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Showers Likely for the Prairie and hope to end the Siezures

By: plapman, 1:34 PM GMT on March 31, 2011


Today will be cloudy with a 60% chance of rain showers or flurries this afternoon.The wind will be southerly at 20 km/h (12 mph). A high of 3C(37F) is forecast.
Tonight will remain cloudy with a 60% chance of rain showers or flurries early this evening. The south wind at 20 km/h (12 mph) will become light early this evening. An overnight low of 0C(32F) is expected.
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I recieved a letter yesterday informing me I have an appointment at the Manitoba Siezure Clinic in Winnipeg on April 13. Hopefully with a specialists opinion they'll be able to stop the siezures and aura I have before a siezure. THe aura's are sometimes false alarms but mostly a small siezure follows them.
I've been getting Abbey out for regular walks now but if I don't get out early today I might get wet.
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Spring is Coming to the Prairie and a map with our winter route

By: plapman, 11:57 AM GMT on March 30, 2011

Today will be cloudy with sunny periods and a 40% chance of flurries. The wind becoming southerly at 20 km/h (12 mph) this morning. Today's high will be near 1C(34F).
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Tonight will be cloudy with a 40% chance of flurries early this evening. The wind will be southerly at 20 km/h (12 mph) becoming light overnight. The overnight low will be -2C(28F).
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Today is the last day of the Queen's early shift and she starts a five day rest from work.
Me and Abbey got out for our regular 2.5 mile winter walk. The roads are dry and icefree but there's a place on the side walk in front of a school that has big puddles yet.
I finally got my GoogleEarth map of my route yesterday. The last stroke affected the concentration part of the brain and it makes working on pictures difficult.
The Winter Walk Route from GoogleEarth

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Another Spring Day on the Prairie

By: plapman, 11:59 AM GMT on March 29, 2011

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Today will be sunny with a high of 1C(34F).
Tonight will bring increasing cloudiness late this evening and an overnight low of -5C(23F).
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The Queen is still on her extra early shift. After she left yesterday I went back to bed and slept till 10:30.
The Queen was upset with one of the contractors yesterday. She was cleaning one of the men's washrooms and the guy walked in across her wet floor and proceeded to use one one the urinal. her cart was across the doorway and he pushed it out of the way. She says she's putting a complaint into management.It's not like it was the only washroom in the building and I don't think she has to put up with that.
I got my walk with Abbey yesterday and it looks like we'll be out again today.
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A short Version of today in history from BrainyHistoy.Com.
1994 Serbs and Croats signed a cease-fire to end the war in Croatia
1989 I. M. Pei's pyramidal entrance to the Louvre opens in Paris
1989 Michael Milken, junk bond king, indicted in New York for racketeering
1961 After a 4 year trial Nelson Mandela is acquitted on treason charge
1867 Congress approves Lincoln Memorial

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Spring is Coming to the Prairie

By: plapman, 12:50 PM GMT on March 28, 2011

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Today will be sunny with a high of 0C(32F).
Tonight will remain clear with an overnight low of
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It's another maitenance shut down at the McCain's plant where the Queen works but she's on an extra early shift all week. She has to be there by 7 and we've been up since 5:45. I think I going to go back to bed and see if I can catch a nap.
It looks like Abbet and me wwill be out walking again today. We had a good 2.5 mile walk yesterday then a 1.5 hour nap.
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Todays Events in History from BrainyHistory.com

2010 The BBC finds evidence of a massacre in the Democratic Republic of Congo carried out by the Lord's Resistance Army last December, in which 321 people, including children, were killed
2005 Sumatran earthquake with a magnitude of 8.7, the second largest earthquake since 1965
1999 18th NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: at San Jose
1997 "City" soap opera's final episode on ABC-TV
1996 "7 Guitars" opens at Walter Kerr Theater New York City
1996 "Seven Guitars," opens at Walter Kerr Theater New York City
1996 Katie Beam, 17, of Oklahoma, crowned 35th Miss Teenage America
1995 Julia Roberts and Lyle Lovette split-up
1995 Queensland beat S Australia to win 1st ever cricket Sheffield Shield
1995 World's largest bank-Japan's Mitsubishi Bank and Bank of Tokyo merge
1994 Armed Zulus demonstrate in Johannesburg, over 53 killed
1994 Italy's right-wing alliance under Silvio Berlusconi wins election
1993 13th Golden Raspberry Awards: Shining Through wins
1993 22nd Nabisco Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Helen Alfredsson
1993 Conservatives win French parliamentary election
1993 Type II supernova detected in M81 (NGC 3031)
1992 6th American Comedy Award: Cathy Ladman, Judy Watkins, Billy Crystal
1992 Ann Transon runs female world record 50k (3:35:31)
1992 PBA National Championship Won by Eric Forkel
1991 Mike Tyson admits paternity to Kimberly Scarborough's son
1990 Bengal beat Delhi in rained-out cricket Ranji Trophy final on quotient
1990 Michael Jordan scores 69 points, 4th time he scores 60 points in a game
1990 President Bush awards Jesse Owen the Congressional Gold Medal
1989 New Zealand wins America's Cup over Stars and Stripes, in a New York court
1987 Stacking of Discovery's SRBs gets underway
1986 Extremist Sikhs kill 13 hindus in Ludhiana India
1986 John N. McMahon, ends term as deputy director of CIA
1985 International Cometary Explorer measures solar wind ahead of Halley
1985 Neil Simon's "Biloxi Blues," premieres in New York City
1985 STS-51-D vehicle moves to launch pad
1982 12th Easter Seal Telethon raises $19,500,000
1982 1st NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: LA Tech beats Cheney 76-62
1982 Amy Alcott wins LPGA Women's Kemper Golf Open
1982 JN Duartes christian-democrats win elections in El Salvador
1981 Christa Rothenburger skates ladies world record 500 m 40.18 sec
1981 France performs nuclear test
1981 Gabi Schonbrunn skates ladies world record 3 km (4:21.70)
1981 Viv Richards scores century in the 1st Test at his home Antigua
1981 Yevgeni Kulikov skates world record 500m (36.91 seconds)
1979 British government of Callaghan falls
1979 Lazarus and Vosburgh's "Day in Hollywood and night in Ukraine," premieres
1979 Major nuclear accident at 3 Mile Island, Middletown, Pennsylvania (no deaths)
1977 39th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Marquette beats North Carolina 67-59
1977 49th Academy Awards - "Rocky," Peter Finch and Faye Dunaway win
1977 Morarji Desai forms government in India
1975 Washington Caps win 1st game on road after 37 straight road loses also
1974 Rock group Raspberries breakup
1972 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1972 Wilt Chamberlain plays his last pro basketball game
1971 25th Tony Awards: Sleuth and Company win
1970 1,086 die when 7.4 quake destroys 254 villages (Gediz Turkey)
1969 Pope Paul VI names JGM Willebrands cardinal
1967 "Sherry!" opens at Alvin Theater New York City for 65 performances
1967 U.N. Secretary General U Thant makes public proposals for peace in Vietnam
1965 Jo Ann Prentice wins LPGA All State Ladies' Golf Invitational
1964 9.2 earthquake shakes Prince William Sound, Alaska
1963 AFL's New York Titan's become the New York Jets
1962 Devastating 8 for 6 spell by Gibbs gives WI cricket victory over India
1962 Military coup in Syria, President Nazim al-Kudsi flees
1960 Pope John raises the 1st Japanese, 1st African and 1st Filipino cardinal
1960 Scotch factory explodes burying 20 fire fighters (Glasgow Scotland)
1959 11 days after Tibet uprising, China dissolves Tibet's government and installs Panchen Lama
1957 1st National Curling Championship held
1955 New Zealand cricket all out for 26 vs. England at Eden Park
1954 8th Tony Awards: Teahouse of the August Moon and Kismet win
1954 Louise Suggs wins LPGA Betsy Rawls Golf Open
1954 WKAQ TV channel 2 in San Juan, Puerto Rico (TM) begins broadcasting
1953 "New Faces (of 1952)" closes at Royale Theater New York City after 365 performances
1953 7th Tony Awards: Crucible and Wonderful Town win
1953 KCAU TV channel 9 in Sioux City, IA (ABC) begins broadcasting
1953 U.S. Ladies Figure Skating championship won by Tenley Albright
1953 U.S. Mens Figure Skating championship won by Hayes A Jenkins
1952 U.S. Ladies Figure Skating championship won by Tenley Albright
1952 U.S. Mens Figure Skating championship won by Richard Button
1950 12th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: CCNY beats Bradley 71-68 New York City college becomes 1st to win NCAA and National Inv Basketball in same year
1948 2nd Tony Awards: Mister Roberts win
1945 Last German V-2 (buzz bomb) attack on London
1944 6th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Utah defeats Dartmouth 42-40
1944 Astrid Lindgren sprains ankle and begins writing Pippi Longstocking
1944 NBA rookie of the year in 1966, Rick Barry
1942 234 RAF bombers attack Lubeck
1942 4th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Stanford beats Dartmouth 53-38
1942 British naval forces raid Nazi occupied French port of St. Nazaire
1942 Raid on lock/dock St. Nazaire
1941 Sea battle at Cape Matapan: British fleet under Cunningham defeats Italy
1939 Dutch hunter shoots English bombers down
1939 Philip Barry's "Philadelphia Story," premieres in New York City
1939 Renaissance Big 5 win 1st pro basketball championship
1939 Spanish Civil War ends, Madrid falls to Francisco Franco
1935 Goddard uses gyroscopes to control a rocket
1933 German Reichstag confers dictatorial powers on Hitler
1930 1st performance of Walter Piston's Suite for orchestra (Boston)
1930 Constantinople and Angora changes names to Istanbul and Ankara
1929 Democratic constitution goes into effect in Ecuador
1927 Majestic Theater opens at 245 W 44th St. New York City
1924 WGN-AM in Chicago, Illinois begins radio transmissions
1922 1st microfilm device introduced
1922 Stanley Cup: Toronto St. Pats (NHL) beat Vancouver Millionaires (PCHA), 3 games to 2
1920 Actor Douglas Fairbanks marries actress Mary Pickford
1920 Thomas Masaryk elected president of Czechoslovakia
1917 Jews are expelled from Tel Aviv and Jaffa by Turkish authorities
1917 Puccini's "La Rondine," premieres in Monte Carlo
1910 1st seaplane, takes off from water at Martinques France (Henri Fabre)
1905 Paramaribo-Dam railway opens in Suriname, never used
1902 27.9 cm precipitation at McMinnville, Tennessee (state record)
1896 The opera "Andrea Chenier" is produced (Milan)
1891 1st world weightlifting championship held
1885 U.S. Salvation Army officially organized
1881 Greatest Show On Earth was formed by PT Barnum and James A Bailey
1871 San Francisco Art Association holds open reception at 430 Pine
1866 1st ambulance goes into service
1862 Skirmish at Bealeton Station, Virginia
1859 1st performance of John Brahms' 1st Serenade for orchestra
1854 During the Crimean War, Britain and France declare war on Russia
1849 Dutch princess Marianne and Prince Albert of Prussia separate
1845 Mexico drops diplomatic relations with US
1844 Jose Zorilla's "Don Juan Tenorio," premieres in Madrid
1837 Felix Mendelssohn marries Cecile Jeanrenaud
1834 Senate censure President Jackson for taking federal deposits from Bank of U.S.
1804 Ohio passed law restricting movement of Blacks, 1804
1799 New York State abolished slavery
1797 Nathaniel Briggs of New Hampshire patents a washing machine
1796 Bethel African Methodist Church of Philadelphia is 1st US-African church
1794 Louvre opens to the public (although officially opened since August)
1774 Britain passes Coercive Act against Massachusetts
1738 English parliament declares war on Spain (War of Jenkin's Ear)
1556 Karel V's son Philip II crowned king of Spain
1556 Origin of Fasli Era (India)
1535 Bloemkamp Abbey (Oldeklooster) attacked and destroyed

