The Northern Edge

A Cool Haloween Day

By: plapman, 12:58 PM GMT on October 31, 2010

The Queen's Spruce Trees before being Removed

They will be no more

Today's Events in History form
2009 Margarito Montes, a prominent union leader, is found among fifteen people killed on a ranch in northern Mexico
2006 Bob Barker, from The Price is Right, retires after 35 years as host
2005 Samuel Alito is nominated for the Supreme Court by George W. Bush
1999 EgyptAir flight 990 crashes 60m off coast of Nantucket, killing 217, likely cause was an Islamist suicide replacement pilot
1997 British au pair Louise Woodward, 19, sentenced to life in death of Matthew Eappen 8 months (judge changes to time served)00690901
1995 NHL New Jersey Devils agree to stay in NJ
1994 American Eagle ATR-72 crash down at Gary, Indiana: 68 killed
1993 "Wonderful Tennessee" closes at Plymouth Theater New York City after 9 performances
1993 25 people killed during Ghana-Ivory Coast soccer match
1993 Germany unemployment hits country record of 3.5 million
1993 Rapper Tupac Shakur charged with aggravated assault
1993 U.S. wins Nichirei International LPGA Golf Tournament
1992 Don Keller makes his 18,000th sky dive
1992 Roman Catholic church reinstates Galileo Galilei after 359 years
1992 Horse Racing Breeders' Cup Champs: A P Indy, Fraise, Gilded Time, Liza, Lure, Paseana, Thirty Slews at Gulfstream Park
1991 Palestinians attend U.S. mideast peace talks in Madrid
1990 Pakistan make 3-0 drubbing of New Zealand, Waqar Younis 29 series wkts
1989 AR Gurney's "Love Letters," premieres in New York City
1989 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
1989 Turgat Ozal elected president of Turkey
1989 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1988 19 degrees F lowest temperature ever recorded in Cleveland in Oct
1988 1st Monday Night NFL game in Indianapolis, Colts beat Denver 55-23
1988 Journalists demand greater press freedom in Yugoslavia
1987 1st jockey to win 9 races in 1 day (Chris Antley at Belmont)
1987 A pair in Coventry, England ties world record for longest singles tennis match at 80 hours 21 minutes
1985 Last day in Test cricket for Zaheer Abbas
1984 Howard Goodall/Melvyn Bragg's musical "Hired Man," premieres in London
1984 Puerto Rican tanker, San Francisco explodes spilling 2 million gallons of oil as ship caught fire
1983 Paul McCartney releases "Pipes of Peace" album
1983 Ron Grant completes a 217 day, 8,316 mile run around Australia
1982 "Rock 'n Roll!: The 1st..." closes at St. James New York City after 9 performances
1982 Pope John Paul II becomes 1st pontiff to visit Spain
1981 1st live radio drama in 25 years (Halloween Story on NBC)
1980 Julian Nott sets world hot-air balloon altitude record (16,806 m)
1980 Polish government recognizes Solidarity
1980 Senegal routes troops to Gambia due to Libyan threat
1979 Mike Flanagan, wins AL Cy Young Award
1979 U.S. DC-10 crashes at Mexico-City, 74 killed
1978 Iranian oil workers go on strike
1978 People's Democratic Republic of Yemen (South) adopts constitution
1976 Javed Miandad, 206 vs. New Zealand, age 19 years 141 days (29 fours 1 six)
1975 Bob Geldof 1st appearance with Boomtown Rats
1973 Tom Seaver wins NL Cy Young Award
1972 Gaylord Perry wins AL Cy Young award
1971 "On the Town" opens at Imperial Theater New York City for 65 performances
1969 George Harrison's "Something" is released in the United Kingdom
1969 Race riot in Jacksonville Florida
1968 Linda Eastman moves to U.K. permanently
1968 Milwaukee Bucks win their 1st game beating Detroit 138-118 (6th game)
1968 President Johnson orders a halt to all bombing of North Vietnam
1968 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1967 KIMO TV channel 13 in Anchorage, AK (ABC) begins broadcasting
1967 Nguyen Van Thieu took oath of office as 1st President of South Vietnam 2nd Rep
1967 SF's Mike McCormick wins NL Cy Young Award
1964 Barbra Streisand's "People," album goes #1 for 5 weeks
1963 Ed Sullivan witnesses Beatles and their fans at London Airport
1963 J. Edgar Hoover last meeting with president John F. Kennedy
1963 Leaking propane gas explodes, kills 64 at "Holiday on Ice" (Indiana)
1961 Hurricane Hattie, kills 400 in British Honduras
1961 Federal judge rules that Birmingham, Alabama, laws against integrated playing fields are illegal
1960 Cyclone hits coast of Gulf of Bengal; about 10,000 die
1959 Lee Harvey Oswald announces in Moscow he will never return to US
1959 U.S.S.R. and Egypt sign contracts for building Aswan Dam
1957 "Jamaica" opens at Imperial Theater New York City for 558 performances
1956 1st American to land an airplane at South Pole - Rear Admiral G. J. Dufek
1956 Britain and France begin to bomb Egypt to reopen Suez Canal
1956 Brooklyn, New York ends streetcar service
1954 Algerian Revolution against French begins
1954 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Texas Golf Open
1954 KREM TV channel 2 in Spokane, WA (CBS/ABC) begins broadcasting
1953 TV broadcasting begins in Belgium
1952 1st thermonuclear bomb detonated - Marshall Islands
1951 Second Chamber accept plan-Schuman
1950 Collazo and Torresola attempt to kill Truman in Washington, D.C.
1949 "Regina" opens at 46th St. Theater New York City for 86 performances
1949 Amsterdam Telegraph-director/SS'er Henri Holdert sentenced to 12 years
1949 WOC (now KWQC) TV channel 6 in Davenport, IA (NBC) 1st broadcast
1944 Chief of staff Kruls names De Quay chairman of Universal Commission
1943 Washington Redskin Sammy Baugh passes for 6 touchdowns vs Brooklyn (48-10)
1942 94 U boats sunk this month (619,000 ton)
1942 9th day in battle at El Alamein
1941 13 U boats sunk this month (62,000 ton)
1941 Mount Rushmore is completed
1941 Prior to U.S. in WW II, Germany torpedoes U.S. destroyer Reuben James
1940 63 U boats sunk this month (325,000 ton)
1940 Battle of Britain: Germany and Britair control of English Channel, ends
1940 Deadline for Warsaw Jews to move into Warsaw Ghetto
1939 27 U boats sunk this month (135,000 ton)
1937 Spanish government moves from Valencia to Barcelona
1932 Greek government of Venizelos falls
1925 Cossack officer Reza Chan replaces sultan Ahmad Shah in Persia
1922 Benito Mussolini (Il Duce) becomes premier of Italy
1922 Karel and Josef Capek's "World We Live In," premieres in New York City
1921 Federation Sportive Feminine International forms (1st woman track and field association)
1920 Romania annexes Bessarabia
1918 Spanish flu-virus kills 21,000 in U.S. in 1 week
1917 Eugene O'Neill's "In the Zone," premieres in New York City
1916 Clare Kummer's "Good Gracious Annabelle," premieres in New York City
1914 Great Britain and France declare war on Turkey
1908 4th Olympic games ends in London
1907 Calgary City Rugby Foot-ball Club's 1st game defeating Strathcona Rugby Foot-ball Club 15-0 at Calgary
1906 George Bernard Shaw's "Caesar and Cleopatra," premieres in New York City
1905 Great revolutionary demonstration for amnesty in St. Petersburg
1900 AL President Ban Johnson writes to NL President Nick Young seeking peace
1888 John Boyd Dunlop patents pneumatic bicycle tire
1887 Rimski-Korsakov's "Capricio Espagnol," premieres in St. Petersburg
1881 Metropolitan club plays its last game of its non-league season They win 80 of 151 games (18-43 versus NL teams)
1876 Cyclone hits Bengal, about 200,000 die
1871 Founding of Netherland Protestant Union in Dokkum
1868 Standard uniform approved for postal carriers
1864 Nevada admitted as 36th state
1846 Donner party, unable to cross the Donner Pass, construct a winter camp
1837 Collision of river boat Monmouth and Trement on Miss; 300 die
1815 Sir Humphrey Davy of London patents miner's safety lamp
1808 Holland Brigade battle at Durango, Spain
1794 John Dalton 1st lecture to Manchester Literary/Philosophical Society
1793 Execution of Girondins at Paris, during Reign of Terror
1759 Earthquake in Safed Palestine kills hundred
1714 Georg Ludwig van Hannover crowned as English King George I
1617 Laurens Reael resigns as governor-general of East-Indies
1596 English/French/Dutch delegates sign anti-Spanish "Drievoudig Covenant"
1552 Emperor Karel and Markgraaf Albecht strike siege for Metz
1541 Michelangelo Buonarroti's paints "last judgement" in Sistine Chapel
1517 Luther posts 95 theses on Wittenberg church-Protestant Reformation
834 1st All Hallows Eve (Halloween) observed to honor the saints
802 Empress Irene of Byzantium driven out

The start of a white Christmas

By: plapman, 1:14 PM GMT on October 30, 2010

Click for Portage Southport, Manitoba Forecast
Today will be Cloudy with a high of 3C(37F).
Tonight will see clearing with fog patches developing overnight as the low drops to -6C(21F).
My trees went yesterday while the Queen was at work. it sure changed the landscape on the block. When I get a chance I'll a before and after picture.
There's a dusting of the white stuff on the ground this morning. What a terrible sight to see.
From My Basement Window

Cloudy and Cool on the Prairie

By: plapman, 12:44 PM GMT on October 29, 2010

Click for Portage Southport, Manitoba Forecast
Today will bring increasing cloudiness this morning and a high of 3C(37F).
Tonigh will start cloudy then clearing before morning as the overnight low drops to -6C(21F).
From My Basement Window

Some of todays events in history from
1966 National Organization of Women founded
1964 Star of India and other jewels are stolen in New York
1945 1st ball point pen goes on sale, 57 years after it is patented
1942 Alaska highway completed
1929 Black Tuesday, Stock Market crashes triggers Great Depression

Clear but Cool on the Prairie

By: plapman, 2:02 PM GMT on October 28, 2010

Today will be sunny with a northwest wind at 30 km/h (19 mph). The high will be a cool 3C(37F).
Tonight will remain clear with te northwest wind at 20 km/h (12 mph) becoming light early this evening. A low of -6C(21F) is forecast.

I put an external monitor on the Queen's laptop yesterday while she was at work. She is really pleased with the results. She's been reading PDF records for her geneology project and the big screen makes it easier for her.

Today's Events in history from BrainyHistory.com1997 NBA announces hiring of Dee Kantner and Violet Palmer as 1st women to officiate a major-league all-male sports league
1996 Goa upset Karnataka to win their 1st Ranji Cricket Trophy game ever
1995 Atlanta Braves beat Cleveland Indians in 6 games in World Series
1995 Horse Racing Breeders' Cup Champs: Cigar, Desert Stormer, Inside Information, My Flag, Northern Spur, Ridgewood Pearl, Unbridled's Song
1994 Japanese space probe Sakigake passes Earth for 3rd time
1993 Cleveland Metroparks lease Brookside Park from Cleveland for 99-years
1993 Dutch Antilles government of Liberia-Peters resigns
1992 Lee Jang Rim predicts that today would be the end of the world!
1989 Oakland A's sweep San Francisco Giants in earthquake/BART series
1988 Jurors award $147,000 to Tacoma parishioner seduced by her minister
1988 Microsoft cofounder Paul Allen gives $10 million to University Washington library
1986 KOB-AM in Albuquerque New Mexico changes call letters to KKOB
1986 KOB-TV in Albuquerque NM's final transmission
1985 Ravi Ratnayeke takes 8-83 for Sri Lanka vs. Pakistan
1984 14th New York City Women's Marathon won by Grete Waitz in 2:29:30
1984 15th New York City Marathon won by Orlando Pizzolato in 2:14:53
1984 Hollis Stacy wins LPGA Nichirei Cup Team Match Golf Tournament
1982 NASA launches RCA-E
1982 Spain's socialists win/communists lose elections
1981 Edward M McIntrye elected 1st black mayor of Augusta Georgia
1981 New York Yankee George Frazier loses 3 World Series games
1979 Dick Howser (best Yank manager win-lost percentage .636) replaces Billy Martin
1979 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1978 Don Ritchie runs world record 100k (6:10:20)
1976 Billy Martin named AL Manager of Year (New York Yankees)
1976 Train collision at Goes, Netherlands, 7 die
1975 Calvin Murphy (Houston) begins NBA free throw streak of 58 games
1975 Cleveland Metroparks assume operating responsibilities for Zoo
1974 1st time 2 Islanders hat trick in same game-MacMillian and Westfall
1974 Luna 23 launched (landing on Moon)
1974 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1973 Elmore Smith of Lakers blocks 17 shots in a game (NBA record)
1973 Sharon Miller wins LPGA Corpus Christi Civitan Golf Open
1972 "Mother Earth" closes at Belasco Theater New York City after 12 performances
1971 England becomes 6th nation to have a satellite (Prospero) in orbit
1971 John and Yoko record "Happy Xmas (War is Over)" in New York City
1970 NBA Cleveland Cavaliers 1st home game, lose to San Diego 110-99
1970 US/U.S.S.R. sign an agreement to discuss joint space efforts
1966 Belgium's Gaston Roelants runs 12-4/5 miles in 1 hour
1965 630 foot high Gateway Arch completed in St. Louis
1965 Pope Paul VI proclaims Jews not collectively guilty for crucifixion
1962 Khrushchev orders withdrawal of missiles from Cuba, ending crisis
1962 New York Giant YA Tittle passes for 7 touchdowns vs Washington Redskins (49-34)
1962 Radio Moscow reports nuclear missiles in Cuba deactivated
1962 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1961 "Fiorello!" closes at Broadhurst Theater New York City after 796 performances
1961 Ground broken for Municipal (Shea) Stadium for New York Mets
1959 Buffalo Bills enter AFL
1959 Jean Genet's "Les Nigres," premieres in Paris
1958 Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli, elected Pope, taking name John XXIII
1958 Pete Runnels wins Comeback Player of Year (avg went from .230 to .322)
1957 WMVS TV channel 10 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (PBS) begins broadcasting
1956 Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Luctuosissimi eventus
1955 Egypt and Saudi-Arabia sign defense treaty
1954 Ernest Hemingway wins Nobel prize for literature
1954 Major league owners vote down sale of A's to a Philadelphia syndicate
1954 N Richard Nash' "Rainmaker," premieres in New York City
1954 Nobel prize for literature awarded to Ernest Hemingway
1953 Bud Grant of Winnipeg Blue Bombers intercepts 5 passes (record)
1953 Red Barber, resigns as Dodger sportscaster to join Yankees
1952 Babe Didrikson Zaharias wins LPGA Women's Texas Golf Open
1951 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1949 Eugenie Anderson is 1st woman U.S. ambassador
1949 Georges Bidault elected president of France
1948 Flag of Israel is adopted
1946 German rocket engineers begin work in U.S.S.R.
1944 Russia and Bulgaria sign weapon pact
1943 U-220 sinks
1942 6th day battle at El Alamein: British offensive under Montgomery
1942 Train crashes into bus, killing 16 and injuring 20 (Detroit Michigan)
1940 Greece successfully resists Italy's attack
1940 Meeting between Hitler and Mussolini in Florence
1939 Anti-German demonstrations/strikes in Czechoslovakia
1939 Spitfire shoots German Heinkel-111 down above Scotland
1938 Farewell parade of International Brigade (Barcelona)
1936 Franklin D. Roosevelt rededicates Statue of Liberty on its 50th anniversary
1935 Sidney Kingsley's "Dead End," premieres in New York City
1934 Brooklyn and Pittsburgh play a penalty free NFL game
1929 Dow Jones plummets 38.33 pts (13%) to 260.64
1928 Bradman scores 131 NSW vs. Queensland, 212 minutes, 14 fours
1928 Indonesian child laws enfoced in Bahasa Indonesia
1927 Josip Broz (Tito) begins 7 months jail sentence in Croatia
1927 KLM-plane "Homing Pigeon" leaves Netherlands-Indies after 1st regular flight
1924 French-Russian trade agreement signed
1924 White Sox beat New York Giants 8-4 in Dublin, less than 20 fans attend
1922 1st coast-to-coast radio broadcast of a football game
1922 Benito Mussolini takes control of Italy's government
1921 Amsterdam's Tuschinski movie theater opens
1919 Volstead Act passed by Congress, start prohibition over Wilson's veto
1918 Czechoslovakia gains independence as Austria-Hungary breaks up
1915 Richard Strauss' Alpensymfonie, premieres in Berlin
1914 German battle cruiser Goeben enters Black Sea
1914 Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, founded at Howard University, incorporates
1911 Bill Dobbie of Calgary Tigers kicks 10 singles in a game
1906 Belgian-British "Union Minstry of Haut-Katanga" begins
1904 St. Louis police try a new investigation method-fingerprints
1900 After over 5 months 2nd Olympic games in Paris France, close
1894 German emperor Wilhelm II fires chancellor Leo von Caprivi and premier Botho zu Eulenburg
1893 Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky conducted 1st performance of "Symphony Number Six in B minor, "Pathetique"
1891 Quake strikes Mino-Owari, Japan kills 7,300
1890 Last NL-AA World Series game Brooklyn ties Louisville 3 games and 1 tie
1886 Statue of Liberty dedicated by President Grover Cleveland
1882 Athletics reveal $22,000 profit in their 1st season in the American Association
1867 Maimonides College in Penns is 1st Jewish college in the US
1864 Battle at Fair Oaks, Virginia, ends after 1554 casualties
1864 Battle of Wauhatchie, TN
1863 Battle at Wauhatchie Georgia: 865 killed or injured
1858 Macy's Department store opens in New York City
1846 Pioneers suffer blizzard in Sierra Nevada; 42 die
1793 Eli Whitney applies for a patent on cotton gin
1790 New York gives up claims to Vermont for $30,000
1776 Battle of White Plains; Washington retreats to NJ
1746 Peruvian cities of Lima and Callao demolished by earthquake, 18,000 die
1740 Ivan VI becomes czar of Russia
1646 1st Protestant church assembly for indians (Massachusetts)
1636 Harvard University (Cambridge Mass) founded
1628 Hugenot bulwark La Rochelle surrenders to Cardinal Richelieu
1612 Robert Dowland appointed court luitist of King James I
1610 Thomas West baron De La Mar appointed as 1st Governor of Virginia colony
1595 Battle at Giurgevo: Zsigmond Bathory of Transylvania beats Turks
1574 Prince Willem van Orange installs university
1467 Battle at Brustem: Charles the Stoute beats the Luikenaars
1422 Charles V's son succeeds him as king Charles VII of France
1061 Emperor disposes of bishop Cadalus and Pope Honorius II
969 Byzantines troops occupy Antioch Syria
312 Emperor Constantine the Great beats rivaal Maxentius
306 Mark Aurelius Valerius Maxentius proclaimed emperor of Rome

Windy on the Prairie

By: plapman, 11:44 AM GMT on October 27, 2010

Today will bring more rain with another 5 to 10 mm(0.2 to 0.4 in) collecting. The wind will be northerly at 50 km/h (31 mph) gusting to 70 km/h (43 mph) becoming northwest 70 km/h (43 mph) gusting to 90 km/h (56 mph) early this afternoon will see the temperature falling to 2C(36F).
Tonight will bring an end to the rain and clearing this evening. te wind will start from the northwest at 70 km/h (43 mph) gusting to 90 km/h (56 mph) diminishing to 40 km/h (25 mph) gusting to 60 km/h (37 mph) early this evening. The overnight low will be -2C(28F).
Abbet missed her walk yesterday. I guess I'm getting soft or maybe smarter as I didn't take her out on our usual rainy walk.
Today's Short History from
1978 Begin and Sadat win Nobel Peace prize
1972 Golden Gate National Recreation Area created
1969 Ralph Nader sets up a consumer organization knowns as Nader's Raiders
1925 Water skis patented by Fred Waller

Rain and More Rain on the Prairie

By: plapman, 11:52 AM GMT on October 26, 2010

Today will bring rain with 25 mm(1.0 in) expected. The wind will be northwest at 20 km/h (12 mph) becoming northeast at 30 km/h (19 mph) this morning. A high of13C(55F) is forecast.
Tonight will see more rain with another 15 to 25 mm(0.6 to 1.0 in) in the forecast. the wind will be northerly at 40 km/h (25 mph) gusting to 60 km/h (37 mph) as the overnight low drops to 4C(39F).

