The Northern Edge

Warm and Windy on the Prairie

By: plapman, 2:05 PM GMT on June 30, 2010

Cloudy. Becoming sunny with cloudy periods this morning. Wind becoming southeast 40 km/h (25 mph) gusting to 60 km/h (37 mph) early this morning then diminishing to 20 km/h (12 mph) late this afternoon. High 25C(77F). UV index 10 or very high.
Cloudy periods. Wind southeast 20 km/h (12 mph). Low 16C

I went to the local Citizens on Patrol meeeting last night by bicycle. As I was leaving I wiped out in the police parking lot. No injuries other thsn my pride but a city counciller who attended the meeting caught up to me and gave me a ride home.

Updated: 1:43 PM GMT on July 01, 2010


Sun, Clouds and a Trip to the City

By: plapman, 1:08 PM GMT on June 29, 2010

Today will see a mix of sun and cloud then clearing this afternoon. The high will be 22C(72F).
Tonight will be clear with an overnight low of 11C(52F).

I'm off to the city today for a hearing test. My old hearing aids are dying and it's time for new ones. luckily there covered with Workman's Compensation.

Updated: 2:02 PM GMT on June 30, 2010


Sunshine on the Prairie

By: plapman, 12:57 PM GMT on June 28, 2010

Today will be sunny with fog patches early this morning and a high of 21C(70F).
Tonight will remain clear with an overnight low of 11C(52F).

Today's Events in History from BrainyHistory.Com
1997 "Master Class," closes at Golden Theater New York City after 601 performances
1997 "Steel Peer," closes at Richard Rodgers Theater New York City after 76 performances
1997 TV evangelist Robert Schuller attacks a flight attendant
1996 "Nutty Professor," starring Eddie Murphy opens in theaters in the USA
1995 New Jersey Devils Stanley Cup Victory Party, admidst rumours they were moving to Nashville, goalie Chris Terreri holds up "Nashville? NO WAY!" sign
1994 New York Met Pitcher Dwight Gooden suspended for 60 days due to drug charges
1993 Doctors recommend ligament transplant to Jose Canseco's arm
1993 Jacques Lemaire is named New Jersey Devils 8th Head Coach
1993 Carlton Fisk, 45, released by White Sox, as all time leader of most games caught and most home runs by a catcher
1992 "Chinese Coffee" opens at Circle in Sq Theater New York City for 18 performances
1992 2 earthquakes, including 3rd strongest in U.S. (7.4) rock California
1992 Burharnuddin Rabbani becomes president of Afghanistan
1992 Italian government of Amato forms
1992 Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Rochester Golf International
1992 President Bush's daughter Dorothy marries Bobby Koch
1992 U.S. Dream Team beats Cuba in 1st exhibition basketball game, 133-57
1990 17th annual Daytime Emmy Awards
1990 Emmy 17th Daytime Award presentation - Susan Lucci loses for 11th time
1988 Mike Tyson sues to break contract with manager Bill Cayton
1987 "Dreamgirls" opens at Ambassador Theater New York City for 177 performances
1987 Deb Richard wins LPGA Rochester Golf International
1987 Don Baylor sets career hit-by-pitch mark at 244 (Pitcher Rick Rhoden)
1986 Kenneth and Nellie Pike challenge Alabama Dem runoff win by AG C Graddick
1985 Discovery ferried back to Kennedy Space Center via Bergstrom AFB, Tx
1983 Bridge section along I-95 in Greenwich, Ct collapsed kills 3
1983 NASA launches Galaxy-A
1982 Prince Chuck and Lady Di name their baby "William"
1981 "Piaf" closes at Plymouth Theater New York City after 165 performances
1981 74 government officials die in attack in Iran
1981 Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Sarah Coventry Golf Tournament
1980 New York City transit fare rises from 50 cents to 60 cents
1979 OPEC raises oil prices 24 percent
1978 UNICEF chooses rock group Kansas as ambassadors of goodwill
1978 Supreme Court orders California medical school to admit Allan Bakke a white man claiming reverse discrimination when application was rejected
1977 Billy Hunter becomes Rangers' 4th manager in 6 days
1977 Supreme Court allows Federal control of Nixon tapes papers
1976 1st woman was admitted to Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs Colo
1976 Hijacked French Airbus lands in Entebbe, Uganda
1975 David Bowie releases 'Fame'
1975 Golfer Lee Trevino is struck by lightning at Western Open (Ill)
1974 Fall of earth and rocks kill 200 (Quebrada Blanca Canyon, Colombia)
1974 Wings release "Band on the Run" and "Zoo Gang" in UK
1973 Lawsuit in Detroit challenges Little League's "no girls" rule
1973 Black Sports Hall of Fame forms: Paul Robeson, Elgin Baylor, Jesse Owens, Jim Brown, Wilma Rudolph, Joe Louis and Althea Gibson elected
1971 Phillies' Rick Wise hits 2 home runs and no-hits Reds
1971 Supreme Court (8-0) overturns draft evasion conviction of Muhammad Ali
1970 Mary Mills wins LPGA Len Immke Buick Golf Open
1969 John Hampshire scores 107 on Test cricket debut vs. WI at Lord's
1968 Daniel Ellsberg indicted for leaking Pentagon Papers
1967 George Harrison is fined 6 pounds for speeding
1967 Israel annexes East Jerusalem
1966 Ernie Terrel beats Doug Jones in 15 wba for heavyweight boxing title
1965 1st U.S. ground combat forces in Vietnam authorized by President Johnson
1965 Princess Beatrice and Claus von Amsberg announce engagement
1964 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Waldemar Golf Open
1964 Organization for Afo-American Unity forms in New York by Malcolm X
1963 Belaunde Terry inaugurated as President of Peru
1963 Khrushchev visits East-Berlin
1962 Thalidomide drug banned in Netherlands
1961 Phils and San Francisco set then record longest night game (5h11m) 7-7 15 inn tie
1960 10.40" (26.42 cm) of rainfall, Dunmor, Kentucky (state 24-hour record)
1959 Phils Wally Post is only outfielder to throw out 2 runners in an inning twice (Losing to Giants 6-0)
1958 Brazil becomes world soccer champ in Sweden
1958 Nancy Ramey swims world record 100m (1:09.6)
1957 Reds' fans stuff ballot box, electing 8 Reds as All Star starters
1957 Frick overrules and names Stan Musial, Willie Mays, and Hank Aaron to team
1956 1st atomic reactor built for private research operates Chicago, Illinois
1956 Riots break out in Poznan Poland, 38 die
1954 111 degrees F (44 degrees C) at Camden, South Carolina (state record)
1953 8th U.S. Women's Open Golf Championship won by Betsy Rawls
1951 "Amos 'n' Andy" premieres on CBS TV
1950 "Michael Todd's Peep Show" opens at Winter Garden New York City for 278 performances
1948 U.S. and British airlift to West-Berlin begins
1947 "Temptation (Tim-Tayshun) by Red Ingle with Jo Stafford hits #1
1946 Enrico de Nicola becomes 1st President of Italy
1946 Permanent radio play-by-play of Cleveland Indians games begins
1945 Polish Provisional Government of National Unity set up by Soviets
1942 Colonel General Von Hoth' 6th Pantser enters Voronezj
1942 Dumont TV network begins (WABD New York)
1941 German and Romanian soldiers kill 11,000 Jews in Kishinev
1941 German troops occupy Galicia Poland
1940 "Quiz Kids?" premieres on radio
1940 Romania cedes Bessarabia to Soviet Union
1939 Joe Louis TKOs Tony Galent in 4 for heavyweight boxing title
1939 Pan Am opens southern route transatlantic air service, Dixie Clipper
1939 Yankees hit 13 home runs, sweep A's 23-2 and 10-0
1938 Bradman scores 102* in drawn 2nd Test cricket at Lord's
1935 Earl Averill's consecutive-game streak ends at 673
1935 Franklin D. Roosevelt ordersa federal gold vault to be built at Fort Knox Kentucky
1934 Hitler flies to Essen, Night of Long Knifes
1928 Alfred E. Smith (NY-Gov) nominated for president at Dem Convention
1928 Friedrich Schmiedl attempted rocket mail in Austria (unsuccessful)
1924 Test cricket ump debut for Frank Chester, vs. South Africa at Lord's
1924 Tornado strikes Sandusky Ohio and Lorain Ohio, killing 93
1923 Dodgers lost 7-0 lead, as Phillies score 8 in bottom of 9th
1923 Queen Wilhelmina and Prince Henry for state visit to London
1919 Carl Mazes pitches a complete doubleheader against New York Yankees
1919 Harry S Truman marries Elizabeth Virginia Wallace in Independence
1919 Treaty of Versailles ending WW I signed in France
1918 1st flight between Hawaiian Islands
1917 Potato entrepreneurs begins in Amsterdam
1917 Raggedy Ann doll invented
1914 Austria invades Siberia, WW I
1911 Joseph Caillaux forms government in France
1909 1st French air show, Concours d'Avation opens
1907 Nationals steal a record 13 bases off catcher Branch Rickey
1904 International Anti-Military Cooperation (IAMV) forms in Amsterdam
1902 Congress authorizes Louisiana Purchase Expo $1 gold coin
1902 U.S. buys concession to build Panama canal from French for $40 million
1897 Marquis C de Bonchamps' expedition reaches Gore Ethiopia
1895 El Salvador, Honduras and Nicaragua form Central American Union
1894 Labor Day established as a federal employees holiday
1892 Phillies tie club record of 16 straight victories
1887 Phillies most lopsided shut-out beating Indianapolis 24-0
1874 Freedmen's Bank closes
1869 Amsterdam typographer strike
1862 Day 4 of 7 Days-Battle of Savage's Station/Garnett's Farm, Virginia
1861 Leipzig Observatory discovers short-period (6.2 yrs) Comet d'Arrest
1859 1st dog show held, Newcastle-on-Tyne, England
1838 Britain's Queen Victoria crowned in Westminster Abbey
1832 Gerrit Moll measures noise of guns
1820 Tomato is proven non-poisonous
1807 British troops lands at Ensenada, Argentina
1778 Battle of Monmouth, New Jersey (General Washington beats Clinton)
1778 Mary Ludwig Hayes "Molly Pitcher" aids American patriots
1776 Charleston, South Carolina repulses British sea attack
1770 Quakers open a school for blacks in Philadelphia
1762 1st reported counterfeiting attempt, Boston
1762 Russian tsarina Catharina II grabs power
1748 Riot after public execution in Amsterdam, 200+ killed
1675 Battle at Fehrbellin: Brandenburgs army beats Sweden
1635 French colony of Guadeloupe established in Caribbean
1629 Peace of Ales: Rights of French huguenots limited
1593 Earl Mauritius conquerors Geertruidenberg
1583 Duke French van Valois returns to France
1575 Spanish troops conquer Buren
1524 Duke van Bourbon occupies Province
1519 King Carlos I elected Roman Catholic German emperor Charles V
1485 Gent/Brugge/Ieper recognize Maximilian of Austria as regent of Netherlands
1461 Edward IV crowned king of England
1245 1st Council of Lyons (13th ecumenical council) opens
1119 Battle of Sarmada - Emir Ilghazi defeat French Crusaders
767 St. Paul I ends his reign as Catholic Pope

Updated: 1:07 PM GMT on June 29, 2010


Sunshine and Showers

By: plapman, 12:20 PM GMT on June 27, 2010

Today will start sunny with cloudy periods then increasing cloudiness near noon with a 60% chance of showers or thunderstorms this afternoon. The wind becoming westerly at 20 km/h (12 mph) early this morning. The high is expected tyo be 23C(73F).
Tonight will be cloudy with a 60% chance of showers or thunderstorms early this evening. The wind will be north at 20 km/h (12 mph) becoming light overnight. The overnight low will be 12C(54F).

I think I'm going to report the bright light in the sky as a UFO.

Updated: 12:56 PM GMT on June 28, 2010


Warm and Wet on the Prairie

By: plapman, 1:59 PM GMT on June 26, 2010

Today will see increasing cloudiness with 70% chance of showers or thunderstorms this afternoon. The high will be 27C(81F).
Tonight will bring more showers with a few thunderstorms ending near midnight then cloudy. The low tonight will be 15C(59F).

Today's Events in History From BrainyHistory.Com
1997 Galileo, Ganymede Observations, Orbit 9
1997 Supreme Court strikes down Internet indecency law
1997 Supreme Court upholds doctor-assisted suicide ban
1995 Gunmen ambush Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, escapes unharmed
1994 "Broken Glass" closes at Booth Theater New York City after 73 performances
1994 "Medea" closes at Longacre Theater New York City after 82 performances
1994 104 degrees F (40 degrees C) at Denver Colorado
1994 107 degrees F (41.6 degrees C) at Albuquerque New Mexico
1994 112 degrees F (44.4 degrees C) at El Paso Texas
1994 122 degrees F (50 degrees C) at Laughlin Nevada
1994 126 degrees F (52.2 degrees C) in Death Valley California
1994 Actor Brandon Cruz (32) weds Elizabeth Finkelstein (26)
1994 Air Ivory Fokker's-27 crashes at Abidjan (16 killed/1 lives)
1994 Donna Andrews wins ShopRite LPGA Golf Classic
1994 Kirby Puckett pass Rod Carew with 2,088 hit as Twin's top hit leader
1994 PLO-leader Yasser Arafat returns to Gaza after 27 years
1994 U.S. loses to Romania 1-0 in 1994 soccer world cup
1993 "Late Night with David Letterman" airs for last time on NBC-TV
1993 Actress Julia Roberts and country singer Lyle Lovett wed
1993 New York Met Eddie Murray is 20th to get 1,600 RBIs
1993 Rebecca Jones, of Georgia, 18, crowned America's Junior Miss
1993 Clinton orders cruise missle strike on Iraqi secret service in Baghdad
1992 India leases Tin Bigha corridor to Bangladesh
1992 New York City's Metropolitan Transportation Authority votes to ban cigarette ads on Jan 1, 1993
1992 Supreme Court rules fund soliciting can be banned at airports
1991 "Getting Married" opens at Circle in Sq Theater New York City for 70 performances
1991 ANC leader Nelson Mandela addresses congress
1991 Amy Elizabeth Goodman, of California, crowned America's Junior Miss
1991 Charlotte Hornets make Larry Johnson of UNLV, NBA's #1 draft pick
1990 122 degrees F in Phoenix, Arizona
1990 8 KS and OK radio stations boycott k d lang, due to her anti-meat ad
1990 New Kid on the Block Donnie Wahlberg release from hospital after fall
1989 Canada updates coins with a new potrait of the Queen
1989 Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson marry for 2nd time
1988 Kathy Postlewait wins LPGA McDonald's Golf Championship
1987 Losing 9-0 to Red Sox, Yankees score 11 in 3rd and win 12-11 in 10 inn
1987 Supreme Court Justice Lewis F. Powell, Jr. announces his retirement
1986 South African journalist Zwelakhe Sisulu arrested
1984 1st flight of Shuttle Discovery (41-D) scrubbed at T -4
1984 Barbra Streisand records "Here We Are at Last"
1983 "Show Boat" closes at Uris Theater New York City after 73 performances
1983 Ayako Okamoto wins LPGA Rochester Golf International
1982 Carlos Lopes runs Europe record 10k (27:34.39)
1982 Marie Osmond marries Steve Craig
1982 U.S. vetos United Nations Security Council resolution for a limited withdrawal from Beirut of Israeli and Palestine Liberation Organization forces
1981 "For Your Eyes Only" premieres in U.S.
1979 Heavyweight Muhammad Ali confirms that his 3rd retirement is final
1979 Rocker Nigel Olsson runs a stop sign, crashes and kills a driver
1978 Brittany separatists bomb Palace of Versailles in France
1978 First dedicated oceanographic satellite, SEASAT 1, launched
1977 42 die in fire inmate causes at Maury County Jail in Columbia, Tennessee
1977 Debbie Austin wins LPGA Hoosier Golf Classic
1977 Elvis Presley sings in Indianapolis, last performance of his career
1976 WS shortstop Toby Harrah plays DH without touching a batted ball
1975 Cher divorces Sonny Bono
1975 Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi declares a state of emergency
1974 Liz Taylor's 5th divorce (Richard Burton)
1973 London production of "Grease" premieres
1972 Bob Massie takes 16 wickets (8-84 and 8-53) on Test cricket debut vs. Eng
1972 IRA proclaims resistant in North-Ireland
1971 "Man of La Mancha" closes at ANTA Washington Square Theater New York City after 2329 performances
1971 Angels suspend Alex Johnson (after 5 benchings and 29 fines)
1970 Frank Robinson hits 2 grand slams as Orioles beat Senators 12-2
1968 Executive Council decides both AL and NL to divide into 2 divisions
1968 Iwo Jima and Bonin Islands returned to Japan by US
1967 Pope Paul VI names 27 new cardinals
1966 "Time for Singing" closes at Broadway Theater New York City after 41 performances
1966 Carol Mann wins LPGA Waterloo Women's Golf Open Invitational
1966 Kanton Bazel leads female suffrage in Switzerland
1965 Wallon party forms in Belgium
1964 Beatles release "A Hard Day's Night" album
1964 Blacks and Whites riot over racial segregation in St. Augustine
1964 Moise Tsjombe forms government in Congo
1963 Alfons Gorbach forms Austrian government
1963 Dutch 2nd Chamber condemns commercial TV
1963 Kennedy visits W Berlin "Ich bin ein Berliner" (I am a Berliner)
1962 Blacks begin passive resistance in Cairo Ill
1962 Boston Red Sox Earl Wilson no-hits LA Angels, 2-0
1962 WSEC (now WLRN) TV channel 17 in Miami, Florida (PBS) begins broadcasting
1960 British Somaliland (now Somalia) gains independence from Britain
1960 Hall of Fame allows veteran committee to vote annually
1960 Italian Somaliland declares independence from Italian-administration
1960 Madagascar (formerly Malagasy Rep) declares independence from France
1959 Ingemar Johansson TKOs Floyd Patterson in 3 for heavywgt boxing title
1959 Queen Elizabeth and President Eisenhower open St. Lawrence Seaway
1958 Gaston Eyskens becomes premier of Belgium
1958 Mackinac Straits Bridge, Michigan dedicated
1958 Vanguard SLV-2 launched for Earth orbit (failed)
1955 Actor Geoffrey Holder marries Carmen de Lavallade
1955 Freedom Charter signed in South Africa
1955 Patty Berg wins LPGA Western Golf Open
1954 Jim Peters runs marathon in 2:17:39.4
1953 KCTV (now KLST) TV channel 8 in San Angelo, Texas (CBS) 1st broadcast
1953 Russian vice-premier/interior minister Beria arrested
1952 Dutch social democratic party wins elections (29%)
1952 Nelson Mandela and 51 others infringe South Africa curfew
1950 President Gottwald of Czechoslovakia confirms Milada Horakova's death sentence
1949 1st Belgian parliamentary election where women can vote (CVP gains)
1948 U.S. denounces Soviet blockade of Berlin
1946 Dutch Nazi collaborator Arnold Meijer sentenced to 5 years
1946 Fred Allen's last radio show, his guest is Jack Benny
1945 England win the second Victory test cricket at Bramall Lane by 41 runs
1945 U.N. Charter signed by 50 nations in SF
1944 2nd British army reaches Grainville-Mouen line
1944 Yankees, Dodgers and Giants play unique 6 inn game for War Bonds, each playing successive innings, final score Dodgers-5, Yankees-1 and Giants-0
1942 German assault on British at Mersa Matruh
1941 Finland enters WW II against Russia
1941 Lithuanian fascist massacre 2,300 Jews in Kovno
1940 End of U.S.S.R. experimental calendar; Gregorian readopted 6/27
1938 Cincinnati Red Lonny Frey hits 8 doubles in a doubleheader
1937 Test cricket debut of Len Hutton vs. New Zealand at Lord's, scores 0 and 1
1936 1st flight of Fw61 helicopter
1936 Everett Marshall beats Ali Baba in Columbus, to become wrestling champ
1935 Andrew Sandham's 100th FC hundred, 103 vs. Hants
1935 Lloyd Waner sets record of 18 putouts in center in doubleheader
1935 SDAP and CPH achieve majority in city council in Amsterdam
1935 Work service for recent graduate obligatory in Germany
1934 Franklin D. Roosevelt signs Federal Credit Union Act, establishing Credit Unions
1934 Germany and Poland sign no-attack treaty
1934 W. E. B. Du Bois resigns position at NAACP
1929 ENKA/Vereinigte Glanzstoff Factory merge AKU (Genl Kunstzijde Union)
1927 Comet 7P/Pons-Winnecke approaches within 0.0394 AUs of Earth
1924 After 8 years of occupation, U.S. troops leave Dominican Republic
1924 Ziegfeld Follies opens on Broadway
1919 N.Y. Daily News begins publishing
1917 1st U.S. Expeditionary Force arrive in France during WW I
1916 Cleveland Indians experiment with #s on their jerseys (one game)
1915 Germany suppresses its "Vorwarts" newspaper after it called for peace
1912 Gustav Mahlers 9th Symphony premieres in Vienna
1911 Nieuport sets an aircraft speed record of 83 mph, 133 kph
1910 1st federal corrupt election practices law passed
1910 24th U.S. Womens Tennis: H Hotchkiss Wightman beats L Hammond (64 62)
1910 Hazel Hotchkiss wins U.S. Lawn Tennis Association championship
1909 23rd U.S. Womens Tennis: H Hotchkiss beats Maud Barger-Wallach (60 61)
1909 Victoria and Albert Museum opens in London
1907 Bolsheviks overthrows transport in Tiflis
1906 Hongar Szisz wins 1st Grand-Prix (Le Mans, France)
1902 Order of Merit instituted by King Edward VII
1902 Start of Sherlock Holmes "Adventure of 3 Garidebs"
1900 Dr. Walter Reed begins research that beats Yellow Fever
1896 1st movie theater in U.S. opens, charging 10 cents for admission
1894 Karl Benz of Germany receives U.S. patent for gasoline-driven auto
1879 Ismael Pasha resigns as khedive of Egypt
1870 1st section of Atlantic City (NJ) Boardwalk opens
1870 Wagner's opera "Valkyrie" premieres in Munich
1862 Battle of Beaver Dam Creek-Union repulses Confederacy in Virginia
1862 Day 2 of 7 Days-Battle of Mechanicsville Virginia (Meadow Bridge)
1862 U.S. Army of Virginia established under General John Pope
1857 62 receive Victoria Cross
1857 Cawnpore England massacre
1848 1st pure food law enacted in U.S.
1844 U.S. President John Tyler marries Julia Gardiner in New York City
1843 Hong Kong proclaimed a British Crown Colony
1807 Lightning hits gunpowder warehouse in Luxembourg; 230 die
1797 Charles Newbold patents 1st cast-iron plow. He can't sell it to farmers, though, they fear effects of iron on soil!
1794 Battle of Colors: France under Jourdan beats Austrian army
1721 Dr. Zabdiel Boylston gives 1st smallpox inoculations in America
1714 Spain and Netherlands sign peace/trade agreement
1630 Swedish troops under Gustaf II Adolf lands at Peenemunde
1553 Christ's Hospital in England granted a charter
1498 Toothbrush invented
1483 Duke of Gloucester appoints himself English king Richard III
1483 Richard III usurps English throne
1409 Council of Pisa selects Petros Philargi as 3rd Pope: Alexander V
1284 Pied Piper lures 130 children of Hamelin away (actually happened)
684 St. Benedict II begins his reign as Catholic Pope

Updated: 12:18 PM GMT on June 27, 2010


More Showers on the Prairie

By: plapman, 1:43 PM GMT on June 25, 2010

Today will see a mix of sun and cloud with a 60% chance of showers late this afternoon with risk of a thunderstorm. Hazy. The high will be 23C(73F).
Tonight will have cloudy periods and a 60% chance of showers this evening with risk of a thunderstorm. The overnight low will be 16C(61F).

Updated: 1:59 PM GMT on June 26, 2010


A 32 Year Old Lawn Chair Rescued

By: plapman, 12:54 PM GMT on June 24, 2010

Today will bring a mix of sun and cloud.The high is expected ro be near 25C(77F).
Tonight will become cloudy late this evening with 60% chance of showers late this evening and overnight. . The overnight low will be 13C(55F).

The other day I went over to my old home and had a look at the renovations the new owner is making. What a change! I came across a wooden lawnchair my father received when he retired in 1978. I contacted the new owner and asked to buy the chair from him. He gave it to me. Last night the neighbor and me brought it home. I thought the old chair had been thrown out years ago but I guess my mother had it hid away. My father passed away in April 1980 and only got 1 summers use of it.

Updated: 1:43 PM GMT on June 25, 2010


Warm a Sunny on the Prairie

By: plapman, 12:56 PM GMT on June 23, 2010

Today will be sunny with a high of 26C(79F).
Tonight will bring some cloudy periods. Low 14C(57F).

I have a picnic to attend today for visually impaired persons. They had to move the event indoors due to mosquitoes.
The city started a spraying program yesterday. Hopefully that will give a couple of evenings with being carried away by the pests.

Todays Events in History from
1996 Nintendo 64 goes on sale in Japan
1986 Tip O'Neill, Representative-D-Massachusetts, refuses to let Reagan address House
1976 CCN Tower in Toronto, tallest free-standing structure, 555 m, opens
1956 Gamal Abdel Nasser elected president of Egypt
1860 U.S. Secret Service created

Updated: 12:51 PM GMT on June 24, 2010


Shoers Again

By: plapman, 12:48 PM GMT on June 22, 2010

Today will bring increasing cloudiness with a 60% chance of showers or thunderstorms this afternoon and risk of a severe thunderstorm. There may be fog patches early this morning. The high will be near 25C(77F).
Tonight will be cloudy with a 60% chance of showers or thunderstorms this evening and risk of a severe thunderstorm. There will be clearing near midnight. The overnight low will be 13C(55F).