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Another Walking Day on the Prairie and Geneaology

By: plapman, 12:49 PM GMT on March 27, 2011

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Today will be sunny with a high near -1C(30F).
Tonight will remain clear with a low of -14C(6F).
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Today will be sunny with a high of -2C(28F).
Tonight will remain clear with a low of -13C(8F).
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I acidently woke the great grand daughter this morning. Now with the Queen still sleeping it's my job to entertain the little one. I've got her in front of the TV playing with Lego Blocks. Those blocks provide hours of entertainment for the kids.
Abbey and me got our walk yesterday. There was little wind and it was a pleasant walk.
The Queen found an old document on the internet for her geneeaology project on my roots. It was in French so she took it to work and had a workmate translate it for her.
I have a book compiled be the St. Boniface historical Socisity. It traces my family back to the late 1600's. It only has names and dates. She always wants more unformation on the people such a occupation and any historical event they were connected with.

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Old Friends DRop In for a Visit

By: plapman, 1:19 PM GMT on March 26, 2011


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Today will be sunny with a high near -1C(30F).
Tonight will remain clear with a low of -14C(6F).
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Ih ad an old workmate and his wife drop in yesterday. They were on thier way home from Moosemin, Sashatchewan where they were visiting her relatives. he's dropped in once before since my first stroke. It's always nice to see old friends. He's 79 and still in good health which was nice to see.
I mamnaged to get Abbey out for short walk after he left.
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Preparing for Spring Flooding on the Prairie

By: plapman, 1:18 PM GMT on March 25, 2011

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Today will be sunny with a high of -2C(28F).
Tonight will remain clear with an overnight low of
-15C(5F).
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Manitobans are preparing for flooding this spring.
Farmers with livestock along rivers are moving them to higher ground.
The University of Manitoba which has a field station at the Delta Marsh and beside the Portage Diversion , which diverts water from the Assiniboine River to Lake Manitoba, is being eveacuted.
The diversion has a failsafe just upstream of the field station. Although the failsafe has been used before this is the first time the field station has been evacuated.
When flood waters overtop the failsafe the water flows into the Delta Marsh raising the water levels at the field station.

Updated: 1:20 PM GMT on March 25, 2011

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Sunny And Almost melting on the Prairie

By: plapman, 12:41 PM GMT on March 24, 2011

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Today will be sunny with a highog 0C(32F).
Tonight will remain clear with an overnight low of
-14C(6F).
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I got Abbey out for the 2.5 mile walk. Thw wind was cold but I was dressed for it.
The roads were good except for the last little bit where it was extremely slippery.
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Today in History from BrainyHistory.com
Today's History

1972 Great Britain imposes direct rule over Northern Ireland
1964 Kennedy half-dollar issued
1937 National Gallery of Art established by Congress
1930 Planet Pluto named
1898 1st automobile sold




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THe Forecasted Snow From Yesterday Missed Us.

By: plapman, 12:16 PM GMT on March 23, 2011

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Today will be sunny with a wind northeast at 20 km/h (12 mph). The high will be -3C(26F).
Tonight will remain clear with a northeast wind at 20 km/h (12 mph) then becoming light early this evening. The overnight low will be -16C(3F).
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Luckily, we missed the snow but from a line about 35 miles west of us they got dumped on. The TransCanada highway is closed west of brandon as well as alll highways to the west from that line.
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I never got out with Abbey again yesterday but with the freezing temps today I'll give it a try if it's not too slippery.
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A short Version of Today in History from BrainyHistory.com

2001 Russian Mir space station is crashed into the Pacific during a controlled re-entry
1994 Howard Stern formally announces his Libertarian run for New York governor
1972 Evil Knievel breaks 93 bones after successfully clearing 35 cars
1934 U.S. Congress accepts Philippines independence in 1945
1922 1st airplane lands at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C.

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A Colorado Low For the Prairie

