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The Cold Lingers on the Prairie

By: plapman, 1:59 PM GMT on January 31, 2011

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Today will bring increasing cloudiness early this morning with a wind up to 15 km/h (9 mph). The high will be -20C(-with wind chills of -34 this afternoon.
Tonight will see clearing as the wind becomes northwest at 20 km/h (12 mph) near midnight. The overnight low will be -28C(-18F) with wind chills near -38.
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The Queen is back to work today with a late shift. It will be cool for her coming home near midnight.
Abbey and me decided to stay indoors yesterday and it looks like we'll be housebound again today. I had a 3 hour nap yesterday afternoon. I sure am making up for the missed sleep. The new meeds seem to be working overtime.
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Updated: 2:14 PM GMT on January 31, 2011

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Cold Wind Chills and Strange Dreams on the Prairie

By: plapman, 3:44 PM GMT on January 30, 2011

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Today will be sunny with a north wind at 20 km/h becoming light this morning. The high will be -23C(-9F). There is an extreme wind chill warning as the wind makes it feel like -41 this morning.
Tonight will be clear with a low of -28C(-18F).
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Due to extreme wind chills yesterday Abbey and me never got our daily walk in. I did have a good 1 1/2 nap though. I've gone from sleeping too little to too what I think is too much sleep. Last night I went to bed at 10 and never woke till 7:30 this morning. Along with the afternoon naps I'm sure catching up on my missed sleep.
I sure had a strange dream last night. It's a good thing I don't talk in my sleep.
I was working at my old job as a construction inspector and hheard an old girlfriend live in the town we were working at.
I I started looking for her at a huge office complex. I can't remember if I ever found her. I haven't seen the lady in 40 years and dated her more than 50 years ago. What a flash back of long term memory that was.
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Strong Winds and Blowing Snow Close Highways on the Prairie

By: plapman, 1:21 PM GMT on January 29, 2011

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Today will be cloudy with sunny periods and a 40% chance of flurries this morning. Clearing this afternoon. Local blowing snow with thw wind northwest at 30 km/h (19 mph) gusting to 50 km/h (31 mph). The temperature falling to -23C(-9F) this afternoon with wind chills near-35.
Tonight will be clea with wind up to 15 km/h (9 mph). The overnight low will be-26C(-15F) with wind chills near -35.
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It was beautiful yesterday afternoon when me and Abbey went for our walk. The Queen changed her mind and took the car to work.
The Trans-Canada highway from Winnipeg to the Sashatchewan border was closed as well as the Yellowhead (PTH16) from Portage to Sashatchewan.

Updated: 3:40 PM GMT on January 30, 2011

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More Snow and Blowing Snow on the Prairie

By: plapman, 4:09 PM GMT on January 28, 2011

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Today will bring more snow at times heavy ending near noon then cloudy. There is the risk of freezing rain this morning. Snowfall amount 5 cm(2.0 in), I think we have more than that already,. The sind will be southerly at 20 km/h (12 mph) Then becoming north 20 km/h (12 mph) early this afternoon. A high of -2C(28F) is expected.
Tonight will be overcast with a northwest wind at 30 km/h (19 mph). The overnight low will be-19C(-2F) with wind chills nrear -25.
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The Quen is taking a shuttle to work today. She doesn't like driving in snow and blowing snow. I think it's a good idea to let someone else worry about the road conditions near midnight.
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Updated: 4:11 PM GMT on January 28, 2011

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Strange Trmperature shifts on the Prairie

By: plapman, 3:08 PM GMT on January 27, 2011

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Today will see fog dissipating late this morning then cloudy with sunny periods. The temperature instead of rising this afternoon will be falling to -12C(10F).
Tonight will be cloudy with snow beginning this evening. Amount 5 cm(2.0 in). The wind becoming southeast at 20 km/h (12 mph) near midnight. The temperature rising to -3C(26F) by morning.
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Abbey and me got another walk in yesterday. On our route we met some friends going the oppisite way and stopped and had a short chat.
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A Short Version of Todays history from BrainyHistory.com
1984 Michael Jackson is burned during filming for Pepsi commercial
1967 Apollo 1 fire kills astronauts Grissom, White and Chaffee
1927 Harlem Globetrotters play their 1st game
1888 National Geographic Society organizes in Washington D.C.
1880 Thomas Edison patents electric incandescent lamp
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A Warm Day for Dog Walking on the Prairie

By: plapman, 1:52 PM GMT on January 26, 2011

Today will be cloudy with a 30% chance of flurries. The high will be -1C(30F).
Tonight will remain cloudy with a 30% chance of flurries and an overnight low of-6C(21F).
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I finally got Abbey out for her walk yesterday. We did the 2.5 mile route. She was sure happy about that. It looks like today we'll be able to get out again.


Updated: 3:01 PM GMT on January 27, 2011

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Flooding in the First Official Forecast for the Prairie

By: plapman, 2:10 PM GMT on January 25, 2011

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Today will start cloudy then clearing this afternoon. The wWind becoming north at 30 km/h (19 mph) this afternoon. A high of -4C(24F) is expected.
Tonight will remain clear with a north wind at 30 km/h (19 mph) becoming light this evening. The overnight low will be -20C(-4F).
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The Queen's snowman showed up near noon and cleared our driveway. He had to use the snowblower this time but he sure does a good job. He's certainly earning his money this year.
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The first official flood report was issued yesterday. It doesnt sound good. If we get a quick melt it could equal 1997 which was termed the flood of the cebtury. A normal melt will still bring flooding conditions.
In the last couple of years they have made the Winnipeg floodway larger to handle 1997 flows so Winnipeg should be safe from the Red River.
The Portage Diversion which diverts water to Lake manitoba will be running at full capacity but the dykes between Portage and Winnipeg may give them problems. I worked on the Asiniboine dyke during a flood in 1976 and they were impassable by vehicle. We had to use bombadiers to patrol them. That may happen again.

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Updated: 1:51 PM GMT on January 26, 2011

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Blowing Snow Makes Driving hazardous

By: plapman, 2:12 PM GMT on January 24, 2011


Today will bring clearing near noon with local blowing snow this morning. The wind northwest at 40 km/h (25 mph) gusting to 60 km/h (37 mph) then diminishing to 20 km/h (12 mph) near noon then becoming light this afternoon. The temperature will be falling to -17C(1F) this afternoon with wind chills near -27.
Tonight will see a few clouds as the tmperature rises to -14C(6F) by morning
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Yesterday we went to pick up the youngest girl at a friends which was about 20 miles out of town.. The Queen , who is not used to driving in stormy conditions, was having a hard time seeing the road with near 0 visibility in places. When we got there we rang the doorbell twice and waited and there was no answer. We got about half way home and I got a call on my cell with the daughter saying she was at the feiends but never answered the door. The Queen refused to go back and get her letting her take the school bus into town this morning.
When I was driving I remember following a semi at 5 feet behind him to get to work in Winnipeg. At times I couldn't see him. Another time comeing home I drove with the door open following the yellow line. The blowing snow can reduce visibility to 0.