My daughter dropped in yesterday and took me and the new grandson out for icecream. I hsd the ice cream but she wouldn't let me share with him.
The city is supposed to start mosquitoe fogging tonight. It will be nice to be able to go outside in the evening without being swarmed by the pests.
Today's Events in History from BrainyHistory.Com
2002 Earthquake kills at least 260 in western Iran
1997 Ernie Els wins golf's Buick Classic
1997 Nationwide Senior Golf Championship
1997 Penny Hammel wins LPGA Rochester International
1997 World Bowl: Barcelona Dragon beat Rhein Fire, 38-24
1996 29th Curtis Cup: Great Britain and Ireland, 11 - 6
1996 Michael Moorer beats Axel Shultz in 11 for IBF heavywgt boxing title
1996 Saurav Ganguly scores 131 at Lord's on Test cricket debut
1994 48th NBA Championship: Houston Rockets beat New York Knicks, 4 games to 3
1994 Ken Griffey, Jr. breaks Ruth's record for most home runs by end of June (31)
1994 Mets reliever John Franco sets lefty save mark at 253
1994 U.S. beats Colombia 2-1 in 1994 soccer world cup (1st win since 1950)
1993 New York Met Anthony Young ties record of 23rd straight lose
1992 2 skeletons excavated in Yekaterinburg ID'ed as Czar Nicholas II and wife
1992 Supreme Court rules hate crime laws violated free-speech rights
1991 "I Hate Hamlet" closes at Walter Kerr Theater New York City after 88 performances
1991 Quebec Nordiques pick Eric Lindros #1 at NHL entry draft
1991 Underwater volcano, Mount Didicas, erupts in Philippines
1990 Billy Joel performs a concert at Yankee Stadium
1990 Braves replace manager Russ Nixon with General Manager Bobby Cox
1990 Florida passes a law prohibits wearing a throng bathing suit
1990 Longest game in Toronto, Yankees beat Blue Jays 8-7 in 15 inns
1987 Tom Seaver retires after 3rd try with New York Mets
1986 Judy Dickinson wins LPGA Rochester Golf International
1986 Spain's premier Gonzalez' Socialist Party wins elections
1985 "Grind" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater New York City after 79 performances
1985 "Smuggler's Blues" by Glenn Frey peaks at #12
1984 Calvin Griffith signs letter of intent to sell ownership of Twins
1984 Carl Pohlad becomes CEO of Minnesota Twins
1984 Jolande van de Meer swims Dutch record 800 m freestyle (8:39.30)
1984 Joseph Luns resigns as Secretary-General of NATO
1983 "Monty Python's The Meaning of Life," released in France
1983 1st time a satellite is retrieved from orbit, by Space Shuttle
1983 NHL institutes a 5 minute sudden death overtime period
1982 Manhattan institutes bus-only lanes
1982 Pete Rose gets his 3,772nd hit, moves past Aaron into 2nd place
1982 Prince Chuck and Lady Di take Prince William home from hospital
1982 Susan Lea Hammett, of Miss, 18, crowned 25th America's Junior Miss
1981 2 Habash terrorists attack a travel agency in Greece killing 2
1981 Iran president Bani Sadr deposed
1981 John McEnroe exhibits a disgraceful act of misbehavior at Wimbledon
1981 Mark David Chapman pleads guilty to killing John Lennon
1980 Jim King begins riding Miracle Strip Roller coaster 368 hours
1980 Joanne Carner wins LPGA Lady Keystone Golf Open
1979 Larry Holmes TKOs Mike Weaver in 12 for heavyweight boxing title
1979 Little Richard quits rock and roll for religious pursuit
1979 Pro Football Researchers Association forms, Canton, Ohio
1978 James Christy's discovery of Pluto's moon Charon announced
1978 Neo-Nazis call off plans to march in Jewish community of Skokie, Illinois
1977 Former AG John Mitchell starts 19 months in Alabama prison
1977 Walt Disney's "Rescuers" released
1976 "Godspell" opens at Broadhurst Theater New York City for 527 performances
1976 San Diego Padre pitcher Randy Jones ties record of 68 innings without a walk
1975 Betsy Cullen wins LPGA Hoosier Golf Classic
1973 Dutch High Council stops fluorine addition to drink water
1973 George Harrison releases "Living in the Material World"
1973 Skylab 2's astronauts land
1972 "Man of La Mancha" opens at Beaumont Theater New York City for 140 performances
1970 President Nixon signs 26th amendment, voting age lowered to 18
1970 Supreme Court ruled juries of less than 12 are constitutional
1970 WSWO TV channel 26 in Springfield, OH (ABC) suspends broadcasting
1969 Cleveland's Cuyahgo River catches fire
1969 Susie Berning wins LPGA Pabst Ladies' Golf Classic
1968 "Here Come Da Judge" by The Buena Vistas peaks at #88
1966 "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" opens
1965 Freddie Trueman ends his Test cricket career, vs. New Zealand at Lord's
1963 "Little" Stevie Wonder (13) releases "Fingertips"
1962 1st test flight of Hoovercraft
1962 French Boeing 707 crashes at Guadeloupe, 113 killed
1961 Moise Tsjombe freed from prison in Congo
1961 Beatles record Aint She Sweet, Cry for a Shadow, When the Saints Go Marching In, Why, Nobody's Child and My Bonnie, in Hamburg
1959 "Along Came Jones" by Coasters peaks at #9
1959 "Class" by Chubby Checker peaks at #38
1959 Eddie Lubanski bowls 2 consecutive perfect games
1959 Most Phillies strike out in a game (16 by Sandy Koufax)
1959 Shunryu Suzuki completes his historical Japan to San Francisco voyage
1958 Game in Kansas City between A's and Red Sox delayed 29 minutes due to tornado
1958 Patty Berg wins LPGA Western Golf Open
1955 Antonio Segni forms government in Italy
1955 U.S. air patrol plane shot down above Bering sea
1954 Congress passes revised organic act for Virgin Islands
1951 Gene Rayburn and Dee Finch show premieres on NBC radio
1949 Ezzard Charles beats Jersey Joe Walcott in 15 for hw boxing title
1947 Ewell Blackwell just misses pitching back-to-back no-hitters (9th inn)
1946 Alec Bedser takes 7-49 vs. India on 1st day of his 1st Test cricket
1944 British 14th army frees Imphal Assam
1944 Franklin D. Roosevelt signs "GI Bill of Rights", Servicemen's Readjustment Act
1944 Longest shut out in Phillies history, Phils beat Braves 1-0 in 15 inn
1944 Boston Brave Jim Tobin 2nd no-hitter of yr beats Phils, 7-0 in 5 inn
1943 WEB DuBois becomes 1st Black member of National Institute of Letters
1942 Japanese submarine in mouth of Columbia River, Oregon
1942 Jewish Brigade attached by British Army in WW II, forms
1941 Estonians starts armed resistance against Soviet occupation
1941 Germany attacks the Soviet Union and occupies the Baltic states
1941 Germany, Italy and Romania declares war on Soviet Union during WW II
1941 Michael Gerasimov opens grave of Tamerlan "Lenk"
1940 France falls to Nazi Germany; armistice signed, France disarms
1940 SS rounds up 31 German/Polish/Dutch Jews in Roermond, Netherlands
1939 Future Queen Elizabeth of England meets future husband Philip
1938 Joe Louis KOs Max Schmeling at 2:04 of 1st round at Yankee Stadium
1937 Joe Louis KOs James J. Braddock in 18 for heavyweight boxing title
1936 Harry Froboess dives 110 m from airship into Bodensee and survives
1936 Virgin Islands receives a constitution from U.S., Organic Act
1933 German social-democratic party, SPD, forbidden
1932 NL, finally approves players wearing numbers
1931 RVU, Radio-Volks-University, forms
1930 Lou Gehrig hits 3 home runs in a game, Ruth hits 3 in doubleheader
1929 Mel Ott (Giants) homers off Leo Sweetland (Phillies) in doubleheader
1926 Cardinals pick up 39-year-old Grover Alexander on waivers from Cubs
1925 Spain and France fight Morocco
1921 Paavo Nurmi runs world record 10,000m (30:40.2)
1918 32nd U.S. Womens Tennis: Molla Bjurstedt Mallory beats E E Goss (64 63)
1918 Circus train rammed by troop train kills 68, Ivanhoe, Illinois
1915 BMT, then Brooklyn Rapid Transit, begins subway service
1911 King George V of England crowned
1910 1st Zeppelin with passengers sets afloat
1906 Hakon VII crowned king of Norway
1894 Harry Houdini marries Bessie Rahner
1893 British fleet under Vice-Admiral George Tryon leaves Beirut
1889 Louisville Colonels set ML baseball record with 26th consecutive loss
1875 Garonne Flood: great damage in Verdun and Toulouse, kills about 1,000
1874 Dr. Andrew T Sill, of Macon Missouri, finds science of osteopathy
1874 Game of lawn tennis introduced
1873 Prince Edward Island joins Canada
1870 1st Boardwalk in America invented
1870 Congress creates Department of Justice
1868 Arkansas re-enters U.S.
1865 1st class cricket debut of Dr. W. G. Grace
1864 Battle of Ream's Station, Virginia, Wilson's Raid
1864 Skirmish at Culp's (Kulp's) House, Georgia
1851 Fire destroys part of San Francisco
1849 Stephen C. Massett opens courthouse using only piano in California
1848 Barnburners (anti-slavery) party nominates Martin Van Buren for president
1847 Doughnut created
1832 John Howe patents pin manufacturing machine
1815 2nd abdication of Napoleon (after Waterloo)
1814 1st match at the present Lord's, MCC vs. Herefordshire
1812 Napoleon's Grand Army invades Russia
1808 Zebulon Pike reaches his peak
1807 British board USS Chesapeake, a provocation leading to War of 1812
1799 England and Russia decide to invade Bataafse Republic
1775 1st Continental currency issued ($3,000,000)
1774 English parliament accepts Quebec Act
1772 Slavery outlawed in England
1745 Bonnie Prince Charles sails to Scotland
1740 King Frederik II of Prussia ends torture and guarantees religion and freedom of the press
1675 Royal Greenwich Observatory established in England by Charles II
1633 Galileo Galilei forced to recant Earth orbits Sun by Pope (but on Oct 31, 1992, Vatican admits it was wrong)
1611 Henry Hudson and son set adrift in Hudson Bay by mutineers
1596 Cornelis de Houtmans fleet reaches Banten Java
1559 Jewish quarter of Prague burned and looted
1533 Ferdinand of Austria and Sultan Suleiman sign peace treaty
1497 Antitax insurrection in Cornwall suppressed at Blackheath
1476 Battle at Morat/Murten: Charles the Stout invades Switzerland
1377 Richard II succeeds Edward III as king of England
1342 Bilbo Baggins returns to his home at Bag End, (Shire Reconning)
816 Pope Stephen IV, V, elected to succeed Leo III
431 Council of Ephesus (3rd ecumenical council) opens

Updated: 12:55 PM GMT on June 23, 2010


The Showers Won't Quit on the Prairie

By: plapman, 1:56 PM GMT on June 21, 2010

Today will be cloudy with sunny periods and a 60% chance of showers with risk of a thunderstorm. The high is expected to be 25C(77F).
Tonight will be cloudy with a 60% chance of showers this evening with risk of a thunderstorm. The overnight low will be 17C(63F).
I'm late getting on this morning. the Queen had me at Walmart before the doors opened at 8:00. it seems the gGranddaughters needed swimsuits.
I saw on the news last night that Medicine Hat Alberta is geeting severe flooding from the rains. My sister drove here from there yesterday, I'll have to get a personal report from her.
Today's Events in History from

2001 Total solar eclipse in Madagascar-Atl Ocean (4m56s)
1998 98th U.S. Golf Open: at Olympic Club SF
1997 "Defending the Caveman," closes at Helen Hayes New York City after 671 performances
1997 35th NHL draft Boston picks center Joe Thornton 1st
1997 Women's National Basketball Association begins as New York Liberty beats LA Sparks
1994 Steffi Graf becomes 1st defending tennis champ to lose in 1st round of a major tournament (Wimbledon to Lorrie McNeal)
1993 "Camelot" opens at Gershwin Theater New York City for 56 performances
1993 English mathematician Andrew Wiles proves last theorem of Fermat
1993 STS-57 (Endeavour) launches into orbit
1992 92nd U.S. Golf Open: Tom Kite shoots a 285 at Pebble Beach GL California
1992 Actor Michael Chiklis (Commish) marries Michelle Epstein
1992 Actress Marina Sirtis, Star Trek NG, marries rocker Michael Lamper
1992 Danielle Ammaccapan wins LPGA Lady Keystone Golf Open
1992 Last day of test cricket for Ian Botham and Allan Lamb
1991 Islanders Denis Potvan and Michael Bossy inducted into NHL Hall of Fame
1991 Jorg Haider resigns as premier of Karinthia
1991 New York Islanders Denis Potvin and Mike Bossy, elected to Hockey Hall of Fame
1990 Little Richard gets a star on Hollywood's walk of fame
1990 Parliament of W and E Germany recognize Oder-Neissegrens
1990 U.S. House of Representatives vote 254-177 to stop U.S. flag burning, doesn't pass
1990 At Yankee Stadium rally, Nelson Mandela dons a New York Yankee baseball cap and proclaims "I am a Yankee!"
1989 Carlton Fisk becomes AL catcher home run hitter, 307th at Yankee stadium
1989 Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson remarry
1989 Supreme Court rules ok to burn U.S. flag as a political expression
1989 Yankees trade Rickey Henderson to A's for Plunk, Cadaret and Polonia
1988 42nd NBA Championship: Los Angeles Lakers beat Detroit Pistons, 4 games to 3
1988 Many killed at demonstration against general Ne Win in Rangoon
1988 Rascals begin 1st tour in 20 years
1987 87th U.S. Golf Open: Scott Simpson shoots a 277 at Olympic Club in SF
1987 Ayako Okamoto wins LPGA Lady Keystone Golf Open
1987 Discovery rolls over from OPF to Vandenberg AFB
1987 Mike Tyson sexually harasses a parking lot attendant
1986 "Living on Video" by Trans-X peaks at #61
1986 "Vienna Calling" by Falco peaks at #18
1986 Bo Jackson, Heisman Trophy winner, singns with Kansas City Royals
1986 Heike Drechsler of East Germany long jumps 7.45 m (women's record)
1986 President Reagan gives speech defending his judicial appointments
1985 American, Brazilian and West German forensic pathologists confirm skeletal remains exhumed in Brazil were Nazi Dr. Josef Mengele
1983 Stephanie Kay Ashmore, of Alabama, 18, crowned America's Junior Miss
1983 Tennis ace Arthur Ashe undergoes double bypass heart surgery
1982 Paul McCartney releases "Take it Away"
1982 Washington D.C. jury finds John Hinckley, Jr. innocent by insanity
1982 John Hinckley found not guilty of 1981 attempted assassination of President Reagan by reason of insanity
1981 12-bottle case of 1979 Napamedoc Cabernet wine auctioned for $24,000
1981 81st U.S. Golf Open: David Graham shoots 273 at Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, Pennsylvania
1981 Don Fagan and Walter Becker quit Steely Dan
1981 Joanne Carner wins LPGA Lady Keystone Golf
1981 Riots at Casablanca, kills 66-200
1981 Socialists/communists win French parliamentary election
1979 Sri Lanka beat Canada by 60 runs to win the 1st ICC Trophy
1978 Andrew Lloyd Webber and Rice's musical "Evita," premiers in London
1977 Former White House chief of staff home run Haldeman enters prison
1977 Menachem Begin (Likud), becomes Israel's 6th PM
1976 Berlinguers PCI wins election in Italy
1975 "Jaws" by Steven Spielberg opens
1975 Elton John, Eagles and Beach Boys play Wembley
1975 Ritchie Blackmore quits Deep Purple, forms Rainbow
1975 Soyuz 19 returns to Earth
1975 West Indies beat Australia by 17 runs to win Cricket World Cup
1971 50,000 attend Celebration of Life, rock concert, McCrea Louisiana
1971 71st U.S. Golf Open: Lee Trevino shoots a 280 at Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, Pennsylvania
1971 Indians Ken Harrelson retires from baseball to play pro golf
1971 International Court of Justice asks South Africa to pull out of Namibia
1970 70th U.S. Golf Open: Tony Jacklin shoots a 281 at Hazeltine National Minn
1970 Brazil beats Italy, 4-1, to win soccer's World Cup, in Mexico City
1970 Detroit's Cesar Gutierrez goes 7-for-7 to tie a record set in 1892
1970 Judy Rankin wins LPGA George Washington Golf Classic
1969 Dmitri Shostakovich's 14th Symphony, premieres in Moscow
1969 John Pennel pole vaults world record (5.45 m)
1969 Zager and Evans release "In the Year 2525"
1968 Supreme Court Chief Justice Earl Warren resigns
1967 Yankees take 5-3 lead in 11th and lose 6-5, in 2nd game Red Sox lead 3-2 in 9th and Yankees beat them 6-3
1966 Queen Juliana opens Coen tunnel in Amsterdam
1965 65th U.S. Golf Open: Gary Player shoots 282 at Bellerive CC in St. Louis
1964 Beckwith arrested for murder of Medger Evers, found guilty 30 yr later
1964 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Lady Carling Eastern Golf Open
1964 Phillies Jim Bunning pitches perfect game (Mets) on Fathers day, in 2nd game of DH, Mets get 3 hits, 3 being fewest hits in NL DH
1963 Pope Paul VI (Giovanni Battista Montini) succeeds John XXIII
1962 USAF Major Robert M White takes X-15 to 75,190 m
1960 Armin Hary runs world record 100m (10.0)
1956 Anti-protons detected in the atmosphere
1956 East Germany frees almost 19,000 prisoners
1956 Oriole Connie Johnson beats WS Jack Harshman (1-0) in dual 1 hitters
1954 John Landy runs world record mile (3:58.0)
1952 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Women's Western Golf Open
1951 "17" opens at Broadhurst Theater New York City for 180 performances
1951 Patty Berg wins LPGA Women's Western Golf Open
1951 Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Evangelii praecones
1950 Joe DiMaggio gets his 2,000th hit
1948 1st stored computer program run, on Manchester Mark I
1948 33 1/3 RPM LP record introduced (DR Peter Goldmark-Columbia Records)
1948 Lord Mountbatten resigns as Governor-General of India
1948 Rhodes conference on Israeli-Arab war opens
1948 WNAC (now KNEV) TV channel 7 in Boston, MA (CBS) begins broadcasting
1948 Columbia commits to 33 1/3 rpm records, plans to phase out 78's as Dr. Peter Goldmark of CBS demonstrates "long playing record"
1946 10 die in fire at Baker Hotel, Dallas Texas
1946 Bill Veeck purchases the Cleveland Indians for $2.2 million
1946 Federal judge rules Seattle club doesn't have to play returning serviceman
1945 U.S. defeat Japanese forces on Okinawa during WW II
1943 Federal troops put down racial riot in Detroit 30 dead
1942 129 degrees F (54 degrees C), Tirat Zevi, Israel
1942 Jacqueline Kennedy's mother marries Hugh Auchincloss
1942 President Roosevelt/premier Churchill arrives in Washington, D.C.
1942 Rommel takes Tobruk in North Africa
1942 Seinheuer throws female world record spear (47.24m)
1941 2nd French troops occupies Damascus Syria
1941 After winning 20 straight at Fenway, Lefty Grove loses to Browns
1940 German occupiers disband Dutch States-General/Council of State
1939 Doctors reveal Lou Gehrig has amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
1939 New York Yankees announce Lou Gehrig's retirement
1938 Baseball's Pinky Higgins gets 12th straight hit
1938 Bradman scores 101* in 77 minutes, Australia vs. Lancashire
1937 French People's front government-Blum falls
1933 1st Great Lakes-to-Gulf of Mexico barge trip completed, New Orleans
1932 Heavyweight Jack Sharkey TKOs Max Schmeling (New York City)
1932 Jack Sharkey beats Max Schmeling in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
1930 Ruth hits 3 home runs as Yankees blow 6-0 lead in 7th and lose 15-7
1924 NCRV, Dutch Christian Radio Society, forms
1923 Marcus Garvey sentenced to 5 years for using mail to defraud
1921 HSC '21 soccer team forms in Haaksbergen
1919 Bauer forms German government
1919 German Admiral von Reuter scuttles his own captured fleet
1917 Hawaiian Red Cross forms
1916 Boston Rube Forster no-hits New York Yankees, 2-0
1916 Mexican troops beat U.S. expeditionary force under General Pershing
1915 Anti-British revolt in South Africa ends with arrest of General De Law
1913 Tiny Broadwick is 1st woman to parachute from an airplane
1907 13th U.S. Golf Open: Alec Ross shoots a 302 at Philadelphia Cricket Club PA
1907 E. W. Scripps founded United Press
1904 Boston Herald tells of Red Sox trade "Dougherty as a Yankee," 1st known reference to New York club as Yankees (became Yankees in 1913)
1903 Sherlock Holmes "Adventure of Mazarine Stone" takes place
1900 Dodgers score 7 in top of 11th to go ahead of Phillies, 20-13, In bottom of 11th Phillies stalls so umpire forfeits game to Dodgers
1898 Guam becomes a territory of U.S.
1895 British Roseberry government falls
1894 Workers in Pittsburgh strike Pullman sleeping car company
1893 1st Ferris wheel premieres at Chicago's Columbian Exposition
1887 Britain celebrates golden jubilee of Queen Victoria
1879 F. W. Woolworth opens 1st store, failed almost immediately
1868 Wagner's opera "Meistersinger von Nuernberg," premieres in Munich
1863 Battle at Upperville Virginia, 389 casualities
1858 Louisiana chess prodigy Paul Morphy arrives in Europe
1849 Battle at Waghausel: Prussian troops beat Baden rebels
1834 Cyrus Hall McCormick patents reaping machine
1821 African Methodist Episcopal Zion (AMEZ) Church organizes (New York City)
1805 Great Stoneface Mount found in New Hampshire
1792 Vancouver meets Spanish ships Sutil and Mexicana off Vancouver, BC
1791 Fleeing French King Louis XVI and family captured at Varennes-en-Argonne
1788 U.S. Constitution goes into effect as New Hampshire is 9th to ratify
1788 Vizille France population demands local parliament
1768 1st U.S. bachelor of medicine degree, Dr. John Archer
1749 Pieter Steyn installed as pension advisor of Netherlands
1684 King Charles II revokes Massachusetts Bay Colony charter
1672 Dutch pension advisor Johan de Witt seriously wounded
1672 French troops under king Louis XIV occupy Utrecht
1667 Dutch Admiral Michiel de Ruyter occupies Sheerness, England
1661 Treaty of Kardis: Russia and Sweden sign peace treaty
1633 Galileo Galilei is forced by Inquisition to "abjure, curse, and detest" his Copernican heliocentric views
1607 1st Protestant Episcopal parish in America established, Jamestown
1572 Garrison under Adrian of Swieten conquers Gouda
1547 Great fire in Moscow
1529 Battle at Landriano: Leyva beats France
1498 Jews are expelled from Nurenberg Bavaria by Emperor Maximillian
1128 Battle of Akspoele: earl Willem of Normandy beats Diederik
996 Pope Gregory V crowns Otto III Roman Catholic German emperor of Elzas
524 Battle at Vezerone: Burgundy beats France

Updated: 12:41 PM GMT on June 22, 2010


More Moisture and Mosquitoes on th Prairie

By: plapman, 12:51 PM GMT on June 20, 2010

Today will bring a mix of sun and cloud along with afew showers or thunderstorms early this morning. There will be a 30% chance of showers this afternoon and a risk of a thunderstorm this afternoon. The high is expected to be 24C(75F).
Tonight will see cloudy periods and a 30% chance of showers early this evening with risk of a thunderstorm. The overnight low will be 16C(61F).

From My Basement Window


All this rain has sure been good for the mosquitos. You can sit outside in the evening without the pests attacking.


Local Flooding on the Prairie

By: plapman, 2:03 PM GMT on June 19, 2010

Today will be sunny with a high of 23C(73F).
Tonight will start clear but becoming cloudy periods late this evening. A overnight low of13C(55F) is forecast.
It looks like a nice day but the showers will return tomorrow. A local government district just west of Portage has declared a state of emergency due to local flooding. Roads in the municipality of Westborne are being overtopped and fields are flooded.

From My Basement Window

The RM of Westbourne has declared a state of emergency.
The call was made after heavy rains have led to flooding in the area. Reeve David Single says things aren't looking good right now, with water covering pretty much everything in the municipality. Single says some roads and culverts could be washed out.

He notes disaster financial assistance should provide some help. The fund will aid them in any damages to roads. Farmers can also get assistance through the fund if they have washouts in their fields. Single notes it's not for crop damage but damage to infrastructure of a farming operation.


More Rain on the Prairie

By: plapman, 1:54 PM GMT on June 18, 2010

Today will see showers ending late this afternoon then cloudy. The wind will be southwest at 40 km/h (25 mph) gusting to 60 km/h (37 mph) becoming southeast 20 km/h (12 mph) early this afternoon then becoming north 20 km/h (12 mph). High 17C(63F).
Tonight will be cloudy with a 40% chance of showers late this evening and after midnight. There will be clearing overnight with a north wind at 20 km/h (12 mph) gusting to 40 km/h (25 mph). The overnight low will be near 13C(55F).
We did the finishing touches on the neighbors wells last night. With all the rain we've had it will be a while before they have to use them to water grass.
We never got the Tstorms predicted but showers started in the afternoon and continue today. The farmers are not a happy group.

