The Northern Edge

A Rainy Day On The Prairie

By: plapman, 12:35 PM GMT on March 31, 2010

Today will be cloudy with a 30% chance of showers early this morning then a 60% chance of showers late this afternoon. The becoming southwest at 30 km/h (19 mph) this morning. The high will be near16C(61F).
onight will see cloudy periods with the 60% chance of showers early this evening continuing till late this evening when it will start to clear. The southwest wind at 30 km/h (19 mph) becoming light late this evening. An overnight low of 2C(36F) is forecast.

March 31 Events in History - from
2002 21st NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: at San Antonio
1998 Tampa Bay Devil Rays 1st game they host Detroit Tigers
1997 "Daytime to Remember" a series showing old soaps premieres on ABC-TV
1997 59th NCAA Mens Basketball Championship: Ariz beats Kentucky 84-79 (OT)
1997 Pioneer 10, ends its mission
1996 "Getting Away With Murder" closes at Broadhurst New York City after 17 performances
1996 "Midsummer Night's Dream" opens at Lunt-Fontanne New York City for 66 performances
1996 15th NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: Tennessee beats Georgia 83-65
1996 1st Opening Day in history in March takes place in Seattle
1996 25th Nabisco Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Patty Sheehan
1996 Karnataka defeat Tamil Nadu on 1st innings to win Ranji Trophy
1996 Radio Canada International's final shortwave broadcast
1996 Space Shuttle STS-76 (Atlantis 16), lands
1996 Wrestlemania XII - Shawn Michaels beats Brett Hart for WWF title
1995 1st game at Coors Stadium Colorado (replacement Rockies beat Yankees 4-1)
1995 Bombay beat Punjab on 1st innings to win cricket Ranji Trophy
1995 Federal judge orders injunction to end baseball strike
1994 James Farentino pleads no contest to stalking ex-girl Tina Sinatra
1994 Walkway from Cleveland's Tower City to Jacobs Field officially opens
1992 Delhi beat Tamil Nadu on 1st innings to win cricket Ranji Trophy
1992 U.N. Security Council voted to ban flights and arms sales to Libya
1991 10th NCAA Women's Basketball Champion: Tennessee beats Virginia 70-67
1991 20th Nabisco Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Amy Alcott
1991 Albania offers 1st multi-party election in 50 years
1991 Danny Bonaduce attacks a transvestite prostitute in Phoenix Az
1991 Georgian SSR votes on whether to remain in the Soviet Union
1991 Musical "Will Rogers Follies," premieres in New York City
1991 Soviet Republic of Georgia endorsed independence, Warsaw Pact dissolves
1991 St. Louis Blues Brett Hull scores his 86th goal
1990 "Carol and Company" starring Carol Burnette premieres on NBC-TV
1990 Dionisio Castro cycles world record 20km (57:18.4)
1990 Riots began in London over the new poll tax laws
1989 Donald Trump purchases Eastern's Northeast Shuttle
1988 Last East Limburg coal mine closes in Gent Belgium
1988 New York Islanders celebrate Denis Potvin night
1988 Pulitzer prize awarded to Toni Morrison for "Beloved"
1987 49th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Indiana beats Syracuse 74-73
1986 167 die when Mexicana Airlines Boeing 727 crashes
1986 48th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Louisville beats Duke 72-69
1986 English Hampton Court palace destroyed by fire, 1 dead
1985 15th Easter Seal Telethon raises $27,400,000
1985 4th NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: Old Dominion beats Georgia 70-65
1985 El Salvador's President Duartes Christian-Democrats win election
1985 Wrestlemania I at MSG NY, Hogan and Mr. T beat Piper and Orndorf
1984 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1983 Earthquake in Colombia kills some 5,000 people
1983 Marsha Norman's "'night, Mother," premieres in New York City
1982 Arkas tanker at Montz La, spills 1.47 million gallons of oil
1982 Rock group Doobie Brothers split up
1981 1st Golden Raspberry Awards: Can't Stop the Music wins
1981 53rd Academy Awards - "Ordinary People," R De Niro and Sissy Spacek win
1980 Larry Holmes TKOs Leroy Jones in 8 for heavyweight boxing title
1980 Mike Weaver KOs John Tate in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
1980 President Jimmy Carter deregulates banking industry
1978 Red Rum wins 3rd consecutive Grand National and retires
1978 U.S.S.R. launches Kosmos 1000 navigational satellite
1978 Wings release "London Town" album
1977 Michael Cristofer's "Shadow Box," premieres in New York City
1976 Cleveland Cavaliers clinch their 1st ever NBA playoff bearth
1976 New Jersey Court rules Karen Anne Quinlan may be disconnected from respirator
1975 37th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: UCLA beats Kentucky 92-55
1975 John Wooden's final game, UCLA, wins 10th NCAA championship in 12 yrs
1973 Flyers score 8 goals in 1 period vs. Islanders, on 60 shots
1973 Ken Norton defeats Muhammad Ali in a 12 round split decision
1972 Official Beatles Fan Club, closes down
1971 South Africa national debt hits 5.45 billion
1971 William Calley sentenced to life for Mi Lai Massacre
1970 Federal bankruptcy court allows Seattle Pilots to be sold to Milwaukee
1969 George Harrison and Patti Boyd are fined 250 pounds each for illegal drugs
1968 Lyndon Baines Johnson announces he will not seek re-election
1968 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Palm Beach County Golf Open
1968 Seattle's AL club is named Pilots
1967 1st time Jimi Hendrix burns his guitar (London)
1966 25,000 anti war demonstrators march in New York City
1966 Labour Party wins British parliamentary election
1966 U.S.S.R. launches Luna 10, 1st lunar orbiter
1965 U.S. ordered the 1st combat troops to Vietnam
1964 President Jango Goulart of Brazil chased out of office by military
1963 Los Angeles ends streetcar service after 90 years
1961 Aklilou Habtewold becomes 1st premier of Ethiopia
1960 Gore Vidal's "Best Man," premieres in New York City
1959 Dalai Lama fled China and was granted political asylum in India
1958 U.S. Navy forms atomic sub division
1958 U.S.S.R. suspends nuclear weapons tests, and urges U.S. and Britain to do same
1955 Collie Smith scores 104 on cricket debut WI vs. Australia, Kingston
1955 U.S. Assay Office in Seattle, Washington closes Chase National (3rd largest bank) and Bank of the Manhattan Company (15th largest bank) merge to form Chase Manhattan
1954 U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado, established
1954 U.S.S.R. offers to join NATO
1953 Department of Health, Education and Welfare established
1953 U.N. Security Council nominates Dag Hammarskjold secretary-general
1951 U.S. tanks exceed 38 degrees of latitude in Korea
1949 Newfoundland becomes Canada's 10th province
1948 Congress passes Marshall Aid Act to rehabilitate war-torn Europe
1946 Belgian government of Acker, forms
1945 3rd Algerian division crosses the Rhine
1945 Sicherheitsdienst murders 10 political prisoners in Zutphen
1945 Tennessee Williams' "Glass Menagerie," premieres in New York City
1945 U.S. artillery lands on Keise Shima/begins firing on Okinawa
1944 Hungary orders all Jews to wear yellow stars
1943 U.S. errantly bombs Rotterdam, kills 326
1941 Germany begins a counter offensive in Africa
1941 Ground broken for Union Square Garage, San Francisco
1940 Karelo-Finnish SSR becomes 12th Soviet republic (until 1956)
1939 Britain and France agree to support Poland if invaded by Germany
1935 Fusahige Suzuki runs world record marathon (2:27:49)
1934 Netherlands Indies BC Ltd begins radio transmission (Indonesia)
1933 1st newspaper published on pine pulp paper, "Soperton News" (Georgia)
1933 Congress authorizes Civilian Conservation Corps
1933 German Republic gives power to Hitler
1932 150 wild swans die in Niagara waterfall
1932 Ford publicly unveils its V-8 engine
1926 German Special Court of Justice for state security disbands
1925 WOWO-AM, Ft. Wayne Indiana begins radio transmission (500 watts)
1924 Croydon Airport: 1st British mig aircraft Imperial established
1924 London public transport strike ends
1923 1st dance marathon-NYC-Alma Cummings sets record of 27 hours
1923 French soldiers fire on workers at Krupp factory in Essen; 13 die
1923 Stanley Cup: Ottawa Senators (NHL) sweep Edm Eskimos (WCHL) in 2 games
1922 KFI-AM in Los Angeles California begins radio transmissions
1922 Prince Hendrik opens trade fair building in Amsterdam
1921 Albert Einstein lectures in New York on his new theory of relativity
1921 British coal miners goes on strike
1920 British parliament accept Irish "Home Rule"-law
1919 Strike against Ruhrgebied government of Scheidemann
1918 1st daylight savings time in U.S. goes into effect
1917 U.S. purchases Danish West Indies for $25M and renames them Virgin Islands
1916 Dutch government ends all miltary engagements
1909 Baseball rules players who jump contracts are suspended for 5 years
1909 Gustav Mahler conducts New York Philharmonic for his 1st time
1907 Romanian Army puts down Moldavian farmers' revolt
1906 GB Shaws German version of "Caesar and Cleopatra," premieres in Berlin"
1905 German emperor Wilhelm II visits Tanger
1903 Richard Pearse flies monoplane several hundred yards (New Zealand)
1900 Brigadier General Broadwoods troops fall into guerrilla hands
1896 Whitcomb Judson, Chicago, patents a hookless fastening, also known as the zipper
1889 300m Eiffel Tower officially opens, commemorates French Revolution
1885 Great Britain declares Bechuanaland a protectorate
1883 1st performance of Cesar Franck's "Le Chasseur Maudit"
1883 Utrecht begins water pipe system
1880 1st town completely illuminated by electric lighting (Wabash, Indiana)
1878 Jack Johnson is 1st black to hold a heavyweight boxing title
1877 British high director/governor sir Bartle Frere arrives in Capetown
1877 Test Cricket debut of Fred "Demon" Spofforth, Australia vs. England MCG
1870 1st black to vote in U.S. (Thomas P Mundy of Perth Amboy New Jersey)
1868 Chinese Embassy arrives aboard steamship China
1865 Battle of Boydton, Virginia (White Oaks Roads, Dinwiddie C H)
1865 General Pickette moves to 5 Forks, abandoning the defense of Peterburg
1863 Battle of Grand Gulf MS and Dinwiddie Court House VA
1862 Civil War action at Island #10 on Mississippi River
1861 Confederacy takes over mint at New Orleans
1854 Treaty of Kanagawa: Commodore Perry forces Japan to opens ports to U.S.
1850 U.S. population hits 23,191,876 (Black population: 3,638,808 (15.7%))
1849 Col John W Geary arrives as 1st postmaster of SF
1841 1st performance of Robert Schumann's 1st Symphony in B
1831 Mainzer Rijnvaart Convention ends
1831 Quebec and Montreal incorporated
1814 Forces allied against Napoleon capture Paris
1808 French created Kingdom of Westphalia orders Jews to adopt family names
1796 Johann Wolfgang von Goethes "Egmont," premieres in Weimar
1745 Jews are expelled from Prague
1683 Emperor Leopold I/Poland signs covenant against Turkey
1667 France/England signs anti-Dutch military accord
1657 English Humble Petition offers Lord Protector Cromwell the crown
1651 Great earthquake at Cuzco Peru
1644 Pope Urbanus VIII and duke of Parma signs Peace of Ferrara
1547 Henry II succeeds Francois I as king of France
1521 Magelhaes takes possession of Homohon, Archipelago of St. Lazarus
1504 France and Spain signs ceasefire
1492 Queen Isabella of Castilia and Ferdinand of Aragon expels Jews
1084 Anti-pope Clemens crowns German emperor Hendrik IV

A New Record High at the Northern Edge

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

Today will start sunny then see increasing cloudiness this morning with a 30% chance of showers late this afternoon. The wind becoming south at 20 km/h (12 mph) this morning with a high of 16C(61F).
Tonight will start cloudy with a 30% chance of showers early this evening then cearing overnight. An overnight low of Low of 1C(34F) is forecast.
From My Basement Window

Yesterday we set a new record high for the NorthernEdge. The old record was 11C set in 1999. Yesterdays high reached 19C. I could have got a great picture of a Canada Goose yesterday on my walk with Abbey but I'd left the camera at home. We were walking past a slough when a goose flew right over us at about 20 feet.
March 30 Events in History from BrainyHistory,com
1998 60th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: at Alamodome San Antonio
1997 16th NCAA Women's Basketball Champion: Tennessee beats Old Dominion 68-59
1997 26th Nabisco Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Betsy King
1997 Southwestern Bell Dominion Senior Golf
1997 Steve Elkington wins Golf's Players Championship
1996 Lara hits 146 cricket not out in ODI vs New Zealand at Port-Of-Spain
1996 New York Mets beats New York Yankees 5-3 in an exhibition game
1996 Prince Edward and girl-friend Sophie visited Graystoke Castle
1995 "Arcadia" opens at Vivian Beaumont Theater New York City for 204 performances
1994 ABC Masters Tournament won by Hobo Boothe
1994 Bombay beat Bengal by 8 wickets to win Cricket's Ranji Trophy
1994 England Cricket all out for 46 at Port-of-Spain
1993 "Redwood Curtain" opens at Brooks Atkinson Theater New York City for 40 performances
1993 French government of Balladur forms
1993 Jamaican premier Percival Patterson wins parliamentary election
1993 Lanford Wilson's "Redwood Curtain," premieres in New York City
1993 New South Wales beat Qld by eight wkts to win Sheffield Shield
1993 Punjab beat Maharashtra by 120 runs to win Cricket's Ranji Trophy
1992 64th Academy Awards - "Silence of Lamb," A Hopkins and Jodie Foster win
1992 CBS TV premieres overnight news program "Up To The Minute"
1992 Man accidentally backs in A's Jose Canseco's $225,000 Lamborghini
1992 P J Patterson, resigns as 6th Prime Minister of Jamaica
1992 WNSR-FM (105.1) changes callsign to WMXV-FM (New York City)
1991 "Speed of Darkness" closes at Belasco Theater New York City after 36 performances
1991 1st exhibition baseball games at Joe Robbie Stadium (Yankees-Orioles)
1991 Last issue of Dutch Newspaper "Vroe Folk" (Free People)
1991 Northern Michigan wins its 1st NCAA hockey title
1991 PBA National Championship Won by Mike Miller
1990 Jack Nicklaus made his debut in the "Seniors" golf tournament
1988 2nd Soul Train Music Awards
1988 Tamil Nadu beat Railways by inns and 144 to win Ranji Trophy
1987 59th Academy Awards - "Platoon," Paul Newman and Marlee Matlin win
1987 Vincent van Goghs "Sunflowers" sells for record 22.5M pounds ($39.7 million)
1986 "Tango Argentino" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater New York City after 198 performances
1986 5th NCAA Women Basketball Championship: Texas beats Southern California 97-81
1984 U.S. ends participation in multinational Lebanon peace force
1983 Ray Cooney's "Run for your Wives," premieres in London
1983 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1982 3rd space shuttle mission-Columbia 3 lands at White Sands, NM
1982 John Pielmeier's "Agnes of God," premieres in New York City
1981 43rd NCAA Men's Basketball Champ: Indiana beats North Carolina 63-50
1981 President Reagan shot and wounded by John W Hinckley III
1980 Mark Medoff's "Children of a Lesser God," premieres in New York City
1980 Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Women's Kemper Golf Open
1978 "History of the American Film" opens at ANTA Theater New York City for 21 performances
1976 Israel kills 6 Palestinians protesting land confiscation
1975 Ron Lalonde scores the 1st hat trick by a Washington Capital
1973 Ellsworth Bunker resigns as U.S. ambassador to South Vietnam
1972 "Funny Thing Happened..." opens at Lunt-Fontanne New York City for 156 performances
1972 North Vietnamese troops enter South Vietnam
1972 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1970 "Applause" opens at Palace Theater New York City for 900 performances
1970 Miles Davis Bitches Brew released
1970 Soap opera "Somerset" premieres
1970 Strouse, Adams, Comden and Green's musical "Applause," premieres in New York City
1970 U.S.S.R. wins its 8th straight world hockey championship
1969 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Port Malabar Golf Invitational
1968 General Ludvik Svoboda elected president of Czechoslovakia
1967 Cover picture of Beatles' "Sgt. Pepper's" is photographed
1966 Barbra Streisand stars on "Color Me Barbra" special on CBS
1964 Astronaut John Glenn withdraws from Ohio senate race
1963 France performs underground nuclear test at Ecker Algeria
1961 NASA civilian pilot Joseph A Walker takes X-15 169,600' (51,690 m)
1959 WNED TV channel 17 in Buffalo, New York (PBS) begins broadcasting
1957 1st performance of Walter Piston's 4th Symphony
1956 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test
1955 27th Academy Awards - "On the Waterfront," Brando and Grace Kelly win
1954 Test Cricket debut of Garry Sobers vs. England at Kingston
1953 Einstein announces revised unified field theory
1952 6th Tony Awards: Fourposter and King and I win
1952 Patty Berg wins LPGA New Orleans Women's Golf Open
1950 Phototransistor invention announced, Murray Hill, New Jersey
1946 "St. Louis Woman" opens at Martin Beck Theater New York City for 113 performances
1946 Australia beats New Zealand in cricket at 3 30pm on 2nd day
1946 Last Test Cricket appearance of Bill O'Reilly (5-14 and 3-19)
1945 289 anti-fascists murdered by nazis in Rombergpark Dortmund
1945 U.S.S.R. invades Austria during WW II
1944 781 British bombers attack Neurenberg
1943 5th NCAA Men's Basketball Champion: University of Wyoming beat Georgetown 46-34
1943 British 1st army recaptures Sejenane
1943 Rodgers and Hammerstein's "Oklahoma!," premieres in New York City
1942 1st RSHA-transport from France arrives in camp Birkenau
1942 SS murders 200 inmates of Trawniki labor camp
1941 German counter offensive in North-Africa
1940 2nd NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Indiana U beats Kansas 60-42
1935 Newfoundland changes time to 3 hours W of Greenwich, repeats 44 sec
1932 Amelia Earhart is 1st woman to fly solo cross the Atlantic
1930 Babberich-H soccer team forms
1925 Stalin supports rights of non-Serbian Yugoslavians
1925 Stanley Cup: Vict Cougars (WCHL) beat Canadiens (NHL), 3 games to 1
1923 Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, formed at Howard U in 1920, incorporates
1922 KGY-AM in Olympia WA begins radio transmissions
1922 WWL-AM in New Orleans LA begins radio transmissions
1919 Belgian Army occupies Dusseldorf
1919 Gandhi announces resistance against Rowlatt Act
1919 Paul Claudel's "Tate d'Or," premieres in Paris
1918 Stanley Cup: Toronto Arenas (NHL) beat Vancouver Millionaires (PCHA), 3 games to 2
1916 Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens (NHA) beat Portland Rosebuds (PCHA), 3 games to 2
1912 French protectorate in Morocco established
1911 Lotschberg tunnel in Switzerland (13,735 m) completed
1909 Queensboro Bridge opens, linking Manhattan and Queens
1900 Dutch 2nd Chamber accepts Compulsory education law
1895 British inventor Birt Acres films Oxford-Cambridge
1893 Thomas F. Bayard becomes 1st U.S. ambassador in Great Britain
1889 John T. Reid opens 1st U.S. golf course in Yonkers, New York
1870 15th Amendment passes, guarantees right to vote regardless of race
1870 Texas becomes last confederate state readmitted to Union
1867 U.S. buys Alaska from Russia for $7,200,000
1866 Bedrich Smetana's "Verkaufte Braut" (Sold Bride), premieres
1865 Battle at 5 Forks Virginia
1864 Skirmish at Mount Elba, Arkansas
1863 Danish prince Wilhelm Georg of Sleeswok-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glucksburg chosen as king George of Greece
1858 Pencil with attached eraser patented by Hyman L. Lipman
1856 Russia signs Peace of Paris, ending the Crimean War
1842 Ether was used as an anaesthetic for 1st time by Dr. Crawford Long
1822 Congress combined East and West Florida into Florida Territory
1814 Britain and allies march into Paris after defeating Napoleon
1778 Playwright Voltaire crowned with laurel wreath
1603 Battle at Mellifont: English army under Lord Mountjoy beats Irish
1533 Henry VIII divorces his 1st wife, Catherine of Aragon
1533 Thomas Cranmer becomes archbishop of Canterbury
1492 King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella sign decree expelling Jews from Spain
1474 Duke Sigismund van Tirol ends contacts with Switzerland
1456 Prince Louis of Bourbon elected bishop of Liege
1422 Ketsugan, Zen teacher, performs exorcisms to free aizoji temple
1282 Furious inhabitants of Palermo attack French occupation force
988 Boudouin IV with the Beard becomes earl of Flanders
804 Liudger becomes 1st bishop of Munster