By: plapman, 1:48 PM GMT on March 22, 2011

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Abbey and me never got out yesterday. With the slush and water at the curbs there's no place to move to for oncoming traffic. With the forecast calling for more snow and near melting conditions I think we'll stay home again today.
The Queen is working her usual late shift tonight, hopefully she doesn't have trouble coming home near midnight.
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2010 The Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 is passed by the U.S. House of Representatives
2006 ETA terrorist group declares ceasefire against Spain
1998 18th Golden Raspberry Awards
1997 "Sunset Boulevard," closes at Minskoff New York City after 977 performances
1997 Comet Hale-Bopp Closest Approach to Earth (1.315 AU)
1997 Ladies Figure Skating Championship in Lausanne won by Tara Lipinski (USA)
1996 Cheryl Depew, of Florida, crowned 13th Miss Hawaiian Tropic International
1996 STS-76 (Atlantis 16), launches into orbit
1995 Deputy Governor of Bank of England, Rupert Pennant-Rea, resigns following revelations of his affair with a freelance journalist
1994 Dutch Ambassador to U.S. christens a new tulip (the Hillary Clinton)
1994 Mark Foster swims world record 50m butterfly (23.68 sec)
1994 South African Government/ANC take power in Ciskei homeland
1994 Soyuz TM-21 lands
1993 Intel introduces Pentium-processor (80586) 64 bits-60 MHz-100+ MIPS
1992 "Private Lives" closes at Broadhurst Theater New York City after 37 performances
1992 Danielle Ammaccapane wins Standard Register Ping Golf Championship
1992 England beat South Africa in rain-ruined cricket World Cup semi final
1992 Joseph A. Molloy elected New York Yankee general partner
1992 Record producer Lou Adler weds Paige Hannah (Daryl's sister)
1992 U.S. Air New York to Cleveland crashes on take off at LaGuardia, 27 die
1991 Law enforcement officers raid fraternities at University of Virginia seizing drugs
1991 New York Daily News begins using motto "Forward with NY"
1991 Pamela Smart (High School teacher) found guilty in New Hampshire of manipulating her student-lover to kill her husband
1990 "Grapes of Wrath" opens at Cort Theater New York City for 188 performances
1990 "Les Miserables," opens at Shunert Theatre, Boston
1990 Anchorage jury finds Captain Hazelwood innocent of Valdez oil spill
1990 The ML umpires announce that they will boycott exhibition games
1989 Pete Rozelle announces retirement as NFL commissioner after 29 years
1989 U.S. Supreme Court upholds 1 person 1 vote rule of New York City Board of Estimate
1988 Congress overrides Reagan's veto of sweeping civil rights bill
1988 WA beat Queensland by 5 wkts to win the Sheffield Shield Final
1987 Betsy King wins LPGA Circle K Tucson Golf Open
1986 Ehrig skates ladies world record 5 km (7:20.99)
1986 HBO launches boxing's heavyweight-title-unification-tournament
1986 Heart's "These Dreams," single goes #1
1986 Ice Pairs Championship at Geneva won by Gordeeva and Grinkov (URS)
1986 Kania skates ladies world record 1500m (1:59.30)
1986 Ladies Figure Skating Championship in Geneva won by Debi Thomas (USA)
1986 Trevor Berbick beats Pinklon Thomas in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
1985 NASA launches Intelsat VA
1984 Islander Bryan Trottier ties NHL rec scores 5 seconds into game
1983 Chaim Herzog elected Israeli president
1982 3rd Space Shuttle Mission-Columbia 3 launched
1982 Iran offensive against Iraq
1981 1st class postage raised to 18 cents from 15 cents
1981 Donna Caponi Young wins LPGA Desert Inn Pro-Am Golf Tournament
1981 Soyuz 39 carries 2 cosmonauts (1 Mongolian) to Salyut 6
1981 Toshihiko Seko runs world record 25k (1:13:55.8)/30k (1:29:18.8)
1979 Israeli parliament approves peace treaty with Egypt
1979 NHL votes to accept 4 WHA teams (Oilers, Jets, Nordiques and Whalers)
1978 France performs nuclear test
1978 Robert Frost Plaza, at California, Drumm and Market, SF, dedicated
1978 Rutle's "All You Need is Cash" is show on NBC-TV
1977 Dutch Den Uyl government falls
1977 Indira Gandhi resigns as Prime Minister of India
1977 Uyl government falls
1975 "Dinge-competed" wins Eurovisie Song festival
1975 "Dr. Jazz" closes at Winter Garden Theater New York City after 5 performances
1975 "Letter for Queen Victoria" opens at ANTA Theater New York City for 18 performances
1975 Delta State beats Immaculata for the women's AIAW championship
1975 Teach-In wins Eurovision Song Festival with "Dinge-Dong"
1975 Walt Disney World Shopping Village opens
1972 "Selling of the President" opens at Shubert Theater New York City for 5 performances
1972 Congress approves Equal Rights Amendment (never ratified)
1972 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar named NBA MVP
1972 Nick Mileti purchases Cleveland Indians for $9 million
1972 Yankees trade Danny Cater to the Red Sox for Sparky Lyle
1971 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1970 "Blood Red Roses" opens and closes at John Golden Theater New York City
1970 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Orange Blossom Golf Classic
1969 "Billy" opens and closes at Billy Rose Theater New York City after 1 performance
1969 "Come Summer" closes at Lunt Fontanne Theater New York City after 7 performances
1969 31st NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: UCLA beats Purdue 92-72 UCLA wins its 5th national championship in 6 years
1968 Jarmila Novotna resigns presidency of Czechoslovakia
1968 Lynda Johnson ordered off San Francisco cable car for eating an ice cream cone
1968 Student riot in Nanterre near Paris
1967 Muhammad Ali KOs Zora Folley in 7 for heavyweight boxing title
1965 D Senanayake wins general elections in Ceylon (Sri Lanka)
1965 U.S. confirms its troops used chemical warfare against the Vietcong
1964 Barbra Streisand appears on the cover of New York Times Magazine section
1964 Carol Mann wins LPGA Women's Western Golf Open Invitational
1963 Beatles release 1st album, "Please Please Me"
1963 British Minister of War John Profumo denies having sex with Christine Keeler
1963 Oregon State's Terry Baker becomes 1st and only Heisman Trophy winner
1962 "I Can Get It For You Wholesale" opens at Shubert New York City for 300 performances
1960 1st patent for lasers, granted to Arthur Schawlow and Charles Townes
1959 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Nehi Golf Tournament
1958 20th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Kentucky beats Seattle 84-72
1958 Faisal succeeds Saudi as king of Saudi-Arabia
1958 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya U.S.S.R.
1957 Republic of India adopts Saka calendar along with Gregorian
1956 "Mr Wonderful" opens at Broadway Theater New York City for 383 performances
1956 Death penalty against KPM-director Leon Jungschlaeger
1956 Musical "Mr Wonderful" with Sammy Davis, Jr. premieres in New York City
1954 1st shopping mall opened in Southfield, Michigan
1953 Antonin Zapotocky chosen as president of Czechoslovakia
1953 Louise Suggs wins LPGA Betsy Rawls Golf Open
1952 Dutch DC-6 crashes near Frankfurt, killing 44
1947 President Truman signs executive order calling for loyalty
1946 1st U.S. rocket to leave the Earth's atmosphere (50 miles up)
1946 Britain signs treaty granting independence to Jordan
1945 Arab League forms with adoption of a charter in Cairo Egypt
1945 U.S. 3rd Army crosses Rhine at Nierstein
1944 600+ 8th Air Force bombers attack Berlin
1943 Dutch work week extended to 54 hour
1943 Obligatory work for woman ends in Belgium
1943 SS police chief Rauter threatens to kill half Jewish children
1942 Heavy German assault on Malta
1941 Grand Coulee Dam in Washington goes into operation
1939 Lithuania state, forced to give Memel territory to Germany
1935 Blood tests authorized as evidence in court cases (New York)
1934 1st Masters golf championship began in Augusta, Georgia
1934 Fire destroys Hakodate Japan (kills 1,500, injures 1,000)
1933 Franklin D. Roosevelt makes wine and beer with up to 3.2% alcohol legal
1929 66 horses run in Irish Grand National Sweepstakes
1929 KIT-AM in Yakima WA begins radio transmissions
1929 USCG vessel sank Canadian schooner suspected of carrying liquor
1928 Noel Coward's musical "This Year of Grace," premieres in London
1927 Federico Garcia Lorca's "El Maleficio," premieres in Madrid
1922 British court sentences Mahatma Gandhi to 6 years in prison
1914 World's 1st airline, St. Petersburg Tampa Airboat Line, begins
1903 New York Highlanders (Yankees) tickets 1st go on sale
1903 Niagera Falls runs out of water because of a drought
1896 Charilaos Vasilakos wins 1st marathon (3:18)
1895 Auguste and Louis Lumiere show their 1st movie to an invited audience
1894 Stanley Cup: Mont AAA beat Ottawa Generals, 3-1 (1st Cup game ever)
1888 English Football League established
1882 Edmunds Act adopted by U.S. to suppress polygamy in the territories
1874 Young Men's Hebrew Association organizes in New York City
1873 Slavery is abolished in Puerto Rico
1872 Illinois becomes 1st state to require sexual equality in employment
1871 William Holden of North Carolina becomes 1st governor removed by impeachment
1865 Raid at Wilson's: Chickaswas, Alabama to Macon, Georgia
1862 San Marino and Italy conclude treaty of friendship and cooperation
1861 1st U.S. nursing school chartered
1841 Cornstarch patented (Orlando Jones)
1822 Gioacchino Rossini marries Isabella Colbran in Bologna
1822 New York Horticultural Society founded
1794 Congress bans U.S. vessels from supplying slaves to other countries
1790 Thomas Jefferson becomes the 1st U.S. Secretary of State
1778 Captain Cook sights Cape Flattery, in Washington state
1775 Edmund Burke presents his 13 articles to the English parliament
1765 Stamp Act passed; 1st direct British tax on colonists
1733 Joseph Priestly invents carbonated water (seltzer)
1692 Emperor Leopold I names duke Earnest August of Braunschweig, king
1680 Parliament of Breisach accept French sovereignty over Elzas
1638 Religious dissident Anne Hutchinson expelled from Mass Bay Colony
1630 1st colonial legislation prohibiting gambling enacted (Boston)
1622 1st Indian (Powhattan) massacre of whites Jamestown, Virginia; 347 slain
1621 Hugo de Grote escapes in bookcase from Loevenstein castle, Netherlands
1594 French King Henri IV festival in Paris
1556 Cardinal Reginald Pole becomes archbishop of Canterbury
1457 Gutenberg Bible became the 1st printed book
1349 Townspeople of Fulda Germany massacre Jews (blamed for black death)
752 Stephen II elected Catholic Pope (or 23rd)

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More Snow for the Northern Edge