The tree crew never showed up yesterday. They must be made of sugar and were afaid they'd melt.
I donned my rainwear and got Abbey out for her walk. She doesn't care if it's raining, hot, cold or snowing, by 11 am it's time to go for her.
Today's Events in History from
2009 U.S. Scientists believe to have discovered an antibody that can miminize internal bleeding in trauma victims
2000 World Series, New York Yankees beat the New York Mets 4 games to 1
1997 Bill Glasson wins Las Vegas Golf Invitational
1997 Nichirei LPGA International
1997 Raley's Gold Rush Senior Golf Classic
1997 World Series: Florida Marlins beat Cleveland Indians, 4 games to 3
1996 Horse Racing Breeders' Cup Champs: Lit de Justice, Storm Song, Jewel Princess, Da Hass, Boston Harbor, Pilsudski, Alphabet Soup at Woodbine
1994 Jordan and Israel sign peace accord
1993 NFL announces new expansion team, Carolina Panthers in Charlotte
1993 New Jersey Devils lose 2-0 to Montreal, after winning 1st 7 games of 1993
1988 Donald Trump bills Mike Tyson $2,000,000 for 4 month advisory service
1988 U.S. - Soviet effort free 2 grey whales from frozen Arctic, Barrow, AK
1987 Dow Jones down 156.83 points
1987 Head of Salvadoran Human Rights Commission assassinated by death squads
1986 "Into the Light" closes at Neil Simon Theater New York City after 6 performances
1985 On a poor call in 6th game, umpire Don Deckinger starts a string of events costing Cardinals the World Series
1984 "Baby Fae" gets baboon heart transplant, lives 21 days
1983 Hugh Williams' "Pack of Lies," premieres in London
1983 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1982 Steve Carlton became 1st pitcher to win 4 Cy Young awards
1982 U.S. budget deficit reaches more than $110 trillion for fiscal year 1982
1981 Los Angeles Dodgers beat New York Yankees, 4 games to 2 in 78th World Series
1980 10th New York City Women's Marathon won by Grete Waitz in 2:25:41.3
1980 11th New York City Marathon won by Alberto Salazar in 2:09:41
1980 St. Louis Cardinals sack Baltimore Colt quarterbacks an NFL record tying 12 times
1978 Menachem Begin and Anwar Sadat named winners of 1978 Nobel Peace Prize
1977 5th and final test of space shuttle Enterprise
1977 Dr. Clifford R Wharton, Jr. named chancellor of State University of NY
1977 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1976 Transkei gains independence, not recognized outside of South Africa
1976 Trinidad and Tobago becomes a republic
1975 Anwar Sadat became 1st Egyptian president to officially visit U.S.
1975 China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor PRC
1975 Cuba beats Mexico for its 4th Pan Am Games Gold Medal in baseball
1975 Mary Bea Porter wins LPGA Golf Inns of America
1974 Cleveland Coliseum opens for NBA's Cavaliers and MISL's Crunch
1973 Israeli forces reach Suez, trapping Egyptian army
1973 President Nixon released 1st White House tapes on Watergate scandal
1973 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1973 Wings release "Helen Wheels"
1972 Guided tours of Alcatraz (by Park Service) begin
1972 Henry Kissinger declares "Peace is at hand" in Vietnam
1970 "Doonesbury" comic strip debuts in 28 newspapers
1970 Tanzania begins building railway Lusaka-Drone ash Salaam
1969 Carol Mann wins LPGA Corpus Christi Civitan Golf Open
1969 WHMA (now WJSU) TV channel 40 in Anniston, AL (CBS) 1st broadcast
1968 1st European satellite launched, Esro 1, at Cape Kennedy
1968 KMIR TV channel 36 in Palm Springs, California (NBC) begins broadcastng
1968 Soyuz 3 launched
1967 Edward Brooke, born in Washington, D.C, Senator-R-Massachusetts 1967 - 1979, first African American to be elected to the Senate
1967 Shah of Iran crowns himself after 26 years on Peacock Throne
1966 1st Pacific communications satellite launched, Intelsat 2
1966 U.S. aircraft carrier Oriskany catches fire at Gulf on Tonken, 43 die
1965 Beatles receive MBEs at Buckingham Palace
1965 Sylvia Likens tortured by teen girl gang
1964 Rolling Stones appear on Ed Sullivan Show
1963 U.S. performs underground nuclear test at Fallon Nevada
1962 Beatles tape "Please Please Me" and "Ask Me Why"
1962 John F. Kennedy warns Russia U.S. will not allow Soviet missiles to remain in Cuba
1962 Nikita Khrushchev sends note to John F. Kennedy offering to withdraw his missiles from Cuba if U.S. closed its bases in Turkey offer is rejected
1962 U.S. performs atmospheric nuclear test at Johnston Island
1961 1st Saturn launch vehicle made a flight test
1960 AL approves Washington Senators move to become Minnesota Twins and announces franchises in LA and Washington D.C. for 1961
1958 PanAm flies 1st transatlantic jet trip - New York to Paris
1958 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1957 U.S.S.R. fires defense minister, Marshal Georgi Zhukov
1957 Vatican Radio begins broadcasting
1956 U.N.'s International Atomic Energy Agency statute approved
1956 Vietnam promulgates its constitution
1955 1st edition of "Village Voice" (New York City) published
1955 British troops occupy Saudi-Arabic oil field at Boeraimi
1955 Ngo Dinh Diem proclaims Vietnam a republic with himself as president
1954 Chevrolet unveils V-8 engine
1954 Walt Disney's 1st television program, "Disneyland," premieres on ABC
1953 Great Britain performs nuclear test at Emu Field Australia
1952 Pakistan's 1st Test Cricket win Fazal Mahmood 12 wkts vs. India
1951 Emile Zatopek runs world record 30,000m, 25,000m and 15 miles
1951 Rocky Marciano defeats Joe Louis at Madison Square Garden
1951 Winston Churchill re-elected British Prime Minister
1950 630 Dutch volunteers depart (on)to Korea
1950 Branch Rickey resigns as Brooklyn Dodger president
1950 Mother Teresa found her Mission of Charity in Calcutta, India
1950 South Korean troops reach Chosan at Chinese boundary
1949 President Truman increases minimum wage from 40 cents to 75 cents
1947 Maharajah of Jammu and Kashmir accedes to India
1942 2nd day of Battle of Henderson Field, Guadalcanal
1942 4th day in battle at El Alamein: Australian breakthrough
1942 Battle of Santa Cruz: USS SD shoots down a record 32 enemy planes
1941 2nd meeting partisans Tito and Draza Mihailovic in Yugoslavia
1941 U.S. savings bonds go on sale
1939 Polish Jewish forced into obligatory work service
1938 Du Pont named its new synthetic fiber "nylon"
1934 While Washington player-mgr Joe Cronin honeymoons with Mildred Robertson owner Clark Griffith's niece and adopted daughter, he is sold to Red Sox
1933 French government of Serraut forms
1931 Eugene O'Neill's "Mourning Becomes Electra," premieres in New York City
1930 Dmitri Sjostakovitch' ballet "Zolotoy Vyek," premieres in Leningrad
1926 Arthur Goodrich's "Caponsacchi," premieres in New York City
1926 Belgium stabilizes current value of franc (5 franc becomes 1 "Belga")
1923 Dutch 2nd Chamber rejects Fleet laws (50-49 vote)
1923 Govt-Ruijs de Beerenbrouck resigns
1922 Italian government resigns under pressure from fascists and Benito Mussolini
1921 Solomon Porter Hood named minister to Liberia
1919 B. C. Hilliams musical "Buddies," premieres in New York City
1919 Elgars "Cello concerto op 85" premieres in Queen's Hall London
1919 President Wilson's veto of Prohibition Enforcement Bill is overridden
1918 Soldier revolt at Harskamp Veluwe
1917 Petrograd Soviet accepts establishment of Military
1916 Margaret Sanger arrested for obscenity (advocating birth control)
1913 Huerta elected president of Mexico
1912 Serbian troops over run Skopje (Uskup)
1912 Woolwich Tunnel under Thames opens
1911 Philadelphia A's beat New York Giants, 4 games to 2 in 8th World Series
1905 1st Soviet (workers' council) formed, St. Petersburg, Russia
1905 Union of Sweden and Norway ends
1903 Yerba Buena is 1st Key System ferry to cross San Francisco Bay
1901 1st use of "getaway car" occurs after holding up a shop in Paris
1900 After 4 years of work, 1st section of New York subway opens
1896 Abyssinia and Italy sign peace treaty
1894 German emperor Wilhelm II fires Chancellor Leo von Caprivi and premier Botho zu Eulenburg
1887 Detroit (NL) beats St. Louis (AA) 10 games to 5 in World Series
1886 Modest Mussorgsky's "A Night on Bald Mountain," premieres in Russia
1881 Gunfight at OK Corral, in Tombstone, Arizona
1869 1st American steeplechase horserace (Westchester, New York)
1864 Union troops ambush and kill 'Bloody' Bill Anderson in Richmond MI
1863 Soccer rules standardized; rugby starts as a separate game
1863 Worldwide Red Cross organized in Geneva
1863 Football Association forms in England, standardizing soccer
1861 Pony Express ends
1858 Hamilton Smith patents rotary washing machine
1830 Belgian rebels occupy Antwerp
1825 Erie Canal between Hudson River and Lake Erie opened
1822 King Willem I obligates inhabitants of Brussels to use Dutch language
1810 U.S. annexes western Florida
1795 Pinckney's Treaty between Spain and U.S. is signed, establishing southern boundary of U.S. and giving Americans right to send goods down Mississippi
1787 "Federalist Papers" published, calls for ratification of Constitution
1774 1st Continental Congress adjourns in Philadelphia
1774 Minute Men organized in colonies
1749 Georgia Colony reverses itself and rules slavery is legal
1682 William Penn accepts area around Delaware River from Duke of York
1674 Prince Willem III occupies Grave
1667 Aru Palakka's occupies Makassar (Goa)
1662 Charles II of England sold Dunkirk to France
1534 Charles V names Joris of Egmont, bishop of Utrecht
1529 Thomas More appointed English Lord Chancellor
1524 Spanish troops give Milan to France
1492 Columbus' fleet anchors on Ragged Island Range, Bahamas
1492 Lead pencils 1st used
1407 Mobs attack Jewish community of Cracow
1387 Amsterdam buccaneer Herman of Kuinre sign peace
1366 Comet 55P/1366 U1 (Tempel-Tuttle) approaches 0.0229 AUs of Earth

Cloudy and Wet on the Prairie

By: plapman, 12:10 PM GMT on October 25, 2010

Today will be cloudy with a high of 12C(54F).
Tonight will remain cloudy but will add a 30% chance of showers overnight. The low will be near6C(43F).

Today will be cloudy with a few showers beginning this morning leaving 5 mm(0.2 in) o the ground. the wind will be southeast at 20 km/h (12 mph) becoming light early this morning. A igh of 11C(52F) is forecast.
Tonight will see periods of rain with another 5 to 10 mm(0.2 to 0.4 in) accumulating. The overnight low will be 8C(46F).
The forecast calls for a wet week with Wednesday showing the nasty 4 letter s word but it looks like it won't stay around long.
Wednesday Wednesday's forecast-Wednesday
Rain or snow. Windy. Low 1C(34F). High 3C(37F
Rain or snow. Windy. Low 1C(34F). High 3C(37F
The neighbor's tree removal crew will be here today to take out my 2 spruce trees. Tey're about 30 ft tall but were only 6ft when I moved here. They've been after me for a long time to take them away as they drop sticky gum on their vehicles. The Queen finally consented to having the trees removed.
I got a few pictures of them last week, I'll have to post some before and after pictures when downlo

Clouds and Maybe Showers on the Pairie

By: plapman, 11:13 AM GMT on October 24, 2010

Today's events in history from
October 24
2009 A magnitude 7.0 quake strikes off the coast of Indonesia, setting off a tsunami alert which is then withdrawn
2003 The Concorde made its last commercial flight, landing at Heathrow Airport, London
2001 Eleven die after two trucks collide, head on, in a mountain tunnel in Switzerland
1996 Hasan Raza makes Test Cricket debut for Pakistan age 14 years 238 days
1996 Last game at Atlanta County Fulton Stadium. Yankees win record 8th straight road post season win (with no loses)
1995 Total solar eclipse in SW/S Asia (2m09s)
1994 Bomb attack on opposition in Sri Lanka, 55+ killed
1993 "Wonderful Tennessee" opens at Plymouth Theater New York City for 9 performances
1992 Toronto Blue Jays beat Atl Braves, 4 games to 2, in 88th World Series
1991 "Dancing at Lughnasa" opens at Plymouth Theater New York City for 421 performances
1991 Larry Ryckman purchases CFL Calgary Stampeders
1990 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya U.S.S.R.
1989 After a weeks delay due to earthquake, World Series game 3 is played
1989 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
1989 Reverend Jim Bakker is sentenced to 50 years for fraud
1988 New York Islander's and NHL high scorer, Mike Bossy retires
1988 Traveling Wilburys Volume One is released
1988 Typhoon Ruby sinks Philippine ferry; hundreds drown
1987 NBC technicians accept pact, end 118 day strike
1986 Dodgers' Bill Russell, 38, announces his retirement
1986 Great Britain drops diplomatic relations with Syria
1984 11 members of Colombo crime family arrested
1984 Intelsat 5 re-enters Earth's atmosphere 5 months after it failed
1984 Steffi Graf plays her 1st pro tennis match
1982 "Rock 'n Roll!: The 1st..." opens at St. James Theater New York City for 9 performances
1982 12th New York City Women's Marathon won by Grete Waitz in 2:27:14
1982 13th New York City Marathon won by Alberto Salazar in 2:09:29
1980 Great Britain performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1980 Iraqi troops occupies Khorramshar
1980 John Lennon releases "(Just Like) Starting Over" in the United Kingdom
1980 Polish government legalizes independent labor union Solidarity
1979 Billy Martin punches a marshmallow salesman, puts job in jeopardy
1979 Guinness Book of Records presents Paul McCartney with a rhodium disc
1978 Keith Richards convicted of heroin possession in Toronto
1978 NHL Toronto Maple Leafs set own team record of 28 pts vs New York Islanders
1976 1st Jewish film and TV festival
1976 6th New York City Women's Marathon won by Miki Gorman in 2:39:11
1976 7th New York City Marathon won by Bill Rodgers in 2:10:10
1976 Hua Guofeng succeeds Mao as China's party leader
1976 Sadiq and Mushtaq Mohammad score tons in same Test Cricket innings vs. New Zealand
1975 Turkish diplomat shot dead in Paris
1974 Billy Martin named AL Manager of Year (Texas Rangers)
1973 Heavy fog causes 65 car collision killing 9 on New Jersey Turnpike
1973 John Lennon sues U.S. government to admit FBI is tapping his phone
1973 Yom Kippur War ends, Israel 65 miles from Cairo, 26 from Damascus
1971 Harry Drake sets longest arrow flight by a footbow (1 mile 268 yards)
1971 Texas Stadium opens-Cowboys beat Patriots 44-21
1970 Nancy Walker creates Ida Morgenstein role on Mary Tyler Moore Show
1970 Salvador Allende Gossens elected president of Chile
1969 Hanif, Mushtaq and Sadiq Mohammad start their only Test Cricket together
1965 Benjamin Britten's "Voices for Today," premieres
1965 Marlene Hagge wins LPGA Phoenix Thunderbirds Golf Tournament
1964 "Cambridge Circus" closes at Plymouth Theater New York City after 23 performances
1964 18th Olympic games close at Tokyo, Japan
1964 Belgian para's liberate 1,000 white hostages in Stanleyville
1964 Dr. Kenneth David Kaunda becomes president of Zaire
1964 Zambia (N Rhodesia) gains independence from Britain (National Day)
1964 Khalid "Billy" Ibadulla scores 166 on Cricket debut vs. Australia
1964 Test Cricket debut of Asif Iqbal, Majid Khan and Khalid Ibadulla vs. Australia
1963 "110 in the Shade" opens at Broadhurst Theater New York City for 330 performances
1963 KRO shows 1st Bonanza
1963 Sandy Koufax is unanimous winner of Cy Young Award
1961 "Evening with Yves Montand" opens at John Golden New York City for 55 performances
1960 Disaster on U.S.S.R. (Baikonoer) launch pad, kills missile expert Nedelin and team (165 die-unconfirmed); U.S.S.R. claims killed in plane crash
1959 U.S. premier of D Sjostakovitch's 1st Cello concert
1958 U.S.S.R. lends Egypt 400 million rubles to build Aswan Dam
1956 AP names Cincinnati manager Birdie Tebbets as NL Manager of the Year
1956 Soviet troops invade Hungary, Imre Nagy becomes Prime Minister of Hungary
1953 KOOL (now KTSP) TV channel 10 in Phoenix, Arizona (CBS) begins broadcasting
1952 Arab Liberation Movement becomes only party of Syria
1951 Jan de Hartog's "4 Poster," premieres in New York City
1951 United Nation publishes its 1st postage stamps
1948 Bernard M. Baruch introduces term "Cold War"
1948 Francis Poulenc's "Sinfonietta," premieres
1948 Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical In Multiplicibus Curis
1948 WJBK TV channel 2 in Detroit, MI (CBS) begins broadcasting
1947 Series of forest fires $30 million of timber (New England States)
1946 Netherlands and Indonesia sign cease fire
1945 France (PC/PS/MRP win parliamentary election (25/24/23%)
1945 U.N. charter comes into effect
1944 Rotterdam Passage fight frees 46 prisoners
1944 U.S. air raid on Japanese battleships/cruisers in Sibuya Sea: Musashi sinks
1944 U.S. aircraft carrier Princeton sinks at Philippines
1944 U.S. Captain David Mccampbell shoots down 9-11 Japanese planes in Gulf of Leyte
1943 Anti-nazi Clandestine Radio Soldatsender Calais begins transmitting
1942 2nd day of battle at El Alamein: British infantry
1940 40 hour work week goes into effect (Fair Labor Standards of 1938)
1940 Hitler meets Marshal Petain
1940 Japan eliminates U.S. terms (strike, play ball) from baseball
1940 Protestant churches protest against dismissal of Jew civil servants
1939 Benny Goodman records "Let's Dance"
1939 Joe DiMaggio wins AL MVP, Jimmie Foxx is runner-up
1939 Nazi require wearing of star of David
1939 Nylon stockings go on sale for 1st time (Wilmington Delaware)
1938 U.S. forbids child labor in factories
1935 Judge Landis fines ump George Moriarty, Cubs manager Charlie Grimm and Chicago players W English, B Jurges and B Herman for actions in World Series
1933 Langston Hughes' "Mulatto," premieres in New York City
1932 British government signs trade treaty with U.S.S.R.
1931 Gangster Al Capone is sentenced to 11 years for tax evasion
1931 George Washington Bridge connecting New York to New Jersey opens
1929 "Black Thursday," start of stock market crash, Dow Jones down 12.8%
1929 Ruby Vallee's Fleishmann Hour begins broadcasting on NBC radio
1929 Belgium princess Marie-Jose and Italian crown prince Umberto gets engaged, assassination attempt on Umberto fails
1924 Christian General Feng Joe Siang occupies Beijing
1924 Nobel prize for fysiologie/medicine awarded to W Einthoven
1923 General Otto von Lossow calls Reichswehr to Berlin to form a dictatorship
1922 German parliament mandates Ebert president until July 1925
1922 Irish Parliament adopts a constitution for an Irish Free State
1917 Battle at Caporetto: German and Austria smash Italian army
1916 Moroccan troops capture Ft. Douaumont
1913 Joe Tinker fired as Cincinnati Reds manager
1911 Robert Scott's expedition leaves Cape Evans for South Pole
1908 Billy Murray hits the charts with "Take Me Outto the Ball Game"
1904 1st New York subway opens
1903 1st trotter to run a mile under 2 minutes (Lou Dillon 1:58.1)
1903 George Sutton becomes billard champ
1901 1st woman to go over Niagara Falls in a barrel (Anna Taylor)
1900 General Redvers Buller returns to England
1899 Battle at Rietfontein, South Africa: Boers vs British army
1889 Softball rules adopted by Mid Winter Indoor Baseball League
1885 Johann Strauss' opera "Zigeunerbaron," premieres in Vienna
1882 Dr. Robert Koch discovers germ that causes tuberculosis
1881 Levi P. Morton, U.S. ambas to France drives 1st rivet in Stat of Liberty
1871 Mob in LA hangs 18 Chinese
1861 1st transcontinental telegram sent ending Pony Express
1861 West Virginia seceded from Virginia
1857 World's 1st soccer club, Sheffield F C, founded in England
1856 Constitution of South Australia adopted
1851 William Lassell discovers Ariel and Umbriel, satellites of Uranus
1836 A. Phillips patents match
1818 Felix Mendelssohn, 9, performs his 1st public concert (Berlin)
1795 3rd partition of Poland, between Austria, Prussia and Russia
1681 Earl of Shaftesbury accused of high treason in London
1656 Treaty of Vilnius: Russia and Poland sign anti-Swedish covenant
1648 Treaty of Westphalia ends 30 year war and Holy Roman Empire
1648 Switzerland's independence recognized
1596 Battle at Kerestes: Ottoman beat Austria-Hungary and Germany
1531 Bavaria joins Schmalkaldische Union
1492 24 Jews are burned at stake in Mecklenburg Germany

Clear and Cool on the Prairie

By: plapman, 1:05 PM GMT on October 23, 2010

Today will be sunny with a high of 12C(54F).
Tonight will remian clear with an overnight low of -3C(26F).
Todays events in history from
1991 Clarence Thomas, sworn in as Supreme Court Justice
1988 Robert Bork's supreme court nomination rejected by U.S. Senate
1983 Suicide terrorist truck bomb kills 241 U.S. personnel in Beirut
1915 25,000 women march in New York City, demanding right to vote
1824 1st steam locomotive is introduced

The Queen is Sleeping on the Prairie

By: plapman, 12:32 PM GMT on October 22, 2010

Click for Portage Southport, Manitoba Forecast Today will be sunny with a north wind at 20 km/h (12 mph). The high will be 14C(57F).
Tonight will remain clear at the north wind at 20 km/h (12 mph) becomes light early this evening. The overnight low will be -1C(30F).