A Warm Day on the Prairie

By: plapman, 12:46 PM GMT on March 29, 2010

Today will be sunny with a southwest wind at 20 km/h (12 mph). The high will be 15C(59F).
Tonight will be cloudy with the southwest wind at 20 km/h (12 mph) becoming light early this evening. An overnight low of 6C(43F) is expected.
From My Basement Window

arch 29 Events in History from

1999 61st NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: at ThunderDome St. Petersburg
1998 17th NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: at Kemper Arena KC
1998 27th Nabisco Dinah Shore Golf Championship
1997 1st game at Turner Field Atlanta, Braves beats Yankees 2-0 (exhibition)
1997 Actor Harry Hamlin weds actress Lisa Rinna
1997 PBA National Championship Won by Rick Steelsmith
1996 10th Soul Train Music Awards: Patti Labelle, Boyz II Men
1996 Cleveland Browns choose new name, Baltimore Ravens
1996 New York Yankees beats New York Mets 7-3 in an exhibition game
1995 Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Chicago, Illinois on WCKG 105.9 FM
1994 Coach Jimmy Johnson quits Dallas Cowboys
1994 Last day of Test cricket for Allan Border
1994 Serbs and Croats signed a cease-fire to end the war in Croatia
1993 65th Academy Awards - "Unforgiven," Al Pacino and Emma Thompson win
1993 Queensland all out for 75 vs. NSW in Sheffield Shield Final
1992 "Conversations with My Father" opens at Royale New York City
for 462 performances
1992 12th Golden Raspberry Awards: Hudson Hawk wins
1992 21st Nabisco Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Dottie Mochrie
1992 Herb Gardner's "Conversations With My Father," premieres in New York City
1992 Ice Dance Championship at Oakland won by Klimova and Ponomarenko (CIS)
1992 Ice Pairs Championship at Oakland won by Mishuktienok and Dmitriev (CIS)
1992 Ladies Figure Skating Championship in Oak won by Kristi Yamaguchi (USA)
1992 Men's Figure Skating Championship in Oakland won by Viktor Petrenko (CIS)
1992 NCAA Basketball Women's Championship at Kemper Arena, KC
1989 1st Soviet hockey players are permitted to play for the NHL
1989 1st U.S. private commercial rocket makes suborbital test flight (NM)
1989 61st Academy Awards - "Rainman," Dustin Hoffman and Jodie Foster win
1989 9th Golden Raspberry Awards: Cocktail wins
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
1988 "Oba Oba" opens at Ambassador Theater New York City for 46 performances
1988 U.S. Congress discontinues aid to Nicaraguan contras
1987 6th NCAA Women's Basketball Champion: Tennessee routs Louisiana 67-44
1987 Pat Bradley wins LPGA Standard Register Turquoise Golf Classic
1987 Wrestlemania III-93,173 watch Hulk Hogan beat Andre the Giant
1987 Yitzhak Shamir re-elected chairman of right wing Herut Party
1986 Beatle records officially go on sale in Russia
1985 Christos Sartzetakis elected president of Greece
1985 Wayne Gretzky breaks own NHL season record with 126th assist
1984 NFL Baltimore Colts move to Indianapolis
1984 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1982 2nd Golden Raspberry Awards: Mommie Dearest wins
1982 44th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: North Carolina beats Georgetown 63-62
1982 54th Academy Awards - "Chariots of Fire," Henry Fonda and K Hepburn win
1982 Delhi 707 beat Karnataka 705 on 1st innings to win Ranji Trophy
1981 "Woman of the Year" opens at Palace Theater New York City for 770 performances
1981 Pat Bradley wins LPGA Women's Kemper Golf Open
1981 Tiina Lehtola ski jumps female record 110m
1981 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1979 Andrew Hilditch given out handled the ball vs. Pakistan at WACA
1979 Caryl Churchill's "Cloud Nine," premieres in London
1979 Delhi beat Karnataka by 399 runs to win Cricket's Ranji Trophy
1979 Last day of Test cricket for Mushtaq Mohammad
1976 38th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Indiana beats Michigan 86-68
1976 8 Ohio National Guardsmen indicted for shooting 4 Kent State students
1975 Jane Blalock wins LPGA Karsten-Ping Golf Open
1975 Only 2nd time Islanders beat Rangers
1974 Mariner 10's, 1st fly-by of Mercury, returns photos
1973 Dave Cowens, wins NBA MVP
1973 U.S. troops leave Vietnam, 9 years after Tonkin Resolution
1971 1st Lt William L Calley, Jr. found guilty in My Lai (Vietnam) massacre
1971 Chile president Allende nationalizes banks/copper mines
1971 Conrad Van Emde Boas becomes West Europe's 1st sexology professor
1971 Development of a serum hepatitis vaccine for children announced
1971 Royal Albert Hall opens
1971 WSVN (now WSBN) TV channel 47 in Norton, Virginia (PBS) begins broadcasting
1970 "Look to the Lilies" opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater New York City for 25 performances
1970 Manchester City wins 10th Europe Cup II
1969 Communist New People's Army found in Philippines
1968 Students seize building at Bowie State College
1967 WCMU TV channel 14 in Mount Pleasant, MI (PBS) begins broadcasting
1966 "It's a Bird... It's Superman" opens at Alvin New York City for 129 performances
1966 Muhammad Ali beats George Chuvalo in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
1963 Final episode of soap opera "Young Doctor Malone"
1962 Argentine President Frondizi flees from the army
1962 Jack Paar's final appearance on the "Tonight Show"
1961 23rd Amendment ratified, allows Washington D.C. residents to vote for president
1961 After a 4 year trial Nelson Mandela is acquitted on treason charge
1961 KCPT TV channel 19 in Kansas City, Missouri (PBS) begins broadcasting
1960 Darius Milhaud's 9th Symphony, premieres
1959 "Some Like it Hot" with Marilyn Monroe and Jack Lemmon premieres
1959 Wes Hall takes Pakistani cricket hat-trick at Lahore
1958 U.S. Ladies Figure Skating championship won by Carol Heiss
1958 U.S. Mens Figure Skating championship won by David Jenkins
1953 Patty Berg wins LPGA New Orleans Women's Golf Open
1951 "King and I" opens at St. James Theater New York City for 1246 performances
1951 23rd Academy Awards - "All About Eve," Judy Holliday and J Ferrer win
1951 Julius and Ethel Rosenberg are convicted of spying
1949 Turkey recognizes Israel
1948 Drachtster Boys soccer team forms in Drachten
1948 Yankees and Red Sox tie at 2-2 in 17, spring training game
1947 "Beggar's Holiday" closes at Broadway Theater New York City after 111 performances
1946 1st Test Cricket between Australia and New Zealand
1946 Test Cricket debuts of Lindwall, Miller and Tallon
1943 Meat, butter and cheese rationed in U.S. during WW II
1943 Meat rationed in U.S., 784 gram/week, 2 kilogram for GI's
1942 British cruiser Trinidad torpedoes itself in the Barents Sea
1942 British destroyer Campbeltown explodes in St-Nazaire: 400 Germans die
1942 German submarine U-585 sinks
1941 1st performance of Benjamin Britten's "Symphony da Requiem"
1941 3rd NCAA Men's Basketball Champion: Wisconsin beats Washington State 39-34
1941 WPAT radio in New Jersey begins broadcasting (country music format)
1940 Joe Louis KOs Johnny Paycheck in 2 to retain heavyweight boxing title
1936 10,000 watch the 200" mirror blank passing through Indianapolis
1936 Nazi propaganda claims 99% of Germans voted for Nazi candidates
1935 French liner Normandie begins its maiden voyage
1934 Bank of Travail in Belgium, socialist worker's movement bankrupt
1932 Jack Benny debuts on radio
1929 Stanley Cup: Boston Bruins sweep New York Rangers in 2 games
1928 Yeshiva College (now University) chartered (New York City)
1927 Henry O D Seagrave races his Sunbeam to a record 203.79 mph at Daytona
1924 Bayern and Vatican reach accord
1919 Stanley Cup: Mont (NHL) and Seat (PCHA) win 2 games each with 1 tie, 1919 Stanley Cup not awarded due to flu epidemic
1912 Captain Robert Scott, storm-bound in a tent near South Pole, makes last entry in his diary "the end cannot be far"
1906 Stanley Cup: Montreal Wanderers sweep Kenora Thisles in 2 games
1897 Japan adopts Gold Standard
1886 Chemist John Pemberton begins to advertise for Coca-Coke
1882 Knights of Columbus chartered for Catholic men
1879 Tsjaikovski's opera "Jevgeni Onegin," premieres in Moscow
1871 Albert Hall opens by Queen Victoria in London
1867 British North America Act (Canadian constitution) passes
1867 Congress approves Lincoln Memorial
1865 Battle of Quaker Road, VA
1864 Great Britain
gives Isotope Islands back to Greece
1864 Union General Steeles troops reach Arkadelphia Arkansas
1860 Dion Boucicault's "Colleen Bawn," premieres in New York City
1852 Ohio makes it illegal for children under 18 and women to work more than 10 hours a day
1850 Ireland's SS Royal Adelaide sinks in storm; 200 die
1849 Britain formally annexs Punjab after defeat of Sikhs in India
1848 Niagara Falls stops flowing for 30 hours due to an ice jam
1827 20,000 attend Ludwig von Beethovens burial in Vienna
1814 Battle at Horseshoe Bend Ala: Andrew Jackson beats Creek-indians
1804 Thousands of Whites massacred in Haiti
1798 Republic of Switzerland forms
1795 Beethoven (24) debuts as pianist in Vienna
1673 English king Charles II accept Test Act: RC excluded of public functions
1638 1st permanent white settlement in Delaware (Swedish Lutherans)
1461 Battle near Towton Field, 33,000 die (War of the Roses)
502 Bourgundy King Gundobar delegates royal power

Wow 13c(55f) on the Prairie

By: plapman, 1:18 PM GMT on March 28, 2010

Clearing early this morning. Wind becoming southwest 20 km/h (12 mph) early this afternoon. High 13C(55F). UV index 4 or moderate.
Clear. Wind southwest 20 km/h (12 mph) becoming light early this evening. Low 2C(36F).


It looks like my computer died at 3:51 pm according to the last webcam picture in yesterdays weather report. I'm using the Queens laptop.The tiny screen is giving me problems.
It looks like Abbey's going to get dirty today on our walk.

A nice Weekend on the Prairie

By: plapman, 1:44 PM GMT on March 27, 2010

Today will be sunny with cloudy periods witha high 3C(37F).
Tonight will bring cloudy periodsand an overnight low of -6C(21F).
From My Basement Window

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>March 27 Events in History - from
2009 At least 99 people are killed after flash flooding and the failure of the Situ Gintung dam in Tangerang, Banten, Indonesia
1997 "Young Man From Atlanta," opens at Longacre New York City for 85 performances
1997 39 cult memebers in California commit mass suicide (Hale-Bopp)
1997 Martin Luther King's son meets with James Earl Ray
1996 "State Fair," opens at Music Box Theater New York City for 118 performances
1995 67th Academy Awards - "Forest Gump," Jessica Lange and Tom Hanks win
1994 23rd Nabisco Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Donna Andrews
1994 Church in Piedmont Alabama collapses in tornado, 19 killed
1994 Ice Dance Championship at Chiba Japan won by Gritschuk and Platov (RUS)
1994 Ice Pairs Championship at Chiba won by Shishkova/Vadim Naumov (RUS)
1994 Ladies Figure Skating Championship in Chiba won by Yuka Sato (JPN)
1994 Men's Figure Skating Championship in Chiba won by Elvis Stojko (CAN)
1994 Radio personality Rush Limbaugh weds wife #3, Marta Fitzgerald
1992 Bruce Springsteen releases "Human Touch" and "Lucky Town"
1991 NCAA bans University of Minnesota football team from postseason play in 1992
1991 New Kid Donnie Wahlberg, arrested on arson charges in Kentucky
1991 Scotty Bowman and Neil Armstrong elected to NHL Hall of Fame
1990 Bus accidentally touches high voltage wire in Karagpur India; 21 die
1990 NSW beat Queensland by 345 runs to win Sheffield Shield Final
1989 1st half-black soap opera, "Generations," premieres on NBC-TV
1989 Delhi beat Bengal by innings and 210 to win Cricket's Ranji Trophy
1988 Ice Dance Championship at Budapest won by Bestemianova and Bukin (URS)
1988 Ice Pairs Championship at Budapest won by E Valova and O Vasiliev (URS)
1988 Ladies Figure Skating Championship in Budapest won by Katarina Witt (GDR)
1988 Men's Figure Skating Champions in Budapest won by Brian Boitano (USA)
1988 Ok-Hee Ku wins Standard Register Turquoise Classic Golf Tournament
1988 Wrestlemania IV at Trump Plaza, "Macho Man" Savage pins Ted Dibiase
1987 President Habre's troops reconquer Faya Largeau Chad
1986 Disney-MGM Studio Tour ground breaking
1985 Billy Dee Williams receives a star on Hollywood Walk of Fame
1984 Andrew Lloyd Webber/Richard Stilgoe's "Starlight Express," premieres
1983 13th Easter Seal Telethon
1983 Larry Holmes beats Lucien Rodriguez in 12 for heavyweight boxing title
1983 Neil Simon's "Brighton Beach Memoirs," premieres in New York City
1982 "Best Little Whorehouse..." closes at 46th St. New York City after 1577 performances
1982 Imran takes 14-116 for cricket match vs. Sri Lanka at Lahore
1982 Randy Holt sets Washington Capitals record of 34 penalty minutes
1981 John Lennon releases "Watching the Wheels" in the United Kingdom
1980 "Happy New Year" opens at Morosco Theater New York City for 17 performances
1980 "Reggae" opens at Biltmore Theater New York City for 21 performances
1980 Elevator in Vaal Reef South Africa gold mine crash 1900m down (23 die)
1980 Mount St. Helens becomes active after 123 years
1979 Supreme Court rules, 8-1, police can't randomly stop cars
1978 40th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Kentucky beats Duke 94-88
1978 Bob Fosse's "Dancin'" opens at Broadhurst Theater New York City for 1,774 performances
1978 Rutles "All You Need is Cash" is shown on British TV
1977 583 die in aviation's worst disaster KLM-Pan Am 747 crash on Tenerife
1977 Sandra Palmer wins LPGA Kathryn Crosby/Honda Civic Golf Classic
1976 Delta States beat Immaculata, 69-64, for AIWA basketball title
1976 Washington D.C. underground Metro opens
1973 Dennis Amiss out for 99 vs. Pakistan, 3rd 99 in Test Cricket
1973 Jerry Garcia (Grateful Dead) stopped for speeding and LSD possession
1973 45th Academy Awards - "Godfather," Marlon Brando and Liza Minnelli win Marlon Brando turns down Oscar for best actor in support of Indians
1972 Adolph Rupp retires after 42 years of coaching University of Kentucky
1972 Venera 8 launched to Venus
1971 33rd NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: UCLA beats Villanova 68-62 UCLA wins their 5th consecutive NCAA basketball title
1970 Ringo releases his 1st solo album "Sentimental Journey"
1970 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1969 Black Academy of Arts and Letters forms in Boston
1969 Launch of Mariner 7, flies 2,190-mi above southern Mars
1968 Japanese Trade and Cultural Center (Japan Center) dedicated in San Francisco
1968 Suharto succeeds Sukarno as president of Indonesia
1966 Anit Vietnam war demonstrations in U.S., Europe and Australia
1966 Marilynn Smith wins LPGA Louise Suggs Delray Beach Golf Invitational
1964 Earthquake strikes Alaska, 8.4 on Richter scale, 118 die
1964 Great Train Robbers sentenced to a total of 307 years behind bars
1964 U.N. troops arrive on Cyprus
1962 Ann Jellicoe's "Knack," premieres in London
1962 Archbishop Rummel ends race segregation in New Orlean Catholic school
1962 Jacques Plante ties record winning 6th NHL Vezina trophy
1961 Belgium government of Eyskens resigns
1961 Failed assassination attempt on King Saif al-Islam Achmad of Yemen
1960 Wiffi Smith wins LPGA Royal Crown Golf Open
1958 CBS Labs announce new stereophonic records
1958 Nikita Khrushchev becomes Soviet premier and 1st Secretary of Communist Party
1957 29th Academy Awards - "Around World in 80 Days," Bergman, Brynner win
1956 French commandos land in Algeria
1956 U.S. seizes U.S. communist newspaper "Daily Worker"
1955 9th Tony Awards: Desperate Hours and Pajama Game win
1955 Steve McQueen makes his network TV debut (Goodyear Playhouse)
1955 WPRI TV channel 12 in Providence, RI (ABC) begins broadcasting
1953 21 die in a train crash in Conneaut Ohio
1952 Failed assassination attempt of German Chancellor Adenauer
1952 Sun Records of Memphis begins releasing records
1951 13th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Kentucky beats Kansas 68-58
1951 Frank Sinatra recorded "I'm a Fool to Want You"
1950 Jazz pianist, Erroll Garner's solo concert (Cleveland, Ohio)
1950 Netherlands recognizes People's Republic of China
1950 WHAS TV channel 11 in Louisville, Kentucky (CBS) begins broadcasting
1945 7th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Oklahoma State beats NYU 49-44
1945 British premier Churchill sails to eastern banks of Rhine
1945 DePaul beats Bowling Green for NIT title
1945 Ella Fitzgerald and Delta Rhythm Boys record "It's Only a Paper Moon"
1945 General Eisenhower declares German defenses on Western Front broken
1945 Iwo Jima occupied, after 22,000 Japanese and 6,000 U.S. killed
1945 U.S. 20th Army corps captures Wiesbaden
1944 1,000 Jews leave Drancy France for Auschwitz Concentration Camp
1944 2,000 Jews are murdered in Kaunas Lithuania
1944 40 Jewish policemen in Riga Latvia ghetto are shot by the gestapo
1944 Children's Aktion-Nazis collect all the Jewish children of Lovno
1943 Assassination attempt on Van de Peat at Amsterdams census bureau
1943 Blue Ribbon Town (with Groucho Marx) 1st heard on CBS Radio
1943 U.S. begins assault on Fondouk-pass, Tunisia
1942 Allies raid German submarine base in St. Nazaire
1942 Japan forces Java to use "Tokyo time" 1 hour forward
1942 Joe Louis KOs Abe Simon in 6 to retain heavyweight boxing title (New York City)
1941 Britain leases defense bases in Trinidad to U.S. for 99 years
1941 Hitler signs Directive 27 (assault on Yugoslavia)
1941 Yugoslavian coup gets rid of pro-German Prince Paul
1940 Himmler orders building of Auschwitz concentration camp, at Katowice
1939 1st NCAA Men's Basketball Champion: University of Oregon beats OH State 46-33
1937 Feyenoord-stadium official opens in Rotterdam
1936 WOS-AM in Jefferson City Missouri goes off the air
1933 U.S. Farm Credit Administration authorized
1933 Japan leaves League of Nations
1933 Polythene discovered by Reginald Gibson and Eric William Fawcett
1932 De Bataven soccer team forms in Gendt
1931 Charlie Chaplin receives France's distinguished Legion of Honor
1931 John McGraw says night baseball will not catch on
1930 1st U.S. radio broadcast from a ship at sea
1929 U.S. Ladies Figure Skating championship won by Maribel Vinson
1929 U.S. Mens Figure Skating championship won by Roger Turner
1928 KGB-AM in San Diego, California begins radio transmissions
1928 U.S. Ladies Figure Skating championship won by Maribel Vinson
1928 U.S. Mens Figure Skating championship won by Roger Turner
1924 Canada recognizes U.S.S.R.
1924 New French government of Poincare begins
1920 Film stars Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks wed
1920 Hermann Muller becomes German chancellor (SPD)
1914 1st successful blood transfusion (in Brussels)
1912 1st Japanese cherry blossom trees planted in Washington D.C.
1884 1st long-distance telephone call, Boston - New York
1879 Longest championship fight (136 rounds)
1871 1st international rugby game-Scotland 1, England 0
1866 Andrew Rankin patents the urinal
1866 President Johnson vetoes civil rights bill; it later becomes 14th amendment
1865 Siege of Spanish Fort, AL-captured by Federals
1863 President Davis calls for this to be a day of fasting and prayer
1861 Black demonstrators in Charleston staged ride-ins on street cars
1860 M L Byrn patents "covered gimlet screw with a 'T' handle" (corkscrew)
1855 Abraham Gesner patents kerosene
1849 Joseph Couch patents steam-powered percussion rock drill
1848 John Parker Paynard originates medicated adhesive plaster
1841 1st U.S. steam fire engine tested, New York City
1836 1st Mormon temple dedicated in Kirtland, Ohio
1814 Battle at Horseshoe Bend: General Andrew Jackson beats Creek-indians
1808 Joseph Haydns oratorio "Die Schopfung" premieres in Vienna
1802 Treaty of Amiens-French Revolutionary War ends
1794 U.S. Navy forms
1790 The shoelace invented
1758 Battle at Emmerich: British army floats around France the Rhine
1721 France and Spain sign Treaty of Madrid
1713 Spain losses Menorca and Gibraltar
1709 Dike at Hardinxveld breaks (Alblasserwaard flooded)
1708 English pretender to the throne James III flees to Dunkerk
1668 English king Charles II gives Bombay to East India Company
1625 Charles I, King Of England, Scotland and Ireland, ascends English throne
1599 Robert Devereux becomes Lieutenant-General of Ireland
1513 Spaniard Juan Ponce de Leon discovers Florida

Above Freezing on the Prairie

By: plapman, 12:02 PM GMT on March 26, 2010

Today will be sunny with a high of 4C(39F)
Tonight will remain clearing with a low of -9C(15F).
It looks like me and Abbey should be able to get out today. I've certainly lost my acclimatization. I felt the cold yesterday and it wasn't even that cold.