By: plapman, 2:21 PM GMT on March 21, 2011

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================================================= TodayCloudy with 60 percent chance of flurries. High 2C(36F).
TonightCloudy. Wind becoming east 30 km/h (19 mph) late this evening. Low -1C(30F).
TuesdayCloudy. Snow at times heavy beginning early in the morning. Amount 15 to 25 cm(5.8 to 9.8 in). Blowing snow late in the afternoon and in the evening. Wind east 40 km/h (25 mph) gusting to 60 km/h (37 mph). High 0C(32F).
It looks like winters not done with the northern edge. According to the forecast we're just on the edge of the storm. Brandon, Carberry, Winkler ans Altona have heavy snow fall warnings with up to a foot expected. If the forecasted track of the system holds we should be OK with just 9 inches of the white stuff. The Queen's snowman will easily tahe care of that.
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I got out on mile 2.5 mile walk with Abbey. The roads were shushly but not to slippery. I had to towel dry her when we got home. She sure collects a lot of water under her legs abnd belly. She really likes the belly drying thinking shes getting a tummy rub.
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Rain and Snow on the Northern Edge

By: plapman, 2:24 PM GMT on March 20, 2011

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Today will bring rain changing to wet snow this afternoon. The rainfall should amount to 5 to 10 mm(0.2 to 0.4 in). The wind easterly at 20 km/h (12 mph) becoming light early this afternoon. The high will be 3C(37F).
Tonight will bring periods of wet snow ending after midnight then cloudy. There sjould be 2 cm(0.8 in) by morning. The wind becoming north at 20 km/h (12 mph) after midnightwith an overnight low of -2C(28F).
There's heavy snowfall warnings for areas west and north of Portage. I hope the system stays on it's predicted path.
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Abbey and me got out for our 2 mile walk yesterday. She sure enjoys her outing.
The Queen has her long weekend off this weekend. I'l hhave her company till Tuesday at 2.
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Preparing for Record Flooding on the Assiboine River

By: plapman, 2:01 PM GMT on March 19, 2011

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Tonight will be cloudy with rain or wet snow beginning this evening. The wind will be southeast at 30 km/h (19 mph) as the temperature emains steady near 3C(37F).
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I got an urge to phone old workmates last night. I only found 1 at home. He's retired now and got himself elected as councilor for the RM of Woodlands just west of Stonewall where he lives. A Rural Municipality is similar to a county in other areas.
There was another fellow I wanted to call but for some reason his name has completly vanished from my memory.Another I have the name but can't find him in Canada 411.
I made a screen capture from Google Earth to show Abbey and my winter route but am hard time using my photo editing program to draw the route on the satilite picture. I never give up so evenutally I'll get it on here.
When I was talking with the old workmate he told me that thier raiseing the Assiniboine River dykes to 2 feet above the record 1979 flood which I've commented on in previous blogs. I guess they have 200 eathmovers working on a little over 25 miles of dyke.
When I was working I would have been involved in a project like that. Occasinally I miss that work but it quickly goes away when I remember the long nights spent in motel rooms.
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The Queen just got up to baby sit the youngest great granddaughter who is 2. It will be a busy day for the Queen.

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Maybe a Walk today if the Wind drops

By: plapman, 2:20 PM GMT on March 18, 2011

Today will be a mix of sun and cloud. Wind will be northwest at 20 km/h (12 mph) becoming light this morning. A high of -6C(21F) is expected.
Tonight will bring cloudy periods then becoming cloudy after midnight. The overnight low will be -9C(15F).
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A quiet morning on the prairie this morning with no visitors. The auto dealership called at 8:00am to remind the Queen of an appointment on Monday. I should call them back and tell them they have to live with her all day. She's prety grumpy whem her morning sleep is disrupted. I was in the washroom and couldn't get to the phone before her.
Abbey and me missed our walk yesterday because I was just too lazy and had a 2 hour nap instead.

Updated: 1:59 PM GMT on March 19, 2011

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Cooling instad of Warming on the Prairie

By: plapman, 2:36 PM GMT on March 17, 2011

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Today
Cloudy. Light snow beginning near noon. Risk of freezing drizzle this morning. Fog patches dissipating this morning. Wind becoming northwest 40 km/h (25 mph) gusting to 60 km/h (37 mph) early this afternoon. High 2C(36F) with temperature falling to -9C(15F) this afternoon.
Tonight
Cloudy. 30 percent chance of flurries this evening. Becoming cloudy periods overnight. Wind northwest 40 km/h (25 mph) gusting to 60 km/h (37 mph) becoming light after midnight. Low -16C(3F).
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I'm of to see the vampires again for a blood check. Tjier having a hard time getting blood. It seems scar tissue is buiding up and the vein is hard to get. They even had to take thioer sample frpm my arm one time. It seems some techs are better at getting the bottle full than others.
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Freezing Rain on the Prairie

By: plapman, 2:22 PM GMT on March 16, 2011

Today will be cloudy with a 30% chance of rain showers late this morning and this afternoon.There is a risk of freezing rain late this morning. Fog patches dissipating this morning. The wind becoming southeast at 30 km/h (19 mph) early this afternoon then light late this afternoon. A high of 5C(41F) is expected.
Tonight will bring clearing early this evening then iIncreasing cloudiness before morning. The wind becoming westerly at 20 km/h (12 mph) late this evening. An overnight low of -2C(28F) is expected.
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Yesterdays high of +4C sure shrank the snowbanks. Today with a chance of rain it will bring them down even more.
Yesterday Abbey and me got out for our 2.5 mile walk. The streets had mostly been plowed but when we met oncoming traffic Abbey and me pulled into a driveway.
I'll have to capture a map from google earth showing our winter route
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Updated: 2:30 PM GMT on March 17, 2011

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Another Warm Day On The Prairie

By: plapman, 2:54 PM GMT on March 15, 2011

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Tonight will start clear then increasing cloudiness before morning. The wind will be westerly at 30 km/h (19 mph) gusting to 50 km/h (31 mph) then becoming light early this evening. The overnight low will be
-8C(17F).
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I had to clear out of the kitchen this morning. The granddaughter and her two little ones showed up for breakfast then another daughter showed up with her year old son. With a room full of ladies and kids I choose to go to the basement with my computer and enjoy the quiet.
I had a visit from an uncle yesterday, he's 80, and in great health. He told me my aunt who's 86 suffered a stroke and is paralized on her left side. I keep thinking how lucky I am that my mobility isn't impaired and that I can still get around under my own steam.
Abbey and me got out for our 2.5 mile walk yesterday. The roads were plowed except one. I kept an eye for oncoming traffic and pulled into a driveway till the vehicle passed. It looks like Abbey and me will be able to get out again today.
The Queen is back to her evening shift 3-11:30 so I'll haave a quiet night with just me and the youngest daughter if she decides to stay home. Otherwise Abbey and Kramer will keep me company.
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Melting on the Prairie

By: plapman, 1:05 PM GMT on March 14, 2011

Today will be a m mix of sun and cloud with a south wind at 20 km/h (12 mph).The high will be 4C(39F).
Tonight will bring clearing as the south wind at20 km/h (12 mph) becomes light early this evening.The overnight low will be near -2C(28F).
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The long range forecast calls for highs above freezing all week. Er're finally getting a taste of spring on the prairie.
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Abbey should be happy today. It should be warm enough and the roads cleared enough to get her out for a walk.
The Queen is on a mid shift today. She works 11-7:30.I guess I'll have to have an evening meal prepared for her. I was hoping to use one of Alleyoops recipes to do a bison loin in the crock pot but the Queen said she just wants a light meal.
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Updated: 2:48 PM GMT on March 15, 2011

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More Snow and Wind on the Prairie

By: plapman, 3:49 PM GMT on March 13, 2011

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Today will be cloudy with sunny periods and a 30% chance of flurries. The wind becoming south at 20 a km/h (12 mph) this afternoon. The high will be
-5C(23F).
Tonight
will see cloudy periods with local blowing snow. The wind will be southerly at 30 km/h (19 mph) gusting to 50 km/h (31 mph) then becoming light overnight.An overnight low of -8C(17F) is expexcted.
A xoutherly wind usally doesn't block the driveway so eeven with the light snow were getting now all should be good.
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The Queen made it home with her car safe and sound yesrerday after her shift. Her snowman came just before noon and had the driveway clear for her. There were 2 -3 foot sbowbanks in the drive but his blower handeled them with no problems. When he finished blowing his son used a push snovel to clean the reidue left by the blower. That man certainly does a good job. He's well worth what we pay him to maintain the driveway.
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All Roads Still closed in Portage Area

By: plapman, 1:43 PM GMT on March 12, 2011

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Today
Cloudy with sunny periods. 60 percent chance of flurries this morning. Local blowing snow this morning. Wind northwest 40 km/h (25 mph) gusting to
60 km/h (37 mph) diminishing to 20 km/h (12 mph) near noon. High -13C(8F). Wind chill -30 this morning.
Tonight
Cloudy. Clearing after midnight. Low -17C(1F).
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The Queen changed her mind about coming home as all chairs to sleep in were taken. She came home by taxi an hour and a half late.There was a car stuck in the middle of the road, with no emergency flashers operateing, which she didn't see till they were very close to it. It's a good thing the cab driver saw it on his way to pick her up or there would have been an accident.
I'll have to dig out my webcam as the window seems to be buried in snow.
2 more RCMP officers were slightly injured when thier 4 wheel drive patrol truck was struck.
If there had been any serious injuries that the Portage Hospital couldn't handle arrangements were made with the Southport,a training center for military helicopter pilots, to transport the injured person to Winnipeg by helicopter.
With all hotels and motels filled to capacity the city openened a senior citizen center to shelter
those stranded in Portage without a place to stay.


