians welcome Sadat home from Camp David summit
1977 3rd test of Space Shuttle Enterprise
1977 Cheryl Ladd replaces Farrah Fawcett on Charlie's Angels
1976 Ford-Carter TV debate
1976 South Africa decides to allow multi-racial teams to represent them
1976 Soyuz 22 returns to Earth
1974 "Gypsy" opens at Winter Garden Theater New York City for 120 performances
1974 BBC Ceefax begins 1st teletext service
1973 Former Argentine President Juan Peron returns to power
1973 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Portland Ladies Golf Open
1972 Philippines President Ferdinand Marcos declares martial law
1972 President Marcos ends emergency crisis in Philippines
1971 John Vermeers painting "The liefdesbrief" stolen
1970 Abdul Razak bin Hussain becomes premier of Malaysia
1970 Gary Muhrcke wins 1st New York Marathon
1969 1st broadcast of "Marcus Welby MD" on ABC-TV
1969 "Clues Hint at Beatle's Death," reported in Illinois University newspaper, sparking widespread rumours of Paul McCartney's death
1968 WKAS TV channel 25 in Ashland, Kentucky (PBS) begins broadcasting
1968 WKGB TV channel 53 in Bowling Green, Kentucky (PBS) begins broadcasting
1968 WKLE TV channel 46 in Lexington, Kentucky (PBS) begins broadcasting
1968 WKMA TV channel 35 in Madisonville, Kentucky (PBS) begins broadcasting
1968 WKMR TV channel 38 in Morehead, Kentucky (PBS) begins broadcasting
1968 WKON TV channel 52 in Owenton, Kentucky (PBS) begins broadcasting
1968 WKSO TV channel 29 in Somerset, Kentucky (PBS) begins broadcasting
1968 WKZT TV channel 23 in Elizabethtown, Kentucky (PBS) begins broadcasting
1967 Greek Colonels regime frees ex-premier Georgios Papandreou
1967 Radio Malta stops testing
1964 "Fiddler on the Roof" with Zero Mostel premieres in New York City
1963 Georgette Ciselet is 1st woman on Belgian Council of State
1963 WMEB TV channel 12 in Orono, ME (PBS) begins broadcasting
1962 ABC's 1st color TV series-Jetsons
1962 Los Angeles Dodger Maury Wills steals record setting #97 on his way to 104
1962 Martin Walser's "Esche und Angora," premieres in Berlin
1962 Mary Lena Faulk wins LPGA Visalia Golf Open
1962 NY's Philharmonic Hall (since renamed Avery Fisher Hall) opens as 1st unit of Lincoln Center for Performing Arts
1961 1st movie to become a TV series - How to Marry a Millionaire
1961 Ernie Banks ends 717 consecutive-games-played streak
1958 Great Britain performs atmospheric nuclear test at Christmas Island
1958 Stravinsky's "Thieni," premieres in Venetie
1958 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1957 "That'll Be Day" by Buddy Holly and Crickets reaches #1
1957 Milwaukee Braves clinch NL pennant by beating Cards 4-2
1957 WTIC TV channel 61 in Hartford, CT (CBS/FOX) begins broadcasting
1957 White mob forces 9 black students who had entered a Little Rock high school in Arkansas to withdraw
1955 Pakistan signs Pact of Baghdad
1955 Yankees clinch pennant by beating Red Sox, 3-2
1953 KHQA TV channel 7 in Hannibal-Quincy, MO (CBS) begins broadcasting
1952 1st closed circuit pay-TV telecast of a sports event
1952 Dodgers clinch NL pennant
1952 Richard Nixon makes his "Checker's" speech
1952 Rocky Marciano KOs Jersey Joe Walcott in 13 for hw boxing title
1950 Patty Berg wins LPGA Sunset Hills Golf Open
1950 Philadelphia A's Joe Astroth is 4th to get 6 RBIs in an inning (6th)
1950 U.S. Mustangs accidentally bombs British on Hill 282 Korea, 17 killed
1949 Indian owner Bill Veeck holds funeral services to bury 1948 pennant
1949 Truman announces evidence of U.S.S.R.'s 1st nuclear device detonation
1948 Braves clinch NL pennant
1942 Auschwitz begins experimental gassing executions
1942 Russian counter offensive at Stalingrad
1942 Transport nr 36 departs with French Jews to nazi-Germany
1941 General de Gaulle forms government in exile in London
1941 German air raid on Russian naval base Kronstadt (battleship Marat sinks)
1940 French/British assault on French fleet in Dakar, flees
1940 Dutch nazi collaborator Mussert's 1st meeting with Hitler
1939 Cookie Lavagetto goes 6 for 6-Dodgers get 27 hits and beat Phillies 22-4
1938 British premier Neville Chamberlain flies to Munich
1938 Time capsule, to be opened in 6939, buried at World's Fair in New York City (capsule contained a woman's hat, man's pipe and 1,100' of microfilm)
1937 Yankees lose 9-5 but clinch pennant when Red Sox beat Detroit
1936 Giants Carl Hubbell notches his 16th en route to 24 consecutive wins
1933 Yankees commit 7 errors in 1 game but beat Boston 16-12
1932 Kingdom of Hejaz and Nejd merge into Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
1926 Gene Tunney beats Jack Dempsey in 10 for heavyweight boxing title
1925 George Kaufman's "Butter and Egg Man," premieres in New York City
1925 Washington shortstop Roger Peckinpaugh is named AL MVP
1923 80,000 demonstrate in Amsterdam against Fleet law
1922 B Brechts "Drum in the Night," premieres in Germany
1920 Alexander Millerand elected president of France
1914 Reds drop their 19th straight game, then beat Boston Braves
1913 Roland Garros is 1st to fly over Mediterranean Sea
1913 Serbian troops march into Albania
1912 1st Mack Sennett "Keystone Comedy" movie released
1912 Mark Sennet presents 1st Keystone Cops film (Cohen Collects a Debt)
1911 Earl Ovington becomes 1st air mail pilot
1908 Giant Fred (Bonehead) Merkle fails to touch 2nd, causes 3rd out in 9th and disallows winning run (game ends tied, Cubs win replay and pennant)
1908 University of Alberta opens
1907 Proclamation sets fineness and weight of silver and bronze coins of Canada
1905 Mbunga-siege of Fort Mahenge German East-Africa broken
1904 Francis Younghusbands leaves Lhasa Tibet
1897 1st frontier days rodeo celebration (Cheyene Wyoming)
1895 French labor union CGT (Confederation Generale du Travail) forms
1890 Ed Cartwright bats in 7 RBIs in 1 inning
1880 Jules Ferry forms French government
1879 Baldwin steam motors tram 1st tried in Sydney Australia
1879 Richard Rhodes invented a hearing aid called the Audiophone
1877 Hurricane strikes Curaeao and Bonaire kills 200
1876 Ottawa Rough Riders play their 1st game
1873 Tom Allen beats Mike McCale for Heavyweight Boxing title
1868 Grito de Lares proclaims Puerto Rico's independence (crushed by Spain)
1863 Confederate siege of Chattanooga begins
1862 Lincoln's Emancipation is published in Northern Newspapers
1857 Russian warship Leffort disappears in Finland Gulf in storm; 826 die
1846 Johann Gottfried Galle and Heinrich d'Arrest find Neptune
1845 1st baseball team, New York Knickerbockers organize, adopt rule code
1845 Hunger strike in Hague
1835 HMS Beagle sails to Charles Island in Galapagos archipelago
1830 Dutch troops occupy Brussels
1806 Lewis and Clark return to St. Louis from Pacific Northwest
1803 Battle of Assaye-British-Indian forces beat Maratha Army
1795 Conseil of the Cinq-Cents (Council of 500), forms in Paris
1780 British Major John Andre reveals Benedict Arnold's plot to betray West Pt
1779 John Paul Jones' "Bon Homme Richard" defeats HMS Serepis
1746 Jacob Gilles appointed Dutch pension advisor
1739 Russia and Turkey sign Peace of Belgrade
1719 Liechtenstein declares independence from German empire
1666 Princess Maria of Orange-Nassau marries Mauritius earl of Simmeren
1642 Harvard College in Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1st commencement
1561 King Philip II of Spain forbids Spanish settlements in Florida
1513 King Henry III and Emperor Maximilian conquer Doornik
1408 Battle of Othee
1122 Concord of Worms
951 Otto I the Great becomes king of Italy


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More Rain on the Prairie

By: plapman, 12:10 PM GMT on September 22, 2010

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Todaywill be cloudy with rain beginning this morning. Amount 5 to 10 mm(0.2 to 0.4 in). The high will be near 10C(50F).
Tonight will see the rain ending early this evening then cloudy with a 40% chance of drizzle. Thev overnight low will be near 6C(43F).
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I'm off to the big city today to get new hearing aids. The old ones are 6 years old and are not working properly. Workmans Compensation has agreed that they need replacing so they will be footing the bill.
With plastic teeth, hearing aids, poor vision and a btpassed heart I tell the Queen I'm a walking pile of human junk parts. ;)
I was talking with the Newfoundland daughter last night. She was sitting by candlelight with a tree over the powerlines colseby. Even with the huricanes I can't convince her tho move back to the prairie

Updated: 12:49 PM GMT on September 22, 2010

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Showers and Cool on the Prairie

By: plapman, 1:44 PM GMT on September 21, 2010

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Today will be cloudy with s 30% chance of showers. The wind will be west at 30 km/h (19 mph) then becoming light late this afternoon. The high will be near12C(54F).
Tonight will see cCloudy periods and a 30% chance of showers early this evening. The overnight low will be 3C(37F).