March 26 Events in History from Brainy
2006 Smoking is banned in restaurants and bars in Scotland
2000 72nd Academy Awards Oscar Ceremony, Billy Crystal hosts, American Beauty wins Best Picture, Kevin Spacey and Hilary Swank win lead acting awards
1997 "Annie," opens at Martin Beck Theater New York City
1997 NHL announce Might Ducks and Vancouver Canucks to open 1998 in Japan
1996 Last day of 1st-class cricket for Allan Border (Qld vs. Vic)
1995 "Defending the Caveman," opens at Helen Hayes Theater New York City for 671 perf
1995 "Moliere Comedies" closes at Criterion Theater New York City after 56 performances
1995 15th Golden Raspberry Awards: Color of Night wins
1995 24th Nabisco Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Nanci Bowen
1995 Mashonaland beat Mashonaland U-24 by 165 runs to win Logan Cup
1994 Bonnie Blair skates world record 500 m ladies (38.99 sec)
1994 Gunda Niemann skates world record 5 km ladies (7:03.26)
1994 Gunda Niemann skates un-official world record 10 km ladies (14:22.60)
1994 Talk show hostess Ricki Lake weds Rob Sussman
1994 Yuka Sato of Japan wins world figure skating championship in Tokyo
1992 NHL New York Rangers clinch 1st NHL regular season championship in 50 years
1991 Fuel pipe explodes under 58th street and Lexington Ave, New York City
1991 Marc Camoletti's "Don't Dress for Dinner," premieres in London
1991 Orlando Thunder beats San Antonio Riders in their 1st WLAF game 35-34
1991 Victoria beat NSW by 7 wickets to win Sheffield Shield Final
1990 62nd Academy Awards - "Driving Miss Daisy," D Day-Lewis, J Tandy win
1989 1st free elections in U.S.S.R.; 190 M votes cast; Boris Yeltsin wins
1989 Allison Finney wins LPGA Standard Register Turquoise Golf Classic
1988 Janet Evans swims 1500m freestyle female world record (15:52.10)
1987 August Wilson's "Fences," premieres in New York City
1987 Hyderabad beat Delhi on 1st innings to win Ranji Trophy
1987 NASA launches Fltsatcom-6, it failed to reach orbit
1987 National Federation of High School adopts college 3 point shot (21 feet)
1986 Geffen records signs Guns and Roses
1983 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1982 Ground-breaking in Washington, D.C. for Vietnam Veterans Memorial
1982 Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder release "Ebony and Ivory" in the U.K.
1982 Soap opera "Capitol" premieres
1981 Police and Albanian demonstrators battle in Kosovo Yugoslavia
1981 Soyuz T-4 lands
1980 Bombay gets its 1st rock concert in 10 years (The Police)
1979 Menachem Begin and Anwar Sadat sign peace treaty in Washington D.C.
1979 41st NCAA Men's Basketball Champion: Michigan State beats Indiana State. 75-64
1979 Camp David peace treaty between Israel and Egypt
1979 Michigan State Spartans snaps Indiana State's 33-game win streak
1979 Padres and Giants announce plans to play exhibition series in Tokyo but Giant players reject it
1977 Elvis Costello releases his 1st record "Less Than Zero"
1976 AL approves purchase of Toronto franchise by LaBatt Brewing for $7M
1976 Wings release "Wings at the Speed of Sound" album
1975 "Tommy" premieres in London
1975 Washington Capitals play record NHL 37th road game without a win and NHL record of 17 straight loses
1974 George Foreman TKOs Ken Norton in 2 for heavyweight boxing title
1974 Romanian Communist Party names party leader Ceausescu president
1973 35th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: UCLA beats Memphis 81-76
1973 Soap "Young and Restless" premieres
1973 Susan Shaw, is 1st woman in 171 years in London's Stock exchange
1973 UCLA wins their 7th straight NCAA basketball title
1972 "Only Fools Are Sad" closes at Edison Theater New York City after 144 performances
1972 Betsy Cullen wins LPGA Sears Women's World Golf Classic
1972 Los Angeles Lakers broke NBA record by winning 69 of 82 games (69-13)
1971 "Benny Hill Show" tops TV ratings
1971 "Cannon" with William Conrad premieres on CBS-TV
1971 Bangladesh (East Pakistan) declares its independence
1970 "Minnie's Boys" opens at Imperial Theater New York City for 80 performances
1970 500th nuclear explosion announced by the U.S. since 1945
1970 Golden Gate Park Conservatory made city landmark
1970 Peter Yarrow (Peter, Paul and Mary) plead guilty to "taking immoral liberties" with a 14 year old girl
1969 Marcus Welby MD, a TV movie is shown on ABC-TV
1969 Nuclear reactor Dodewaard Netherlands goes into use
1969 Soviet weather satellite Meteor 1 launched
1967 21st Tony Awards: Homecoming and Cabaret win
1967 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Venice Ladies' Golf Open
1967 Pope Paul VI publishes encyclical Populorum progressio
1964 "Funny Girl" opens at Winter Garden Theater New York City for 1,348 performances
1962 Supreme Court backs 1-man-1-vote apportionment of seats in state legislature
1961 Louise Suggs wins LPGA Golden Circle of Golf Festival
1960 Iraq executes 30 after attack on President Kassem
1960 Orioles-Reds series for Havana, is moved to Miami
1960 USC captures NCAA swimming title
1959 Test debut for Mushtaq Mohammad vs. WI age 15 years 124 days
1958 30th Academy Awards-"Bridge over River Kwai," Woodward and Guinness win
1958 U.S. Army launched America's third successful satellite, "Explorer III"
1956 Medic Alert Foundation forms
1956 Red Buttons debuts on TV in Studio One
1955 "Ballad of Davy Crockett," becomes the #1 record in US
1954 U.S. performs atmospheric nuclear test at Bikini Island
1953 Dr. Jonas Salk announces vaccine to prevent polio
1952 14th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Kansas beats St. Johns 80-63
1952 F Durrenmatt's "Die Ehe des Herrn Mississippi," premieres in Munich
1951 Patty Berg wins LPGA Sandhills Women's Golf Open
1951 USAF flag approved
1949 11th NCAA Men's Basketball Champion: Kentucky beats Oklahoma State 46-36
1945 Kamikazes attack U.S. battle fleet near Kerama Retto
1945 British premier Churchill looks over at the Rhine (near Ginsberg)
1945 De Paul wins NIT basketball championship, George Mikan scores 34
1945 Generals Eisenhower/Bradley/Patton attack at Remagen the Rhine
1945 Japanese resistance ends on Iwo Jima
1945 U.S. 7th Army crosses Rhine at Worms
1945 Venray soccer team forms
1944 705 British bombers attack Essen
1943 Battle of Komandorski Islands, Pacific Ocean
1943 Elsie S. Ott becomes 1st woman awarded U.S. Air Force Medal
1942 1st "Eichmann transport" to Auschwitz and Birkenau Camps
1942 1st 700 Jews from Polish Lvov-district reach concentration camp Belzec
1942 20 tons of gelignite in a stone quarry at Easton Pennsylvania, kills 21
1942 German offensive in North-Africa under Colonel General Rommel
1940 Ernest Hemingway and Benjamin Glazer premiere in New York City
1938 NBC radio performance of Howard Hanson's 3rd Symphony
1937 Joe DiMaggio takes Ty Cobb's advice and replace his 40 with 36 oz bat
1937 Spinach growers of Crystal City, Texas, erect statue of Popeye
1937 William H. Hastie becomes 1st black federal judge (Virgin Islands)
1936 1st parliamentary debate on New Zealand radio
1936 200" telescope lens shipped, Corning Glass Works, New York-Cal Tech
1936 Mary Joyce ends a 1,000 mile trip by dog in Alaska
1935 "RvJ" Mitchell and Major Sorley discuss armament of Spitfire
1934 Driving tests introduced in Britain
1931 Iraq and Trans-Jordan sign peace treaty
1931 Leo Bentley bowls 3 consecutive perfect games in Lorain, Ohio
1931 New Delhi replaces Calcutta as capital of British-Indies
1930 Congress appropriates $50,000 for Inter-American highway
1927 Alfred Hugenberg purchases German film company UFA
1927 Gaumont-British Film Corporation forms
1926 ACD de Graeff appointed Governor-General of Dutch East-Indies
1926 The 1st lip-reading tournament held in America
1924 Premiere of Bernard Shaw's "Saint Joan," in London
1923 Stanley Cup: Ott Senators beat Vanc Millionaires (PCHA), 3 games to 1
1917 Stanley Cup: Seattle Metropolitans (PCHA) beat Montreal Canadiens (NHL), 3 games to 1 - Seattle is 1st U.S. team to win Stanley Cup
1916 Birdman of Alcatraz receives solitary
1915 Stanley Cup: Vancouver Millionaires (PCHA) sweep Ottawa Senators
1913 Bulgaria captures Adrianople, ending the 1st Balkan War
1913 Dayton, Ohio almost destroyed when Scioto, Miami, and Muskingum River reach flood stage simultaneously
1910 U.S. forbid immigration to criminals, anarchists, paupers and the sick
1910 William H. Lewis appointed asst attorney general of U.S.
1909 August Strindberg's "Bjalb-jarle-ti," premieres in Stockholm
1903 American Hotel opens in Amsterdam
1895 King Alfonso plants pine sapling in Madrid, starts Spain's Arbor Day
1889 Bernard Tancred carries bat for 26* out of 47! South Africa vs. England
1889 Johnny Briggs took 15-26 (7-17 and 8-11) vs. South Africa at Newlands
1889 South Africa all out 47, then follow-on all out 43 vs. England
1886 1st cremation in England
1885 Eastman Film Co. manufactures 1st commercial motion picture film
1885 Louis Riel's forces defeat Canadian forces at Duck Lake, Sask
1878 Hastings College of Law founded
1878 Sabi Game Reserve, world's 1st official designated game reserve, opens
1872 7.8 earthquake shakes Owens Valley, California
1872 Thomas J. Martin patents fire extinguisher
1871 Paris Commune founded
1863 Voters in West Virginia approve gradual emancipation of slaves
1862 Battle of La Glorieta Pass, New Mexico Territory (Apache Canyon, Pigeon's Ranch)
1859 1st sighting of Vulcan, a planet thought to orbit inside Mercury
1856 NSW's 1st 1st-class game, vs. Victoria at Melbourne NSW won
1845 Joseph Francis, New York City, patents a corrugated sheet-iron lifeboat
1845 Patent awarded for adhesive medicated plaster, precusor of bandaid
1839 1st Henley Royal Regatta
1824 1st performance of Beethoven's "Missa Solemnis"
1821 Franz Grillparzer's "Das Goldene Vliess," premieres in Vienna
1812 Earthquake destroys 90% of Caracas; about 20,000 die
1804 Congress orders removal of Indians east of Mississippi to Louisiana
1804 Territory of Orleans organizes in Louisiana Purchase
1799 Napolean captures Jaffa Palestine
1793 Pro-royalist uprising in Vendee region of France
1790 Congress passes Naturalization Act, requires 2-year residency
1780 1st British Sunday newspaper appears (British Gazette and Sunday Monitor)
1692 King Maximilian installed as land guardian of South Netherlands
1668 England takes control of Bombay India
1636 University of Utrecht opening ceremony
1534 Lubeck accept free Dutch ships into East Sea
1526 King Francois I returns Spanish captivity to France
1150 Tichborne family of Hampshire England started tradition of giving a Gallon of flour to each resident to keep deathbed promise
1147 Jewish community in Cologne fast to commemorate anti-Jewish violence
1027 John XIX crowns Conrad II the Salier Roman German emperor

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Warming For The Weekend

By: plapman, 12:22 PM GMT on March 25, 2010

Today will be sunny with a high of only -10C(14F) which is the current temperature.
Tonight will remain clear with a low of -13C(8F).
The highs forecast for the weekend are in the mid teens. What shifts in temperture here on the prairie.
From my basement window


March 25 Events in History from
2008 160 square mile part of the Antarctic ice shelf disintegrates
2002 Earthquake kills at least 1,000 100 miles north of Kabul, Afghanistan
2001 73rd Academy Awards Oscar Ceremony, Steve Martin hosts, Gladiator wins Best Picture, Russell Crowe and Julia Roberts win lead acting awards
1997 "Barrymore," opens at Music Box Theater New York City
for 240 performances
1997 Indians trade Lofton and Embree to Braves for Grissom and Justice
1996 68th Academy Awards - "Braveheart," Nicholas Cage and Susan Sarandon win
1996 Comet C/1996 B2 (Hyakutake) approaches within 0.1018 AUs of Earth
1996 Freedom Shoemakers on Maryport's Solway Estate closes
1996 Ice Dance Championship at Edmonton won by Gritshuk and Platov (RUS)
1996 Ice Pairs Championship at Edmonton won by Eltsova and Bushkov (RUS)
1996 Ladies Figure Skating Championship in Edmonton won by Michelle Kwan (USA)
1996 Men's Figure Skating Championship in Edmonton won by Todd Eldredge (USA)
1996 U.S. issues newly-redesigned $100 bill
1995 Boxer Mike Tyson released from jail after serving 3 years
1994 Gunda Niemann skates ladies world record 3 km (4:09.32)
1994 Yasunori Miyabe skates world record 1000 m (1:12.37)
1993 "Candida" opens at Criterion Theater New York City for 45 performances
1992 Imran Khan scores 72 and takes 1-43 off 6 2 overs in last ODI
1992 Pakistan defeats England by 22 runs to win World Cup
1992 Russian manned space craft TM-14, lands
1991 63rd Academy Awards - "Dance with Wolves," Kathy Bates and J Irons win
1991 Allan Border takes 5-68 vs. WI at Bourda (!), Georgetown
1990 "Lettice and Lovage" opens at Barrymore Theater New York City for 284 performances
1990 10th Golden Raspberry Awards: Star Trek V wins
1990 Fire in illegal New York City social club, kills 87
1990 Pat Bradley wins LPGA Standard Register Turquoise Golf Classic
1989 "Les Miserables," opens at Auditorium Theatre, Chicago
1988 "Les Miserables," opens at Chunichi Theatre, Nagoya Japan
1988 NASA launches space vehicle S-206
1988 Robin Givens demands full access to husband Mike Tyson's money
1987 Supreme Court rules women/minorities may get jobs if less qualified
1986 Men's Figure Skating Championship in Geneva won by Brian Boitano (USA)
1986 Supreme Court rules Air Force could ban wearing of yarmulkes
1986 Kurt Browning (Canada) becomes 1st skater to land a quadruple jump
1985 57th Academy Awards - "Amadeus," F Murray Abraham and Sally Field win
1985 Edwin Meese III becomes U.S. Attorney General
1984 Betsy King wins LPGA Women's Kemper Golf Open
1983 Christa Rothenburger skates world record 500 m ladies (39.69 sec)
1983 Pavel Pegov skates world record 1000m (1:12.58)
1982 Wayne Gretzky becomes 1st NHL to score 200 points in a season
1979 Major riot at Bourda prevents day's play in WSC Supertest
1979 Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Sahara National Pro-Am Golf Tournament
1976 "My Fair Lady" opens at St. James Theater New York City for 384 performances
1976 "Rex" opens at Lunt-Fontaine Theater New York City for 48 performances
1976 Argentine military junta bans leftist political parties
1975 Faisal ibn Abd al-Aziz, king of Saudi-Arab (1964-75), shot by nephew
1974 Barbra Streisand records the album "Butterfly"
1973 27th Tony Awards: That Championship Season and Little Night Music win
1973 Carol Mann wins LPGA Sears Women's Golf Classic
1973 Majid Khan and Mushtaq Mohammad both out for 99 in Test vs. Eng
1972 "Selling of the President" closes at Shubert Theater New York City after 5 performances
1972 34th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: UCLA beats Florida 81-76
1972 America's LP "America" goes #1
1972 Bobby Hull becomes the 2nd NHLer to score 600 goals
1972 UCLA wins its 6th consecutive national basketball title
1971 Boston Patriots become New England Patriots
1971 European council accepts Mansholt plan laying off 5 million farmers
1971 Tom Jones, "She's a Lady," goes gold
1970 Concorde makes its 1st supersonic flight (700 MPH/1,127 KPH)
1969 Andes Pact signed in Peru
1969 John and Yoko stage their 1st bed-in for peace (Amsterdam)
1969 Pakistan General Agha Mohammed Jagja Khan succeeds Ayub Chan as president
1968 KLVX TV channel 10 in Las Vegas, Nevada (PBS) begins broadcasting
1968 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1967 29th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: UCLA beats Dayton 79-64
1967 The Turtle's "Happy Together" goes #1
1967 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1967 Who and Cream make U.S. debut at Murray the K's Easter Show
1966 U.S. Supreme Court rules the poll tax unconstitutional
1966 Beatles pose with mutilated dolls and butchered meat for the cover of the "Yesterday and Today" album, It is later pulled
1965 Martin Luther King, Jr. led 25,000 to state capitol in Montgomery, Alabama
1965 West German Bondsdag extends war crimes retribution
1964 Britain sets memorial for the late President John F. Kennedy
1964 Egypt ends state of siege (1952-64)
1963 KWHY TV channel 22 in Los Angeles, California (IND) begins broadcasting
1962 "Family Affair" closes at Billy Rose Theater New York City after 65 performances
1962 French OAS-leader ex-general Jouhaud arrested
1961 "13 Daughters" closes at 54th St. Theater New York City after 28 performances
1961 "Gypsy" closes at Broadway Theater New York City after 702 performances
1961 23rd NCAA Men's Basketball Champion: Cincinnati beats Ohio State 70-65 (OT)
1961 Elvis Presley performs live on the USS Arizona
1961 Explorer 10 launched into elongated Earth orbit (177/181,000 km)
1961 Sputnik 10 carries a dog into Earth orbit; later recovered
1961 3rd place game is one of the wildest contests in NCAA Tournament history as St. Joseph's defeats Utah 127-120 in 4 overtimes
1960 1st guided missile launched from nuclear powered sub (Halibut)
1960 DH Lawrence' "Lady Chatterley's Lover" ruled not obscene (New York City)
1960 Ford Frick voids Indians - Red Sox deal as Sam White retires
1960 Italian government Tambroni forms
1959 Bill White traded to St. Louis for pitchers Sam Jones and Don Choate
1959 French President De Gaulle acknowledges Oder-Neisse boundary
1958 Sugar Ray Robinson is 1st boxing champ to win 5 times
1958 West German parliament desires German atomic weapons
1957 NBA modifies the free-throw rule
1957 Treaty of Rome establishes European Economic Community, known as the Common Market
1955 East Germany granted full sovereignty by occupying power, U.S.S.R.
1954 26th Academy Awards - "From Here to Eternity," Holden and A Hepburn win
1954 Pope Pius XII encyclical "Sacra virginitas" (On consecrated virginity)
1954 RCA manufactures 1st color TV set, a 12-inch screen for $1,000
1951 5th Tony Awards: Guys and Dolls and Rose Tattoo win
1951 E Purcell and EM Ewen detect 21-cm radiation at Harvard physics lab
1949 SS police chief Rauter request for a pardon, denied
1947 9th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Holy Cross beats Oklahoma 58-47
1947 Agreement of Linggadjati ratified in Batavia
1947 Coal mine explosion in Centralia, Illinois, claims 111
1947 Last day of Test cricket for Walter Hammond (vs. New Zealand, Christchurch)
1946 1st performance of Igor Stravinsky's "Ebony Concerto"
1945 U.S. 1st army breaks out bridgehead near Remagen
1945 U.S. 4th Armored div arrives at Hanau and Aschaffenburg
1945 U.S. Northern Tractor Flotilla departs Ulithi to Okinawa
1944 RAF Sergeant Nickolas Alkemade survives a jump from his Lancaster bomber from 18,000 feet without a parachute
1943 97% of all Dutch physicians strike againt nazi registration
1943 Jimmy Durante and Garry Moore premiere on radio
1942 700 Jews of Polish Lvov-district reach Belzec Concentration camp
1941 Carolina Paprika Mills in Dillon South Carolina, incorporated
1939 Billboard Magazine introduces hillbilly (country) music chart
1938 1st U.S. bred horse (Battleship) to win Grand National Steeplechase
1937 It's revealed Quaker Oats pays Babe Ruth $25,000 per year for ads
1937 Italy and Yugoslavia sign no-attack treaty (Pact of Belgrade)
1937 Lionel Conacher misses on 1st Stanley Cup penalty shot
1937 Washington Daily News is 1st U.S. newspaper with perfumed advertising page
1936 200" mirror blank leaves for California to be ground
1936 Detroit Red Wings beat Montreal Maroons in NHL longest game (2h56m30s)
1935 1st Belgium government of Van Zealand resigns
1934 1st Golf Masters Championship: Horton Smith wins, shooting a 284
1931 Hal Kemp and his Orchestra record Whistles, with Skinnay Ennis
1931 Scottsboro Boys (accused of raping a white woman) arrested in Alabama
1924 Greek parliament selects Admiral Paul Koundouriotis as premier
1924 Stanley Cup: Mont Canadiens (NHL) sweep Calgary Tigers (WCHL) in 2
1923 British government grants Trans-Jordan autonomy
1920 Greek Independence Day
1916 Heavyweight Jess Willard and Franc Moran fight to no decision in New York City
1916 Jess Willard fights Frank Moran to no decision in 10 for boxing title
1916 Women are allowed to attend a boxing match
1915 1st submarine disaster; a U.S. F-4 sank off Hawaii, killing 21
1915 German U boat torpedoes Netherlands merchant ship Medea
1913 Great Dayton Flood
1913 Home of vaudeville, Palace Theatre, opens (New York City) starring Ed Wynn
1911 L D Swamikannu publishes "Manual of Indian Chronology" in Bombay
1911 Triangle Shirtwaist Factory catches fire 145 die, all but 13 girls
1910 Chalmers Auto Co offers a new car to each leagues' batting champ
1907 Stanley Cup: Montreal Wanderers lose to Kenora Thistles but outscore them in 2 game set but outscore them 12-8 and win cup
1905 Rebel battle flags captured during war are returned to South
1902 Irving W. Colburn patents sheet glass drawing machine
1901 55 die as Rock Island train derailed near Marshalltown Iowa
1900 U.S. Socialist Party forms in Indianapolis
1898 Intercollegiate Trapshooting Association formed in New York City
1896 Modern Olympics began in Athens, Greece
1895 Italian troops invade Abyssinia (Ethiopia)
1894 Coxey's Army of the unemployed sets out from Massillon Oh for Wash
1889 1st Test Cricket match played at Newlands, Cape Town vs. England
1888 Socialist leader Domela Nieuwenhuis elected to Dutch 2nd chamber
1882 1st demonstration of pancake making (Department store in New York City)
1876 Glasgow 1st soccer match Scotland-Wales (4-0)
1865 Battle of Bluff Spring, Florida
1865 Battle of Fort Stedman, Virginia - in front of Petersburg
1865 Battle of Mobile, Alabama (Spanish Fort, Fort Morgan, Fort Blakely)
1865 SS General Lyon at Cape Hatteras catches fire and sinks, killing 400
1864 Battle of Paducah, Kentucky (Forrest's raid)
1863 1st Army Medal of Honor awarded
1863 Skirmish at Brentwood Tennessee
1857 Frederick Laggenheim takes 1st photo of a solar eclipse
1856 A. E. Burnside patents Burnside carbine
1852 Friedrich Hebbel's "Agnes Bernauer," premieres in Munich
1847 Pope Pius IX encyclical "On aid for Ireland"
1821 Greece gains independence from Turkey (National Day)
1820 Greece freedom revolt against anti Ottoman attack
1817 Tsar Alexander I recommends formation of Society of Israeli Christians
1814 Netherlands Bank established
1813 1st U.S. flag flown in battle on the Pacific, frigate Essex
1807 1st railway passenger service began in England
1807 British Parliament abolishes slave trade
1807 George Canning becomes British minister of Foreign affairs
1802 France, Netherlands, Spain and England signs Peace of Amiens
1776 Continental Congress authorized a medal for George Washington
1774 English Parliament passes Boston Port Bill
1753 Voltaire leaves the court of Frederik II of Prussia
1700 England, France and Netherlands ratify 2nd Extermination treaty
1669 Mount Etna in Sicily erupts, destroying Nicolosi, killing 20,000
1668 1st horse race in America takes place
1655 Christiaan Huygens discovers Titan, (Saturn's largest satellite)
1647 Cape of Good Hope: tour ship Haerlem stranded in Tafel Bay
1634 Lord Baltimore founded Catholic colony of Maryland
1609 Henry Hudson embarks on an exploration for Dutch East India Co.
1598 Cornelis de Houtman's fleet departs for East-Indies
1584 Sir Walter Raleigh renews Humphrey Gilbert's patent to explore N Amer
1581 Portugese Cortes calls Philip II king of Portugal
1571 Catholic Italian businessman Roberto Ridolfi leaves Enngeland
1409 Council of Pisa opens
1306 Robert the Bruce crowned king of Scotland
1133 William the Conqueror orders 1st Domesday Survey of England
708 Constantine begins his reign as Catholic Pope
421 Friday at 12 PM - city of Venice founded
31 1st Easter, according to calendar-maker Dionysius Exiguus
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Winter Has Not Left the Northern Edge