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Sme of the people stranded due to road closures.

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Updated: 4:28 PM GMT on March 12, 2011

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Blizzard Warning in effect on the prairie(Updated at 6:30PM)

By: plapman, 6:59 PM GMT on March 11, 2011

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The Queen phoned at ^:30pm and said she may stay at work tonight. A couple of coworkers left early but returned due to a road being blocked by a 3 car accident.
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Today
Cloudy. 60 percent chance of freezing rain near noon then 60 percent chance of rain showers early this afternoon. Snow and blowing snow beginning this afternoon. Snowfall amount 5 cm(2.0 in). Wind south 30 km/h (19 mph) becoming northwest 30 km/h (19 mph) gusting to 50 km/h (31 mph) this afternoon. High 1C(34F).
Tonight
Snow and blowing snow. Blizzard developing this evening. Snowfall amount 5 cm(2.0 in). Wind northwest 30 km/h (19 mph) gusting to 50 km/h (31 mph) increasing to 50 km/h (31 mph) gusting to 80 km/h (50 mph) this evening. Low -18C(0F). Wind chill -33.
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I'm late getting online this morning. I've been watching CNN for news on the Japanese earthquake. The videos of the tsunomi are incredible. You can't even tell its water. Just a mass of mud, cars and buildings. The death tolls given now have to be low. Many people must be mising whose bodies will never be found.
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Blizard Update at 6:30 pmFrom Portage Online.com
>The Golden West news team is currently working on

gathering information for stranded motorists

in Portage La Prairie, as the hotels are all at full capacity.

We do have protocol in the city for these types of emergencies and

currently the Portage Fire Department is working on establishing a reception area, if necessary.

We have had confirmed reports that a Portage RCMP member has been struck

on the highway, while setting up barricades. As far as we have been told

from citizen updates, that individual has been transported to the Portage Hospital.

Highway conditions are treacherous, as of 6:10 p.m. these highways have been closed:

Highway 1 from Portage La Prairie to the Saskatchewan Border
Highway 16 from Highway 1 to the Saskatchewan Border
Highway 10 from Brandon to the South gate of Riding Mountain National Park
Highway 45 from Russell to Highway 10
II feel sorry for the people who left before the roads were closed and are stuck on the highway. It's going to be a long night for them. I hope the have a full tank of gas or they'll freeze to death.





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Melting on the Prairie Woooho

By: plapman, 5:35 PM GMT on March 10, 2011


Today will be a mix of sun and cloud with a south windat 20 km/h (12 mph). The high will be 4C(39F).
Tonight

Tonight will start clear with increasing cloudiness after midnight. The overnight low will be -3C(26F).
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Abbey and me did our 2.5 mile walk after the Queen went to work. I then laid down and had an hour and a halhs nap. I even managed to stay up till the Queen got home near midnight. I woke her about 2am talking in my sleep. I was dreaming I was in a resturant asking for coffee. The Queen woke me when she asked why would I want a coffee at 2am.It must be the meds causeing the vivid dreams.

Updated: 6:57 PM GMT on March 11, 2011

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Warmer on the Prairie and Near Record Flooding Predicted for the Assiboine River

By: plapman, 1:41 PM GMT on March 09, 2011

Today will start cloudy with a 30% chance of flurries early this morning then sunny with cloudy periods. The high will be a balmy -3C(26F).
Tonight will be clear with an overnight low of -13C(8F).
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If the wind stays down I'll get Abbey out on the full winter route. After the couple of walks w've had she starts bugging me as soom as the Queen goes to work for her walk.
I heard on the news today that thier starting to prepare the Portage Diverion for spring flooding. In 1976 the diversion ran at full capacity, 25,000 cu. feet per second,with the Assiboine river taking the remaining 26,000 cu. feet per second. The river dyking system was only built to handle the same as the diversion. These were the largest flows recorded since it was completed in 1970. This year the flood forecasters are predicting similiar flows.
I remember working on the 1976 flood and many areas along the Assiniboine had the dykes overtopped flooding farmland. I was lucky, the area that was assigned to me handeled the flow but one of my co-workers had an area 10 miles long that was overtopped. He used a J5 bombadier to patrol his area.
Besides dyke patrol these little workhorses pulled trailer loads of sandbags to raise areas of the dyke that were being overtopped
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Updated: 5:34 PM GMT on March 10, 2011