I had a busy day yesterday. The Queen was up with me in the morning. The daughter and the youngest grandson dropped by, and theoldest granddaughter and her to little ones were here before the daughter left. When the company left the Queeen took me shopping.There was no rest till I sent the Queen off to work at 2:30.


Todays Events in history from
1997 Cleveland Marquis Grissom World Series hitting streak ends after 15 games
1997 Coldest World Series game Marlins vs Cleveland (38 degrees F)
1997 Yahoo completes purchase of Four11
1997 New York Ranger Wayne Gretsky wife Janet is knocked unconcious and gets 2 stitches while watching the game as a plexiglass falls on her
1997 2nd longest 9 inning World Series game (4:12) as Marlins and Indians were tied 7-7 going into the 9th, Mariners win 14-11
1997 Compaq testifies Microsoft threaten to break Windows 95 agreement if they showcased a Netscape icon
1996 New York Yankee Bernie Williams hits record tying 7th post season home run, as Yankees tie record of 6th straight post season road win (en route to 8)
1995 "Swinging On a Star" opens at Music Box Theater New York City for 97 performances
1994 "Philadelphia, Here I Come" closes at Criterion New York City after 52 performances
1994 Statue of Sam Houston unveiled in Texas
1994 Tony Rominger bicycles world record time (53,832 km)
1993 Actor James Coburn (65) weds Paula Murad (37)
1993 Cosmonaut Aleksandr Serebrov makes record 9th space walk
1992 Atlanta, becomes 1st U.S. team to win a World Series game out of US
1992 Space Shuttle STS-52 (Columbia 13) launches into space
1992 Wendy Wasserstein's "Sisters Rosensweig," premieres in New York City
1991 General Motors announces 9 month loss of $2.2 billion
1989 Denver Nuggets beat Jugoplastika Split 135-129 in 3rd McDonald Open
1989 Red Khmer occupies Pailin in Cambodia
1988 Elton John sells out MSG for a record 26th time
1988 Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor OK after breast cancer surgery
1987 "Cabaret" opens at Imperial Theater New York City for 262 performances
1987 Nobel prize for literature awarded to Joseph Brodsky
1986 "Into the Light" opens at Neil Simon Theater New York City for 6 performances
1985 Bret Saberhagen gives Kansas City Royals their 1st World Series win
1984 NFL quarterback Ken Stabler retires
1984 Paul McCartney releases "Give My Regards to Broad Street" soundtrack
1982 Gene Mauch resigns as manager of Angels
1981 Professional Air Traffic Controllers Organization decertified
1981 Start of 1st-class game at Newcastle, NSW vs. Queensland
1981 U.S. national debt tops $1 trillion
1981 U.S.S.R. performs underground nuclear test
1980 4th government of Martens forms in Belgium
1980 New South Korean constitution comes into effect
1979 "One Mo' Time" with Vernel Bagners premieres in New York City
1979 Deposed Shah of Iran arrives in New York for medical treatment
1979 Walt Disney World's 100-millionth guest
1978 "King of Hearts" opens at Minskoff Theater New York City for 48 performances
1978 8th New York City Women's Marathon won by Grete Waitz in 2:32:30
1978 9th New York City Marathon won by Bill Rodgers in 2:12:12
1978 Donna Caponi Young wins LPGA Houston Exchange Golf Classic Clubs
1978 Grete Weitz runs female world record marathon (2:32:29.8)
1978 Laugh-in's Judy Carne arrested at Gatwick Airport for drug possession
1978 Pope John Paul II installed
1977 International Sun-Earth Explorers 1 and 2 launched into Earth orbit
1976 Rick Barry (SF), begins then longest NBA free throw streak of 60
1975 "Me and Bessie" opens at Ambassador Theater New York City for 453 performances
1975 Cincinnati Reds beat Boston Red Sox, 4 games to 3 in 72nd World Series
1975 Soviet spacecraft Venera 9 soft-lands on Venus
1975 Turkish diplomat shot to death in Vienna
1975 World Football League disbands
1974 Yankees trade Bobby Murcer to Giants for Bobby Bonds
1973 Israeli troops reconquer mountain Hermon
1973 Security Council Resolution 338-cease fire to Yom Kippur War
1972 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA GAC Golf Classic
1972 Oakland A's 1st championship; beat Reds, 4 games to 3 in World Series
1971 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test
1969 KAPN-AM in Santa Barbara, California changes call letters to KDB-AM
1969 Paul McCartney denies rumors of his death
1968 Apollo 7 returns to Earth
1967 17th Ryder Cup: U.S. wins 23 -8 at Champions Golf Club Texas
1967 Joe DiMaggio is hired as executive Vice President of A's by Charlie Finley
1967 Murle Lindstrom wins LPGA Carlsbad Jaycee Golf Open
1966 U.S.S.R. launches Luna 12 for orbit around Moon
1964 EMI rejects audition by "High Numbers," they go on to become The Who
1964 French philosopher/author Jean-Paul Sartre refuses Nobel prize
1964 U.S. performs underground nuclear test at Hattiesburg Miss
1963 225,000 students boycot Chicago schools in Freedom Day protest
1962 John F. Kennedy addresses TV about Russian missile bases in Cuba
1962 John F. Kennedy imposes naval blockade on Cuba, beginning missile crisis
1962 John F. Kennedy receives Ugandan premier Milton Obote
1962 Pacific Science Center opens at Seattle Center
1962 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1961 75,000 Flemings demand equal rights and Flemish language in Belgium
1961 Louise Suggs wins LPGA San Antonio Golf Civitan
1960 Cassius Clay wins 1st battle as professional boxer
1959 "Take Me Along" opens at Shubert Theater New York City for 448 performances
1959 Bob Merrill's musical "Take me Along," premieres in New York City
1957 Conrad Adenauer re-elected chancellor of West-Germany
1957 KJAC TV channel 4 in Port Arthur-Beaumont, Texas (NBC) 1st broadcast
1956 France intercept Moroccan plane, arrest Ben Bella
1956 Great Britain performs nuclear test at Maralinga Australia
1955 WWNY TV channel 7 in Carthage-Watertown, New York (CBS) begins broadcasting
1954 West Germany joins North Atlantic Treaty Organization
1953 Laos gains full independence from France
1951 Earthquake hits Formosa, 100 killed
1951 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1950 Los Angeles Rams beat Baltimore Colts 70-27
1949 200 killed in train derailment near Nowy Dwor Poland
1949 Emile Zatopek runs world record 10,000m (29:21.2)
1948 Egyptian flagship King Farouk sunk by Israel
1946 2 British ships sink near Albania
1944 Kurita's Vice-Admiral fleet leaves North-Borneo
1942 1st ships of invasion fleet for Oran (Algeria) leave Scotland
1942 U.S. General Clark and Lemnitzer and French General Mast meet secretly in Algeria
1941 Maxwell Anderson's "Candle in the Wind," premieres in New York City
1939 1st TV NFL game-Eagles vs Dodgers
1938 Chester Carlson demonstrates 1st Xerox copying machine
1936 1st commercial flight from mainland to Hawaii
1935 18th PGA Championship: Johnny Revolta at Twin Hills CC Oklahoma City
1933 Primo Carnera beats Paulin in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
1932 Charles de Broqueville becomes premier of Belgium
1932 George Kaufman and Edna Ferbers "Dinner at 8," premieres in New York City
1930 1st concerto of BBC Symphony Orchestra, under Adrian Boult
1930 Blake and Razaf's "Lew Leslie's Blackbirds of 1930," premieres in New York City
1930 South Carolina Genemuiden soccer team forms
1929 French government of Briand falls
1929 James H. Scullin forms Australia government
1928 China expels all Russian instructors and civil servants
1928 ESL Robinson's "Far-Off Hills," premieres in Dublin
1928 President Hoover speaks of "American system of rugged individualism"
1922 Lucerne Street in Bronx named
1922 Parsifal Place laid out in Bronx, named for knight in Wagner's Opera
1913 Explosion at Dawson New Mexico coal mine kills 263 mine workers
1907 Ringling Brothers Greatest Show on Earth buys Barnum and Bailey circus
1906 3,000 blacks demonstrate and riot in Philadelphia
1904 Russian fleet shoots at British fishing ship
1899 British troops flee Dundee, Natal South Africa
1897 World's 1st car dealer opens in London
1895 David Belasco's "Heart of Maryland," premieres in New York City
1885 John Ward and several teammates secretly form Brotherhood of Professional Baseball Players, 1st baseball union
1884 General Gordon receives letter of Mahdi
1884 Sporting Life announces that both pennant winners will meet in 3 game series Oct 23-25 at Polo Grounds New York City to determine baseball champion
1883 1st New York Horse Show held (Madison Square Garden)
1883 Original Metropolitan Opera House (New York City) grand opening (Faust)
1881 Boston Symphony Orchestra gives its 1st concert
1875 Sons of American Revolution organizes
1868 Jacques Offenbach's opera "Genevieve de Brabant," premieres in New York City
1862 Battle at Old Fort Wayne, Indian Territory
1862 Confederate troops reconquer Cumperland Gap, Tennessee
1861 1st telegraph line linking West and East coasts completed
1836 Sam Houston inaugurated as 1st elected President of Republic of Texas
1819 1st ship sails by Erie-channel (Rome-Utica)
1812 Duke of Wellington seizes Burgos Spain
1799 Russia leaves second anti-French Coalition
1797 1st sky diver (Andre-Jacques Trim, above Paris)
1797 Andre-Jacques Garnerin makes 1st parachute jump from balloon (Paris)
1746 Princeton University (NJ) received its charter
1721 Czar Peter the Great becomes "All-Russian Imperator"
1708 Great Alliance occupies Rijsel
1335 Ex-emperor Hanazono became a Zen priest

All is good on the prairie

By: plapman, 2:34 AM GMT on October 22, 2010

Good evening
zsorry to worry everyone.
The QUeen had me goung first thing this morning. I never had a chance to post before she was u, which the usual.I even missed my weekly INR tw=est. All is good on the prairie.

Cool with a northwest wind on the prairie

By: plapman, 12:37 PM GMT on October 20, 2010

a href="" target="_blank" >Click for Portage Southport, Manitoba Forecast
Today will see clearing this morning with a wind, from the northwest, . at 30 km/h (19 mph) this morning. A high of 10C(50F) is expecyed.
Tonight will remain clear. zthe northwest wind at 30 km/h (19 mph) becoming light early this evening. The overnight low will be -3C(26F).
From my Basement Window

Today's Events in History from
1979 John F. Kennedy Library dedicated in Boston
1973 Queen Elizabeth II opens Sydney Opera House
1968 Jacqueline Kennedy marries Aristotle Onassis
1818 49th parallel forms as border between U.S. and Canada
1803 U.S. Senate ratifies Louisiana Purchase

A Nice day on the Prairie

By: plapman, 11:36 AM GMT on October 19, 2010

a href="" target="_blank" >Click for Portage Southport, Manitoba Forecast
Today will start cloudy with sunny periods then clearing this afternoon. The wind will be northwest at 30 km/h (19 mph) early this afternoon. A high of 15C(59F) is expected.
Tonight will be clear with start with a northwest wind at 30 km/h (19 mph) then becoming light early this evening. The overnight low will be near 3C(37F).
From my Basement Window

Today's Events in History from

October 19 Events in History - October 19 Birthdays - October 19 Deaths

2006 Dow closes above 12,000 for the first time
2005 Saddam Hussein's trial begins in Iraq
1997 "Annie," closes at Martin Beck Theater New York City
1997 700th World Series home run (Sandy Alomar, Cleveland Indians)
1997 David Duval wins Walt Disney World/Oldsmobile Golf Classic
1997 Hyatt Regency Maui Kaanapali Senior Golf Classic
1996 Braves beat New York Yankees by record tying 11 runs, 12-1 in a World Series
1995 "Hello Dolly!" opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater New York City for 118 performances
1994 160 killed at battles in Tsjetsjenie
1994 Palestinian bomb attack on bus in Tel Aviv, kills 22
1993 U.N. authorizes arms, miltary and police supply embargo against Haiti
1991 Longest NCAA football game (3:52) as RI beats Maine 52-30 (6 OTs)
1991 Lonnie Glieberman purchased Ottawa Rough Riders from CFL
1990 HCA, Helsinki Citizens Assembly, forms in Prague
1989 "Dangerous Games" opens at Nederlander Theater New York City for 4 performances
1989 Astor Piazzolla and Wm Finn's musical "Dangerous Games" premieres in New York City
1989 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1988 3 Americans win Nobel in physics; 3 W Germans win chemistry Nobel
1988 Britain bans broadcast interviews with IRA members
1988 Car bomb kills 7 Israelis, wounds 11 near Lebanon border
1988 Roxette releases "Roxette Look Sharp!" album
1988 South Africa anti-apartheid leader Sisulu wins $100,000 Human Rights prize
1988 Senate passes bill curbing ads during children's TV shows
1987 "Anything Goes" opens at Beaumont Theater New York City for 804 performances
1987 "Black Monday"-Dow Jones down 508.32, 4 times previous record
1987 Dow Jones Index drops 508.32 points (22%) (record)
1987 U.S. warships destroy 2 Iranian oil platforms in Persian Gulf
1987 Woody Woodward resigns as New York Yankee General Manager, Lou Piniella is named General Manager and Billy Martin is named New York Yankee manager for 5th and final time
1986 "Flamenco Puro" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater New York City for 40 performances
1986 "Raggedy Ann" closes at Nederlander Theater New York City after 5 performances
1986 Allan Border scores the 10,000th run in Tests (v India, Bombay)
1986 U.S.S.R. expels 5 U.S. diplomats
1983 Columbia moves to Orbiter Processing Facility
1983 Grenada general Hudson Austin forms "revolutionary council"
1983 Philadelphia Flyers begin 13 NHL game win streak
1983 Senate establishes Martin Luther King, Jr. federal holiday
1982 Automaker John DeLorean arrested on cocaine charges (Not guilty)
1981 Los Angeles Dodgers beat Montreal Expos for NL pennant
1981 Nicolaas Bloembergen and Arthur Schawlow win Nobel for physics (laser)
1980 Steve McPeak rides 101'9" unicycle
1977 Corpse of kidnapped West German, H. M. Schleyer, found
1977 Supersonic Concorde jet's 1st landing in New York City
1975 "Chorus Line" opens at Shubert Theater New York City for 6137 performances
1975 Cleveland Browns' Don Cockroft kicks club record 5 field goals
1975 Hamlisch and Klebans musical "Chorus Line" premieres in New York City
1975 Shelley Hamlin wins LPGA Japan Golf Classic
1974 Detroit Red Wing Mickey Redmond scores 1st hat trick against Washington Caps
1974 Detroit Pistons beat Trailblazers in Portland (next win 6-1-90)
1973 Ringo releases "Photograph"
1972 "Mother Earth" opens at Belasco Theater New York City for 12 performances
1971 Last issue of "Look" magazine is published
1970 "Rothschilds" opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater New York City for 505 performances
1970 Amdahl Corp forms at Sunnyvale California
1970 John Frazier kills Ohta's declares WW 3 has begun
1969 J. Bock and S. Harnicks musical "Rothschilds," premieres in New York City
1969 Mary Mills wins LPGA Quality Chekd Golf Classic
1969 Oakland Darryle Lamonica passes for 6 touchdowns vs Buffalo (50-21)
1968 Golden Gate Bridge charges tolls only for southbound cars
1967 Igor Ter-Ovanesyan of U.S.S.R., sets then long jump record at 27' 4 3/4"
1967 Mariner 5 makes fly-by of Venus
1966 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1966 Yardbird 1st U.S. tour (New York City)
1963 Beatles record "I Want to Hold Your Hand"
1962 Stalin-monument removed in Prague
1962 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1960 France grants Mauritania independence
1960 KWCS (now KOOG) TV channel 30 in Ogden, UT (IND) begins broadcasting
1960 Martin Luther King, Jr. arrested in Atlanta sit-in
1960 U.S. imposes embargo on exports to Cuba
1959 Florence Henderson joins Today Show panel
1959 William Gibson's "Miracle Worker," premieres in New York City
1958 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1957 "Damn Yankees" closes at 46th St. Theater New York City after 1,022 performances
1957 Maurice "Rocket" Richard, Mont, became 1st NHLer to score 500 goals
1954 Egypt and Great Britain sign treaty; British troops departs
1954 KAKE TV channel 10 in Wichita, KS (ABC) begins broadcasting
1953 1st jet transcontinental nonstop scheduled service
1953 Singer Julius LaRosa is fired on TV by Arthur Godfrey
1952 Louise Suggs wins LPGA Betty Jameson Golf Tournament
1951 Babe Didrikson Zaharias wins LPGA Texas Women's Golf Open
1951 President Harry S Truman formally ends state of war with Germany
1950 Bird Building at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo is dedicated
1950 U.N. forces entered Pyongyang, capital of North Korea
1949 A's trade 2nd baseman Nellie Fox to White Sox for Joe Tipton
1949 Yankees trade Joe Gordon to Cleveland for Allie Reynolds
1948 "My Romance" opens at Shubert Theater New York City for 95 performances
1947 De Gaulles RPF wins French municipal elections
1944 British premier Winston Churchill flies back to London from Moscow
1944 Canadian troops liberate Aardensburg
1944 John Van Druten's "I Remember Mama," premieres in New York City
1944 Navy says black women can join WAVES
1944 U.S. forces land in Philippines
1943 Conference of foreign ministers in Moscow
1943 Theater Guild presentation of "Othello" opens at Shubert
1943 Yankee 2nd baseman Joe Gordon announces retirement (hates New York)
1941 1st woman jockey in North America, Anna Lee Wiley in Mexico
1939 Goering begins plunder through Nazi's occupied areas
1936 H. R. Ekins of "NY World-Telegram" beats 2 other reporters in a race around the world on commercial flights, by 18 days
1935 Mao Tse Tung's army reaches Shanxi
1933 Berlin Olympic Committee vote to introduce basketball in 1936
1932 Austria forbids demonstration by Nazi's and anti fascists
1932 British government signs trade agreement with Soviet Union
1932 Henry Ford gives his 1st radio speech
1932 Jimmie Foxx wins AL MVP and Chuck Klein wins NL MVP
1930 Jules Ladoumegue runs world record 1 km (2:23.6)
1926 John C Garand patents semi-automatic rifle
1926 Russian Politburo throws out Leo Trotsky and followers
1925 Italian army takes Somalia
1924 General Christian Worker's union demands 8 hour work day in Belgium
1923 Ban Johnson persuades AL owners to prohibit boxing in their parks
1923 Beierse government refuses to prohibit NSDAP newspaper Volkischer Beobachter
1919 1st Distinguished Service Medal awarded to a woman
1919 Reds beat White Sox, 5 games to 3 in 16th World Series. This series is known as black sox scandal as 8 White Sox throw series
1915 Russia/Italy declares war on Bulgaria
1914 U.S. Post Office 1st used an automobile to collect and deliver mail
1912 Tripoli (Libya) passes from Turkish to Italian control
1911 Royal Mint in London sends dies for $1 coin to Ottawa Branch
1907 1st printing of Dutch Tribune (Wijnkoop/Van Ravesteyn/Ceton)
1906 Georges Chemenceau succeeds Sarien premier of France
1901 Edward Elgar's "Pomp and Circumstance March," premieres in Liverpool
1901 Santos-Dumont proves airship maneuverable by circling Eiffel Tower
1900 Henry O. Tanner, painter, wins Medal of Honor at Paris Exposition
1900 South African President Paul Kruger departs for Europe
1888 Moshav Gederah is attacked by Arabs
1882 Pierre de Brazza meets Henry Morton Stanley
1879 Afghan's emir Mohammed Yakub forced to resign
1879 Thomas Edison demonstrates electric light
1874 Mary Walsh and Charles Colson are 1st couple to be married in a balloon
1872 World's largest gold nugget (215 kg) found in New South Wales
1870 1st (4) blacks elected to House of Reps
1870 British SS Cambria leaves for Noth sea coast, 196 killed
1864 Approx 25 Confederates make surprise attack on St. Albans, Vermont
1864 Battle of Cedar Creek, Virginia, Union beats back Confederate attackers
1864 U.S. Brigadier General Emory Upton (25) promoted to general-major
1863 Battle of Buckland Mills, VA
1859 Wilhelm Tempel discovers diffuse nebula around Pleid star Merope
1856 James Kelly and Jack Smith fight bareknuckle for 6h15m in Melbourne
1853 1st flour mill in Hawaii begins operations
1849 Elizabeth Blackwell becomes 1st woman in U.S. to receive medical degree
1845 Richard Wagners opera "Tannhauser," premieres in Dresden
1818 U.S. and Chicasaw Indians sign a treaty
1812 Napoleon begins his retreat from Moscow
1781 Cornwallis surrenders at Yorktown at 2 PM; Revolutionary War ends
1765 Stamp Act Congress met in New York, wrote declaration of rights and liberties
1739 England declares war on Spain
1722 French C. Hopffer patents fire extinguisher
1682 English Lord Shaftesbury flees to Holland
1655 Swedish King Karel X Gustaaf occupies Krakow
1634 Beach Island in North sea destroyed by a heavy storm flood
1630 In Boston the 1st general court is held
1576 Dutch provinces begin consultation about Spanish existence
1492 Columbus sites "Isabela" (Fortune Island, Bahamas)
1466 2nd Peace of Thorn
1453 2nd Battle at Castillon: France beats English, end of hundred year war
1298 Rindfleish-140 Jews of Heilbron Germany are murdered
1031 Abbot Humbertus van Echternach opens grave of Saint Willibrord
615 St. Deusdedit I begins his reign as Catholic Pope

Still cool and clear on the prairie

By: plapman, 12:06 PM GMT on October 18, 2010

Today will be sunny with cloudy periods with a west wind at 30 km/h (19 mph).The high will be near 12C(54F).
Tonight will see a few clouds as the northwest wind at 20 km/h (12 mph) becomes light early this evening. zthe overnight low will be -2C(28F).
Today will be sunny with the northwest wind becoming 20 km/h (12 mph) late this afternoon. The high will be 11C(52F).
Tonight will remain clear as the northwest wind at 20 km/h (12 mph) becomes light early this evening. An overnight low of -1C(30F is forecast.