Updated: 2:08 PM GMT on January 25, 2011

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Still Windy on the Prairie

By: plapman, 1:33 PM GMT on January 23, 2011

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Today will bring flurries and local blowing snow. The wind will be from the south at 30 km/h (19 mph). A high of -4C(24F) with wind chills near -27 this morning.
Tonight will be cloudy with a few flurries beginning near midnight. There willl be local blowing snow overnight as the wind from the northwest blows at 40 km/h (25 mph) gusting to 60 km/h (37 mph). An overnight low of -12C(10F) is expected.
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The Queen and me had an early night with both of us in bed by 9:00. To make up for the early sleep we were up at 6:30. Thats still a good nights sleep.
With the strong winds me and Abbey haven't beeen venturing out. She makes quick trips out to relieve herself and is right back in.
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today in history from BrainyHistory.com
2010 Six Venezuelan cable television channels are taken off the air by the Venezuelan government after refusing to transmit government messages
2006 Stephen Harper, wins the election in Canada and is the first conservative Prime Minister in 12 years
1998 Pope John Paul II condemns U.S. embargo against Cuba
1996 Chris Cairns scores 120, 96 balls, 10x4, 9x6 in Test New Zealand vs. Zim
1994 Bernie Kosar is 2nd quarterback to throw TD passes in AFC and NFC Champ games
1994 Worldwide Day for peace in Bosnia-Hercegovina
1993 50th Golden Globes: Scent of a Woman, wins
1993 Graham Gooch scores his 100th 100, on tour at Cuttack
1993 Indian Airlines B737 crashes art Aurangabad, 61 die
1993 New York Newsday reports Oregon Senator Bob Packwood sexually harassed 23 women
1993 U.S. Female Figure Skating championship won by Nancy Kerrigan
1992 "Visit" opens at Criterion Theater New York City for 45 performances
1991 Seinfeld debuts on NBC-TV
1991 World's largest oil spill, caused by embattled Iraqi forces in Kuwait
1990 Dean Jones scores twin Test tons vs. Pakistan at Adelaide Oval
1989 Challenge to "who is a Jew" law filed in Israeli Supreme Court
1989 NBA New Jersey Nets begin a 32+ game road losing streak
1988 45th Golden Globes: Last Emperor, Sally Kirkland, Michael Douglas
1988 62nd Australian Womens Tennis: Steffi Graf beats Chris Evert (61 76)
1988 Bob Benoit bowls 1st 300-pt game in a televised title match
1988 Experimental airplane Voyager, piloted by Dick Rutan and Jeana Yeager, complete 1st nonstop, round-the-world flight without refueling lands
1987 Dow Jones rises 64 points then drops 110 points (44.15 pt loss)
1987 Japan 1st exceeds military spending cap of 1% of GNP ($23 billion)
1986 "Jerome Kern Goes to Hollywood" opens at Ritz Theater New York City for 13 performances
1986 Columbia returns to Kennedy Space Center via Davis-Monthan AFB
1986 1st induction of Rock 'N' Roll Hall of Fame (Chuck Berry, James Brown, Ray Charles, Domino, Everly Bros, B Holly, J L Lewis and Elvis Presley)
1985 Britains House of Lords debate 1st televised
1984 Buffalo Sabres win NHL record 10th straight road game
1984 Greatest unpaced 1-hour bicycle distance, F Moser (Italy), 51.15 km
1984 Hulk Hogan defeats Iron Sheik to become WWF champ
1983 "A-Team" with Mr. T premieres on NBC
1983 Bjorn Borg announces his retirement from tennis
1983 Cerebral Palsy telethon raises $14,700,000
1983 In NBA, Portland scores all 17 pts in overtime to beat Houston 113-96
1983 Russian radioactive satellite falls into Indian Ocean
1983 Schone skates ladies world record 5 km (7:40.97)
1982 Urbe Blanca (cow) produces record 110 kg of milk, Cuba (approx date)
1982 World Airways DC-10 skids at Boston Logan Airport killing 2
1981 1st Richard Nixon museum opens in San Clemente, California
1981 Jochem Bird elected mayor of West Berlin
1981 Mike Bossy becomes 1st in NHL to score 50 goals in 50 games
1981 Red Sox trade Fred Lynn to Angels for Frank Tanana and Joe Rudi
1979 Willie Mays elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
1978 Belgian industrial Haron Empain kidnapped in Paris
1978 NFL Pro Bowl: NFC beats AFC 14-13
1977 $1.5-million Serge Lepage dress exhibited, Paris
1977 Miniseries "Roots" premieres on ABC
1976 Ian Redpath hits his only 2 sixes in Cricket Tests, vs. WI Adelaide
1976 Washington Caps end 25 game winless streak (0-22-3) beat New York Rangers 7-5
1975 "Barney Miller" premieres on ABC TV
1975 Ralph Kiner elected to baseball's Hall of Fame
1974 1st edition of women's magazine "Story"
1973 23rd NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 104-84 at Chicago
1973 Helgafell, island of Heimaey Iceland erupts for 1st time in 7,000 yrs
1973 Jordan Air crash at Kano, Nigeria kills 176 Moslem pilgrims
1973 President Nixon announces an accord has been reached to end Vietnam War
1972 2nd AFC-NFC pro bowl, AFC wins 26-13
1972 Ard Schenk becomes European all-round skating champ
1972 Bootlegger sells wood alcohol to wedding party-100 die-New Delhi
1972 Entire population of Istanbul under 24 hour house arrest
1972 NFL Pro Bowl: AFC beats NFC 26-13
1971 -80 degrees F (-62 degrees C) in Prospect Creek Camp, Alaska (U.S. record)
1971 4th ABA All-Star Game: East 126 beats West 122 at Carolina
1971 UCLA loses to Notre Dame, UCLA then wins next 88 games in a row
1970 Australia's 1st amateur radio satellite (Oscar 5) launched (Calif)
1970 Dolle Mina's burns her bra in Amsterdam
1970 U.S. launches 2nd generation weather satellite, ITOS 1
1970 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1969 Cream releases their last album "Goodbye"
1968 Joe Medwick elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
1968 Spy ship USS Pueblo and 83-man crew seized in Sea of Japan by N Korea
1967 Stan Musial is named General Manager of Cards
1965 "King Family Show" (musical variety) premieres on ABC TV
1965 BPAA All-Star Tournament won by Dick Weber
1965 Boston Celtic center Bill Russell misses all 14 shots in loss to Philadelphia Warriors led by Wilt Chamberlain
1964 24th Amendment ratified, barring poll tax in federal elections
1964 Arthur Miller's "After the Fall," premieres in New York City
1962 Bob Feller and Jackie Robinson elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
1962 British spy Kim Philby defects to U.S.S.R.
1962 Libya, Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia plan to form United Arab Maghreb
1961 Supreme Court rules cities and states have right to censor films
1961 Venezuela adopts constitution
1960 Bathosphere "Trieste" reach bottom of Pacific (10,900 m)
1958 "Body Beautiful" opens at Broadway Theater New York City for 60 performances
1958 Dictator Marcos Perez Jimenez flees Venezuela, Larrazabal takes power
1958 Hanif Mohammad completes 337 in 970 minutes vs. West Indies
1955 Babe Didrikson Zaharias wins LPGA Tampa Golf Open
1955 KORK (now KVBC) TV channel 3 in Las Vegas, NV (NBC) 1st broadcast
1954 Harry van Thorn chosen chairman of Dutch KVP
1954 Longest undefeated streak in Toronto Maple Leaf history (18 games)
1953 Bobby Simpson makes 1st-class debut for NSW 16 years 357 days
1953 NFL Dallas Texans become Baltimore Colts (now Indianapolis Colts)
1953 NFL's National and American conference become Eastern and Western conf
1951 3rd Emmy Awards: Alan Young Show, Alan Young and Gertrude Berg
1950 3rd edition of Joseph Kane's Famous 1st Facts published
1950 AP picks "Miracle Braves" of 1914 as greatest sports upset
1950 Israeli Knesset resolves Jerusalem is capital of Israel
1950 NFL rule changes open way for 2-platoon system (offense and defense)
1950 Rebel army of cap Raymond Westerner occupies Bandung
1948 Bradman scores 201 in 272 minutes vs. India, 21 fours 1 six
1948 Huston's "Treasure of Sierra Madre" starring Humphrey Bogart opens
1948 Test debut of Neil Harvey, vs. India at Adelaide
1946 Rear Admiral Sidney W Souers, USNR, becomes 1st director of CIA
1945 Dutch Premier Gerbrandy, exiled in London, offers his resignation
1944 Arnold Schoenberg's "Ode to Napoleon," premieres in New York City
1944 Detroit Red Wings score 15 goals against New York Rangers and NHL record 37 points, also most consecutive goals and most lopsided game 15-0
1943 66.34 cm (26.12"), Hoegees Camp, California (state record)
1943 British 8th army marches into Tripoli
1943 Detroit Red Wings scores NHL record 8 goals in 1 period
1943 Japanese Mount Austen on Guadalcanal captured
1942 Japanese troops occupy Rabaul New Britain
1942 Tank battle at Adzjedabia, African corps vs British army
1941 Ground breaking for NACA (now NASA) Lewis Research Center
1941 WOR-AM in Newark New Jersey moves to New York City
1940 Pianist Ignaz Paderewski becomes premier of Polish government in exile
1937 Karl Radek and 16 others go on trial in Stalin's great purge
1936 Catholic People's Party (KVP) of Curacao forms
1933 20th amendment changes date of presidential inaugurations to 1/20
1932 El Salvador army kills 4,000 protesting farmers
1930 Clyde Tombaugh photographs planet Pluto
1930 George Washington Birthplace National Monument, Virginia established
1930 WIS-AM (now WOMG) in Columbia South Carolina begins radio transmissions
1928 "Abenteuer of brave Soldier Schwejk" premieres in Berlin
1926 Eugene O'Neill's "Great God Brown," premieres in New York City
1924 Ramsey MacDonald forms 1st Labour government in Britain
1923 Taxi strike in Amsterdam begins (through March 9th)
1920 Dutch refuse to turn over ex-kaiser Wilhelm I of Germany to allies
1916 Temp falls from 44 degrees F (7 degrees C) to -56 degrees F (49 degrees C) night of 23-24, Browning, Montana
1909 1st radio rescue at sea
1908 U.S. and Great Britain demand end of abuses in Congo
1907 Charles Curtis of Kansas becomes 1st Native American U.S. senator
1902 Winnipeg Victorias sweep Toronto Wellingtons in 2 for Stanley Cup
1897 Start of Sherlock Holmes "Adventure of Abbey Grange"
1896 Edward Macdowell's 2nd Suite in E, premieres
1894 G W Bunbury of Dublin sets shorthand record of 250 wpm for 10 min
1889 Dr. Daniel Hale Williams forms Provident Hospital in Chicago
1879 National Archery Association forms (Crawfordsville Ind)
1870 173 Blackfoot (140 women and children) killed in Montana by U.S. Army
1862 Agoston Haraszthy, 1st vintner in Sonoma Valley, imports 10,000
1856 Steamer Pacific lost
1849 Mrs Elizabeth Blackwell becomes 1st woman physician in US
1849 Patent granted for an envelope-making machine
1845 Uniform U.S. election day for president and Vice President authorized
1833 Joseph Pease, a Quaker, admitted to Parliament on his affirmation
1812 7.8 earthquake shakes New Madrid, Missouri
1796 Armand-Gaston Camus becomes chairman of Council of 500
1793 2nd partition of Poland, between Prussia and Russia
1793 Humane Society of Philadelphia (1st aid society) organized
1789 Georgetown, 1st U.S. Catholic college, founded
1779 Charles Messier catalogs M56 (globular cluster in Lyra)
1723 Georg Friedrich Handel's opera "Ottone," premieres in London
1719 Principality of Liechtenstein created within Holy Roman Empire
1668 England, Netherlands and Sweden signs Triple Alliance against French
1663 King Louis XIV affirms covenant with Ronstaten
1647 Scottish Presbyterians sell captured Charles I to English parliament
1643 Sir Thomas Fairfax takes Leeds for Parliamentarians
1637 Dutch governor Johan Mauritius lands in Pernambuco Brazil
1631 France and Sweden sign anti-German Treaty of Barwald
1579 Union of Utrecht signed, forming protestant Dutch Republic
1571 Queen Elizabeth I opens Royal Exchange in London
1570 Earl of Moray, regent of Scotland, assassinated; civil war breaks out
1556 Most deadly earthquake kills 830,000 in Shensi Province, China
1552 2nd version of Book of Common Prayer becomes manditory in England
1492 "Pentateuch" (Jewish holy book) 1st printed
1490 1st printing of Ramban's Sha'ar ha-Gemul
1265 1st English Parliament formally convened (some authorities)
638 Start of Islamic calendar