Updated: 1:58 PM GMT on June 19, 2010


Thunderstorms on the Prairie

By: plapman, 12:59 PM GMT on June 17, 2010

Today will be cloudy with sunny periods . Showers beginning early this morning. A few thunderstorms late this afternoon. Amount 5 to 10 mm(0.2 to 0.4 in). Wind becoming southeast 20 km/h (12 mph) early this morning then increasing to 40 km/h (25 mph) gusting to 60 km/h (37 mph) early this afternoon. High 24C(75F). UV index 4 or moderate.
Showers with a few thunderstorms ending late this evening then cloudy periods. Risk of a severe thunderstorm this evening. Amount 10 mm(0.4 in). Wind southeast 40 km/h (25 mph) gusting to 60 km/h (37 mph) becoming light early this evening. Wind becoming south 20 km/h (12 mph) after midnight. Low 13C(55F).

From My Basement Window
A Short Version of todays events in history from BrainyHistory.Com
1986 Chief Justice Warren Earl Burger resigns Antonin Scalia nominated
1950 1st kidney transplant, Chicago
1947 Pan Am Airways chartered as 1st worldwide passenger airline
1944 Iceland declares independence from Denmark at Thingvallir, Iceland
1885 Statue of Liberty arrived in New York City


A Warm Day on the Prairie

By: plapman, 1:18 PM GMT on June 16, 2010

Today will be sunny with a high of 28C(82F).
Tonight will remain clear with an ovenight low of 17C(63F).
From My Basement Window

Today's Events in History from BrainyHistory.Com
2001 NBA Finals, Los Angeles Lakers beat Philadelphia 76ers 4 games to 1
1998 Stanley Cup Finals, Detroit Red Wings beat Washington Capitals 4 games to 0
1997 31st Music City News Country Awards: Alan Jackson and LeAnn Rimes
1996 1st competitive game played on turf in Holland (in third grade)
1996 50th NBA Championship: Chicago Bulls beat Seat Supersonic, 4 games to 2
1996 96th U.S. Golf Open: Steve Jones shoots a 278 wins at Oakland Hills CC
1996 Liselotte Neumann wins First Bank Edina Realty LPGA Golf Classic
1995 Marlins outfielder Andre Dawson hits his 400th NL career home run (429)
1995 Salt Lake City awarded the XIX Winter Olympics in 2002
1994 Martin Brodeur becomes 1st Devil to win Calder Trophy
1993 Ken Griffey, Jr. slugs his 100th career home run in Seattle's
1992 Colorado Rockies 1st minor league team's (Bend Oregon in Class A) game
1992 Great British postage stamp 350 year battle near Edgehill
1992 Jeff King is 5th to be thrown out twice trying to steal in an inning
1992 Red Sox Mark Reardon sets record of 342 saves (vs Yankees 1-0)
1992 Longest salami is 68'9 and 25 circumference, weighed 1,492lbs/5oz in Flekkefjord, Norway
1991 "Fiddler on the Roof" closes at Gershwin Theater New York City after 241 performances
1991 New York City Mayor Dinkins declares "Joseph Doherty Week"
1991 91st U.S. Golf Open: Payne Stewart shoots a 282 at Hazeline National Golf Club Minnesota
1991 Boris Yeltsin elected president of Russian SSR
1991 Colleen Walker wins LPGA Lady Keystone Golf Open
1991 Minnesota Twins win a team record 15 games in a row
1991 Otis Nixon steals NL record 6 bases in 1 day
1991 With 3 runs in 9th, Baltimore ends Twins 15 game win streak 6-5
1990 Nelson and Winnie Mandela visit Leidseplein, Amsterdam
1989 "Ghostbusters II" premieres
1989 Funeral for Imre Nagg, leader of Hungarian uprising in 1956
1989 Only 17 hole-in-ones recorded since U.S. open began, today 4 more are made all on 6th hole (Weaver, Wiebe, Pate and Price)
1988 Boston Red Sox Barrett steals home
1988 In Santa Barbara, California, a team of 32 divers begin cycling underwater on a standard tricycle, to complete 116.66 miles in 75 hours 20 minutes
1987 Joe Robbie Stadium in Miami, opens
1987 Subway gunman Bernhard Goetz acquitted after shooting 4 youths who tried to rob him
1986 1 day general strike in South Africa
1985 85th U.S. Golf Open: Andy North shoots a 279 at Oakland Hills CC Michigan
1985 Pat Bradley wins LPGA Rochester Golf International
1985 T. C. Chen, ahead by 4 strokes in final round of U.S. Open
1985 Willie Banks of USA sets triple jump record (58'11 ") in Indianapolis quadruple bogies 5th hole and never recovers
1984 Edwin Moses wins his 100th consecutive 400-meter hurdles race
1984 Matt de Waal finishes 14,290-mi round trip from Salt Lake City (106d)
1983 Charlos Vieira completes 191 hour "nonstop" cycling in Leiria Portugal
1983 European Space Agency launches European Comm Satellite 1, Oscar 10
1983 Pope John Paul II visits Poland
1983 Ringo releases "Old Wave" album in West Germany
1983 U.S.S.R. party leader Yuri Andropov elected president
1982 Britain requests Argentina arrange for return of prisoners
1980 "Blues Brothers," premieres in Chicago
1980 Supreme Court rules new forms of life created in labs could be patented
1979 "Logical Song" by Supertramp peaks at #6
1979 Carl Yastrzemski hits his 1,000th extra base hit
1979 Moslem Brotherhood kills 62 sheiks in Aleppo, Syria
1978 Cincinnati Red Tom Seaver no-hits St. Louis Cardinals, 4-0
1978 Ringo releases "Bad Boy" album; Wings releases "I've Had Enough"
1977 "Beatlemania" opens on Broadway
1977 Fianna Fail-party wins Irish elections
1977 Leonid Brezhnev named president of U.S.S.R.
1977 Ron Guidry's 1st complete game, 7-0 over Kansas City Royals
1976 Student uprisings begin in Soweto, South Africa, Soweto Day
1975 Bucks trade Kareem Abdul-Jabber and Walt Wesley to LA for 4 players
1975 Italy's Communist party PCI, wins
1975 Randy Farland finds a 14-leaf clover near Sioux Falls, SD
1975 Supreme Court rules uniform minimum legal fees are a violation
1974 74th U.S. Golf Open: Hale Irwin shoots a 287 at Winged Foot Golf Club New York
1974 Sandra Haynie wins Lawson's LPGA Golf Open
1973 Leonid I Brezhnev visit U.S.
1971 Groningen soccer team forms in Groningen
1971 Racial disturbance in Jacksonville, Florida
1970 Kenneth A. Gibson elected mayor of Newark, New Jersey
1970 Race riots in Miami, Florida
1969 Supreme Court rules suspension of Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. from House
1968 Mickey Wright wins LPGA "500" Ladies Golf Classic
1968 68th U.S. Golf Open: Lee Trevino shoots a 275 at Oak Hill CC NY
1968 Lee Trevino is 1st to play all 4 rounds of golf's U.S. open under par
1967 50,000 attend Monterey International Pop Festival
1966 "Rowan and Martin Show," debuts on NBC-TV
1966 20th Tony Awards: Marat/Sade and Man of La Mancha win
1964 Quake strikes Niigata Japan
1963 Levi Eshkol replaces David Ben-Gurion as Israeli PM
1963 Ruth Jessen wins LPGA Cosmopolitan Women's Golf Open
1963 Valentina Tereshkova (U.S.S.R.) is 1st woman in space, aboard Vostok 6
1962 2 U.S. Army officers killed in Saigon
1961 Dave Garroway is fired as Today Show host
1961 Discoverer 25 launched
1961 Soviet ballet dancer Rudolf Nureyev defects to West in Paris
1960 "Psycho," opens in New York
1958 "Flip Top Box" by Dicky Doo and The Don'ts hits #46
1958 Government troops land on North-Celebes Indonesia
1957 French offensive in Algeria
1957 White Sox reliever Dixie Howell hits 2 home runs to beat Washington Senators 8-6
1956 56th U.S. Golf Open: Cary Middlecoff shoots a 281 at Oak Hill CC NY
1956 88th Belmont: David Erb aboard Needles wins in 2:29.8
1955 Louise Suggs wins LPGA Triangle Round Robin Golf Tournament
1955 Pope Pius XII ex-communicates Argentine President Juan Peron
1954 Dutch military conscription shortened from 20 to 18 months
1954 Ngo Dinh Diem elected president of Vietnam
1953 Despite Johnny Mize 2,000th hit, Yankees lose ending 18 game win streak and also ending St. Louis Brown 14 game losing streak
1952 Soviet Fighters shoot Swedish Catalina reconnaissance flight down
1951 51st U.S. Golf Open: Ben Hogan shoots a 287 at Oakland Hills CC Michigan
1951 83rd Belmont: David Gorman aboard Counterpoint wins in 2:29
1949 Gas turbine-electric locomotive demonstrated, Erie Pa
1947 1st network news-Dumont's "News from Washington"
1947 Pravda denounces Marshall Plan
1946 "Annie Get Your Gun" opens at Imperial Theater New York City for 1147 performances
1946 46th U.S. Golf Open: Lloyd Mangrum shoots a 284 at Canterbury Golf Club Cleveland
1945 71st Preakness: Wayne D Wright aboard Polynesian wins in 1:58.8
1945 Boo Ferriss loses to Yankees 3-2 after starting his career with 8 wins
1944 Iceland adopts constitution
1944 King Edward VI visits Montgomery's HQ in Normandy
1944 U.S. bombs Kyushu Japan
1941 1st U.S. federally owned airport opened Washington D.C.
1940 Communist government installed in Lithuania
1940 General De Gaulle arrives in Bordeaux
1938 Jimmie Foxx is walked a record 6 consecutive times by Browns
1938 St. Louis Browns walk Boston Red Sox Jimmy Foxx 6 times in a row
1937 Marx Brothers' "A Day At The Races" opens in LA
1936 Dutch queen Wilhelmina opens the Waal bridge
1936 Pope Pius XI receives Anton Mussert, Dutch Nazi collaborator
1935 U.S. Congress accepts FDR's "New Deal"
1933 National Industrial Recovery Act becomes law, later struck down
1933 U.S. Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, FDIC, created
1932 Germany forbids SA/SS-gang fights
1932 President Hoover and Vice President Charles Curtis renominated by Rep Convention
1932 Sutcliffe and Holmes make 555 opening cricket stand for Yorks vs. Essex
1931 Austrian government of Ender falls
1929 Otto E Funk, 62, ends marathon walk (New York to SF, 4165 miles in 183 days)
1927 31st U.S. Golf Open: Tommy Armour shoots a 301 at Oakmont CC in Pa
1924 South Africa all out 30 vs. England in 48 minutes, Gilligan 6-7
1923 Sun Yat Sen founds military academy
1922 Henry Berliner demonstrates his helicopter to U.S. Bureau of Aeronautics
1917 1st Congress of Soviets convene in Russia
1917 49th Belmont: James Butwell aboard Hourless wins in 2:17.8
1916 Boston Brave's Tom Hughes 2nd no-hitter beats Pitts, 2-0
1909 1st U.S. airplane sold commercially, by Glenn Curtiss for $5,000
1909 Jim Thorpe makes his pro baseball pitching debut for Rocky Mount (ECL) with 4-2 win, this will cause him to forfeit his Olympic medals
1903 1st Highlander (Yankee) shut-out victory 1-0 over White Sox
1903 Ford Motors incorporates
1903 Pepsi Cola company forms
1899 Victor Trumper's 1st Test Cricket century 135* vs. England, Lord's
1898 China's emperor De Zong (Guang Xu) receives Kang Youwei
1896 Temperature hits 127 degrees F at Fort Mojave, California
1893 R. W. Rueckheim invents Cracker Jack
1884 On Coney Island, the 1st roller coaster begins operating
1883 1st baseball "Ladies' Day" (New York Gothams beat Cleveland Spiders 5-2)
1882 17" hailstones weighing 1.75 lbs fall in Dubuque Iowa
1881 Austria-Hungary and Serbia sign military treaty
1880 Salvation Army forms in Londo
1879 Gilbert and Sullivan's "HMS Pinafore" debuts at Bowery Theater New York City
1873 President Grant decrees Wallowa Valley for Nez-Perce indians
1871 Ancient Arabic Order of Nobles of Mystic Shrine founded, New York City
1864 Battle of Lynchburg, Virginia
1864 Skirmish at Golgotha Georgia
1864 Union General Grant begin siege of Petersburg, Virginia
1861 Battle of Vienna, Virginia and Secessionville, South Carolina, James Island
1858 Abraham Lincoln says "A house divided against itself cannot stand"
1842 Natchex Mississippi, hit by tornado; about 500 die
1836 London Working Men's Association forms
1832 Battle of Kellogg's Grove, Illinois
1823 King Willem I opens shipyard at Rotterdam-Antwerp
1822 Denmark Vessy leads slave rebellion in South Carolina
1815 Battle at Ligny: French army under Napoleon beats Prussia
1815 Battle at Quatre-Bras: allies strike French
1794 1st stone layed at Dutch biggest grain windmill (De Walvisch)
1779 In support of the U.S., Spain declares war on England
1779 Vice-Admiral Hardy sails out of Isle of Wright against Spanish Armada
1775 Battle of Bunker Hill (actually it is Breed's Hill)
1775 Liberty Bell rang for the 2nd Continental Congress
1755 British capture Fort Beausejour, expel Acadians
1746 Battle at Piacenza: Austria and Sardinia beat Spanish and French army
1745 English fleet occupies Cap Breton on St. Lawrence River
1673 Peace of Vossem: French King Louis XIV and Frederik Willem of Brandenburg
1624 Judge directs U.S. colony Virginia to English crown
1567 Mary, Queen of Scots, imprisoned in Lochleven Castle prison Scotland
1487 Battle at Stoke: Henry VII beats John de la Pole and Lord Lovell
1338 German monarch declares pope and king's decree redundant
632 Origin of Persian [Yezdegird] Era


Sunshine, Clouds and Showers on the Prairie

By: plapman, 1:14 PM GMT on June 15, 2010

Today will be cloudy with sunny periods bringing a 30% chance of showers. The high will be 23C(73F).
Tonight will see clearing this evening and an overnight low of 13C(55F).

Today's Events in History fro BrainyHistory.Com
2004 NBA Finals, Detroit Pistons beat Los Angeles Lakers 4 games to 1
2003 NBA Finals, San Antonio Spurs beat New Jersey Nets 4 games to 2
1998 32nd TNN Music City News Country Awards
1997 "Little Foxes," closes at Vivian Beaumont Theater New York City after 56 performances
1997 97th U.S. Golf Open: Ernie Els shoots a 276 Congressional CC Bethesda Md
1997 British model Naomi Campbell, hospitalized on drug overdose
1997 Danielle Ammaccapane wins Edina Realty LPGA Classic
1997 Du Mauier Senior Golf Champions
1995 "Chronicles of a Death Foretold" opens at Plymouth New York City for 55 performances
1995 Mark Ilott takes 9-19 incl all lbw hat-trick, Essex vs. Northants
1995 Northants all out 46 vs. Essex and wins game next day
1994 Disney's "Lion King," opens in theaters with $42 million
1994 New York Giants cut quarterback Phil Simms
1994 Ruth Bader Ginsburg, sworn in as Supreme Court Justice
1992 1st Berlin Air Show in 60 years
1992 Director Frank Perry (Mommie Dearest) marries Virginia Bush Ford
1992 During spelling bee, Quayle misspells potato, as potatoe
1992 Erie Sailors (Florida Marlin farm team) 1st game beat Jamestown 6-5 in 13
1992 Ghana Airways inaugurates flights to JFK Airport, New York City
1992 Jeff Reardon breaks Rollie Fingers' save record with #342
1991 Carolyn Tanny and Bob Trischel wed
1991 Philippines volcano Mount Pinatubo erupts
1990 "Dick Tracy" with Warren Beatty and Madonna premieres
1989 Baltimore Orioles pull their 9th triple play, vs. Yankees
1988 NASA launches space vehicle S-213
1988 Turkish premier zal meets Greek premier Papandreou in Athens
1987 Bettino Craxi's Socialist Party wins election in Italy
1987 Michael Spinks TKOs Gerry Cooney in 5 for heavyweight boxing title
1986 86th U.S. Golf Open: Ray Floyd shoots a 279 at Shinnecock Hills Golf Club New York
1986 Juli Inkster wins LPGA Lady Keystone Golf Open
1986 Pravda announces high-level Chernobyl staff fired for stupidity
1986 Raymond Floyd wins U.S. Open golf tournament
1985 "Pryor's Place," children show last airs on CBS-TV
1985 En route to Halley's Comet, U.S.S.R.'s Vega 2 drops lander on Venus
1985 Pinklon Thomas KOs Mike Weaver in 8 for heavyweight boxing title
1985 Russian space probe Vega 2 lands on Venus
1984 "Thicke Of The Night," TV Talk Show last airs in syndication
1984 Thomas Hearns KOs Roberto Duran
1984 Vitesse soccer team forms in Arnhem
1983 Cards trade Keith Hernandez to Mets for Neil Allen and Rick Ownbey
1983 Supreme Court struck down state and local restrictions on abortion
1982 Riots in Argentina after Falklands/Malvinas defeat
1982 Supreme Court rules all children, regardless of citizenship, are entitled to a public education
1980 "Fearless Frank" opens at Princess Theater New York City for 12 performances
1980 80th U.S. Golf Open: Jack Nicklaus shoots a 272 at Baltusrol Golf Club New Jersey
1980 Dale Lundquis wins LPGA Boston Five Golf Classic
1980 Jorge Orta of Cleveland gets 6 hits in a baseball game
1979 1st space shuttle SRB qualification test firing; 122 seconds
1978 Italy's President Leone resigns due to Lockheed affair
1978 Jordan's King Hussein marries Elizabeth Halaby, 26-yr-old American
1978 Soyuz 29 carries 2 cosmonauts to Salyut 6; they stay 139 days
1977 New York Mets trade Tom Seaver to Reds for Pat Zachry
1977 Spain's 1st free elections since 1936 (41 years)
1977 Wim Polak becomes mayor of Amsterdam
1976 Yankees trade May, Martinez, Pagan, MacGregor and Demsey to Baltimore for Holtzman, Alexander, Grant Jackson, Elrod Henrick and Jim Freeman
1976 Rain out! Astrodome cancels game heavy rains make it difficult for visiting team and umpires to get through flooded streets to the stadium
1975 45th French Mens Tennis: Bjorn Borg beats Guillermo Vilas (62 63 64)
1975 Carol Mann wins Lawson's LPGA Golf Classic
1974 "Streak" by Ray Stevens hit #1 on U.K. pop chart
1973 "American Graffiti" opens in New York City
1972 Rock fall inside Vierzy Tunnel (France) causes 2 train crash; 107 die
1972 West German police arrested RAF leader Ulrike Meinhof
1971 Vernon E Jordan, Jr., appointed executive director of National Urban League
1970 16th LPGA Championship won by Shirley Englehorn
1969 "Hee Haw" with Roy Clark and Buck Owens premieres on CBS TV
1969 69th U.S. Golf Open: Orville Moody shoots a 281 at Champs Golf Club in Houston, Texas
1969 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Patty Berg Golf Classic
1969 Mets help their power needs by adding 1st baseman Donn Clendenon
1968 "How Now, Dow Jones" closes at Lunt Fontanne New York City after 220 performances
1968 "I Do! I Do!" closes at 46th St. Theater New York City after 561 performances
1968 "New Faces of 1965" closes at Booth Theater New York City after 52 performances
1968 15th Curtis Cup: U.S., 10 -7
1968 John Lennon and Yoko Ono plant an acorn at Conventry Cathedral
1968 Yummy Yummy Yummy by Ohio Express hits #4
1965 Bob Dylan records "Like a Rolling Stone"
1965 Denny McLain in relief strikesout 1st 7 batters faced and record 14 in 6 2/3 innings, Bill Freehan ties catcher record of 19 putouts
1965 South Africa begins economic boycott of Dutch products
1964 Last French troops leave Algeria
1963 "Sound of Music" closes at Lunt Fontanne Theater New York City after 1443 performances
1963 Buddy Nobles runs world record marathon (2:14:28)
1963 Israeli premier David Ben-Gurion resigns
1963 San Francisco Giants Juan Marichal no-hits Houston Colt .45s, 1-0
1962 Phillies score 10 runs in an inning against Reds en route to 13-8 win
1962 South Africa passes a bill setting death penalty for many crimes
1962 WWUP TV channel 10 in Sault Ste Marie, MI (CBS) begins broadcasting
1961 Expansion Washington Senators are 30-30, latest date an expansion team will be at .500, Washington will lose their next 10 games
1960 Angel Cordero wins his 1st of over 7000 horse races
1960 Argentina complains to United Nations about Israeli illicit transfer of Eichmann
1958 Louise Suggs wins LPGA Triangle Round Robin Golf Tournament
1957 "Ziegfeld Follies of 1957" closes at Winter Garden New York City after 123 perf
1957 42.01 cm (16.54") of rainfall, East St. Louis, Illinois (state record)
1957 57th U.S. Golf Open: Dick Mayer shoots a 282 at Inverness Club in Toledo
1957 89th Belmont: Bill Shoemaker aboard Gallant Man wins in 2:26.6
1957 Yankees trade Billy Martin and Ralph Terry for Ryne Duran
1956 John Lennon (15) and Paul McCartney (13) meet for 1st time as Lennon's rock group Quarrymen perform at a church dinner
1955 Australia score 8-758 vs. West Indies at Kingston, their best ever
1954 Great Britain's 2 biggest steel factory nationalized
1953 Browns end Yankees win streak at 18 and Browns 14-game losing streak
1953 Johnny Mize is 93rd player to get 2,000 hits
1953 New York City Transit Authority forms
1953 WLFI TV channel 18 in Lafayette, IN (CBS) begins broadcasting
1951 Joe Louis scored his last knock out victory
1949 Phils Eddie Waitkus, shot by Ruth Steinhagen, 19, at Eddgewater Hotel
1948 1st night game at Briggs Stadium: Detroit Tigers beat Philadelphia A's
1948 Bradman is out for a duck, but Australia win Test Cricket anyway
1948 WPIX TV channel 11 in New York City, New York (IND) begins broadcasting
1948 WTNH TV channel 8 in New Haven, CT (ABC) begins broadcasting
1947 1st night game at Detroit Briggs Stadium (Tigers 4, Athletics 1)
1947 47th U.S. Golf Open: Lew Worsham shoots a 282 at St. Louis CC in MO
1945 ANJV established in Concert building, Amsterdam
1945 Dutch political party ANJV forms
1944 U.S. forces begin invasion of Saipan in Pacific
1943 Congress of racial Equality (CORE) forms
1940 38 Italians Fiat bombers bomb Luc-and-Province
1940 Bread and flour rationed in Holland
1940 France surrenders to Hitler, German troops occupy Paris
1940 Soviet Army occupies Lithuania
1938 1st night game at Brooklyn Ebbets Field (Reds 6, Dodgers 0) as Cincinnati Red Johnny Vander Meer hurls unprecedented 2nd consecutive no-hitter
1934 Great Smokey Mountains National Park dedicated
1931 Eddie Collins and Harry Heilmann, retire from baseball
1931 Poland and U.S.S.R. sign friendship and trade treaty
1929 1st time New York curb stock exchange transacts more business than New York Exch
1928 Ty Cobb, 41, steals home for 50th and final time
1926 7th French government of Briand falls
1925 Philadelphia A's go into bottom of 8th inning trailing 15-4, then score 13 times to defeat Cleveland 17-15
1924 1st transmission of radio Bloemendaal
1924 Ford Motor Company manufactures its 10 millionth Model T automobile
1924 J. Edgar Hoover assumed leadership of the FBI
1924 Native Americans are proclaimed U.S. citizens
1923 Belgium's Theunis government falls because of mine, post and railroad strike
1921 Bessie Coleman reaches France as U.S. 1st black pilot
1920 De Zweef soccer team forms in Nijverdal
1919 1st nonstop Atlantic flight, Alcock and Brown, lands in Ireland
1918 1" of snow falls in Northern Pennsylvania
1916 Boys Scouts of America forms
1915 U.S. government mints 1st $50 gold pieces, for Panama Pacific Expo
1912 26th U.S. Womens Tennis: Mary K Browne beats Eleonora Sears (64 62)
1908 World congress for Woman's rights opens in Amsterdam
1907 44 nations meet in 2nd Hague Peace Conference
1904 Side-wheeler "General Slocum" burns in New York's East River (1,031 die)
1902 Canada's Maritime Provinces switch from Eastern to Atlantic time
1902 Minor League's most lopsided baseball game: Corsicana 51; Texarkana 3 Justin Clark of Corsicana, Texas minors hits 8 home runs in 1 game
1901 7th U.S. Golf Open: Willie Anderson shoots a 331 at Myopia Hunt Club, Massachusetts
1898 U.S. House of Representatives accept annexation of Hawaii
1898 U.S. Marines attack Spanish off Guantanamo, Cuba
1897 Liberals/social-democrats win Dutch 2nd Parliamentary election
1896 Tsunami strikes Shinto festival on beach at Sanriku Japan 27,000 are killed, 9,000 injured, with 13,000 houses destroyed
1894 Phillies beat Cincinnati Reds, 21-8
1888 Wilhelm II becomes emperor of Germany
1887 Carlisle D. Graham survives 2nd ride in Niagara waterfall in barrel
1887 New York Giants beat Philadelphia Phillies 29-1
1887 Stanley's expedition reaches Yambuya waterfalls Congo
1878 1st attempt at motion pictures (used 12 cameras, each taking 1 picture) done to see if all 4 of a horse's hooves leave the ground
1877 Henry O. Flipper becomes 1st black graduate at West Point
1876 Sara Spencer (R) is 1st woman to address a U.S. presidential convention
1876 Tsunami's after earthquake floods NE coast of Japan, kills 28,000
1871 Phoebe Couzins is 1st woman graduate of a U.S. collegiate law school
1869 Celluloid patented by John Wesley Hyatt, Albany, New York
1869 Mike McCoole (U.S.) defeats Tom Allen (England) in bare-knuckle bout
1866 Prussia attacks Austria
1864 Skirmish at Gilgal Church, Georgia
1864 Battle for Petersburg begins as General Grant assaults Confederate line
1864 Captain Mendell begins building 640m long ponton bridge over James River, Virginia
1864 Congress passes legislation equalizing pay for Black soldiers
1864 Robert E. Lee's home area, Arlington, Virginia, becomes a military cemetery
1863 2nd battle at Winchester Va, ends in Federal defeat; 1350 casualities
1862 General JEB Stuart completes his "ride around McClellan"
1861 Johnston evacuates Harpers Ferry
1860 1st White settlement in Idaho, Franklin
1857 San Francisco Water Works organized
1851 Jacob Fussell, Baltimore dairyman, sets up 1st ice-cream factory
1846 Oregon Treaty signed, setting US-British boundary at 49 degrees N
1844 Goodyear patents vulcanization of rubber
1836 Arkansas becomes 25th state
1834 Rioters in Safed Palestine kills many Jews
1808 Jozef Napoleon becomes king of Spain
1804 12th amendment ratified; deals with manner of choosing president
1802 Toussaint L'Ouverture leaves Haiti, prisoner on French ship Heros
1785 2 French balloonists die in world's 1st fatal aviation accident
1779 General Anthony Wayne captures Stony Point, Bronx
1775 George Washington appointed commander-in-chief of American Army
1762 Austria uses 1st paper currency
1752 Ben Franklin's performs his kite-flying experiment
1741 Captain Bering leaves Petropavlovsk, sailing to America
1664 New Jersey established
1643 Able Tasmania returns to Batavia after discovering Tasmania
1626 King Charles I disbands English parliament
1567 Battle at Carberry Scot: Protestant troops beat Earl Bothwells army
1567 Genoa Italy expels Jews
1389 Battle of Kossovo; Turks defeat Serbs, Bosnians
1246 Battle at Leitha: Hungary-Austrian
1219 King Valdemar brought victory for Denmark
1215 King John signs Magna Carta at Runnymede, England
1094 Rodrigo Diaz de Vivar [El Cid] occupies Valencia on the Moren

Updated: 1:15 PM GMT on June 16, 2010


Sunshine and Classic Cars on the Prairie

By: plapman, 1:49 PM GMT on June 14, 2010

Today will start sunny then changing to a mix of sun and cloud this afternoon. The high is expected to be near 25C(77F).
Tonight will bring a few clouds and an overnight low of 12C(54F).
A busy day for me on the prairie. I helped 2 neighbors install wells to water lawns. It's a fairly easy task here with the water table being in a sand layer 12-14 feet down.
I was planning on going to a show and shine but never made it. it looks like I missed a great show.