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Flurries on the Prairie

By: plapman, 1:16 PM GMT on March 08, 2011

Today will see increasing cloudiness and a 60% chance of flurries late this afternoon. The high will be -10C(14F).
Tonight will remain cloudy with a 60% chance of flurries this evening and after midnight. The ovenight low will be -13C(8F).
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Todays events ib history from BrainyHistory.com
010 35 suspected pirates off the coast of Somalia are captured by the French Navy, the European Union's most successful mission
1995 -26 degrees F (-32.2 degrees C) in Bismarck, North Dakota
1995 Costis Stephanopoulos becomes president of Greece
1995 Dutch Liberal Party wins Provincial-National elections
1994 20th People's Choice Awards
1994 B737 collides with Ilyushin-86 in New Dehli, at least 8 killed
1994 Defense Department announces smoking ban in workplaces
1994 Train accident at Pinetown, Natal kills 47
1993 Katharine Hepburn released from the hospital after exhaustion
1993 Nigerian singer Fela Kuti arrested again on suspicion of murder
1992 22nd Easter Seal Telethon
1992 Judy Dickinson wins LPGA Inamori Golf Classic
1991 17th People's Choice Awards: Julia Roberts, Bill Cosby, Pretty Woman
1991 Harry Hamlin and Nicollette Sheridan wed
1991 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1991 Planeloads of U.S. troops arrive home from the Persian Gulf, Iraq hands over 40 foreign journalists and 2 American soldiers it captured
1989 "Heidi Chronicles" opens at Plymouth Theater New York City for 621 performances
1989 Roger Kingdom runs indoor world record 60m hurdles (7.37 seconds)
1987 17th Easter Seal Telethon raises $35,184,425
1987 David Hookes (306*) Wayne Phillips make 462 stand for South Australia
1987 FBI apprehends most wanted Claude L Dallas, Jr. in California
1987 Jane Geddes wins LPGA GNA/Glendale Federal Golf Classic
1987 Nelli Cooman becomes world champion 60m indoor
1986 4 French TV crew members are abducted in Beirut Lebanon
1986 Japanese probe Suisei passes Halley's Comet at 109,800 km
1986 Martina Navratilova is 1st tennis player to earn $10 million
1985 Ice Dance Championship at Tokyo won by Bestemianova and Bukin (URS)
1983 House Foreign Affairs Committee endorses nuclear weapons freeze with U.S.S.R.
1983 IBM releases PC DOS version 2.0
1983 President Reagan calls the U.S.S.R. an "Evil Empire"
1981 "Shakespeare's Cabaret" closes at Bijou Theater New York City after 54 performances
1981 Dennis Lillee ct by Qld 12th man Dennis Lillie in Shield game
1981 Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Arizona Copper Golf Classic
1980 Greg Chappell 235 and Yallop 172, for 217 stand at Faisalabad
1980 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1979 1st extraterrestrial volcano discovered on Io, a satellite of Jupiter
1979 5th People's Choice Awards
1979 China withdraws invasion troops from Vietnam
1979 Shuttle Columbia (OV-102) transported 38 miles overland from Palmdale
1977 Henry L. Marsh III elected mayor of Richmond
1977 Princess Anne announces she's expecting her 1st child (Peter)
1976 1,774 kg (largest observed) stony meteorite falls in Jilin, China
1975 Royal Canadian Mint announces branch opening in Winnipeg Manitoba
1974 Charles de Gaulle Airport opens in Paris
1973 Eisenhower Tunnel, world's highest/U.S. longest, opens
1973 Paul and Linda McCartney are fined 100 pounds for growing cannabis
1973 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1972 1st airship flown over Britain in 20 years (Europa)
1972 1st flight of the Goodyear blimp
1971 Joe Frazier beats Muhammad Ali in 15, retains heavyweight boxing title
1971 Milwaukee Bucks win their 20th straight NBA game (team record)
1971 Radio Hanoi broadcasts Jimi Hendrix's "Star Spangled Banner"
1970 WTCI TV channel 45 in Chattanooga, Tennessee (PBS) begins broadcasting
1969 Marriage of 12 year old Marcella Rosciglione in Palermo
1968 6 year old Tommy Moore scores hole-in-one in golf (Hagerstown, Maryland)
1968 Fillmore East opens
1968 Students demonstrate in Warsaw
1967 New Orleans Saints begin selling season tickets (20,000 sold 1st day)
1966 "Golden Boy" closes at Majestic Theater New York City after 569 performances
1966 An IRA bomb destroyed Nelson's Column in Dublin
1966 Casey Stengel elected to Hall of Fame
1965 1st U.S. combat forces arrive in Vietnam (3,500 Marines)
1964 Malcolm X leaves Black Muslim Movement
1963 Syrian Arab Rep Revolution Day - Military coup in Syria
1962 Beatles, with Pete Best, TV debut (perform "Dream Baby" on BBC)
1962 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1961 Jean Kerr's "Mary, Mary," premieres in New York City
1961 U.S. nuclear submarine Patrick Henry arrives at Scottish naval base of Holy Loch from South Carolina in a record underseas journey of 66 days 22 hours
1960 "Greenwillow" opens at Alvin Theater New York City for 95 performances
1959 Groucho, Chico and Harpo's final TV appearance together
1959 KUAT TV channel 6 in Tucson, Arizona (PBS) begins broadcasting
1959 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Jacksonville Golf Open
1959 Pro-Egyptian coup fails in Mosul Iraq
1958 Silky Sullivan comes from 40 lengths back to win by 3 at Santa Anita
1958 William Faulkner says U.S. school degenerated to become babysitters
1957 1st performance of David Diamond's 6th Symphony in Boston
1957 Israeli troops leave Egypt; Suez Canal re-opened for minor ships
1957 U.S.S.R. performs atmospheric nuclear test
1953 "Two's Company" closes at Alvin Theater New York City after 90 performances
1953 Census indicates 239,000 farmers gave up farming in last 2 years
1953 KSWO TV channel 7 in Lawton, OK (ABC) begins broadcasting
1953 Patty Berg wins LPGA Jacksonville Golf Open
1953 WFMJ TV channel 21 in Youngstown, OH (NBC) begins broadcasting
1952 Antoine Pinay forms French government
1952 Ronald Reagan marries Nancy Davis
1951 International Table Tennis Federation bans Egypt (for refusing to play Israel)
1950 1st woman medical officer assigned to naval vessel (BR Walters)
1950 Marshall Voroshilov of U.S.S.R. announces they developed atomic bomb
1949 WAGeorgia TV channel 5 in Atlanta, Georgia (CBS) begins broadcasting
1949 WBAP-FM, Fort Worth Texas, begins broadcasting
1948 Supreme Court rules relg instructions in pub schools unconstitutional
1946 1st helicopter licensed for commercial use (New York City)
1945 "Kiss Me Kate" opens in Britain
1945 53 Amsterdammers executed by nazi occupiers
1945 International Women's Day is 1st observed
1945 Phyllis M. Daley is 1st black nurse sworn-in as U.S. Navy ensign
1944 U.S. resumes bombing Berlin
1943 335 allied bombers attack Neurenberg
1943 Limited gambling legalized in Mexico
1943 U.S. Ladies Figure Skating championship won by Gretchen Merrill
1943 U.S. Mens Figure Skating championship won by Arthur Vaughn
1942 Japanese forces captures Rangoon Burma
1942 KNIL, Dutch colonial army on Java, surrenders to Japanese armies
1941 1st baseball player drafted into WW II (Hugh Mulcahy, Phillies)
1939 Lenore Coffee and William Joyce Cowan's "Family Portrait," premieres
1934 Edwin Hubble photo shows as many galaxies as Milky Way has stars
1930 Mahatma Gandhi starts civil disobedience in India
1930 Babe Ruth signs 2-year contract for $160,000 with New York Yankee General Manager Ed Barrow, wrongly predicts "No one will ever be paid more than Ruth"
1929 U.S. worker union commission reports of slavery in Liberia
1927 Pan American Airlines incorporates
1924 Coal mine explosion kills 171 at Castle Gate Utah
1920 Denmark and Cuba join the League of Nations
1917 Russian revolution breaks out in Petrograd
1916 U.S. invades Cuba for 3rd time, this to end corrupt Menocal regime
1915 1st U.S. Navy minelayer, Baltimore, commissioned
1913 Federal League organizes with 6 teams
1913 Internal Revenue Service begins to levy and collect income taxes
1911 1st International Woman's Day
1910 Baroness Raymonde de Laroche of Paris is 1st licensed female pilot
1908 Collingwood Elementary, Cleveland, burns, kills 173 kids and 2 teachers
1908 Dutch utopist Frederick of Eden speaks in Carnegie Hall, New York
1906 Stanley Cup: Ottawa Silver 7 sweep Smiths Falls (Ont) in 2 games
1904 Hugh Trumble takes a hat-trick in his final Test Cricket match
1902 1st performance of Jean Sibelius' 2nd Symphony
1900 NL decides to go with 8 teams They exclude Baltimore, Cleveland, Louisville and Washington (in 1953 Boston Braves move to Milwaukee)
1898 Richard Straus' "Don Quixote," premieres in Keulen
1896 Volunteers of America forms (New York City)
1894 New York passes 1st state dog license law
1887 Everett Horton, Connecticut, patents fishing rod of telescoping steel tubes
1884 1st performance of Edward MacDowell's 2nd Piano suite
1865 Battle of Kingston, North Carolina (Wilcox's ridge, Wise's Forks)
1862 Battle of Elkhorn Tavern ends with Confederate withdrawal
1862 Confederate ironclad "Merrimack" launched
1862 Naval Engagement at Hampton Roads, Virginia CSS Virginia, Jamestown and Yorktown vs USS Cumberland, Congress and Monitor
1861 St. Augustine Florida surrenders to Union armies
1858 Opera "I Pagliacci" is produced (Naples)
1855 1st train crosses 1st U.S. railway suspension bridge, Niagara Falls
1854 U.S. Commodore Matthew C. Perry's 2nd trip to Japan
1838 U.S. Mint in New Orleans begins operation (producing dimes)
1813 1st concerto of Royal Philharmonic
1801 British drive French forces from Abukir, Egypt
1782 Gnadenhutten Massacre - Ohio militia kills 90 indians
1766 Willem V (18) becomes governor of United Provinces
1754 Marquis of Ensenada becomes premier of Spain
1746 Cumberland's troops occupy Aberdeen
1722 Afghan monarch Mir Mahmud occupies Persia
1711 Antoin de Guiscard tries English premier Haley for murder
1706 Vienna's Wiener Stadtbank established
1702 England Queen Anne ascends throne upon death of King William III
1658 Peace of Roskilde between Sweden and Denmark
1586 Johan van Oldenbarnevelt becomes Dutch chief legal advisor
1418 Jacoba van Bayern marries her cousin John IV van Brabant

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Below Normal Temps on the Prairie Continue

By: plapman, 12:44 PM GMT on March 07, 2011


Today will be sunny with a high of -15C(5F).
Tonight will start clear then increasing cloudiness after midnight. The overnight low will be -20C(-4F).
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The Queen had pork chops and chicken legs and thiighs for supper last night. We had the granddaughter and her 2 little ones over which surely liven things up.
I never got out for my walk with Abbey yesterday but had a 2 hour nap instead. It looks like today will be another nap day as I didn't sleep well last night. I hope my body hasn't become used to the effect of the meds. I had the feeling of a siezure coming twice yesterday but nothing came.

Updated: 1:12 PM GMT on March 08, 2011

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Snow and low Wind Chills for the Prairie

By: plapman, 2:05 PM GMT on March 06, 2011

Today will start with periods of light snow ending late this afternoon then cloudy. The wind becoming northeast at 30 km/h (19 mph) near noon. Todays high will be -12C(10F) but the wind will give wind chills near -25 this afternoon.
Tonight will bring clearing this evening with a north wind at 20 km/h (12 mph) becoming light near midnight. The overnight low will be -26C(-15F) with windchills near -35.
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It's a good thing I got out with Abbey yesterday. We did the full winter 2.5 mile route. it looks like this afternon we'll be housebound again.
The granddaughter and her 2 little ones will be over for supper tonight. THey'll cwertainly livn up the place.
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Snow Again on the Prairie

By: plapman, 12:43 PM GMT on March 05, 2011

Today will be cloudy with a 30% chance of flurries. The hHigh will be near -12C(10F).
Tonight will remain cloudy with a 30% chance of flurries this evening. There will be periods of snow beginning near midnight. Amount 2 to 4 cm(0.8 to 1.6 in). The overnight low will be -18C(0F).
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I never took Abbey out for her walk yesterday but had a 2 hour nap instead.I went to bed at 9:30 last night and woke at 6this morning. Those meds the doctor has me on are making me sleep my life away. I guess it's better than waking at 3am and not going back to sleep.
The Queen is off for the weekend. It will be nice to have her company in the evening. With some company I'll try and stay up later.
If the wind stays down today I'll get Abbey out for her walk.