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Warm Air but Cold Winds on the Prairie

By: plapman, 2:51 PM GMT on January 22, 2011

Today will be sunny with a high of -23C(-9F).
Tonight will bring increasing cloudiness and snow beginning near midnight. The wind becoming south at 30 km/h (19 mph) overnight. The tmperature rising to -19C(-2F) by morning but the wind will suck away the warm with wind chills near -34.
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II managed to stay up till the Queen got home at 11:45 last night. That's the latest I've beeen up since August. A 2 hour nap in the afternoon must have helped.
I had a surprise last night. I got a phone call from an x co worker who retired in 1990. He's still in good health and enjoying his retirement. His son went on to get a phd in mathamatitics and is now a professor in Singapore. I have him beat in grandkids though. He has only 1 while I haave 8 and 2 great granddaughters.
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Cold Wind Chills on the Prairie

By: plapman, 2:44 PM GMT on January 21, 2011

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Today will see snow ending this morning then cloudy. The wind will be southerly at 30 km/h (19 mph). A high of -19C(-2F) sith wind chills near -39 is expected.
Tonight will bring clearing early this evening with an overnight low of -29C(-20F).
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Todays Events in History from BrainyHistory.com
Toyota announces recalls for approximately 5.2 million vehicles for a pedal entrapment and floor mat problem
1998 Pope John Paul II visits Cuba
1998 News of the Lewinsky/Clinton affair is published, President Clinton vigorously denies all allegations
1996 53th Golden Globes: Mel Gibson, Nicole Kidman, John Travolta
1996 Karrie Webb wins LPGA HealthSouth Inaugural Golf Tournament
1996 U.S. male Figure Skating championship won by Rudy Galindo
1995 52th Golden Globes: Forrest Gump, Tom Hanks, Jessica Lange
1994 Dow Jones passes 3900 (record 3,914.20)
1994 Lorena Bobbitt found temporarily insane of chopping off spouse's penis
1993 Johan Koss skates world record 5 km in 6:38.77
1993 Nigerian singer Fela Kuti arrested on suspicion of murder
1991 CBS News correspondant Bob Simon captured by Iraqis in Persian Gulf
1990 41st NHL All-Star Game: Wales beat Campbell 12-7 at Pittsburgh
1990 Bob Goodenow succeeds Alan Eagleson as NHL players association executive director
1990 John McEnroe becomes 1st ever expelled from Australian Open
1990 Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Jamaica Golf Classic
1989 Wayne Gretzky passes Marcel Dionne to become NHL's 2nd all time scorer
1988 U.S. accept immigration of 30,000 U.S. - Vietnamese children
1987 BB King donates his 7,000 record collection to the University of Mississippi
1986 100 participate in Nude Olympics race in 38 degrees F (3 degrees C), Indiana
1986 Allison J Brown, 17, of Oklahoma, crowned 4th Miss Teen USA
1986 Bomb attack in East-Beirut, 27 killed
1985 -19 degrees F (-28 degrees C), Caesar's Head, South Carolina (state record)
1985 -34 degrees F (-37 degrees C), Mount Mitchell, North Carolina (state record)
1985 Bomb attack on Borobudur temple in Java
1985 Dennis Potvin ties Bobby Orr's career record of 270 NHL goals
1984 U.S. male Figure Skating championship won by Scott Hamilton
1983 Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to Anthony E Hecht
1983 Reagan certifies El Salvador human-rights abuses have decreased making country eligible for U.S. military aid
1982 "Little Me" opens at Eugene O'Neill Theater New York City for 36 performances
1982 New York Islanders begin then NHL record 15 game winning streak
1981 "Shakespeare's Cabaret" opens at Bijou Theater New York City for 54 performances
1981 Bernhard Goetz is assault for 1st time on a New York subway train
1980 Gold hits record $850 an ounce
1980 Les Henson, Virginia Tech, makes 89' 3" basketball field goal
1979 Neptune becomes outermost planet (Pluto moves closer)
1979 Price of gold increases to record $875 troy oz
1979 Superbowl XIII: Pittsburgh Steelers beat Dallas Cowboys, 35-31 in Miami Superbowl MVP: Terry Bradshaw, Pittsburgh, quarterback
1978 Bee Gees' "Saturday Night Fever" album goes #1 for 24 weeks
1977 Italy legalizes abortion
1977 President Jimmy Carter pardons almost all Vietnam War draft evaders
1976 Supersonic Concorde, 1st commercial flights, by Britain and France
1975 28th NHL All-Star Game: Wales beat Campbell 7-1 at Montreal
1974 Gold hits record $161.31/silver hits record $3.97 an ounce in London
1973 3rd NFL Pro Bowl: AFC beats NFC 33-28
1973 Leslie Nielson appears on M*A*S*H in "Ringbanger"
1972 Assam's North East Frontier Agency becomes Arunachal Pradesh terr
1972 Belgium government of Eyskens-Cools forms
1972 Manipur, Meghalaya and Tripura become separate states of Indian union
1972 Mizoram, formerly part of Assam, creates an Indian union territory
1971 "Alias Smith and Jones" premieres on ABC TV
1970 World's largest airplane, Boeing 747, makes 1st commercial flight
1970 Panama Boeing 747 1st flight NY-London
1969 22nd NHL All-Star Game: West beat East 3-3 at Montreal
1968 AFL Pro Bowl: East beats West 25-24
1968 NFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 38-20
1968 U.S. B-52 bomber with nuclear bomb crashes in Greenland
1967 AFL Pro Bowl: East beats West 30-23
1967 U.S. Female Figure Skating championship won by Peggy Fleming
1967 U.S. Male Figure Skating championship won by Gary Visconti
1966 Beatle George Harrison marries model Patti Boyd
1965 Persians premier Ali Mansoer injured
1964 Carl T. Rowan named director of U.S. Information Agency
1962 John F. Kennedy arrives in Uruguay
1962 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Sea Island Women's Golf Invitational
1962 Snow falls in San Francisco
1961 "Conquering Hero" closes at ANTA Theater New York City after 8 performances
1961 KIFI TV channel 8 in Idaho Falls, Idaho (NBC) begins broadcasting
1961 Portuguese rebels seize cruise ship Santa Maria
1960 Little Joe 4 suborbital Mercury test reaches 16 km
1960 Rock falls traps 437 at Coalbrook South Africa, 417 die of methane poisoning
1958 KMOT TV channel 10 in Minot, ND (NBC) begins broadcasting
1958 Phillies agree to televise 78 games into New York City (doesn't happen)
1957 KSAT TV channel 12 in San Antonio, Texas (ABC) begins broadcasting
1956 "Comedy in Music (Victor Borge)" closes at Golden New York City after 849 performances
1956 William Shawn succeeds Harold Ross as editor of New Yorker
1954 1st gas turbine automobile exhibited (New York City)
1953 John Foster Dulles appointed as Secretary of State
1952 Nehru's Congress party wins general election in India
1951 Babe Didrikson Zaharias wins LPGA Tampa Women's Golf Open
1950 "Lend an Ear" closes at National Theater New York City after 460 performances
1950 NY jury finds former State Department official Alger Hiss guilty of perjury
1950 T. S. Eliot's "Cocktail Party," premieres in New York City
1949 1st inaugural parade televised (Harry Truman)
1948 W Indies vs. England, Test debut Walcott, Weekes and Jim Laker
1947 "Sweethearts" opens at Shubert Theater New York City for 288 performances
1947 Arthur Honegger's 4th Symphony premieres in Basel
1946 "Nellie Bly" opens at Adelphi Theater New York City for 16 performances
1945 British troops land on Ramree, near coast of Burma
1944 447 German bombers attack London
1944 649 British bombers attack Magdeburg
1943 Soviet forces reconquer Worosjilowsk
1943 Soviet forces reconquer Gumrak airport near Stalingrad
1943 Vice-Admiral Cunningham appointed British adm of fleet
1942 Bronx magistrate rules all pinball machines illegal
1942 Count Basie records "One O'Clock Jump"
1942 Japanese air raid on Rabaul New Britain
1942 Tito's partisans occupy Foca
1941 1st anti-Jewish measures in Bulgaria
1941 1st commercial extraction of magnesium from seawater, Freeport, TX
1941 Australia and Britain attack Tobruk Libya
1941 British communist newspaper "Daily Worker" banned
1940 Foreign correspondents in Netherlands under censorship
1939 George Kaufman and Moss Hart's "American Way," premieres in New York City
1939 U.S. Female Figure Skating championship won by Joan Tozzer
1939 U.S. Male Figure Skating championship won by Robin Lee
1938 Dutch government starts obligatory unemployment insurance
1935 12.0" (30.5 cm) of rain falls, Quinault RS, Washington (state record)
1935 WFI-AM in Philadelphia Penn merges with WLIT as WFIL (now WEAZ)
1935 Wilderness Society forms
1932 U.S.S.R. and Finland stop non-attack treaty
1929 Robert Sherriff's "Journey's End," premieres in London
1927 1st national opera broadcast from a U.S. opera house (Faust, Chicago)
1926 Belgian parliament accepts Locarno treaties
1925 Albanian parliament announces itself a republic; Ahmed Zogoe president
1922 1st slalom ski race run, Murren, Switzerland
1919 Sinn Fein proclaims parliament of Free Ireland
1915 Kiwanis International founded in Detroit
1913 Aristide Briand forms French government
1910 British-Russian military intervention in Persia
1908 August Strindberg's "Spoksonaten," premieres in Stockholm
1908 New York City regulation makes it illegal for a woman to smoke in public
1907 Kenora Thistles sweep Mont Wanderers in 2 for Stanley Cup
1904 Leos Janacek's opera "Jenufa," premieres in Brno
1903 "Wizard of Oz," premieres in New York City
1903 Harry Houdini escapes police station Halvemaansteeg in Amsterdam
1903 International Theater (Majestic, Park) opens at 5 Columbus Circle New York City
1901 Clyde Fitch's "Climbers," premieres in New York City
1894 Oscar Fredriksen skates world record 500m in 47.8 sec
1890 1st issue of Propria Cures, Amsterdam student-weekly newspaper
1887 Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) forms
1880 1st U.S. sewage disposal system separate from storm drains, Memphis
1879 Henrik Ibsen's "Et Dukkehjem," premieres in Copenhagen
1874 Franz Grillparzer's "Libussa," premieres in Vienna
1863 City of Dublin leases part of Cattle Market for 100,000 years
1861 Jefferson Davis of Mississippi and 4 other southern senators resign
1853 Envelope-folding machine patented by Russell Hawes, Worcester, Mass
1846 1st edition of Charles Dickens' "Daily News"
1830 Portsmouth (Ohio) blacks forcibly deported
1827 Freedom Journal, 1st Black paper, begins publishing
1824 Ashantees defeat British at Accra, West Africa
1821 Paramaribo Suriname catches fire, 4 die
1818 Keats writes his poem "On a Lock of Milton's Hair"
1813 Pineapple introduced to Hawaii
1799 Edward Jenner's smallpox vaccination is introduced
1793 Prussia and Russia sign partition treaty (Poland divided)
1789 1st American novel, WH Brown's "Power of Sympathy," is published
1732 Russia and Persia sign Treaty of Riascha
1677 1st medical publication in America (pamphlet on smallpox), Boston
1664 Count Miklos of Zrinyi sets out to battle Turkish invasion army
1604 Tsar Ivan IV defeats False Dmitri, who claims to be the true tsar
1542 Parliament passes bill of attainder against Queen Katherine Howard
1522 Head inquisitor Adrian Florisz Boeyens elected pope
1324 Zen Buddhist religious debate between Tendai and Shingon
1276 Pierre de Tarantaise elected Pope Innocence V
1189 Philip II, Henry II and Richard Lion hearted initiate 3rd Crusade
1077 German King Heinrich IV petitions Pope Gregory VII for forgiveness