For more vintage cruisers visit

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Updated: 1:11 PM GMT on June 15, 2010


A Drier Day on the Prairie

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

Today will start sunny this morning then a mix of sun and cloud with a 30% chance of showers this afternoon. The wind becoming north at 20 km/h (12 mph) this morning. The high is expected to be near 22C(72F).
Tonight will see clearing aand an overnight low of 9C(48F).
From My Basement Window

The birthday party went well with the weather cooperating letting the noisy boys play outside.

Today's Events ib History from BrainHistory.Com

2002 Stanley Cup Finals, Detroit Red Wings beat Carolina Hurricanes 4 games to 1
1997 51st NBA Championship: Chicago Bulls beat Utah Jazz 4, games to 2
1997 Jurors in Oklahoma City bombing trial sentence Timothy McVeigh to death
1997 Red Wings Vladimir Konstantinov and Slava Fetisov hurt in car crash
1996 Freeman in Montana give up to FBI after 81 days
1995 Indians' Dennis Martinez no-hits Baltimore 11-0
1995 New Jersey Devils beat Philadelphia Flyers, to go to their 1st Stanley Cup finals
1994 Chicago Cub 2nd baseman Ryne Sandberg, retires due to poor play, he forfeits $15.7 million of his $25 million contract
1994 Don Mattingly plays 1st base 1,469 game for Yankees (2nd most)
1993 "Someone Who'll Watch Over Me" closes at Booth New York City after 232 performances
1993 39th Mazda LPGA Championship won by Patty Sheehan
1993 Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani re-elected president of Iran
1993 YokoZuna beats Hulk Hogan to become WWF champ
1991 A spectator is killed by lightning at U.S. Open Golf tournament
1991 NHL owners present contract to players, leads to Apr 1, 1992 strike
1991 The National, 1st all-sports daily newspaper, ceases publication
1990 "Les Miserables," opens at S Alberta Jubilee Centre, Calgary
1990 Boeing 767 sets nonstop commercial flight, Seattle to Narobi Kenya
1990 Nelson and Winnie Mandela welcomed in New York City
1990 Washington D.C. mayor Marion Barry announces he will not seek a 4th term,
1989 43rd NBA Championship: Detroit Pistons sweeps Los Angeles Lakers in 4 games
1989 Houston's Terry Puhl plays in his 1,403rd game, most by a Canadian
1989 Jerry Lee Lewis gets a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
1988 45th time opposing pitchers hit home runs, Mark Davis (Padres)/Mike Krukow
1988 Boston Red Sox are 10 games back in AL, and go on to win AL East
1988 George Harrison releases "This is Love"
1988 U.S. Supreme Court refuses to hear Yonkers argument they aren't racist
1987 Daniel Buettner, Bret Anderson, Martin Engel and Anne Knabe complete cycling journey of 15,266 mi from Prudhoe Bay, Alaska to Argentina
1986 President Reagan criticizes South African state of emergency
1986 Steve Garvey 1st ejection from a game, after Atlanta's triple-play
1983 Pioneer 10 is 1st man-made object to leave Solar System
1982 28th LPGA Championship won by Jan Stephenson
1982 Fahd becomes king of Saudi Arabia when King Khalid dies at 69
1981 39 Unification church couples wed in Germany
1981 Teenager fires 6 blanks at Queen Elizabeth II
1981 Tom Snyder interviews Charles Manson on "Tomorrow"
1980 Billy Joel's "Glass Houses" hits #1
1980 Deborah Harry/Meat Loaf film, "Roadie," premieres
1980 Paul McCartney releases "Waterfall"
1980 Rep John Jenrette, Jr. (D-SC) indicted in "Abscam" investigation
1980 U.N. Security Council calls for South Africa to free Nelson Mandela
1979 "Madwoman of Central Park West" opens at 22 Steps New York City for 86 performances
1979 Sioux nation receives $100 million in compensation for Black Hills, South Dakota
1977 Convicted Martin Luther King assassin James Earl Ray recaptured
1976 4th du Maurier Golf Classic (Peter Jackson Classic): Donna Caponi
1976 Bob Marley performs in Amsterdam
1976 Inge Helten runs female European record 100m (11.04)
1974 Henry Aaron addresses House of Representatives
1973 Garvey, Lopes, Cey and Russell play together for 1st time, set record of staying together as an infield for 8 years (Los Angeles Dodgers)
1971 17th LPGA Championship won by Kathy Whitworth
1971 New York Times began publishing "Pentagon Papers"
1970 "In The Summertime" by Mungo Jerry hit #1 in UK
1970 Beatles' "Let It Be," album goes #1 and stays #1 for 4 weeks
1970 Beatles' "Long and Winding Road," single goes #1 and stays #1 for 2 weeks
1969 Mick Taylor leaves John Mayall Band and joins Rolling Stones
1967 "You Only Live Twice" premieres in U.S.
1967 Thurgood Marshall nominated as 1st black Supreme Court justice
1966 Supreme Court's Miranda decision; suspect must be informed of rights
1965 19th Tony Awards: Subject Was Roses and Fiddler on the Roof win
1965 Susie Maxwell wins LPGA Western Golf Open
1964 Basil Heatley runs world record marathon (2:13:55)
1963 Vostok 6 launched, pilot is 1st woman cosmonaut
1962 "Bob Newhart Show," last airs on NBC-TV
1961 "Billy Barnes People" opens at Royale Theater New York City for 8 performances
1960 "Alley-Oop" by Dyna-Sores peaks at #59
1960 Prince Norodom Sihanoek becomes head of Cambodia
1959 "Sammy Kaye Show," last airs on ABC-TV
1959 59th U.S. Golf Open: Billy Casper shoots a 282 at Winged Foot Golf Club New York
1959 91st Belmont: Bill Shoemaker aboard Sword Dancer wins in 2:28.6
1958 Frank Zappa graduates from Antelope Valley High School in Lancaster, California
1957 Ted Williams becomes 1st ALer to have 2, 3-home run games in a season
1956 "Shangri-La" opens at Winter Garden Theater New York City for 21 performances
1956 After 72 years, Britain gives up Suez Canal to Egyptian control
1956 Parliamentary election: Dutch Democrates 50/KVP 49
1956 Real Madrid wins 1st Europe Cup
1955 Mercedes racing car kills 77 at Le Mans, France
1954 Cornerstone of Albert Einstein College of Medicine, laid in Bronx
1953 53rd U.S. Golf Open: Ben Hogan shoots a 283 at Oakmont CC in Oakmont PA
1953 85th Belmont: Eric Guerin aboard Native Dancer wins in 2:28.6
1953 Alec Bedser takes 14-99 (7-55 and 7-44) vs. Australia
1953 Jim Peters runs world record marathon (2:18:40.2)
1953 KOAA TV channel 5 in Pueblo-Colorado Spgs, CO (NBC) 1st broadcast
1952 Soviet fighters shoot Swedish Dakota down over East Sea, kills 8
1951 U.N. arm forces reach Pyongyang Korea
1950 South African parliament accept "Groups Area Act"
1948 Babe Ruth's final farewell at Yankee Stadium, he dies Aug 16th
1947 1st night game at Fenway Park (Red Sox 5, White Sox 3)
1946 1st transcontinental round-trip flight in 1-day, California-Maryland
1946 King Umberto II of Italy abdicates
1945 Heerjansdam soccer team forms
1945 Orokoe peninsula Okinawa captured, with 6,000 dead
1944 German counter attack on Villers-Bocage Normandy
1942 1st V-2 rocket launch, Peenemunde, Germany; reached 1.3 km
1942 Franklin D. Roosevelt creates Office of War with Elmer Davis as head
1942 Germany puts 4 saboteurs on Long Island
1942 OSS, Office of Strategic Services, forms
1940 Paris evacuates before German advance
1938 Great Cricket innings of 232 by Stan McCabe vs. England at Trent Bridge
1938 Jews injured and property destroyed in Przemyal Poland
1937 Joe DiMaggio hits 3 consecutive home runs against St. Louis Browns
1937 Stalin executes Rus officers Tuchachevski, Jakir, Putna and Uberevitch
1936 2nd Belgian government of Van Zealand forms
1935 Hammond scores his 100th hundred, 116 for Gloucs vs. Somerset
1935 James J Braddock beats Max Baer in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
1933 1st sodium vapor lamps installed, Schenectady, New York
1933 Federal Home Owners Loan Corporation authorized
1933 German Secret State Police, Gestapo, established
1932 Air force's Marmaduke Brutal becomes leader of revolutionary junta
1932 Great Britain and France sign peace treaty
1931 63rd Belmont: Charley Kurtsinger aboard Twenty Grand wins in 2:29.6
1930 22 people killed by hailstones in Siatista, Greece
1927 Ticker-tape parade welcomed Charles Lindbergh to New York City
1925 57th Belmont: Albert Johnson aboard American Flag wins in 2:16.8
1924 Bene Berak Palestine founded
1924 Gaston Doumergue elected as 1st protestant French premier
1924 Yankees win by forfeit over Tigers, their 3rd forfeit win
1922 Longest attack of hiccups begins Charlie Osborne, 98 hiccupped over 435 million times before it stops, He dies 11 months after it stops
1921 Yankees' pitcher Babe Ruth hits 2 home runs beating Tigers 11-8
1918 Phillies and Cards tie 8-8 in 19 innings
1917 Germany bombs London
1914 28th U.S. Womens Tennis: Mary K Browne beats Marie Wagner (62 16 61)
1913 45th Belmont: Roscoe Troxler aboard Prince Eugene wins in 2:18
1913 Yankees win 13th game of year after losing 36 games
1912 Albert Berry made the 1st parachute jump from an airplane
1912 New York Giant Christy Mathewson wins his 300th game
1910 Pilot Charles Hamilton makes 1st 1-day round-trip from New York to Philadelphia
1910 William D. Crum, a South Carolina physician, appointed minister to Liberia
1908 Tommy Burns KOs Bill Squires in 8 for heavyweight boxing title
1907 Lowest temp ever in 48 U.S. states for June, 2 degrees F in Tamarack California
1905 New York Giant Christy Mathewson 2nd no-hitter, beats Chicago Cubs, 1-0
1902 Prussian Upper house gives 350 million marks to Poland
1900 China's Boxer Rebellion against foreigners and Christians
1898 Yukon Territory of Canada organized, Dawson chosen as capital
1895 Emile Levassor wins 1st Paris-Bordeaux-Paris auto race (24 kph)
1890 Eagle Ave in the Bronx is cut out and named
1889 2' of snow accumulates in Rawlins Wyoming
1889 23rd Belmont: W Hayward aboard Eric wins in 2:47
1888 Congress creates Department of Labor
1886 Fire destroys nearly 1,000 buildings in Vancouver
1878 Congress of Berlin meets to divide African colonization
1874 8th Belmont: G Barbee aboard Saxon wins in 2:39
1871 Hurricane kills 300 in Labrador
1868 Oscar J. Dunn, is elected Lt Governor of Louisiana
1866 House passes 14th Amendment (Civil rights for blacks)
1865 President Johnson proclaims reconstruction confederate states
1863 Battle of Winchester, Virginia
1863 Samuel Butler publishes 1st part of "Erewhon," Christchurch, New Zealand
1863 Skirmish at Berryville Virginia
1855 Opera "Les Vapres Sicilenne" is produced (Paris)
1837 1st Mormon missionaries to British Isles leave Kirtland, Ohio
1828 Simon Bolivar proclaimed dictator
1825 Walter Hunt patents safety pin
1798 Mission San Luis Rey de Francia founded in California
1792 King Louis XVI fires French government
1789 Mrs. Alexander Hamilton serves ice cream for dessert to Washington
1777 Leonard Norcross patents a submarine diving suit
1777 Marquis de Lafayette lands in US
1774 Rhode Island becomes 1st colony to prohibit importation of slaves
1753 Austria, England and Modena sign secret military treaty
1727 Spain underwrites Preliminairy of Paris
1721 England signs Treaty of Madrid
1707 Hungary declares itself independent under Ferenc Rakoczi II
1665 Sea battle at Lowestoft: English fleet beats Dutch
1655 Adriana Nooseman-van de Bergh is 1st actress in Amsterdam theater
1633 Charter for Maryland is given to Lord Cecil Baltimore
1625 English king Charles I marries French princess Henriette
1611 John Fabricius dedicates earliest sunspot publication
1547 King Ferdinand of Austria subjects himself on Turkish sultan Suleiman
1392 Assassination attempt on Pierre de Craon Van Clisson of France, fails
1373 Anglo-Portuguese Treaty of Alliance, world's oldest, signed in London
1325 Sheik Ibn Battuta begins 1st world trip, Tangiers to Mecca


Will it be Sunny on the Prairie Tomorrow?

By: plapman, 1:41 PM GMT on June 12, 2010

Today will see the periods of drizzle ending this morning then cloudy and a high 19C(66F).
Tonight will start cloudy with clearing overnight The overnight low will be 10C(50F).
I have a double birthday party today for 2 grandsons. Silly daughter of mine let the boys invite thier class mates from school. i'm sure it will be a noisy event.
A Short version of todays history from

1991 Boris Yelstin elected president of Russian Federation
1982 Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel perform in Rotterdam
1978 U.S. House of Representatives allows live radio coverage
1944 1st V-1 rocket assault on London
1840 Meteorite hits Uden, Netherlands

Updated: 2:04 PM GMT on June 13, 2010


The Moisture Won't Quit

By: plapman, 2:41 PM GMT on June 11, 2010

Today will start with drizzle that will end this morning but the clouds will hang around. The high expected today is 17C(63F).
Tonight will remain cloudy with a 60% chance of drizzle overnight. The low will be 12C(54F).
I'm late getting on this morning. I had an appointment with the vampires for blood work.

Todays Events in History from
2009 The "swine flu", the H1N1 influenza strain is the first condition deemed a global pandemic since the Hong Kong flu of 1967 - 1968
2001 Timothy McVeigh executed for the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing that killed at least 168
1996 Bob Dole, Senator-R-Kansas, resigns from U.S. senate to run for president
1995 65th French Mens Tennis: Thomas Muster beats Michael Chang (75 62 64)
1995 Julie Larsen wins Edina Realty LPGA Golf Classic
1995 Rondell White has six hits and hits for the cycle in 13-innings
1994 "Meet The Flintstones" by The BC 52's peaks to #33
1994 126th Belmont: Pat Day aboard Tabasco Cat wins in 2:26.8
1994 Drunken officer shoots 7 people dead in Falun Sweden
1994 Moshood Abiola becomes President of Nigeria
1994 Cbox is 39'115 long, 20'85 wide, and 8' high in Jacksonville, Florida Largest popcorn container is 6,619.76 cubic feet full of popped corn
1993 "Scattergories," game show; last airs on NBC-TV
1993 "Scrabble," second run," TV Game Show; last airs on NBC-TV
1992 Owners approve sale of Seattle Mariners to a Japanese group
1992 Tracy Austin, 29, is youngest inductee of International Tennis Hall of Fame
1992 U.S. Olympic baseball team plays 1st exhibtion game, beat Venez 20-0
1991 Microsoft releases MS DOS 5.0
1990 Supreme Court says law prohibiting desecration of U.S. flag unconstitutional
1990 U.N. appoints Olivia Newton-John environmental ambassador
1990 Federal judge sentenced former national security adviser John M Poindexter to 6 months for making false statements to Congress
1990 Nolan Ryan pitches his 6th no-hitter beating Oakland, in 9th he retires Ken Phelps, Rickey Henderson and Willie Randolph (all ex Yankees)
1989 59th French Mens Tennis: Michael Chang beats S Edberg (61 36 46 64 62)
1989 7th Seniors Players Golf Championship: Orville Moody
1989 Robin Hood 16 wins LPGA Planters Pat Bradley Points Golf International
1988 "Everything Your Heart Desires" by Daryl Hall and John Oates peaks at #3
1988 "Rooty Toot Toot" by John Cougar Mellencamp peaks at #61
1988 "We All Sleep Alone" by Cher peaks at #14
1988 120th Belmont: Eddie Delahoussaye aboard Risen Star wins in 2:26.6
1988 25th Curtis Cup: British Isles, 11-7
1988 Freedomfest - Mandela addresses Wembley Stadium London
1988 Galina Chistyakova of U.S.S.R. sets long jump woman's record (24"8")
1988 Yankees' Rick Rhoden becomes 1st pitcher to DH (0 for 1 with an RBI)
1987 Margaret Thatcher is 1st British Prime Minister in 160 years to win 3rd term
1986 "Blacke's Magic," last airs on NBC-TV
1986 Amnesty International megaconcert
1985 Russian space probe Vega 1 lands on Venus
1985 Von Hayes becomes 21st to hit 2 home runs in an inning (Phils-26, Mets-7)
1985 WJW-AM/TV in Cleveland Ohio change call letters to WRMR
1984 Funeral for S Nakagawa and burial of half of his ashes
1984 Supreme Court declares illegally obtained evidence may be admitted at trial if it could be proved that it would have been discovered legally
1983 "Always Something There To Remind Me" by Naked Eyes peaks at #8
1983 "Cool Places" by Sparks and Jane Wiedlin peaks at #49
1983 "Faithfully" by Journey peaks at #12
1983 "My Love" by Lionel Richie peaks at #5
1983 "Theme From Doctor Detroit" by Devo peaks at #59
1983 "When I'm With You" by Sheriff peaks at #61
1983 115th Belmont: Laffit Pincay, Jr. aboard Caveat wins in 2:27.8
1983 Cards outfielder Lonnie Smith checks into a drug rehab
1983 Don Genalo needs just 3 of 5 pins to win Southern California Open bowling tournament, miscalculates his score and intentionally gutters his ball
1983 Zhu Jianhua of China set a new world record in high jump at 7-9 14
1982 Israel and Syria stop fighting in Lebanon
1982 Larry Holmes TKOs Gerry Cooney in 13 for heavyweight boxing title
1982 Movie "ET the Extra-Terrestrial" released (highest grossing film)
1982 Pope John Paul II visits Argentina
1981 Mariners beat Orioles 8-2 at Kingdome, then players go on strike
1980 K-Ingleside streetcar converts to METRO service (SF)
1979 Chuck Berry pleads guilty to income tax evasion, sentenced to 4 months
1978 "Grease" starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John opens
1978 24th LPGA Championship won by Nancy Lopez
1978 Bjorn Borg wins French Open Title
1978 Christa Tybus of London sets record of 24 hours of hula-hoop
1978 Joseph Freeman, Jr. is 1st black priest in Church Of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
1977 "Ain't Gonna Bump No More (With No Fat Woman)" by Joe Tex hits #12
1977 "Dance and Shake Your Tambourine" by Universal Robot Band peaks at #93
1977 "I'm Your Boogie Man" by Kansas City and Sunshine Band peaks at #1
1977 109th Belmont: Jean Cruguet aboard Seattle Slew wins in 2:29.6
1977 Dutch marines rescued hostages from a Moluccan held train in Holland
1977 ELO releases "Telephone Line"
1977 Main Street Electrical Parade premieres at Disney
1976 "Magnificent Marble Machine," last airs on NBC-TV
1976 Anti-apartheid advocate Dumisa Ntsebeza arrested in South Africa
1976 Australian band AC/DC begin their 1st headline tour of Britain
1976 Beatles "Rock and Roll Music" LP is released in USA
1975 1st oil pumped from North Sea oilfield
1975 Greece adopts constitution
1975 One-day international cricket debut, Javed Miandad age 17 years 364 days
1974 Mel Stottlemyre's AL record 272nd consecutive start, without relief
1972 18th LPGA Championship won by Kathy Ahern
1972 31 degrees F lowest temperature ever recorded in Cleveland in June
1972 KPAT-AM in Berkeley, California returns from KRE
1971 U.S. and Japan sign accord to return Okinawa to Japan
1971 U.S. ends ban on China trade
1970 U.S. leaves Wheelus AFB Libya
1969 "The Ballad Of John and Yoko" by The Beatles hit #1 in UK
1967 A. J. Foyt and Dan Gurney drove a Ford to victory in Le Mans
1967 Chicago Cubs (7) and New York Mets (4) tie record of 11 home runs in a game
1967 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Bluegrass Golf Invitational
1967 Race riot in Tampa Florida; National Guard mobilizes
1966 "(I'm A) Road Runner" by, Jr. Walker and The All-Stars peaks at #20
1966 "I Am A Rock" by Simon and Garfunkel peaks at #3
1966 "On A Clear Day You..." closes at Mark Hellinger New York City after 280 performances
1966 "Paint It, Black" by The Rolling Stones peaks at #1
1966 "Skyscraper" closes at Lunt Fontanne Theater New York City after 248 performances
1966 "Sloop John B" by The Beach Boys hit #1 in U.K.
1966 French and German media mistakenly report death of Roger Daltry
1966 Janis Joplin plays her 1st gig in San Francisco
1964 Chicago police break up Rolling Stones press conference
1964 Manfred Mann record Do Wah Diddy Diddy
1964 Queen Elizabeth orders Beatles to her birthday party, they attend
1964 West Germany seeks talks with Czechoslovakia
1963 Governor Wallace tries to prevent blacks registering at University of Alabama
1963 Greek government of Karamanlis resigns
1963 John F. Kennedy says segregation is morally wrong and that it is "time to act"
1962 President Franklin D. Roosevelt accepted an honorary degree from Yale
1961 Mary Lena Faulk wins LPGA Triangle Round Robin Golf Tournament
1961 Norm Cash becomes 1st Det Tiger to hit a ball out of Tiger Stadium
1961 Roger Maris hits 19th and 20th of 61 home runs
1960 92nd Belmont: Bill Hartack aboard Celtic Ash wins in 2:29.2
1960 House packed with wedding celebrants collapses killing 30 (Pakistan)
1959 Postmaster General bans D H Lawrence's book, Lady Chatterley's Lover (overruled by U.S. Court of Appeals in Mar 1960)
1958 U.N. Security council sends observers to Lebanon
1957 12 die in a train crash in Vroman, Colorado
1955 1st magnesium jet airplane flies
1955 87th Belmont: Eddie Arcaro aboard Nashua wins in 2:29
1955 Le Mans race car accident kills 83 spectators, race continues
1953 "Amos 'n Andy," TV Comedy, also radio from '29; last aired on CBS
1953 Test Cricket debut of Alan Davidson at Trent Bridge
1951 Mozambique becomes an oversea province of Portugal
1951 New York Times reports the New York City subway will auction off things found
1950 Ben Hogan wins U.S. Open golf tournament
1949 49th U.S. Golf Open: Cary Middlecoff shoots a 286 at Medinah CC ILL
1949 81st Belmont: Ted Atkinson aboard Capot wins in 2:30.2
1949 Emile Zatopek runs world record 10,000m, 29:28.2
1947 WW II sugar rationing finally endd in U.S., began May 28, 1942
1944 15 U.S. aircraft carriers attack Japanese bases on Marianas
1944 1st Serbian Orthodox cathedral in U.S., Cathedral of St. Sava, New York City
1944 KP gang surprise attack on Dome Arnhem jail
1943 British invades Pantelleria, tiny island south of Sicily
1943 Heinrich Himmler orders liquidation of Polish ghettos
1942 German army defeated at El-Alamein North Africa
1942 U.S. and U.S.S.R. sign Lend-Lease agreement during WW II
1941 2nd great raid on Jews of Amsterdam
1941 Vichy-French planes bomb Tel Aviv, killing 20 Jews
1940 Italy declares war on allies/raids Malta
1940 Premier Winston Churchill flies to Orleans
1939 King and Queen of England taste 1st "hot dogs" at FDR's party
1938 42nd U.S. Golf Open: Ralph Guldahl shoots a 284 at Cherry Hills Denver
1938 Cincinnati Red Johnny Vander Meer no-hits Boston Braves, 3-0
1938 Compton scores 1st Test Cricket ton (102 vs. Australia) aged 20 years 19 days
1938 Earthquake in Belgium
1938 England declare at 8 for 658 vs. Australia at Trent Bridge
1937 Marx Brothers' "A Day At The Races" released
1936 Presbyterian Church of America founded at Philadelphia
1934 Disarmament conference in Geneva fails
1928 Alfred Hitchcock's 1st film, "Case Of Jonathan Drew," is released
1927 59th Belmont: Earl Sande aboard Chance Shot wins in 2:32.6
1927 Babe Ruth hits 19th and 20th of 60 home runs
1927 Charles Lindbergh is awarded the 1st Distinguished Flying Cross
1924 Bene Brak Palestine founded
1924 Koos Vorrink elected President of AJC
1921 53rd Belmont: Earl Sande aboard Grey Lag wins in 2:16.8
1921 Brazil adopts women suffrage
1920 Republicans nominate Warren G Harding for president
1919 23rd U.S. Golf Open: Walter Hagen shoots a 301 at Brae Burn CC Mass
1919 51st Belmont: J Loftus aboard Sir Barton wins in 2:17.6 and Trip Crown
1911 Tigers trailing White Sox 13-1 come back to win 16-15
1911 UNIA founded by Garvey
1907 Northants all out for 12 vs. Gloucestershire
1905 Penns Railroad debuts fastest train in world, New York - Chicago in 18 hours
1904 Cub's Bob Wicker no-hits New York Giants, wins in 12th on 1 hitter, 1-0
1904 German Lieutenant-general Lothar von Trotha lands in Swapokmund, SW-Africa
1901 Cook Islands annexed and proclaimed part of New Zealand
1900 Battle at Diamond Hill: British troops chase General Botha
1898 1st U.S. Marines land in Cuba during Spanish-American War
1898 23rd Preakness: Willie Simms aboard Sly Fox wins in 1:49.75
1898 600 U.S. Marines land at Guantanamo Cuba
1898 Emperor De Zong proclaims reforms in Peking
1896 U.S. Assay Office in Deadwood South Dakota authorized
1895 Charles E Duryea patents a gas-driven automobile
1891 Puerto Rican flag adopted
1878 DC is given a new government by Congress, 3 commissioners appointed by president (change in 1974)
1876 Republicans pick Rutherford B Hayes as presidental candidate
1870 1st-stone Amstel Brewery opens in Amsterdam
1864 Battle of Trevillian Station, Virginia, Central Railroad
1864 300' (90 m) of Meigg's Wharf washed away in storm
1864 Battle at Cynthiana Kentucky: General Hobsons unit caught
1864 Battle of Laurel Hill, West Virginia
1864 Battle of Trevillian Station, Virginia, Central Railroad
1864 Confederate warship CSS Alabama runs into harbor of Cherbourg
1859 Comstock silver load discovered near Virginia City, Nevada
1838 Iowa Territory is organized
1816 Gas Light Co of Baltimore founded
1793 1st American stove patent is granted to Robert Haeterick
1788 1st British ship built on Pacific coast begun at Nootka Sound
1776 Continental Congress create a committee to draft Declaration of Independence
1774 Jews of Algiers escape attack of Spanish Army
1770 Captain James Cook discovers Great Barrier Reef off Australia
1742 Benjamin Franklin invents his Franklin stove
1726 Cardinal Fleury succeeds duke of Bourbon as French premier
1699 England, France and Netherlands agree on 2nd Extermination treaty of Spain
1690 English king Willem III departs to Ireland
1685 James Scott, Duke of Monmouth, rebels against Catholic king James II
1676 Battle at land: Danish and Dutch fleet under CM Tromp beats Sweden
1666 Vierdaagse Sea battle (Ruyter-Monk vs Prince Ruprecht)
1644 Florentine scientist describe invention of barometer
1578 England grants Sir Humphrey Gilbert a patent to explore and colonize US
1572 Spanish co-land guardian duke of Medinaceli arrives in Lock
1517 Sir Thomas Pert reaches Hudson Bay
1509 King Henry VIII marries wife #1 Catharina of Aragon
1488 Battle of Sauchieburn, Scotland
1231 Harderwijk becomes a city