Updated: 12:02 PM GMT on September 22, 2010

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Showers on the Prairie

By: plapman, 12:03 PM GMT on September 20, 2010

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Today will be cloudy with a 60%t chance of showers this afternoon. The wind becoming southeast at 20 km/h (12 mph) early this morning. The high today will be a lowly 13C(55F).
Tonight will remain cloudy with the 60% chance of showers this evening and after midnight then cloudy periods. The overnight low will be 7C(45F).
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Todays Events in history from Brainy History.com

2003 Stanley Fafara, kid actor, Leave It to Beaver, dies at 53
1997 Edmund Falkiner, jazz saxophinist/probation officer, dies at 59
1996 Max Manus, resistance fighter, dies at 82
1996 Murtaza Bhutto, politician, son of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, who was sentenced to death by Lahore High Court, dies at 42 in Karachi, Pakistan, shot dead along with six other activists of the Pakistan Peoples Party
1996 Paul Draper, dancer, dies at 87
1996 Paul Erdos, mathematician, dies of heart attack at 83
1996 Paul Weston, bandleader, dies at 84
1995 Monica Maurice, industrialist, dies at 87
1994 Jimmy Hamilton, saxophonist, dies at 77
1994 Jule Styne, Broadway composer (Gypsy, Funny Girl), dies at 88
1993 Leonard Parkin, British TV host (ITN), dies at 64
1993 Loan Volkerijk, Dutch baseball coach (ADO), dies at 65
1990 Jackie Moran, actor (Janie, Barefoot Boy), dies of cancer at 65
1988 Roy Kinnear, actor (Casanova, Pirates, Scrooge, Help!), dies at 54
1987 Michael Stewart,
1984 Steve Goodman, folk singer and guitarist, dies at 36
1979 Ludvik Svoboda, Czechoslovakian general/politician, dies at 83
1976 Johan Boskamp, opera singer/actor, dies at 83
1975 Saint-John Perse, French diplomat/poet (Nobel 1960), dies at 78
1974 Carlyle Blackwell, Jr., entertainer, dies at 61
1974 Robert Herberigs, Flemish composer (La Chanson d'Eve), dies at 88
1973 Ben[jamin F] Webster, U.S. tenor saxophonist, dies
1973 Glenn Strange, actor (Sam the Bartender-Gunsmoke), dies at 74
1973 Jim Croce, vocalist (Time in a Bottle), dies in a plane crash at 30
1971 James Westerfield, actor (Travels of Jaime McPheeters), dies at 59
1971 William F Albright, U.S. archaeologist, dies at 80
1971 Yorgos Seferis, Seferiadis, Greek diplomat/poet (I sterna), dies
1968 Frank Pelleg, composer, dies at 57
1967 Henri Mulet, composer, dies at 88
1960 Lee Duncan, owner/trainer (Rin Tin Tin), dies of heart attack at 67
1960 Michel Brusselmans, composer, dies at 74
1959 Olin Howlin, actor (Swifty-Circus Boy), dies at 63
1957 Jean Julius Christian Sibelius, Fin composer (Finlandia), dies at 91
1949 Nikolaos Skalkottas, composer, dies at 45
1949 Richard Dix, actor (Tombstone, Ghost Ship, 13th Hour), dies at 56
1947 Fiorello H La Guardia, (Mayor-R-NYC, 1933-45), dies
1947 Fiorello LaGuardia, American Politician
1944 John Grayburn, English (Victoria Cross), dies in battle in Arnhem
1933 Annie Besant, English theosophy (Esoteric Christianity), dies
1932 Max Slevogt, German painter, dies at 63
1927 George Nichols, actor (His Favorite Pastime, Star Boarder), dies at 62
1917 Herbert Morris, Jamaican deserter in France, executed at 17
1908 Pablo Martin Melitou de Sarasate y Navascuez, composer, dies at 64
1898 Theodor Fontane, German author (Der Stechlin), dies at 78
1897 Karel Bendl, composer, dies at 59
1896 Gottfried Conradi, composer, dies at 76
1886 John Liptrot Hatton, composer, dies at 77
1873 Lulu Strauss und Torney, German poet and writer, dies
1865 William H Revere, Jr., U.S. Union Brigadier-General, dies
1863 Benjamin Hardin Helm, U.S. attorney/Confederate Brigadier-General, dies at 33
1863 Jakob Grimm, writer, dies at 78
1839 Jose Gaspar de Francia, dictator of Paraguay, 1816 - 1839, dies at 74
1823 Daniel Steibelt, composer, dies at 57
1810 Wouter J van Troostwijk, painter, dies at 28
1807 Charles G van Brunswick-Wolfenbuttel, wife of F Louisa W, dies
1806 Utamaro Kitagawa, painter, dies
1803 Robert Emmet, Irish nationalist, executed
1773 Pieter de Swart, architect (Delfts Port Rotterdam), dies at 63
1731 Sicco van Goslinga, Fries diplomat/sect of High Council, dies at 67
1706 Pierre Verdier, composer, dies at 79
1703 Archibald Campbell, Scottish military man (blood bath of Glencoe), dies at 52
1679 Cornelis Evertsen the Young, Vice-Admiral of Zealand, dies at 51
1648 Marco Ivan Lukacic, composer, dies at 61
1647 Giovanni Del Turco, composer, dies at 70
1639 John Meursius, van Meurs, historian, dies at 60
1624 Isaac Le Maire, Amsterdam ship owner, dies at about 66
1613 Willem H van Est (Estius), theologist, dies
1586 Anthony Babington, page/conspirator to Mary Stuart, executed at 24
1493 Philippe Pot, governor/viceroy of Burgundy, dies
1384 Louis, duke of Anjou/wife of Marie of Bretagne
1168 Paschal III, Guido di Crema, Italian anti-Pope, dies

Updated: 12:14 PM GMT on September 20, 2010

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A SunnyFall Day on the Prairie

By: plapman, 1:01 PM GMT on September 19, 2010

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oday will be sunny with a high of 17C(63F).
Tonight will bring increasing cloudiness as the wind becomes southeast at 20 km/h (12 mph) the overnight. low will be near 6C(43F.

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Sunny. High 17C(63F). UV index 5 or moderate.
Tonight
Increasing cloudiness. Wind becoming southeast 20 km/h (12 mph) overnight. Low 6C(43F


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Todays History from
2009 Panic ensues when an earthquake strikes off the Bali coast in Indonesia, causing few injuries and little material damage
1996 "Skylight" opens at Royale Theater New York City
1995 Andres Galarraga is 4th to hit 30 home runs for Rockies in 1995
1995 Padres Ken Caminiti switch hits home runs in 3rd of 4 games
1994 3000 U.S. militia lands on Haiti
1994 Swedish government of Bildt resigns
1993 45th Emmy Awards: Seinfeld, Picket Fences and Ted Danson wins
1993 Actress Michele Phillips (Knots Landing) is robbed at gunpoint
1993 Brandie Burton wins LPGA SAFECO Golf Classic
1993 Kimberly Clarice Aiken, 18, Miss South Carolina wins 67th Miss America
1993 Parliamentary election in Poland
1993 Tom Glavine wins 20 games in 3 straight years
1992 Sergei Boebka pole vaults world record (6.13m)
1992 U.N. Security Council votes 12-0 (3 abstentions) to dump Yugoslavia
1992 Barry Bonds joins Willie Mays, Howard Johnson and Ron Gant as having (2) 30-home run/30-steal seasons
1991 Precious Bunny wins the 46th Little Brown Jug
1989 Chase Manhattan Discovery Center at Brooklyn Botanic Garden opens
1989 French DC-10 crashes near Niger, 171 die
1989 Appeals court restores America's Cup to U.S. after New York Supreme Court gave it to New Zealand (New Zealand protested US's use of a catamaran)
1988 Israel launches 1st satellite, for secret military reconnaissance
1988 U.S. Olympic diver Greg Louganis hits his head on diving board
1987 Kaye Lani Rae Rafko (Michigan), 24, crowned 61st Miss America