By: plapman, 12:38 PM GMT on March 24, 2010

Today will be cloudy with a 60% chance of flurries early this morning and this afternoon. Wind becoming north 30 km/h (19 mph) late this afternoon. High 0C(32F).
Tonight will remain cloudy with the 60% chance of flurries early this evening. There will be clearing late this evening as the north wind at 30 km/h (19 mph) becomes light overnight. A cool overnight low of -22C(-8F) with a wind chill of -29 is forecast.

March 24 Events in History -from Brainy
2008 Bhutan holds it's first public election
2002 74th Academy Awards Oscar Ceremony, Whoopi Goldberg hosts, A Beautiful Mind wins Best Picture, Denzell Washington and Hallie Berry win lead acting awards
1997 69th Academy Awards - Oscar Ceremony Billy Crystal hosts, The English Patient wins Best Picture, Geoffrey Rush and Frances McDormand win lead acting awards
1997 Australian parliament overturns world's 1st and only euthanasia law
1996 16th Golden Raspberry Awards: Showgirls wins
1996 Eastenders star Michael French is reported to be a homosexual
1996 Laura Davies wins LPGA Standard Register Ping Golf Tournament
1996 Metropolitan Transportation Authority raises New York City bridge tolls to $3.50 each way
1994 "Carousel" opens at Beaumont Theater New York City for 322 performances
1994 "Song of Jacob Zulu" opens at Plymouth Theater New York City for 53 performances
1994 Robert F Kennedy, Jr. divorces Emily Black
1993 Ezer Weizman elected president of Israel
1992 "Jake's Women" opens at Neil Simon Theater New York City for 245 performances
1992 Space Shuttle STS-45 (Atlantis 11) launches into space
1992 1st Belgium in the space, Dirk Frimout on Atlantis Space Shuttle STS-45 (Atlantis 11) launches into space
1991 "Les Miserables," opens at Auditorium Theatre, Chicago
1991 11th Golden Raspberry Awards: Ford Fairlane and Ghosts Can't Do It wins
1991 Barcelona Dragons beat NY/New Jersey Knights 19-7 in their 1st WLAF game
1991 Danielle Ammaccapane wins LPGA Standard Register Ping Golf Tournament
1991 Banks reopen in liberated Kuwait
1991 New York Yankees beat New York Mets, 9-3
1991 Wrestlemania VII in LA, Hulk Hogan pins Sergeant Slaughter
1990 Indian troops leave Sri Lanka
1990 Tom Hunter swims world record 50m freestyle (21.81 sec)
1989 Mary Martin in "Peter Pan," 1st seen on TV since 1973
1989 Worst U.S. oil spill, Exxon's Valdez spills 11.3 mil gallons off Alaska
1988 "Gospel at Colonus" opens at Lunt Fontanne Theater New York City for 61 performances
1988 Quarterback Dan Fouts retires
1987 1st Soul Train Music Awards: Janet Jackson, Luther Vandross
1987 WA win the Sheffield Shield by drawing cricket final vs Victoria
1986 58th Academy Awards - "Out of Africa," William Hurt and G Page win
1986 Suriname army Captain Etienne Boerenveen arrested for cocaine smuggling
1986 U.S. and Libya clash in Gulf of Sidra
1986 NASA publishes "Strategy for Safely Returning the Space Shuttle to Flight Status"
1985 5th Golden Raspberry Awards: Bolero wins
1985 Golden Raspberry Awards presented to parody Oscar Awards (Bolero wins)
1985 Jan Stephenson wins LPGA GNA Golf Classic
1985 Norman Gifford makes cricket ODI debuts at age 44 (v Australia, Sharjah)
1984 Andrea Schone skates ladies world record 5 km (7:34.52)
1984 IOC agrees to 6-team exhibition baseball tournament in Olympics
1984 Igor Malkov skates world record 10 km (14:21.51)
1982 U.S. submarine Jacksonville collides with a Turkish freighter near Virginia
1981 "Nightline with Ted Koppel" premieres on ABC
1981 Bombay beat Delhi by innings and 46 to win Ranji Cricket Trophy
1981 Colombia drops diplomatic relations with Cuba
1980 42nd NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Louisville beats UCLA 59-54
1980 ABC's nightly Iran Hostage crisis program renamed "Nightline"
1980 Capitol Records releases some rare Beatles tracks
1979 "Ballroom" closes at Majestic Theater New York City after 116 performances
1979 1st appearance as Australian cricket captain for Kim Hughes
1979 Columbia flown on carrier aircraft lands at Kennedy Space Center
1979 10 rebounds and 10 assists, as the Spartans cruise to a 101-67 by Earvin "Magic" Johnson registers triple-double 29 pts
1978 Wings release "With a Little Luck"
1976 Argentine President Isabel Peron deposed by country's military
1975 Muhammad Ali TKOs Chuck Wepner in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
1974 36th NCAA Mens Basketball Championship: North Carolina State beats Marquette 76-64
1973 Harley Race beats Dory Funk, Jr. in Kansas City, to become NWA champ
1973 Immaculata beats Queens College, 59-52 to win AIAW Basketball title
1973 Professional track debut of Kip Keino defeating Jim Ryun in the mile
1973 San Francisco 49er President Lou Spadia proposes NFL expand to 30 teams
1972 Great Britain imposes direct rule over Northern Ireland
1970 Dutch cartoonist Frans Piet ends "Sjors and Sjimmie" strip
1968 Mickey Wright wins Port Malabar Golf Invitational
1967 University of Michigan holds 1st "Teach-in" after bombing of North Vietnam
1966 Selective Service announces college deferments based on performance
1965 U.S. Ranger 9 strikes Moon, 10 miles (16 km) NE of crater Alphonsus
1964 Kennedy half-dollar issued
1962 24th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Cincinnati beats Ohio State 71-59
1962 Benny Paret, KOed in a welterweight title, he dies 10 days later
1962 Mick Jagger and Keith Richards perform as Little Boy Blue and Blue Boys
1961 New York Senate approves $55M for a baseball stadium at Flushing Meadows
1960 U.S. appeals court rules novel, "Lady Chatterly's Lover," not obscene
1959 Iraq withdraws from the Baghdad Pact
1958 Elvis Presley joins the army (serial number 53310761)
1955 1st seagoing oil drill rig placed in service
1955 Tennessee Williams, "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" opens for 694 performances
1953 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1952 Great demonstrations against apartheid in South Africa
1950 U.S. Ladies Figure Skating championship won by Yvonne C Sherman
1950 U.S. Mens Figure Skating championship won by Richard Button
1949 21st Academy Awards - "Hamlet," Laurence Olivier and Jane Wyman win
1949 Walter and John Huston become 1st father-and-son team to win
1947 Congress proposes 2-term limitation on the presidency
1947 John D Rockefeller, Jr. donates New York City East River site to the U.N.
1945 General Eisenhower, Montgomery and Bradley discuss advance in Germany
1945 Largest one-day airborne drop, 600 transports and 1300 gliders
1945 Operation Varsity: British, U.S. and Canadian airborne landings East of Rhine
1945 U.S. minesweepers reach Kerama Retto, South coast of Okinawa
1944 76 Allied officers escape Stalag Luft 3 (Great Escape)
1944 811 British bombers attack Berlin
1944 In occupied Rome, Nazis execute more than 300 civilians
1941 British troops defeat British Somalia
1941 German troops occupy El Agheila Libya
1941 Glenn Miller begins work on his 1st movie for 20th Century Fox
1941 LIU beats Ohio U 56-42 for NIT basketball championship
1941 Richard Wright and Paul Green's "Native Son," premieres in New York City
1937 Bus blew a tire, going out of control, killing 18 (Salem Illinois)
1937 National Gallery of Art established by Congress
1936 Red Wings beat Montreal Maroons in 16 minutes and 30 seconds of 6th period Stanley Cup game lasts 9 periods (176 minutes), ends 1-0
1935 Major Bowes' Original Amateur Hour goes national on NBC Radio Network
1934 U.S. declares the Philippines to become independent in 1945
1933 Peter I Island incorporated as a Norwegian dependency
1932 1st U.S. radio broadcast from a moving train (Belle Baker WABC from MD)
1930 1st religious services telecast in U.S. (W2XBS New York City)
1930 Planet Pluto named
1930 Ronsburgse Boys soccer team forms
1927 Cuban chess champ, Jose Capablanca wins 33-day Grand Chess Tournie
1927 Dutch 1st Chamber condemns Belgian and Netherlands Wielingen Treaty
1926 The Beehive in the Hague opens 1st escalator in Netherlands
1925 KSL-AM in Salt Lake City UT begins radio transmissions
1924 Greece becomes a republic
1922 Grand National at Aintree sees only 3 horses out of 32 starters finish
1920 1st U.S. coast guard air station established (Morehead City NC)
1913 Netherlands soccer team's 1st victory over England
1913 Palace Theater opens at 1564 Broadway New York City
1910 83 degrees F highest temperature ever recorded in Cleveland in March
1906 "Census of the British Empire" shows England rules 1/5 of the world
1898 1st automobile sold
1894 37 miners killed at Franklin, Washington
1890 Start of Sherlock Holmes "The Adventure of Wisteria Lodge"
1887 Oscar Straus appointed 1st Jewish ambassador from U.S. (to Turkey)
1883 1st telephone call between New York and Chicago
1882 German scientist Robert Koch discovers bacillus cause of TB
1880 Tobacco Growers' Mutual Insurance Company incorporates in Connecticut
1878 British frigate Eurydice sunk; 300 lost
1877 University boat race between Oxford and Cambridge ends in a dead heat
1868 Metropolitan Life Insurance Co forms
1860 Clipper Andrew Jackson arrives in SF, 89 days out of NY
1855 Manhattan Kansas founded as New Boston Kansas
1848 State of siege proclaimed in Amsterdam
1837 Canada gives blacks the right to vote
1832 Mormon Joseph Smith beaten, tarred and feathered in Ohio
1828 Philadelphia and Columbia Railway (1st state owned) authorized
1801 Aleksandr P Romanov becomes emperor of Russia
1792 Benjamin West (U.S.) becomes president of Royal Academy of London
1765 Britain enacts Quartering Act, required colonists to provide temporary housing to British soldiers
1734 Netherlands William K H Friso marries princess Anne of Hanover
1721 Johann Sebastian Bach opens his Brandenburgse Concerts
1664 Roger Williams is granted a charter to colonize Rhode Island
1645 Battle at Jankov Bohemia: Sweden beats RC emperor Ferdinand III
1629 1st game law passed in American colonies, by Virginia
1603 Scottish king James VI becomes King James I of England
1550 France and England sign Peace of Boulogne
1545 German Parliament opens in Worms
1379 End of Gelderse war victory
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A Cooling Trend on the Prairie

By: plapman, 1:19 PM GMT on March 23, 2010

Today will be sunny with a north wind at 20 km/h (12 mph) becoming light late this afternoon. The high will be near 0C(32F).
Tonight will bring cloudy periods with an overnight low of -8C(17F).
From my basement window