Events ib history for Oct 18 from
1969 Federal government bans use of cyclamates artificial sweeteners
1968 Circus Circus opens in Las Vegas
1890 John Owen is 1st man to run 100 yd dash in under 10 seconds
1867 U.S. takes formal possession of Alaska from Russia
1648 1st U.S. labor organization forms, Boston Shoemakers

Cool but Sunny on the Prairie

By: plapman, 11:51 AM GMT on October 17, 2010

Todays events in history from
2006 United States population reaches 300 million people
1996 "Taking Sides," opens at Atkinson Theater New York City
1995 Keith Moore sentenced to 6 years for robbing Sting of $9,000,000
1994 Beth Daniel wins LPGA World Championships of Women's Golf
1994 Billy Joel performs opening concert at Cleveland's Gund Arena
1994 Kapil Dev's final one-day international (v West Indies)
1993 Dottie Mochrie wins LPGA World Championship of Women's Golf
1992 1st World Series with non-U.S. team, Toronto loses 3-1 to Braves
1991 Angel Cordero is 3rd jockey to win 7,000 horse races
1991 Atlanta Braves beat Pittsburgh Pirates for NL pennant in 7 games
1991 News anchor Bree Walker Lampley files an FCC complaint that LA radio KFI-AM personally attacked her by discuss her having a disformed baby
1991 Pitts Penguin Paul Coffey sets NHL defenseman scoring record with 1,053 career points (309 goals and 744 assists)
1990 "Jackie Mason - Brand New" opens at Neil Simon New York City for 216 performances
1990 "Les Miserables," opens at Imperial Theatre, New York and His Majesty's Theatre, Perth
1989 Earthquake in San Francisco (6.9) cancels 3rd game of World Series, kills 67
1988 31 reported dead as Ugandan jetliner crashes in fog near Rome
1988 Dallas Green replaces Lou Pinella as manager of New York Yankees
1988 Lyndon LaRouche pleads innocent to fraud, conspiracy indictment
1988 Phillip Morris announces $11 Billion tender offer for Kraft
1988 Rockin Robin beats "Sensational" Sherri Martel for WWF woman's title
1988 Traveling Wilbury's 1st release "Handle With Care"
1987 "Late Nite Comic" closes at Ritz Theater New York City after 4 performances
1987 1st indoor World Series game (Minnesota Metrodome)
1987 1st lady Nancy Reagan undergoes a modified radical mastectomy
1986 U.S. Senate approved immigration bill prohibiting hiring of illegal aliens and offered amnesty to illegals who entered prior to 1982
1986 Yitzak Rabin forms Israeli government
1985 French author Claude Simon won the Nobel Prize in literature
1985 Lou Piniella named New York Yankee manager
1984 Nobel prize for chemistry awarded to Bruce Merrifield
1983 Nobel prize for economy awarded to Gerard Debreu
1983 STS-9 vehicle moves to Vandenberg AFB due to SRB nozzle problem
1982 1st live orchestra on commerical network since 1954 (National Symphony)
1982 Emmy News and Documentaries Award presentation
1982 Robin Yount is 1st to have 2 4-hit games in a World Series
1982 Sam Shepard's "True West" premieres in New York City
1982 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya U.S.S.R.
1980 1st-class debut of Mike Whitney, NSW vs. Qld (2-52 and 1-39)
1979 "Beatlemania" closes at Winter Garden Theater New York City after 920 performances
1979 D Bautista of Mexico completes 20,000 m walk in record 1:20:06.8
1979 Mother Teresa of India, awarded Nobel Peace Prize
1979 Pittsburgh Pirates beat Baltimore Orioles, 4 games to 3 in 76th World Series
1979 President Carter signs legislation creating Department of Education
1978 New York Islanders start a streak of 23 undefeated games at home (15-0-8)
1978 New York Yankees beat Dodgers, 4 games to 2 in 75th World Series
1978 President Carter signs bill restoring Jefferson Davis citizenship
1978 U.S.S.R. performs underground nuclear test
1978 Yankees win 22nd World Championship capping their great comeback year
1977 Canada begins regular live TV coverage of Parliament
1977 West German commandos storm hijacked Lufthansa in Mogadishu, Somalia freeing all 86 hostages and killing 3 of 4 hijackers
1976 China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor PRC
1976 Coldest World Series game Yankees vs Cincinnati, 39 degrees F (until 1997)
1975 1st Space Shuttle main engine test at National Space Tech Labs, Miss
1975 Bee Gees Maurice Gibb weds Yvonne Spencely
1975 U.N. passes resolution saying "Zionism is a form of racism"
1974 "Don't Bother Me, I Can't Cope" closes at Playhouse New York City after 1065 per
1974 NBA New Orleans Jazz begin a 28 game road losing streak
1974 Washington Capitals 1st NHL home victory, beating Chicago 4-3
1974 Oakland A's beat Los Angeles Dodgers, 4 games to 1 in 71st World Series makes A's only team other than Yankees to win 3 straight series
1973 5-mo oil embargo by Arab states against U.S. and Netherlands begins
1973 Arabs decrease oil production
1972 1st time Islanders shut-out-5-0 vs Penguins
1972 Bob Randall's "6 Rooms Riv Vu," premieres in New York City
1972 Chuck Berry's "My Ding-a-ling," is #1
1971 Cleveland Metroparks' Rocky River Nature Center opens
1971 Judy Rankin wins LPGA Quality-First Golf Classic
1971 Pittsburgh Pirates beat Baltimore Orioles, 4 games to 3 in 68th World Series
1970 Anwar Sadat sworn in as president of Egypt
1969 New York Nets move from Comack to Island Garden, Hempstead NY
1969 Plastic Ono Band's "Cold Turkey" is released in UK
1969 Soyuz 7 returns to Earth
1967 "Hair" premieres on Broadway
1967 Barbra Streisand stars on "Belle of 14th Street" special on CBS
1967 Memorial service for Brian Epstein at New London Synagogue
1967 Pete Knight in X-15 reaches 85 km
1967 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1965 Largest newspaper-Sunday New York Times at 946 pages (50 cents )
1965 "On A Clear Day You Can See Forever" opens in New York City for 280 performances
1965 WBMG TV channel 42 in Birmingham, AL (CBS) begins broadcasting
1964 Yankees fire Manager Yogi Berra
1963 "Jennie" opens at Majestic Theater New York City for 82 performances
1962 Yankees beat Giants for 20th world championship
1961 22nd congress of CPSU opens in Moscow
1961 Battle of Paris - police kill 210 Algerians
1961 NASA civilian pilot Joseph A Walker takes X-15 to 33,100 m
1961 NY Museum of Modern Art hangs Henri Matisse's "Le Bateau" upside-down It wasn't corrected until December 3rd
1960 "Tenderloin" opens at 46th St. Theater New York City for 216 performances
1960 U.S. and Britain sign accord for nuclear sub bases
1959 "Billy Barnes Revue" closes at John Golden Theater New York City after 87 performances
1959 Queen Elizabeth is fined $140 for withdrawing her race horse
1959 Stinchcomb Memorial in Cleveland Metroparks' dedicated
1957 "Copper and Brass" opens at Martin Beck Theater New York City for 36 performances
1957 Britain's Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip visits White House
1957 Dike Marken-Dutch mainland closed
1957 French author Albert Camus awarded Nobel Prize in Literature
1957 II Tsjoendrigar becomes premier of Pakistan
1956 England's 1st large scale nuclear power station opens
1956 Pakistan defeat Australia by nine wickets at 1st attempt
1955 Lee Merriwether joins Today Show panel
1954 Philadelphia Eagle Adrian Burk passes for 7 touchdowns vs. Washington (49-21)
1951 Egyptian army fires on British troops
1943 Liberators sink U-540 and U-631
1941 1st U.S. destroyer (Kearney) torpedoed in WW II, off Iceland
1940 German occupiers issue identity cards
1935 Pacific Assoc of AAU votes not to participate in Berlin Olympics
1934 "The Aldrich Family" premieres on radio
1933 Albert Einstein arrives in U.S., a refugee from Nazi Germany
1927 Ban Johnson, in failing health, retires as AL president
1923 Catholic University of Nijmegen Netherlands opens
1922 Scottish worker begins hunger march from Glasgow on London
1921 Belgium's public library law goes into force
1920 Chicago Bears (as Decatur Staleys) play 1st NFL game, win 7-0
1919 Radio Corporation of America (RCA) created
1918 De Kooy airport in Netherlands opens
1918 Yugoslavia proclaims itself a republic
1917 1st British bombing of Germany
1916 Dutch women demonstrate for female suffrage
1912 Bulgaria, Greece and Serbia declares war on Turkey
1904 Bank of Italy (Bank of America) opens its doors
1899 Sutro railroad sold to Robert F Morrow for $215,000
1896 Anton Tsjechovs "Chayka," premieres in St. Petersburg
1894 Ohio national guard kills 3 lynchers while rescuing a black man
1885 Baseball sets all players salaries at $1,000-$2,000 for 1885 season
1877 Henry Morton Stanley reaches Boma during trip cross Africa
1876 Henry Morton Stanley's reaches Lualaba River
1871 Great Britain annexes Griqualand South Africa
1871 President Grant suspends writ of habeas corpus
1868 Constitution of Grand Duchy of Luxembourg comes into effect
1862 Battle of Leetown and Thoroughfare Gap, VA
1860 1st British Golf Open: Willie Park shoots a 164 at Prestwick Club
1860 1st pro golf tournament held (Scotland) (Willie Park wins)
1855 Bessemer steelmaking process patented
1850 Knickerbocker Engine Co Number 5 organized
1831 Felix Mendelssohn's 1st Piano concert in G, premieres
1829 Delaware River and Chesapeake Bay Canal formally opens
1829 German 1st assassination on abandoned teenager Kaspar Hauser
1825 1st French Liszts operette Don Sanche premieres in Paris
1815 Napoleon arrives in St. Helena
1808 Political rights of Jews suspended in Duchy of Warsaw
1800 Dutch colony Curacao transfered to England
1797 Peace of Campo Formio: Austrian Dutch possessions and France
1787 Boston blacks, petition legislature for equal school facilities
1781 Cornwallis defeated at Yorktown
1777 British General John Burgoyne surrenders at Saratoga NY
1740 Ivan VI becomes Czar of Russia
1720 Pierre de Marivaux' "Arlequin Poli Par l'Amour," premieres in Paris
1707 German composer Johann S Bach marries his niece Maria Bach
1691 New royal charter for Massachusetts, now including Maine, Plymouth
1651 Future King Charles II flees from England
1556 Ex-emperor Karel departs Netherland for Spain
1492 Columbus sights isle of San Salvador (Watling Island, Bahamas)
1483 Tomas de Torquemada appointed inquisitor-general of Spain
1469 Crown prince Fernando of Aragon marries princess Isabella of Castilie
1415 Jewish autonomy in Palestine ends, as Raban Gamliel leaves office
1404 Cosma de' Migliorati elected Pope Innocentius VII
1387 Swells convent Windesheim initiated
733 Battle at Poitiers: Charles Martel beats Abd al-Rachmans Omajjaden
532 Boniface II ends his reign as Catholic Pope

A Killing Frost Tonight

By: plapman, 1:08 PM GMT on October 16, 2010

Today will be sunny with cloudy periods.The wind will be westerly at 30 km/h (19 mph) gusting to 50 km/h (31 mph). The high today will only be 12C(54F).
Tonight will remain clear with a northwest wind at 30 km/h (19 mph) becoming light early this evening. The low will be -2C(28F).

The trip to Winnipeg went well yesterday. When the trchnician hooked me up to the wires for the EEG he said I could go to sleep. I woke myself with a snore 3 times.
I was in bed at 8pm last night and slept till 7 this morning catching up on the needed sleep.

No Sleep, no coffee but sunshine on the prairie.

By: plapman, 7:45 AM GMT on October 15, 2010

Today will be sunny with a south wind at40 km/h (25 mph) gusting to 60 km/h (37 mph) in the morning. A high of 17C(63F) is expected.
It'as gouiing to be a long day today. I'm up at 2 am and can't even have a coddee till after the eeg. I'll fill a thermos of coffee and have one as soon as we leabe the clinic. The Queen, who loves her sleep, is not happy. ;)

A Cool Day on the Prairie

By: plapman, 2:15 PM GMT on October 14, 2010

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Today will start sunny then becoming a mix of sun and cloud near noon. The wind will be northerly st 30 km/h (19 mph) becoming light late this afternoon. The high will be 15C(59F).
Tonight will bring clearing late this evening and an overnight loe of 1C(34F).
I managed to sleep till 7:15 this morninmg. It sure is a change from the 5am I've s;ept till lately. TONGHT WILL BE A SHORT SLEEP. I have to go into the city for a sllep deprived eeg tomorrow. I'm allowed to sleep rom 10pm to 2 am and have the eeg at 9 am. The doctror has asked the Queen to stay up with me to make sure I don't go back to sleep.

Still Enjoying Sunshine on the Prairie

By: plapman, 12:28 PM GMT on October 13, 2010

Today will be sunny with a high of 17C(63F).

Tonight will remain clear as the low drops to Low 7C(45F).

i made a trip back to the office yesterday for coffee. Not much has changed there. The guys still talk shop at coffee. It's funny that didn't didn't interest me anymore.

The Queen came home from work last night and started watching the miners being rescued. What a long wait it must be for the last man on the list.

Todays events in history from
2006 Ban Ki-moon is elected to be U.N. Secretary-General
1997 Andy Green's Jet-powered car reaches record 749.69 MPH
1996 "Big," closes at Shubert Theater New York City after 193 performances
1996 Annika Sorenstam wins Betsy King LPGA Golf Classic
1996 New York Jet Nick Lowrey breaks Jan Stenerud NFL field goal record at 374
1996 Yankees (3) and Orioles (3) combine to tie play off record of 6 home runs
1995 Joseph Rotblat awarded Nobel Peace Prize
1994 Earliest start of Sheffield Shield season (Queensland vs. Tasmania)
1994 Nobel prize for literature awarded to Kenzaburo Oe
1993 Greek government of Papandreou forms
1993 Mighty Ducks win their 1st NHL game
1993 Nobel prize for chemistry awarded to Kary Mullis and Michael Smith
1993 Nobel prize for physics awarded to Russel Hulse and Joseph Taylor
1993 Phillies beat Atlanta in NLCS
1991 Actress Katey Segal suffers a miscarriage
1991 Blue Jay Cito Gaston is 1st manager ejected in a playoff game
1991 Minnesota Twins win AL pennant beating Toronto in 5 games
1990 1st Russian Orthodox service in 70 years held in St. Basil's Cathedral
1990 Target Center in Minneapolis opens
1989 Bob Quinn resigns as New York Yankee Vice President/General Manager and replaced by Harding Peterson
1989 Dow Jones down 190.58 points
1988 Concert at Masada ends Israel's 40th-anniversary fest
1988 Nobel prize for literature awarded to Naguib Mahfouz
1988 Shroud of Turin, revered by many Christians as Christ's burial cloth, is shown by carbon-dating tests to be a fake from the Middle Ages
1988 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1987 1st military use of trained dolphins by the U.S. Navy
1987 Costa Rican President Oscar Arias wins Nobel Peace Prize
1987 West Indies score 4-360 in 50 overs in Cricket World Cup vs. Sri Lanka
1986 20th Country Music Association Award:
1986 25th NY, NL appearance in World Series (Mets vs A's)
1986 IOC announces baseball will become a medal sport in 1992
1985 "Sunday in the Park with George" closes at Booth New York City after 604 performances
1985 Belgium premier Martens CVP wins parliamentary election
1985 During NLCS, Cards rookie Vince Coleman is injured stretching before game as his left leg is caught in Busch Stadium's automated tarpaulin
1984 Blackhawk Bill Gardner scores on 10th penalty shot against Islanders
1984 John Henry becomes 1st thoroughbred to win $6 million
1984 STS-41-G mission; lands at Kennedy Space Center
1982 IOC restores 2 gold medals from 1912 Olympics to Jim Thorpe
1982 New Jersey Devils 1st short handed goal-Don Lever
1981 Vice President Hosni Mubarak elected president of Egypt
1980 14th Country Music Association Award
1980 Unprovoked slayings of 6 blacks in Buffalo, New York
1978 James Earl Ray, assassin of Martin Luther King weds Anna Sandhu
1978 President Carter answers caller questions on National Public Radio
1978 Swaziland's new constitution promulgated bans political parties
1978 Tiros N, U.S.'s 1st 3rd generation weather satellite, is launched
1978 Graig Nettles at 3rd makes many spectactular plays in WS game 3 as Guidry beats Dodgers, after trailing 2 games to 0 Yankees win next 4
1975 9th Country Music Association Award: John Denver wins
1975 Rock vocal Neil Young undergoes throat surgery
1973 Jordan enters Yom Kippur war
1973 Teri Garr appears on Bob Newhart Show in "Emily in for Carol"
1972 "Hurry, Harry" closes at Ritz Theater New York City after 2 performances
1972 Aeroflot Il-62 crashes in large pond outside Moscow, 176 die
1972 Commish Bowie Kuhn allows Bert Campaneris to play in World Series
1972 Uruguay to Chile plane crashes in Andes Mountain, (12 of 23 rescue)
1971 1st World Series night game (Pittsburgh 4-Baltimore 3)
1971 WTZH TV channel 24 in Meridian, MS (CBS) suspends broadcasting
1970 Angela Davis arrested in New York City
1970 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Sary Shagan U.S.S.R.
1969 1st time 7 people in space
1969 Billy Martin (97-65) is fired as manager of AL West-winning Twins
1969 Soyuz 8 is launched
1968 Tinker Creek Gorge of Cleveland Metroparks is dedicated
1967 CBS radio cancels "House Party"
1966 173 U.S. airplanes bomb North-Vietnam
1966 Vice Admiral Rufus L Taylor, USN, becomes deputy director of CIA
1964 At Plesman airport, Curaeao, 125.5 mm rainfalls (record)
1964 Voskhod 1 crew returns
1963 "Beatlemania" is coined after Beatles appear at Palladium
1963 15th Ryder Cup: U.S. beats 23-9 at East Lake CC Ga
1963 9th LPGA Championship won by Mickey Wright
1962 "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" opens on Broadway, with Uta Hagen
1960 3rd presidential debate with Nixon in Hollywood and Kennedy in NY
1960 Opponents of Fidel Castro executed in Cuba
1960 Pirate's Mazeroski's bottom of 9th lead off home run beats New York Yankees 10-9 in game 7 of 57th World Series
1957 German Dem Rep recalls East Mark and issues new currency
1956 WAGM TV channel 8 in Presque Isle, ME (CBS/NBC/ABC) begins
1955 1st edition of L'express publishes in Paris
1954 RP Smith/M Shulman's "Tender Trap," premieres in New York City
1953 Burglar alarm-ultrasonic or radio waves-patented-Samuel Bagno
1949 "Touch and Go" opens at Broadhurst Theater New York City for 176 performances
1947 "Kukla, Fran and Ollie" premieres
1947 1st NHL All-Star Game: All-Stars beat Toronto 4-3 at Toronto
1944 Riga Latvia freed
1944 U.S. 1st army begins battle of Aachen
1943 Italy declares war on former Axis partner Germany
1937 A recorded trace of snow in Central Park New York City
1936 Explosion caused by leaking gas rips out section 12 of Cleveland Stadium
1933 JDJ Boularan's "Tovarich," premieres in Paris
1933 Soccer team STEVO forms in Geesteren
1931 Musical "Everybody's Welcome" with T/J Dorsey premieres in New York City
1931 Noel Cowards "Cavalcade," premieres in London
1930 New German Reichstag opens with 107 NSDAP'ers in uniform
1924 Wahhabietes under Ibn Saudi take Mecca
1923 Angora (Ankara) becomes Turkey's capital
1921 New York Giants beat New York Yankees, 5 games to 3 in 18th World Series
1920 World Series celebration in Wade Park brings out 50,000+ Clevelanders
1919 Race riot at Elaine Arkansas
1917 Soviet accept establishment of Petrograd Military
1915 Boston Red Sox beat Philadelphia Phillies, 4 games to 1 in 12th World Series
1914 Belgian regime forms at St. Adresse at Le Havre
1914 Boston Braves sweep Philadelphia A's, 1st sweep in World Series history
1914 Garrett Morgan invents and patents gas mask
1914 Pro-German Boers begin opposition of British authority in South Africa
1913 Explosion and fire in Universal Coal Mine, South Wales
1903 Victor Herbert's "Babes in Toyland," premieres in New York City
1902 Arna W. Bontemps noted poet and librarian of Fisk University
1899 7000 lay-offs black mine workers of South Africa reach Natal
1893 Vigilant (U.S.) beats Valkyrie II (England) in 9th America's Cup
1884 Greenwich established as universal time meridian of longitude
1881 Revival of Hebrew language as Eliezer Ben-Yehuda and friends agree to use Hebrew exclusively in their conversations
1870 Gustav Mahler (10) gives his 1st public piano concert
1864 Battle at Darbytown Road Virginia (337 casualties)
1864 Battle of Dalton, Georgia - surrendered
1864 Battle of Harpers Ferry, WV (Mosby's Raid)
1864 Maryland voters adopt new constitution, including abolition of slavery
1863 Skirmish at Blountsville, Tennessee (50 casualties)
1862 Bismarck's "Blood and Iron" speech
1860 1st aerial photo taken in U.S. (from a balloon), Boston
1845 Texas ratifies a state constitution
1843 B'nai B'rith founded (NY)
1812 Battle of Queenstown Heights, British beats U.S. attempt to invade Canada
1792 1st Old Farmer's Almanac is published
1792 Washington lays cornerstone of Executive Mansion (White House)
1775 Continental Congress orders construction of a naval fleet
1760 Russian/Austrian army evacuates Berlin
1724 Jonathan Swift publishes last of Drapier's letters
1716 Hungarian Emperor Karel VI's troops occupy Temesvar
1710 English troops occupy Acadia (Nova Scotia)
1702 Dutch/English troops occupy Luik
1660 Denmark king Frederik III makes coup
1659 General-major John Lambert drives out English Rump-govt
1652 Prince of Conde flees Paris
1629 Dutch West Indies Co grants religious freedom in West Indies
1534 Alessandro Farnese elected as Pope Paul III
1501 Maximilian of Austria and Louis XII sign Treaty of Trente
1492 English Admiral Poynings fleet occupies Lock
1483 Rabbi Issac Abarbanel starts his exegesis on Bible
1307 French king Philip IV convicts templars because of heresy
1213 Battle at Steppes-Bishop Pierrepont and Louis II beat Henry I of Brabant