1986 "Captain EO" with Michael Jackson premieres
1986 Chicago White Sox Joe Crowley no-hits California Angels, 7-1
1986 Dean Jones scores 210 vs. India at Madras
1986 Federal health officials announce AZT will be available to AIDS patients
1985 12,000 die and 40,000 injured in Mexico's earthquake (8.1)
1984 Britain and China complete a proposed agreement to transfer Hong Kong to China by 1997
1983 St. Kitts and Nevis declares independence from U.K.
1982 34th Emmy Awards: Hill St. Blue, Barney Miller, Alan Alda and Carol Kane
1982 New Orleans Saints 1st road shutout victory beating Chicago Bears 10-0
1982 Sandra Haynie/Kathy McMullen wins Portland Ping Team Golf Championship
1982 Streetcars stop running on Market St. after 122 years of service
1981 Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel perform a reunion concert in Central Park
1981 Satellites China 10 and 11 launched into Earth orbit by B-1 rocket
1981 Simon and Garfunkel reunite for a New York City Central Park concert
1979 No Nukes Concert at MSG includes Springsteen and Crosby, Stills and Nash
1976 "Going Up" opens at John Golden Theater New York City for 49 performances
1976 Donna Caponi Young wins LPGA Portland Golf Classic
1975 Indonesia sends troops to Portuguese East Timor
1974 Hurricane Fifi hits coast of Honduras; about 5,000 die
1973 Carl XVI Gustaf, becomes King of Sweden
1973 Frank Robinson homers in record 32nd ML park in Arlington, Texas
1973 NL refuses to allow San Diego Padres move to Washington D.C.
1973 U.S.S.R. performs underground nuclear test
1971 1st New York City Women's Marathon won by Beth Bonner in 2:55:22
1971 2nd New York City Marathon won by Norman Higgins in 2:22:54
1970 "Mary Tyler Moore" show premieres
1968 Denny McLain's 31st win and Mickey Mantle's 535th home run
1967 Nigeria begins offensive against Biafra
1965 Clifford Ann Creed wins LPGA Visalia Golf Open
1965 Erhards CDU wins West German parliament elections
1962 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya U.S.S.R.
1960 Chubby Checkers' "Twist" reaches #1
1959 Nikita Khrushchev is denied access to Disneyland
1958 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1957 1st underground nuclear explosion at Las Vegas, Nevada
1956 1st International conference of black writers and artists meets (Sorbonne)
1955 Argentine president Juan Peron, resigns and flees
1955 Cubs slugger Ernie Banks hits record 5th grand slam of season
1955 Hurricane Hilda, kills 200 in Mexico
1954 Beverly Hanson wins LPGA Wichita Golf Open
1953 "Hazel Flagg" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater New York City after 190 performances
1951 1st broadcast of "Search for Tomorrow" on CBS-TV
1951 Italian civil servants strike for pay increase
1950 European Payment Union forms in Paris
1950 Great Three acknowledge Bond government as only German government
1950 U.N. reject membership of China's People Republic
1948 62nd U.S. Womens Tennis: M Osborne duPont beats A L Brough (46 64 15-13)
1948 68th U.S. Mens Tennis: "Pancho" Gonzales beats E Sturgess (62 63 14-12)
1948 Richard A Gonzales wins U.S. Tennis Open
1947 Jackie Robinson is named 1947 "Rookie of Year"
1945 Kim Il Sung arrives in harbor of Wonsan, Korea
1945 Lord Haw Haw (William Joyce) sentenced to death in London
1944 Finland and Russia agree to cease fire
1944 Luftwaffe bombs Eindhoven: 200 killed
1943 Fanny Whiteers-Koen breaks jumping world record
1943 Liberator bombers sinks U-341
1941 1st meeting of partizans Tito and Draza Mihailovic in Yugoslavia
1941 German army conquerors Kiev
1941 Nazi's force German Jews, 6 and over to wear Jewish stars
1940 Nazi decree forbids gentile woman to work in Jewish homes
1939 British Expeditionary Force reaches France
1939 Lord Haw-Haw becomes radio host of Reichsrundfunk Berlin
1939 Wehrmacht (German regular army) murders 100 Jews in Lukov Poland
1934 Bruno Hauptmann arrested for kidnapping Lindbergh baby
1933 New York Giants clinch the pennant
1931 14th PGA Championship: Tom Creavy at Wannamoisett CC Rumford RI
1931 Japanese troops conquer Mukden, South Manchuria
1931 Lefty Grove wins his 30th game of season over White Sox, 2-1
1928 Mickey Mouse's screen debut (Steamboat Willie at Colony Theater New York City)
1926 80,000 demonstrate for democratic peace in Hague
1925 45th U.S. Mens Tennis: Wm T Tilden beats Wm M Johnston (46 119 63 46 63)
1923 Ernst Tollers "Hinkemann," premieres in Leipzig
1922 Queen Wilhelmina's takes Dutch throne with 119 word speech
1921 41st U.S. Mens Tennis: William T Tilden beats Wm M Johnston (61 63 61)
1916 1st landing on Schiphol (Farman F-22 of Soesterberg)
1916 Belgian troops conquer Tabora, German East Africa
1914 Brooklyn's Ed Lafitte no-hits Kansas City (Federal League), 6-2
1912 Pius X encyclical Singular quadam, against interconfess unions
1912 Soccer team NAC (Noad Advendo Combination) forms in Breda
1911 Red Tuesday-20,000 protest for universal rights
1910 George Cohan's "Get-Rich-Quick Wallingford," premieres in New York City
1908 Gustav Mahler's 7th Symphony, premieres in Prague
1904 General Nogi's assault on Port Arthur: 16,000 Japanese casualties
1903 King Leopold II deny Belgian cruelty in Congo
1901 11 baseball games canceled due to funeral of President William McKinley
1893 New Zealand is 1st country to grant all its women the right to vote
1890 Turkish frigate "Ertogrul" burns off of Japan, kills 540
1888 World's 1st beauty contest (Spa Belgium)
1879 Thomas Ray becomes youngest to break a world track and field record pole-vaulting 11' 2" at age 17 years and 198 days
1876 1st carpet sweeper patented (Melville Bissell of Grand Rapids, Michigan)
1876 Talks begin to set up a football club in Ottawa
1873 Black Friday: Jay Cooke and Co fails, causing a securities panic
1870 Siege of Paris begins
1865 Atlanta University forms
1864 3rd Battle of Winchester Virginia (Opequon, 3rd Winchester)
1863 Battle of Chickamauga Georgia (near Chattanooga) begins; Union retreat
1862 Battle at Blackford's Ford Virginia
1862 Battle at Iuka Mississippi (1,700 casualties)
1854 Henry Meyer patents sleeping rail car
1848 Hyperion, moon of Saturn, discovered by Bond (U.S.) and Lassell (England)
1846 Elizabeth Barrett and Robert Browning elopes
1838 Ephraim Morris patents railroad brake
1833 Charles Darwin visits Guardia del Monte, Argentina
1799 English and Russian invasion army conquerors Receiver
1796 George Washington's farewell address as president
1795 Tula, leader of Curacao slave opposition, imprisoned
1777 Battle of Freeman's Farm (Bemis Heights) or 1st Battle of Saratoga
1755 England and Russia sign military agreement
1676 Rebels under Nathaniel Bacon set Jamestown Virginia on fire
1668 Polish king John II Kazimierz resigns/goes to France
1657 Brandenburg and Poland sign Treaty of Wehlau
1656 Treaty of Labiau: Sweden gives Prussia, Brandenburg
1642 Perpignan surrenders to French troops
1602 Grave surrenders to earl Mauritius
1580 Treaty of Plessis-lez-Tours (Anjou/Dutch States-General)
1559 5 Spanish ships sinks in storm off Tampa, about 600 die
1523 Emperor Charles I and England sign anti-French covenant
1356 English defeat French at Battle of Poitiers