March 23 Events in History from
2003 75th Academy Awards Oscar Ceremony, Steve Martin hosts, Chicago
wins Best Picture, Adrian Brody and Nicole Kidman win lead acting awards
2001 Russian Mir space station is crashed into the Pacific during a controlled re-entry
1998 70th Academy Awards - Oscar Ceremony Billy Crystal hosts, Titanic wins eleven Oscars, including Best Picture, Jack Nicholson and Helen Hunt win lead acting awards
1997 "Mandy Patinkin in Concert," closes at Lyceum Theater New York City
1997 17th Golden Raspberry Awards: Striptease wins
1997 Betsy King wins LPGA Standard Register PING
1997 Liberty Legends of Senior Golf
1997 Phil Mickelson wins Bay Hill Golf Invitiational
1997 Wrestlemania XIII in Chicago, Undertaker beats Psycho Sid for title
1995 "How To Succeed in Business..." opens at R Rodgers New York City for 548 performances
1995 Dollar equals 88.41 yen (record)
1994 Amy Fisher's lover Joey Buttafuoco is released from jail
1994 Graeme Obree bicycles world record 10 km (11:28)
1994 Howard Stern formally announces his Libertarian run for New York governor
1994 Joey Buttafuoco, released from jail after 4 months and 9 days
1994 Last day of Test cricket for Kapil Dev
1994 Russian Airbus A-310 crashes in Siberia (74-75 killed)
1994 Wayne Gretzky sets NHL record with 802 goals scored
1994 Richard Jacobs buys naming rights to Indians new ball park at Gateway for $13.8 million (renamed Jacobs Field)
1994 F-16 collides with C-130 Hercules above AFB in North Carolina, 120 die
1993 Belgian government of Dehaene, resigns
1993 New York Knicks and Phoenix Suns get into a major brawl
1992 Florida Marlins begin selling tickets
1991 20 Tornadoes kill 5 in Tennessee
1991 Sergei Bubka pole vaults world record indoor (6.12m)
1991 1st World League of American Football games, London beats Frankfurt 24-11, Sacramento beats Raleigh-Dur 9-3 and Mont beats Birmingham 20-5
1990 Former Exxon Valdez Captain Joseph Hazelwood ordered to help clean up Prince William Sound and pay $50,000 in restitution for 1989 oil spill
1989 2 Utah scientists claim they have produced fusion at room temperature
1989 Joel Steinberg sentenced to 25 years for killing his adopted daughter
1987 Soap "Bold and Beautiful" premieres
1987 U.S. offers military protection to Kuwaiti ships in the Persian Gulf
1987 West Germany SPD chairman Willy Brandt resigns
1986 6th Golden Raspberry Awards: Rambo: First Blood Part II wins
1986 Heavyweight Trevor Berbick KOs Pinklon Thomas
1986 Penny Pulz wins LPGA Circle K Tucson Golf Open
1985 Billy Joel weds supermodel Christie Brinkley
1985 Discovery moves to Vandenberg AFB for mating of STS-51-D mission
1985 Julian Lennon's 1st concert (San Antonio Texas)
1985 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1984 Andrea Schone skates ladies world record 3 km (4:20.91)
1984 Ice Dance Championship at Ottawa won by J Torvill and Chris Dean (GRB)
1984 Ice Pairs Championship at Ottawa won by Underhill and Paul Martini (CAN)
1984 Ladies Figure Skating Championship in Ottawa won by Katarina Witt (GDR)
1984 Men's Figure Skating Championship in Ottawa won by Scott Hamilton (USA)
1983 U.S. president Ronald Reagan introduces "Star Wars" missile defense plan (SDI)
1982 Guatemala military coup under General Rios Montt, President Romeo Lucas flees
1982 Isle's Mike Bossy's 20th career hat trick-4 goals
1981 Supreme Court rules states could require, with some exceptions, parental notification when teen-age girls sought abortions
1980 Border completes 150 in each inning of Test Cricket vs. Pakistan
1980 Donna Caponi Young Pro-Am wins LPGA National Golf Tournament
1980 France performs nuclear test
1980 Shah of Iran arrives in Egypt
1979 Larry Holmes TKOs Osvaldo Ocasio in 7 for heavyweight boxing title
1979 Wings release "Goodnight Tonight"
1978 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1976 International Bill of Rights goes into effect (35 nations ratifying)
1975 Sue Roberts wins LPGA Bing Crosby International Golf Classic
1973 After a 5 year run soap "Love is a Many Splendored Thing" ends
1973 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1973 Yoko Ono is granted permanent residence in U.S.
1972 Evil Knievel breaks 93 bones after successfully clearing 35 cars
1972 New York Yankees agree to continue playing ball in the Bronx
1971 Dutch 2nd Chamber accept simplified divorce
1971 U.S.S.R. performs underground nuclear test
1970 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1969 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Port Charlotte Golf Invitational
1969 Rally for Decency (Miami)
1968 30th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: UCLA beats North Carolina 78-55
1968 Reverend Walter Fauntroy, is 1st non-voting congressional delegate from DC
1966 1st official meeting after 400 years of Catholic and Anglican Church
1965 Gemini 3 launched, 1st U.S. 2-man space flight (Grissom and Young)
1965 Moroccan army shoots on demonstrators, about 100 killed
1964 UNCTAD 1 world conference opens in Geneva
1963 25th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Loyola beats Cincinnati 60-58 (OT)
1963 Rolf Hochhuth's "Der Stellvertreter," premieres in Berlin
1962 John F. Kennedy visits SF
1962 Nawab of Pataudi captains India cricket vs. WI age 21 years 77 days
1962 Wake Forest coach "Bones" McKinney becomes 2nd person to play and coach
1962 William DeWitt buys Cincinnati Reds for $4,625,000
1960 Explorer (8) fails to reach Earth orbit
1957 19th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: North Carolina beats Kansas 54-53 (3 OTs)
1957 U.S. Army sells last homing pigeons
1956 18th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: San Francisco beats Iowa 83-71
1956 Pakistan proclaimed an Islamic republic in Commonwealth (National Day)
1956 Sudan becomes independent
1952 Rangers with less than 14 minutes to go blow a 6-2 lead, losing 7-6 to Chicago Black Hawks. Mosienko scores 3 times in 21 seconds
1951 Wages in France increase 11%
1950 "Great to Be Alive" opens at Winter Garden Theater New York City for 52 performances
1950 22rd Academy Awards - "All King's Men," Crawford and De Havilland win
1950 Sophocles Venizelos forms liberal Greeks government
1950 U.N. World Meteorological Organization established
1949 Sidney Kingsley's "Detective Story," premieres in New York City
1948 John Cunningham sets world altitude record (54,492' (18,133 m))
1946 8th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Oklahoma State beats North Carolina 43-40
1945 British 7th Black Watch crosses the Rhine
1945 Largest operation in Pacific war, 1,500 U.S. Navy ships bomb Okinawa
1945 Premier Churchill visits Montgomery's headquarter in Straelen
1944 Bomb assassination against Southern Tirol congregation in Rome, 33 die
1944 Nicholas Alkemade falls 5,500 m without a parachute and lives
1943 German counter attack on U.S. lines in Tunisia
1942 2,500 Jews of Lublin massacred or deported
1942 Japanese forces occupy Andaman Islands in Indian Ocean
1942 U.S. move native-born of Japanese ancestry into detention centers
1940 1st radio broadcast of "Truth or Consequences" on CBS
1940 All-India-Moslem League calls for a Moslem homeland
1938 Judge Kenesaw Mountain Landis frees 74 St. L Cardinals minor leaguers
1937 Los Angeles Railway Co. starts using PCC streetcars
1936 Italy, Austria and Hungary sign Pact of Rome
1934 U.S. Congress accepts Philippines independence in 1945
1933 Enabling Act: German Reichstag grants Adolph Hitler dictatorial powers
1933 Kroll Opera in Berlin opens
1930 U.S. Ladies Figure Skating championship won by Maribel Vinson
1930 U.S. Mens Figure Skating championship won by Roger Turner
1929 1st telephone installed in White House
1926 NHL Championship: Mont Canadiens outscore Pitt Pirates, 6-4 in 2 games
1925 Tennessee becomes 1st state to outlaw teaching theory of evolution
1923 Frank Silver and Irving Conn release "Yes, We Have No Bananas"
1922 1st airplane lands at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C.
1922 KMJ-AM in Fresno California begins radio transmissions
1922 WEW-AM in Saint Louis Missouri begins radio transmissions
1920 Perserikatan Communist of India (PKI) political party forms
1919 Bashkir ASSR, in RSFSR, constituted
1919 Benito Mussolini forms Fascist movement in Milan, Italy
1919 Moscow's Politburo/Central Committee forms
1918 Alick Wickham dives 200' into Australia's Yarra River
1918 Crepy-en-Laonnoise: German artillery shells Paris, 256 killed
1918 Lithuania proclaims independence
1918 Paris bombs "Thick Bertha's Dike" (nickname for the widow Krupp)
1917 Tornadoes kills 211 over 4 days in Midwest U.S.
1915 Zion Mule Corp forms
1912 Dixie Cup invented
1910 1st race at Los Angeles Motordrome (1st U.S. auto speedway)
1903 Wright brothers obtain airplane patent
1901 Dame Nellie Melba, reveals secret of her now famous toast
1896 Umberto Giordano's opera "Andrea Chenier," premieres in Milan
1889 President Harrison opens Oklahoma for white colonization
1881 Boers and Britain sign peace accord; end 1st Boer war
1881 Gas lamp sets fire to Nice France opera house; 70 die
1880 Flour rolling mill patented (John Stevens of Wisconsin)
1873 Slavery abolished in Puerto Rico
1868 University of California founded (Oakland California)
1867 Congress passes 2nd Reconstruction Act over President Johnson's veto
1865 General Sherman/Cox' troops reach Goldsboro North Carolina
1864 Encounter at Camden AR
1862 Battle of Kernstown VA-Jackson begins his Valley Campaign
1861 London's 1st tramcars, designed by Mr. Train of New York, begins operating
1858 Streetcar patented (E A Gardner of Philadelphia)
1857 Elisha Otis' 1st elevator installed (488 Broadway, New York City)
1849 Battle of Novara (King Charles Albert vs Italian republic)
1840 Draper takes 1st successful photo of the Moon (daguerrotype)
1839 1st known use of term OK (Boston)
1839 1st recorded use of "OK" [oll korrect] (Boston's Morning Post)
1836 Coin Press invented by Franklin Beale
1835 Charles Darwin reaches Los Arenales, in the Andes
1832 British Parliament passes reform bill
1808 Napoleon's brother Joseph takes the throne of Spain
1806 Lewis and Clark reach Pacific coast
1801 Murder attempt on Czar Paul I
1794 1st U.S. patent (Joseph G Pierson for a riveting machine)
1794 Josiah Pierson patents a "cold-header" (rivet) machine
1794 Lieutenant-General Tadeusz Kosciuszko returns to Poland
1775 Patrick Henry proclaims "Give me liberty or give me death"
1752 Pope Stephen II elected to succeed Zacharias, died 2 days later
1743 English premiere of Handel's "Messiah"
1743 George Frideric Handel's oratorio "Messiah" premieres in London
1708 English pretender to the throne James III lands at Firth of Forth
1657 France and England form alliance against Spain; England gets Dunkirk
1630 French troops occupy Pinerolo Piedmont
1593 English Congressionalist Henry Barrow accused of slander
1579 Friesland joins Union of Utrecht
1568 Treaty of Longjumeau: French huguenots go on strike
1490 1st dated edition of Maimonides "Mishna Torah" published
1490 Maimonides Mishneh Torah published
1153 Treaty of Konstanz between Frederik I "Barbarossa" and Pope Eugene III
1066 18th recorded perihelion passage of Halley's Comet
1026 Koenraad II crowns himself king of Italy
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Another Warm Spring Day on the Prairie

By: plapman, 12:05 PM GMT on March 22, 2010

Today will start cloudy with sunny periods then becoming sunny with cloudy periods this afternoon. A high of 6C(43F) is expected.
Tonight will start with cloudy periods then clearing late this evening as the wind becomes northwest at 30 km/h (19 mph) The overnight low will be near -8C(17F).
Me and Abbey got out for a walk yesterday. I saw my first gopher of the season but Abbey missed it. She was too busy exploring last years holes.
From my basement window

Welcome to Today In History for Monday, March 22, 2010.

On this day in history from Uncle Mush and his New source

0752 - Stephen II elected Catholic Pope (or 23rd)
1349 - Townspeople of Fulda Germany massacre Jews (blamed for black death)
1457 - Gutenberg Bible became the 1st printed book
1556 - Cardinal Reginald Pole becomes archbishop of Canterbury
1594 - French King Henri IV festival in Paris
1621 - Hugo de Grote escapes in bookcase from Loevenstein castle, Neth
1622 - 1st Indian (Powhattan) massacre of whites Jamestown Va; 347 slain
1630 - 1st colonial legislation prohibiting gambling enacted (Boston)
1638 - Religious dissident Anne Hutchinson expelled from Mass Bay Colony
1680 - Parliament of Breisach accept French sovereignty over Elzas
1692 - Emperor Leopold I names duke Earnest August of Braunschweig, king
1733 - Joseph Priestly invents carbonated water (seltzer)
1765 - Stamp Act passed; 1st direct British tax on colonists
1775 - Edmund Burke presents his 13 articles to the English parliament
1778 - Capt Cook sights Cape Flattery, in Washington state
1790 - Thomas Jefferson becomes the 1st US Secretary of State
1794 - Congress bans US vessels from supplying slaves to other countries
1822 - Gioacchino Rossini marries Isabella Colbran in Bologna
1822 - NY Horticultural Society founded
1841 - Cornstarch patented (Orlando Jones)
1861 - 1st US nursing school chartered
1862 - San Marino & Italy conclude treaty of friendship & cooperation
1865 - Raid at Wilson's: Chickaswas AL to Macon GA
1871 - William Holden of NC becomes 1st governor removed by impeachment
1872 - Illinois becomes 1st state to require sexual equality in employment
1873 - Slavery is abolished in Puerto Rico
1874 - Young Men's Hebrew Association organizes in NYC
1882 - Congress outlaws polygamy (again); bad news for Mormons
1882 - Edmunds Act adopted by US to suppress polygamy in the territories
1888 - English Football League established
1894 - Stanley Cup: Mont AAA beat Ottawa Generals, 3-1 (1st Cup game ever)
1895 - Auguste & Louis Lumiere show their 1st movie to an invited audience
1896 - Charilaos Vasilakos wins 1st marathon (3:18)
1903 - NY Highlanders (Yankees) tickets 1st go on sale
1903 - Niagera Falls runs out of water because of a drought
1914 - World's 1st airline, St Petersburg Tampa Airboat Line, begins
1922 - British court sentences Mahatma Gandhi to 6 years in prison
1927 - Federico Garc¡a Lorca's "El Maleficio," premieres in Madrid
1928 - No‰l Coward's musical "This Year of Grace," premieres in London
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
1933 - FDR makes wine & beer with up to 3.2% alcohol legal
1934 - 1st Masters golf championship began in Augusta, Ga
1934 - Fire destroys Hakodate Japan (kills 1,500, injures 1,000)
1935 - Blood tests authorized as evidence in court cases (NY)
1939 - Lithuania state, forced to give Memel territory to Germany
1941 - Grand Coulee Dam in Washington goes into operation
1942 - Heavy German assault on Malta
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
1944 - 600+ 8th Air Force bombers attack Berlin
1945 - Arab League forms with adoption of a charter in Cairo Egypt
1945 - US 3rd Army crosses Rhine at Nierstein
1946 - 1st US rocket to leave the Earth's atmosphere (50 miles up)
1946 - Britain signs treaty granting independence to Jordan
1947 - President Truman signs executive order calling for loyalty
1952 - Dutch DC-6 crashes near Frankfurt, killing 44
1953 - Anton¡n Z potocky chosen as president of Czechoslovakia
1953 - Louise Suggs wins LPGA Betsy Rawls Golf Open
1954 - 1st shopping mall opened in Southfield, Mich
1956 - "Mr Wonderful" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 383 performances
1956 - Death penalty against KPM-director L‚on Jungschlaeger
1956 - Musical "Mr Wonderful" with Sammy Davis Jr premieres in NYC
1957 - Earthquake gives SF shakes
1957 - Republic of India adopts Saka calendar along with Gregorian
1958 - 20th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Kentucky beats Seattle 84-72
1958 - Faisal succeeds Saudi as king of Saudi-Arabia
1958 - Liz Taylor's 3rd divorce (Mike Todd)
1958 - USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
1959 - Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Nehi Golf Tournament
1960 - 1st patent for lasers, granted to Arthur Schawlow & Charles Townes
1960 - AL Schawlow & C H Townes obtain patent for the laser
1962 - "I Can Get It For You Wholesale" opens at Shubert NYC for 300 perfs
1963 - Beatles release 1st album, "Please Please Me"
1963 - Brit Min of War John Profumo denies having sex with Christine Keeler
1963 - Oregon State's Terry Baker becomes 1st & only Heisman Trophy winner
1964 - Barbra Streisand appears on the cover of NY Times Magazine section
1964 - Carol Mann wins LPGA Women's Western Golf Open Invitational
1965 - D Senanayake wins general elections in Ceylon (Sri Lanka)
1965 - US confirms its troops used chemical warfare against the Vietcong
1967 - Muhammad Ali KOs Zora Folley in 7 for heavyweight boxing title
1968 - Jarmila Novotna resigns presidency of Czechoslovakia
1968 - Lynda Johnson ordered off SF cable car for eating an ice cream cone
1968 - Student riot in Nanterre near Paris
1969 - "Billy" opens & closes at Billy Rose Theater NYC after 1 performance
1969 - "Come Summer" closes at Lunt Fontanne Theater NYC after 7 performances
1969 - 31st NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: UCLA beats Purdue 92-72 UCLA wins its 5th national championship in 6 years
1970 - "Blood Red Roses" opens & closes at John Golden Theater NYC
1970 - Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Orange Blossom Golf Classic
1971 - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1972 - "Selling of the President" opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 5 perfs
1972 - Congress approves Equal Rights Amendment (never ratified)
1972 - Kareem Abdul-Jabbar named NBA MVP
1972 - Nick Mileti purchases Cleve Indians for $9 million
1972 - Yankees trade Danny Cater to the Red Sox for Sparky Lyle
1975 - "Dinge-competed" wins Eurovisie Song festival
1975 - "Dr Jazz" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 5 performances
1975 - "Letter for Queen Victoria" opens at ANTA Theater NYC for 18 perfs
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
1977 - Dutch Den Uyl government falls
1977 - Indira Gandhi resigns as PM of India
1977 - Uyl govt falls
1978 - France performs nuclear test
1978 - Robert Frost Plaza, at California, Drumm & Market, SF, dedicated
1978 - Rutle's "All You Need is Cash" is show on NBC-TV
1979 - Israeli parliament approves peace treaty with Egypt
1979 - NHL votes to accept 4 WHA teams (Oilers, Jets, Nordiques & Whalers)
1981 - 1st class postage raised to 18› from 15›
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)
1982 - 3rd Space Shuttle Mission-Columbia 3 launched
1982 - Iran offensive against Iraq
1983 - Chaim Herzog elected Israeli president
1984 - Islander Bryan Trottier ties NHL rec scores 5 seconds into game
1985 - NASA launches Intelsat VA
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 & 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
1987 - Betsy King wins LPGA Circle K Tucson Golf Open
1988 - Congress overrides Reagan's veto of sweeping civil rights bill
1988 - WA beat Queensland by 5 wkts to win the Sheffield Shield Final
1989 - Pete Rozelle announces retirement as NFL commissioner after 29 years
1989 - US Supreme Court upholds 1 person 1 vote rule of NYC Board of Estimate
1990 - "Grapes of Wrath" opens at Cort Theater NYC for 188 performances
1990 - "Les Miserables," opens at Shunert Theatre, Boston
1990 - Anchorage jury finds Capt Hazelwood innocent of Valdez oil spill
1990 - The ML umpires announce that they will boycott exhibition games
1991 - Law enforcement officers raid fraternities at U of Va seizing drugs
1991 - NY Daily News begins using motto "Forward with NY"
1991 - Pamela Smart (HS teacher) found guilty in NH of manipulating her student-lover to kill her husband
1992 - "Private Lives" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC 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 NY Yankee general partner
1992 - Record producer Lou Adler weds Paige Hannah (Daryl's sister)
1992 - US Air NY to Cleveland crashes on take off at LaGuardia, 27 die
1993 - Intel introduces Pentium-processor (80586) 64 bits-60 MHz-100+ MIPS
1994 - Dutch Ambassador to US christens a new tulip (the Hillary Clinton)
1994 - Mark Foster swims world record 50m butterfly (23.68 sec)
1994 - South African Govt/ANC take power in Ciskei homeland
1994 - Soyuz TM-21 lands
1995 - Deputy Gov of Bank of England, Rupert Pennant-Rea, resigns following revelations of his affair with a freelance journalist
1996 - Cheryl Depew, of Florida, crowned 13th Miss Hawaiian Tropic Intl
1996 - STS 76 (Atlantis 16), launches into orbit
1997 - "Sunset Boulevard," closes at Minskoff NYC after 977 performances
1997 - Comet Hale-Bopp Closest Approach to Earth (1.315 AU)
1997 - Ladies Fig Skating Championship in Lausanne won by Tara Lipinski (USA)
1998 - 18th Golden Raspberry Awards
1998 - wins Standard Register PING Golf

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A Good Day For a Dog Walk on the Prairie

By: plapman, 1:27 PM GMT on March 21, 2010

Today will be Sunny with cloudy periods and a high near 5C(41F).
Tonight will bring increasing cloudiness early this evening and an overnight low of -7C(19F).

Uncle Mush's Today in History.
Welcome to Today In History for Sunday, March 21, 2010.

On this day in history ..