Updated: 1:38 PM GMT on June 12, 2010


Clouds, Showers Not much New in thr Prairie Weather

By: plapman, 12:53 PM GMT on June 10, 2010

Cloudy. A few showers beginning this morning. Wind becoming east 20 km/h (12 mph) gusting to 40 km/h (25 mph) early this afternoon. High 15C(59F). UV index 3 or moderate.
Showers. Wind east 20 km/h (12 mph) gusting to 40 km/h (25 mph). Low 12C(54F).
This is the second attempt to post this. The first is lost in cyberspase I guess.
Todays Events in history from
1997 Feng Yun-2B Long March 3 Launch (China), Successful
1997 Kevin Brown of Florida Marlins no hits San Francisco Giants 9-0
1996 30th Music City News Country Awards: Alan Jackson
1996 Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Toledo, Ohio on WBUZ 106.5 FM
1996 Intel releases 200 mhz pentium chip
1996 Stanley Cup: Colorado Avalanche sweep Florida Panthers in 4 games
1996 Colorado Avalanche sweeps Florida Panthers by winning 1-0 in 6 periods
1995 "Month in the Country" closes at Roundabout Theater New York City after 79 performances
1995 127th Belmont: Gary Stevens aboard Thunder Gulch wins in 2:32
1995 65th French Womens Tennis: Steffi Graff beats A.S. Vicario (76 46 60)
1995 Orioles Jeff Manto, hits his 4th consecutive homer
1994 Biggest European clock ever (9100 kg/(237) 2.5 m) at Aarle-Rixtel
1994 China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor PRC
1994 Jennifer Capriati, tennis ace, checks out of drug abuse clinic
1993 "She Loves Me" opens at Criterion Theater New York City for 61 performances
1992 "Price" opens at Criterion Theater New York City for 47 performances
1992 Intelsat K launched
1991 "Twin Peaks" airs on ABC-TV
1991 25th Music City News Country Awards: Ricky Van Shelton
1991 Mother of All Parades - New York City welcomes desert storm troops
1991 South Florida and Denver picked for 1993 NL franchises
1990 "Accomplice" closes at Richard Rodgers Theater New York City after 52 performances
1990 "Meet Me in St. Louis" closes at Gershwin Theater New York City after 253 performances
1990 60th French Mens Tennis: Andres Gomez beats A Agassi (63 26 64 64)
1990 8th Seniors Players Golf Championship: Jack Nicklaus
1990 Burger King begins using Newman's Own Salad Dressing
1990 Detroit Pistons beat Trailblazers for 1st time since 1974 in Portland
1990 Patty Sheehan wins LPGA McDonald's Golf Championship
1990 Rap group 2 Live crew members arrested in Florida for obscenity
1989 "Tales From The Crypt," TV Anthology, debuts on HBO
1989 121st Belmont: Pat Day aboard Easy Goer wins in 2:26
1989 59th French Womens Tennis: A Sanchez Vicario beats S Graf (76 36 75) favored Steffi Graf, also 1st Spaniard to win a grand slam title
1988 Greatest number of participants, 31,678, on a bicycle tour, London
1987 Discovery's SRBs and External Tank are mated
1986 A. Bartlett Giamatti becomes president of baseball's NL
1985 19th Music City News Country Awards: Statler Brothers, B Mandrell
1985 Claus von Bulow acquitted on charges he tried to murder his wife
1985 Coca Cola announces they'd bring back their 99-year-old formula
1985 French agents blow up Greenpeace boat Rainbow Warrior near New Zealand
1984 38th NBA Championship: Boston Celtics beat Los Angeles Lakers, 4 games to 3
1984 54th French Men Tennis: Ivan Lendl beats John McEnroe (36 26 64 75 75)
1984 Ivan Lendl wins French Open, his 1st grand slam title
1984 Patty Sheehan wins LPGA McDonald's Kids Golf Classic
1984 U.S. missile shot down an incoming missile in space for 1st time
1984 Zhu Jian Hua of China high jumps a record 7'10" (2.39m)
1982 "Taxi," last airs on ABC, moves to NBC in the fall
1982 Battle of Sultan Yakoub - 3 IDF members captured
1982 Israeli troops reach outskirts of Beirut
1982 John N McMahon replaces Bobby R Inman becomes deputy director of CIA
1981 IRA's Joseph Doherty escapes from Crumlin Road Jail
1981 Pete Rose ties Stan Musial's NL record of 3,630 hits
1981 Sebastian Coe of England sets 800m record (1:41.73) in Florence
1981 Seven Brothers Square in Bronx named honoring 7 Santini Bro Moving Co
1979 25th LPGA Championship won by Donna Caponi Young
1979 49th French Mens Tennis: Bjorn Borg beats Victor Pecci (63 61 67 64)
1979 Baltimore Orioles pull their 8th triple play, 5-4-3 vs. Cleveland
1979 Pope John Paul II visits Poland
1978 110th Belmont: Steve Cauthen aboard Affirmed wins in 2:26.8
1978 Yankees trade Ken Holzman for Ron Davis
1977 Apple Computer ships its 1st Apple II
1977 James Earl Ray (Martin Luther King's killer) escapes from prison
1976 49th National Spelling Bee: Tim Kneale wins spelling narcolepsy
1976 67,000 fans attends Wings concert at Seattle's Kingdome
1975 Rockefeller panel reports on 300,000 illegal CIA files on Americans
1975 Yankees sponsor Army Day at temporary home, Shea Stadium during 21-gun salute, part of fence is blown away, and another part is set afire
1974 Mike Schmidt hits a ball off public address speaker on Astrodome roof
1974 Rumor's government in Italy resigns
1973 19th LPGA Championship won by Mary Mills
1973 NASA launches Radio Astronomy Explorer 49 into lunar orbit
1972 104th Belmont: Ron Turcotte aboard Riva Ridge wins in 2:28
1972 Elvis Presley records a live album at New York's Madison Square Garden
1972 Hank Aaron's grandslammer (14) ties him for NL lead with Gil Hodges and moves him ahead of Willie Mays as #2 home run hitter (649)
1971 11 die in a train crash in Salem, Illinois
1971 44th National Spelling Bee: Jonathan Knisely wins spelling shalloon
1968 "Danny Thomas Hour," last airs on NBC-TV
1968 AL games at Baltimore and Chicago postponed honoring Robert Kennedy
1968 KCFW TV channel 9 in Kalispell, Montana (ABC/NBC) begins broadcasting
1968 WHTV (now WTZH) TV channel 24 in Meridian, MS (NBC/CBS) 1st broadcast
1967 15,000 attend Fantasy Faire and Magic Mountain Music Festival, California
1967 Israel, Syria, Jordan, Iraq and Egypt end "6-Day War" with United Nations help
1967 U.S.S.R. drops diplomatic relations with Israel
1966 Beatles "Paperback Writer" is released in U.K.
1966 Beatles record "Rain," 1st to use reverse tapes
1966 Cleveland Indian Sonny Siebert no-hits Washington Senator, 2-0
1966 Janis Joplin's 1st live concert, Avalon Ballroom in San Francisco
1966 Mamas and Papas win gold record for "Monday, Monday"
1964 Rolling Stones record their 12x5 album at Chess Studios in Chicago
1964 Southern Democrats filibuster on civil rights bill ends; cloture invoked
1963 John F. Kennedy signs law for equal pay for equal work for men and women
1962 A record 54 home runs hit in baseball
1962 Igor Ter-Ovanesyan of U.S.S.R., sets then long jump record at 27' 3"
1962 Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Austin Civitan Golf Tournament
1959 Rocky Colovito hits 4 consecutive home runs in 1 game
1957 3rd LPGA Championship won by Louise Suggs
1957 Harold MacMillan becomes British PM
1957 John Diefenbacker (C) elected Prime Minister of Canada
1956 16th modern Olympiad equestrian events open in Stockholm
1956 Marlene Bauer Hagge wins LPGA Triangle Round Robin Golf Tournament
1955 1st separation of virus into component parts reported
1955 KWEX TV channel 41 in San Antonio, Texas (IND) begins broadcasting
1954 KQED TV channel 9 in SF, California (PBS) begins broadcasting
1954 PBS reaches SF: KQED (Channel 9) starts broadcasting
1952 Chicago White Sox Sam Mele is 6th to get 6 RBIs in an inning (4th)
1952 St. Louis Browns fire manager Rogers Hornsby
1950 50th U.S. Golf Open: Ben Hogan shoots a 287 at Merion Golf Club PA
1950 82nd Belmont: William Boland aboard Middleground wins in 2:28.6
1950 Germany doesn't annex Oder-Neissegrens
1949 Istvan Dobi becomes Hungarian premier
1946 Italian Republic established
1946 Rear Admiral Sidney W Souers, USNR, ends term as 1st director of CIA Lieutenant General Hoyt S Vandenberg, USA, becomes 2nd director of CIA
1945 U.S. destroyer William D. Porter ("Willie Dee") sunk by kamikaze
1944 Joe Nuxhall, 15, of Cincinnati Reds is youngest player in major league
1944 Nazi murders in Oradour-sur-Glane, France
1943 Franklin D. Roosevelt becomes 1st U.S. President to visit a foreign country during wartime
1942 Massacre at Lidice (Czechoslovakia), Gestapo kills 173
1942 Nazis burn village of Lidice Bohemia, as reprisal of killing Heydrich
1940 French government moves to Bordeaux
1940 German "Dutch Q-ship Atlantis" sinks Norwegian tanker
1940 German 5th Armour division occupies Rouen
1940 Italy declares war on France and Britain during WW II
1938 Charlie Barnett makes 98 by lunch vs. Australia at Trent Bridge
1935 Dr. Robert Smith and William Wilson of Akron form Alcoholics Anonymous
1934 Italy beats Czechoslovakia 2-1 (OT) in soccer's 2nd World Cup at Rome
1934 U.S.S.R. and Romania regain diplomatic relations
1933 37th U.S. Golf Open: Johnny Goodman shoots a 287 at North Shore Ill
1933 65th Belmont: Mack Garner aboard Hurryoff wins in 2:32.6
1932 1st demonstration of artificial lightning Pittsfield Mass
1932 67th British Golf Open: Gene Sarazen shoots a 283 at Prince's England
1931 Norway occupies East-Greenland
1930 Winnipeg Rugby Football Club forms
1926 Phillies Russ Wrightstone hits for the cycle
1924 1st political convention broadcast on radio - Republicans at Cleveland
1922 54th Belmont: C H Miller aboard Pillory wins in 2:18.8
1921 Babe Ruth becomes all time home run champ with number 120, Gavvy Cravath
1917 60,000 people of Petrograd welcome Prince Kropotkin, banned 41 years
1917 Limburgse mine workers strike
1916 48th Belmont: E Haynes aboard Friar Rock wins in 2:22
1916 Great Arab Revolt begin
1915 British and French troops conquer German colony of Cameroon
1915 Girl Scouts founded
1911 Queen Wilhelmina opens Rembrandt house in Amsterdam
1908 1st flying club, Aeronautical Society of New York, opens
1905 1st forest fire lookout tower placed in operation, Greenville, Maine
1902 Patent for window envelope granted to H F Callahan
1899 Improved Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks forms in Cincinnati
1898 U.S. Marines land in Cuba, during Spanish-American War
1893 27th Belmont: Willie Simms aboard Commanche wins in 1:53
1892 Wilbert Robinson sets record by going 7-for-7 in a 9-inning game
1891 25th Belmont: Ed Garrison aboard Foxford wins in 2:08.75
1890 24th Belmont: Pike Barnes aboard Burlington wins in 2:07.75
1882 Anti-colonization mass society of Alexandria Egypt kills 50 Europeans
1880 Charlie Jones becomes 1st to hit 2 home runs in 1 inning
1876 10th Belmont: William Donohue aboard Algerine wins in 2:40
1871 5th Belmont: W Miller aboard Harry Basset wins in 2:56
1869 'Agnes' arrives in New Orleans with 1st ever shipment of frozen beef
1868 2nd Belmont: Bobby Swim aboard General Duke wins in 3:02
1865 Wagner's "Tristan und Isolde" 1st performance Munich Germany
1864 Battle of Kellar's Bridge Kentucky, Licking River
1864 Battle of Waynesboro, Virginia
1863 Battle of Brice's Crossroads, Miss; Forrest w/3500 defeats 8000 Feds
1861 Battle of Big Bethel Virginia (Bethel Church, Great Bethal)-Union retreats
1857 England passes an act putting Canada on the decimal currency system
1854 Georg F B Reiman proposes that space is curved
1850 Millard Fillmore sworn-in as president of U.S. (replacing Taylor)
1848 1st telegraph link between New York City and Chicago
1848 Battle at Vicenza: Austrians beat Sardinia-Piemonte
1847 Chicago Tribune begins publishing
1846 Robert Thomson obtains an English patent on a rubber tire
1834 HMS Beagle with Charles Darwin sails Pacific Ocean
1826 Sultan Mahmud II rebellious elite corp, slaughter 20,000 in Turkey
1818 Pesaro opera theater opens with Rossini's "La gaza ladra"
1809 1st U.S. steamboat to a make an ocean voyage leaves New York for Philadelphia
1801 Tripoli declares war on U.S. for refusing tribute
1794 Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Philadelphia, forms
1794 France revolutionary regime begins trials
1793 1st public zoo opens in Paris
1793 Washington replaced Philadelphia as U.S. capital
1776 Continental Congress appoints a committee to write a Declaration of Independence
1772 Burning of Gaspee, British revenue cutter, by Rhode Islanders
1761 Puritan version of "Othello" opens in Newport Rhode Island
1760 New York passes 1st effective law regulating practice of medicine
1752 Ben Franklin's kite is struck by lightning-what a shock!
1720 Mrs. Clements of England markets 1st paste-style mustard
1682 Tornado in Connecticut uproots a 3' diameter oak tree
1652 In Boston, John Hull opens the 1st mint in America
1648 Moscow's people uprise against regent Boris Morozov
1639 1st American log cabin at Fort Christina (Wilmington Delaware)
1627 Piet Heyn conquerors 38 ships at bay of Salvador
1624 Netherlands and France sign anti-Spanish Treaty of Compiegne
1610 1st Dutch settlers arrive (from NJ), to colonize Manhattan Island
1605 Valse Dimitri crowned Russian tsar for 1st time
1540 Thomas Cromwell arrested in Westminister
1538 Catholic German monarchy signs League of Neurenberg
1358 French boer leader Guillaume Cale captured

Updated: 2:38 PM GMT on June 11, 2010


More Clouds on the Prairie

By: plapman, 1:55 PM GMT on June 09, 2010

Today will start cloudy with clearing this afternoon.The wind will be northwest at 30 km/h gusting to 50 becoming light late this afternoon.Todays high will be near 14. Tonight will bring increasing cloudiness this evening and an overnight low of8.

Updated: 12:27 PM GMT on June 10, 2010


Clouds and Showers but Warm on the Prairie

By: plapman, 1:02 PM GMT on June 08, 2010

Today will start with a few showers ending this morning then a mix of sun and cloud but there is still a 60% chance of showers late this afternoon along with the risk of a thunderstorm late this afternoon. The wind becoming southwest at 20 km/h (12 mph) late this afternoon. A high of 25C(77F) is forecast.
Tonight will be cloudy with 60% chance of showers and the risk of a thunderstorm this evening. The southwest wind at 20 km/h (12 mph) becoming light early this evening then swinging northwest at 30 km/h (19 mph) overnight. The low is expected to be 10C(50F).
Today's vents ib History from