Updated: 2:03 PM GMT on March 06, 2011

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Finally a Walk with Abbey

By: plapman, 2:47 PM GMT on March 04, 2011

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Today will be sunny with a high of -16C(3F).
Today will start with periods of light snow ending late this morning then clearing. The wind becoming north at 20 km/h (12 mph) near noon. A high of -12C(10F) is expected with wind chills near -27 this morning.
Tonight will bring increasing cloudiness early this evening then clearing overnight.An overnight low of
-20C(-4F) is forecast.
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I finally made it out for a short mile walk with Abey. She sure gets exccited when I put on my blaze orange safety vest and reach for her leash.
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Slightly Warmer on the Prairie

By: plapman, 1:14 PM GMT on March 03, 2011

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Today will be cloudy with the wind up to 15 km/h (9 mph). High -9C(15F) giving wind chills of -25 this morning.
Tonight will bring clearing late this evening.With an overnight low of -19C(-2F).
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Todays Events in History from BrainyHistory.Com
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2010 At least 33 people are killed, more than 50 wounded, by multiple suicide bombers in Baquoba, Iraq
2005 Steve Fossett flys the Virgin Atlantic GlobalFlyer to a world record by completing the first non-stop, non-refueled, solo flight around the world
2005 Garry Kasparov retires professionally from chess
2002 Earthquake kills at least 150 100 miles north of Kabul, Afghanistan
1998 Bill Gates testifies at Senate Judiciary Committee
1997 Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Fayetteville, North Carolina on WRCQ 103.5 FM
1996 26th Easter Seal Telethon
1996 Auckland beat Wellington by 9 wickets to win Shell Trophy Final
1995 Camilla Parker Bowles and her husband Andrew divorce
1994 "Damn Yankees" opens at Marquis Theater New York City for 510 performances
1994 "Philoktetes Variations," with Ron Vawter, premieres in Brussels
1994 IRS investigates Darryl Strawberry
1992 Gas explodes in coal mine at Zonguldak Turkey, 100s die
1992 Mike Bossy's #22 is 2nd # retired by New York Islanders
1991 "Big Love" opens at Plymouth Theater New York City for 41 performances
1991 25 die as United Airlines Boeing 737 crashes in Colorado Springs
1991 Boon completes 10th Test Cricket century, 109* vs. WI at Kingston
1991 Iraqi generals and General Schwarzkopf meet to discuss cease fire
1991 Four Los Angeles Police severly beat Rodney King, captured on amateur video
1991 Latvia and Estonia vote to become independent of the U.S.S.R.
1991 Merlene Ottey runs world record 200m indoor (22.24 sec)
1991 Miguel Trovoada installed as president of Sao Tome e Principal
1991 Switzerland votes on lowering voting age from 20 to 18
1991 United Airlines crashes near Colorado Springs, kills 25
1990 Carole Gist, 20, (Michigan 1st black), crowned 39th Miss USA
1989 Machinists strike Eastern Airlines; pilots honor picket lines
1989 Robert McFarlane gets $20,000 fine, 2 years probation for Iran-Contra
1985 "Moonlighting" with Cybill Shepard and Bruce Willis, premieres
1985 "My One and Only" closes at St. James Theater New York City after 767 performances
1985 Betsy King wins LPGA Samaritan Turquoise Golf Classic
1985 Bill (Willie) Shoemaker is 1st jockey to surpass $100 million
1985 National Union of Mine Workers in England end a 51 week strike
1984 New York Islanders score their most goals (11) vs Tor Maple Leafs (6)
1984 Peter Ueberroth elected baseball commissioner (Effective Oct 1)
1982 Senate begins debate on expulsion of Senator Harrison Williams D-New Jersey
1981 Isle's Mike Bossy 9th and final hat trick of season-4 goals
1981 New York Islanders and Edmonton Oilers play to an 8-8 tie
1980 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
1978 1st day of Test cricket for Desmond Haynes (WI vs. Australia)
1978 Charles Chaplin's remains are stolen in Switzerland
1977 Ice Pairs Champs at Tokyo won by Irina Rodnina/Alexandr Zaitsev (URS)
1977 Islanders allow Red Wings only 11 shots on goal
1977 Libyan Socialist Arabs People's Republic forms
1977 Men's Figure Skating Champions in Tokyo won by Vladimir Kovalev (U.S.S.R.)
1977 Worlds Ladies Figure Skating Champ in Tokyo won by Linda Fratianne (USA)
1976 Mozambique closes border with Rhodesia
1975 "Goodtime Charley" opens at Palace Theater New York City for 104 performances
1975 Linda McCartney is charged in U.S. with possession of marijuana
1974 "Sextet" opens at Bijou Theater New York City for 9 performances
1974 Despite Billy Harris' hat trick Islanders lose 3-4
1974 George Foreman KOs Ken Norton
1974 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Orange Blossom Golf Classic
1974 World's worst air disaster, Turkish DC-10 crashes in Paris (346 die)
1973 "Shelter" closes at John Golden Theater New York City after 31 performances
1973 White Sox Dick Allen signs 3 year contract for record $750,000
1972 Sculpted figures of Jefferson Davis, Robert E Lee, and Stonewall Jackson are completed at Stone Mountain Georgia
1971 South African Broadcasting lifts its ban on the Beatles
1971 Winnie Mandela sentenced to 1 year in jail in South Africa
1969 Apollo 9 launched for 151 Earth orbits (10 days)
1968 "Here's Where I Belong" opens/closes at Billy Rose Theater New York City
1968 Greece, Portugal and Spain's embassies bombed in the Hague
1968 Jean Beliveau (Mont) becomes 2nd NHLer to score 1,000 pts
1967 Grenada gains partial independence from Britain
1967 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1967 White Sox given permission to use semi-DH in training camp with home club permission (use of pinch hitter twice in same game)
1966 Buffalo Springfield form, Steven Stills, Neil Young
1966 James Goldman's "Lion in Winter," premieres in New York City
1966 Kwame Nkrumah flees Ghana to Guinee
1966 Rock group Buffalo Springfield forms
1966 Twister hits Jackson, Mississippi; 3 minutes after 1st sighting, 57 die
1966 WRFT (now WVFT) TV channel 27 in Roanoke, Virginia (IND) begins broadcasting
1965 Temptations' "My Girl" reaches #1
1965 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1965 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1963 Senegal adopts constitution
1962 British Antarctic Territory forms
1961 King Hassan II's ascends to throne of Morocco
1960 9th largest snowfall in New York City history, 14.5"
1959 1st U.S. probe to enter solar orbit, Pioneer 4, launched
1959 British government arrests Hastings Banda of Nyasaland, ends emergency crisis
1959 San Francisco Giant's rename their stadium Candlestick Park
1958 KTVU TV channel 2 in Oakland-San Francisco, California (IND) 1st broadcast
1958 Nuri ash Said becomes premier of Iraq
1957 Corry Brokken wins Eurovision Song festival with "Just as then"
1957 Ice Dance Championship at Colorado Springs won by Markham and Jones (GRB)
1957 Ice Pairs Championship at Colorado Springs won by Wagner and Paul (CAN)
1957 Men's Figure Skating Champ in Colorado Springs won by David Jenkins (USA)
1957 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Jacksonville Golf Open
1957 Worlds Ladies Figure Skating Champ in Colorado Springs won by Carol Heiss (U.S.)
1956 Cockie Gastelaars swims world record 100 m freestyle (1:04.2)
1956 Indonesian government of Harahap resigns
1956 Morocco gains independence from France (Anniversary of throne)
1956 Manhattan Borough President Hulan Jack makes plans for a new 110,000-seat stadium to entice Giants to stay in NY
1955 Elvis Presley's 1st TV appearance on "Louisiana Hayride" show
1953 Canadian Comet crashes at Karachi, 11 killed
1953 Boston Braves, who own Milwaukee minor league franchise, block St. Louis Browns attempt to shift their franchise to Milwaukee
1952 Puerto Rico approves their 1st self written constitution
1951 Bill Mlkvy (Temple) scores NCAA basketball record 73 pts
1950 3 months as National-American Football League takes back NFL name
1946 U.S. Ladies Figure Skating championship won by Gretchen Merrill
1946 U.S. Mens Figure Skating championship won by Richard Button
1945 Churchill visits Montgomery's headquarters
1945 RAF bombing error hits The Hague killing 511
1945 U.S. and Philippine forces recaptures Corregidor
1945 U.S. 7th Army occupies last part of Westwall
1944 1st performance of corporal Samuel Barber's 2nd Symphony
1943 Bomb fleeing crowd falls into London shelter; 173 die
1943 F Ryerson and Cohn Claues' "Harriet," premieres in New York City
1943 U.S. defeats Japan and wins Battle of Bismark Sea
1942 1st combat flight for Canada's Avro Lancaster military plane
1941 Netherlands NSB-leader Mussert visits Goring in Berlin
1940 Artie Shaw records "Frenesi" on RCA Victor label
1938 American Bowling Congress' largest tournament (24,765 competitors)
1937 Australia snatch series against England 3-2 after being 2-0 down
1936 Grimmett ends his Test career with 13 wkts in 5th Test vs. South Africa
1935 Dutch Revolutionary Socialist Worker's party (RSAP), forms
1934 John Dillinger breaks out of jail using a wooden pistol
1933 German presidential candidate Earnest Thalmann (KPD) arrested
1933 Mount Rushmore dedicated
1933 New York City premiere of "King Kong"
1931 "Star Spangled Banner" officially becomes U.S. national anthem
1931 Cab Calloway records "Minnie Moocher" (Jazz's 1st million seller)
1926 International Greyhound Racing Association formed (Miami, Florida)
1924 German and Turkish friendship/trade treaty signed
1924 Sean O'Casey's "Juno and the Paycock," premieres in Dublin
1923 U.S. Senate rejects membership in International Court of Justice, The Hague
1922 Italian fascists occupy Fiume and Rijeka
1922 WWJ-AM in Detroit Michigan begins radio transmissions
1921 Toronto's Dr. Banting and Dr. Best announce discovery of insulin
1920 Montreal Canadiens scores NHL record 16 goals beating Quebec Bulldogs
1919 1st international air mail service from U.S., Seattle-Victoria, British Columbia
1919 Communist Party in Germany announces a general strike
1918 Richard Goring's "Seeschlacht," premieres in Berlin
1918 Treaty of Brest-Litovsk: Germany, Austria and Russia sign
1917 Congress passes 1st excess profits tax on corporations
1917 Great monarch Michael resigns after 1 day as czar
1917 Nicholas II, last Russian tsar, abdicates (OS)
1915 National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NASA forerunner) created
1913 Ida B Wells-Barnett demonstrates for female suffrage in Washington D.C.
1911 1st U.S. federal cemetery with Union and Rebel graves opens, Missouri
1909 Stanley Cup: Ottawa Senators beat Montreal Wanderers, 8-3
1906 Vuia I aircraft built by Romanian Traja Vuia tested in France
1905 U.S. Forest Service forms
1903 North Carolina becomes 1st state requiring registration of nurses
1901 Congress creates National Bureau of Standards, in Department of Commerce
1900 U.S. Steel Corporation organizes
1899 Congress authorizes Lafayette silver dollar
1899 George Dewey becomes 1st in U.S. with rank of Admiral of the Navy
1894 1st Greek-language publication in U.S. begins, "NY Atlantis"
1894 4th and last British government of Gladstone resigns
1893 Columbian Isabella silver quarter authorized
1893 Congress authorizes 1st federal road agency, in Department of Agriculture
1892 1st cattle tuberculosis test in U.S. made, Villa Nova, Penn
1891 Congress creates U.S. Courts of Appeal
1891 Office of Superintendent of Immigration (Treasury Department) created
1887 American Protective Association forms (anti-Catholic) in Clinton Iowa
1887 Anne Sullivan begins teaching 6 year old blind-deaf Helen Keller
1885 1st U.S. state (California) establishes a permanent forest commission
1885 American Telephone and Telegraph (AT&T) incorporates
1885 Congress passes Indian Appropriations Act (Indians wards of federal government)
1885 U.S. Post Office offers special delivery for 1st-class mail
1883 Congress authorizes the 1st steel vessels in U.S. navy
1882 New York Steam Corp begins distributing steam to Manhattan buildings
1879 1st female lawyer heard by Supreme Court (Belva Ann Bennett Lockwood)
1879 U.S. Geological Survey director authorized in Department of the Interior
1878 Bulgaria liberated from Turkey (Peace of San Stefano)
1877 Rutherford B. Hayes is sworn in as the 19th president
1875 1st recorded hockey game (Montreal)
1875 Congress authorizes 20 cent coin, lasts only 3 years
1875 Georges Bizet's opera "Carmen" premieres (Paris)
1873 Congress authorizes federal departmental postage stamps
1873 U.S. Congress and government raise own salary, retroactively
1871 Congress changes Indian tribes status from independent to dependent
1871 Congress establishes the civil service system
1869 University of South Carolina opens to all races
1865 Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands established
1865 Freedmen's Bureau is created to help destitute free blacks
1863 1st U.S. wartime military conscription bill enacted
1863 Abraham Lincoln approves charter for National Academy of Sciences
1863 Congress authorizes a U.S. mint at Carson City, Nevada
1863 Federal ironclad ships bomb Fort McAllister Georgia
1863 Free city delivery replaces zone postage; 449 letter carriers hired
1863 Gold certificates (currency) authorized by Congress
1863 Idaho Territory forms
1863 Lincoln approves charter for National Academy of Sciences
1862 Battle of New Madrid MO-captured by Union forces
1862 General Pope lays siege in front of New Madrid
1861 Russian Tsar Alexander II abolishes serfdom
1855 Congress approves $30,000 to test camels for military use
1855 Congress authorizes registered mail
1853 Transcontinental railroad survey is authorized by Congress
1853 U.S. Assay Office in New York City authorized
1851 Congress authorizes smallest U.S. silver coin (3 cent piece)
1849 Gold Coinage Act authorizes $20 Double Eagle gold coin
1849 Home Department (Interior Department), forms
1849 Minnesota Territory is organizes
1849 Territory of Minnesota organizes
1849 U.S. Department of the Interior established by Congress
1847 Post Office Department authorized to issue postage stamps
1845 1st time, U.S. Senate overrides presidential (Tyler) veto
1845 Congress authorizes ocean mail contracts for foreign mail delivery
1845 Florida becomes 27th state
1843 Congress appropriates $30,000 "to test the practicability of establishing a system of electro-magnetic telegraphs" by the US
1842 1st U.S. child labor law regulating working hours passed (Mass)
1842 1st performance of Felix Mendelssohn's 3rd "Scottish" Symphony
1838 Rebellion at Pelee Island, Ontario Canada
1837 Congress increases Supreme Court membership from 7 to 9
1837 U.S. president Andrew Jackson and Congress recognizes Republic of Texas
1835 Congress authorizes a U.S. mint at New Orleans Louisiana
1820 Missouri Compromise passes, allowing slavery in Missouri
1817 Mississippi Territory is divided into Alabama Territory and Mississippi
1815 U.S. declares war on Algiers for taking U.S. prisoners and demanding tribute
1813 Office of surgeon general of the U.S. Army forms
1812 U.S. passes 1st foreign aid bill (aids Venezuela earthquake vicitims)
1805 Louisiana-Missouri Territory forms
1803 1st impeachment trial of a federal judge, John Pickering, begins
1801 1st U.S. Jewish governor, David Emanuel, takes office in Georgia
1794 1st performance of Joseph Haydn's 101st Symphony in D
1794 Richard Allen founded AME Church
1791 1st internal revenue act (taxing distilled spirits and carriages)
1791 Congress establishes U.S. Mint
1776 U.S. commodore Esek Hopkins occupies Nassau Bahamas
1746 Bonnie Prince Charlie occupies Castle of Inverness
1638 Duke Bernard van Saksen-Weimar occupies Rheinfelden
1634 1st tavern in Boston opens (Samuel Cole)
1627 Piet Heyn conquerors 22 ships in Bay of Salvador Brazil
1431 Bishop Gabriele Condulmer elected as Pope Eugene IV
1409 Austrian civil war ends
493 Ostrogoten King Theodorik the Great beats Odoaker
468 St. Simplicius elected to succeed Catholic Pope Hilarius
78 Origin of Saka Era (India)
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Clear and Cold on the Prairie