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Another Cool Night on the Prairie

By: plapman, 12:30 PM GMT on September 18, 2010

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=Today will be sunny with a westerly wind at 20 km/h (12 mph) becoming light late this afternoon. The high is forecast to be 14C(57F).
Tonight will bring increasing cloudiness this evening and a low of 0C(32F) with patchy frost.
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The Queen lost an old school highschool friend to cancer yestereday.That is a terrible diease that takes people long befor they live thier full life.
Abbey and me are back to our regular walking schedule. Shortly after lunch Abbey follows me everywhere in case I leave forgetting her. UI'd like to know who taught that dog to tell time and understand english
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September 18 Events in History from BraintHistory.com

1997 Seve Ballesteros and Nick Faldo elected to World Golf Hall of Fame
1997 Ted Turner gives $1 billion to the United Nations
1996 Roger Clemens ties his own major league record with 20 strikeouts
1995 Art Modell 1st meets (he claims) with Baltimore to move Browns
1995 Space shuttle STS-69 (Endeavour 9), lands
1994 1st Presidents Golf Cup: U.S. beats International team 20-12 at Robert Jones Va
1994 Austrian conservative Vice President wins elections/extreme right gets 18.5%
1994 Deb Richard wins LPGA SAFECO Golf Classic
1994 Ken Burn's "Baseball" premieres on PBS
1994 Sweden social-democratic SPD wins parliamentary election
1993 Kimberly Clarice Aiken (SC), 18, crowned 67th Miss America 1994
1993 LA Mighty Ducks play their 1st NHL pre-season game against Penguins
1993 Trailing 3-1 with 2 outs in 9th, time is called prior to Mike Stanley pop out, gets a 2nd chance, and Yankees rally to beat Boston 4-3
1991 John Hart becomes general manager of Cleveland Indians
1991 NCAA places Tenn on 2 years probation for football recruting violations
1991 Robert Helmick resigns as President of U.S. Olympic Committee
1991 Space shuttle STS-48 (Discovery 14) lands
1990 500 pound Hershey Kiss is displayed in Times Square
1990 Atlanta is chosen to host 1996 (centennial) Summer Olympics
1989 Hurricane Hugo causes extensive damage in Puerto Rico
1988 Burma suspends its constitution
1988 Coup in Haiti
1988 Juli Inkster wins LPGA SAFECO Golf Classic
1987 Detroit Tiger Darrell Evans is 1st 40 year old to hit 30 home runs
1987 U.S. and Russia sign accord to remove mid range missiles
1987 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1986 David Boon's 3rd Test cricket century, 122 vs. India at Madras
1985 "Song and Dance" opens at Royale Theater New York City for 474 performances
1984 Joe Kittinger completes 1st solo balloon crossing of Atlantic
1984 Tigers clinch AL East championship (spent all year in 1st place)
1984 Tim Raines is 1st player with 4 consecutive 70-stolen-base seasons
1983 George Meegen completes 2,426d (19K mi) walk across Western Hemisphere
1983 Juli Inkster wins LPGA SAFECO Golf Classic
1983 Lebanese and Syrian army battle
1983 New Orleans Saints 1st OT victory; beating Chicago Bears 34-31
1982 Christian militia begin massacre of 600 Palestinians in Lebanon
1980 "Les Miserables," opens at Palais des Sports, Paris
1980 Royals Willie Wilson steals AL-record 28 consecutive base
1980 Soyuz 38 carries 2 cosmonauts (1 Cuban) to Salyut 6 space station
1979 Bolshoi Ballet dancers Leonid and Valentina Kozlov defect
1979 Steven Lachs, appointed California's 1st admittedly gay judge
1979 The Who opens New York City concerts at MSG
1977 All 4 Kiss members release solo albums
1977 Brooks Robinson Night in Baltimore
1977 Courageous (U.S.) sweeps Australia (Australia) in 24th America's Cup
1977 Joanne Carner/Judy Rankin wins LPGA National Team Golf Championship
1977 U.S. Voyager I takes 1st space photograph of Earth and Moon together
1976 Cleveland manager Frank Robinson last game as a player
1976 Dom Mintoff's Labour Party wins Malta election
1976 Reverend Sun Myung Moon holds "God Bless America" convention
1975 Heiress/bank robber Patricia Campbell Hearst captured by FBI in SF
1974 Hurricane Fifi strikes Honduras with 110 mph winds, 5,000 die
1973 West Germany and East Germany admitted to UN
1972 1st black NL umpire (Art Williams-Los Angeles vs San Diego)
1971 19th Ryder Cup: U.S. beats Europe, 18 -13 at Old Warson CC Mo
1969 Tiny Tim and Miss Vicky get engaged
1968 Ray Washburn (Cards) no-hits San Francisco Giants 2-0
1967 Intrepid (U.S.) beats Dame Pattie (Australia) in 21st America's Cup
1966 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Shirley Englehorn Golf Invitational
1965 "Get Smart" premieres
1965 Mickey Mantle Day at Yankee Stadium: Mantle play his 2,000th game
1964 Greek king Constantine II marries Danish princess Anne-Marie
1964 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya U.S.S.R.
1963 Final game at Polo Grounds, 1,752 see Phillies beat Mets 5-1
1963 U.S.S.R. orders 58.5 million barrels of cereal from Australia
1962 Bob Aspromonte sets NL 3rd baseman record of 57 cons errorless games
1962 Charlie Finley is denied permission to move A's to Dallas-Ft. Worth
1962 Rwanda, Burundi, Jamaica and Trinidad admitted (105th-108th) to UN
1962 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya U.S.S.R.
1961 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya U.S.S.R.
1960 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Memphis Golf Open
1959 Vanguard 3 launched into Earth orbit
1957 "Wagon Train" premieres
1957 Electric train joining in Amsterdam-Brussels
1956 Mickey Mantle is 8th to hit 50 home runs in a seaon
1955 Marilynn Smith wins LPGA Mile High Golf Open
1955 Willie Mays hits record tying 9th home run at Ebbets Field (ties Joe Adcock)
1954 Cleveland Indians clinch AL pennant, beat Tigers (3-2)
1954 KTUL TV channel 8 in Tulsa, OK (ABC) begins broadcasting
1954 WLOS TV channel 13 in G'ville-Spartanburg, South Carolina (ABC) 1st broadcast
1950 Nakagawa Soen, Zen teacher, receives dharma transmission
1949 Baseball major league record 4 grand slams hit
1948 "Hilarities (of 1949)" closes at Adelphi Theater New York City after 14 performances
1948 Communist Madiun-uprising in Dutch Indies (Muso/Sjarifudin)
1948 Ralph J. Bunche confirmed as acting United Nations mediator in Palestine
1947 National Security Act, passes
1947 USAF (U.S. Air Force) forms
1946 Joe Louis KOs Tami Mauriello in 1 for heavyweight boxing title
1945 1000 whites walk out of Gary, Indiana schools to protest integration
1944 British submarine Tradewind torpedoes Junyo Maru: 5,600 killed
1944 Eindhoven free (Lightly Day)
1944 U.S. 266th division occupiers Brest Bretagne
1943 Cardinals clinch NL pennant
1943 Hitler orders deportation of Danish Jews (unsuccessful)
1942 Canadian Broadcasting Corporation authorized for radio service
1940 19 German aircrafts shot down above England
1940 Elmer Harris' "Johnny Belinda," premieres in New York City
1940 Italian troops conquer Sidi Barrani
1939 Polish government of Moscicki flees to Romania
1938 Despite losing a double header, Yankees clinch pennant #10
1934 St. Louis Brown Bobo Newsom loses no-hitter to Boston in 10, 2-1
1934 U.S.S.R. admitted to League of Nations
1931 Japan takes Manchuria, renames it Manchukuo
1930 Enterprise (U.S.) beats Shamrock V (England) in 15th America's Cup
1930 New York Yankee pitcher Red Ruffing hits 2 home runs to beat St. Louis Browns, 7-6
1930 Philadelphia A's win AL championship for 2nd year in a row
1929 Pirates loss to Braves and clinch NL pennant for the Cubs
1929 Preston Sturges' "Strictly Dishonorable," premieres in New York City
1928 Cards beat Phillies for 20th of 22 games in 1928
1928 Juan de la Cierva makes 1st autogiro flight over English Channel
1927 18 station CBS radio network begins, (WOR is New York City affiliate)
1926 46th U.S. Mens Tennis: Rene Lacoste beats Jean Borotra (64 60 64)
1926 Hurricane hits Miami, kills 250
1926 Jean Rene Lacoste wins U.S. Tennis Open
1925 Bill Tilden wins 6th straight U.S. tennis championship
1924 Government routes 7 Provinces to Peking
1922 2nd government of Ruys de Beerenbrouck installed in Netherlands
1922 Browns George Sisler's 41-game hit streak is stopped by New York's Joe Bush
1922 Hungary admitted to League of Nations
1919 Dutch 2nd Chamber accepts female suffrage
1919 Hurricane tides 16 feet above normal drown 280 along Gulf Coast
1918 Battle of Megiddo (Palestine) starts
1915 Boston Braves trounce St. Louis Cardinals 20-1
1914 Battle of Aisne ends with Germans beating French during WW I
1914 General von Hindenburgs named commander of German armies on Eastern Front
1914 Irish home rule bill receive Royal assent
1914 South African troops land in German South West Africa
1911 Britain's 1st twin-engine airplane (Short S.39) test flown
1911 Louis Napoleon Parker's "Disraeli," premieres in New York City
1910 25,000 demonstrate in Amsterdam for general male/female suffrage
1909 Largest paid baseball attendance (35,409), A's beat Tigers, 2-0 in Det
1908 Cleveland Indian Bob "Dusty" Rhoades no-hits Boston, 2-1
1905 Electric tramline opens in Rotterdam
1903 Phillie's Chick Fraser no-hits Chicago Cubs, 10-0
1898 Lord Kitcheners ships reach Fashoda Sudan
1897 Gustave Kecker/Hugh Martin's musical "Belle of New York City," premieres in New York City
1895 Booker T. Washington delivers "Atlanta Compromise" address
1895 D D Palmer of Davenport, Iowa, becomes 1st chiropractor
1891 Harriet Maxwell Converse is 1st white woman to become an Indian chief
1888 Start of Sherlock Holmes adventure "Sign of Four"
1882 Pacific Stock Exchange opens (as Local Security Board)
1873 Government bond agent Jay Cooke and Co collapses, causing panic on Wall St
1862 Confederate armies officially divide into corps
1862 General Read army pulls out of Antietam Creek Virginia
1851 New York Times starts publishing at 2 cents a copy
1850 Congress passes Fugitive Slave Law as part of Compromise of 1850
1849 De Kempenaer's Dutch government resigns
1848 Baseball rules 1st baseman can tag base for out instead of runner
1846 Elizabeth Barrett and R Browning exchange last letters before eloping
1842 1st edition of Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, published
1838 Anti-Corn Law League established by Richard Cobden
1830 Horse beats 1st U.S. made locomotive (near Baltimore)
1812 Fire in Moscow destroys 90% of houses and 1,000 churchs
1811 English expeditionary army conquerors Dutch Indies
1810 Chile declares independence from Spain (National Day)
1809 Royal Opera House in London opens
1793 President Washington lays cornerstone of Capitol building
1789 1st loan is made to pay salaries of the presidents and Congress
1769 John Harris builds 1st spinet piano (U.S.)
1759 Battle of Quebec ends, French surrender to British
1755 Ft. Ticonderoga, New York opens
1739 Turkey and Austria sign peace treaty-Austria cedes Belgrade to Turks
1679 New Hampshire becomes a county Massachusetts Bay Colony
1635 Emperor Ferdinand II declares war on France
1573 Spanish attack Alkmaar
1544 Charles V of Germany and Francis I of France sign Peace of Crepy
1544 English King Henry VIII's troops occupy Boulogne
1544 Peace of Crepy: German emperor Charles V and French king Francois I
1502 Christopher Columbus lands at Costa Rica on his 4th and last voyage
1437 Farmer uprising in Transsylvania
324 Chrysopolis emperor Constantine beats emperor Licinius