Full of turkey on the prairie

By: plapman, 11:29 AM GMT on October 12, 2010

Today will be cloudy with a 30% chance of showers this morning. The wind will be northwest at 30 km/h (19 mph) gusting to 50 km/h (31 mph). The high for today is expected to be 16C(61F).
Tonight will see clearing early this evening as the northwest wind at 20 km/h (12 mph) becomes light early this evening.A low of 5C(41F) is expected.
The Queen prepared a great meal yesterday. Webhad turkey, baby roasted potatoes, corn and perogies. The family company was good and they even did the dishes before leaving giving the Queen a much deserved break.

Today's events in history from

2004 WNBA Championships, Seattle Storm beat Connecticut Sun 2 games to 1
2002 Nearly 200 tourists murdered by Islamist terrorist bombs in Bali
2000 USS Cole bombed in the port of Aden, Yemen, killing 17 sailors
1997 David Duval wins Michelob Championship at Kingsmill Golf Club
1997 Juli Inkster wins LPGA Samsung World Championship
1997 Transamerica Senior Golf
1995 "Patti LuPone on Broadway" opens at Walter Kerr New York City for 46 performances
1994 Contact with Venus orbitter Magellan broken
1994 Iranian Fokker's F28 explode between Isfahan and Teheran: 66 killed
1993 "Mixed Emotions" opens at John Golden Theater New York City for 48 performances
1992 5.8 earthquake at Cairo (at least 510 die)
1992 Arecibo radio telescope begins Microwave search for occupied planets
1992 Brett "Hitman" Hart beats Ric Flair for WWF Heavyweight title
1992 Expo '92 closes in Seville Spain
1992 Howard Stern radio show premieres in Albany, New York on WQBK 103.5 and 103.9 FM
1992 Microwave Observing Project begins (seeking alien life)
1992 Washington Redskin Art Monk sets NFL record with 820th reception
1991 Mike Lerch of Princeton ties NCAA record with 370 receiving yards
1991 Statler Brothers Show premieres on TNN
1991 Steven Spielberg weds Kate Capshaw
1991 Wrestler Rip Oliver forced to retire after being injured by Crush
1991 Doug Flutie of BC Lions sets CFL passing record of 582 yards despite losing to Edmonton 45-38 in overtime
1990 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1989 Herschel Walker is traded from Cowboys to Vikings for 12 players
1989 Musical "Buddy" with Paul Hipp premieres in London
1988 George Bush and Michael Dukakis meet in 2nd debate
1988 Israel and China sign trade deal, plan diplomatic relations
1987 21st Country Music Association Award: Hank William, Jr. wins
1987 George Harrison releases "Got My Mind Set On You"
1987 Minnesota Twins beat Detroit Tigers for AL pennant
1987 Oscar Arias (Costa Rican president) wins Nobel Peace Prize
1986 California Angels within 1 pitch of pennant victory lose to Red Sox
1985 Challenger moves to Vandenberg AFB for mating of STS-61A mission
1985 International Physicians for Prevention of Nuclear War receives Nobel Prize
1985 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1984 IRA bombs hotel where Margaret Thatcher is staying, 5 die
1982 38.6 cm (15.2") of rainfall, Angoon Alaska (state record)
1982 Milwaukee Brewer Paul Molitor getrs world sereis record 5 hits
1981 "Marlowe" opens at Rialto Theater New York City for 48 performances
1981 15th Country Music Association Award:
1980 "Your Arm's Too Short to Box" closes at Ambassador New York City after 149 performances
1980 7 stabbed at Blood, Sweat and Tears concert in LA
1980 Amy Alcott wins LPGA Inamori Golf Classic
1979 Pressure in nucleus of tropical cyclone at Guam hits record 870 hpa
1978 Representatives of Israel and Egypt open talks in Washington
1978 Sid Vicious charged in murder of girlfriend Nancyh Spungen
1977 "Throwaway Game" Catfish Hunter loses WS 6-1 resting Yank pitchers
1977 4th test of space shuttle Enterprise
1977 Psychic Romark attempts to drive blindfolded, smashed into cop van
1976 4th Space Shuttle Enterprise, approach and land test (ALT) flight
1976 Hua Guo-feng succeeds Mao Tse-tung as chairman of Communist Party
1975 Archbishop Oliver Plunkett became 1st Irish-born saint in 7 centuries
1975 Jacqueline Hansen runs women's world record marathon (2:38:19)
1975 NASA launches space vehicle S-195
1974 1st time Washington Caps are shutout as they are beat 6-0 by Minnesota
1973 Israeli counter offensive in southern Syria
1973 Juan Peron elected president of Argentina
1973 Nixon nominates Gerald Ford to replace Spiro Agnew as Vice President
1972 "Hurry, Harry" opens at Ritz Theater New York City for 2 performances
1972 46 sailors injured in race riot on aircraft carrier Kitty Hawk
1972 Billy Harris failed in 1st Islander penalty shot
1972 Mariner 9 takes pictures of Martian north pole
1971 "Jesus Christ Superstar" opens at Mark Hellinger New York City for 711 performances
1970 Rock Memorabilia Auction at Filmore East
1969 1st time 5 people in space
1969 KDB-AM in Santa Barbara, California changes call letters to KAPN
1969 KHOF (now KAGL) TV ch 30 in San Bernardino/Glenda, California (IND) begins
1969 Soyuz 7 is launched
1969 Yoko Ono suffers another miscarriage
1968 "Noel Coward's Sweet Potato" closes at Barrymore New York City after 17 performances
1968 19th Olympic games open at Mexico City, Mexico
1968 Equatorial Guinea (Spanish Guinea) declares independence from Spain
1968 Norma Enriqueta Basilio Satelo is 1st woman to light Olympic flame
1967 St. Louis Cardinals beat Boston Red Sox, 4 games to 3 in 64th World Series as Lou Brock steals a record 7 bases in 1 World Series
1966 Jimi Henrix Experience fors with Noel Redding and Mitch Mitchell
1964 1st time 3 people in space
1964 KCSM TV channel 60 in San Mateo-SF, California (PBS) begins
1964 Launch of Voskhod 1, 1st 3 man crew (Komarov, Feokistov, Yegorov)
1964 Voskhod 1 launched: 1st flight with 3 cosmonauts
1964 WSBK TV channel 38 in Boston, MA (IND/ABC/CBS/NBC) begin
1964 WUCM TV channel 19 in University Center, MI (PBS) begins broadcasting
1963 "Student Gypsy" closes at 84th St. Theater New York City after 16 performances
1963 Archaeological digs begin at Masada, Israel
1963 At 4 AM, traffic on Bay Bridge is 1-way on each deck
1962 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1962 US/U.S.S.R. sign joint space effort in telecommunications and meteorology
1961 "Let It Ride" opens at Eugene O'Neill Theater New York City for 68 performances
1961 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1960 John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon's 3rd presidential debate
1960 Nikita Khrushchev pounds his shoe at United Nations General Assembly
1958 CVP wins municipal elections in Belgium
1958 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya U.S.S.R.
1958 WJRT TV channel 12 in Flint, MI (ABC) begins broadcasting
1957 "Mask and Gown" closes at John Golden Theater New York City after 39 performances
1957 "Simply Heavenly" closes at Playhouse Theater New York City after 62 performances
1957 1st coml flight between California and Antartica
1957 Canadian Prime Minister Lester Bowles Pearson wins Nobel Peace Prize
1956 Marga Klompe becomes 1st Dutch women elected minister
1955 Hurricane Connie, kills 43 in NC, SC, Virginia and Maryland
1955 Hurricane Hazel, kills 68 in Haiti
1953 U.S. and Greece signs peace treaty (U.S. bases)
1952 Hanif Mohammad scores twin 100s vs. N Zone (Ind) his 1st fc cricket tons
1952 KBTV (now KUSA) TV channel 9 in Denver, CO (ABC) begins broadcasting
1950 "Call Me Madam" opens at Imperial Theater New York City for 644 performances
1949 Eugenie Anderson becomes 1st woman ambassador nominated in US
1948 Casey Stengel takes over as Yankee manager
1944 German army retreats from Athens
1943 U.S. bombs Rabaul, New Britain
1942 Successful Russian counter attack through 37th Guard division
1942 U.S. Navy defeats Japanese in WW II Battle of Cape Esperance
1941 Russian government moves from Moscow to Volga as Nazis close in on Moscow
1940 Hitler begins operation-Seelowe (invasion of England)
1935 Cole Porters musical "Jubilee," premieres in New York City
1933 Alcatraz becomes a federal prison (unofficially)
1933 John Dillinger escapes from Allen County, OH, jail
1931 1st International Conference on Calendar Reform
1929 Cubs blow 8-0 World Series lead, A's score 10 in 1 inning
1927 Hermann Gorner of Germany raises 24 men weighing 4,123 lbs on a plank with soles of his feet
1925 Albert Michelsen runs world record marathon (2:19:01.8)
1925 German-Russian trade agreement signed
1924 Sokolnicheskaya Radio begins broadcasting from Moscow
1923 New York Giant's Casey Stengel home run beats Yankees 1-0 in World Series
1920 Cleveland Indians beat Brooklyn Dodgers, 5 games to 2 in 17th World Series
1920 Construction begins on Holland Tunnel connecting New Jersey and New York City
1920 Man O'War's last race and win
1920 Soccer team Quick '20 forms
1918 1st use of iron lung (Boston's Children Hospital)
1918 Cloquet Minnesota and 25 other communities destroyed by forest fire, 559 die
1918 Forest fire in Minnesota and Northern Wisconsin kills about 800
1916 Boston Red Sox beat Brooklyn Dodgers, 4 games to 1 in 13th World Series
1915 Ford Motor Company manufactures its 1 millionth Model T automobile
1915 Theodore Roosevelt criticizes U.S. citzens who identify themselves, with dual nationalities
1914 1st battle at Ypres, begins
1913 John McGraw, after drinking, blames Wilbert Robinson's coaching mistakes for World Series lose, Robertson blames McGraw and is fired
1907 Cubs beat Tigers 4 games to 0 with 1 tie in 4th World Series
1903 Lyric Theater opens at 213 W 42nd St. New York City
1901 Theodore Roosevelt renames "Executive Mansion," "The White House"
1899 South Africa Boer Republic declares war on England
1892 Pledge of Allegiance 1st recited in public schools
1891 Astronomical Society of France is inaugurated
1886 Hurricane and sea surge kills 250 at Indianola, Texas
1886 Start of Sherlock Holmes "Adventure of 2nd Stain"
1881 Henry M. Stanley signs contract with Congo monarch
1879 British troops occupy Kabul Afghanistan
1872 Montreal Foot Ball Club 1st game playing Quebec City to 0-0 tie
1871 President Grant condemns Ku Klux Klan
1862 JEB Stuart completes his "2nd ride around McClellan"
1862 Major General Earl Van Dorn assumes command of Confederate troops in Missisippi
1862 Skirmish at Monocacy, Maryland
1861 Confederate ironclad Manassas attack Union's Richmond on Mississippi
1860 British and French troops capture Beijing
1854 Lincoln University founded as Ashmun Institute
1853 John Morrissey wins boxing title, when Yankee Sullivan leaves ring after 36th round to slug Morrissey's fans
1850 1st women's medical school (Women's Medical College of Penns), opens
1836 18" of snow falls in Bridgewater, New York
1833 Charles Darwin begins return trip to Buenos Aires
1823 Charles Macintosh of Scotland begins selling raincoats (Macs)
1822 2nd eruption of Galunggung (Java) destroys summit of mountain
1815 Ex-king Joachim Murat van Naples sentenced to death
1798 Flemish uprising against French occupied Boerenkrijg
1798 Friedrich von Schillers "Wallensteins Lager," premieres in Weimar
1792 Columbus Day is 1st celebrated
1776 British Brigade begins guarding Throgg Necks Road in Bronx
1775 U.S. Navy forms
1730 Christian VI succeeds Frederik IV as king of Denmark
1729 Willem KH Friso installed as viceroy of Gelderland
1711 Karel VI Habsburg crowned Roman Catholic emperor
1702 Battle of Bay of Vigo: Dutch and English fleet destroy and occupy Spanish silver fleet and French squadron
1692 Massachusetts Bay discontinues witch trials
1659 English Rump-government fires John Lambert and other generals
1654 Kruittoren van Delft, explodes, 50-100 killed
1609 Children's rhyme "Three Blind Mice," published in London
1576 Rudolf II succeeds Maximilian II as arch duke of Austria
1549 John Dudley earl of Warwick becomes English premier
1518 Pontifical ambassador interrogates Martin Luther
1509 Emperor Maximilian leaves Italy
1504 Queen Isabella I of Spain signs her testament
1492 Columbus arrives in Bahamas
1492 Flemish rebel leader Philip van Kleef surrenders
1459 Battle at Ludfor: Richard of York defeated
1366 King Frederick III of Siciliy forbids decorations on synagogues
1285 180 Jews refuse baptism in Munich Germany, they are set on fire
1165 Rambam reaches Jerusalem
642 John IV ends his reign as Catholic Pope
638 Honorius I ends his reign as Catholic Pope; Pope Severinus

Sunshine for Canadian Thanksgiving

By: plapman, 11:11 AM GMT on October 11, 2010

Today will be sunny with a high of 24C(75F).
Tonight will see increasing cloudiness with a 60% chance of showers late this evening and overnight. The wind bcoming northwest at 20 km/h (12 mph) after midnight. The overnight low will be 8C(46F).

I dropped in at the local hardware store and picked up a case of duct tape. We should be ready for the energy filled grand children and great grandchildren thst are expected today. It will be a noisy house for sure

Another Warm day on the Prairie

By: plapman, 3:13 PM GMT on October 10, 2010

Today will brimg a mix of sun and cloud and a30% chance of showers early this morning. There will be clearing this morning.A high og 24C(75F) is expected.
Tonight will see a few clouds and a loe of 7C(45F).
Click for Portage Southport, Manitoba Forecast
The Queen is home today and tomorrow. The turkey is in the fridge ready to be cooked tomorrow. The daughter and grandaughter are expected to be here to share it. It should be a good day
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Indian Summer Continues on the Prairie

By: plapman, 1:00 PM GMT on October 09, 2010

Today will be sunny with a high of 25C(77F).
Tonight will remain clear. withan overnight low of 8C(46F).