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Cold Winds on the Prairie

By: plapman, 2:39 PM GMT on January 20, 2011

Today will bw sunny with anorthwest wind at 20 km/h (12 mph) becoming light this afternoon. The high for today will be -22C(-8F) with wind chills near -39.
Tonight will start clear then increasing cloudiness after midnight then 60 percent chance of flurries. The wind becoming southeast 20 km/h (12 mph) overnight. The overnight low will be -30C(-22F) with wind chills near -38.
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Did I eveer sleep yesterday. I've been doing some scanning for the Queen's geneaology project and I gues the concentration involved is playing me out. I had a nap from 2 to 3 then another from 5 to 7. I did manage to stay up till 11 though. Another 45 minutes and I'd be able to meet the Queen at the door.

Updated: 2:42 PM GMT on January 21, 2011

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A Cold Wind on the Prairie

By: plapman, 2:35 PM GMT on January 19, 2011

Today will be cloudy with a 30% chance of flurries early this morning. There will be clearing this morning. The wind southwest 20 km/h (12 mph) becoming light this afternoon. High -13C(8F). Wind chill -27.
Tonight will be clear with winds up to 15 km/h (9 mph). The overnight low will be -28C(-18F) with wind chills near -38.
============================================================ The sleep inducing drugs are sure working. I was in bed last night at 8:30 and never woke till 7:00 this morning.

Updated: 2:38 PM GMT on January 20, 2011

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Still Cold on the Prairie

By: plapman, 2:22 PM GMT on January 18, 2011

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Today will bring clearing this morning and a high of -23C(-9F).
Tonight there will be cloudy periods and an overnight low of -25C(-13F).
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I surprised the Queen and had meat loaf, baked potatoes and veggies ready for her when she got home from work. Tonight she's back to her regular shift and won't be home till midnight.
I'm finding that not having a drivers licence does have advantages. No one asks me to go out in the cold and chaufer them around. I can stay inside where it's nice and warm.
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Cold and Windy on the Prairie

By: plapman, 1:53 PM GMT on January 17, 2011

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Today will bring light snow ending this morning then clearing. Ther will be blowing snow in open areas late this morning and early this afternoon. The wind from the north will be 30 km/h (19 mph) gusting to 50 km/h (31 mph) then becoming light this afternoon. The temperature instead of rising will be falling to -24C(-11F) this afternoon. Wind chills of -34 are forecast.
Tonight will bring a few clouds. The wind up to 15 km/h (9 mph). Overnight lows will be -29C(-20F) with wind chills in the -35 range.
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The Queen works an early shift today so I'll have her company again tonight.
I've sure been sleeping better lately. I go to bed at 9 and wake about 7. I just have to get the early to bed thing regulated.
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Todays Events in history from BrainyHistory.com