* 1349 - 3,000 Jews killed in Black Death riots in Efurt Germany
* 1421 - Battle of Beauge-French beat British
* 1492 - Alonzo Pietro, pilot, sailed with Columbus
* 1610 - King James I addresses English House of Commons
* 1681 - 3rd Exclusion Parliament meets in London
* 1697 - Czar Peter the Great begins tour through West-Europe
* 1702 - Queen Anne Stuart addresses English parliament
* 1788 - Fire destroyed 856 buildings in New Orleans Louisiana
* 1788 - Gustavus Vassa petitions Queen Charlotte, to free enslaved Africans
* 1790 - Thomas Jefferson reports to Pres Washington in NY as Sec of State
* 1791 - Capt Hopley Yeaton of NH becomes 1st commissioned officer in USN
* 1804 - French civil Code of Napoleon adopted
* 1824 - Fire at Cairo ammunitions dump kills 4,000 horses
* 1826 - Beethoven's Quartet #13 in B flat major (Op 130) premiered in Vienna
* 1835 - Charles Darwin & Mariano Gonzales meet at Portillo Pass
* 1843 - Preacher William Miller of Mass predicts the world will end today
* 1844 - Origin of Bah '¡ Era-Bah '¡ calendar starts here (Bah 1, 1)
* 1851 - Yosemite Valley discovered in California
* 1857 - Earthquake hits Tokyo; about 107,000 die
* 1859 - 1st Zoological Society incorporates (Phila)
* 1859 - Scottish National Gallery opens in Edinburgh
* 1859 - Zoological Society of Philadelphia, 1st in US, incorporated
* 1860 - US extradition treaty with Sweden
* 1863 - Naval Engagement at Havana Cuba-USS Henrick Hudson vs BR Wild Pigeon
* 1864 - Battle at Henderson's Hill (Bayou Rapids) Louisiana
* 1865 - Battle of Bentonville ends, last Confederate effort to stop Sherman
* 1866 - Congress authorizes national soldiers' homes
* 1868 - 1st US professional women's club, Sorosis, forms in NYC
* 1871 - Journalist Henry M Stanley begins his famous expedition to Africa
* 1871 - Otto von Bismarck elevated Frst
* 1874 - US Grant's daughter Nellie marries in the White House
* 1885 - 2nd French government of Ferry resigns
* 1888 - Arthur Pinero's "Sweet Lavender," premieres in London
* 1890 - Austrian Jewish communities are defined by law
* 1891 - A Hatfield marries a McCoy, ends long feud in West Virginia it started with an accusation of pig-stealing & lasted 20 years
* 1899 - British & French accord about West-Africa
* 1907 - US invades Honduras
* 1909 - Moran & MacFarland (US) wins Europe's 1st 6 day bicycle race (Berlin)
* 1913 - -26] Flood in Ohio, kills 400
* 1914 - US Ladies Figure Skating championship won by Theresa Weld
* 1914 - US Mens Figure Skating championship won by Norman M Scott
* 1916 - JP Van Limburg Stirum succeeds AWF Idenburg as gov-gen of Neth Indies
* 1917 - 1st female US Navy Petty Officer is Loretta Walsh
* 1918 - -28] During WW I Germany launches Somme offensive
* 1921 - Walter Kerr Theater (Ritz, CBS, NBC, ABC) opens at 223 W 48th St NYC
* 1922 - KGW-AM in Portland OR begins radio transmissions
* 1923 - US foreign minister Charles Hughes refuses USSR recognition
* 1924 - 1st foreign language course broadcast on US radio (WJZ, NYC)
* 1924 - Mass Investors Trust becomes 1st mutual fund set up in US
* 1925 - Edinburgh's Murreyfield Stadium officially opens
* 1925 - Iran adopts Khorshidi solar Hijrah calendar
* 1927 - Guomindang Army conquerors Shanghai as British marines flee
* 1931 - KRO-broadcast studio initiated in Hilversum Holland
* 1931 - US Ladies Figure Skating championship won by Maribel Vinson
* 1931 - US Mens Figure Skating championship won by Roger Turner
* 1933 - Hitler, G”ring, Prince Ruprecht, Brning & top army meet in Berlin
* 1934 - Fire destroys Hakodate Japan, killing about 1,500
* 1934 - Babe Didrikson pitches an inning in an A's-Dodgers exhibition game Walks 1, hits the next guy, 3rd guy hits into triple-play
* 1935 - Jean Anouilh's "Y avait un presonnier," premieres in Paris
* 1935 - Persia officially renamed Iran
* 1937 - Ponce massacre, police kill 19 at Puerto Rican Nationalist parade
* 1939 - Nazi-Germany demands Gdansk (Danzig) from Poland
* 1941 - Joe Louis KOs Abe Simon in 13 for heavyweight boxing title
* 1942 - Convoy QP9 departs Great Britain to Murmansk
* 1942 - Heavy German assault on Malta
* 1943 - Assassination attempt on Hitler fails
* 1943 - British 8th army opens assault on Mareth line, Tunisia
* 1944 - Gen Eisenhower postpones S France invasion until after Normandy
* 1945 - 1st Japanese flying bombs (ochas) attack Okinawa
* 1945 - During WW II Allied bombers begin 4-day raid over Germany
* 1945 - Dutch Resistance fighter Hannie Schaft arrested by Nazi police
* 1946 - Kenny Washington signs with Rams, 1st black NFLer since 1933
* 1946 - UN set up temporary HQ at Hunter (now Lehman) College (Bronx)
* 1947 - Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Fulgens radiatur
* 1947 - Pres Truman signs Executive Order 9835 requiring all federal employees to have allegiance to the United States
* 1947 - Test Cricket debut of Bert Sutcliffe, NZ v England at Christchurch
* 1948 - "Stop the Music" with Bert Parks premieres on ABC radio
* 1949 - WTVJ TV channel 4 in Miami, FL (NBC/CBS) begins broadcasting
* 1951 - 2,900,000 US soldiers in Korea
* 1951 - Julius & Ethel Rosenberg convicted of espionage
* 1952 - "3 Wishes for Jamie" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 94 perfs
* 1952 - -22] Tornadoes in Ark, Tenn, Mo, Miss, Ala & Ky cause 343 deaths
* 1952 - 31 storms crosses 6 states killing 340 in South-Central US
* 1952 - Alan Freed presents Moondog Coronation Ball at old Cleveland Arena, 25,000 attend 1st rock & roll concert ever
* 1953 - NBA record 106 fouls & 12 players foul out (Boston-Syracuse)
* 1954 - KFBB TV channel 5 in Great Falls, MT (ABC/CBS/NBC) begins broadcasting
* 1955 - Archbishop Makarios of Cyprus desires Cyprus joining Greece
* 1955 - Brooklyn Bulletin ask Dodger fans not to call their team "Bums"
* 1956 - 28th Academy Awards - "Marty," Anna Magnani & Ernest Borgnine win
* 1957 - Tennessee Williams' "Orpheus Descending," premieres in NYC
* 1958 - 1st presentation of West Point's Sylvanus Thayer Award
* 1958 - USSR performs atmospheric nuclear test
* 1959 - "Juno" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 16 performances
* 1959 - 21st NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: California beats W Va 71-70
* 1960 - Sharpeville Massacre: Police kill 72 in South Africa & outlaws ANC
* 1961 - Art Modell purchases Cleveland Browns for then record ($3,925,000)
* 1961 - Beatles' 1st appearance at the Cavern Club
* 1962 - A bear becomes the 1st creature to be ejected at supersonic speeds
* 1962 - Bekkers of Bosch makes TV speech in Neth for birth control
* 1962 - Dutch RC bishop Beckers declares himself in favor of birth control
* 1962 - Philadelphia retires pitcher Robin Roberts' # 36
* 1963 - Alcatraz federal penitentiary in SF Bay closed
* 1963 - David Hendon & Douglas Cross' musical premieres in London
* 1964 - 26th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: UCLA beats Duke 98-83
* 1964 - Beatles' "She Loves You," single goes #1 & stays #1 for 2 weeks
* 1964 - UCLA completes undefeated NCAA basketball season (30-0)
* 1965 - Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA St Petersburg Golf Open
* 1965 - Martin Luther King Jr begins march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama
* 1965 - US Ranger 9 launched; takes 5,814 pictures before lunar impact
* 1966 - Supreme Court reverses Mass ruling that "Fanny Hill" is obscene
* 1968 - "Royals" chosen as the name of new KC AL franchise
* 1968 - Hill, Hawkins & Coghill's musical premieres in London
* 1968 - Israeli forces cross Jordan River to attack PLO bases
* 1968 - Portuguese socialist Mario Soares banished to Sao Tom‚
* 1969 - John & Yoko stage their 1st bed-in for peace (Amsterdam Hilton)
* 1969 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
* 1970 - 32nd NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: UCLA beats Jacksonville 80-69
* 1971 - Gavaskar scores 1st of his 34 Test Cricket tons, 116 at Georgetown
* 1971 - Jan Ferraris wins LPGA Orange Blossom Golf Classic
* 1971 - Vermont seasonal snowfall totals 132.2"
* 1971 - WCPB TV channel 28 in Salisbury, MD (PBS) begins broadcasting
* 1972 - US Supreme Court rules states can't require 1-yr residency to vote
* 1973 - Frank Mahovlich becomes 5th NHLer to score 500 goals
* 1974 - Attempt made to kidnap Princess Anne in London's Pall Mall
* 1975 - Ethiopia ends monarchy after 3000 years
* 1978 - Padres fire Al Dark (2nd manager ever fired during spring training)
* 1979 - Egyptian Parliament unanimously approve peace treaty with Israel
* 1980 - On TV show Dallas, J.R. is shot
* 1982 - "Little Johnny Jones" opens & closes at Alvin Theater NYC
* 1982 - Jerry Pate celebrates golf win by jumping into the water hazard
* 1982 - Movie "Annie" premieres
* 1982 - Nancy Lopez wins LPGA J&B Scotch Pro-Am Golf Tournament
* 1983 - Only known typo on Time Magazine cover (control=contol), all recalled
* 1984 - Border scores 100* v WI Trinidad after 98* in 1st cricket innings
* 1984 - NFL owners passed the infamous anti-celebrating rule
* 1984 - Part of Central Park is named Strawberry Fields honoring John Lennon
* 1984 - Soviet sub crashes into USS aircraft carrier Kitty Hawk off Japan
* 1985 - Arthur Ashe is named to Intl Tennis Hall of Fame
* 1985 - Bloodbath at Langa (Uitenhage) South-Africa, 19 killed
* 1986 - 199.22 million shares traded in NY Stock Exchange
* 1986 - Kania skates ladies world record 500 m (39.52 sec) & 3 km (4:18.02)
* 1986 - Pittsburgh Associates buy Pitts Pirates for $218 million
* 1987 - PSV sells soccer player Ruud Gullit to AC Milan (Ÿ17 million)
* 1988 - 23rd Academy of Country Music Awards: Randy Travis & Hank Williams Jr
* 1989 - 1st sea test of Trident 2 missile self-destructs, Cape Canaveral
* 1990 - "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" opens at Eugene O'Neill NYC for 149 perfs
* 1990 - "Normal Life" starring Moon Unit & Dweezil Zappa premieres on CBS-TV
* 1990 - "Sydney" starring Valerie Bertinelli premieres on CBS-TV
* 1990 - Namibia becomes independent of S Africa, Sam Nujoma becomes president
* 1991 - 27 lost at sea when 2 US Navy anti-submarine planes collide
* 1991 - Largest wrestling crowd in Japan (64,500) at Tokyo Dome
* 1991 - Tatsumi Fujinami beats Ric Flair for NWA wrestling championship
* 1991 - UN Security Council panel decided to lift the food embargo on Iraq
* 1992 - 2nd WLAF season begins
* 1992 - Pakistan scores 6-264 to overhaul NZ in exciting World Cup semi
* 1993 - Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Standard Register Ping Golf Tournament
* 1993 - Pope John Paul II declares Duns Scotus, a saint
* 1993 - South Africa White Wolves kill 5 year old black girl
* 1994 - 66th Academy Awards - "Schindler's List," Tom Hanks & Holly Hunter win
* 1994 - Anne P Sidamon-Eristoff named chairwoman of Museum of Natl History
* 1994 - Dudley Moore arrested for hitting girlfriend
* 1994 - Watne Gretzky ties Gordie Howe's NHL record of 801 goals
* 1995 - NJ officially dedicates the Howard Stern Rest Area along Route 295
* 1995 - NYC agrees to sell it's 2 owned radio stations (WNYC AM & FM)
* 1996 - "Night of the Iguana" opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 68 perfs
* 1997 - Ice Dance won by Oksana Grishuk & Evgeny Platov (Rus)
* 1997 - Wrestlemania XIII

Famous birthdays for this day ..

Sat March 20

By: plapman, 1:18 PM GMT on March 20, 2010

will be sunny with cloudy periods. The wind will become southwest at 30 km/h (19 mph) this morning. The high will be near 5C(41F).
Tonight will see a few clouds. Thw southwest wind at 30 km/h (19 mph) becoming light overnight.An overnight low of -3C(26F)is expected.
It looks like Uncle Mush has found a new history webpage. They didn't miss much on it.
Welcome to Today In History for Saturday, March 20, 2010.

On this day in history ..

0141 - 6th recorded perihelion passage of Halley's Comet
1345 - Saturn/Jupiter/Mars-conjunction: thought "cause of plague epidemic"
1525 - Paris' parliament begins pursuit of Protestants
1569 - Duke van Alva leads "tenth penning" in Ponts the C‚
1598 - French king Henri IV & duke van Mercour sign treaty
1602 - United Dutch East Indian Company (VOC) forms
1616 - Walter Raleigh released from Tower of London to seek gold in Guyana
1627 - France & Spain signs accord for fighting protestantism
1697 - Willem de Vlamingh returns to Batavia after exploring "South Land"
1760 - Great Fire of Boston destroys 349 buildings
1800 - French army defeats Turks at Helipolis Turkey, & advance to Cairo
1814 - Prince Willem Frederik becomes monarch of Netherlands
1815 - Napoleon enters Paris after escape from Elba, begins 100-day rule
1816 - US Supreme Court affirms its right to review state court decisions
1833 - US & Siam sign commercial treaty
1848 - King Louis I of Bayern abdicates to marry dancer Lola Montez
1852 - Harriet Beecher Stowe's "Uncle Tom's Cabin" published (Boston)
1863 - Battle of Pensacola FL -evacuated by Federals
1865 - 2nd day of Battle of Bentonville NC
1865 - Michigan authorizes workers' cooperatives
1868 - Jesse James Gang robs bank in Russelville Kentucky of $14,000
1883 - Unity treaty of Paris signed: protects industrial property
1885 - John Matzeliger of Suriname patents shoe lacing machine
1885 - Yiddish theater opens in NY with Golldfaden operetta
1886 - 1st AC power plant in US begins commercial operation, Mass
1888 - Start of the Sherlock Holmes Adventure, "A Scandal in Bohemia"
1890 - General Federation of Womans' Clubs founded
1890 - German emperor Wilhelm II fires republic chancellor Otto Von Bismarck
1896 - Marines land in Nicaragua to protect US citizens
1896 - Uprising in Matabeleland
1897 - 1st US orthodox Jewish Rabbinical seminary (RIETS) incorporates in NY
1897 - 1st known intercollegiate basketball game, Yale beats Penn 32-10
1897 - France signs treaty with emperor Menelik II of Abyssinia
1906 - George B Shaws "Captain Brassbound's Conversion," premieres in London
1911 - National Squash Tennis Association forms (NYC)
1911 - Winter Garden Theater opens at 1634 Broadway NYC
1914 - 1st international figure-skating tournament held in US, New Haven
1916 - Allies attack Zeebrugge Belgium
1920 - 1st flight from London to South Africa lands (1« months)
1920 - US Ladies Figure Skating championship won by Theresa Weld
1920 - US Mens Figure Skating championship won by Sherwin Badger
1922 - USS Langley is commissioned, Navy's 1st aircraft Carrier
1922 - WIP-AM in Philadelphia PA begins radio transmissions
1923 - Bavarian minister of Interior refuses to forbid Nazi SA
1923 - Belgian Senate rejects Dutch University in Ghent
1924 - Finnair begins scheduled flight of Helsinki-Tallinn
1924 - Stanley Cup: Mont Canadiens (NHL) sweep Vanc Millionaires (PCHA) in 2
1930 - Clessie Cummins sets diesel engine speed record of 129.39 kph
1931 - Bishop Schreiber warns against national-socialism in Berlin
1932 - Kara-Kalpak Autonomous Region in RSFSR becomes Kara-Kalpak ASSR
1933 - Dachau, 1st concentration camp, completed
1934 - Rudolf Kuhnold demonstrates radar in Kiel Germany
1934 - Test of practical radar apparatus made by Rudolf Kuhnold in Germany
1934 - Female Babe Didrickson pitches hitless inning for Phila A's in exhibition game against Brooklyn Dodgers
1935 - "Your Hit Parade" made its debut on radio
1937 - Franco-offensive at Guadalajara Spain
1939 - 7,000 Jews flee German occupied Memel Lithuania
1940 - Paul Reynoud becomes French premier
1941 - Nazi-German/Yugoslav pact drawn
1942 - Convoy PQ13 departs Reykjavik Iceland to Russia
1942 - Gen MacArthur vows, "I shall return"
1942 - Major German assault on Malta
1943 - British offensive against Mareth-line
1943 - German U-384 bombed & sinks
1944 - Bus falls off bridge into Passaic River NJ, killing 16
1944 - Mount Vesuvius, Italy explodes
1945 - US 70th Infantry division/7th Armour division attack Saar
1946 - Belgian govt of Spaak, resigns
1947 - 180-metric ton blue whale (record) caught in South Atlantic
1948 - 1st live televised musical Eugene Ormandy on CBS followed in 90
1948 - 20th Academy Awards - "Gentleman's Agreement," L Young, R Colman win minutes by 2nd live televised musical Arturo Toscvanni on NBC
1951 - Indonesian army offensive against Darul Islam on Java
1952 - 24th Academy Awards - "American in Paris," H Bogart & Vivian Leigh win
1952 - Final ratification of peace treaty restoring sovereignty to Japan
1952 - US senate ratifies peace treaty with Japan
1953 - Senator Edwin C Johnson offers a bill to give clubs the sole
1954 - "King & I" closes at St James Theater NYC after 1246 performances
1954 - 16th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: La Salle beats Bradley 92-76
1954 - 1st newspaper vending machine used (Columbia Pennsylvania)
1955 - KXTV TV channel 10 in Sacramento, CA (CBS) begins broadcasting
1956 - 156-day strike against Westinghouse ends
1956 - E Ochab succeeds Beirut as 1st secretary of Polish CP
1956 - Mount Bezymianny on Kamchatka Peninsula (USSR) explodes
1956 - Tunisia gains independence from France
1956 - USSR performs nuclear test
1956 - Union workers ended a 156-day strike at Westinghouse Electric Corp
1957 - Britain accepts NATO offer to mediate in Cyprus, but Greece rejects it
1958 - 50" snow across the Mason-Dixon line
1958 - Clandestine Burasi Bizim Radio (communist) begins transmitting
1958 - Greek Clandestine Radio (communist), Voice of Truth 1st transmission
1962 - Sjoukje Dijkstra becomes world champion figure skater
1963 - 1st "Pop Art" exhibition (NYC)
1963 - Sikkim crown prince Paldan Thondup Namgyal marries Hope Cooke
1964 - ESRO established, European Space Research Organization
1965 - 27th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: UCLA beats Michigan 91-80
1965 - Venkataraghavan takes 8-72 v NZ at Delhi
1966 - Marilynn Smith wins LPGA St Petersburg Women's Golf Open
1967 - Supremes release "The Happening"
1967 - WOET (now WPTD) TV channel 16 in Dayton, OH (PBS) begins broadcasting
1968 - LBJ signs a bill removing gold backing from US paper money
1968 - Military intervene in South-Yemen (leftist ministers resign)
1969 - Abebe Bikila's auto-accident, near Addis Ababa
1969 - Beatle John Lennon marries Yoko Ono in Gibraltar
1969 - US president Nixon proclaims he will end Vietnam war in 1970
1971 - Boston Bruins win 13th straight NHL game
1972 - 19 mountain climbers killed on Japan's Mount Fuji during an avalanche
1972 - S Mansholt succeeds Malfatti as chairman of European Committee
1973 - Roberto Clemente elected to Hall of Fame, 11 weeks after his death
1976 - Jevgeni Kulikov skates world record 1000m (1:15.70)
1976 - Patricia Hearst convicted of armed robbery
1977 - Communists/socialists win French municipal elections
1977 - Parisians elect former PM Jacques Chirac as 1st mayor in a century
1977 - Premier Indira Gandhi loses election in India
1978 - Flyers' Rick MacLeash scores on 6th penalty shot against Islanders
1979 - Columbia flies on Shuttle carrier aircraft to Kennedy Space Center
1980 - The Mi Amigo ship containing England's pirate Radio Caroline sinks
1980 - US appeals to International Court on hostages in Iran
1981 - Argentine ex-president Isabel Per¢n sentenced to 8 years
1981 - Jean Harris sentenced 15-to-life for slaying of Scarsdale Diet Dr
1982 - 1st-class debut of Richie Richardson, Leeward Is v Barbados
1982 - France performs nuclear test
1982 - Joan Jett & Blackhearts' "I Love Rock 'n' Roll" goes #1 for 7 wks
1982 - Rev A Treurnicht forms Conservative Party of South Africa
1983 - Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Women's Kemper Golf Open
1984 - Andy Kaufman & Fred Blassie's "My Breakfast With Blassie" premieres
1984 - Senate rejects amendment to permit spoken prayer in public schools
1985 - Libby Riddles is 1st woman to win Iditarod Trail Dog Sled Race
1986 - 228 KPH gust of wind strikes Cairngorm (UK record)
1986 - Jacques Chirac forms French government
1987 - FDA approves sale of AZT (AIDS treatment)
1987 - NASA launches Palapa B2P
1987 - Soap opera "Capitol" final episode
1987 - Soviet filmmakers arrive in Hollywood for an entertainment summit
1987 - Yvonne van Gennip skates ladies world record 5 km (7:20.36)
1988 - David Henry Hwang's "M. Butterfly," premieres in NYC
1988 - Laura Davies wins Circle K LPGA Tucson Golf Open
1988 - Mike Tyson KOs Tony Tubbs in 2 for heavyweight boxing title
1989 - Baseball announces Reds manager Pete Rose is under investigation
1989 - Richard J Kerr replaces Robert M Gates as deputy director of CIA
1990 - LA Lakers retires Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's #33
1990 - Singer Gloria Estefan breaks her collarbone in a bus accident
1991 - Court awards Peggy Lee $3 million in suit against Disney
1991 - Michael Jackson signs $65M 6 album deal with Sony records
1991 - Supreme Court rules unanimously employers can't exclude women from jobs where exposure to toxic chemicals could potentially damage fetus
1991 - US forgives $2 billion in loans to Poland
1992 - Janice Pennington is awarded $1.3M for accident on Price is Right set
1992 - Noriega's wife Felicidad arrested for stealing buttons from dresses
1993 - Dan Jansen skates world record 500m (36.02 sec)
1993 - IRA-bomb kills 3 year old in Warrington England
1993 - Morton Downey Jr weds Lori Krebs
1994 - "Cyrano - The Musical" closes at Neil Simon NYC after 137 perfs
1994 - "Flowering Peach" opens at Lyceum Theater NYC for 41 performances
1994 - "No Man's Land" closes at Criterion Theater NYC after 61 performances
1994 - 14th Golden Raspberry Awards: Indecent Proposal wins
1994 - Brett Hart wins WWF championship at Wrestlemania X
1994 - El Salvador's 1st pres election following 12-year-old civil war
1994 - Laura Davies wins LPGA Standard Register Ping Golf Tournament
1994 - Mashonaland U-24 beat Matabeleland on 1st inn to win Logan Cup
1994 - Wrestlemania X at MSG NY, Bret Hart pins Yokozuna
1994 - Zulu-king Goodwill Zwelithini founds realm in South Africa
1995 - Dow-Jones hits 4083.68 (record)
1995 - Poison Gas released in Tokyo subway 12 killed, 4,700 injured
1995 - Beatles song, "Baby It's You," with late John Lennon as lead singer, is released, 1st Fab Four single in more than 30 years
1996 - "Love Thy Neighbor," opens at Booth Theater NYC
1996 - Erik & Lyle Menendez found guilty of killing their parents
1996 - UK admits humans can catch CJD (Mad Cow Disease)
1997 - "Play On!," opens at Brooks Atkinson Theater NYC for 61 performances
1997 - Liggett admits cigarettes are addictive
1997 - Mens Figure Skating Championship in Lausanne won by Elvis Stojko (CAN)

Still Windy and Cool on the Prairie

By: plapman, 12:35 PM GMT on March 19, 2010

Today will be sunny with cloudy periods and a northwest wind at 40 km/h (25 mph) gusting to 60 km/h (37 mph) this morning then becoming north 20 km/h (12 mph) late this afternoon. The high will be near -5C(23F).
Tonight will be clear. The wind will start northerly at 20 km/h (12 mph) then becoming light early this evening. The overnight low will dip to -11C(12F).