By: plapman, 3:01 PM GMT on March 02, 2011

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Today will be sunny with a high of -16C(3F).
Tonight will bring increasing cloudiness with a 60% chance of flurries overnight. The overnight low will be -20C(-4F).
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The Granddaughter and 2 great grannd kids showed up for coffee this morning. That sure ended the quiet coffee with the Queen.
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From My Basement Window

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Blowing Snow and High Wind Chills on the Prairie

By: plapman, 2:21 PM GMT on March 01, 2011

Blowing snow warning in effect
Today
Snow ending this morning then clearing. Blowing snow this morning. Wind northwest 40 km/h (25 mph) gusting to 60 km/h (37 mph) diminishing to 20 km/h (12 mph) near noon. High -18C(0F). Wind chill -35.
Tonight
Clear. Wind up to 15 km/h (9 mph). Low -28C(-18F). Wind chill -32.
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The school buses aren't running today in the Portage School division due to blowing snow and reduced visibility. The youngest daughter gwts a snow day as we've made an agreement with all of our hids that if the buses are'nt running they can stay home.
I hsven;t heard of any highway closures but it sure is nasty out there.
The weather reports says it should be clearing up by the time the Queen goes to work so it should be clear sailing for her.

Updated: 3:00 PM GMT on March 02, 2011

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Elevation: 863 ft
Temperature: 72.3 °F
Dew Point: 49.2 °F
Humidity: 44%
Wind: 5.4 mph from the NW
Wind Gust: 8.7 mph
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