2010 Ali Hassan al-Majid, former Iraqi minister, also known as Chemical Ali, is sentenced to death for the poison gas attack at Halabja
2009 Israel declares a unilateral ceasefire in the Gaza War, effective January 18, as Hamas declares a ceasefire of its own
1998 President Clinton faces sexual harrament charges from Paula Jones
1997 NBA suspends Dennis Rodman indefinitely/$25,000 for kicking cameraman
1995 "Carousel" closes at Beaumont Theater New York City after 322 performances
1995 7.2 earthquake destroys Kobe Japan killing 5,372 die
1995 Australia beat Australia A 2-0 to win the World Series Cup
1995 Los Angeles Rams announce that they are moving to St. Louis
1994 6.6 Earthquake hits Los Angeles killing 60, $30B in damage
1994 Liz Taylor released from the hospital after hip treatment
1993 14th ACE Cable Awards: HBO wins 32 awards
1993 Russian Irina Privalova cycles world record 300m indoor (35.45")
1992 Sarah Ferguson attends dinner of Everglades club (club excludes Jews)
1991 Iraq fires 8 Scud missiles on Israel
1991 Mountie Jacques Rougeau beats Hart for WWF intercontinental title
1991 Operation Desert Storm begins - U.S. led allies vs Iraq
1991 Operation Desert Storm: 1st U.S. pilot shot down (Jeffrey Zahn)
1990 5th Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Awards: Bobby Darin
1990 Dave Stewart signs record $3,500,000 per year Oak A's contract
1990 Who, Simon and Garfunkel, 4 Seasons, 4 Tops, Hank Ballard, Platters &
1990 Kinks inducted into Cleveland's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
1989 Al Arbour wins his 600th NHL game as coach
1989 Gunman opens fire in California schoolyard; 5 students slain, 30 wounded
1989 Murden and Metz are 1st women to reach South Pole overland (on skis)
1989 Phoenix Suns cancel game at Miami Heat, due to racial unrest in Miami
1988 "Teddy and Alice" closes at Minskoff Theater New York City after 77 performances
1988 Leslie Manigay elected president of Haiti
1987 President Reagan signs secret order permitting covert sale of arms to Iran
1986 Tim Witherspoon beats Tony Tubbs in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
1985 Azharuddin scores second Test century in second Test (v England)
1984 Supreme Court rules (5-4) oks private use of home VCRs to tape TV programs for later viewing does not violate federal copyright laws
1983 10th American Music Award: Kenny Rogers
1983 Alabama Governor George C. Wallace, becomes governor for record 4th time
1983 Nigeria expels 2 million illegal aliens, mostly Ghanaians
1981 Philippino president Marcos ends state of siege
1980 NASA launches Fltsatcom-3
1979 New York Islanders didn't get a shot off in 1 period against New York Rangers
1979 Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi flees Iran
1979 U.S.S.R. performs underground nuclear test
1977 KC releases Tommy Davis, ends an 18-year career with 10 teams
1977 NFL Pro Bowl: AFC beats NFC 24-14
1977 Zaire president Mobutu visits Belgium
1976 "I Write the Songs" by Barry Manilow hits #1
1976 Hermes rocket launched by European Space Agency
1974 Styne, Comdem and Green's musical "Lorelei," premieres in New York City
1973 City of Amsterdam decides to support Hanoi
1973 New Philippine constitution names Marcos president for life
1972 Section of Memphis' Highway 51 South renamed Elvis Presley Blvd
1971 Super Bowl V: Baltimore Colts-16, Dallas Cowboys-13 in Miami Superbowl MVP: Chuck Howley, Dallas, LB
1970 357 baseball players are available in the free-agent draft
1970 AFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 26-3
1970 John M Burgess installed as bishop of Protestant Episcopals (Mass)
1970 Sporting News names Willie Mays as Player of the Decade for the 1960s
1969 Beatles release Yellow Submarine album in UK
1969 Debut album of Led Zeppelin released in US
1969 Soyuz 5 lands
1968 Soyuz 4 and 5 completed 1st docking of 2 manned spacecraft
1966 B-52/KC-135 tankers crash near Spanish coast at Palomares, 7 die
1966 Martin Luther King, Jr. opens campaign in Chicago
1963 Joe Walker takes X-15 to altitude of 82 km
1963 Wilt Chamberlain of NBA San Francisco Warriors scores 67 points vs Los Angeles
1962 A NASA civilian pilot Neil Armstrong takes X-15 to 40,690 m
1962 Roy Harris' 8th Symphony, premieres in SF
1961 Eisenhower allegedly orders assassination of Congo's Lumumba
1960 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Sea Island Women's Golf Invitational
1960 NFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 38-21
1959 "Say, Darling" closes at ANTA Theater New York City after 332 performances
1957 9-county commission recommends creation of BART
1957 Cavern Club opens (home of Beatles' 1st appearance)
1955 Submarine Nautilus begins 1st nuclear-powered test voyage
1954 Jacques Cousteau's 1st network telecast airs on "Omnibus" (CBS)
1954 NFL Pro Bowl: East beats West 20-9
1954 Suggs Louise wins LPGA Sea Island Golf Open (Cloister)
1951 China refuses cease-fire in Korea
1950 "Alive and Kicking" opens at Winter Garden Theater New York City for 46 performances
1950 11 men rob Brink's office in Boston of $1.2M cash and $1.5M securities
1948 Netherlands and Indonesia agree to a cease fire
1948 Trial of 11 U.S. Communist party members begins in New York City
1947 Muiden Netherlands ammunition factory explodes, 16 die
1946 United Nations Security Council holds its 1st meeting
1945 Auschwitz concentration camp begins evacuation
1945 Gilbert Dodds, record miler (4:05.3), retires to do gospel work
1945 Liberation of Warsaw by Soviet troops (end of Nazi occupation)
1945 Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg, credited with saving tens of thousands of Jews from the Nazis, arrested by secret police in Hungary
1944 Korvet Violet sinks U-641 in Atlantic Ocean
1943 Tin Can Drive Day
1939 Ed Barrow is elected Yankee president succeeding deceased J Ruppert
1938 Supreme Soviet elects Michail Kalinin as presidium chairman
1934 Carl Hubbell, NL MVP winner, gets $18,000 contract by the New York Giants
1934 Electric Home and Farm Authority incorporated
1934 New York Giants reward MVP pitcher Carl Hubbell with $18,000 contract
1933 Bradman takes second Test wicket, Hammond, bowled
1929 Popeye makes 1st appearance, in comic strip "Thimble Theater"
1928 1st fully automatic photographic film developing machine patented
1926 George Burns marries Gracie Allen
1923 Belgian Working people Party protest against occupied Ruhrgebied
1923 Origin of Brown lunation numbers
1920 Paul Deschanel elected president of France
1917 U.S. pays Denmark $25 million for Virgin Islands
1916 1st PGA Championship: Jim Barnes at Siwanoy CC Bronxville NY
1916 Professional Golfer Association (PGA) forms in New York City
1915 Antoni van Leeuwenhoek's Hospital in Amsterdam opens
1915 Russia occupies Bukovina and Western Ukraine
1914 Gerhart Hauptmann's "Der Bogen des Odysseus," premieres in Berlin
1913 Raymond Poincare elected president of France
1912 Robert Scott expedition arrives at South Pole, 1 month after Amundsen
1911 Failed assassination attempt on premier Briand in French Assembly
1911 Percy Mackaye's "Scarecrow," premieres in New York City
1905 Punchboards patented by Charles Brewer and C G Scannell, Chicago
1904 Anton Chekhov's "Cherry Orchard" opens at Moscow Art Theater
1899 U.S. takes possession of Wake Island in Pacific
1895 French president Casimir-Perier resigns
1895 Felix Faure installed as president of France
1893 -17 degrees F (-27 degrees C), Millsboro, Delaware (state record)
1893 Queen Liliuokalani deposed, Kingdom of Hawaii becomes a republic
1885 British beat Mahdists at Battle of Abu Klea in Sudan
1882 1st Dutch female physician Aletta Jacobs opens office
1874 Armed Democrats seize Texas government ending Radical Reconstruction
1871 1st cable car patented, by Andrew S Hallidie (begins service in 1873)
1864 General Longstreet's command ends heavy fighting at Dandridgem TN
1863 Civil War skirmish near Newtown, Virginia
1862 BBT Ft. Henry, Tennessee by USS Lexington
1861 Flush toilet patented by Mr. Thomas Crapper (Honest!)
1852 British recognize independence of Transvaal (in South Africa)
1832 Johannes van den Bosch appointed Governor-General of Dutch-Indies
1827 Duke of Wellington appointed British supreme commander
1821 Mexico permits Moses Austin and 300 U.S. families to settle in Texas
1779 Captain Cooks last notation in ship's log Discovery
1775 9 old women burnt as witches for causing bad harvests, Kalisk, Pol
1775 R B Sheridan's "Rivals," premieres in London
1773 Captain James Cook becomes 1st to cross Antarctic Circle (66 degrees 33' S)
1757 German Diet declares war on Prussia
1746 Battle of Falkirk, Scotland-Edward I defeats and massacres Scots
1718 Avalanche destroys every building in Leukerbad, Switzerland; kills 53
1656 Brandenburg and Sweden sign Treaty of Konigsberg
1601 France gains Bresse, Bugey, Valromey and Gex in treaty with Spain
1595 French king Henri IV declares war on Spain
1584 Bohemia adopts Gregorian calendar
1562 Edict of St. Germain recognizes Huguenots in France
1536 Francois Rabelais absolved of apostasy by Pope Paul III
1501 Cesare Borgia returns in triumph to Rome from Romagna

Updated: 2:01 PM GMT on January 17, 2011

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Never Ending Snow on the Prairie

By: plapman, 3:39 PM GMT on January 16, 2011


Today will bring increasing cloudiness with periods of snow beginning late this morning. Amount 2 cm(0.8 in). The wind will be southerly at 30 km/h (19 mph). The high is expected to be -14C(6F) with wind chills near -33.
Tonight will see more snow. Another2 cm(0.8 in) is expected. The overnight low will be-19C(-2F).
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It was a nice night with the Queen home even if I did go to bed around 9pm. The new medication is certainly doing it's job as I never woke till 7am.
We had the ggranddaughters overnight and the Queen didn't get much sleep. They were up twice last night crying. Usally they sleep good here.
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Updated: 1:51 PM GMT on January 17, 2011

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Cold Wind Chills on the Prairie

By: plapman, 2:13 PM GMT on January 15, 2011

Today will start sunny with cloudy periods then increasing cloudiness late this afternoon. The wind up to 15 km/h (9 mph). High -21C(-6F). Wind chill -32 this morning.
Tonight will start cloudy then clearing overnight with an overnight low of -26C(-15F).
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A quiet day on the prairie testerday. I slept through Abbey's walk and we never got out. The Queen works an early shift today and will be home to keep me company tonight.
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Snow and Wind on the Prairie

By: plapman, 3:54 PM GMT on January 14, 2011

Today
Cloudy. Snow beginning early this morning. Amount 5 to 10 cm(2.0 to 3.9 in). High -12C(10F).
Tonight
Light snow ending this evening then clearing. Blowing snow at times this evening. Wind north 30 km/h (19 mph) gusting to 50 km/h (31 mph). Low -23C(-9F). Wind chill -33.
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I posted a entry this morning but is seems to have gotten sstuck in the wires.

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A Walk in the Dark

By: plapman, 1:41 PM GMT on January 13, 2011



Today will see snow ending this morning then cloudy with 60 percent chance of flurries. It is expected 2 cm(0.8 in) will fall. The wind will be southeast at 20 km/h (12 mph) becoming light this morning. A high of -9C(15F) is expected.
Tonight will be cloudy with a 30% chance of flurries and an overnight low of -17C(1F).
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I took a walk to a friends in the dark last night. The Queen had gone to work at 2 and I'd finished my supper and dishwashing chores. Thats the first time I've been out alone at night since last December when I had my first stroke. My night vision must have improved slightly over the year as the street lights were bright enought for me to find my way there and home again.