2007 Space Shuttle Atlantis, STS-117, begins mission
2003 Tony Awards, Hairspray, Take Me Out, Long Day's Journey Into Night revival and Nine revival won major awards
1997 "Young Man From Atlanta" closes at Longacre Theater New York City after 85 performances
1997 67th French Mens Tennis: Gustavo Kuerten beats S Bruguera (63 64 62)
1997 BellSouth Senior Golf Classic at Opryland
1997 Justin Leonard wins golf's Kemper Open at TPC at Avenel
1997 Pat Hurst wins LPGA Oldsmobile Classic
1996 128th Belmont: Rene Douglas aboard Editor's Note wins in 2:28.96
1996 66th French Womens Tennis: Steffi Graf beats A S Vicario (63, 67, 108)
1996 China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor PRC
1996 Dean Jones takes career-best 5-112 for Derbyshire vs. Hampshire
1996 Lloyd and Titchard complete 358 stand for 4th wkt Lancs vs. Essex
1996 PBA National Championship Won by Butch Soper
1995 "Buttons on Broadway" opens at Ambassador Theater New York City for 40 performances
1994 7.8 earthquake strikes North Bolivia
1993 Premier Marc Bazin of Haiti resigns
1992 26th Music City News Country Awards: Alan Jackson and Garth Brooks
1992 New York Yankee pitcher Steve Howe is banned from baseball for 7th time
1992 Thomas Klestil succeeds Waldheim as president of Austria
1991 "Our Country's Good" closes at Nederlander Theater New York City after 48 performances
1991 123rd Belmont: Jerry Bailey aboard Hansel wins in 2:28
1991 61st French Womens Tennis: Monica Seles beats A S Vicario (63 64)
1991 College World Series: Louisiana State defeats Wichita State 6-3
1991 Former New York Jet Mark Gastineau wins 1st pro boxing fight in 12 seconds
1991 Victory parade held in Washington D.C., Persian Gulf War
1991 Warren Schutte, is 1st non American to win NCAA Div 1 golf title
1990 "It's Garry Shandling's Show," last airs on Fox-TV
1990 Phil Bradley hits 18th inside-the-park home run in Oriole history
1989 Pirates score 10 in 1st (their best inning since 1942), prompts Pirate Jim Rooker to say he would walk from Pitts to Philadelphia if Pirates lost, Phillies beat them 15-11, Rooker walks at end of season broadcaster
1988 Nippon Airways announces that painting eyeballs on Jets cut bird collisions by 20%
1987 21st Music City News Country Awards: Randy Travis
1987 Oliver North's secretary Fawn Hall tesifies at Iran-Contra hearing
1986 "Big Deal" closes at Broadway Theater New York City after 70 performances
1986 40th NBA Championship: Boston Celtics beat Hous Rockets, 4 games to 2
1986 56th French Mens Tennis: Ivan Lendl beats Mikael Pernfors (63 62 64)
1986 Alleged Nazi Kurt Waldheim elected President of Austria
1986 Juli Inkster wins LPGA McDonald's Golf Championship
1986 Longest 9 inning AL game (4h16m), Baltimore Orioles beat Yankees 18-9
1985 117th Belmont: Eddie Maple aboard Creme Fraiche wins in 2:27
1985 Pirates score 10 in top of 1st, but lose 15-11 to Phillies, as Steve becomes 1st Phillie to switch hit home runs in same game
1983 "Trading Places," "Ghostbusters," and "Gremlins," premieres
1983 Charlos Vieira begins 191 hour "nonstop" cycling in Leiria, Portugal
1983 Marlies Gohr runs female European record 100m (10.81)
1982 36th NBA Championship: Los Angeles Lakers beat Philadelphia 76ers, 4 games to 2
1982 Brazilian B-727 flight crashes into mountain; 135 die
1982 Emmy 9th Daytime Award presentation - Susan Lucci loses for 3rd time
1982 Reagan addresses joint session of British Parliament
1981 15th Music City News Country Awards: Mandrell Sisters
1980 "It's So Nice to Be Civilized" closes at Martin Beck New York City after 8 performances
1980 26th LPGA Championship won by Sally Little
1980 34th Tony Awards: Children of a Lesser God and Evita win
1980 50th French Womens Tennis: Chris Evert beats Virginia Ruzici (60 63)
1979 "The Source," 1st computer public information service, goes on-line
1979 Mariners draft Al Chambers #1
1979 Wings release "Back to the Egg" album
1978 51st National Spelling Bee: Peg McCarthy wins spelling deification
1978 Braves draft Bob Horner #1
1978 Nevada jury rules Howard Hughes "Mormon Will" is a forgery
1977 Nolan Ryan notches his 4th career 19-strikeout game
1976 Houston Astros draft Floyd Bannister #1
1975 2 passenger trains collided near Munich Germany killing 35
1975 Joanne Carner wins LPGA Girl Talk Golf Classic
1975 U.S.S.R. launches Venera 9 for Venus landing
1974 106th Belmont: Miguel Rivera aboard Little Current wins in 2:29.2
1974 Keyboardist Rick Wakeman quits rock group "Yes"
1974 U.S. and Saudi Arabia sign military-economic contract
1973 Admiral Luis Carrero Blanco appointed premier of Spain
1972 Padres draft Dave Roberts #1, Indians draft Rick Manning #2
1972 Test Cricket debut of Tony Greig, vs. Australia at Old Trafford (57/62)
1971 North Vietnam demands U.S. end aid to South Vietnam
1971 White Sox draft Danny Goodwin #1, he refuses to sign
1970 Players and management end labor dispute up minimum salary to $12,000
1969 "Smothers Brothers comedy Hour," last airs on CBS-TV
1969 21st Emmy Awards: Get Smart, Don Adams and Susan St. James
1969 Brian Jones leaves The Rolling Stones
1969 General Franco closes Spain's frontier with Gibraltar
1969 KDNL TV channel 30 in Saint Louis, MO (IND) begins broadcasting
1969 Mickey Mantle Day, 60,096 saw #7 retired (I was there-BTG)
1969 Nixon says 25,000 U.S. troops would leave Vietnam by end of August
1969 Rolling Stones guitarist Mick Taylor replaces Brian Jones
1969 Susie Berning wins LPGA Lady Carling Golf Open
1968 Bermuda adopts its constitution
1968 Don Drysdale pitches a record 58th consecutive scoreless inning
1968 Gary Puckett and Union Gap release "Lady Will Power"
1968 James Earl Ray, alleged assassin of Martin Luther King, Jr., captured
1968 New colonial constitution for Bermuda adopted
1968 Rolling Stones release "Jumpin' Jack Flash"
1967 Israel attacks USS Liberty in Mediterranean, killing 34 U.S. crewmen
1966 NFL and AFL announce plans to become NFC and AFC in 1970
1965 A's draft Rick Monday #1
1965 U.S. troops ordered to fight offensively in Vietnam
1965 U.S.S.R. launches Luna 6; missed Moon
1963 "Mr. President" closes at St. James Theater New York City after 265 performances
1963 95th Belmont: Braulio Baeza aboard Chateaugay wins in 2:30.2
1963 American Heart Association is 1st agency to campaign against cigarettes
1962 Jim Beatty runs world record 2 mile (8:29.8)
1961 English prince Edward, Duke of Kent, weds Katharine Worsley
1961 Test Cricket debut of William Morris Lawry, vs. England at Edgbaston, 57
1961 Milwaukee sets record of 4 consecutive home runs (Eddie Mathews, Hank Aaron Joe Adcock and Frank Thomas)
1960 1st date in James Clavell's novel "Nobel House"
1960 Argentine government demands release of Adolf Eichmann
1959 1st official "missile mail" lands, Jacksonville, Florida
1959 X-15 makes 1st unpowered flight, from a B-52 at 11,500 m
1958 4th LPGA Championship won by Mickey Wright
1956 Lim Yem Hock forms Singapore government
1956 WDAM TV channel 7 in Laurel-Hattiesburg, MS (NBC) begins broadcasting
1955 Dodgers option Tommy Lasorda to make room on roster for Sandy Koufax
1953 Cluster of 6 tornadoes touch down in Flint Michigan killing 113
1953 Segregated lunch counters in DC forbidden by Supreme Court
1953 Tornadoes kill 110 in Michigan and Ohio
1952 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Eastern Women's Golf Open
1950 Boston Red Sox beat St. Louis Browns 29-4 (win by record 25 runs)
1950 Jean Duvieusart becomes Belgian premier
1950 Test Cricket debut of Ramadhin and Valentine (8-104 1st inn) vs. England
1949 Siam changes name to Thailand
1948 "Milton Berle Show" premieres on NBC TV
1948 "Sally" closes at Martin Beck Theater New York City after 36 performances
1946 "Lute Song" closes at Plymouth Theater New York City after 142 performances
1946 Sukarno calls for anti colonial defiance in Indonesia
1944 1st SS-Pantser corps counter attacks at Normandy
1944 Allies occupy Port-and-Bessin Normandy
1944 Dutch Resistance fighter Frans Duwaer arrested
1944 General Montgomery lands in Normandy, forms HQ in Chateau de Creully
1942 Bing Cosby records "Silent Night"
1941 English and French troop overthrow pro-German Syria
1940 72nd Belmont: Fred A Smith aboard Bimelech wins in 2:29.6
1940 Discovery of element 93, neptunium, announced
1940 Last British troops leave Narvik, Norway
1939 British king George VI visits U.S.
1937 World's largest flower blooms in New York Botanical Garden, 12' calla lily
1936 1st parking meters are invented
1935 39th U.S. Golf Open: Sam Parks, Jr. shoots a 299 at Oakmont CC PA
1935 67th Belmont: Willie Saunders aboard Omaha wins in 2:30.6
1935 Lou Gehrig collides with Carl Reynolds and leaves the game
1933 A's Jimmie Foxx homers his 1st 3 at bats for 4 consecutive home runs
1931 Duke and Duchess of Kent wed
1931 Suriname Work Committee under Louis Doedel forms in Paramaribo
1929 61st Belmont: Mack Garner aboard Blue Larkspur wins in 2:32.8
1929 Venezuelan rebel Rafael Urbina overthrows Fort Amsterdam, Curaeao kidnap governor Fruytier
1928 1st U.S. to Australia flight lands (Sir Charles Kingford)
1927 Tony Lazzeri hits 3 home runs Yankees beat White Sox 12-11
1921 Babe Ruth arrested for speeding, fined $100, and held in jail until 4 PM
1920 Reds' Edd Roush falls asleep in center during long infield argument Heinie Groh goes to wake him, but ump ejects Roush for delay of game
1918 Nova Aquila, brightest nova since Kepler's nova of 1604, discovered
1917 Walt Disney graduates from Benton High School
1915 92 degrees F (33.3 degrees C) in De Bilt, Netherlands
1915 William Jennings Bryan quits as Secretary of State
1914 34.7 degrees F (1.5 degrees C) in De Bilt, Netherlands
1911 Belgium government of Schollaert falls
1900 Start of Sherlock Holmes "Adventure of 6 Napoleons"
1892 Homer A. Plessy refuses to go to segregated RR car (Plessy vs. Ferguson)
1889 Start of Sherlock Holmes Adventure "Boscombe Valley Mystery"
1886 1st Civil Rights Act passes
1882 16th Belmont: Jim McLaughlin aboard Forester wins in 2:43
1878 12th Belmont: L Hughes aboard Duke of Magenta wins in 2:43
1872 Congress endorses penny post card
1869 Ives W. McGaffey of Chicago patents 1st vacuum cleaner
1865 Tristanderl und Zusholde, premieres
1862 Valley Campaign-Battle of Cross Keys, Virginia
1861 People of Tennessee vote to succeed from Union
1861 U.S. Sanitary Commission is given executive approval
1856 Pitcairn Islanders arrive on Norfolk Island
1846 Battle at Gwanga: British troops beat Bantu
1834 HMS Beagle sails from Port Famine to Cape Turn
1829 1st U.K. municipal swimming pool outside of London, opens in Liverpool
1824 Washing machine patented by Noah Cushing of Quebec
1815 39 German states unite under Act of Confederation
1786 Commercially made ice cream 1st advertised, Mr Hall, New York City
1783 Laki Volcano in southern Iceland begins 8-month eruption
1761 British fleet occupies Belle Britain
1694 English troop landing at Brest attack, 300 killed
1663 Battle at Amegical: English and Portugese fleet beats Spanish
1632 Prince Frederik Henry conquerors Sittard
1624 Earthquake strikes Peru
1551 Pope Julius III excommunicates Duke Ottario Farnese of Parma
979 Louis V de Luie, crowned King of France
793 Vikings plunder St. Cuthbert convent Lindisfarne
570 Religion of Islam (submission) founded in Mecca
536 St. Silverius begins his reign as Catholic Pope
452 Italy invaded by Attila the Hun
68 Rome Senate accepts emperor Galba
65 Jews revolt against Rome, capturing fortress of Antonia in Jerusalem

Updated: 1:55 PM GMT on June 09, 2010


Sunshine and Clouds on the Prairie

By: plapman, 2:23 PM GMT on June 07, 2010

Today will start sunny then see increasing cloudiness this afternoon then 30% chance of showers. There will be a risk of thunderstorms late this afternoon. The high will be near 24C(75F).
Tonight will be cloudy with a 30% chance of showers early this evening. There will be showers beginning after midnight. the risk of thunderstorms will continmue early this evening.The overnight low is forecast as 13C(55F).
From My Basement Window

I'm late getting online this morning. I slept till 8 then went with the Queen to drop the granddaughter off at work.
The Quen is off to work for 11 leaving me to entertain myself all day.
Todays Events in History from
2006 Terrorist Abu Musab al-Zarqawi is killed by U.S. forces in Iraq
1998 Tony Awards, Lion King, Caberet revival, Ragtime, and The Beauty Queen of Leenane won major awards
1997 129th Belmont: Chris McCarron aboard Touch Gold wins in 2:28.8
1997 67th French Womens Tennis: Iva Majoli beats Martina Hingis (64 62)
1997 Cosmos 2344 Proton-K Launch (Russia), Failed
1997 Stanley Cup: Detroit Red Wings sweep the Philadelphia Flyers
1996 Julia and Noah wed on "All My Children"
1994 A's outfielder Rickey Henderson steals his 1,100th career base
1993 27th Music City News Country Awards: Alan Jackson and Vince Gill
1993 Cleveland breaks ground for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
1993 Crickets Graham Gooch dismissed handled the ball vs. Australia, Old Trafford
1993 Prince celebrated his birthday by changing his name to a symbol
1992 "Small Family Business" closes at Music Box Theater New York City after 48 performances
1992 62nd French Mens Tennis: Jim Courier beats Petr Korda (75 62 61)
1992 Ayako Okamoto wins LPGA McDonald's Golf Championship
1991 Singer Jimmy Osmond weds Michelle Larson
1990 Michael Jackson hospitalized for chest pains
1990 South Africa President F W de Klerk lifts 4 year of state of emergency
1989 23 year old olympic barefoot South African runner Zola Budd retires
1989 Atlanta Fulton County Comm approves $210M stadium for the Falcons
1989 For one second this morning, the time is 01:23:45, 6-7-89
1989 Suriname SLM-173 (DC-8) crashes near Paramaribo Airport killing 173
1989 Wayne Gretzky wins his 9th NHL Hart (MVP) Trophy in 10 years
1989 1st Baseball game to start outdoors and end indoors, as Toronto Blue Jays stadium closes roof during game at 8:48, and beat Brewers 4-2
1988 Aluminum contaminates Cornish England's water supply
1987 41st Tony Awards: Fences and Les Miserables win
1987 57th French Mens Tennis: Ivan Lendl beats Mats Wilander (75 62 36 76)
1987 Andy Van Slyke home runs off R. McDowell in both ends of double header
1987 Betsy King wins LPGA McDonald's Golf Championship
1986 118th Belmont: Chris McCarron aboard Danzig Connect wins in 2:29.8
1986 56th French Womens Tennis: Chris Evert beats M Navratilova (26 63 63)
1986 Air Supply guitarist Graham Russell weds Jodi Varble
1986 Madonna's "Live to Tell," single goes #1
1986 Pirates draft 3rd baseman Jeff King #1
1983 Steve Carlton temporarily passes Nolan Ryan with his 3,552 strike out
1982 16th Music City News Country Awards: Barbara Mandrell
1982 Habres rebel army occupies capital of Chad, N'djamena
1982 Los Angeles Dodger Steve Garvey is 5th to play in 1,000 consecutive games
1982 New York Mets draft Dwight Gooden, Roger McDowell and Randy Myers
1982 President Reagan meets Pope John Paul II and Queen Elizabeth
1982 Steve Garvey plays in his 1,000th consecutive game and goes 0-for-4
1981 35th Tony Awards: Amadeus and 42nd Street win
1981 51st French Mens Tennis: Bjorn Borg beats I. Lendl (61 46 62 36 61)
1981 Israeli F-15's and F-16's destroys Iraqi plutonium production facility
1981 Sandra Post wins LPGA McDonald's Golf Classic
1980 "Billy Bishop Goes to War" closes at Morosco New York City after 12 performances
1980 "Cars," by Gary Numan hits #9
1980 112th Belmont: Eddie Maple aboard Temperence Hill wins in 2:29.8
1980 50th French Mens Tennis: Bjorn Borg beats Vitas Gerulaitis (64 61 62)
1980 Jeff Norman runs world record 50k (2:48:06)
1980 John McEnroe beats Bjorn Borg for U.S. Open
1980 Tommy John wins his 200th, 3-0 on a 2-hitter
1979 52nd National Spelling Bee: Katie Kerwin wins spelling maculature
1979 Bhaskara 1, Indian Earth resources/meteorology satellite, launched
1979 Portugal government of Mota Pinto resigns
1979 Rocker Chuck Berry is charged with tax evasion
1978 32nd NBA Championship: Washington Bullets beat Sea Supersonics, 4 games to 3
1978 Emmy 5th Daytime Award presentation
1977 Anita Bryant leads successful crusade against Miami gay rights law
1977 White Sox draft Harold Baines #1
1976 NBC Nightly News with John Chancellor and David Brinkley, premieres
1975 "Thank God I'm a Country Boy," by John Denver hits #1
1975 Dennis Lillee takes 1st one-day 5WI, 5-34 vs. Pakistan World Cup
1975 Spain's Manuel Orantes wins U.S. Open, beating Jimmy Connors in 3 sets
1975 Sri Lanka's 1st one-day international, vs. WI Cricket World Cup
1974 Padres draft Brown University shortstop Bill Almon #1
1973 Rangers draft Texas high school pitcher David Clyde #1
1972 "Grease" opens at Broadhurst Theater New York City for 3,388 performances
1972 German Chancellor Willy Brandt visits Israel
1972 Hsan Hua, Zen teacher, conducted 1st ordination ceremony in America
1972 Pirate's Gene Alley bases-loaded walk, beats Padres 1-0 in 18th
1971 Soviet Soyuz 11 crew completes 1st transfer to orbiting Salyut
1970 22nd Emmy Awards: Marcus Welby, Robert Young and Susan Hampshire
1970 Jockey Willie Shoemaker passes Johnny Longden with his 6,033 win
1970 Shirley Englehorn wins LPGA Lady Carling Golf Open
1970 The Who's "Tommy" is performed at New York's Lincoln Center
1969 "Johnny Cash Show," debuts on ABC-TV
1969 101st Belmont: Braulio Baeza aboard Arts and Letters wins in 2:28.8
1969 Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash combine on a Grand Ole Opry TV special
1969 Tommy James and Shondells release "Crystal Blue Persuasion"
1969 Washington Senators draft Jeff Burroughs #1
1968 Sirhan Sirhan indicted for Bobby Kennedy assassination
1967 2 Moby Grape members arrested for contributing to deliquency of minors
1967 Israel captures Wailing Wall in East Jerusalem, Jericho and Bethlehem
1967 New York Yankees draft Ron Blomberg #1
1966 New York Mets pass up Reggie Jackson to draft Steve Chilcott #1
1965 Gemini 4 completes 62 orbits
1965 Morocco King Hassan suspends constitution, grabs power
1965 Sony Corp introduced its home video tape recorder, priced at $995
1965 Supreme Court rules 1879 Connecticut law ban of contraceptives unconstitutional
1964 Beatles travel canals of Amsterdam
1962 NASA civilian test pilot Joseph A. Walker takes X-15 to 31,580 m
1959 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Triangle Round Robin Golf Tournament
1959 KLX-AM in Oakland California changes call letters to KEWB (now KNEW)
1958 90th Belmont: Pete Anderson aboard Cavan wins in 2:30.2
1958 Battles between Turkish and Greeks Cypriots break out
1957 Mickey Stewart holds 7 cricket catches for Surrey vs. Northants
1956 Singapore government of Marshall resigns
1955 "$64,000 Question" premieres on CBS TV
1955 1st President to appear on color TV, Eisenhower
1955 India premier Nehru visit U.S.S.R.
1954 1st microbiology laboratory dedicated, New Brunswick, New Jersey
1953 1st color network telecast in compatible color, Boston, Massachusetts
1953 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Eastern Golf Open
1953 Mary Terrell wins struggle to end segregation in Washington D.C. restaurants
1953 WDAU (now WYOU) TV chan 22 in Scranton Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania (CBS) begins
1952 "3 Wishes after Jamie" closes at Mark Hellinger New York City after 94 performances
1952 7th Curtis Cup: British Isles, 5-4
1952 84th Belmont: Eddie Arcaro aboard One Count wins in 2:30.2
1948 Communist complete takeover of Czechoslovakia; President Bernes resigns
1948 KVP wins Dutch Second-Parliamentary election
1946 Pirates players vote 20-16 to walkout rather than play the Giants
1946 U.S. Supreme Court bans discrimination in interstate travel
1944 Achilles Veen soccer team forms in Veen
1944 Claus von Stauffenberg meets Hitler
1942 Battle of Midway ends: Admiral Nimitz wins 1st WW II naval defeat of Japan
1942 Germany Armys march into Sebastopol
1942 Japanese troops lands on Attu, Aleutian Islands
1941 45th U.S. Golf Open: Craig Wood shoots a 284 at Colonial Club Ft. Worth
1941 73rd Belmont: Eddie Arcaro aboard Whirlaway win in 2:31, triple crown
1940 British/French troops evacuate Narvik
1939 1st king and queen of England to visit U.S., George VI and Elizabeth
1938 1st play telecast with original Broadway cast, "Susan and God"
1938 Boeing 314 Clipper flying boat 1st flown, Eddie Allen
1933 Balanchine/Weills "7 Deadly Sins," premiers in Paris
1932 Pitcher John Quinn, 47, is oldest player to have an extra-base hit (a double) and bat in a run, as the Dodgers beat the Cubs 9-2
1930 62nd Belmont: Earl Sande aboard Gallant Fox wins in 2:31.6
1929 Margaret Bondfield becomes 1st Dutch female minister (of Labor)
1929 Vatican City becomes a sovereign state
1926 Swedish government of Ekman forms
1924 56th Belmont: Earl Sande aboard Mad Play wins in 2:18.8
1924 George Leigh-Mallory disappears 775' from Everest's summit
1916 Germany troop march into Fort Faux, Verdun
1912 St. Pius X encyclical "On Indians of South America"
1912 U.S. Army tests 1st machine gun mounted on a plane
1909 Cleveland Industrial Exposition opens
1906 Chicago Cubs score 11 in 1st inning, beating New York Giants 19-0
1906 Famous Cunard passenger liner Lusitania launches
1905 Norway dissolves union with Sweden, in effect since 1814
1900 Boer general Christian de Law occupiers British train depot Roodewal
1898 Social Democracy of America party holds 1st national convention, Chic
1896 G Harpo and F Samuelson leave New York to row the Atlantic (takes 54 days)
1892 John J Doyle of Clev Spiders is 1st to pinch hit in a baseball game
1892 Republican convention in Minneapolis begins
1887 Monotype type-casting machine patented by Tolbert Lanston, Washington D.C.
1881 15th Belmont: T Costello aboard Saunterer wins in 2:47
1873 7th Belmont: James Roe aboard Springbok wins in 3:01.75
1866 Irish Fenians raid Pigeon Hill, Quebec
1864 Abe Lincoln renominated for President by Republican Party
1863 Battle of Milliken's Bend, Louisiana - Jefferson Davis' home burnt
1863 Mexico City captured by French troops
1862 Skirmish at Union Church, Virginia (Peninsular)
1862 General B. Butler orders William Mumford hanged after he removed and destroyed U.S. flag on display over New Orleans Mint
1860 Workmen start laying track for Market Street Railroad, San Francisco
1860 1st U.S. "dime novel" published: "Malaseka, The Indian Wife of the White Hunter," by Mrs. Ann Stevens
1839 Hawaiian Declaration of Rights is signed
1798 Jews of Pesaro Italy fast commemorating murder of Jews
1788 Masses stone French government army at Grenoble
1780 Anti-Catholic riot in London, 100s die
1776 Richard Lee moves Declaration of Independence in Continental Congress
1775 United Colonies change name to United States
1769 Daniel Boone begins exploring Bluegrass State of Kentucky
1694 English invasion army under Thomas Talmash reaches Brest
1692 Earthquake in Porte Royale, Jamaica, kills 3,000
1672 Battle by Solebay: Dutch Admiral M de Ruyter beats French/English fleet
1654 Louis XIV crowned King of France
1628 English king Charles I accepts Petition of Rights
1614 2nd parliament of King James I, dissolves passing no legislation
1601 Louis Gunther of Nassau weds countess Anna Margaretha of Manderscheid
1557 England declares war on France
1546 England signs Peace of Andres with Scotland/Ireland
1527 Pope Clement VII surrenders to emperor Charles V's armies
1494 Treaty of Tordesillas, Spain and Portugal divide America
1413 King Ladislaw of Naples occupies Rome
1340 Rotterdam Netherlands founded
1099 1st Crusaders arrive in Jerusalem
555 Vigilius ends his reign as Catholic Pope
421 Eudocia A Athenais marries Oostromeins emperor Theodosius II


Updated: 2:27 PM GMT on June 07, 2010


It's Still Damp on the Prairie

By: plapman, 1:18 PM GMT on June 06, 2010

Today will be cloudy with sunny periods and a 40%t chance of showers. The high will be near 19C(66F).
Tonight will bring cloudy periods with a 40% chance of showers early this evening. Otherwise clear. The low will be 10C(50F).

It's amazing how some people can put a nme to a face they haven't seen in years. The Queen and me went for a walk last night and a lady stpped us. She recognized me and knew my name. The last time I can remember her was from the early 60's when we went to grade school. Last month another lady did the same thing. I went to school with her in 1954 and hadn't seen her since. I'm trying to convince the Queen that I still look like a kid and only she's getting old.
A short version of today's evnts in history from
1988 3 giant turtles found in Bronx sewage plant
1980 Bjorn Borg beats John McEnroe for Wimbledon title
1978 Proposition 13 cuts California property taxes 57 percent
1944 D-Day: 150,000 Allied Expeditionary Force lands in Normandy, France
1664 New Amsterdam renamed New York City
All Events for June 6
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Updated: 1:01 PM GMT on June 08, 2010


Still More Moisture on the Prairie

By: plapman, 12:48 PM GMT on June 05, 2010

Today will bring increasing cloudiness and afew showers beginning this morning. There are the risk of thunderstorms this afternoon. The wind becoming northwest 20 km/h (12 mph) late this afternoon. A hhigh of 21C(70F) is forecast.
Showers will be ending late this evening then cloudy periods with a 30% chance of showers and maybe more thunderstorms this evening. The wind northwest 20 km/h (12 mph) becoming light early this evening. An overnight low of 11C(52F) is expected.
From My Basement Window

Abbey and me have been getting our daily walks in. With all the rain she's coming home wet and sometimes muddy depending on the route I choose.
The local farmeras are feeling the effects of this wet season
Flooding damages Central Plains crops
Posted By Allison Peters, The Daily Graphic
Posted 8 hours ago

FORTIER — Record rainfall over the weekend left its mark and now that the rain has stopped, drainage of all that water is the issue.

"There's damage in low-lying areas, poorly drained fields and heavier soils," Shawn Cabak, farm production advisor for Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives in Portage la Prairie, said Tuesday.

"A lot of the water is drained off the fields," he added.

Fields to the west of Portage are draining more quickly than those to the east, where the clay soil has trapped the water, Cabak said.

Some crops, like forages will be able to withstand the heavy amount of water, Cabak said.

"The late crops that were just planted and haven't started growing or haven't grown much are at risk," Cabak said.

Cabak wouldn't speculate on what the long term effect of recent weather will be on the growing season as hot, dry summer could still be in store.

"We can overcome adversity, but we need cooperation from mother nature," he said.

East of Oakville, mother nature has not been cooperating with Darcy Miller. Miller had 600 acres under water on June 1. That's better than the 1,000 that were drowned out on May 29, but Miller is concerned about when his canola fields will dry out and where that water is going to go.

"There's got to be some logic in how the drainage is done," Miller said pointing to an overflowing ditch that is seeping water onto his and his neighbour's land near the Trans-Canada Highway at Fortier.

Miller said he deals with some flooding every spring and bigger floods, like this one, happen roughly every five years.

Today's Events in History from
1991 Mikhail Gorbachev receives his 1990 Nobel Peace Prize
1976 Teton Dam in Idaho burst causing $1 billion damage, 14 die
1967 6 day war between Israel and Arab neighbors begin
1947 Secretary of State George C. Marshall outlines Marshall Plan
1907 Automatic washer and dryer are introduced

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A Severe TStorm Watch on the Prairie

By: plapman, 12:43 PM GMT on June 04, 2010

Today will be cloudy with a 30 percent chance of showers. There is the risk of a severe thunderstorm late this morning and early this afternoon. Fog patches this morning. The wind will be southeast at 20 km/h (12 mph) becoming light near noon. The high will be 21C(70F).
Tonight will start with cloudy periods then becoming cloudy after midnight. The overnight low will be 11C(52F).