Today's ebents in history from
2008 Iceland takes control of 3 banks due to the global financial crisis
2006 North Korea conducts first atomic weapons test
1997 ABL players allowed to own stock in the league
1997 Hurricane kills 123 in Acapulco Mexico
1997 NC's Dean Smith winningest college basetball coach retires
1997 New York Rangers are 1st NHL team to open with 4 straight ties
1997 Nobel prize for literature awarded to Dario Fo
1996 Howard Stern's book "Miss America" released in paperback
1994 Darmstadt creates element 110
1992 Great meteorite seen from Kentucky to New York
1991 "On Borrowed Time" opens at Circle in Sq Theater New York City for 99 performances
1991 Bush declares "total confidence" in nominee Clarence Thomas
1991 San Jose Sharks beat Calgary for their 1st NHL win, 4-3
1990 David Hackett Souter, sworn in as Supreme Court Justice
1990 Radio stations around world play "Imagine" honoring John Lennon
1990 Saddam threatens to hit Israel with a new missile
1989 23rd Country Music Association Award: George Strait, Kathy Mattea wins
1989 27th Tennis Fed Cup: USA beats Spain in Tokyo Japan (3-0)
1989 1st NFL game coached by a black man (Art Shell), his Los Angeles Raiders beat New York Jets 14-7 on Monday Night Football
1988 17% vote extremely-right Flemish Block in Belgium
1988 Dennis Eckersley, 1st to save all 4 games in a championship series
1987 Japanese bank buys "Lady McGill" stamp for $1,100,000
1986 "Phantom of the Opera" premeires in London
1986 Gilbert Perreault, Buffalo, became 12th NHLer to score 500 goals
1986 Senate convicted U.S. District Judge Harry E Claiborne making him 5th federal official to be removed from office through impeachment
1985 "Tango Argentino" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater New York City for 198 performances
1985 Central Park's Strawberry Fields, dedicated
1985 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1984 Kathy Sullivan becomes 1st U.S. woman to walk in space
1983 4 South Korean government ministers assassinated in Rangoon Burma
1982 Attack on synagouge in Rome, 1 dead
1980 1st consumer use of home banking by computer
1980 Nobel prize for literature awarded to Czeslaw Milosz
1980 Princess Caroline of Monaco divorces Philippe Junot
1979 Howard Stern begins broadcasting on WCCC in Hartford, Connecticut
1978 12th Country Music Association Award
1978 John Kander and Fred Ebb's musical "Ballroom," premieres in New York City
1977 Amy Alcott wins LPGA Houston Exchange Clubs Golf Classic
1977 Soyuz 25 launched to Saluyt 6, but returned after failing to dock
1977 Yankees rally for 3 in 9th and beat Royals 5-3 for pennant #31
1976 "Robber Bridegroom" opens at Biltmore Theater New York City for 145 performances
1976 Peter Petherick takes hat-trick on debut New Zealand vs. Pak Javed 1st wkt
1976 TCricket est debut of Javed Miandad, scores 163 on 1st day
1976 Yankees 1st AL Championship game, beat Royals 4-1
1975 Emperor Hirohito of Japan visits San Francisco
1975 Soviet dissident Andrei Sakharov wins Nobel Peace Prize
1974 Race riot in Boston due to "busing"
1974 Washington Capitals 1st NHL game, losing 6-3 to New York Rangers at MSG Washington Caps begin a 37 game road losing streak
1973 1st general striking in Luxembourg since 1942
1973 Elvis and Priscilla Presley divorce after 6 years
1973 Israel announces loss of Bar-Lev defense line in Suez Canal
1973 Warriors-Cavalier game in Cleveland postponed because of wet floors
1972 "Dude" opens at Broadway Theater New York City for 16 performances
1971 Japans emperor Hirohito visits Netherlands
1971 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1970 Khmer Republic (Cambodia) declares independence
1969 Supremes release "Someday We'll Be Together"
1968 Government seizes oil fields in Peru
1968 WKMU TV channel 21 in Murray, Kentucky (PBS) begins broadcasting
1966 Baltimore Orioles sweep Los Angeles Dodgers, in 63rd World Series
1966 Rolling Stones 1st LP recorded "Got Live if you Want It"
1965 16th Ryder Cup: U.S. wins 19 -12 at Royal Birkdale, England
1965 Beatles' "Yesterday," single goes #1 and stays #1 for 4 weeks
1963 British premier Harold MacMillan, resigns
1963 Dam in Piave valley Italy, breaks' about 2,000 die
1963 French air force gets 1st nuclear weapons
1963 Hurricane Flora ravages Cuba and Haiti, kills 6,000
1963 Uganda becomes a republic within British Commonwealth
1962 Battles to decide Algeria-Morocco boundary kills 130
1962 NASA civilian test pilot John B McKay takes X-15 to 39,200 m
1961 New York Yankees beat Cincinnati Reds, 4 games to 1 in 58th World Series
1961 Tanganyika becomes independent within British Commonwealth
1961 U.S. members of Communist Party obliged to report themselves to Police
1961 Volcano eruptions on Tristan de Cunha (South Atlantic)
1961 Yank Whitey Ford breaks Ruth record of 29 2/3 consecutive inning
1961 World Series scoreless pitching streak Yankees beat Reds 4 games to 1
1960 Cowboy quarterback Eddie LeBaron throws shortest touchdown pass (2")
1959 1st phone call between auto and plane
1959 Lee Harvey Oswald arrives in Southampton
1958 Israeli Navy inaugrates it's 1st submarine
1958 New York Yankees beat Braves 4 games to 3 in 55th World Series
1958 New York Yankees appear in 9 and win 7 of last 10 World Series
1957 Great Britain performs nuclear test at Maralinga Australia
1956 10th NHL All-Star Game: All-Stars beat Montreal 1-1 at Montreal
1955 Betty Jameson wins LPGA Richmond Golf Open
1954 KTIV TV channel 4 in Sioux City, IA (NBC) begins broadcasting
1953 British premier Winston Churchill aproves Guyanese Constitution
1953 Conrad Adenauer elected West German chancellor
1951 5th NHL All-Star Game: 1st Team ties 2nd Team 2-2 at Toronto
1951 Gil McDougald's World Series grand slam helps Yankees beat Giants 13-1
1949 New York Yankees beat Dodgers 4 games to 1 in 46th World Series
1948 WXYZ TV channel 7 in Detroit, MI (ABC) begins broadcasting
1947 "High Button Shoes" opens at Century Theater New York City for 727 performances
1947 1st telephone conversation between a moving car and a plane
1947 Julie Styne and Sam Cohn's musical "High Button Shoes," premieres in New York City
1946 1st electric blanket manufactured; sold for $39.50
1946 Eugene O'Neill's "Iceman Cometh," premieres in New York City
1945 British troops occupy Andamanen in Gulf of Bengal
1944 British Prime Minister Winston Churchill arrives in Russia for talks with Stalin
1944 British premier Winston Churchill arrives in Moscow
1944 Canadian offensive in West-Zeeuws-Flanders
1944 German occupier turn off electricity in Amsterdam
1944 St. Louis Cardinals beat St. Louis Browns, 4 games to 2 in 41st World Series
1938 A Copland and E Lorings ballet "Billy the Kid," premieres in Chicago
1938 Cleveland Browns and Chicago Bears play a penalty free NFL game
1938 New York Yankees sweep Cubs in 35th World Series, 3rd straight WS win
1936 Hoover Dam begins transmitting electricity to Los Angeles
1934 St. Louis Cardinals beat Detroit Tigers, 4 games to 3 in 31st World Series
1930 1st transcontinental flight by a woman completed, Laura Ingalls
1929 G Kaufman and R Lardner's musical "June Moon," premieres in New York City
1928 Marcel Pagnol's "Topaz," premieres in Paris
1928 New York Yankees sweep Cards in 25th World Series, Ruth hits 3 home run in game
1928 New York Yankees become 1st to sweep consecutive World Series
1926 Dutch Queen Wilhelmina opens Royal Colonial Institution
1926 NBC (National Broadcasting Corporation) forms
1921 Babe Ruth's 1st World Series homer; only Sunday game ever pitched by Carl Mays
1920 1st World Series game in Cleveland, Indians win 2-1
1916 Babe Ruth begins 29 2/3 scoreless World Series innings
1916 Babe Ruth pitches and wins longest WS game (14 innings) 2-1
1915 Belgrade Serbia, surrenders to Central leaders
1915 Gil Anderson races auto (165.1 km record) in Sheepshead Bay, New York
1915 Louis Kaufmans "Unchastened Woman," premieres in New York City
1915 Woodrow Wilson becomes 1st President to attend a World Series game
1914 German troops take Antwerp in World War I
1910 Nap Lajorie challenges Ty Cobb batting avg with 8 hits, 6 were bunts as Brown's 3rd baseman Red Corriden played deep, Cobb still won
1909 Ty Cobb steals home in World Series game
1905 Philadelphia A's meet Giants in World Series, Giants win 3-0
1903 11" (28.4 cm) rainfall in 24 hours (New York City)
1900 8.3 earthquake shakes Cape Yakataga, Alaska
1899 1st British troops reaches Durban South Africa
1899 South Africa President Kruger routes British authorities ultimatum
1890 Start of Sherlock Holmes adventure "Red-Headed League"
1888 Washington Monument opens for public admittance
1877 American Humane Association organizes (Cleveland)
1876 1st 2-way telephone conversation, 1st over outdoor wires
1874 World Postal Union forms in Bern, Switzerland
1872 Aaron Montgomery started his mail-order business
1870 Rome is incorporated into Italy by royal decree
1865 1st U.S. underground pipeline for carrying oil is laid in Pennsylvania
1864 Battle of Tom's Brook-Confederate cavalry that harassed Sheridan's campaign is wipped by Custer and Merrit's cavalry divisions
1863 Battle of Brady Station, Virginia (Culpeper Court House, Bristoe Station)
1855 Isaac Singer patents sewing machine motor
1855 Joshua Stoddard of Worcester, Mass patents 1st calliope
1837 Steamboat "Home" sinks off Okracoke North Carolina killing 100
1820 Guayaquil, Ecuador declares its freedom from Ecuador
1818 Congress of Aken returns to France from Libya
1817 University of Gent officially opens
1804 Hobart Tasmania founded
1799 British frigate HMS Lutine sinks off Dutch coast
1794 French troops occupy Hertogenbosch
1776 Mission Dolores founded by San Francisco Bay
1760 Russian/Austrian army occupies Berlin
1740 Netherlands Governor-General Adriaen Valckenier allows murder of 8000 Chinese inhabitants of Batavia
1716 England and France sign treaty
1708 Battle at Lesnaya: Russian army captures Swedish convoy
1701 Collegiate School of Ct (Yale U), chartered in New Haven
1668 Mass society storms palace of "heretics" Spanish Governor Jose de Paternina
1655 Swedish king Karel X Gustaaf occupies Krakow
1651 English parliament proclaims Navigation Act off
1635 Religious dissident Roger Williams banished from Mass Bay Colony
1621 Turkey and Poland signs Peace of Chotin
1617 Peace of Pavia (Spain and Savoye)
1597 Earl Mauritius occupies Breevoort
1573 Don Frederik disbands siege of Alkmaar
1514 King Louis XII of France marries Mary Tudor, sister of Henry VIII
1446 Korean Hangual alphabet devised
1290 Last of 16,000 English Jews expelled by King Edward I, leaves
1192 Richard Coeur de Leeuw leaves Jerusalem in disguise
1000 Leif Ericson discovers "Vinland" (possibly New England)
869 Charles the Bare crowned king of Lotharingen
768 Charles the Great and Charlamane II divide French republic
680 Husain ibn 'Ali, Shi'i religious leader, enters martyrdom

Warm and Sunny on the Prairie

By: plapman, 3:38 PM GMT on October 08, 2010

Today will be sunny with a high of 26C(79F).
Tonight will bring a few clouds and a low of 10C(50F).
Abbey and me just got back from our walk. It sure is going to be a warm day for October on the prairie.
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Tonight will remain clear with an overnight low of 11C(52F).
From my Basement Window

Today in History from
October 8 Events in History - October 8 Birthdays - October 8 Deaths

2007 Marion Jones gives up 5 Olympic medals after admitting to using performance-enhancing drugs
2005 Earthquake in Kashmir kills approximately 80,000 people
2003 Arnold Schwarzenegger is elected the governor of California
2001 SAS flight 686 crashes near Milano-Linate, killing 114, crash caused by flight crew and tower confusion
1998 House of Representatives approves impeachment inquiry of President Clinton
1995 Dolphin's Dan Marino breaks Tarkenton's NFL career completions record
1995 Edgar Martinez drives home tying and winning runs to rally Mariners to 6-5 win in bottom of 11th to beat Yankees and win AL Division Series
1994 BPAA U.S. Women's Bowling Open won by Aleta Sill
1993 Howard Stern releases his 1st book "Private Parts"
1993 Qn Elizabeth's nephew Viscount Linley (32) weds Serena Stanhope (24)
1993 U.N. lifts remaining economic sanctions against South Africa
1992 Nobel Prize for literature is given to West Indies poet Derek Walcott
1992 Ottawa Sentors 1st NHL game
1992 Pioneer Venus Orbiter (1st Venus orbiter-1978), crashes into Venus
1990 24th Country Music Association Award: George Strait wins
1990 Israeli police kill 17 Palestinian rioters
1990 U.S. doctors Joseph E. Murray and E. Donnall Thomas win Nobel Prize
1989 Oakland beats Toronto, 4-3 in Game 5, to advance to the World Series
1988 Fire in Seattle's Space Needle causes evacuation, $2,000 damage
1988 Jay Howell ejected in NLCS game 3 for having pine tar on his glove
1986 Mike Scott ties playoff record of 14 strikeouts, beats Mets 1-0
1986 RUN DMC calls for a day of peace among LA street gangs
1985 "Rembrandt and Hitler or Me" premieres in Amsterdam
1985 Alain Boubil/Herbert Kretzner's "Les Miserables," premieres in London
1985 Little Richard seriously injured in a car accident
1984 18th Country Music Association Award: Alabama wins
1983 1st regular season Islander OT game beat Caps 8-7
1983 Washington Capitals 1st NHL overtime game losing to New York Islanders 8-7
1982 New Jersey Devils 1st victory, beating New York Rangers 3-2 at Meadowlands
1982 Poland bans Solidarity and all labor unions
1981 1st broadcast of "Cagney and Lacey" on ABC-TV
1981 President Reagan greeted predecessors Jimmy Carter, Gerald R Ford and Richard Nixon before sending them to Egypt for Anwar Sadat's funeral
1980 Bob Marley collapses on stage, brought to Sloan-Kettering Hospital
1980 British Leyland starts selling Mini Metro
1980 U.S.S.R. and Syria sign peace treaty
1980 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test
1979 "Sugar Babies" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater New York City for 1208 performances
1979 J McHugh and A Malvin's musical "Sugar Babies," premieres in New York City
1978 Ken Warby set world water speed record at 319.627 mph (514 kph)
1978 Yankees win 3rd straight AL Championship, all against Kansas City
1977 Largest baseball crowd in Penns, 64,924 see Dodgers beat Phillies 4-1 in 4th NL championship game (Dodgers win pennant)
1976 Sex Pistols sign with EMI
1973 NLCS game 3 brawl between Cincinnatis' Pete Rose and New York Met Bud Harrelson
1973 Spyris Markezinis forms government in Greece
1972 "From Israel with Love" closes at Palace Theater New York City after 8 performances
1972 Harold Carmichael begins NFL streak of 127 consecutive game receptions
1972 In Game 2 of ALCS, A's Bert Campaneris fires his bat at Det pitcher
1972 Lerrin LaGrow Campy, who had been hit by a pitch, is fined and suspended
1971 John Lennon releases his megahit "Imagine"
1971 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1970 Soviet author Alexander I Solzhenitsyn wins Nobel Prize for Literature
1968 Aircraft carrier Charles Doorman sold to Argentina
1966 Wyoming's Jerry DePoyster kicks 3 field goals over 50 yards (54, 54, 52)
1965 Djakarta Moslems set fire to PKI-headquarter
1965 London's Post Office Tower opens, tallest building in England
1965 Once-Hertogenbosch soccer team FC de Bosch forms
1965 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1964 Gilroy Roberts becomes 1st U.S. chief engraver to retire (than die)
1963 Sultan of Zanzibar cedes his mainland possessions to Kenya
1962 Algeria admitted as 109th member of U.N.
1962 North Korea reports 100% election turnout, 100% vote for Workers' Party
1961 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Bill Brannin's Swing Parade Golf Tournament
1961 U.S. Constellation crashes at Richmond, Virginia, 74 die
1961 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya U.S.S.R.
1961 Whitey Ford breaks Babe Ruth's World Series record of 29 2/3 consecutive scoreless innings, running his streak to 32
1960 Bobby Richarson hits a World Series grand slammer
1959 "At the Drop of a Hat" opens at John Golden Theater New York City for 216 performances
1959 Conservatives win British election
1959 Los Angeles Dodgers beat Chicago White Sox, 4 games to 2 in 56th World Series
1958 Braves Eddie Mathews strikes out for World Series record 11th time
1958 Dr. Ake Senning installs 1st pacemaker in Stockholm
1958 KCMT TV channel 7 in Alexandria, MN (CBS/NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting
1958 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1957 Brooklyn Dodgers announce move to Los Angeles
1957 Procter and Gamble-director N McElroy becomes U.S. Minister of Defense
1957 Soviet spy Jack Sobel sentenced to 7 years (New York City)
1957 Turkish and Syrian border guards exchange fire
1956 Don Larsen, New York, pitches only perfect World Series game, vs Brooklyn
1955 Worlds most powerful aircraft carrier, USS Saratoga launched
1953 Birmingham Alabama, bars Jackie Robinson's Negro-White All-Stars from playing there Robinson gives in and drops white players from his group
1953 WTAP TV channel 15 in Parkersburg-Marietta, WV (NBC) begins
1952 2 trains collide with a derailed commuter train, kills 112 (England)
1952 Chinese offensive in Korea
1951 "Music in the Air" opens at Ziegfeld Theater New York City for 56 performances
1951 Ford Frick replaces Happy Chandler as 3rd commissioner of baseball Warren C Giles becomes president of baseball's National League
1950 4th NHL All-Star Game: Detroit beat All-Stars 7-1 at Detroit
1950 Cleveland Browns play Pittsburgh for 1st time, beat Steelers 30-17
1946 Kwo-less-shrew selects General Chiang Kai-shek as president of China
1946 Military plane crashes at Christian HBS, 24 die
1945 Truman announced atomic bomb secret shared with Britain and Canada
1944 "Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet" debut on CBS radio
1944 Samuel Barber's "Capricorn Concerto," premieres
1943 Great Britain establishes bases on Azores
1942 Fight at Matanikau, Guadalcanal (John Hersey-Into the Valley)
1941 Concentration camp Birkenau begins being built
1940 Cincinnati Reds beat Detroit Tigers, 4 games to 3, in 37th World Series
1940 German troops occupies Romania
1939 Germany annexes Western Poland
1939 New York Yankees sweep Reds in 36th World Series, 4th straight WS win
1938 G Kaufman and Moss Hart's "Fabulous Invalid," premieres in New York City
1935 Ozzie Nelson marries Harriet Hilliard (Ozzie and Harriet)
1934 Bruno Hauptmann is indicted for murder of Lindbergh's son
1933 Coit Tower dedicated in SF, a monument to firefighters
1933 Martinez Barrios forms new Spanish government
1930 Philadelphia A's beat St. Louis Cardinals, 4 games to 2 in 27th World Series
1929 A's Howard Ehmke (7-2) sets World Series record striking out 13 Cubs
1929 Mohammed Nadir Khan occupies Kabul Afghanistan/drives out H Ghazi
1928 Cole Porter and E Ray Goetz' musical "Paris," premieres in New York City
1928 Eastern Soccer League forms in U.S.
1927 New York Yankees sweep Pirates in 24th World Series
1927 Sea battle at Navarino (Greece freed of Ottoman occupation)
1924 British Labour government of MacDonald falls to Communists
1922 New York Giants beat Yankees, 4 games to 0, with a tie in 19th World Series
1918 7 U.S. soldiers are surrounded by Germans in France, Alvin York is given command and shoots 20 Germans and captures 132 more
1918 Sergeant Alvin York single-handedly kills 25, captures 132 Germans
1917 Trotski named chairman of Petrograd Soviet
1915 Battle of Loos, almost 430,000 French, British and Germans killed
1915 Phillies win their 1st and only World Series game before 1980, beating
1915 Red Sox, 3-1, with an 8th inning 2 run rally
1912 1st Balkan War begins - Montenegro declares war on Turkey
1912 Montenegro declares war on Turkey, beginning 1st Balkan War
1909 Chicago Cubs beat New York Giants 4-2 in a playoff to win NL pennant
1908 New York Giants set season attendance record at 910,000 (broken in 1920)
1906 Karl Nessler demonstrates 1st 'permanent wave' for hair, in London
1904 1st Vanderbilt Cup auto race (Hicksville, Long Island, New York)
1903 J. M. Synge's "In the Shadow of the Glen," premieres in Dublin
1898 1st Canadian Intercollegiate football game: McGill beats Queen's, 3-2
1897 Emperor Karl Joseph I named Gustav Mahler director of Opera
1896 Dow Jones starts reporting an average of selected industrial stocks
1895 Ohio Valley Improvement Association forms
1892 Sergei Rachmaninoff 1st performs "Prelude in C-sharp-Minor" in Moscow
1887 Phillies set club record 16th straight victory
1886 Start of Sherlock Holmes adventure "Noble Bachelor"
1873 1st women's prison run by women opens at Indiana Reformatory Institute
1871 Gas explosion destroys Peshtigo, Wisconsin
1871 Great Fire kills 200, destroys over 4miles (10 km) of Chicago buildings, and original Emancipation Proclamation
1865 Earthquake in Santa Cruz Mountains
1862 Battle of Perryville, Kentucky-Confederate invasion halted
1862 Otto von Bismarck becomes German republic chancellor
1860 Telegraph line between Los Angeles and San Francisco opens
1856 Chinese police board British vessel Arrow, arrest 12 Chinese crewmen on suspicion of piracy and lower British flag, begins 2nd Anglo-Chinese War
1842 Princess Sophia weds her cousin duke Charles Saksen-Weimar-Eisenach
1840 1st Hawaiian constitution proclaimed
1835 HMS Beagle and Charles Darwin reache James Island, Galapagos archipelago
1822 1st eruption of Galunggung (Java) sends boiling sludge into valley
1818 2 English boxers are 1st to use padded gloves
1815 Joachim Murats forces lands at Pizzo, Italy
1813 Treaty of Ried between Bayern and Austria
1806 British forces lay siege to French port of Boulogne using Congreve rockets, invented by Sir William Congreve
1775 Officers decide to bar slaves and free blacks from Continental Army
1740 Chinese assault on Diestpoort Batavia
1712 French hijacker Jacques Cassard seen on Suriname coast
1690 Turkish troops occupy Belgrade
1633 Massachusetts Bay Colony forms its 1st government
1625 Admiral George Villiers' fleet sails from Plymouth to Cadiz
1604 Supernova "Kepler's nova" 1st sighted
1600 San Marino adopts constitution
1492 Columbus' fleet about 400 sea miles from Puerto Rico
1085 San Marcos minstery in Venice initiated
876 Battle at Andernach: Louis the Young beats Charles the Bare
451 Council of Chalcedon (4th ecumenical council) opens
314 Battle at Cibalae: emperor Constantine beats emperor Licinius