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Cool but Clear on the Prairie

By: plapman, 12:05 PM GMT on September 17, 2010


From my Basement Window
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Today will be sunny. Wind becoming west 30 km/h (19 mph) early this morning. High 12C(54F).

Tonight will remain clear as the wind at 30 km/h (19 mph) becomest after midnight. The overnight low ill be near 0C(32F) with risk of frost
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Today in History from BrainyHistory.com

1997 Dr. Sam Sheppard's body (Fugitive) is exhumed for DNA test
1996 Dodger Hideo Nomo no-hits Colorado Rockies, 9-0 at Coors Field
1995 "Love! Valor! Compassion!" closes at Walter Kerr New York City after 276 performances
1995 Patty Sheehan wins LPGA SAFECO Golf Classic
1994 Andy Waller out handled the ball for Mashonaland CD vs. Mash U24
1994 Heather Whitestone, 21, (Ala), crowned 68th Miss America 1995
1994 Princess Christina separates
1992 House votes 280 to 128 to give FCC control of cable TV rates
1992 NFL decides to suspend World League Football
1991 4,355 turn out to see Expos play New York Mets at Shea Stadium
1991 U.N. admits Estonia, Latvia, Lithuiania, North and South Korea, Marshall Islands and Micronesia
1990 Newspaper Guild votes 242-35 to keep New York Post publishing
1990 Soviet Union and Saudi Arabia restore diplomatic ties
1989 Hurricane Hugo, kills 85 in Charleston, South Carolina
1989 41st Emmy Awards: LA Law, Cheers, Dana Delany and Candice Bergen win
1989 Beth Daniel wins LPGA SAFECO Golf Classic
1989 Emmy Creative Arts Award presentation
1989 Hurricane Hugo begins 4 day sweep through Caribbean, killing 62
1989 New York City court of appeals overturns lower court decision and returns America's Cup back to U.S. (from New Zealand)
1988 24th Olympic games open at Seoul, Korea
1988 Jeff Reardon becomes 1st to record 40 or more saves in both AL and NL
1988 Military coup in Haiti: Lieutenant General Avril takes control, Henri Namphy flees
1987 Philadelphia celebrates 200th anniversary of Constitution
1986 Bomb attack in Paris, 6 killed
1986 Marina Stepanova of U.S.S.R. sets 400m hurdle woman's record (52.94)
1986 Mets clinch NL East Championship
1986 U.S. Senate confirms William Rehnquist as 16th chief justice
1985 Soyuz T-14 carries 3 cosmonauts to Salyut 7 space station
1984 Brian Mulroney sworn in as Canada's 18th Prime Minister succeeding John Turner
1984 Dwight Gooden ties record of 32 strikeouts in consecutive games
1984 Reggie Jackson is 13th to hit 500 home runs
1984 U.S.S.R. performs underground nuclear test
1983 Chicago White Sox clinch their 1st-ever AL West championship,
1983 Vanessa Williams (NY), 20, crowned 56th Miss America 1984, 1st black
1982 New Jersey Devils 1st exhibition game, beating Caps 3-1 in Hershey Pa
1981 Fernando Valenzuela sets NL rookie record with 8th shutout of season
1980 "Divine Madness" starring Bette Midler, premieres
1980 Iraq (Saddam Hussein) signs accord with Algeria
1980 Solidarity labor union in Poland forms
1980 South Korea opposition leader Kim Dae Jung sentenced to death
1980 Oak A's Rick Langford is removed with 2 outs in 9th inning ending his consecutive complete-game streak at 22
1979 Pietro Mennea runs world record 200 m (19.72")
1979 Royals George Brett is 6th to have 20 doubles/triples/home runs in a season
1978 30th Emmy Awards: All in the Family, Ed Asner and Sada Thompson win
1978 Begin, Sadat and Carter sign Camp David accord
1978 Donna Caponi Young wins LPGA Sarah Coventry Golf Tournament
1978 Red Sox finally beat Yankees in Sept 1978, 7-3
1977 22nd Ryder Cup: U.S., 12 -13 at Royal Lytham and St. Annes England
1977 China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor PRC
1977 Dave Kingman hits his 1st Yankee homer, Reggie hits 2 more
1977 Fleetwood Mac's "Rumors" is #1 for 19th straight week
1976 Amnesty International receives Erasmus-prize
1976 NASA publicly unveils space shuttle Enterprise in Palmdale, California
1976 Ringo releases "Ringo's Rotogravure" album
1975 Rollout of 1st space shuttle orbiter Enterprise (OV-101)
1974 Courageous (U.S.) beats Southern Cross (Australia) in 23rd America's Cup
1972 "M*A*S*H," premieres on NBC TV
1972 Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Quality First Golf Classic
1972 Tanzania troops march in to Uganda
1970 Jordanian King Hussein moves against PLO guerrillas
1970 WSWP TV channel 9 in Grandview, WV (PBS) begins broadcasting
1968 Gaylord Perry (Giants) no-hits St. Louis Cardinals, 1-0
1968 Zond 5 completes circumnavigation of Moon
1967 "Mission Impossible" premieres on CBS-TV
1967 Mount Washington cog railway train derails, kills 8 in New Hampshire
1967 New Orleans Saints 1st NFL game, they lose to Los Angeles Rams 27-13
1967 Shirley Englehorn wins LPGA Shirley Englehorn Golf Invitational
1966 Cleveland pitchers set AL record striking out 19 batters in 1st 9 innings
1965 WPHL TV channel 17 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (IND) begins broadcasting
1964 "Bewitched" premieres on ABC TV
1964 Beatles are paid a then record $150,000 for a concert (Kansas)
1964 Mickey Mantle gets hits #1999, 2000 and 2001 and his 450th home run
1964 Supremes release "Baby Love"
1963 "Fugitive" premieres on ABC TV
1963 Train struck makeshift bus full of migrant workers, killing 32
1962 Justice Department files 1st suit to end segregation in public schools
1962 U.S. space officials announce selection of 9 new astronauts
1961 Minnesota Vikings' 1st NFL game (beat Chicago Bears 37-13)
1961 Samuel Beckett's "Happy Days," premieres in New York City
1961 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1960 "Vintage '60" closes at Brooks Atkinson Theater New York City after 8 performances
1960 Cuba nationalizes U.S. banks
1959 59th U.S. Golf Amateur Championship won by Jack Nicklaus
1959 Transit 1A, 1st navigational satellite launched; failed to orbit
1959 Typhoon kills 2,000 in Japan and Korea
1958 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1957 KETV TV channel 7 in Omaha, NB (ABC) begins broadcasting
1957 Scott Crossfield takes X-15 up for 1st powered flight
1957 Thailand military coup under marshal Sarit Thanarat
1957 2 male attorneys "stand in" as actress Sophia Loren and producer Carlo Ponti wed by proxy in Juarez, Mexico
1956 Black students enter Clay Kentucky elementary school
1956 Yankees clinch pennant #22 on Mantle's 50th homer of year
1955 "Ankles Aweigh" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater New York City after 176 performances
1955 Future Hall of Famer Oriole Brooks Robinson goes 2-4 in his 1st game
1954 Rocky Marciano KOs Ezzard Charles in 8 for heavyweight boxing title
1953 1st successful separation of Siamese twins
1953 Ernie Banks becomes Chicago Cubs 1st black player
1952 "I am an American Day" and "Constitution Day" renamed "Citizenship Day"
1951 "Borscht Capades" opens at Royale Theater New York City for 90 performances
1951 Romanian bishop A Pacha of Timisoara sentenced to 18 years
1950 San Francisco 49ers (formerly AAFC) play 1st NFL game, lose 21-17
1949 128 die as fire guts Canadian passenger steamer Noronic in Toronto
1949 8th Ryder Cup: U.S. beats Europe, 7-5 at Ganton GC, England
1949 North Atlantic Treaty Council meets for 1st time
1949 WFAA TV channel 8 in Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas (ABC) begins broadcasting
1948 KCOP TV channel 13 in Los Angeles/Hollywood, California (IND) begins
1948 WLS TV channel 7 in Chicago, IL (ABC) begins broadcasting
1947 Jackie Robinson is named Rookie of Year by Sporting News
1947 James Forrestal sworn in as 1st U.S. Secretary of Defense
1947 U.S. Department of Defense forms
1946 "Gypsy Lady," opens at Century Theater New York City for 79 performances
1946 "If the Shoe Fits," opens at Century Theater New York City for 20 performances
1944 British Premier Winston Churchill travels to U.S.
1944 Dutch begin railroad strike against German occupiers
1944 Operation Market Garden: British airborne division lands Arnhem, Netherlands
1943 Load of "ammunition in transit" explodes at Norfolk Naval Air Station
1943 Red Army recaptures Brjansk
1941 Cards' Stan Musial makes his major league debut, going 2-for-4
1940 Hitler begins invasion of England (operation Seelowe)
1940 Nazis deprive Jews of possessions
1939 German U-29 sinks British aircraft carrier Courageous, 519 die
1939 Poland's president Moscicki and Prime Minister Slawoj-Skladkowski flee to Romania
1939 Russia invades Eastern Poland, takes 217,000 Poles prisoner
1939 Soviet Union invades Poland during WW II
1938 52nd U.S. Womens Tennis: Alice Marble beats Nancye Wynne Bolton (60 63)
1938 58th U.S. Mens Tennis: J Donald Budge beats C Gene Mako (63 68 62 61)
1938 British premier Neville Chamberlain leaves Munich
1938 Don Budge wins U.S. Tennis open and completes Grand Slam
1937 1st NFL game in Washington, D.C.; Redskins beat New York Giants 13-3
1935 Manuel Luis Quezon y Molina chosen 1st president of Philippines
1934 RCA Victor re leases 1st 33 1/3 rpm recording (Beethoven's 5th)
1934 U.S.S.R. joins League of Nations (Netherland, Switzerland and Portugal vote no)
1931 1st LP record demonstrated (RCA Victor, New York City), venture failed
1931 Operetta "Victoria and Her Husband," premieres in London
1931 Red Sox Earl Webb sets record with 65 en route to 67 doubles
1929 British troops begin evacuating
1928 48th U.S. Mens Tennis: Henri Cochet beats F T Hunter (46 64 36 75 63)
1928 Henri Cochet wins U.S. Tennis Open
1928 Hurricane hits Lake Okeechobee Florida drowning 1,800-2500
1928 Pitcher Ray Boggs hits 3 batters in 1 inning
1927 47th U.S. Mens Tennis: Rene Lacoste beats William T Tilden (119 63 119)
1927 Charles Lindbergh visits San Francisco
1926 Hurricane hits Miami and Palm Beach Florida; about 450 die
1924 Italy signs treaty of Rapallo
1923 Sutton Vane's "Outward Bound," premieres in London
1922 Bicyclist Piet Moeskops becomes world sprint champ
1922 Radio Moscow begins transmitting (12 KWs-most powerful station)
1920 Cards set a record of 12 consecutive hits in 4th (10) and 5th (2) innings
1920 National Football League organizes in Canton Ohio 12 teams pay $100 each to join American Professional Football Association
1916 40,000 Amsterdam demonstrators demand general voting right
1912 Center fielder Casey Stengel breaks in with Brooklyn and hits 4 singles
1911 25th U.S. Womens Tennis: Hazel H Wightman beats F Sutton (8-10 61 97)
1908 Thomas Selfridge becomes 1st fatality of powered flight
1906 Playing as "Sullivan," Columbia U jr Eddie Collins debuts with A's
1903 Boston Pilgrims clinch AL pennant, beating Cleveland, 14-3
1902 U.S. protests anti-semitism in Romania
1901 Battle at Blood River Port: Boer General Botha beats Major Goughs cavalry
1901 Battle at Elands River Port: Boer General Smuts destroys unit 17th Lancers
1900 Queen Victoria disbands British parliament
1899 1st British troops leave Bombay for South Africa
1897 3rd U.S. Golf Open: Joe Lloyd shoots a 162 at Chicago Golf Club in Wheaton, Illinois
1873 19 students attend opening class at Ohio State University
1872 Phillip W Pratt patents his sprinkler system for extinguishing fires
1871 Mont Cenis railway tunnel Switzerland opens
1864 Grant approves Sheridan's plan for Shenandoah Valley Campaign
1863 Pope Pius IX encyclical On persecution in New Grenada
1862 Battle of Cumberland Gap, TN-evacuted by Federals
1862 Battle of Mumfordville, Kentucky-U.S. Col J Wilder surrenders city
1862 Battle of Sharpsburg (Antietam)-bloodiest day of Civil War, 23,110 die
1861 1st day school for freedmen forms at Fortress Monroe Virginia
1861 Hampton Institute forms
1859 Man in San Francisco claims himself Norton I, emperor of America
1850 Great fire in San Francisco
1835 Charles Darwin lands on Chatham Galapagos-archipelago
1819 1st whaling ship arrives in Hawaii
1789 William Herschel discovers Mimas, satellite of Saturn
1787 Prussian troops conquer Gorinchem
1787 U.S. constitution adopted by Philadelphia convention
1778 1st treaty between the U.S. and Indian tribes signed (Fort Pitt)
1776 Presidio of San Francisco forms as a Spanish fort
1745 Edinburg occupied by Jacobites under Young Pretenders
1737 Georg-August University opens in Gottingen
1730 Turkish coup under Mahmud I; Sultan Ahmed III flees
1697 Battle at Zenta: Prince Eugen of Savoye beats Turks
1691 Colony Massachusetts Bay gets new charter
1683 Antonie van Leeuwenhoek reports existence of bacteria
1678 France and Spain signs peace treaty
1644 French troops occupy Mainz
1631 Battle of Breitenfeld: King Gustaaf Adolf defeats General Tilly
1598 Netherland sailors discover Mauritius
1595 Pope Clemens VIII recognizes Henri IV as king of France
1584 Gent surrenders to duke of Parma
1562 Council of Trente takes ecclesiastical canon
1394 Jews are expelled from France by order of King Charles VI
1156 Markgraafschap Austria becomes a temple (Privilegium minus)
642 Arabs conquer Alexandria, library destroyed
335 Church of Heilig Grave initiated in Jerusalem

Updated: 12:33 PM GMT on September 17, 2010

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Cool, Wet and Windy on the Prairie

By: plapman, 12:32 PM GMT on September 16, 2010

Todays History from BrainHistory.com
Cloudy. Periods of rain beginning this morning. Risk of a thunderstorm late this afternoon. Wind becoming south 30 km/h (19 mph) gusting to 50 km/h (31 mph) early this morning. High 17C(63F).
Tonight
Periods of rain ending late this evening then clearing. Risk of a thunderstorm early this evening. Amount 5 to 10 mm(0.2 to 0.4 in). Low 4C(39F).
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I'm really having problems trying to place a banner on here. I don't know if its the new and improved or mw :)
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September 17 Events in History - September 17 Birthdays - September 17 Deaths