Updated: 1:35 PM GMT on January 14, 2011

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More Snow for the Prairie

By: plapman, 3:26 PM GMT on January 12, 2011

Today will seee light snow ending this morning then cloudy with sunny periods and a 30% chance of flurries. Fog patches dissipating this morning. The high will be -12C(10F).
Tonight will be cloudy with a 30% chance of flurries early this evening. Snow beginning this evening. Amount 2 to 4 cm(0.8 to 1.6 in). The wind will be southerly at 30 km/h (19 mph). An overnight low of -18C(0F) with wind chills in the -30 range are expected.
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The Queen went back to work yesterday leaving me to fend for myslf. I did good but sure missed her company.
Abbey and me got another short walk in then I had a 2 1/2 nap. The fresh air sure is making my sleeping easier. I'm even sleep the whole night without a 3 or 4 wake up.
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Updated: 1:40 PM GMT on January 13, 2011

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Another nice day on the Prairie

By: plapman, 2:56 PM GMT on January 10, 2011


Today will be cloudy with a 60% chance of flurries late this morning and this afternoon. The high today will be -12C(10F).
Tonight will remain cloudy with a 60% chance of flurries and an overnight lowof -17C(1F).

Another walk with Abbey yesterdqy. Around 1:00 she started pestering me to take her out. She seems happy with the short walks. By spring and the ice clears from the roads we'll get back to the 3-4 mile walks she's used to.
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1997 Dow Corning provides $295 billion to settle breast implant suits
1991 U.S. Congress begins debate on Persian Gulf crisis
1949 RCA introduces 45 RPM record
1946 U.N. General Assembly meets for 1st time in London
1927 Fritz Lang's Metropolis premieres

Updated: 3:25 PM GMT on January 12, 2011

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A Walk with Abbey

By: plapman, 3:17 PM GMT on January 09, 2011

Today will be cloudy with a 30% chance of flurries. Fog patches dissipating this morning. The high will be -13C(8F).
Tonight will start with cloudy periods thenbecoming cloudy overnight. The overnight low will be -19C(-2F).



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I made Abbey happy dog yesterday. We went for a short, 1.5mile, walk. She hasn't forgotten the route we take as she stoped at the corners where we turn. It sure felt good to get walk outside instead of a mall.
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Todays Events in History from BrainyHistory.com
2010 Over 700 former Tamil Tigers are released by the Sri Lankan army after completing a rehabilitation program
2007 Apple Computer unveils the revolutionary iPhone
2005 Mahmoud Abbas is elected as Palestinian Authority President
1998 Anatoly Karpov defeats Viswanathan Anand to retain chess title
1998 Anatoly Solovyov and Pavel Vinogradov spacewalk record 3 hours 8 minutes
1998 Decapitated head of Danish Little Mermaid is returned
1998 Hockey News selects Wayne Gretzky best NHL player ever
1997 Heart attacks sends Frank Sinatra back to hospital
1995 Ecuador and Peru involve in boundary fight
1995 Worker accidentally cuts electrial wires at Newark Airport
1994 14th United Negro College Fund raises $11,000,000
1994 Gunda Niemann skates world record (167.282 pts)
1994 Rintje Ritsma skates world record (156.201 points)
1993 Franziska van Almsick swims world record 100 m free style (53.33)
1991 Baker and Aziz meet in Geneva; talks fail to defuse gulf crisis
1991 Baseball officially bans Pete Rose from being elected to Hall of Fame
1991 Dean Smith of North Carolina is 6th to win 700 career coaching basketball games
1990 64th U.S. manned space mission STS-32 (Columbia 10) launches into orbit
1990 Boston Celtics worst ever (6 pts in 2nd vs New Jersey Nets) and lose 87-78
1990 Jim Palmer and Joe Morgan elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
1990 Supreme Court strikes down Dallas' ordinance imposing strict zoning on sexually oriented businesses
1989 "Pat Sajak Show" premieres on CBS
1989 Johnny Bench and Carl Yastrzemski elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
1988 August Wilson's "Piano Lesson," premieres in Boston
1988 English earl of St. Andrews marries Sylvana Tomaselli
1988 U.S. Male Figure Skating championship won by Brian Boitano
1987 Chinese/Vietnamese border fights, 1500 killed
1987 New Nicaraguan constitution takes effect
1987 Sir Rudolph Bing (of New York Met Opera) marries Lady Carroll Douglass
1986 New York Islanders greatest shutout margin (9-0) vs Pittsburgh Penguins
1985 Flames set NHL record 264th regular season game without being shut-out
1984 Braves pitcher Pascual Perez is arrested for cocaine possession
1984 EAA moves operations to Oshkosh
1984 John Lennon releases "Nobody Told Me"
1983 British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher visits Falkland Islands
1982 5.9 earthquake in New England and Canada; 1st since 1855
1982 Steve D'Innocenzo scores 3 hockey goals in 12 sec in Mass HS game
1981 Francisco Balsamao elected President of Portugal
1980 63 beheaded in Mecca, Saudi Arabia
1979 Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to WS Merwin
1979 High-school player Daryl Moreau makes 126th consecutive free throws
1979 K-Mart pulls Steve Martin's "Let's Get Small" for being in "bad taste"
1979 Supreme Court strikes down (6-3) Pennsylvania law requiring doctors performing an abortion to try to preserve lives of potentially viable fetuses
1978 Commonwealth of Northern Marianas established
1977 "Porgy and Bess" closes at Uris Theater New York City after 122 performances
1977 Superbowl XI: Oakland Raiders beat Minnesota Vikings, 32-14 in Pasadena Superbowl MVP: Fred Biletnikoff, Oakland, WR
1976 Bryan Trottier failed in 4th Islander penalty shot
1976 CW McCall CB song "Convoy" hit #1 on the country music charts
1976 Ringo releases "Oh My My" in UK
1975 600 employees of Royal Canadian Mint go on strike
1975 Australia beat England by 171 runs in 4th Test to regain Ashes
1973 Luna 21 launched, to Moon
1972 Billionaire Howard Hughes says Clifford Irving's bio is a fake
1972 Marlene Hagge wins LPGA Burdine's Golf Invitational
1972 Passenger ship Queen Elizabeth destroyed by fire
1971 "Lovely Ladies, Kind Gentlemen" closes at Majestic New York City after 19 perf
1970 Constitution of Singapore enacted
1969 Concorde jetliner's 1st test flight from Bristol England
1968 1st ABA All-Star Game: East 126 beats West 120 at Indiana
1968 Surveyor 7 space probe soft lands on Moon
1967 Georgia legislature seats Rep. Julian Bond
1967 NFL New Orleans' franchise takes name "Saints"
1966 Polish government denies exit visa to Cardinal Wyszynski revisionism
1965 "Beatles' '65" album goes #1 and stays #1 for 9 weeks
1964 Anti-U.S. rioting broke out in Panama Canal Zone
1963 Mao Tse-tung writes his poem "Reply to Comrade Kuo Mo-jo"
1962 Mister M (Dr. X) beats Verne Gagne in Minn, to become NWA champ
1962 NFL prohibits grabbing of face masks
1962 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1961 Twins agree on $500,000 payment to AA for Minn/St. Paul territory
1960 Building of Aswan dam in Egypt, begins
1959 "Rawhide" with Clint Eastwood premieres on CBS TV
1959 Dam across Tera River collapses after heavy winter rains, 135 die
1959 Pat O'Connor beats Dick Hutton in St. Louis, to become NWA champ
1958 In basketball Oscar Robertson (Cin) scores 56, Seton Hall team 54
1957 British premier Anthony Eden resigns
1957 Checheno-Ingush ASSR reformed in RSFSR
1957 Dutch Newspaper Society expels communist daily paper "Truth"
1957 Kalmyk Autonomous Region reformed in RSFSR
1957 Karachayevo-Cherkess Autonomous Region reestablished in RSFSR
1956 Abigail Van Buren's "Dear Abby" column 1st appears in newspapers
1956 Samir el-Rifai forms government in Jordan
1954 -87 degrees F (-66 degrees C), Northice Station, Greenland (Greenland record)
1954 Bert Olmstead, Mont Canadiens, ties NHL record of 8 points in game
1954 Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to Louise Bogan and Leonie Adams
1953 Bevo Francis, Rio Grande College, scores 116 pts in basketball game
1953 Korean ferryboat "Chang Tyong-Ho" sank off Pusan killing 249
1952 Belgian Pholien government resigns
1952 Karel Sys wins European heavyweight boxing title
1952 Marines give notice that they will recall Ted Williams to active duty
1951 Life After Tomorrow, 1st film to receive an "X" rating, premieres
1951 Washington Capitals NBA club folds
1948 Walter Piston's 3rd Symphony in E, premieres in Boston
1947 "Street Scene" opens at Adelphi Theater New York City for 148 performances
1947 Roger Sessions' 2nd Symphony, premieres in SF
1946 "Would-Be Gentleman" opens at Booth Theater New York City for 77 performances
1945 U.S. soldiers led by General Douglas MacArthur invades Philippines
1943 Japanese government in Java limits sale and use of motorcars
1942 Joe Louis KOs Buddy Baer in 1 for heavyweight boxing title
1942 U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff created
1941 6,000 Jews exterminated in pogrom in Bucharest Romania
1941 Maiden flight by Canada's Avro Lancaster military plane
1940 2 German officers make emergency landing in Belgium
1940 J Thurber and E Nugent's "Male Animal," premieres in New York City
1937 Italian regime bans marriages between Italians and Abyssinians
1937 Maxwell Anderson's "High Tor" premieres in New York City
1936 Noel Coward's "Astonished Heart," premieres in London
1936 Semi-automatic rifles adopted by U.S. army
1933 Amsterdam confectionery worker go on strike against wage reduction
1930 Boston Bruins wins then NHL record 14th straight game
1929 BG DeSylva and Lew Brown's musical "Follow Thru," premieres in New York City
1929 KDB-AM in Santa Barbara, California begins radio transmissions
1928 Eugene O'Neill's "Marco Millions," premieres in New York City
1927 Dmitri Shostakovich' Octet opus 11, premieres in Moscow
1927 Fire in Laurier Palace cinema in Montreal, 78 children died
1925 German Postal Minister A Hofle resigns due to corruption
1923 1st flight of autogiro by Juan de la Cierva, Madrid, Spain
1922 KQV-AM in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania begins radio transmissions
1922 Rotterdam metal strike ends
1915 Exposition (now Civic) Auditorium dedicated, SF
1912 U.S. Marines invade Honduras
1909 Ernest Shackleton reaches 88 degrees 23' south
1908 Frans Schollaert succeeds De Trooz as premier of Belgium
1908 Muir Woods National Monument, California established
1905 Bloody Sunday-demonstrators fired on by tsarist troops
1903 2 NYers buy Baltimore baseball franchise for $18,000 and moved it to NY
1903 Baseball's National and American Leagues make peace
1903 Wind Cave National Park, SD established
1903 Frank Farrell and Bill Devery purchase AL Baltimore franchise for $18,000 and move it to New York City (Yankees)
1901 NSW (918) defeat S Australia (157 and 156) by innings and 605
1894 "Edison Kinetoscopic Record of a Sneeze" released in movie theaters
1894 Georges Feydeau's "Un la Patte," premieres in Paris
1880 6' (1.8 meters) of snow falls in Seattle in 5 days
1879 Cheyenne prisoners led by Dull Knife revolt at Fort Robinson
1879 Kirland Warbler discovered on Andros Island in Bahamas
1866 Fisk University establishes
1861 1st hostile act of Civil War; Star of West fired on, Sumter, SC
1861 Mississippi becomes 2nd state to secede
1857 7.9 earthquake shakes Fort Tejon California
1855 Clipper Guiding Star disappears in Atlantic, 480 die
1854 Astor Library opens in New York City
1848 1st commercial bank in San Francisco established
1848 People's uprising in Palermo Sicily
1847 1st San Francisco newspaper published (California Star)
1839 Daguerrotype photo process announced at French Academy of Science
1839 Thomas Henderson measures 1st stellar parallax (Alpha Centauri)
1834 HMS Beagle and Charles Darwin arrive in Port San Julian, Patagonia
1812 Swedish Pomerania (Germany) seized by Napoleon
1811 1st Women's Golf Tournament held
1799 Income Tax introduced in UK
1793 1st hot-air balloon flight in the U.S. lifts off in Philadelphia
1793 Dutch Prince Willem V establishes 2 brigades Drive Artillery
1793 Jean Pierre Blanchard makes 1st balloon flight in North America
1792 Russia and Turkey sign Peace of Jassy
1788 Connecticut becomes 5th state
1760 Afghans defeat Marathas in battle of Barari Ghat
1718 France declares war on Spain
1570 Tsar Ivan the terrible kills 1000-2000 residents of Novgorod
1558 Geneva becomes independent from Berne canton, Switzerland
1522 Adriaan F Boeyens elected only Dutch pope (Adrian VI)
1493 1st sight of manatees by Christopher Columbus
1464 1st meeting of States-General of Netherlands
1428 Pope Martinus V declares Jacoba van Beierens marriage invalid
1349 700 Jews of Basel Switzerland, burned alive in their houses
1317 Phillips V, the Tall, crowned king of France
1296 Earl Floris V signs accord with French king