Another Warm Day on the Prairie

By: plapman, 11:45 AM GMT on October 07, 2010

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Todays History from

2005 Mohamed ElBaradei received the Nobel Peace Prize for his work with the IAEA
2001 U.S. launches strikes against the Taleban in Afghanistan, in retaliation for the 9/11 terrorist attacks in the US.
1995 Boston's Fleet Center opens, New York Islanders and Boston Bruins tie at 4-4
1995 Mariners rally from 5-0 to force Game 5 of Division Series vs Yankees
1994 China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor PRC
1994 Faud Guliyev appointed premier of Azerbijan
1994 Ingvar Carlsson forms Swedish government
1994 Lu Bin swims female 200m medley world record (2:11.57)
1993 "Les Miserables," opens at Meralco Theatre, Philippines
1993 "She Loves Me" opens at Atkinson Theater New York City for 294 performances
1993 Massive Moslem demonstrate in Xining China PR, 12 killed
1993 Nobel prize for literature awarded to Toni Morrison
1992 Tampa Bay Lightning become 1st NHL expansion team to win opener (7-2)
1991 Child star Adam Rich arrested for stealing hypodermics
1991 Scorecard Harry, Space Appeal and Cafe Lex in 9th race at Belmont, creating 2nd triple dead heat in New York thoroughbred racing history
1991 Law Professor Anita Hill accuses Supreme nominee Clarence Thomas of making sexually inappropriat comments to her
1990 Beth Daniel wins LPGA Centel Golf Classic
1990 Israel begins handing out gas masks to its citizens
1989 Radio talk show host Larry King weds Julie Alexander
1989 Rickey Henderson steals a record 8 bases in a play off (5 games)
1988 Dallas Green replaces Lou Pinella as New York Yankee manager
1988 Jim Fregosi is fired as manager of White Sox
1988 Latvian flag raised in Riga for 1st time since annexation by U.S.S.R.
1988 Lou Piniella is fired as manager of Yankees for 2nd time
1988 Robin Givens files for divorce after 8-month marriage to Mike Tyson
1988 WNBC 660 final transmission, WFAN moves from 1050 to 660 and WUKQ begins on 1050 at 5:30 PM (New York City radio)
1986 1st edition British newspaper "Independent" begins publishing
1985 21st Space Shuttle Mission (51-J)-Atlantis 1 lands at Edwards AFB
1985 KHQ-AM in Spokane Washington's final transmission
1985 Lynette Woodward, chosen as 1st woman on Harlem Globetrotters
1985 PLO terrorists sieze Italian cruise liner Achille Lauro
1984 Striking umps return for Game 5 of NLCS, San Diego Padres win pennant
1984 Walter Payton passes Jim Brown as NFL's career rushing leader
1982 "Cats" opens at Winter Garden Theater New York City for 5000+ performances
1982 Olof Palme forms Swedish government
1981 Hosni Mubarak became acting-president of Egypt
1981 In 1st Eastern Division championship Yankees beat Brewers 5-3
1980 Belgium 3rd government of Martens resigns
1979 "1940's Radio Hour" opens at St. James Theater New York City for 105 performances
1979 "Eubie!" closes at Ambassador Theater New York City after 439 performances
1979 Cleveland Browns' Dino Hall sets club records with 9 kickoff returns
1979 Debbie Massey wins LPGA Wheeling Golf Classic
1979 U.S.S.R. performs underground nuclear test
1978 Los Angeles Dodgers win the pennant
1978 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test
1977 Guitarist Steve Hackett quits Genesis
1977 U.S.S.R. adopts constitution
1975 Players' Association, files a suit on behalf of Dodgers Andy Messersmith
1975 U.S. decides John Lennon won't be deported due to U.K. pot conviction
1974 East Germany amends constitution
1973 Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Lincoln-Mercury Golf Open
1972 1st season game at Nassau Coliseum, Flames-3, Islanders-2
1971 T McNally's "Where has Tommy Flowers gone?," premieres in New York City
1969 WJMN TV channel 3 in Escanaba, MI (ABC/NBC) begins broadcasting
1968 Motion Picture Association of America adopts film rating system
1967 Beatles turn down $1 million New York concert offer by Sid Berstein
1967 Rolf Hochhuths "Soldaten," premieres in West Berlin
1965 50 mph gust carries 165 lb Robert Mitera's tee shot 447
1965 Charles Linster does 6,006 consecutive push-ups
1965 Robert Mitera aces 447-yd 10th hole at Miracle Hills, Omaha, Nebr to score world's longest straight hole-in-one
1964 New York Yankees make 14th appearance in last 16 and 29th in 61 World Series
1963 Bobby Baker resigns as Senate Democratic secretary
1963 Hurricane Flora hits Haiti and Dominican Republic, kills 7,190
1963 John F. Kennedy signs ratification for nuclear test ban treaty
1962 8th LPGA Championship won by Judy Kimball
1962 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya U.S.S.R.
1961 "Bye Bye Birdie" closes at Martin Beck Theater New York City after 607 performances
1961 15th NHL All-Star Game: All-Stars beat Chicago 3-1 at Chicago
1960 "Route 66" premieres
1960 2nd John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon debate
1959 "Happy Town" opens at 84th St. Theater New York City for 5 performances
1959 Far side of Moon seen for 1st time, compliments of U.S.S.R.'s Luna 3
1958 Potter Stewart appointed to U.S. Supreme Court
1958 U.S. manned space-flight project renamed Project Mercury
1957 "American Bandstand" premieres
1957 KOAC TV channel 7 in Corvallis, OR (PBS) begins broadcasting
1957 Louise Suggs wins LPGA Heart of America Golf Invitational
1956 Mary Lena Faulk wins LPGA Heart of America Golf Open
1955 Aircraft carrier USS Saratoga at Brooklyn launched
1954 Hassan el Hodeiby, leader of Moslem brothership, arrested in Egypt
1954 Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Ad Sinarum gentem
1953 Bill Veeck tells Browns stockholders he faces bankruptcy unless they drop their suit to block his move to Baltimore, they comply
1952 New York Yankees beat Dodgers 4 games to 3 in 49th World Series
1952 1st "Bandstand" broadcast in Philadelphia on WFIL-TV (Dick Clark joins in 1955 as a substitute-host)
1952 Yankees tie their own record of 4 consecutive World Series wins
1951 David Ben-Gurion forms Israeli government
1950 New York Yankees sweep Philadelphia Phillies in 47th World Series
1950 U.S. forces invade Korea by crossing 38th parallel
1950 Walter Bedell Smith replaces Roscoe H Hillenkoetter as 4th CIA head
1950 Whitey Ford wins his 1st World Series game, 5-2
1950 William H. Jackson, becomes deputy director of CIA
1950 Yankees win 13th world championship sweeping Phillies
1949 German Dem Rep formed from Russian occupation zone (National Day)
1949 Otto Greatwohl becomes 1st premier of East Germany
1949 Wilhelm Pieck becomes 1st president of East Germany
1947 Larry MacPhail resigns as Yankees General Manager after final game of World Series
1946 Charles Ives' 2nd string quartet, premieres
1945 Dutch author A M de Jong's murderer Ton van Gog escapes
1944 Allies bombs sea dikes at Vlissingen
1944 Field Marshal Rommel gets order to return to Berlin
1944 Riots in Amersfoort/Utrecht/Strugle
1944 Uprising at Auschwitz, Jews burn down crematoriums
1944 Uprising at Birkenau concentration camp
1943 Weill/Perelman/Nash' musical "One Touch of Venus," premieres in New York City
1942 1 salvo Katjoesja-rocket destroys nazi battalion in Stalingrad
1942 Last camouflaged German raider Komet leaves Flushing harbor (Netherlands)
1942 Maxwell Andersons "Eve of St. Mark," premieres in New York City
1942 U.S. and British government announce establishment of United Nations
1942 Yvon Robert beats Bill Longson in Montreal, to become wrestling champ
1941 German army occupies Viarma, U.S.S.R.
1940 Reds Bucky Walters is 1st pitcher in 14 years to homer in World Series
1938 Germany demands all Jewish passports stamped with letter J
1937 Johan Wagenaar's "Feestmars" premieres in Amsterdam
1936 7th-place Brooklyn Dodgers fire manager Casey Stengel
1935 Detroit Tigers beat Chicago Cubs, 4 games to 2 in 32nd World Series
1933 New York Giants beat Washington Senators, 4 games to 1 in 30th World Series
1931 1st infra-red photograph, Rochester, New York
1929 Ramsay MacDonald is 1st British premier to address U.S. Congress
1928 Paavo Nurmi runs world record 10 miles (50:15.0)
1928 Race Tafari Makonnen crowned king of Abyssinia
1927 Yank Herb Pennock retires 1st 22 Pirates in World Series game
1926 Actress Theo Mann-Master resigns from stage
1926 Italian Great Fascist Council forms
1924 160 consecutive days of 100 degrees at Marble Bar, Australia begins
1924 Greek government of Dikalekopoulis, forms
1923 Yankees Everett Scott runs his consecutive-game streak to 1,138
1922 1st radio link, WNJ (Newark) and WGY (Senectady) link for World Series
1922 Landis insists Game 4 of World Series be played despite heavy rain
1922 Oud-burgem of Rotterdam Zimmerman becomes High Comm's of Austria
1919 1st London-Amsterdam airline service (British Aerial Transport and KLM)
1919 Fritz Kreisler and F Jacobi's "Apple Blossoms," premieres in New York City
1919 KLM, Netherlands Airlines, established (oldest existing airline)
1916 222 points are scored in a football game between Georgia Tech and Cumberland University of Lebanon, Tennessee
1913 Henry Ford institutes moving assembly line
1908 Crete revolts against Turkey and aligns with Greece
1908 Serbia and Montenegro sign anti-Austria-Hungarian pact
1907 France's Henry Farman flies 30m in a double decker plane
1904 New York Highlander Jack Chesbro wins record 41st game of season (41-12)
1900 The term "orienteering" is 1st used for an event
1886 Spain abolishes slavery in Cuba
1882 1st World Series (game 2), Chicago (NL) beats Cincinnati (AA) 2-0
1879 Germany and Austrian-Hungary sign Twofold Covenant
1871 16-hour fire injures 30 of Chicago's 185 firefighters
1870 Leon Gambetta flees Paris in balloon
1868 Cornell University (Ithaca New York) opens
1864 Naval Engagement at Bahia Harbor Brazil-CSS Florida vs USS Wachusett
1856 Cyrus Chambers, Jr. patents folding machine that folds book and newspapers
1840 Willem I resigns as king of Netherlands
1826 Granite Railway (1st chartered railway in U.S.) begins operations
1816 1st double decked steamboat, Washington, arrives in New Orleans
1806 Carbon paper patented in London by inventor Ralph Wedgewood
1780 British defeated by American militia near Kings Mountain, SC
1777 Americans beat Brits in 2nd Battle of Saratoga and Battle of Bemis Hts
1765 Stamp Act Congress convenes in New York
1763 George III of Great Britain issues Proclamation of 1763, closing lands in North America north and west of Alleghenies to white settlement
1737 40 foot waves sink 20,000 small craft and kill 300,000 (Bengal, India)
1714 People riot due to beer tax in Alkmaar, Netherlands
1702 English/Dutch troops under Marlborough occupy Roermond
1690 English attack Quebec under Louis de Buade
1637 Prince Frederik Henry occupies Breda
1571 Battle at Lepanto: Saint League (Spain and Italy) destroys Turkish fleet
1542 Explorer Cabrillo discovered Catalina Island off California coast
1520 1st public burning of books in Netherlands, in Louvain
1506 Pope Julius II and France occupy Bologna
1492 Columbus misses Florida when he changed course
336 St. Mark ends his reign as Catholic Pope

Clear on the Prairie

By: plapman, 12:49 PM GMT on October 06, 2010

Click for Portage Southport, Manitoba Forecast
Today will be sunny with a west w at west 30 km/h (19 mph) early this afternoon. The high will be near 20C(68F).
Tonight will remain clear as the west wind becomes light aftermidnight. The overnight low will bw 6C(43F).
From my Basement Window


A July Day in October on the Prairie

By: plapman, 11:59 AM GMT on October 05, 2010

Sunny. Wind south 30 km/h (19 mph) becoming light this afternoon. High 25C(77F). UV index 3 or moderate.
Clear. Wind becoming northwest 30 km/h (19 mph) gusting to 60 km/h (37 mph) then light after midnight. Low 6C(43F).

The Queen goes back to work today after a long weekend off. Most nights I tay up and wait for her at midnight but some days it just doent work.
Abbey made a new friend yesterday. A 3 or 4 yer old boy was out enjoying the afternoon sun with his parents yesterday and was admiring Abbey on our way past. I stopped and asked if he wanted to say hi to the puppy. I walked Abbey to the family and let him pet Abbey. He was a bit scared but his mum talked him into it. When we left mum thanked me and said that was the closested he's been to a dog. Abbey is so mild mannered I have no fear of bringing her around little kids.
A shortened Events in history from
1992 New York senator Alphonse D'Mato fillerbusters for 15 hours 20 minutes
1986 London Sunday Times reports Israel is stocking nuclear arms
1983 Lech Walesa wins Nobel Peace Prize
1965 Chuck Linster performs 6,006 consecutive push-ups
1953 Earl Warren sworn in as 14th chief justice of U.S.


Another Great Fall Day on he Prairie

By: plapman, 11:45 AM GMT on October 04, 2010

Click for Portage Southport, Manitoba Forecast
Today will be sunny with the wind becoming southeast at 20 km/h (12 mph) this morning. zThe high will be near 22C(72F).
Tonight will remain clear while the southeast wind at20 km/h (12 mph) becomes light early this evening. The overnight low will be 8C(46F).
I'm sure having problems with one of the weather stickers. Most times when I use it it comes up with a server error, yesterday it jumbled all the hext following it. I guess I'll use another one till someone finds the problem and offers me a solution.
This nweather is sure making my Abbey walks pleasant.
I think I started a trend in my neighbohood. For the last couple of years I've been using the lawnmower with a bagger tto pick up my leaves. My neighbors wife comented that it was a lazy way to do it. Yesterday her husband was out with te mower gathering leaves and the day before it was the neighbor on the other side using his mower. its a god method, not only does it pickup the leaves it breaks them up so that you can get more in a bag.

Today's events in history from BrainyHistory.Com
2006 Dow closes above 11,800 for the first time
1997 Farm Aid 10 concert cancelled due to weak ticket sales
1996 BPAA U.S. Bowling Open by Dave Husted
1996 BPAA U.S. Women's Bowling Open won by Liz Johnson
1996 Shahid Afridi scores century in 37 balls for Pakistan vs. Sri Lanka
1995 29th Country Music Association Award: Krauss Jackson win
1995 Jim Leyritz homers with a man on in 15th inning to give Yankees 2-0 Division Series lead over Mariners
1994 7.9 earthquake strikes Koerilen, flood kills 18+
1994 Keith Moore is charged with stealing $5,000,000 from Sting
1994 Soyuz TM-20 launches
1993 Troops of President Yelsin occupy Russian White House (parliament)
1992 "Anna Karenina" closes at Circle in Sq Theater New York City after 46 performances
1992 "Real Inspector Hound" closes at Criterion Theater New York City after 61 performances
1992 1st time AL East and West champs have same record (96-66)-Tor and Oak
1992 2nd Solheim Cup: Europe beats U.S., 11 -6 at Dalmahoy CC Scotland
1992 El Al cargo plane crashes at Amsterdam Bijlmer, 43 die
1992 Miami Dolphen Louis Oliver returns record tying interception 103 yards
1991 NHL New York Rangers trade Bernie Nichols to Edmonton for Mark Messier
1991 San Jose Sharks lose 4-3 to Vancouver Canucks in their 1st NHL game
1991 Whiteland Janice, driven by Mike Lachance, wins Kentucky Futurity
1990 "Stand Up Tragedy" opens at Criterion Theater New York City for 13 performances
1989 Giants Will Clark hits 1st NLCS grand slam since 1977
1989 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1988 Pillsbury stock soars $18.37 to $57.37 on takeover bid
1987 1st "Scrub Sunday" of NFL football with replacement players
1987 Blues Jays lose final 7 games allowing Tigers to win AL pennant
1987 James Jefferson of Winnipeg scores 2 TDs on interception returns without making an interception. (He scored on laterals)
1986 New York Yankee Dave Righetti saves doubleheader for then record 46 saves
1986 Queen Beatrice installs dam at Oosterschelde
1986 Rachel Oliver (Mass), 20, crowned 19th Miss Black America
1985 Henry G. Perry completes 157 day, 14,021 mile bicycle tour of Australia
1985 Shite Moslems claim to have killed hostage William Buckley - CIA station chief in Beirut
1984 U.S. government closes down due to budget problems
1984 Yankees clinch AL East
1983 Richard Noble reaches record 1019 kph in jet-powered car
1982 Helmut Kohl elected chancellor of West Germany
1981 Donna Caponi Young/Kathy Whitworth wins Portland Ping Team Golf Champ
1981 Meadowlands Arena opens in New Jersey
1981 Pasakevi Kouna of Greece (9) is youngest International gymnastics participant
1980 Mike Schmidt's 2-run home run clinches NL East title for Phillies
1979 Hugh Leonards "Life," premieres in Dublin
1979 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test
1978 Funeral services held for Pope John Paul I
1977 Pier 39 opens in San Francisco
1976 Agriculture Secretary Earl Butz resigns due to telling a racial joke
1976 Supreme Court lifts 1972 ban on death penalty for convicted murderers
1974 John Lennon releases "Walls and Bridges" album
1973 Hans of Manens ballet "Adagio Hammerklavier" premieres in Amsterdam
1972 Ted Williams manages his final game as Rangers lose to Royals, 4-0
1971 Borden's opens a turn-of-century ice cream parlor at Disney World
1971 KMPH TV channel 26 in Visalia-Fresno, California (IND) begins broadcasting
1971 U.S.S.R. performs underground nuclear test
1970 Kansas City Chiefs Jan Stenerud kicks 55-yard field goal
1970 Umps return after 1-day walkout in quest of higher wages
1970 WFYI TV channel 20 in Indianapolis, IN (PBS) begins broadcasting
1970 Herbert Schmidtz makes highest parachute jump from a tower by leaping from a 1,984 ft TV mast in Tulsa, Oklahoma
1969 Last wooden passenger subway cars retired at Brooklyn Myrtle Beach el
1969 U.N. starts issuing postage stamps at Geneva headquarters
1969 Baseball's 1st divisional playoff games, Mets beat Braves 9-5 and Orioles beat Twins 4-3 in 12 innings
1968 Ferry boat sinks in harbor of Wellington, New Zealand, 51 died
1967 1st World Series since 1948 not to feature Yankees, Giants or Dodgers
1966 Dutch Cardinal Alfrink presents New Catechism
1966 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
1966 Lesotho (Basutoland) gains independence from Britain (National Day)
1965 "Pickwick" opens at 46th St. Theater New York City for 56 performances
1965 Pope Paul VI becomes 1st Pope to visit Western Hemisphere (UN)
1965 U.S.S.R. launches Luna 7; crash lands on Moon
1964 Hurricane Hilda, kills 38 in La, Miss and Ga
1964 10th LPGA Championship won by Mary Mills
1964 3 cars of a commuter train derails in South Africa killing 81
1964 Italian Autostrada del Sol opens at Milan-Naples
1964 Patriots' Gino Cappelletti kicks 6-of-6 field goals against Broncos
1964 Phils bomb Reds 10-0 as both teams finish one game behind St. Louis
1963 Hurricane Flora, kills 6,000 in Cuba and Haiti
1963 Gambia achieves full internal self-government
1962 USAF Major Robert A Rushworth takes X-15 to 32,300m
1962 Whitey Ford's World Series 33 2/3 scoreless inning streak ends
1961 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya U.S.S.R.
1961 Whitey Ford's 3rd straight World Series shutout
1960 Courier 1B Launched; 1st active repeater satellite in orbit
1959 1st World Series game played west of St. Louis (in LA)
1959 Cleveland Browns' Jim Brown makes club record 37 rushing attempts
1959 Dmitri Sjostakovitch 1st Cello concert premieres in Leningrad
1959 Los Angeles Dodgers set World Series attendance record at 92,394
1959 Netherlands beats Belgium 9-1
1959 U.S.S.R. Luna 3 sent back 1st photos of Moon's far side
1958 12th NHL All-Star Game: Montreal beat All-Stars 6-3 at Montreal
1958 5th French republic forms
1957 "Leave It to Beaver," debuts on CBS
1957 U.S.S.R. launches Sputnik I, 1st artificial Earth satellite
1956 Great Britain performs nuclear test at Maralinga Australia
1955 Brooklyn Dodgers only World Series victory, beating Yankees in 7
1955 Reverend Sun Young Moon leaves prison in Seoul
1953 Jim Peters runs world record marathon (2:17:39.4)
1953 Mickey Mantle hits a grand slam in World Series
1952 "Top Banana" closes at Winter Garden Theater New York City after 356 performances
1951 In opening World Series game, Giant Monte Irvin steals home in 1st inn
1950 French troops vacate Cla Afraid Vietnam
1949 American Contract Bridge League votes 58 % to keep blacks out
1949 United Nations' permanent New York City headquarters is dedicated
1948 Indians beat Red Sox, 8-0, in 1st AL playoff game
1948 World Council of Churches forms under W Fisherman It Hooft
1944 British troops land on Greek continent
1944 1st All St. Louis World Series, all games played at Sportsman's Park
1944 St. Louis Browns win 1st World Series game in their only appearance
1943 Corsica freed by Free French
1943 German occupiers forbid flying of kites (6 month jail sentence)
1942 German assault on Tractor factory in Stalingrad
1940 12 German aircraft shot down above England
1940 Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini confer at Brenner Pass in Alps
1940 French Vichy-regime proclaims end of "Statut of the Juifs"
1940 Wrestling returns to Madison Square Garden after 12 year lay off
1939 Last Polish troops surrender
1936 Italian lire devalued
1936 Record 66,669 at Yankee Stadium for 4th game of World Series
1933 Esquire magazine is 1st published
1932 Anti-semite Julius Gombos forms new government in Hungary
1932 Clark Griffith announces Walter Johnson will be manager of Senators
1932 Russian author Mikhail Bulgakov marries Yelena Sergeyevna
1931 Dick Tracy comic strip by Chester Gould debuts
1931 Juan Esteban Montero becomes president of Chile
1930 A's Jack Quinn, 46, pitches 2 inn, is oldest to play in World Series
1928 25th World Series begins, New York Yankees vs St. Louis Cardinals
1928 KPD begins petition against Germany building a battle fleet
1926 Dahlia is officially designated as San Francisco city flower
1925 Harry Heilmann's 6 hits edges Ty Cobb .393 to .389 as batting champ
1924 New York Giants become 1st team to appear in 4 consecutive World Series
1923 Young Stribling held light-heavyweight boxing championship for shortest amount of time (3 hours). Referee overturns decision
1922 For 1st time, entire World Series broadcast over radio (WJZ and WGY)
1922 Protocol of Genevia signed: Austria gains independence
1921 League of Nations refuses to assist starving Russians
1918 Musical "Sometime" with Mae West premieres in New York City
1917 British assault on Broodseinde, France
1916 Market Street's "Path of Gold" lit for 1st time
1915 Dinosaur National Monument in Colorado and Utah is established
1914 Dardanellen (French and English) fleet bombs Turkish forts
1913 Bkln Dodger Jake Daubert earns a new Chalmers auto as NL MVP
1913 Freddy Wilson of Regina Roughriders kicks 10 singles in a game
1911 1st public elevator (London's Earl's Court Metro Station)
1910 Portugal becomes a republic, King Manuel II flees to England
1906 Chicago Cubs win their 116th game (116-36 .763) of year
1904 1st day of New York City subway, 350,000 people ride 9.1 mile tracks
1900 Start of Sherlock Holmes adventure "Problem of Thor Bridge"
1897 George Bernard Shaw's "Devil's Disciple," premieres in New York City
1895 1st U.S. Golf Open: Horace Rawlins shoots a 173 at Newport Golf Club Rhode Island
1895 Horace Rawlins wins 1st U.S. Open golf tournament (Newport RI)
1883 Orient Express' 1st run, linking Turkey to Europe by rail
1881 Edward Leveaux patents automatic player piano
1880 University of California founded in Los Angeles
1873 Toronto Argonaut Football Club forms
1864 National black convention meets (Syracuse New York)
1864 New Orleans Tribune, 1st black daily newspaper, forms
1862 Battle of Corinth ends
1854 Abraham Lincoln made his 1st political speech at Illinois State Fair
1834 Franz Grillparzer's "Der Traum ein Leben," premieres in Vienna
1830 Provisional government declares secession of Belgium from Netherlands
1824 Mexico becomes a republic
1777 Battle of Germantown
1777 General George Washington's troops attacked British at Germantown, Pennsylvania
1767 Prince Willem V marries Prussian princess Wilhelmina
1712 Utrecht banishes poor Jews
1675 Christian Huygens patents pocket watch
1648 Peter Stuyvesant establishes Americas 1st volunteer firemen
1636 1st code of law for Plymouth Colony
1636 Battle at Wittstock, Brandenburg: Sweden beat Ferdinand III
1636 In Massachusetts the Plymouth Colony's 1st law drafted
1582 Last Julian calender day in Spain/Portugal/pontifical states
1571 Synod of Emden
1539 King Henry VIII and Anna of Kleef marry
1535 1st full English translation of the Bible printed in Switzerland
1518 Henry VIII's daughter Mary marries French crown prince
1209 Pope Innocent II crowns German king Otto of Wittelsbach