AP This Day in History for March 19 from Uncle Mush and the Associated Press

721: In 721 BC the first eclipse ever recorded was observed by the Babylonians, according to Ptolemy.

1997: in 1997 two rare red pandas were introduced to the public for the first time at Auckland Zoo, New Zealand.

1996: in 1996 a British man was jailed for nine years after holding up a post office with a cucumber wrapped in a plastic bag.

1988: in 1988 American pop star MICHAEL JACKSON splashed out $28 million ((19 million) on a ranch in Santa Ynez, California, wherehe built a zoo and a amusement park called NEVERLAND.

1986: In 1986 Britain's PRINCE ANDREW and SARAH FERGUSON (FERGIE) announced their engagement.
Celebrity Birthdays for March 19

BRUCE WILLIS, American actor, 48

RICKY WILSON, of American band THE B-52s, b.1953

GLENN CLOSE, American actress, 57

URSULA ANDRESS, Swiss-born actress, 68

PHILIP ROTH, American author of classics including PORTNOY'S COMPLAINT, 70

High Winds and Snow on the Prairie

By: plapman, 12:53 PM GMT on March 18, 2010

Today will stRT sunny then increasing cloudiness near noon when the rain will change to snow this afternoon. The wind will start west at 30 km/h (19 mph) becoming northwest at 50 km/h (31 mph) this morning except gusting to 80 km/h (50 mph) at times late this morning and this afternoon. The temperature will rise to 6C(43F)then falling to -1C(30F) this afternoon.
Tonight will see the snow ending early this evening then clearing. The wind will be north at 40 km/h (25 mph) gusting to 60 km/h (37 mph) with an overnight low of -11C(12F.
I saw my first Canada geese of the season yesterday. They'll probably take advantage of the strong northerly winds and retreat south again when they realize it isn't really spring on the prairie.

P Highlight in History from Uncle Mush and Associated Press:
On March 18, 1837, Grover Cleveland, the 22nd and 24th president of the United States, was born in Caldwell, N.J.

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On this date in:
1766 Britain repealed the Stamp Act.
1922 Mohandas K. Gandhi was sentenced to prison in India for civil disobedience.
1925 A tornado with a base nearly a mile wide tore a destructive path 219 miles from southeastern Missouri across Illinois and into southwestern Indiana. With 695 killed, it is the deadliest tornado in U.S. history.
1931 Schick Inc. marketed the first electric razor.
1940 Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini held a meeting at the Brenner Pass during which the Italian dictator agreed to join in Germany's war against France and Britain.
1959 President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed the Hawaii statehood bill.
1962 France and Algerian rebels agreed to a truce.
1965 Soviet cosmonaut Aleksei Leonov went on the first spacewalk.
1974 Most of the Arab oil-producing nations ended their embargo against the United States.
2000 Taiwan ended more than a half century of Nationalist Party rule by electing opposition leader Chen Shui-bian president.
2002 A 13-year-old girl died two days after being hit in the head by a hockey puck during an NHL game in Columbus, Ohio.
2005 Doctors in Florida, acting on orders of a state judge, removed Terri Schiavo's feeding tube. (The brain-damaged woman died 13 days later.)
2008 Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama confronted America's racial divide with a speech in Philadelphia. It was prompted by incindiary racial remarks made by Obama's African-American pastor, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright.
2009 British actress Natasha Richardson, 45, died at a New York hospital two days after suffering a head injury while skiing in Canada.

Sunshine on the Prairie

By: plapman, 1:22 PM GMT on March 17, 2010

Today will start sunny then becoming a mix of sun and cloud this morning. The wind becoming southerly at 20 km/h (12 mph) this morning. The high will be near 7C(45F).
Tonight will bring clearing with a west wind at 20 km/h (12 mph) late this evening. The low will be near 1C(34F).
The walks with Abbey are getting back on schedule. I went out again yesterday. Abbey is sure coming back with a wet belly from exploring last years gopher holes.

Today in History: Wednesday, March 17, 2010 from Sssociated Press and Uncle Mush
AP Highlight in History:
On March 17, according to tradition, St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland, died in Saul. Some sources list the year as 461, others say 493.
On this date in:
1776 British forces evacuated Boston during the Revolutionary War.
1777 Roger Taney, the fifth chief justice of the United States and author of the Supreme Court's infamous Dred Scott decision on slavery, was born in Calvert County, Md.
1905 Franklin D. Roosevelt married his distant cousin, Eleanor Roosevelt, in New York City. The wedding was attended by President Theodore Roosevelt, FDR's fifth cousin, who gave his niece away.
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1910 The Camp Fire Girls organization was formed.
1941 The National Gallery of Art opened in Washington, D.C.
1942 Gen. Douglas MacArthur arrived in Australia to become supreme commander of Allied forces in the southwest Pacific theater during World War II.
1950 Scientists at the University of California at Berkeley announced they had created a new radioactive element, which they named "californium."
1959 The Dalai Lama fled Tibet for India in the wake of a failed uprising by Tibetans against Chinese rule.
1969 Golda Meir became prime minister of Israel.
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1993 Actress Helen Hayes died at age 92.
2003 Edging to the brink of war, President George W. Bush gave Saddam Hussein 48 hours to leave his country. Iraq rejected the ultimatum.
2005 Baseball players Rafael Palmeiro and Sammy Sosa testified before Congress that they hadn't used steroids while Mark McGwire refused to say whether he had.
2008 A female suicide bomber struck Shiite Muslim worshippers in the holy city of Karbala, killing at least 49 people..
2008 Rock musician Paul McCartney's divorce from Heather Mills was settled for $48.6 million.
2009 U.S. journalists Laura Ling and Euna Lee were detained by North Korea while reporting on North Korean refugees living across the border in China. (They were freed in August.)
2009 The Seattle Post-Intelligencer published its final print edition.

A Nice Day on the Prairie

By: plapman, 12:09 PM GMT on March 16, 2010

Today will bring a mix of sun and cloud then clearing late this morning. The high will be near 7C(45F).
Tonight will start clear then increasing cloudiness and an overnight low of -4C(24F).
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Today is Tuesday, March 16, the 75th day of 2010. There are 290 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History from Associated Press and Uncle Mush:

On March 16, 1850, Nathaniel Hawthorne's novel "The Scarlet Letter" was first published.

On this date:

In A.D. 37, Roman emperor Tiberius died; he was succeeded by Caligula.

In 1751, James Madison, fourth president of the United States, was born in Port Conway, Va.

In 1802, President Thomas Jefferson signed a measure authorizing the establishment of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y.

In 1915, the Federal Trade Commission began operations.

In 1926, rocket science pioneer Robert H. Goddard successfully tested the first liquid-fueled rocket, in Auburn, Mass.

In 1935, Adolf Hitler decided to break the military terms set by the Treaty of Versailles by ordering the rearming of Germany.

In 1968, during the Vietnam War, the My Lai (mee ly) Massacre of Vietnamese civilians was carried out by U.S. Army troops; estimates of the death toll vary between 347 and 504.

In 1978, Italian politician Aldo Moro was kidnapped by left-wing urban guerrillas, who later murdered him.

In 1984, William Buckley, the CIA station chief in Beirut, was kidnapped by terrorists (he was tortured by his captors and killed in 1985).

In 1985, Terry Anderson, chief Middle East correspondent for The Associated Press, was abducted in Beirut; he was released in Dec. 1991.

Ten years ago: Independent Counsel Robert Ray said he found no credible evidence that Hillary Rodham Clinton or senior White House officials had sought FBI background files of Republicans. Thomas Wilson Ferebee, the Enola Gay bombardier who dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima, died in Windermere, Fla. at age 81.

Five years ago: A jury in Los Angeles acquitted actor Robert Blake of murder in the shooting death of his wife, Bonny Lee Bakley, four years earlier. (A civil court jury later ordered Blake to pay Bakley's four children $30 million, an award that an appeals court subsequently cut in half; Blake has declared bankruptcy.) A judge in Redwood City, Calif. sent Scott Peterson to death row for the slaying of his pregnant wife, Laci. Norway's Robert Sorlie won his second Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in one of the closest races in years.

One year ago: Joining a wave of public anger, President Barack Obama blistered insurance giant AIG for "recklessness and greed" for handing its executives $165 million in bonuses after taking billions in federal bailout money. British actress Natasha Richardson, 45, was fatally injured in a skiing accident at a resort in Quebec; she died two days later at a Manhattan hospital. Austrian Josef Fritzl pleaded guilty at the start of his trial to imprisoning his daughter for 24 years and fathering her seven children. (Two days later, Fritzl pleaded guilty to the remaining charges against him, including negligent homicide; he was sentenced to life in a psychiatric ward.)

Today's Birthdays: Comedian-director Jerry Lewis is 84. Country singer Ray Walker (The Jordanaires) is 76. Movie director Bernardo Bertolucci is 69. Game show host Chuck Woolery is 69. Singer-songwriter Jerry Jeff Walker is 68. Country singer Robin Williams is 63. Actor Erik Estrada is 61. Actor Victor Garber is 61. Actress Kate Nelligan is 59. Country singer Ray Benson (Asleep at the Wheel) is 59. Rock singer-musician Nancy Wilson (Heart) is 56. Golfer Hollis Stacy is 56. Actress Isabelle Huppert is 55. Actor Clifton Powell is 54. Rapper-actor Flavor Flav (Public Enemy) is 51. Rock musician Jimmy DeGrasso is 47. Folk singer Patty Griffin is 46. Actress Lauren Graham is 43. Actor Judah Friedlander (TV: "30 Rock") is 41. Actor Alan Tudyk (TOO'-dihk) is 39. Actor Tim Kang (TV: "The Mentalist") is 37. Rhythm-and-blues singer Blu Cantrell is 34. Actress Brooke Burns is 32. Rock musician Wolfgang Van Halen is 19.

Thought for Today: "Nearly all our disasters come from a few fools having the 'courage of their convictions.'" - Coventry Patmore, English poet (1823-1896).

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A Walk With Abbey

By: plapman, 1:38 PM GMT on March 15, 2010

Today will be cloudy with sunny periods. There will be fog patches early this morning. The high will be 5C(41F).
Tonight will remain cloudy with fog patches developing overnight. The overnight low will be near -1C(30F).
Me and Abby got out for another walk yesterday and I remembered the camera. The Queen accompanied us part way with the great great daughters in a wagon then let me off my leash to finish the walk on our own with Abbey. Abbey found a friend to play in the water with and came home wet.

Abbey and her yellow lab friend

That Uncle Mush got up before me again.
AP Highlight in History:
On March 15, 1767, Andrew Jackson, the seventh president of the United States, was born in Waxhaw, S.C.
On this date in:
44 B.C. Roman dictator Julius Caesar was assassinated by a group of nobles that included Brutus and Cassius.
1493 Christopher Columbus returned to Spain, concluding his first voyage to the Western Hemisphere.
1820 Maine became the 23rd state.
1875 The Roman Catholic Archbishop of New York City, John McCloskey, was named the first American cardinal by Pope Pius IX.
1913 President Woodrow Wilson held the first open presidential news conference.
1919 The American Legion was founded in Paris.
1956 The Lerner and Loewe musical "My Fair Lady" opened on Broadway.

A Walk Alone

By: plapman, 2:08 PM GMT on March 14, 2010

Today will be cloudy with fog patches dissipating this morning. The high will be near 5C(41F).
Tonight will remain cloudy as the low dips to -4C(24F).

The Queen let me go for a walk with Abbey unattended yesterday with the stipulation that I wore a blaze orange safety vest. Abbey was a happy dog when I put her leash on. We did a 2 mile walk as Abbey looked for old friends along the way. She never found any bunnies to chase but did run into Fox, the neighbors dog.
AP Highlight in History:
On March 14, 1879, physicist Albert Einstein was born in Ulm, Germany.
On this date in History from Uncle Mush and Associated Press
1743 The first recorded town meeting in America was held, at Faneuil Hall in Boston.
1794 Eli Whitney received a patent for the cotton gin.
1883 Political philosopher Karl Marx died at age 64.
1900 Congress ratified the Gold Standard Act.
1939 The Republic of Czechoslovakia was dissolved, opening the way for Nazi occupation.
1951 United Nations forces recaptured Seoul during the Korean War.
1964 A jury in Dallas found Jack Ruby guilty of murdering Lee Harvey Oswald, the accused assassin of President John F. Kennedy.
1967 President John F. Kennedy's body was moved from a temporary grave to a permanent memorial site at Arlington National Cemetery.
2004 Opposition Socialists scored a dramatic upset win in Spain's general election, unseating conservatives stung by charges they'd provoked the Madrid terror bombings by supporting the U.S.-led war in Iraq.
2004 Russian President Vladimir Putin captured more than 70 percent of the vote to win a second term in an election that European observers said fell short of democratic standards.
2005 A judge in San Francisco ruled that California's ban on gay marriage was unconstitutional.
2005 About one million people rallied in Beirut, Lebanon, demanding Syrian withdrawal and the arrest of ex-Prime Minister Rafik Hariri's killers.
2008 Protests led by Buddhist monks in Tibet turned violent, leading to an extensive crackdown by China's

Where did the promised Sun Go

By: plapman, 2:08 PM GMT on March 13, 2010

Today will bring increasing cloudiness this morning with fog patches dissipating this morning and a high of 5C(41F).
Tonight will be cloudy with a low of -1C(30F).
I tried to do some repair work on a friends computer yesterday. It was a Windows 7 machine. The unfamiliarity with the new operating system was more of a hindrance than the vision problem. I never got the problem solved but did learn abit about how 7 works.
Today's Highlight in History from Uncle Mush and the Associated Press:

On March 13, 1781, the seventh planet of the solar system, Uranus, was discovered by Sir William Herschel.

On this date:

In 1884, Congress officially adopted Eastern Standard Time for the District of Columbia.

In 1901, the 23rd president of the United States, Benjamin Harrison, died in Indianapolis at age 67.

In 1925, the Tennessee General Assembly approved a bill prohibiting the teaching of the theory of evolution. (Gov. Austin Peay signed the measure on March 21.)

In 1928, hundreds of people died when the San Francisquito Valley in California was inundated with water after the St. Francis Dam burst just before midnight the evening of March 12.

In 1933, banks began to re-open after a "holiday" declared by President Franklin D. Roosevelt.

In 1964, bar manager Catherine "Kitty" Genovese, 28, was stabbed to death near her Queens, N.Y. home; the case generated controversy over the supposed failure of Genovese's neighbors to respond to her cries for help.

In 1969, the Apollo 9 astronauts splashed down, ending a mission that included the successful testing of the Lunar Module.

In 1980, Ford Motor Chairman Henry Ford II announced he was stepping down, the same day a jury in Winamac, Ind., found Ford Motor Co. innocent of reckless homicide in the fiery deaths of three young women in a Ford Pinto.

In 1988, yielding to student protests, the board of trustees of Gallaudet University in Washington D.C., a liberal arts college for the hearing-impaired, chose I. King Jordan to become the school's first deaf president.

In 1996, a gunman burst into an elementary school in Dunblane, Scotland, and opened fire, killing 16 children and one teacher before killing himself.

Ten years ago: A quarter century after the end of the Vietnam War, U.S. Defense Secretary William Cohen arrived in Hanoi to push the pace of reconciliation.

Five years ago: Pope John Paul II was released from the hospital and returned to his Vatican apartment overlooking St. Peter's Square. Robert Iger was named to succeed Michael Eisner as chief executive of The Walt Disney Co.

One year ago: President Barack Obama met with former Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker, chairman of his Economic Recovery Advisory Board; the president then went before reporters to say his administration was working to create a "post-bubble" model for solid economic growth once the recession ended. Death claimed soprano Anne Wiggins Brown, the original Bess in George Gershwin's "Porgy and Bess," at age 96; actress Betsy Blair at age 85; and Detroit Pistons' Hall of Fame owner Bill Davidson at age 86. The Philadelphia 76ers played a final game at the Spectrum, their old home, beating Chicago 104-101.

Today's Birthdays: Jazz musician Roy Haynes is 85. Country singer Jan Howard is 80. Songwriter Mike Stoller is 77. Singer-songwriter Neil Sedaka is 71. Actor William H. Macy is 60. Actress Deborah Raffin is 57. Comedian Robin Duke is 56. Actress Glenne Headly is 55. Actress Dana Delany is 54. Rock musician Adam Clayton (U2) is 50. Jazz musician Terence Blanchard is 48. Actor Christopher Collet is 42. Rock musician Matt McDonough (Mudvayne) is 41. Actress Annabeth Gish is 39. Actress Tracy Wells is 39. Rapper-actor Common is 38. Rapper Khujo (Goodie Mob, The Lumberjacks) is 38. Singer Glenn Lewis is 35. Actor Danny Masterson is 34. Actor Emile Hirsch is 25. Singers Nicole and Natalie Albino (Nina Sky) are 24

Cloudy and Mild on the Prairie

By: plapman, 3:36 PM GMT on March 12, 2010

Today will be cloudy with a 60% chance of showers or drizzle this morning. The high will be near 4C(39F).
Tonight will be overcast with fog patches developing this evening. The low will be -3C(26F).
Good news in the ER yesterday. The hepperin shots are over. it looks like the INR levels are where the doctors want them. I'll really miss my visits with the ER nurses.
============================================================== I'll have to get up alot earlier if I want to beat Uncle Mush with todays History.
This Day in History for March 12
1999: in 1999 violin maestro, SIR YEHUDI MENUHIN, died of heart failure, aged 82.

1997: in 1997 Jewish groups protested at the "cynicism" of plans to develop a shopping centre opposite the Auschwitz death camp, describing the participation of a German businessman in the project as particularly insensitive.

1992: in 1992 RICHARD BROOKS, American writer and director of CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF died

1992: in 1992 Hollywood stars WARREN BEATTY and ANNETTE BENING wed.

1969: in 1969 BEATLE PAUL McCARTNEY married LINDA EASTMAN at Marylebone Register Office, London, England.