Updated: 2:52 PM GMT on January 10, 2011

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Cooling on the Prairie

By: plapman, 3:10 PM GMT on January 08, 2011


Today will bring a few flurries ending this morning then clearing. The temperature falling to -20C(-4F) this morning then rising.
Tonightwill be clear with a low of -25C(-13F).
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I've developed a cold with a lot of coughingat night. I think I keep her awake most of the night. She says it's payback for one she just got over. If it happens again tonite I'll move to a different bedroom and let her get some sleep

Todays events in history from BrainyHistory.com

2010 The parliament in Portugal approves a bill legalizing same-sex marriage
1998 New York Giant General Manager George Young resigns to accept NFL position
1998 Roseanne files for divorce from 3rd husband Ben Thomas
1998 Unabomber suspect Theodore Kaczynski asks to act as his own lawyer
1998 World Trade Center bomber Ramzi Ahmed Yousef sentenced to life
1996 Blizzard buries eastern U.S. causing at least 50 deaths
1996 For 1st time in 25 years no one is elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
1995 "Guys and Dolls" closes at Martin Beck Theater New York City after 1143 performances
1995 15th United Negro College Fund raises $12,200,000
1995 Mike Schmidt is elected to Baseball's Hall of Fame
1994 Rintje Ritsma skates world record 1500m (1:51.60)
1994 Russian manned space craft TM-18, launches into orbit
1994 U.S. Male Figure Skating championship won by Scott Davis
1993 Chicago Bull Michael Jordan scores his 20,000th career point
1993 Elvis Presley Commemorative Postage Stamp goes on sale
1993 NBC offers "Tonight Show" to David Letterman
1992 George Bush gets ill and vomits on Japanese prime minister's lap
1991 "Davis Rules," with Jonathan Winters and Randy Quaid premieres on ABC-TV
1991 Gaylord Perry, Ferguson Jenkins and Rod Carew elected to Hall of Fame
1991 Rod Carew is 22nd player elected to Hall of Fame on 1st try
1991 Tamas Darnyi swims world record 400m medley (4:12.36)
1989 "42nd Street" closes at Winter Garden Theater New York City after 3,486 performances
1989 "Starlight Express" closes at Gershwin Theater New York City after 761 performances
1989 Boeing 737-400 crashes in England, 46 die
1989 Soviet Union promises to eliminate stockpiles of chemical weapons
1988 9th largest NBA crowd 38,873-Chicago at Detroit
1988 Dow Jones down 140.58 points
1988 Hewlett-Packard introduces HP-28S Advanced Scientific Calculator
1988 U.S. Female Figure Skating championship won by Debi Thomas
1987 Dow Jones closes above 2,000 for 1st time (2,002.25)
1987 Jack Sikma (Milwaukee) begins NBA free throw streak of 51 games
1986 Willie McCovey is 16th elected to Hall of Fame in his 1st year
1985 Japan launches Sakigake space probe to Halley's Comet
1984 NCAA announces that basketball tournament will have 64 teams
1984 Washington Caps Bengt Gustafsson scores 5 goals to beat Philadelphia 7-1
1982 AT&T agrees to divest itself of 22 Bell System companies
1982 Johnny Cash Parkway opens in Hendersonville, Tennessee
1982 Justice Department withdraws antitrust suit against IBM
1981 "Pirates of Penzance" opens at Uris Theater New York City for 772 performances
1981 India all out 63 in one-day international vs. Australia
1981 Reds become last team to sign a free agent (Larry Biitner)
1980 Islander Glenn Resch's 20th shut-out opponent-Canucks 3-0
1980 NCAA decides to sponsor women's championships in 5 sports
1979 512 die as oil tanker Bantry Bay blows up
1979 Argentina and Chile sign Beagle Canal accord
1979 Today Show gets a new theme song
1979 Vietnamese troops overtook Khmer Rouge and occupy Phnom Penh
1978 Israeli government votes to 'strengthen' settlements in occupied Sinai
1976 Franklin Mint strikes 1st gold coins for Netherlands Antilles
1975 Judge Sirica orders release of Watergate's John W Dean III, Herbert W Kalmbach and Jeb Stuart Magruder from prison
1974 E Wilson Jr's musical "Let My People Come," premieres in New York City
1974 Gold hits record $126.50 an ounce in London
1974 Loch Ness Monster photographed
1974 Silver hits record $3.40 an ounce in New York
1973 "Tricks" opens at Alvin Theater New York City for 8 performances
1973 Greg Chappell's best Test bowling, 5-61 vs. Pakistan at SCG
1973 Secret peace talks between U.S. and North Vietnam resumed near Paris
1973 U.S.S.R. launches Luna 21 for Moon landing
1972 Dmitri Shostakovich' 15th Symphony, premieres in Moscow
1972 NCAA announces freshman can play on teams starting in fall
1971 29 pilot whales beach themselves and die at San Clemente Island, California
1971 Voyageurs National Park, Minnesota established
1968 Jacques Cousteau's 1st undersea special on U.S. network TV
1966 Beatles' "Rubber Soul," album goes #1 and stays #1 for 6 weeks
1966 Beatles' "We Can Work It Out," single goes #1 and stays #1 for 3 weeks
1966 Georges Pompidou appointed French premier
1966 Who and the Kinks perform on the last "Shindig" TV show on ABC
1965 Senator Everett Dirksen introduces a bill to make marigold the national flower
1965 Star of India returned to American Museum of Natural History
1964 European Parliament accept Mansholt Plan
1964 President Lyndon B Johnson declares "War on Poverty"
1963 "Mona Lisa," on loan, unveiled in America's National Gallery of Art
1963 Dmitri Shostakovich' Katharina Ismailova, premieres in Riga
1962 Dutch express train crashes into slow commuter train, 93 die (Netherlands)
1962 Golfer Jack Nicklaus, 21, 1st pro appearance, he came in 50th
1961 Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to Yvor Winters
1959 Charles de Gaulle inaugurated as President of France's 5th Republic
1958 Cuban revolutionary forces capture Havana
1956 Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to Conrad Aiken
1956 Elvis Presley's "Don't Be Cruel/Hound Dog," single goes to #1 and stays #1 for a record 11 weeks (for a single)
1955 Furman sets NCAA basketball single-game scoring record with 154 pt
1955 Georgia Tech ends Kentucky's 130-game home basketball win streak
1955 Louise Sugg wins LPGA LA Golf Open
1955 WUNorth Carolina TV channel 4 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina (PBS) begins broadcasting
1954 Elvis Presley pays $4 to a Memphis studio and records his 1st two songs, "Casual Love" and "I'll Never Stand in Your Way"
1953 Indians bar night games with Browns (who refuse to share TV receipts)
1953 Rene Mayer forms French government
1952 Jordan adopts constitution
1951 Thought extinct since 1615, a Cahow is rediscovered in Bermuda
1949 "Make Mine Manhattan" closes at Broadhurst Theater New York City after 429 performances
1949 "My Romance" closes at Shubert Theater New York City after 95 performances
1949 "Small Wonder" closes at Coronet Theater New York City after 134 performances
1948 Queen Wilhelmina signs death sentence against Ans van Dijk for treason
1947 General George Marshall becomes Secretary of State
1947 Toronto Maple Leaf rookie Howie Meeker scores 5 goals in a game
1945 "Youth for Christ" organizes
1941 British Air Marshal Richard Peirse resigns
1940 Britain's 1st WW II rationing (bacon, butter and sugar)
1938 Bradman scores 107 for South Australia vs. Qld (1st innings)
1937 -50 degrees F (-45.6 degrees C), San Jacinto, Nevada (state record)
1935 Spectrophotometer patented, AC Hardy
1934 Jaap Speyers "Bluejackets" premieres in Amsterdam
1932 Ratification of present San Francisco City Charter
1931 Philadelphia Quakers set then NHL record of 15 straight loses
1930 Belgium Princess Marie-Jose marries Italian's crown prince Umberto
1929 1st telephone connection between Netherlands and West-Indies
1929 CBS radio network buys WABC in New York City
1926 Abdul-Aziz ibn Sa'ud becomes king of Hejaz; renames it Saudi Arabia
1925 1st all-female U.S. state supreme court appointed, Texas
1923 Typography strike in Amsterdam
1918 Mississippi becomes 1st state to ratify 18th amendment (prohibition)
1918 President Wilson outlines his 14 points for peace after WW I
1917 Austria-Hungarian troops conquer Forlani Italy
1913 Frank Chance becomes Yankee manager
1904 Pope Pius X banned low cut dresses in the presence of churchmen
1902 1st National Bowling Championship held (Chicago, Ill)
1901 NSW score 918 all out vs South Australia in 560 minutes
1897 Michael Eagan wins 1st U.S. national amateur handball championship
1894 Columbus World's fair in Chicago destroyed by fire
1889 1st Computer patented
1889 Dr. Herman Hollerith receives 1st U.S. patent for a tabulating machine
1884 Chrome tanning process for leather patented by Augustus Schultz
1878 Secret meeting of King Leopold II's agent and Henry Morton Stanley
1870 U.S. mint at Carson City, Nevada begins issuing coins
1867 Legislation gives suffrage to DC blacks, despite President Johnson's veto
1857 Dion Boucicauly's "Poor of NY," premieres in New York City
1856 Dr. John A Veatch discovers borax, Tuscan Springs, California
1853 1st U.S. bronze equestrian statue (of Andrew Jackson) unveiled, Wash
1848 Austrian soldiers kill 10 students, Pavia
1842 Dutch King Willem II charters Technical College Delft
1838 1st telegraph message sent using dots and dashes (NJ)
1838 Rebellion at Amherstburg, Ontario breaks out
1833 Boston Academy of Music, 1st U.S. music school, established
1830 Dutch King Willem I fires him displeasing parliament members
1815 Battle of New Orleans-War of 1812 ended 12/24/1814 but nobody knew
1806 Cape colony becomes English colony
1806 Lewis and Clark find skeleton of 105' blue whale in Oregon
1800 Austrians defeat French in 2nd battle of Novi
1800 Wild Boy of Aveyron discovered in southern France
1798 11th Amendment ratified, judicial powers construed
1790 George Washington delivers 1st state of union address
1760 Comet C/1760 A1 (Great comet) approaches within 0.0682 AUs of Earth
1746 Bonnie Prince Charlie's troops occupy Stirling
1745 England, Austria, Netherlands and Saxon sign anti-Prussian Quadruple Alliance
1716 Dutch gang leader "Sjako" arrested
1705 Georg F Handels 1st opera "Almira," premieres in Hamburg
1675 1st American commercial corporation chartered (New York Fishing Co)
1656 Oldest surviving commercial newspaper begins (Haarlem, Netherlands)
1598 Genoa Italy expels Jews
1598 Jews are expelled from Genoa Italy
1558 French troops under duke de Guise occupy Calais
1499 Louis XII of France after papal divorce marries Anne, Duchess of Brittany to keep duchy for the crown
1214 Earl Ferrand of Flanders drops ties with France
1198 Lotario di Segni elected Pope Innocentius III
871 Battle at Ashdown: Ethelred of Wessex beats Danish invasion army
794 Vikings attacked Lindisfarne Island
624 Moslem army occupies Kurashitische Caravan