1997 Dr. Sam Sheppard's body (Fugitive) is exhumed for DNA test
1996 Dodger Hideo Nomo no-hits Colorado Rockies, 9-0 at Coors Field
1995 "Love! Valor! Compassion!" closes at Walter Kerr New York City after 276 performances
1995 Patty Sheehan wins LPGA SAFECO Golf Classic
1994 Andy Waller out handled the ball for Mashonaland CD vs. Mash U24
1994 Heather Whitestone, 21, (Ala), crowned 68th Miss America 1995
1994 Princess Christina separates
1992 House votes 280 to 128 to give FCC control of cable TV rates
1992 NFL decides to suspend World League Football
1991 4,355 turn out to see Expos play New York Mets at Shea Stadium
1991 U.N. admits Estonia, Latvia, Lithuiania, North and South Korea, Marshall Islands and Micronesia
1990 Newspaper Guild votes 242-35 to keep New York Post publishing
1990 Soviet Union and Saudi Arabia restore diplomatic ties
1989 Hurricane Hugo, kills 85 in Charleston, South Carolina
1989 41st Emmy Awards: LA Law, Cheers, Dana Delany and Candice Bergen win
1989 Beth Daniel wins LPGA SAFECO Golf Classic
1989 Emmy Creative Arts Award presentation
1989 Hurricane Hugo begins 4 day sweep through Caribbean, killing 62
1989 New York City court of appeals overturns lower court decision and returns America's Cup back to U.S. (from New Zealand)
1988 24th Olympic games open at Seoul, Korea
1988 Jeff Reardon becomes 1st to record 40 or more saves in both AL and NL
1988 Military coup in Haiti: Lieutenant General Avril takes control, Henri Namphy flees
1987 Philadelphia celebrates 200th anniversary of Constitution
1986 Bomb attack in Paris, 6 killed
1986 Marina Stepanova of U.S.S.R. sets 400m hurdle woman's record (52.94)
1986 Mets clinch NL East Championship
1986 U.S. Senate confirms William Rehnquist as 16th chief justice
1985 Soyuz T-14 carries 3 cosmonauts to Salyut 7 space station
1984 Brian Mulroney sworn in as Canada's 18th Prime Minister succeeding John Turner
1984 Dwight Gooden ties record of 32 strikeouts in consecutive games
1984 Reggie Jackson is 13th to hit 500 home runs
1984 U.S.S.R. performs underground nuclear test
1983 Chicago White Sox clinch their 1st-ever AL West championship,
1983 Vanessa Williams (NY), 20, crowned 56th Miss America 1984, 1st black
1982 New Jersey Devils 1st exhibition game, beating Caps 3-1 in Hershey Pa
1981 Fernando Valenzuela sets NL rookie record with 8th shutout of season
1980 "Divine Madness" starring Bette Midler, premieres
1980 Iraq (Saddam Hussein) signs accord with Algeria
1980 Solidarity labor union in Poland forms
1980 South Korea opposition leader Kim Dae Jung sentenced to death
1980 Oak A's Rick Langford is removed with 2 outs in 9th inning ending his consecutive complete-game streak at 22
1979 Pietro Mennea runs world record 200 m (19.72")
1979 Royals George Brett is 6th to have 20 doubles/triples/home runs in a season
1978 30th Emmy Awards: All in the Family, Ed Asner and Sada Thompson win
1978 Begin, Sadat and Carter sign Camp David accord
1978 Donna Caponi Young wins LPGA Sarah Coventry Golf Tournament
1978 Red Sox finally beat Yankees in Sept 1978, 7-3
1977 22nd Ryder Cup: U.S., 12 -13 at Royal Lytham and St. Annes England
1977 China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor PRC
1977 Dave Kingman hits his 1st Yankee homer, Reggie hits 2 more
1977 Fleetwood Mac's "Rumors" is #1 for 19th straight week
1976 Amnesty International receives Erasmus-prize
1976 NASA publicly unveils space shuttle Enterprise in Palmdale, California
1976 Ringo releases "Ringo's Rotogravure" album
1975 Rollout of 1st space shuttle orbiter Enterprise (OV-101)
1974 Courageous (U.S.) beats Southern Cross (Australia) in 23rd America's Cup
1972 "M*A*S*H," premieres on NBC TV
1972 Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Quality First Golf Classic
1972 Tanzania troops march in to Uganda
1970 Jordanian King Hussein moves against PLO guerrillas
1970 WSWP TV channel 9 in Grandview, WV (PBS) begins broadcasting
1968 Gaylord Perry (Giants) no-hits St. Louis Cardinals, 1-0
1968 Zond 5 completes circumnavigation of Moon
1967 "Mission Impossible" premieres on CBS-TV
1967 Mount Washington cog railway train derails, kills 8 in New Hampshire
1967 New Orleans Saints 1st NFL game, they lose to Los Angeles Rams 27-13
1967 Shirley Englehorn wins LPGA Shirley Englehorn Golf Invitational
1966 Cleveland pitchers set AL record striking out 19 batters in 1st 9 innings
1965 WPHL TV channel 17 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (IND) begins broadcasting
1964 "Bewitched" premieres on ABC TV
1964 Beatles are paid a then record $150,000 for a concert (Kansas)
1964 Mickey Mantle gets hits #1999, 2000 and 2001 and his 450th home run
1964 Supremes release "Baby Love"
1963 "Fugitive" premieres on ABC TV
1963 Train struck makeshift bus full of migrant workers, killing 32
1962 Justice Department files 1st suit to end segregation in public schools
1962 U.S. space officials announce selection of 9 new astronauts
1961 Minnesota Vikings' 1st NFL game (beat Chicago Bears 37-13)
1961 Samuel Beckett's "Happy Days," premieres in New York City
1961 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1960 "Vintage '60" closes at Brooks Atkinson Theater New York City after 8 performances
1960 Cuba nationalizes U.S. banks
1959 59th U.S. Golf Amateur Championship won by Jack Nicklaus
1959 Transit 1A, 1st navigational satellite launched; failed to orbit
1959 Typhoon kills 2,000 in Japan and Korea
1958 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1957 KETV TV channel 7 in Omaha, NB (ABC) begins broadcasting
1957 Scott Crossfield takes X-15 up for 1st powered flight
1957 Thailand military coup under marshal Sarit Thanarat
1957 2 male attorneys "stand in" as actress Sophia Loren and producer Carlo Ponti wed by proxy in Juarez, Mexico
1956 Black students enter Clay Kentucky elementary school
1956 Yankees clinch pennant #22 on Mantle's 50th homer of year
1955 "Ankles Aweigh" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater New York City after 176 performances
1955 Future Hall of Famer Oriole Brooks Robinson goes 2-4 in his 1st game
1954 Rocky Marciano KOs Ezzard Charles in 8 for heavyweight boxing title
1953 1st successful separation of Siamese twins
1953 Ernie Banks becomes Chicago Cubs 1st black player
1952 "I am an American Day" and "Constitution Day" renamed "Citizenship Day"
1951 "Borscht Capades" opens at Royale Theater New York City for 90 performances
1951 Romanian bishop A Pacha of Timisoara sentenced to 18 years
1950 San Francisco 49ers (formerly AAFC) play 1st NFL game, lose 21-17
1949 128 die as fire guts Canadian passenger steamer Noronic in Toronto
1949 8th Ryder Cup: U.S. beats Europe, 7-5 at Ganton GC, England
1949 North Atlantic Treaty Council meets for 1st time
1949 WFAA TV channel 8 in Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas (ABC) begins broadcasting
1948 KCOP TV channel 13 in Los Angeles/Hollywood, California (IND) begins
1948 WLS TV channel 7 in Chicago, IL (ABC) begins broadcasting
1947 Jackie Robinson is named Rookie of Year by Sporting News
1947 James Forrestal sworn in as 1st U.S. Secretary of Defense
1947 U.S. Department of Defense forms
1946 "Gypsy Lady," opens at Century Theater New York City for 79 performances
1946 "If the Shoe Fits," opens at Century Theater New York City for 20 performances
1944 British Premier Winston Churchill travels to U.S.
1944 Dutch begin railroad strike against German occupiers
1944 Operation Market Garden: British airborne division lands Arnhem, Netherlands
1943 Load of "ammunition in transit" explodes at Norfolk Naval Air Station
1943 Red Army recaptures Brjansk
1941 Cards' Stan Musial makes his major league debut, going 2-for-4
1940 Hitler begins invasion of England (operation Seelowe)
1940 Nazis deprive Jews of possessions
1939 German U-29 sinks British aircraft carrier Courageous, 519 die
1939 Poland's president Moscicki and Prime Minister Slawoj-Skladkowski flee to Romania
1939 Russia invades Eastern Poland, takes 217,000 Poles prisoner
1939 Soviet Union invades Poland during WW II
1938 52nd U.S. Womens Tennis: Alice Marble beats Nancye Wynne Bolton (60 63)
1938 58th U.S. Mens Tennis: J Donald Budge beats C Gene Mako (63 68 62 61)
1938 British premier Neville Chamberlain leaves Munich
1938 Don Budge wins U.S. Tennis open and completes Grand Slam
1937 1st NFL game in Washington, D.C.; Redskins beat New York Giants 13-3
1935 Manuel Luis Quezon y Molina chosen 1st president of Philippines
1934 RCA Victor re leases 1st 33 1/3 rpm recording (Beethoven's 5th)
1934 U.S.S.R. joins League of Nations (Netherland, Switzerland and Portugal vote no)
1931 1st LP record demonstrated (RCA Victor, New York City), venture failed
1931 Operetta "Victoria and Her Husband," premieres in London
1931 Red Sox Earl Webb sets record with 65 en route to 67 doubles
1929 British troops begin evacuating
1928 48th U.S. Mens Tennis: Henri Cochet beats F T Hunter (46 64 36 75 63)
1928 Henri Cochet wins U.S. Tennis Open
1928 Hurricane hits Lake Okeechobee Florida drowning 1,800-2500
1928 Pitcher Ray Boggs hits 3 batters in 1 inning
1927 47th U.S. Mens Tennis: Rene Lacoste beats William T Tilden (119 63 119)
1927 Charles Lindbergh visits San Francisco
1926 Hurricane hits Miami and Palm Beach Florida; about 450 die
1924 Italy signs treaty of Rapallo
1923 Sutton Vane's "Outward Bound," premieres in London
1922 Bicyclist Piet Moeskops becomes world sprint champ
1922 Radio Moscow begins transmitting (12 KWs-most powerful station)
1920 Cards set a record of 12 consecutive hits in 4th (10) and 5th (2) innings
1920 National Football League organizes in Canton Ohio 12 teams pay $100 each to join American Professional Football Association
1916 40,000 Amsterdam demonstrators demand general voting right
1912 Center fielder Casey Stengel breaks in with Brooklyn and hits 4 singles
1911 25th U.S. Womens Tennis: Hazel H Wightman beats F Sutton (8-10 61 97)
1908 Thomas Selfridge becomes 1st fatality of powered flight
1906 Playing as "Sullivan," Columbia U jr Eddie Collins debuts with A's
1903 Boston Pilgrims clinch AL pennant, beating Cleveland, 14-3
1902 U.S. protests anti-semitism in Romania
1901 Battle at Blood River Port: Boer General Botha beats Major Goughs cavalry
1901 Battle at Elands River Port: Boer General Smuts destroys unit 17th Lancers
1900 Queen Victoria disbands British parliament
1899 1st British troops leave Bombay for South Africa
1897 3rd U.S. Golf Open: Joe Lloyd shoots a 162 at Chicago Golf Club in Wheaton, Illinois
1873 19 students attend opening class at Ohio State University
1872 Phillip W Pratt patents his sprinkler system for extinguishing fires
1871 Mont Cenis railway tunnel Switzerland opens
1864 Grant approves Sheridan's plan for Shenandoah Valley Campaign
1863 Pope Pius IX encyclical On persecution in New Grenada
1862 Battle of Cumberland Gap, TN-evacuted by Federals
1862 Battle of Mumfordville, Kentucky-U.S. Col J Wilder surrenders city
1862 Battle of Sharpsburg (Antietam)-bloodiest day of Civil War, 23,110 die
1861 1st day school for freedmen forms at Fortress Monroe Virginia
1861 Hampton Institute forms
1859 Man in San Francisco claims himself Norton I, emperor of America
1850 Great fire in San Francisco
1835 Charles Darwin lands on Chatham Galapagos-archipelago
1819 1st whaling ship arrives in Hawaii
1789 William Herschel discovers Mimas, satellite of Saturn
1787 Prussian troops conquer Gorinchem
1787 U.S. constitution adopted by Philadelphia convention
1778 1st treaty between the U.S. and Indian tribes signed (Fort Pitt)
1776 Presidio of San Francisco forms as a Spanish fort
1745 Edinburg occupied by Jacobites under Young Pretenders
1737 Georg-August University opens in Gottingen
1730 Turkish coup under Mahmud I; Sultan Ahmed III flees
1697 Battle at Zenta: Prince Eugen of Savoye beats Turks
1691 Colony Massachusetts Bay gets new charter
1683 Antonie van Leeuwenhoek reports existence of bacteria
1678 France and Spain signs peace treaty
1644 French troops occupy Mainz
1631 Battle of Breitenfeld: King Gustaaf Adolf defeats General Tilly
1598 Netherland sailors discover Mauritius
1595 Pope Clemens VIII recognizes Henri IV as king of France
1584 Gent surrenders to duke of Parma
1562 Council of Trente takes ecclesiastical canon
1394 Jews are expelled from France by order of King Charles VI
1156 Markgraafschap Austria becomes a temple (Privilegium minus)
642 Arabs conquer Alexandria, library destroyed
335 Church of Heilig Grave initiated in Jerusalem