Celebrity Birthdays for March 12

JAMES TAYLOR, American singer, 55

LIZA MINNELLI, American singer/actress and daughter of JUDY GARLAND and director VINCENTE MINNELLI, 57


AL JARREAU, American singer, 63 From AP Yahoo hasn't been working the last couple of days!To tired to keep looking this morning! :)


A Frost Free Night on the Prairie

By: plapman, 2:00 PM GMT on March 11, 2010

oday will be cloudy again with periods of rain beginning early this morning and ending this afternoon. Fog patches early this morning. The high will be near 3C(37F).
Tonight will remain cloudy with periods of drizzle beginning this evening as the temperature remains steady near 1C(34F)
The ER people made up for the long wait the day before with a 10 minute wait yesterday. I was in and out before I knew it.
I've got an appointment with the CNIB in mid April. Hopefully they can get me out walking Abbey again. The dog is starting to get a little roll on her belly, but then so am I.
By The Associated Press The Associated Press – Thu Mar 11, 12:00 am ET and Uncle Mush
Today is Thursday, March 11, the 70th day of 2010. There are 295 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:

On March 11, 1985, Mikhail S. Gorbachev was chosen to succeed the late Soviet President Konstantin U. Chernenko.

On this date:

In 1810, French Emperor Napoleon I was married by proxy to Archduchess Marie Louise of Austria.

In 1861, the Constitution of the Confederate States of America was adopted during a convention in Montgomery, Ala.

In 1888, the famous Blizzard of '88 began inundating the northeastern United States, resulting in some 400 deaths.

In 1930, former President and Chief Justice William Howard Taft was buried in Arlington National Cemetery.

In 1941, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Lend-Lease Bill, providing war supplies to countries fighting the Axis.

In 1942, as Japanese forces continued to advance in the Pacific during World War II, Gen. Douglas MacArthur left the Philippines for Australia. (MacArthur, who subsequently vowed, "I shall return," kept that promise more than 2 1/2 years later.)

In 1959, the Lorraine Hansberry drama "A Raisin in the Sun" opened at New York's Ethel Barrymore Theater.

In 1965, the Reverend James J. Reeb, a white minister from Boston, died after being beaten by whites during civil rights disturbances in Selma, Ala.

In 1977, more than 130 hostages held in Washington, D.C., by Hanafi Muslims were freed after ambassadors from three Islamic nations joined the negotiations.

In 2004, 10 bombs exploded in quick succession across the commuter rail network in Madrid, Spain, killing 191 people and wounding more than 2,000 in an attack linked to al-Qaida-inspired militants.

Ten years ago: Ricardo Lagos was sworn in as president of Chile, the second socialist to take the post since Salvador Allende was killed in a 1973 coup.

Five years ago: A judge, court reporter and sheriff's deputy were shot and killed at an Atlanta courthouse; Brian Nichols, suspected of killing them and a federal agent, surrendered a day later at the apartment of a woman he'd taken hostage, Ashley Smith. (Nichols was later convicted of murder and sentenced to life in prison.)

One year ago: President Barack Obama signed a $410 billion spending package to keep the government running through Sept. 2009, even as he called it "imperfect" because of the number of earmarks it contained. A German teenager, Tim Kretschmer, went on a shooting rampage starting at a school in Winnenden, killing 15 people before committing suicide.

Today's Birthdays: Actor Terence Alexander is 87. Media mogul Rupert Murdoch is 79. ABC News correspondent Sam Donaldson is 76. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia is 74. Musician Flaco Jimenez (FLAH'-koh hee-MEH'-nez) is 71. Actress Tricia O'Neil is 65. Actor Mark Metcalf is 64. Rock singer-musician Mark Stein (Vanilla Fudge) is 63. Singer Bobby McFerrin is 60. Movie director Jerry Zucker is 60. Actress Susan Richardson is 58. Recording executive Jimmy Iovine is 57. Singer Nina Hagen is 55. Country singer Jimmy Fortune (The Statler Brothers) is 55. Singer Cheryl Lynn is 53. Actor Jeffrey Nordling is 48. Actress Alex Kingston is 47. Country musician David Talbot is 47. Actor Wallace Langham is 45. Actor John Barrowman is 43. Singer Lisa Loeb is 42. Singer Pete Droge is 41. Actor Terrence Howard is 41. Rock musician Rami Jaffee is 41. Actor Johnny Knoxville is 39. Rock singer-musicians Benji and Joel Madden (Good Charlotte) are 31. Actor David Anders is 29. Singer LeToya is 29. Actress Thora Birch is 28. Actor Rob Brown is 26. Actor Anton Yelchin is 21.

Thought for Today: "Real success is finding your lifework in the work that you love." — David McCullough, American historian.

Copyright 2010, The Associated Press. All rights reserved.


More Moisture on the Prairie

By: plapman, 2:31 PM GMT on March 10, 2010

Today will see more periods of rain or drizzle with fog dissipating this morning. The high will be 2C(36F).
Tonight will see more periods of rain or drizzle with fog developing this evening as the temperature remains steady near 1C(34F)
It seems that Uncle Mush is having computer problems this morning. here is my day in history from
1988 Avalanche at Klosters, a Swiss Ski resort, nearly kills Prince Charles
1982 President Reagan proclaims economic sanctions against Libya
1971 Senate approves amendment lowering voting age to 18
1933 Major earthquake in Long Beach, California
1849 Abraham Lincoln applies for a patent; only U.S. president to do so
What wasted day yesterday. The Queen and me sat in Emergency for 3 hours waiting for my Hepperin shots. That wasn't as bad as the gentleman beside us who was there for 5 hours waiting for medical attention. There was no explanation of the delays and there were only about 10 people waiting.

A Damp Day on the Ptairie

By: plapman, 1:33 PM GMT on March 09, 2010

Today will bring periods of drizzle as the temperature remains steady near 1C(34F).
Tonight will see more periods of rain or drizzle with fog patches developing this evening. The temperature will remain steady near 1C(34F).

UNCLE mUSH'S history

On March 9, 1862, during the Civil War, the ironclads USS Monitor and CSS Virginia (formerly USS Merrimac) clashed for five hours to a draw at Hampton Roads, Va.

On this date:

In 1796, the future emperor of the French, Napoleon Bonaparte, married Josephine de Beauharnais (boh-ahr-NAY'). (The couple later divorced.)

In 1910, American composer Samuel Barber, best remembered for his Adagio for Strings, was born in West Chester, Pa.

In 1916, Mexican raiders led by Pancho Villa attacked Columbus, N.M., killing 18 Americans.

In 1932, Eamon de Valera was appointed head of government of the Irish Free State.

In 1945, during World War II, U.S. B-29 bombers launched incendiary bomb attacks against Japan, resulting in an estimated 100,000 deaths.

In 1954, CBS newsman Edward R. Murrow critically reviewed Wisconsin Sen. Joseph R. McCarthy's anti-Communism campaign on "See It Now."

In 1959, Mattel's Barbie doll, created by Ruth Handler, made its public debut at the American International Toy Fair in New York.

Another Spring Like Day on the Prairie

By: plapman, 1:28 PM GMT on March 08, 2010

oday will see fog dissipating this morning then overcast. There is a risk of freezing drizzle early this morning. The high will be 2C(36F).
Tonight will be cloudy wuth a 60% chance of rain showers overnight with risk of freezing rain. The overnight low will be -2C(28F).
By Uncle Mush and The Associated Press – Mon Mar 8, 12:00 am ET
Today is Monday, March 8, the 67th day of 2010. There are 298 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:

On March 8, 1862, during the Civil War, the ironclad CSS Virginia (formerly USS Merrimack) rammed and sank the USS Cumberland and heavily damaged the USS Congress, both frigates, off Newport News, Va.

On this date:

In 1702, England's Queen Anne acceded to the throne upon the death of King William III.

In 1782, the Gnadenhutten (jih-NAY'-duhn-huh-tuhn) massacre took place as more than 90 Indians were slain by militiamen in Ohio in retaliation for raids carried out by other Indians.

In 1854, U.S. Commodore Matthew C. Perry made his second landing in Japan; within a month, he concluded a treaty with the Japanese.

In 1874, the 13th president of the United States, Millard Fillmore, died in Buffalo, N.Y., at age 74.

In 1917, Russia's "February Revolution" (so called because of the Old Style calendar being used by Russians at the time) began with rioting and strikes in Petrograd. The U.S. Senate voted to limit filibusters by adopting the cloture rule.

In 1930, the 27th president of the United States, William Howard Taft, died in Washington at age 72.

In 1944, two days after an initial strike, U.S. heavy bombers resumed raiding Berlin during World War II.

In 1960, Democrat John F. Kennedy and Republican Richard M. Nixon were the victors of the New Hampshire presidential primary.

Freezing Drizzle on the Prairie

By: plapman, 3:04 PM GMT on March 07, 2010

Today will see fog dissipating late this morning then cloudy with sunny periods. There is a risk of freezing drizzle this morning. The high is expected to be near 2C(36F).
Tonight will be cloudy with fog. The overnight low will be -8C(17F).
I haven't had much time to try another walk with Abbey. My daily schedule includes a trip to the hospital or bloodwork and a hepperin shot. it sure cuts down on the walking time.

Uncle Mush's Daily help with the history.
By The Associated Press The Associated Press – Sun Mar 7, 12:00 am ET
Today is Sunday, March 7, the 66th day of 2010. There are 299 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:

On March 7, 1850, in a three-hour speech to the U.S. Senate, Daniel Webster of Massachusetts endorsed the Compromise of 1850 as a means of preserving the Union. (Critics bitterly denounced Webster for endorsing a compromise which included a provision for returning runaway slaves to their owners.)

On this date:

In 1793, during the French Revolutionary Wars, France declared war on Spain.

In 1876, Alexander Graham Bell received a patent for his telephone.

In 1926, the first successful trans-Atlantic radio-telephone conversations took place, between New York and London.

In 1936, Adolf Hitler ordered his troops to march into the Rhineland, thereby breaking the Treaty of Versailles and the Locarno Pact.

In 1945, during World War II, U.S. forces crossed the Rhine River at Remagen, Germany, using the damaged but still usable Ludendorff Bridge.

In 1960, Jack Paar returned as host of NBC's "Tonight Show," nearly a month after walking off in a censorship dispute with the network.

In 1965, a march by civil rights demonstrators was broken up in Selma, Ala., by state troopers and a sheriff's posse.

In 1975, the U.S. Senate revised its filibuster rule, allowing 60 senators to limit debate in most cases, instead of the previously required two-thirds of senators present.

In 1981, anti-government guerrillas in Colombia executed kidnapped American Bible translator Chester Allen Bitterman, whom they accused of being a CIA agent.

In 1994, the Supreme Court, in Campbell v. Acuff-Rose Music, Inc., ruled that a parody that pokes fun at an original work can be considered "fair use" that doesn't require permission from the copyright holder.

Ten years ago: Texas Governor George W. Bush and Vice President Al Gore were the big winners in Super Tuesday primaries. The Nasdaq composite crossed the 5,000 mark for the first time before retreating. Country singer Frank "Pee Wee" King died in Louisville, Ky. at age 86.

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Manitoba Winter games Start in Portage la Prairie Today.

By: plapman, 2:33 PM GMT on March 06, 2010

Today will be cloudy with fog og patches early this morning. The temperature will remain steady near 1C(34F).
Tonight will bring cloudy periods with fog patches
developing overnight. The low will be near -4C(24F).

The Manitoba Winter Games games start tomorrow. Portage is hosting the event. There are 1600 young athletes expected yo be participating. The service industry will have a busy week.
That Uncle Mush beat me again and posted the history before I got up.
By The Associated Press The Associated Press – Sat Mar 6, 12:00 am ET
Today is Saturday, March 6, the 65th day of 2010. There are 300 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:

On March 6, 1836, the Alamo in San Antonio, Texas, fell to Mexican forces after a 13-day siege.

On this date:

In 1834, the city of York in Upper Canada was incorporated as Toronto.

In 1853, Verdi's opera "La Traviata" premiered in Venice, Italy.

In 1857, the United States Supreme Court ruled in Dred Scott v. Sandford that Scott, a slave, was not an American citizen and could not sue for his freedom in federal court.

In 1933, a nationwide bank holiday declared by President Franklin D. Roosevelt went into effect.

In 1935, retired Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., died in Washington.

In 1944, U.S. heavy bombers staged the first full-scale American raid on Berlin during World War II.

In 1957, the former British African colonies of the Gold Coast and Togoland became the independent state of Ghana.

In 1967, the daughter of Josef Stalin, Svetlana Alliluyeva (ah-lee-loo-YAY'-vah), appeared at the U.S. Embassy in New Delhi and declared her intention to defect to the West.

In 1970, a bomb being built inside a Greenwich Village townhouse by the radical Weathermen accidentally went off, destroying the house and killing three group members.

In 1987, 193 people died when the British ferry Herald of Free Enterprise capsized off the Belgian port of Zeebrugge (zay-BRUKH'-ah).

Ten years ago: Three New York City officers were convicted of a cover-up in a brutal police station attack on Haitian immigrant Abner Louima. (The convictions of Thomas Wiese, Thomas Bruder and Charles Schwarz were later overturned, but Schwarz, whose conviction for participating in the attack was also overturned, was found guilty of perjury in a 2002 trial.) Eric Clapton was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for the third time; among the newest honorees were James Taylor, Bonnie Raitt and Earth, Wind and Fire.

Five years ago: Italian journalist Giuliana Sgrena (zhoo-lee-AH'-nah ZGRAY'-nah) claimed American soldiers gave no warning before they opened fire on the car carrying her to the Baghdad airport, killing the Italian agent who'd just won her freedom after a month in captivity. The White House called the shooting a "horrific accident" and restated its promise to investigate fully. Actress Teresa Wright died in New Haven, Conn. at age 86. Hans Bethe, the winner of the 1967 Nobel Prize in physics who'd played a central role in the building of the atomic bomb, died in Ithaca, N.Y. at age 98

Happy Birthday Oreo Cookie

By: plapman, 2:04 PM GMT on March 05, 2010

Today will start cloudy then clearing early this afternoon. There is a risk of freezing drizzle this morning with fog patches dissipating late this morning. A high of 2C(36F) is anticipated.
Tonight will bring increasing cloudiness early this evening with more fog patches developing overnight. A low o -5C(23F) is expected.
I got a call from the office yesterday saying they had a package for me. I went in and picked up a 40 year service certificate and pin. That sure is a long time to work at one place. I missed the lunch that went with it though.
I'm going to have to start posting my history before I go to bed. That Mush beat me to it again. He did miss that today is the Oreo Cookies birthday.

Oreos were introduced by Nabisco Corporation, an American company, in March 1912 mainly to target the British market, whose biscuits were seen by Nabisco to be too 'ordinary'. [2] Originally, Oreos were mound-shaped and available in two flavors; lemon meringue and cream. In America, they were sold for 30 cents a pound in novel tin cans with glass tops, which allowed customers to see the cookies.

A newer design for the cookie was introduced in 1916, and as the cream filling was by far the more popular of the two available flavors, Nabisco discontinued production of the lemon meringue filling during the 1920s. The modern-day Oreo was developed in 1952 by William A Turnier, [3] to include the Nabisco logo.

There are many theories pointing to the origin of the name 'Oreo', including derivations from the French word 'Or', meaning gold (as early packaging was gold), or the Greek word 'Oros', meaning mountain or hill (as the original Oreo was mound shaped) or even the Greek word 'Oreos', meaning beautiful. Other theories are that the 're' from cream was 'sandwiched' between the two Os from chocolate, or the word 'just seemed like a nice, melodic combination of sounds

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By The Associated Press The Associated Press – Fri Mar 5, 12:00 am ET
Today is Friday, March 5, the 64th day of 2010. There are 301 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:

On March 5, 1970, the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons went into effect after 43 nations ratified it.

On this date:

In 1770, the Boston Massacre took place as British soldiers who'd been taunted by a crowd of colonists opened fire, killing five people.

In 1868, the Senate was organized into a Court of Impeachment to decide charges against President Andrew Johnson, who was later acquitted.

In 1933, in German parliamentary elections, the Nazi Party won 44 percent of the vote; the Nazis joined with a conservative nationalist party to gain a slender majority in the Reichstag.

In 1946, Winston Churchill delivered his "Iron Curtain" speech at Westminster College in Fulton, Mo.

In 1953, Soviet dictator Josef Stalin died after three decades in power.

In 1959, a fire at the Negro Boys Industrial School in Wrightsville, Ark., claimed the lives of 21 teenagers trapped inside a locked dormitory room.

In 1960, Cuban newspaper photographer Alberto Korda took the now-famous picture of guerrilla leader Che Guevara during a memorial service in Havana for victims of a ship explosion. Elvis Presley was discharged from the U.S. Army

A Mix of Sun and Clouds on the Prairie

By: plapman, 1:08 PM GMT on March 04, 2010

Today will start cloudy then becoming a mix of sun and cloud this afternoon. The wind becoming southerly at 20 km/h (12 mph) this afternoon. The high is wxpected to be -2C(28F).
Tonight will be overcast with a low of -6C(21F.
By The Associated Press The Associated Press and Uncle Mush
Today is Thursday, March 4, the 63rd day of 2010. There are 302 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:

On March 4, 1789, the Constitution of the United States went into effect as the first Federal Congress met in New York. (The lawmakers then adjourned for lack of a quorum.)

On this date:

In 1791, Vermont became the 14th state.

In 1858, Sen. James Henry Hammond of South Carolina declared "Cotton is king" in a speech to the U.S. Senate.

In 1861, Abraham Lincoln was inaugurated as the 16th president of the United States.

In 1908, a fire at Lake View School in Collinwood, Ohio, claimed the lives of 172 children and three adults.

In 1930, Coolidge Dam in Arizona was dedicated by its namesake, former President Calvin Coolidge.

It's Starting to Feel Like Spring

By: plapman, 12:51 PM GMT on March 03, 2010

oday will start sunny then increasing cloudiness this afternoon. Fog patches dissipating this morning. The high is expected to be near -4C(24F).
Tonight will be cloudy with a low of -12C(10F).
Uncle Mush's History. That Mush is getting up away to early. lol Thanks Uncle Mush
By The Associated Press The Associated Press – Wed Mar 3, 12:00 am ET
Today is Wednesday, March 3, the 62nd day of 2010. There are 303 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:

On March 3, 1931, President Herbert Hoover signed a measure making "The Star-Spangled Banner" the national anthem of the United States.

On this date:

In 1845, Florida became the 27th state.

In 1849, the U.S. Department of the Interior was established.

In 1894, British Prime Minister William Gladstone submitted his resignation to Queen Victoria, ending his fourth and final premiership.

In 1918, Germany, Austria-Hungary, Bulgaria, the Ottoman Empire and Russia signed the Treaty of Brest-Litovsk, which ended Russian participation in World War I. (The treaty was rendered moot by the November 1918 armistice.)

Sunshine on the Prairie

By: plapman, 1:48 PM GMT on March 02, 2010

Today will be sunny with cloudy periods.The high will be near -3C(26F).
Tonight will remain clear with fog patches developing overnight. The overnight low will be -17C(1F).

I see UncleMush got up early and beat me to the day in history. I'll move his post to here. Thanks Mush!

Today's Highlight in History:

On March 2, 1836, the Republic of Texas formally declared its independence from Mexico.

On this date:

In 1793, the first president of the Republic of Texas, Sam Houston, was born near Lexington, Va.

In 1877, Republican Rutherford B. Hayes was declared the winner of the 1876 presidential election over Democrat Samuel J. Tilden, even though Tilden had won the popular vote.

In 1899, Mount Rainier National Park in Washington state was established.

In 1917, Puerto Ricans were granted U.S. citizenship as President Woodrow Wilson signed the Jones-Shafroth Act.

In 1930, English author and poet D.H. Lawrence died in Vence, France at age 44.

In 1939, Roman Catholic Cardinal Eugenio Pacelli (puh-CHEL'-ee) was elected pope on his 63rd birthday; he took the name Pius the 12th.

In 1943, the World War II Battle of the Bismarck Sea began; U.S. and Australian warplanes were able to inflict heavy damage on a Japanese convoy.

In 1977, the U.S. House of Representatives adopted a strict code of ethics.

Is Spring Coming tp the Prairie

By: plapman, 3:10 PM GMT on March 01, 2010

Today will be sunny with cloudy periods and a high of -2C(28F).
Tonight will bring a few clouds with increasing cloudiness after midnight. The overnight low will be-13C(8F).
The Queen let me venture a half a block almost on my own yesterday with Abbey. She stood at the end of our driveway and watched. It's a start for going further when the spring thaw comes.

Today's History from

1974 Watergate grand jury indicts 7 presidential aides
1972 Wilt Chamberlain is 1st NBA player to score 30,000 points
1913 Federal income tax takes effect, 16th amendment
1872 Yellowstone becomes world's 1st national park
1790 1st U.S. census authorized

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