Updated: 3:15 PM GMT on January 09, 2011

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High Wind Chills on the Prairie

By: plapman, 3:23 PM GMT on January 07, 2011



Today will bring increasing cloudiness with a 30% chance of flurries late this morning and this afternoon rhere will be Blowing snow as the wind from the northwest climbs to40 km/h (25 mph) gusting to 60 km/h (37 mph). A high of -14C(6F) with wind chills in the -34 range
Tonight will see cloudy periods then becominging cloudy this evening. The wind becoming northwest at 20 km/h (12 mph) near midnight. The overnight low will be -19C(-2F). Wind chill -25.
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It looks like Abbey's going to miss another outing. WE missed yesterday becaue of a 2hour nap I had. I think the little dog is forgetting about her daily strolls.



Updated: 3:04 PM GMT on January 08, 2011

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Maybe a walk today

By: plapman, 2:49 PM GMT on January 06, 2011


Today will be cloudy with a 60% chance of flurries. The high will be-11C(12F).
Tonight will remain cloudy with a . 30% chance of flurries this evening. The low will be -16C(3F).
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Abbey and me missed our walk again yeasterday as the low with the wind chill was -27.
I've been having an afternoon nap of 1 to 2 hours lately. The new drugs the doctor prescibed have me in bed by 9:30 and I sleep most of the night. It sure feeels good to have a good sleep.
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Updated: 3:22 PM GMT on January 07, 2011

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Still Cool on the Prairie

By: plapman, 4:08 PM GMT on January 05, 2011

Today will bring clearing this morning with a high -17C(1F).
Tonight will see increasing cloudiness with periods of light snow beginning this evening. The overnight low will be -20C(-4F) with temperature rising to -18C(0F) by morning.
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I never made it for my walk with Abbey yesterday. The wind chills were in the -27c range. Still to cold for this old fundy duddy. Last year I wouldn't have had a problem with those temps but I'm just not up to it yet.
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Updated: 2:45 PM GMT on January 06, 2011

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Warmer on the Prairie

By: plapman, 2:13 PM GMT on January 04, 2011



Today will be cloudy with sunny periods anda 60% chance of flurries. The high will be -11C(12F).
Tonight will remain cloudy with a 30% chance of flurries. The overnight low will be -19C(-2F).
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I have a visit to the vapires this morning. I think they've just about drained me dry.
If the wind stays light today I may take Abbey for a short walk.

Updated: 4:06 PM GMT on January 05, 2011

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Cold Winds on the Prairie

By: plapman, 2:47 PM GMT on January 03, 2011

Click for Portage Southport, Manitoba Forecast
Today will be sunny with the wind becoming west at 20 km/h (12 mph) near noon. The high willl be -15C(5F) with wind chills near -28 this afternoon.
Tonight will bring a few clouds then increasing cloudiness after midnight. The wind will be westerly at 20 km/h (12 mph) becoming light this evening. The overnight low will be -24C(-11F) with wind chills near -34.
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It looks like Abbey is going to have to wait for her walk again. It's just too cold for me to venture out.

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Updated: 2:12 PM GMT on January 04, 2011

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Still Cold on the Prairie

By: plapman, 6:26 PM GMT on January 02, 2011

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Today will be sunny with a high of -19C(-2F).
Tonight will remain clear with an overnight low of -26C(-15F).
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I had another small seizure this morning. The doctor had said they were harmless and to ride them out. The Queen was really woried but in about 5 minutes it was over. I had a rough night sleeping and that may have caused it. After a 2 hour sleep all seems well again.
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Updated: 2:46 PM GMT on January 03, 2011

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Happy New Years

By: plapman, 2:45 PM GMT on January 01, 2011

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Today will start cloudy with a 30% chance of flurries this morning.There will be clearing later this morning with blowing snow in open areas this morning and early this afternoon. The wind will be north at 40 km/h (25 mph) gusting to 60 km/h (37 mph). A high of -15C(5F) with wind chills in the -31 range.
Tonight will remain clear with a northwest wind at 20 km/h (12 mph) becoming light near midnight. The overnight low will be -25C(-13F). Wind chill -29.
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The Queeen an I spent a quiet new years evev at home. I was in bed by 10pm and the Queen followed shortly after. I sure feel better today than I did when we used to party till the wee hours of the new year.



Updated: 6:25 PM GMT on January 02, 2011

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