Updated: 12:12 PM GMT on September 17, 2010

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Cool and Wet on the prairie

By: plapman, 12:01 PM GMT on September 15, 2010

Today
Rain ending this morning then cloudy with 30 percent chance of showers. High 13C(55F).
Tonight
Overcast. Low 9C(48F).
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I got my backup to work around 3pm yesterday. It's a bit dated, August 29, but I haven't changed much since then.
I took Abby out for another unaccompanied walk yesterday. Shes going to have to do alot of gopher and bunny chases to loose the weiht she gained while I was down.


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September 15 Events in History from BrainyHistory.com
2008 Lehman Brothers files for bankruptcy
2004 Hurricane Ivan hits Alabama and Florida killing nearly 30
1997 Edison International purchases Anaheim Stadium naming rights for $50M
1997 Oprah Winfrey announces she will continue her show through 2000
1996 2nd Presidents Golf Cup: U.S. beats International team 16 -15 at Robert Jones Va
1996 Bangladesh beat UAE by 104 runs to win the ACC Trophy Final
1996 Karrie Webb wins LPGA SAFECO Golf Classic
1996 Texas Rangers retire their 1st number, Nolan Ryan's #34
1995 Cards shortstop Ozzie Smith sets record of 1,554 double plays
1994 "Sound of Motown," premieres in Rotterdam
1994 Dennis Richardson sworn in as head of St. Maarten
1994 Moslem fundamentalists kidnap and behead 16 citizens in Algeria
1993 Liechtenstein prince Hans-Adam II disbands parliament
1992 Ted Weiss, despite dying on 14th, wins congressional New York City seat
1991 "Party Machine with Nia Peeples" final show
1991 19th du Maurier Golf Classic: Nancy Scranton
1991 NBA star Magic Johnson marries Earletha "Cookie" Kelly
1991 SD State freshman Marshall Faulk sets NCAA rushing record of 386 yards
1991 U.S. women's gymnastics team win 1st World Championships medal (silver)
1990 42nd Emmy Awards - LA Law and Murphy Brown win
1990 Chicago White Sox Bobby Thigpen is 1st to record 50 saves
1990 Emmy Creative Arts Award presentation
1990 Florida lottery goes over $100,000,000
1990 France announce it will send 4,000 troops to Persian Gulf
1988 "Les Miserables," opens at Raimund Theatre, Vienna
1988 Lillehammer, Norway upsets Anchorage to host 1994 Winter olympics
1988 Museum of Moving Image in London opens
1988 Test Cricket debut of Ian Healy, vs Pakistan at Karachi
1986 1st broadcast of "LA Law" on NBC-TV
1986 Bomb attack in Paris, 1 dead
1985 26th Ryder Cup: Europe beat U.S., 16 -11 at The Belfry, England
1985 Joanne Carner wins LPGA SAFECO Golf Classic
1985 Olof Palme forms Sweden minority government
1985 Senate judiciary committee begins Robert Bork confirmation hearings
1985 Willie Nelson's Farm Aid concert
1985 Yankees trade Jim Deshaies to Astros for 40-year-old Joe Niekro
1984 Sharlene Wells (Utah), 20, crowned 58th Miss America 1985
1984 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1983 Cops beat to death Michael Stewart for graffiting New York City subway
1983 Israel premier Begin resigns
1982 1st issue of "USA Today" published by Gannett Co Inc
1982 Israeli forces began pouring into west Beirut
1982 Pope John Paul II receives PLO leader Yasser Arafat
1981 U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously approves Sandra Day O'Connor
1981 Pope John Paul II publishes encyclical "Laborem exercens" against capitalism/marxism
1980 Paul McCartney releases "Temporary Secretary"
1979 Red Sox Bob Watson is 1st to hit for cycle in AL and NL (Astros)
1979 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1978 Dodgers become 1st major league team to draw 3 million fans
1978 Muhammad Ali beats Leon Spinks in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
1978 Yankees beat Boston 4-0, Guidry wins # 22, Yankees lead 2 games
1977 "Man of La Mancha" opens at Palace Theater New York City for 124 performances
1977 Orioles forfeit to Blue Jays when manager Earl Weaver pulls team off field in 5th citing hazardous condition (small tarpaulin on bullpen mound)
1977 President Carter meets with 15 record company executives
1977 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1976 Ntozake Shange's "For Colored Girls Who ...," premieres in New York City
1976 Soyuz 22 carries 2 cosmonauts into Earth orbit for 8 days
1975 Mike Vail extends hitting streak ton rookie-record 23 straight game
1974 Market Square Arena in Indianapolis opens
1974 Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Charity Golf Classic
1973 "Star Trek-Animated" premieres on TV
1973 Dutch Guilder devalued 5%
1973 Ohio State's Archie Griffith begins record 31 cons 100 yd rushing
1973 Secretariat wins Marlboro Cup in world record 1:45 2/5 for 1 miles
1972 WMAO TV channel 23 in Greenwood, MS (PBS) begins broadcasting
1971 1st broadcast of "Columbo" on NBC-TV
1970 Decca awards Bing Crosby a 2nd platinum disc for selling 300 million
1970 PLO leader Arafat threatens to make a cemetery of Jordan
1970 Rotterdam harbor strikes end
1969 Cards Steve Carlton sets record by striking out 19 New York Mets in a game
1968 "Barbra Streisand: A Happening in Central Park" Show on CBS TV
1968 Carol Mann wins LPGA Shirley Englehorn Golf Invitational
1968 Launch of Zond 5, 1st lunar fly-around with Earth reentry
1968 WUAB TV channel 43 in Lorain-Cleveland, OH (IND) begins broadcasting
1968 WXON TV channel 20 in Detroit, MI (IND) begins broadcasting
1968 Probable Test flight for a manned fly-around (scooped by Apollo 8)
1967 KPOB TV channel 15 in Poplar Bluff, MO (ABC) begins broadcasting
1966 1st British nuclear sub HMS Resolution launched
1966 Dutch political party (D'66) forms
1966 Gemini XI (Conrad/Gordon) returns to Earth
1965 "Lost in Space" premieres
1964 Beatles play at Public Auditorium in Cleveland
1964 Final edition of socialist British newspaper "Daily Herald"
1963 4 children killed in bombing of a black Baptist church in Birmingham
1963 Alou brothers-Felipe, Matty, and Jesus-appear in San Francisco outfield for 1 inn
1963 Ben Bella elected 1st president of Algeria
1963 Marilynn Smith wins LPGA Eugene Ladies' Golf Open
1963 WNTV TV channel 29 in Greenville, South Carolina (PBS) begins broadcasting
1962 "Bravo, Giovanni" closes at Broadhurst Theater New York City after 76 performances
1962 Australia's 1st entry in America's Cup yacht race (U.S. wins)
1962 KC A's Bill Fischer sets record of 69 1/3 innings without a walk
1962 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya U.S.S.R.
1962 WOKR TV channel 13 in Rochester, New York (ABC) begins broadcasting
1961 61st U.S. Golf Amateur Championship won by Jack Nicklaus
1961 Hurricane Carla strikes Texas with winds of 175 mph
1959 Soviet Premier Khrushchev arrives in U.S. to begin a 13-day visit
1958 48 die in a train crash in Elizabethport NJ
1958 Commuter train crashes through drawbridge, killing 48 (Newark NJ)
1957 "Bachelor Father" with John Forsythe premieres
1957 Adenauers CDU wins parliamentary election in West Germany
1957 SF Seals (Pacific Coast League) play their last game
1955 WCTV TV channel 6 in Tallahassee-Thomasville, Florida (CBS) begins
1953 Boxing's NBA adopts 10-pt-must-scoring-system (10 pts to round winner)
1953 KVOA TV channel 4 in Tucson, Arizona (NBC) begins broadcasting
1953 WVEC TV channel 13 in Hampton-Norfolk, Virginia (ABC) begins broadcasting
1952 Braves last game in Boston's Braves Field before move to Milwaukee
1952 European Parliament forms in Strasbourg
1952 U.N. turns over Eritrea to Ethiopia
1951 "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" closes at Ziegfeld New York City after 740 performances
1951 Emile Zatopek runs world record 20k (1:01:15.8)
1951 Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Ingruentium Malorum
1950 During Korean conflict, United Nations forces land at Inchon in South Korea
1950 East German premier Grotewohl pleads for German reunification
1950 For a record 6th time, New York Yankee Johnny Mize hits 3 home runs in one game
1950 Longest game in Phila's Shribe Park, Phillies beat Reds 8-7 in 19
1950 U.N. lands at Inchon to drive North Korean troops out of the south
1950 U.S. troop land on Wolmi-Do island off of Seoul
1949 "Lone Ranger" premieres on ABC-TV
1949 WJAC TV channel 6 in Johnstown, Pennsylvania (NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting
1949 WJXT TV channel 4 in Jacksonville, Florida (CBS) begins broadcasting
1948 "Small Wonder" opens at Coronet Theater New York City for 134 performances
1948 F-86 Sabre sets world aircraft speed record of 1080 kph
1948 WHN-AM in New York City changes call letters to WMGM
1947 1st 4 engine jet propelled fighter plane tested, Columbus, Oh
1947 Yankees clinch pennant #15
1946 Dodgers beat Cubs 2-0 in 5 inns, games called because of gnats
1944 British bombers hit Tirpitz with Tallboy bombs
1944 Russian troops free Sofia Bulgaria
1944 U.S. 1st Infantry division pushes through to Westwall
1944 U.S. 28th Infantry division occupies Hill 555 at Roscheid
1944 U.S. troops lands on Palau and Morotai
1943 Benito Mussolini forms a rival fascist government in Italy
1943 Concentration Camp Vaivara in Estonia opens
1943 Concentration Camp Kauwen in Lithuania opens
1942 U.S. aircraft carrier Wasp torpedoed at Guadalcanal
1941 Nazis kill 800 Jewish women at Shkudvil Lithuania
1940 3rd American Football League plays 1st game (Milw 14, Columbus 2)
1940 Chicago Tribune sponsors Ted Lyons Day (White Sox pitcher)
1940 Luftwaffe bombs Bristol Aeroplane Company
1940 Prime Minister Winston Churchill visits #11 Fighter Group
1940 Tide turns in Battle of Britain in WW II, RAF beats Luftwaffe
1938 British Prime Minister Chamberlain visits Hitler at Berchtesgarden
1938 John Cobb sets world auto speed record at 350.2 MPH (lasts 1 day)
1938 Only time brothers hit back-to-back home runs (Lloyd and Paul Waner, Pitts)
1937 WPA extends L-Taraval streetcar to San Francisco Zoo (at Sloat Blvd)
1935 Nuremberg Laws deprives German Jews of citizenship and makes swastika official symbol of Nazi Germany
1931 British naval fleet mutinies at Invergordon over pay cuts
1931 Philadelphia A's clinch pennant, beating Cleveland
1930 1st International bridge match is held in London. U.S. team defeats England
1928 400 kg Fournier-albums (forged postage stamps) burn in Geneva
1928 Alexander Fleming discovers penicillin
1928 Cards set NL record of 18 men left on base beating Phillies 8-6
1928 Stothard, Kalmar and Ruby's musical "Good Boy," premieres in New York City
1923 43rd U.S. Mens Tennis: William T Tilden beats W M Johnston (64 61 64)
1923 Bill Tilden wins U.S. Lawn Tennis Open
1922 Catcher Butch Henline is 1st NLer to hit 3 home runs in a game since 1897
1921 Pope Benedictus XV publishes encyclical Alcohol Paraclitus
1921 WBZ-AM in Boston MA begins radio transmissions
1918 CH Chubb gives Stonehenge to English state
1917 Russia proclaimed a republic by Alexander Kerensky
1916 1st tank used in war, "Little Willies" at Battle of Flors, France
1916 Britains 1st use of tanks (Battle of Somme)
1915 Boston Braves beat St. Louis Cardinals 20-1
1914 Battle of Aisne begins between Germans and French during WW I
1914 U.S. Marines march out of Vera Cruz, Mexico
1913 1st U.S. milch goat show held, Rochester, New York
1912 Red Sox pitcher Joe Wood ties then record of 16 straight wins
1912 War between Turkey and Montenegro breaks out in Albania
1910 Boers and Afrikaners win 1st general elections in Union of South Africa
1904 Wilbur Wright makes his 1st airplane flight
1903 Queen Wilhelmina calls railroad strikers "criminals"
1899 5th U.S. Golf Open: Willie Smith shoots a 315 at Baltimore CC MD
1898 National Afro-American Council forms in Rochester NY
1894 Japan defeats China in Battle of Ping Yang
1887 Philadelphia celebrates 100th anniversary of U.S. Constitution
1882 British general Wolseley occupies Cairo
1879 Pim Mulier forms "Haarlem Football Club"
1873 Last German troops leave France
1870 Dutch 1st Chamber abolishes Capital punishment (20-18)
1862 Confederates conquer Union-weapon arsenal at Harpers Ferry WV
1857 Timothy Alder patents typesetting machine
1853 1st U.S. woman ordained a minister, Antoinette Blackwell
1846 Jung Bahadur Rana grabs power in Nepal
1835 HMS Beagle and Charles Darwin reache Galapagos Islands
1830 1st to be run-over by a railroad train (William Huskisson, England)
1830 Duke of Wellington opens Liverpool and Manchester Railway
1821 Costa Rica El Salvador Guatemala Honduras and Nicaragua gain independ
1812 French army under Napoleon reaches Kremlin, Moscow
1795 Cape Colony surrenders to England
1789 Department of Foreign Affairs, renamed Department of State
1787 Utrecht patriots flee to Amsterdam
1776 British forces capture Kip's Bay Manhattan during Revolution
1774 Cossack Emilian Pugachev captured
1733 King Frederik Willem I divides Prussia-Brandenburg in Cantons
1707 Rakoczi II and Czar Peter the Great sign social security agreement
1683 Germantown Pennsylvania founded by 13 immigrant families
1656 England and France sign peace treaty
1644 Giambattista Pamfili replaces Pope Urban VII as Innocent X
1621 Swedish troops occupy Riga
1620 Mayflower departs from Plymouth England with 102 pilgrims
1619 Prince Bethlen Gabors troops occupy Pozsony (Pressburg) Hungary
1590 Giambattista Catagna elected as Pope Urban VII
1584 San Lorenzo del Escorial Palace in Madrid finished
1556 Vlissingen ex-emperor Charles V returns to Spain
1514 Thomas Wolsey appointed archbishop of York
608 St. Boniface IV begins his reign as Catholic Pope