June 4 Events in History from
2000 Tony Awards, Copenhagen, Contact, The Real Thing revival, and Kiss Me Kate revival won major awards
1995 "Jackie Mason: Politically Incorrect" closes at Golden New York City at 347 perf
1995 49th Tony Awards: Love! Valour! Compassion! and Sunset Boulevard win
1995 8th Children's Miracle Network Telethon raises $1,331,000
1995 Dale Eggeling wins LPGA Oldsmobile Golf Classic
1994 Haile Gebre Selassie runs world record 5 km (12:56.96)
1992 San Jose voters reject Giants plan to build a new stadium
1992 USPO announces young Elvis beats old Elvis stamp
1991 1st post WW II non-communist government in Albania
1991 Lesbian priest Elizabeth Carl is ordained in Episcopal Church
1991 Pope John Paul II compares abortion with nazi murders
1991 Robert Strauss becomes U.S. ambassador to Soviet Union
1990 24th Music City News Country Awards: R Van Shelton and Patty Loveless
1990 Greyhound Bus files bankruptcy
1990 Los Angeles Dodger Ramon Martinez strikes out 18 Atlanta Braves
1990 New York Telephone company announces that it wants Bronx area code 917
1990 Dr. Jack Kevorkian assisted an Oregon woman to commit suicide, beginning a national debate over the right to die
1989 2nd Children's Miracle Network Telethon raises $770,000
1989 43rd Tony Awards: Heidi Chronicles and Jerome Robbin's Broadway win
1989 Beijing cop shoots and wounds Chinese priemer Li Ping
1989 Eastern Europe's 1st somewhat free election in 40 years held in Poland
1989 Gas explodes near 2 passenger trains in U.S.S.R., kills 100s
1989 Largest parade in Bronx history honors 350th anniversary
1989 Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Rochester Golf International
1989 Red Sox lead Blue Jays 10-0 in 7th, but lose 12-11 in 12 for Blue Jays 12th consecutive victory at Fenway
1988 "Cabaret" closes at Imperial Theater New York City after 262 performances
1988 42nd Tony Awards: M Butterfly and Phantom of the Opera win
1988 58th French Womens Tennis: Steffi Graf beats N Zvereva (60 60)
1988 Kay Cottee sails into Sydney as 1st woman to circle the globe alone
1988 Longest game in Baltimore Memorial Stadium (5:46) 14 inn (beat New York 7-6)
1988 Rickey Henderson steals 2 bases for record 249 as a New York Yankee
1987 Danny Harris beats Edwin Moses, ends streak of 122 cons hurdle wins
1986 Jonathan Pollard, spy for Israel, pleads guilty in U.S. court
1985 STS-51-G vehicle moves to launch pad
1985 Supreme Court strikes down Alabama "moment of silence" law
1984 18th Music City News Country Awards: Statler Brothers
1984 Arnold Palmer fails to make U.S. Open golf tournament 1st time in 32 yrs
1984 Bruce Springsteen releases "Born in the USA"
1984 DNA is successfully cloned from an extinct animal
1984 New York Mets draft Shawn Abner, 17, #1
1983 53rd French Womens Tennis: Chris Evert beats Mima Jausovec (61 62)
1982 "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan," released in USA
1982 Israel attacks targets in south Lebanon
1981 54th National Spelling Bee: Paige Pipkin wins spelling sarcophagus
1979 South African President Vorster resigns due to scandal
1979 Sri Lanka forfeit ICC Trophy game vs Israel for political reasons
1978 "Working" closes at 46th St. Theater New York City after 25 performances
1978 32nd Tony Awards: Da and Ain't Misbehavin' win
1978 6th du Maurier Golf Classic (Peter Jackson Classic): JoAnne Carner
1978 Liberal Julio Turbay Ayola wins Colombia elections
1977 Apple II, the 1st personal computer, goes on sale
1977 Violence during Puerto Rican Day in Chicago kills 2
1975 Oldest animal fossils in U.S. discovered in North Carolina
1974 NFL grants franchise to Seattle Seahawks
1974 Never-to-be-repeated 10 cents Beer Night at Cleveland Stadium occurs
1974 10 cents Beer Night at Cleveland, unruly fans stumble onto field and cause Indians to forfeit the game to Rangers with score tied 5-5 in 9th
1973 43rd French Womens Tennis: Margaret Court beats C Evert (67 76 64)
1972 Angela Davis, black activist, acquitted of killing a white guard
1972 Carol Mann wins LPGA Lady Carling Golf Open
1972 Record 8 shutouts pitched in 16 major league games (AL=5, NL=3)
1971 Joseph Luns appointed Secretary-General of NATO
1971 Oakland A's beat Washington Senators, 5-3, in 21 innings
1971 Zaheer Abbas scores Cricket 274 at Edgbaston, 544 minutes 38 fours
1970 43rd National Spelling Bee: Libby Childress wins spelling croissant
1970 San Diego Padres draft Mike Ivie #1
1970 Tonga, formerly Friendly Islands, declares independence from U.K.
1970 WSMW TV channel 27 in Worcester, MA (IND) begins broadcasting
1970 Yankees Horace Clarke breaks up a no-hitter in the 9th for the 1st of 3 times in 28 days
1969 Beatles release Ballad Of John and Yoko/Old Brown Shoe, in US
1969 Nicky Hopkins quits rock and rolls, Jeff Beck Group
1969 22-year-old man sneaks into wheel pod of a jet parked in Havana and survives 9-hour flight to Spain despite thin oxygen levels at 29,000 ft
1968 Don Drysdale pitches his 6th straight shutout, en route to 58 innings
1967 19th Emmy Awards: Mission Impossible, Monkees, Don Knotts and Lucy Ball
1967 KTVN TV channel 2 in Reno, NV (CBS) begins broadcasting
1967 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA St. Louis Women's Golf Invitational
1967 Monkees take home an Emmy for their Outstanding comedy Series
1967 Curt Flood's record 568 straight chances without an error ends (227 straight games)
1966 "Batman and His Grandmother" by Dickie Goodman hits #70
1966 Hurricane Alma, kills 51 in Honduras
1966 98th Belmont: William Boland aboard Amberoid wins in 2:29.6
1965 Rolling Stones release "Satisfaction"
1964 Beatles "World Tour" begins in Copenhagen Denmark
1964 Los Angeles Dodger Sandy Koufax 3rd no-hitter beats Philadelphia Phillies, 3-0
1964 Maldives adopts constitution
1964 Test Cricket debut of Geoff Boycott vs. Australia at Trent Bridge, 48
1963 1st transmission of "Pop Go the Beatles" on BBC radio
1963 British Minister of War John Profumo resigns due to Christine Keeler
1962 Lee Harvey Oswald departs Rotterdam on SS Maasdam to U.S.
1961 Mary Lena Faulk wins LPGA Western Golf Open
1958 French premier De Gaulle arrives in Algiers
1958 San Francisco Giants Hank Sauer and B Schmidt are 2nd to hit consecutive pinch home runs
1957 1st commercial coal pipeline placed in operation
1957 May and Cowdrey make 411 stand vs. WI Ramadhin bowls 98 overs
1956 Speech by Khrushchev blasting Stalin made public
1955 "Mickey Rooney Show," TV comedy last airs on NBC
1954 Arthur Murray flies X-1A rocket plane to record 27,000 m
1954 France grants Vietnam independence inside French Union
1953 Pittsburgh trades outfielder Ralph Kiner and Joe Garagiola to Chicago
1951 Mississippi Valley State University founded
1951 Pirate's Gus Bell hits for cycle helps beat Phillies 12-4
1950 CVP wins Belgian parliamentary election
1950 Dutch cyclist Wim van Est wins Bordeaux-Paris (586 km in 17:25)
1949 "Cavalcade of Stars" debuts (DuMont); Jackie Gleason made host in 1950
1947 "Louisiana Lady" closes at Century Theater New York City after 4 performances
1947 House of Representatives approves Taft-Hartley act
1946 Largest solar prominence, 300,000 mi/500,000 km, observed
1945 6th Marine division occupies Orokoe Peninsula Okinawa
1945 U.S., Russia, England and France agree to split occupied Germany
1944 1st British gliders touches down on French soil for D-Day
1944 1st submarine captured and boarded on high seas-U 505
1944 5th Army enters and liberates Rome from Mussolini's Fascist armies
1944 French general De Gaulle arrives in London
1943 Argentina taken over by General Rawson and Col Juan Peron
1943 St. Louis Card Mort Cooper pitches his 2nd consecutive 1 hitter
1942 Battle of Midway begins; Japan's 1st major defeat in WW II
1942 Capitol Record Co. opens for business
1942 USS Yorktown sinks near Midway Island
1941 Rep of Croatia orders all Jews to wear a star with the letter Z
1940 1st NL night game at Sportsman's Park (Dodgers 10, Cardinals 1)
1940 1st night game at Forbes Field (Pirates 14, Braves 2)
1940 British complete miracle of Dunkirk by evacuating 300,000 troops
1940 German forces enter Paris
1940 The synthetic rubber tire unveiled
1940 Winston Churchill says "We shall fight on the seas and oceans"
1938 10th Walker Cup: Britain - Ireland, 7 - 4
1938 70th Belmont: James Stout aboard Pasteurized wins in 2:29.6
1937 Leon Blum becomes premier of People's front government of France
1932 64th Belmont: Tom Malley aboard Faireno wins in 2:32.8
1932 Edouard Herriot becomes premier of France
1929 George Eastman demonstrates 1st technicolor movie in Rochester, New York
1927 1st Ryder Cup: U.S. beats England, 9 -2 at Worcester CC Mass
1927 Johnny Weissmuller set swim records in 100-yard and 200-yard free-style
1920 Peace of Trianon between Allies and Hungary
1919 Senate passes Women's Suffrage bill
1919 U.S. Marines invade Costa Rica
1917 1st Pulitzer prize awarded to Richards and Elliott (Julia Ward Howe)
1917 American men begin registering for the draft
1917 Order of British Empire inaugurated
1916 Russian General Brusilov fails on his Eastern Front attack
1913 Suffragette Emily Davinson throws himself in front of king's horse
1912 Cone of Mount Katmai (Alaska) collapses
1912 Massachusetts passes 1st U.S. minimum wage law
1907 Automatic washer and dryer introduced
1896 Henry takes his 1st Ford through streets of Detroit
1892 Oil City and Titusville Penn, destroyed by oil tank explosion; 130 die
1892 Sierra Club forms in San Francisco
1884 18th Belmont: Jim McLaughlin aboard Panique wins in 2:42
1878 Cyprus ceded by Turkey to Britain for administrative purposes
1875 Pacific Stock Exchange opens
1873 1st contract workers of British-Indies Co arrives in Suriname
1870 4th Belmont: W Dick aboard Kingfisher wins in 2:59
1868 Van Bosse/Fock government begins
1862 Confederates evacuate Ft. Pillow, Tennessee
1850 Empire Engine Company No 1 organized
1850 Self deodorizing fertilizer patented in England
1845 Mexican - U.S. war starts
1832 3rd national black convention meets, Philadelphia
1831 National Congress selects Leopold von Saksen-Coburg as King of Belgium
1825 Unseasonable hurricane hits New York City
1812 Louisiana Territory officially renamed "Missouri Territory"
1805 Tripoli forced to conclude peace with U.S. after war over tribute
1800 White House completed and President and Mrs. John Adams move in
1794 Congress passes Neutrality Act, bans Americans from serving in armed forces of foreign powers
1792 Captain George Vancouver claims Puget Sound for Britain
1789 U.S. constitution goes into effect
1784 Mme Thible becomes 1st woman to fly, in a balloon
1783 Montgolfier brothers launch 1st hot-air balloon, unmanned
1756 Quakers leave assembly of Pennsylvania
1745 Battle at Hohenfriedberg Silezie: Prussia beats Austria
1745 Frederick the Great (Prussia) defeats Austrians and Saxons
1741 Prussia goes to the Covenant of Nymphenburg
1666 Battle at Duinkerk: English vs Dutch fleet
1664 Viceroy Willem Frederik conquerors Dijlerschans
1647 British army seizes King Charles I as a prisoner
1632 Prince Frederik Henry conquerors Venlo
1487 Lord Lovell and John de la Poles army land at Furness Lancashire
1391 Mob led by Ferrand Martinez surounds and sets fire to Jewish quarter of Seville Spain, surviving Jews sold into slavery
1133 Rome-Innocentius II crowns Lotharius III Roman-German emperor
1070 Roquefort cheese created in a cave near Roquefort, France

Updated: 12:39 PM GMT on June 05, 2010


Another Rainy Weekend Forecast for the Prairie

By: plapman, 1:35 PM GMT on June 03, 2010

Today will start sunny then see increasing cloudiness early this afternoon. The wind becoming southerly at 20 km/h (12 mph) this morning. A high of 23C(73F)is expected.
Tonight will be cloudy with rain beginning this evening. We are expecting 10 to 15 mm(0.4 to 0.6 in). The south wind at 20 km/h (12 mph) becoming light late this evening. The overnight low will be 12C(54F.
I have to get back to the bucycle repair project today. I was going to do it yesterday but grass cutting took precidence.

From My Basement Window

Today's Events in History from BrainyHistory.Com

2006 17 Islamic men are arrested in a plot to bomb targets in Toronto
2002 Tony Awards, The Goat or Who Is Sylvia?, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Private Lives revival, and Into the Woods revival won major awards
2001 Tony Awards, The Producers, Proof, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest revival and 42nd Street revival won major awards
1995 Expos pitcher Pedro Martinez perfect game is broken up in 10th inning as San Diego's Bip Roberts leads off with a double, Mont wins 1-0
1994 5.9 earthquake/floods SE Java, 150+ killed
1994 Pearl Jam rocker Eddie Vedder (29) weds Beth Liebling (27)
1994 WIIZ (98.7) FM goes off the air
1993 66th National Spelling Bee: Geoff Hooper wins spelling kamikaze
1992 Joan Lunden ordered to pay her ex-husband $18,000 a month support
1992 World's largest environmental summit opens, Rio De Janeiro Brazil
1991 Mount Unzen erupts in Japan, worst eruption in Japanese history
1991 New York Yankees selected 19-year-old Brien Taylor, #1 in amateur draft
1991 Thomas Hearns captures WBA light-heavyweight title
1990 3rd Children's Miracle Network Telethon raises $894,560
1990 44th Tony Awards: Grapes of Wrath and City of Angels win
1990 Cathy Gerring wins LPGA Lady Keystone Golf Open
1989 Chinese troops kill hundred of pro-democracy students in Beijing
1989 Country singer Rebe McEntire weds her manager Narvel Blackstone
1989 Houston Astros beat Los Angeles Dodgers, 5-4, in 22 innings (7:14:09)
1989 Leaking pipe of Asha, U.S.S.R. causes 2 trains to catch fire; 460 die
1989 Nolan Ryan pitches his 2nd one-hitter this season and 11th overall
1988 "Big," premieres in U.S.
1988 Margo Adams sues Red Sox 3rd baseman Wade Boggs for palimony
1987 "Little Shop of Horrors," released in France
1987 "Pee-wee's Big Adventure," released in France
1987 Cubs and Astro tie Oriole and Ranger record of 3 grand slams in a game
1986 Battles in Beirut; 53 killed
1985 Brewers draft B J Surhoff #1
1985 Massive anti-ETA demonstration in Basques
1984 "Wiz" closes at Lunt Fontanne Theater New York City after 13 performances
1984 30th LPGA Championship won by Patty Sheehan
1984 38th Tony Awards: Real Thing and La Cage Aux Folles win
1982 55th National Spelling Bee: Molly Dieveney wins spelling psoriasis
1982 Israeli ambassador Shlomo Argov seriously wounded by Palestinians
1981 Pope John Paul II released from hospital after assassination attempt
1980 "It's So Nice to Be Civilized" opens at Martin Beck New York City for 8 performances
1980 Crew of Soyuz 36 returns to Earth aboard Soyuz 35
1980 ESPN begins televising college world series games
1980 Jimmy Carter wins enough delegates for renomination
1980 New York Mets draft Darryl Strawberry, 18, #1
1979 "Madwoman of Central Park West" opens on Broadway
1979 33rd Tony Awards: Elephant Man and Sweeny Todd win
1979 Ex-president Idi Amin of Uganda flees to Libya
1979 Ixtoc I rig in Gulf of Mexico blows; 3 million bbl of oil spilled, world's worst oil spillage
1979 Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Golden Lights Golf Championship
1978 Phillies Dave Johnson is 1st to hit 2 pinch hit grand slams in a year
1977 Baltimore Orioles pull their 6th triple play (9-6-4-6-6 vs Kansas City Royals)
1977 Belgium government of Tindemans forms
1977 U.S. and Cuba talk about diplomatic relations
1976 Queen's "Bhoemian Rhapsody" goes gold
1976 Test Cricket debut of Mike Brearley vs. West Indies (0 and 17)
1976 U.S. presented with oldest known copy of Magna Carta
1974 Yitzhak Rabin forms a new Israeli government
1973 "Smith" closes at Eden Theater New York City after 17 performances
1973 At Paris air show, Tupolev 144, a Soviet supersonic airliner, crashes
1973 Kathy Cornelius wins LPGA Sealy-Faberge Golf Classic
1973 Tupolev 144 crashes at Paris, 15 killed
1972 "Hot Rod Lincoln," by Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen hits #9
1972 1st female U.S. rabbi installed, Sally J Priesand at 25
1972 Sally J Priesand becomes 1st female U.S. rabbi
1972 Yankees score 8 times in 13th beating White Sox 18-10
1971 Chicago Cub Ken Holtzman 2nd no-hitter beats Cincinnati Reds, 1-0
1971 Test Cricket debut of Imran Khan, vs. England at Edgbaston (5, 0-36, 0-19)
1970 1st artificial gene synthesized
1970 Ray Davies of Kinks travels round trip NY-London to change 1 word in "Lola," (Coca-Cola to Cherry Cola) because of BBC coml reference ban
1969 Australian aircraft carrier "Melbourne" slices U.S. destroyer "Frank E. Evans" in half, killing 74 (South Vietnam)
1969 Last episode of Star Trek airs on NBC (Turnabout Intruder)
1968 Canada announces it will replace silver with nickel in coins
1968 Poor Peoples March on Washington
1968 Yankees turn 21st triple-play in their history lose 4-3 to Twins
1967 99th Belmont: Bill Shoemaker aboard Damascus wins in 2:28.8
1967 Aretha Franklin's "Respect" reaches #1
1966 European DX Council forms in Copenhagen, shortwave listeners
1966 Gemini 9 launched; 7th U.S. 2-man flight, Stafford and Cernan
1965 Gemini 4 launched; 2nd U.S. 2-man flight, McDivitt and White
1964 Ringo Starr collapses from tonsillitis and pharyngitis
1964 Rolling Stones begin 1st U.S. tour, with Bobby Goldsboro and Bobby Vee
1962 Air France Boeing 707 crashes on takeoff from Paris, kills 130
1962 Betsy Rawls and Kathy wins LPGA Babe Didrikson Zaharias Golf Open
1962 Lee Harvey Oswald arrives by train in Oldenzaal, Netherlands
1962 WBKO TV channel 13 in Bowling Green, Kentucky (ABC) begins broadcasting
1961 "Wildcat" closes at Alvin Theater New York City after 172 performances
1961 93rd Belmont: Braulio Baeza aboard Sherluck wins in 2:29.2
1961 John F. Kennedy and Khrushchev meet in Vienna
1959 1st U.S. Air Force Academy graduation
1959 1st class graduates from Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo
1959 Eisenhower routes Canadian premier Diefenbaker message off the Moon
1959 Real Madrid wins 4th Europe Cup 1
1959 Singapore adopts constitution
1958 Referendum allows city to sell Chavez Ravine to the Dodgers
1957 Howard Cosell's 1st TV show
1956 3rd class travel on British Railways ends
1956 KGUN TV channel 9 in Tucson, Arizona (ABC) begins broadcasting
1956 Marlene Bauer Hagge wins LPGA Pittsburgh Golf Open
1955 KLFY TV channel 10 in Lafayette, LA (CBS) begins broadcasting
1955 Stan Musial hits his 300th home run
1953 Congress cites research of New York City librarian Robert Henderson in proving
1953 KVOS TV channel 12 in Bellingham/Vancouver, WA (CBS) begins
1953 Alexander Cartwright founded baseball and not Abner Doubleday
1952 Romanian premier Petru Groza chosen president
1950 French expedition reaches top of Himalayan peak of Annapurna in Nepal
1949 Dragnet is 1st broadcast on radio, KFI in Los Angeles
1949 GN Clark becomes 1st female U.S. treasurer
1948 "Sleepy Hallow" opens at St. James Theater New York City for 12 performances
1948 200" (5.08 m) Hale telescope dedicated at Palomar Observatory
1948 Korczak Ziolkowski begins sculpture of Crazy Horse near Mount Rushmore
1947 British viceroy of India lord Mountbatten visits Pakistan
1946 1st bikini bathing suit displayed, Paris
1946 International Military Tribunal opens in Tokyo against 28 Japanese war criminals
1946 U.S. Supreme Court rules race separation on buses, unconstitutional
1944 76th Belmont: G L Smith aboard Bounding Home wins in 2:32.2
1944 Generals Giraud and de Gaulle reach agreement on constitution
1944 Nazis pull out of Rome
1943 United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration forms
1942 Battle of Midway Island begins
1941 Attack on telephone exchange in Schiphol
1941 Author Irving Wallace marries writer Sylvia Kahn
1941 German occupiers stamp "J" on Jewish passports
1940 Last British/French troop leave Dunkirk
1939 71st Belmont: James Stout aboard Johnstown wins in 2:29.6
1939 Beer Barrel Polka hits #1 on the pop singles chart by Will Glahe
1938 German law on "Entartete Art" legalizes art robbery
1937 Duke of Windsor (Edward 8) weds Mrs. Wallis Warfield Simpson in France
1937 Josh Gibson home run just 2 feet below rim of Yankee Stadium, 580' drive
1935 French Normandie sets Atlantic crossing record of 1,077 hours
1933 A's score 11 runs in 2nd, Yankees score 10 in 5th and win 17-11
1933 Pope Pius XI encyclical "On oppression of the Church in Spain"
1932 John McGraw, who came to New York in 1902, resigns as manager of Giants
1932 Lou Gehrig is 1st to hit 4 consecutive home runs; Yankees beat A's 20-13
1932 Von Hindenburg disbands German Parliament
1929 1st trade show at Atlantic City Convention Center, electric light
1929 Chile, Peru and Bolivia sign accord about Tacna-Arica-area
1925 Eddie Collins, is 6th to get 3,000 hits
1925 Goodyear airship "Pilgrim" makes 1st flight (1st with enclosed cabin)
1925 White Sox manager Eddie Collins gets 3,000 hit
1924 Gila Wilderness Area established by Forest Service
1921 A sudden cloudburst kills 120 near Pikes Peak, Colorado
1919 Liberty Life Insurance Co (Chicago) organized by blacks
1918 Supreme Court rules child labor laws unconstitutional
1916 National Defense Act establishes ROTC
1913 Dutch 1st Chamber accepts Health laws
1911 "Come Josephine in My Flying Machine" hits #1
1906 Belgian King Leopold II calls Congo his private possession
1899 W G Grace's last day of Test cricket aged 50 years 320 days
1888 "Casey at the Bat" published, SF Examiner
1886 24 Christians burn to death in Namgongo Uganda
1884 John Lynch (R-MS) chosen 1st black major-party national convention chair
1876 Lacrosse introduced in Britain and Canada
1875 Alexander Graham Bell makes 1st voice transmission
1871 Jesse James and his gang robs Obocock Bank (Corydon Iowa), of $15,000
1864 General Lee wins his last victory of Civil War at Battle of Cold Harbor
1861 1st Civil War land battle-Union defeats Confederacy at Philippi, WV
1860 Comanche, Iowa completely destroyed by 1 of a series of tornadoes
1856 Cullen Whipple patents screw machine
1851 1st baseball uniforms worn, New York Knickerbockers wear straw hat, white shirt and blue long trousers
1847 Rotterdam-Hague Railway opens
1833 4th national black convention meets in Philadelphia
1818 Maratha Wars between British and Maratha Confederacy in India ends
1789 Alex Mackenzie explores Mackenzie River (Canada)
1781 Jack Jouett rides to warn Jefferson of British attack
1770 Mission San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo founded in California
1752 Moscow houses and churchs destroyed by fire
1748 Amsterdam establishes municipal postal service
1665 Duke of York defeats Dutch fleet off the coast of Lowestoft
1621 Dutch West India Company receives charter for "New Netherlands" (NY)
1621 WIC, West Indian Co, under Heeren XIX, founded
1540 Hernando de Soto crosses Appalachian Mountain, 1st European to do so
1539 Hernando De Soto claims Florida for Spain
1509 Henry VIII married wife No 1, Catherine of Aragon
1357 Peace of Aat
1098 After 5-month siege in 1st Crusade, the Crusaders seize Antioch Turkey
1083 Henry IV of Germany storms Rome, capturing St. Peter's Cathedral

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Updated: 2:01 PM GMT on June 03, 2010


Sunshine and Warm on the Prairie

By: plapman, 1:56 PM GMT on June 02, 2010

Today will be sunny with a high of 24C(75F).
Tonight will remain clear with a low of 9C(48F).
The Queen has a shopping trip planned for this morning and is tapping her foot behind me. ;-)