Updated: 12:02 PM GMT on September 16, 2010

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Cool on the Prairie

By: plapman, 12:44 PM GMT on September 14, 2010

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Today will be sunny with cloudy periods. The high temp will be nar 15C(59F).
Tonight will see coudy periods and a low of. Low t seem 5C(41F).
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It's a good news, bad news day. The bad news is it looks like my computer has packed it in.It wont evev boot even boot and with my vision and concentration problems I'm having a hard time restoring from my backup. I'm using the Queen's laptop to post this. The good news is the Queen lengthened my leash and let me take Abbey on a walk by myself ysterday. It sure felt good to have independance again!
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Updated: 11:47 AM GMT on September 15, 2010

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A Basty F word in the forecast

By: plapman, 1:15 PM GMT on September 13, 2010


Today will be sunny with cloudy periods. The wind becoming northwest at 20 km/h (12 mph) early this afternoon. The high will be a cool 14C(57F).
Tonight will see a few clouds as the wind from the northwest at 20 km/h (12 mph) becomes light early this evening. The low will be near 2C(36F) with risk of frost.
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The Queen took the 2 ggranddaughters, Abbey and me for a walk yesterday. THe fresh air blowing in my face sure beats walking the hallway at the hospital. =======================

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A Fall Day on the Praire

By: plapman, 1:13 PM GMT on September 12, 2010

border="0" height="60" width="468" /> Tonight will bring clearing this evening. The wind from the northwest at 30 km/h (19 mph) becoming light early this evening. An overnight low of 4C(39F) is expected.
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We had the 2 ggranddaughters overnight as mum works at 7 this morning. Those 2 girls sure are busy.
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Updated: 12:42 PM GMT on September 14, 2010

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A Sunny Day on the Prairie

By: plapman, 3:12 PM GMT on September 11, 2010


Today will be cloudy with sunny periods with a 40% chance of showers. The wind will be southwest at 20 km/h (12 mph) becoming west 40 km/h (25 mph) gusting to 60 km/h (37 mph) early this afternoon then northwest 20 km/h (12 mph).The high will be near 16C(61F).
Tonight will see cloudy periods and a 40% chance of showers early this evening. The northwest wind at 20 km/h (12 mph) becoming light late this evening. The low will be 8C(46F).
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Abbey will be getting chubby. The Queen has me under house arrest and phones every 2 hours to check on me. The only way I can take Abbey out for our walk is if I'm accompanied.I have a friend who walks on most days who said he will let me tag along.
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Updated: 1:11 PM GMT on September 12, 2010

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Another Wet Day on the Prairie

By: plapman, 12:51 PM GMT on September 10, 2010




Today will bring showers or thunderstorms with 10 to 20 mm(0.4 to 0.8 in) accumulating. The wind will be southeast 40 km/h (25 mph) gusting to 60 km/h (37 mph). The high today will struggle to reach 17C(63F).
Tonight more showers or drizzle along with the risk of a thunderstorm this evening. Wind The southeast wind at 40 km/h (25 mph) gusting to 60 km/h (37 mph) becoming light early this evening . As the overnight low drops to 10C(50F).
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It sure is great to be home again. I had the best sleep in weeks till a forgotten alarm clock went off at 6:45. I guess it was set to wake the Queen so she could bring me my morning cofee.

Updated: 3:11 PM GMT on September 11, 2010

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Home is the Best Place to Be

By: plapman, 6:31 PM GMT on September 09, 2010

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I was discharged fom the hospital today. It sure feels good to be home again even if it means a new assortment of drugs to help with the after effects of the stroke and grand mal seizure I went through.
The coffee was really bad there. I think the kitchen staff make their coffee then run water through the grounds again to make coffee for the patients ;). The Queen started bringing me a travel mug of homemade coffee after a week of the hospital stuff. That is one fine woman I married!
I thank all those for the prayers and get well wishes.

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Updated: 6:38 PM GMT on September 09, 2010

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Home for the Day

By: plapman, 3:13 PM GMT on September 05, 2010

Today
A mix of sun and cloud. High 19C(66F). UV index 6 or high.
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t is Plapman at the wheel
I lucked out today and got a full day Pass. It was from after breakfast till 7:00 pm. YAHOOOOOOOO
hings are slowly improving on my part. THE biggest problem in my confusded head sleep, I cannot sleep for more than an hour at time, waking wevery hour through the night.
My roommate is an aborriginal elder. When I look at him I se just kow lucky I am. The poor fellow cannot speak and needs a walker to get around while all I need is WHITe ID Cane and have no speech impairment.

Updated: 3:32 PM GMT on September 05, 2010

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UPDATE

By: plapman, 5:22 AM GMT on September 04, 2010

Tony had his MRI and it showed a blood clot in the area of the brain that involves memory. Short term memory was affected but meds are helping somewhat. He is still in hospital; possibly until next weekend. He showed the nurses the weather blog and says thanks to all his weather blog friends for their well wishes. He remains a walking time bomb because the blood clot in his heart is still there and that is where this clot came from so for us it will be taking less than a day at a time. His motor skills were not affected and so when he gets home he will be posting the weather once again. Things looked more hopeful today. The dr allowed him an hour pass so I brought him home to see Abbie. Long term memory is good... he DID remember our 42nd anniversary!!! As for the weather.... RAIN RAIN GO AWAY!!!

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