Today's Events in History from BrainHistory.Com
1997 Albert Belle's Chicago White Sox tying 27-game hitting streak ends
1997 Liberals beat Conservatives in France
1997 Timothy McVeigh found guilty of 1995 Oklahoma City bombing, killing 168
1996 50th Tony Awards: Master Class and Rent win
1996 51st U.S. Women's Open Golf Championship won by Annika Sorenstam
1996 9th Children's Miracle Network Telethon
1995 John Valentin hits 3 home runs
1994 67th National Spelling Bee: Ned Andrews wins spelling antediluvian
1994 Chinook helicopter crashes in North Scotland, 29 killed
1994 Indonesian censors ban Steven Spielberg's "Schindler's List"
1994 Sharon Stone files $12m suit against her jeweler
1992 Former NFL New York Giant Coach Bill Parcells undergoes open heart surgery
1992 Wilson Phillips release their 2nd album "Shadows and Light"
1991 45th Tony Awards: Lost in Yonkers and Will Rogers Follies win
1991 4th Children's Miracle Network Telethon
1991 Rosie Jones wins LPGA Rochester Golf International
1991 Seppo Raty of Finland improves his world javelin record to 318' 1"
1991 Three Andrettis finished 1-2-3 in the Miller 200 at Wisconsin
1990 "Turtle Power" by Partners In Kryme hits #13
1990 Seattle's Randy Johnson, no-hits Tigers, 2-0
1989 "Dead Poets Society" starring Robin Williams, premieres
1989 14 year old Scott Isaacs spells spoliator to win 1989 Spelling Bee
1989 Cincinnati Red Eric Davis hits for cycle
1989 Rolling Stones Bill Wyman marries Mandy Smith
1989 10,000 Chinese soldiers are blocked by 100,000 citizens protecting students demonstrating for democracy in Tiananmen Square, Beijing
1988 61st National Spell Bee: Rageshree Ramachandran wins spelling elegiacal
1988 Consumer Reports calls for a ban on the Suzuki Samurai automobile
1987 Mariners draft Ken Griffey, Jr. #1
1986 New York City transit system issues a new brass with steel bullseye token
1986 Regular TV coverage of U.S. Senate sessions begins
1985 31st LPGA Championship won by Nancy Lopez
1985 39th Tony Awards: Biloxi Blues and Big River win
1985 Andreas Papandreous PASOK-party wins election in Greece
1985 RJ Reynolds Company proposed a merger with Nabisco
1984 "Welcome To Fun Zone" hosted by Dr. Demento airs on NBC-TV
1984 Actress Jill Ireland has a radical mastectomy
1984 Flight readiness firing of Discovery's main engines
1983 1980 movie "Attack of the Killer Tomatoes," released in Germany
1983 Toilet catches fire on Air Canada's DC-9, 23 die at Cincinnati
1982 "Blues in the Night" opens at Rialto Theater New York City for 53 performances
1981 Barbara Walters asks Katharine Hepburn what kind of tree she would be
1980 "Your Arm's Too Short to Box..." opens at Ambassador New York City for 149 performances
1979 John Paul II becomes 1st pope to visit a communist country (Poland)
1979 NASA launches space vehicle S-198
1979 Pope John Paul II visits Poland
1977 New Jersey allows casino gambling in Atlantic City
1976 East-Timor People's Assembly accepts annexation through Indonesia
1975 James A. Healy, 1st black Roman Catholic bishop, consecrated (Maine)
1975 Vice President Rockefeller finds no pattern of illegal activities at CIA
1974 Judy Rankin wins LPGA Baltimore Golf Classic
1974 Malta's constitution goes into effect
1973 "Nash at Nine" closes at Helen Hayes Theater New York City after 21 performances
1971 Ajax wins 16th Europe Cup 1
1969 Murle Lindstrom wins LPGA O'Sullivan Ladies Golf Open
1968 Canadians must get government permission to export silver
1968 WBLG (now WTVQ) TV channel 62 in Lexington, Kentucky (ABC) 1st broadcast
1967 Race riots in Roxbury section of Boston
1966 U.S. Surveyor 1 lands in Oceanus Procellarum; 1st lunar soft-landing
1965 2nd of 2 cyclones in less than a month kills 35,000, Ganges R India
1964 "Follies Bergere" opens at Broadway Theater New York City for 191 performances
1964 Lal Bahadur Sjastri elected premier of India
1964 Rolling Stones 1st U.S. concert tour debuts in Lynn, Massachusetts
1963 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Babe Didrikson Zaharias Golf Open
1962 32nd French Mens Tennis: Rod Laver beats Roy Emerson (36 26 63 97 62)
1960 Broadway theaters close, labor dispute between owners and Actors Equity
1959 Allen Ginsberg writes his poem "Lysergic Acid," San Francisco
1958 Alan Freed joins WABC (New York City) radio
1958 Brooks Robinson, hits into 1st of record 4 triple plays
1958 Yankees pitcher Whitey Ford fans 6 in a row to tie an AL record
1957 Fay Crocker wins LPGA Triangle Round Robin Golf Tournament
1957 U.S. TV interviews Khrushchev
1956 Yugoslav president Tito visits Moscow
1954 John Costello becomes premier of Ireland
1953 Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in Westminster Abbey
1952 650,000 metal workers go on strike in U.S.
1952 Maurice Olley of General Motors begins designing the Corvette
1951 Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Evangelii praecones
1950 St. Louis Browns pitcher Harry Dorish swipes home vs Washington Senators
1949 Transjordan renamed Jordan
1947 "Louisiana Lady" opens at Century Theater New York City for 4 performances
1947 Hungarian premier Ferenc Nagy resigns
1946 Italian plebiscite chooses republic over monarchy, National Day
1944 Generals Eisenhower and Montgomery dine in Portsmouth
1944 Judendurchgangslager Vught disbands
1943 99th Pursuit Squadron flies 1st combat mission, over Italy
1943 German assault on Sebastopol Krim, begins
1942 Red Sox star Ted Williams enlists as a Navy aviator
1940 Heavy German bombing on Dunkirk beach
1936 Gen. Anastasio Somoza takes over as dictator of Nicaragua
1935 Babe Ruth, 40, announces his retirement as a player
1933 Franklin D. Roosevelt authorizes 1st swimming pool built inside the White House
1933 WNJ-AM in Newark New Jersey goes off the air
1932 Franz von Papen "Cabinet of the Baron" premieres
1930 Sarah Dickson becomes 1st woman Presbyterian elder in U.S., Cincinnati
1928 Velveeta Cheese created by Kraft
1924 Snyder Act: U.S. citizenship granted to all American Indians
1922 Suffy McInnis (1st base) ends an errorless string of 1,700 chances
1920 Pulitzer prize awarded to Eugene O'Neill, Beyond the Horizon
1919 Pulitzer prize awarded to Carl Sandburg, Cornhuskers
1916 German troops under Lt Rackow take Fort Vaux
1914 Glenn Curtiss flies his Langley Aerodrome
1913 1st strike settlement mediated by U.S. Department of Labor-RR clerks
1913 Demonstrations for general voting right in Netherlands
1910 1st roundtrip flight over English Channel, C S Rolls, England
1910 Pygmies discovered in Dutch New Guinea
1909 43rd Belmont: Eddie Dugan aboard Joe Madden wins in 2:21.6
1908 33rd Preakness: Eddie Dugan aboard Royal Tourist wins in 1:46.4
1904 Professor Schron finds microbe that causes photosynthesis
1903 Netherlands Korfball League forms
1903 Pirates win a triple header from Dodgers
1902 2nd statewide initiative and referendum law adopted, in Oregon
1901 Benjamin Adams arrested for playing golf on Sunday, New York
1899 Black Americans observed day of fasting to protest lynchings
1896 30th Belmont: Henry Griffin aboard Hastings wins in 2:24
1896 Guglielmo Marconi patents the radio
1886 Grover Cleveland is 1st to wed during presidency, Frances Folsom
1883 1st night baseball under lights, Ft. Wayne Indiana
1883 Chicago's "El" opens to traffic
1882 Pierre de Brazza festival welcomed in Paris
1881 Haarlem-Zandvoort Railway opens
1875 James Augustine Healey became 1st Black Catholic Bishop in US
1873 Construction begins on Clay St. (SF) for world's 1st cable railroad
1869 Cleveland's Forest City play their 1st game, vs Cincinnati Red Stockings
1866 Renegade Irish Fenians surrender to U.S. forces
1865 At Galveston, Kirby-Smith surrenders Trans-Mississippi Dept
1864 Battle of Cold Harbour, Day 2
1863 Harriet Tubman leads Union guerrillas into Maryland, freeing slaves
1862 General Robert E Lee takes command of Confederate armies of E Virginia and NC
1862 Raid at Early's: Maryland towards Washington D.C.
1858 Donati Comet 1st seen named after it's discoverer
1857 James Gibbs, Va, patents chain-stitch single-thread sewing machine
1851 1st U.S. alcohol prohibition law enacted, Maine
1835 P. T. Barnum and his circus begin 1st tour of US
1834 5th national black convention meet, New York City
1797 1st ascent of "Great Mountain" (4,622') in Adirondack New York (C Broadhead)
1780 Anti Catholic demonstration attacks parliament in London
1774 England passed Quartering Act, mandating Colonists must board English troops in their homes
1746 Russia and Austria sign agreements
1697 Monarch August van Saksen becomes Catholic
1676 Battle at Palermo: French beats Dutch/Spanish fleet
1633 Prince Frederik Henry conquerors fort Rhine at Cologne
1627 English king Charles I establishes Guyana Company
1625 Prince Frederik Henry sworn in as viceroy of Holland/Zealand
1619 England and Netherlands signs treaty about business in the Indies
1129 Fulco V's son Godfried marries king Henry I's daughter Mathildis
657 St. Eugene I ends his reign as Catholic Pope
575 Benedict I begins his reign as Catholic Pope
455 A D Gaiseric and the Vandals sacked Rome

Updated: 1:34 PM GMT on June 03, 2010


Not a Bad day on the Prairie

By: plapman, 1:38 PM GMT on June 01, 2010

Today will be sunny with cloudy periods and a high of 19C(66F).
Tonight will be clear with an overnight low of 5C(41F).

Thanks to my supporters in yesterdays blog as for Barefoot you're welcome to add corrections to the history in a comment.============================================================
Today's Events in History from BrainyHistory.Com
2009 En route from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Paris, Air France Flight 447 crashes into the Atlantic ocean, killing all 228 on board
2005 Dutch reject a referendum on the E.U. constitution
2001 The heir to the Nepalese throne killed his parents and eight other family members before shooting himself, after an argument over his choice of a bride
1997 10th Children's Miracle Network Telethon raises $5,400,186
1997 1st New York Women Film Festival opens
1997 51st Tony Awards: Titanic and Last Night of Ballyhoo win
1997 Ameritech Senior Golf Open
1997 Annika Sorenstam wins LPGA Michelob Light Classic
1997 Donovan Bailey beats Michael Johnson in 150m race
1997 Heartland LPGA Classic
1997 Los Angeles Dodger Wilton Guerrero's bat breaks, revealing it is corked
1997 Vijay Singh wins Golf Memorial at Muirfield Village CC, 14 under par
1996 MTV Movie Awards
1996 Sony does not renew lease on megatron in Times Square
1995 68th National Spell Bee: Justin Tyler Carroll wins spelling xanthosis
1995 Rangers' Kenny Rogers scoreless inning streak ends after 39
1994 FX Channel, Cable Network, debuts
1994 General H Norman Schwarzkopf released from hospital after prostate surgery
1994 Guns n Roses drummer Matthew Sorum files to divorce Kai
1993 Connie Chung joins Dan Rather as anchors of CBS Evening News
1993 Guatemala president Jorge Serrano overthrown by army
1993 Melchior Ndadaye elected President of Burundi
1992 America West Arena opens in Phoenix
1992 Stanley Cup: Pittsburgh Penguins sweep Chicago Blackhawks in 4 games
1991 Mount Pinatubo (Philippines) erupts for 1st time in 600 years
1991 Roseanne Arnold and Tom Arnold wed again, they divorced later
1990 "Cemetery Club" closes at Brooks Atkinson Theater New York City after 56 performances
1990 Cowboy Channel on cable TV begins transmitting
1990 Detroit Pistons beat Trailblazers in Portland for 1st time since 1974
1990 Dow Jones Avg hits a record high of 2,900.97
1989 62nd National Spelling Bee: Scott Isaacs wins spelling spoliator
1989 Margaret Ray pleads guilty to breaking into David Letterman's house
1989 Robin Givens and Mike Tyson granted final divorce in New Jersey
1988 "Les Miserables," opens at Shubert Theatre, Los Angeles
1988 "Morton Downey, Jr. Show," debuts in TV syndication
1988 Train crash in Zeeland, Netherlands, kills 2
1987 Phil Niekro 314th combines with Joe to have most wins by bros (530)
1986 32nd LPGA Championship won by Pat Bradley
1986 40th Tony Awards: I'm Not Rappaport and Mystery of Edwin Drood win
1985 "Just A Gigolo/I Ain't Got Nobody" by David Lee Roth hits #12
1985 Viv Richards scores 300 in a day on the way to 322 vs. Warwicks cricket
1985 Weird Al Yankovic released his Dare To Be Stupid LP
1984 Douglas H Mitchell, QC of Calgary becomes 6th CFL Commissioner
1984 KWK-AM in St. Louis MO changes call letters to KGLD
1984 Netherlands' Lubbers government gives 48 sites for cruise missiles
1984 Weightlifter Alexander Gunyashev of U.S.S.R. snatches a record 211 kg
1982 Rickey Henderson is fastest to reach 50 stolen bases in a year
1980 1st transmission of CNN, Cable News Network
1980 ANC sets fire to Sasol oil installations in South Africa
1980 Barbra Streisand appears at an ACLU Benefit in California
1980 Beth Daniel wins LPGA Golden Lights Golf Championshipship
1980 Steve Garvey, hits the 7,000th Dodger home run
1980 Ted Turner's Cable News Network begins broadcasting
1979 33rd NBA Championship: Sea Supersonics beat Washington Bullets, 4 games to 1
1979 Rhodesian bishop Able Muzorewa becomes premier
1979 Ted Coombs began a 5,193 mile roller skate from LA to New York City
1979 Wings release "Old Siam, Sir"
1978 Cricket Test debut of David Gower, vs. Pakistan, Edgbaston, scores 58
1978 High Council destroys judgment against war criminal Pieter Menten
1977 British Virgin Islands adopts constitution
1977 Russia charges Jewish rights activist Anatoly Shcharansky with treason
1977 South Carolina Heerenveen soccer team forms in Heerenveen
1975 "Chicago" opens at 46th St. Theater New York City for 947 performances
1975 21st LPGA Championship won by Kathy Whitworth
1975 California Angel Nolan Ryan 4th no-hitter beats Baltimore Orioles, 1-0
1975 Cars in Netherlands must have seatbelts
1975 Ron Woods replaces Mick Taylor as Rolling Stone guitarist
1974 "My Girl Bill" by Jim Stafford hits #12
1974 Chemical plant explodes in Flixborough Lincs kills 29 in UK
1973 George Harrison's "Living in the Material World" goes gold
1973 Greek President Papadopoulos asks for "parliamentary presidential republic"
1973 Paul McCartney and Wings release "Live and Let Die"
1972 Dmitri Shostakovich's 15th Symphony, Dutch premieres in West Berlin
1972 Tswanaland becomes Bophuthatswana in South Africa
1972 West German police arrest RAF-leader Andreas Baader
1971 "You're a Good Man Charlie Brown" opens at Golden New York City for 31 performances
1971 Ed Sullivan's final TV show on CBS
1970 "Everything Is Beautiful" by Ray Stevens hits #1
1970 Com Bowie Kuhn reprimands Astro Jim Bouton for writing "Ball Four"
1970 Soyuz 9 launched into Earth orbit for 18 days
1970 Tigers Al Kaline collides with another player and swallows his tongue
1969 Tobacco advertising is banned on Canadian radio and TV
1968 100th Belmont: Gus Gustines aboard Stage Door Johnny wins in 2:27.2
1968 Simon and Garfunkel's "Mrs Robinson" hits #1
1967 Beatles release Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band in U.S. and goes gold
1967 Mayor-council form of government instituted for Washington, D.C.
1966 2,400 persons attend White House Conference on Civil Rights
1966 George Harrison is impressed by Ravi Shankar's concert in London
1966 Joaquin Balaguer elected president of Dominican Republic
1966 Shortwave station Radio New York Worldwide changes calls from WRUL to WNYW
1965 A Penzias and R Wilson detect 3 degrees K primordial background radiation
1965 coal mine explosion in Fukuoka Japan kills 236
1963 "El Watusi" by Ray Barreto hits #17
1963 Jomo Kenyatta becomes 1st premier of Kenya
1963 King Victor Emmanuel III of Italy, becomes Emperor of Ethiopia
1962 Oscar 2 (ham radio satellite) launched into Earth orbit
1962 Roda JC soccer team reforms in Kerkrade
1962 USAF Major Robert M White takes X-15 to 40,420 m
1961 FM multiplex stereo broadcasting 1st heard
1960 "Finian's Rainbow" closes at 46th St. Theater New York City after 12 performances
1960 WDTV TV channel 5 in Clarksburg-Weston, WV (CBS) begins broadcasting
1959 2-time champ Monterrey Mexico barred from 1959 Little League competition for using players outside predetermined geographical area
1959 Constitution of Tunisia promulgated (National Day)
1958 Belgian christian-democrats win parliamentary election
1958 Charles de Gaulle elected premier of France
1958 Louise Suggs wins LPGA Gatlinburg Golf Open
1957 1st U.S. runner breaks 4 minute mile (Don Bowden)
1955 Habib Bourguiba ends exile from Tunisia
1954 Emile Zatopek runs record 6 mile: (27:59.2)/10,000m (28:54.2)
1953 KMJ (now KSEE) TV channel 24 in Fresno, California (NBC) begins broadcasting
1953 WDAY TV channel 6 in Fargo, ND (ABC/NBC) begins broadcasting
1952 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Cross Country Weathervane Golf Tournament
1952 Catholic church puts Andre Gides "Labor" on the index
1951 1st self-contained titanium plant opens (Henderson Nevada)
1951 International Cheese treaty signed
1950 WKZO (now WWMT) TV channel 3 in Kalamazoo, MI (CBS) 1st broadcast
1949 1st magazine on microfilm offered to subscribers (Newsweek)
1949 British government grants Cyrenaica (East-Libya) independence
1949 KSL TV channel 5 in Salt Lake City, UT (CBS) begins broadcasting
1949 Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz wed for the second time
1949 Microfilm copies of "Newsweek" magazine 1st offered
1948 Israel and Arabs agree to a cease fire
1947 OPA, which issued WW II rationing coupons, disbands
1947 Photosensitive glass developed
1946 78th Belmont: Warren Mehrtens aboard Assault wins in 2:30.8
1946 Spijkenisse soccer team forms in Spijkenisse
1945 WLB-AM in Minneapolis Minnesota changes call letters to KUOM
1944 General Montgomery/Patton/Bradley/Dempsey/Crerar meet in Portsmouth
1944 Nazi occupiers make it punishable to give aid to allied pilots
1943 Germany shoots down a civilian flight from Lisbon to London, all die
1943 Pirates Rip Sewell 1st throws his dew-drop (eephus) ball in a game
1941 12.59" (31.98 cm) rainfall, Burlington Kansas (state 24-hour record)
1941 British troops occupy Bagdad Iraq
1941 Germany bans all Catholic publications
1941 Germany occupies Kreta
1941 New York Giant Mel Ott hits his 400th home run and his 1,500th RBI
1940 Coffee and tea rationed in Holland
1940 General-major Bernard Montgomery returns to London
1940 Nazi occupiers kick Jews out of Dutch air guard
1939 1st boxing match to be televised, Lon Nova defeats Max Baer
1939 1st night game at Phil's Shribe Park (Pirates 5, Phillies 2)
1939 British sub "Thetis" sinks in Liverpool Bay with all 99 aboard
1939 Retired German Colonel General Gerd von Runstedt returns to service
1938 Protective baseball helmets 1st worn by batters
1938 Superman 1st appears in DC Comics' Action Comics Series issue #1
1937 Chicago White Sox Bill Dietrich no-hits St. Louis Browns, 8-0
1937 Prince Konoye becomes Japanese premier
1936 "Lux Radio Theater" moved from New York City to Hollywood
1936 Queen Mary completes its maiden voyage, arriving in New York
1935 Yankees set solo home run record with 6 beat Boston 7-2
1934 AFC '34 soccer team forms in Alkmaar
1933 Century of Progress world's fair opens in Chicago
1933 Charlie Chaplin weds Paulette Goddard
1932 Lunteren soccer team forms in Lunteren
1931 Rozenburg soccer team forms in Rozenburg
1930 6th French Mens Tennis: Henri Cochet beats Bill Tilden (36 86 63 61)
1930 6th French Womens Tennis: Helen Moody beats Helen Jacobs (62 61)
1930 Alphense Boys soccer team forms in Alphen on Rhine
1930 Bradman scores cricket 191 Australia vs. Hampshire, 240 minutes, 26 fours
1926 Ignacy Mocicki elected president of Poland
1925 Lou Gehrig replaces Wally Pipp (1st of record 2130 consec games)
1923 New York Giants beat Phillies, 22-5, Giants score in every inning
1921 Race riot in Tulsa, Oklahoma, 61 people killed
1920 RKSV Volendam soccer team forms in Volendam
1919 Rhineland Republic forms in Wiesbaden
1918 Excelsior Maassluis soccer team forms in Maassluis
1918 White Sox losing 5-4 against New York Yankees, load the bases in 9th with no outs Chick Gandil lines to Frank Baker who turns a triple play
1917 Hank Gowdy is 1st baseball player to enlist during WW I
1916 German attack on Fort Vaux, Verdun
1915 1st Zeppelin air raid over England
1914 Oscar Egg bicycles world record time (44,247 km)
1912 Stormvogels soccer team forms in Ijmuiden
1911 1st U.S. group insurance policy written, Passaic, New Jersey
1910 South Carolina Enschede soccer team forms in Enschede
1909 Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition opens in Seattle
1908 John Krohn begins walk around perimeter of U.S., which took 357 days
1907 -27 degrees F (-33 degrees C), Sarmiento, Argentina (South American record)
1905 Lewis and Clark Centennial Exposition opens in Portland, Oregon
1902 Blue-White United soccer team of Amsterdam forms
1900 British army occupiers Pretoria South Africa
1899 Cricket test debut of Wilfred Rhodes and Victor Trumper in Grace's last
1898 Trans-Mississippi International Exposition opens in Omaha
1893 Opera "Falstaff" is produced (Berlin)
1890 U.S. census at 62,622,250
1888 California gets its 1st seismograph
1881 Bell Phone opens 1st Dutch telephone exchange
1880 1st pay telephone installed
1880 U.S. census at 50,155,783
1877 Society of American Artists forms
1877 U.S. troops authorized to pursue bandits into Mexico
1872 6th Belmont: James Roe aboard Joe Daniels wins in 2:58
1869 Voting machine patented by Thomas A. Edison
1868 Texas constitutional convention meets in Austin
1866 General Dutch Typographer Union forms
1866 Renegade Irish Fenians invade Ft. Erie, Ontario from U.S.
1864 Battle of Cold Harbor, Virginia (Gaines' Mill, Gaines' Farm)
1864 Confederate cruiser The Georgia sold to The English
1862 2nd/last day of battle at Fair Oaks/7 Pines Virginia (11,165 casualties)
1862 General Lee assumes command after Joe Johnston is injured at 7 Pines
1862 Slavery abolished in all U.S. possessions
1861 1st skirmish in Civil War, Fairfax Court House, Virginia
1861 British territorial waters and ports off-limits during Civil War
1861 Skirmish at Arlington Mills, Virginia
1861 U.S. and Confederacy simultaneously stop mail interchange
1855 U.S. adventurer Wm Walker conquers Nicaragua, reestablishes slavery
1845 Homing pigeon completes 11,000 km trip (Namibia-London) in 55 days
1843 It snows in Buffalo and Rochester New York and Cleveland Ohio
1843 Sojourner Truth leaves New York to begin her career as antislavery activist
1836 Charles Darwin returns to Capetown
1835 6th national black convention in Philadelphia
1834 HMS Beagle for anchor in Port Famine, Magallanes Street
1813 Captain John Lawrence utters Navy motto "Don't give up the ship"
1809 Allardyce Barclay begins a bet of walking 1 mile every hour for 1,000 hours. Each hour he walked a mile round trip from his home
1808 1st U.S. land-grant university founded at Ohio University, Athens, Ohio

1796 Last of Britain's troops withdraws from U.S.
1796 Tennessee admitted as 16th U.S. state
1794 English fleet under Richard Earl Howe defeats French
1792 Kentucky admitted as 15th U.S. state
1789 1st U.S. congressional act becomes law (on administering oaths)
1774 Boston Port Bill, British government orders Port of Boston closed
1746 French troops conquer Antwerp
1679 Battle at Bothwell Bridge on Clyde: Duke of Monmouth beats Scottish
1670 English king Charles II and French king Louis XIV sign anti-Dutch treaty
1657 1st Quakers arrives in New Amsterdam (New York)
1649 Czar Aleksei throws out English merchants from Moscow
1641 France and Portugal sign anti-Spanish covenant
1638 1st earthquake recorded in U.S., at Plymouth, Mass
1608 Valse Dimitri forms his 2nd Russian anti-govt
1568 Duke van Alva beheads 18 nobles in Brussels
1562 Emperor Ferdinand and Sultan Suleiman signs treaty
1533 Anna Boleyn crowned queen of England
1526 Parliament of Spiers: Lutheran monarchy freed of their belief
1495 1st written record of Scotch Whiskey appears in Exchequer Rolls of Scotland, Friar John Cor is the distiller
1459 Pope Pius II opens congress of Mantua
1283 Albrecht I van Habsburg becomes ruler of Austrian/Bull market

Updated: 1:54 PM GMT on June 02, 2010


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