A beautiful day on the Prairie

By: plapman, 11:35 AM GMT on October 03, 2010

Today will be sunny on the [prairie. with a southerly wind at 30 km/h (19 mph) early this morning. The high will be a comfortable 20C(68F).
Tonight will remain clear with the south wind at 20 km/h (12 mph) becoming light early this evening. The overnight low will be 6C(43F).
From my Basement Window


My leep pattern sure has changed since I got out of the hospital. I'm beat by 9:30 and go to bed till 6am. I wish I could get back to midnight to 8. Today I was up at 5:30 while the Queen slept on. It's good that I can sneak away without waking her.
Todays events in history from
October 3 Events in History - October 3 Birthdays - October 3 Deaths

2008 President George W. Bush signs the 700 billion dollar TARP program into law
1997 Carolina Hurricanes 1st home game vs Pitts Penguins
1997 Gordie Howie, 69, plays in 7th decade, with IHL'S Detroit Vipers
1997 Japan's maglev train breaks world speed record at 280.3 mph
1997 Vancouver Canucks beats Mighty Ducks, 3-2 in Japan
1996 Thunderdome in Tampa Bay renamed Tropicana Field
1995 1st 1st-class match at Hurstville Oval, Sydney (NSW vs. W Prov)
1995 O. J. Simpson found not guilty in murder of Nicole Simpson and Ron Goldman
1994 Fernando Henrique Cardoso elected president of Brazil
1994 Gary Larson, announces he is retiring from doing "Far Side" cartoon
1993 "White Liars/Black Comedy" closes at Criterion New York City after 38 performances
1993 Battle at TV station Ostankino/Moscow townhall, about 25 killed
1993 Boris Yeltsin declares state of emergency in Moscow
1993 Evangelist Tammy Faye Bakker (52) weds Roe Messner (58)
1993 Harry Belafonte performs in Tivoli Copenhagen
1993 Indians play their last game at Cleveland Stadium, Chicago wins 4-0
1993 Somali General Aidids arm forces kill 18 U.S. Rangers
1993 Giants need to beat Dodgers to force a playoff game with Braves for NL West title, but Dodgers destroy Giants 12-1, Giants end year 103-59
1992 Atlanta Braves win franchise record 98th game (old record 95 in 1957)
1992 LeVar Burton weds Stephanie Cozart
1992 Madonna premieres her "Erotica" video on MTV
1992 Sinead O'Connor rips up a picture of Pope John Paul II on SNL
1992 Toronto Blue Jays win AL East title
1991 25th Country Music Association Award:
1990 East Germany and West Germany merge to become Germany
1990 George Brett becomes 1st to lead league in batting in 3 decades
1990 Tiger Cecil Fielder becomes 11th, to hit 50 home runs (& 51st)
1990 Florida record store owner Charles Freeman is found guilty of obsenity, for selling 2 Live Crew rap records
1989 Panamanian Defense Force attempted coup of Manuel Noriega fails
1988 26th Space Shuttle Mission, Discovery 7 returns to Earth after 4-days
1988 Criterion Center Theater opens at Broadway between 44th and 45th Streets New York City
1988 Lebanese kidnappers release Mithileshwar Singh (held for 30 months)
1987 Benito Santiago ends longest catcher/rookie hitting streak at 34
1987 Michael Pruffer of France skis 135.26 MPH at Portillo, Chile
1987 U.S.S.R. performs underground nuclear test
1986 Baltimore loses assuring Orioles of their 1st last-place finish
1986 Soviet Yankee-class sub sinks off NC, 3 die
1985 21st Shuttle Mission (51J)-Atlantis 1-all-military flight launched
1985 Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) adopts constitution
1985 Pope John Paul II declares Titus Brandsma divine
1985 South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands adopts constitution
1983 Paul McCartney and Michael Jackson release "Say, Say, Say" in the United Kingdom
1982 Cox 4 rowing record set at 12:52 for 99 miles (Geneva, Switzerland)
1982 Milwaukee whips Baltimore 10-2 to win AL East championship
1982 Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Inamori Golf Classic
1982 Record 11,763 start a 186 mile cross-country race near Stockholm
1982 Scott Weiland runs Detroit marathon backwards in less than 5 hours
1981 Brewers (since 1970) and Expos (1969) clinch their 1st-ever postseason
1981 Irish Nationalist at Maze Prison near Belfast end 7-month hunger strike
1981 Mike Weaver beats Quick Tillis in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
1980 4 dies in attack on synagogue in Paris
1978 Gold hits record $223.50 an ounce in London
1977 "Comedy with Music (Victor Borge)" opens at Imperial New York City for 66 performances
1977 Indira Gandhi arrested
1976 Hank Aaron singles in his last at bat and drives in his 2,297th run
1976 Helmuth Kohl's CDU wins German parliament election
1975 George Harrison releases "Extra Texture" album in the United Kingdom
1975 Ireland AKZO director Tiede Herrema kidnap
1974 Frank Robinson becomes baseball's 1st black manager with the Cleveland Indians
1974 Pele retires as soccer player
1973 Willi Stoph succeeds Walter Ulbricht as East German party leader
1972 Indians set a team record for lowest team batting avg .234
1972 Spaceflight 71-2 launched; 1st flexible substrate photovoltaic flown
1972 Steve Carlton wins 27th game for Phillies
1972 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test
1972 Baltimore Roric Harrison is last AL pitcher to homer until interleague play 25 years later
1971 Billie Jean King became 1st female athlete to win $100,000
1970 "Coco" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater New York City after 333 performances
1970 Baseball umpires call their 1st strike
1970 WAPT TV channel 16 in Jackson, MS (ABC) begins broadcasting
1968 Howard Sacklers "Great White Hope," premieres in New York City
1968 Military coup overthrows President Fernando Belaunde Terry in Peru
1968 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1967 KGSC (now KICU) TV channel 36 in San Jose, California (IND) begins
1967 King Boudouin inaugurates world's biggest floodgate (Antwerp)
1967 William Knight sets X-15 speed rec of 7,297 KPH/4,534 MPH/Mach 6.72
1966 Marshal Arturo da Costa e Silva elected president
1965 Cubs tie major league record of 3 triple plays in a season
1965 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Mickey Wright Golf Invitational
1965 Whitey Ford notches #232 to become Yankees winningest pitcher
1964 Yankees clinch their 5th straight pennant, and 29th in club's history
1963 "Here's Love" opens at Shubert Theater New York City for 338 performances
1963 Hurricane hits Haiti; about 5,000 die and 100,000 injured
1962 "Stop the World, I Want to Get Off" opens at Shubert New York City for 886 performances
1962 Dodgers set major league-record season attendance of 2,755,184
1962 Wally Schirra in Sigma 7 launched into Earth orbit
1961 "Dick Van Dyke Show" premieres on CBS-TV
1961 "Mr Ed" premieres
1961 "Sail Away" opens at Broadhurst Theater New York City for 167 performances
1961 KMED (now KTVL) TV channel 10 in Medford, OR (CBS) begins broadcasting
1960 "Flair" (CBS' answer to Monitor) premieres on radio with Dick Van Dyke
1960 Janio Quadros elected president of Brazil
1960 San Francisco's White House department store 1st to accept BankAmericard
1960 Yankees win 8-7, ending season on a 15 game win streak, and record 193 home runs
1959 13th NHL All-Star Game: Montreal beat All-Stars 6-1 at Montreal
1957 Willy Brandt elected mayor of West Berlin
1956 Sal Maglie and Dodgers defeat Yankees 6-3 in opening game of World Series
1955 "Captain Kangaroo" premieres on CBS-TV, Good Morning, Captain!
1955 "Mickey Mouse Club" premieres
1955 Juscelino Kubitschek de Oliveira becomes President of Brazil
1955 Soviet battleship "Novorossiisk" strikes WW II mine in Baltic Sea
1955 WDBJ TV channel 7 in Roanoke, Virginia (CBS) begins broadcasting
1955 WTVS TV channel 56 in Detroit, MI (PBS) begins broadcasting
1954 "Father Knows Best" premieres
1954 KFVS TV channel 12 in Cape Girardeau, MO (CBS) begins broadcasting
1953 10th Ryder Cup: U.S. wins 6 -5 at Wentworth, England
1953 7th NHL All-Star Game: All-Stars beat Montreal 3-1 at Montreal
1953 KGGM TV channel 13 in Albuquerque, New Mexico (CBS) begins broadcasting
1952 1st British nuclear test at Monte Bello Is Australia
1952 1st video recording on magnetic tape, LA, Ca
1952 Great Britain performs nuclear test at Monte Bello Is Australia
1951 Bobby Thomson home run - Giants win pennant defeating Dodgers
1950 1st black lead (Ethel Waters) on TV (Beulah)
1950 Indonesian army opens assault on Ambon, South Moluccas
1950 Baseball rules Phils lefty Curt Simmons cannot play in World Series despite his being on furlough from Army
1949 WERD, 1st black-owned radio station, opens in Atlanta
1948 Columbia U reports discovery of uranium in Belgian Congo
1948 NFL becomes 1st sport televised as sport of week
1947 "Under the Counter" opens at Shubert Theater New York City for 27 performances
1947 1st telescope lens 200" (508 cm) in diameter completed
1947 WMAL (now WJLA) TV channel 7 in Washington, D.C. (ABC) begins
1947 With only 1 out to go, Yank Floyd Beven gives up a double breaking his World Series no-hit bid, it scored 2 runs and he lost game
1946 Cards beat Dodgers 8-4 at Ebbets Field to win NL playoffs 2-0
1945 Elvis Presley's 1st public appearance, he is 10
1945 Tigers and Cubs meet in World Series for 4th time
1945 World Federation of Trade Unions forms; CIO a member
1944 1st broadcast of Radio Herrijzend Netherland
1944 RAF bombs West Kapelse
1943 British 8th army lands at Termoli, East Italy
1943 Operations begin at PETA Java, defending (Japanese) fatherland
1942 Franklin D. Roosevelt forms Office of Economic Stabilization
1942 Launch of 1st A-4/V-2 rocket to altitude of 53 miles (85 km)
1942 New York Yankees Frank Crosetti shoves ump Bill Summers in World Series, he is fined $200 and suspended for 1st 30 days of 1943 season
1941 Adolf Hitler says Russia is "broken" and would "never rise again"
1941 All elderly Jewish men of Kerenchug Ukraine, are killed by SS
1941 Nazi's blow up 6 synagoges in Paris
1940 France Vichy government proclaims end to Jewish status
1940 Reds beat Tigers ending NL's 10-game World Series losing streak
1940 U.S. forms parachute troops
1939 Lemmer-Urk Dike closes
1936 Yankees set new attendance record of 64,842 in 3rd game of World Series
1935 Italy invades Ethiopia
1933 Gustave "Staf" de Clerq forms Flemish National Covenant
1932 Iraq gains full independence from Britain, joins League of Nations
1929 British Labour government recovers diplomatic relations with U.S.S.R.
1929 Julius Curtius succeeds Stresemann as German foreign minister
1929 Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes changes name to Yugoslavia
1928 French sun "Ondine" sinks returning to Toulon, drowning 42
1926 1st congress of Paneuropabeweging opens in Vienna
1926 Violet Percy runs female record marathon (3:40:22)
1924 King Hussein of Hedzjaz abdicts throne
1923 Germany's Stresemann resigns
1922 1st facsimile photo send over city telephone lines, Washington, D.C.
1922 Rebecca Felton of Georgia becomes 1st woman in Senate
1920 Browns 1st baseman George Sisler gets his record 257th hit of season
1920 NFL (then American Pro Football Association) plays 1st games
1919 Reds Adolfo Luque is 1st Latin player to appear in a World Series
1919 Serbian, Croatian and Slavic parliment accord for 8 hour work day
1918 Boris becomes king of Bulgaria
1918 Czar Ferdinand I of Bulgaria does distance of throne
1918 Selwyn Theater opens at 229 W 42nd St. New York City
1913 Federal Income Tax signed into law (at 1%)
1906 SOS adopted as warning signal by 1st conference on wireless telegraphy
1906 U.S. regime names Charles Magoon, governor of Cuba
1906 William Vaughan Moody's "Great Divide," premieres in New York City
1904 France and Spain sign treaty for Morocco Independence
1904 Giants Christy Mathewson strikes out then record 16 Cards
1904 Mary McLeod Bethune opens Daytona Normal and Industrial School
1900 Edward Elgar/Cardinal Newmans oratorium premieres in Birmingham
1899 J. S. Thurman patents motor-driven vacuum cleaner
1890 Captain Guillaume of Kerckhoven marches into Boma Congo
1872 Bloomingdale's department store in New York opens
1863 Lincoln designates last Thursday in November as Thanksgiving Day
1862 Battle of Corinth, Mississippi
1862 Skirmish at Bardstown, Kentucky
1833 Composer Hector Berlioz marries actress Harriet Smithson
1789 Washington proclaims 1st national Thanksgiving Day
1778 Captain Cook anchors at Alaska
1735 France and Emperor Karel VI sign peace accord
1691 English and Dutch army occupies Limerick Ireland
1657 French troops occupy Mardyke
1605 Chinese uprising on Philippines, Tondo/Quiapo massacre
1574 Fleet under Admiral Boisot seize Spanish
1569 Battle of Montcontour: Duke of Anjou beats Huguenots
1430 Jews are expelled from Eger Bohemia
1264 Comet said to predict death of Pope Urban IV is last seen
1247 Willem II of Holland elected Roman Catholic German emperor
1143 Cardinal Guido elected Pope Coelestinus II

A Cool Fall Day on the Prairie

By: plapman, 12:11 PM GMT on October 02, 2010

href="" target="_blank" >Click for Portage Southport, Manitoba Forecasttoday will be sSunny with a high of 15.
Tonight will remain clear with an overnight low of 3.
I had a good trip into the city yesterday. and have new hearing aids installed. They seem to work as good if not better than the loaners I had.
There's still no word on Kramer. Either someone has adopted him or he's met his maker I guess.
Abbey and me did't get to go for our walk till 3 yesterday afternoon. She sure was anxious to get going as soon as I came home from the city.
From my Basement Window

Todays Events in History from
2009 The International Olympic Committee awards the 2016 Olympics to Rio de Janeiro
1996 30th Country Music Association Award: Brooks and Dunn win
1995 "Moon Over Buffalo" opens at Martin Beck Theater New York City for 308 performances
1995 Seattle Mariners beat California Angels, 9-1 in a playoff game to win AL West
1994 "Show Boat," opens at Gershwin Theater New York City
1994 Pakistan defeat Australia by one wicket in Karachi Test
1993 Spike Lee weds Tonya Lewis
1992 Vice President Itamar Franco becomes President of Brazil
1991 Eric Lindros, refused to sign with Quebec Nordiques
1991 Steffi Graf becomes the youngest woman to win 500 pro tennis matches
1991 Toronto Blue Jays clinches AL East title and becomes 1st team to draw 4 million fans
1990 "Michael Feinstein in Concert -" opens at Golden New York City for 30 performances
1990 Allies cede any remaining rights as occupiers of Germany
1990 Chinese plane explodes, about 100 die
1990 U.S. Senate votes 90-9 to confirm David Souter to Supreme Court
1990 Radio Berlin International's final transmission (links to Deutsche Welles of West Germany); final song is "The End" by Doors
1988 24th Olympic games close at Seoul, Korea
1988 Gelindo Bordin wins 21st Olympics marathon (2:10:32)
1988 Minn Twins are 1st AL club ever to break 3 million season attendance
1988 Pakistan's Supreme Court orders free elections
1988 Police breakup domestic disturbance between Mike Tyson and Robin Givens
1988 Mike Tyson wrecks furniture in his Bernardsville New Jersey Mansion
1986 Failed assassination attempt on India premier Rajiv Gandhi
1986 Mike Scott is 3rd NL pitcher to strike out 300 in a season (306)
1986 New York Met Dwight Gooden is 1st to strike out 200 or more in 1st 3 seasons
1986 Sikhs attempt to assassinate Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi
1985 Russian party leader Gorbatsjov visits Paris
1985 Tigers Darrell Evans is 1st to hit 40 home run seasons in both leagues
1984 3 cosmonauts return after a record 237 days in orbit
1984 In 1st LCS game played with replacement umps, Cubs cbeat Padres 13-0
1984 Richard Miller, becomes 1st (former) FBI agent, charged with espionage
1983 Art Monk begins NFL streak of 136 plus consecutive game receptions
1983 Carl Yastrezemski's last at bat
1983 Kathy Postlewait wins LPGA San Jose Golf Classic
1982 Bomb attack in Teheran, kills 60, injures 700
1981 Ali Chamenei elected president of Iran
1980 Larry Holmes TKOs Muhammad Ali in 11 for heavyweight boxing title
1980 Michael Myers (D-Pa), is 1st rep expelled in over 100 years (ABSCAM)
1978 Syrian and Palestinians shoot in East Beirut, 1,300 killed
1978 Yankees win 3rd straight AL East beating Red Sox 5-4 in a playoff game. Guidry wins #25 aided by Dent's homer and Pinella's fielding
1977 Pakistan general Zia ul-Haq bans all opposition
1977 Vivian Brownlee wins LPGA Dallas Civitan Golf Open
1977 Dusty Baker 30th home run joins teammates Steve Garvey (33), Reggie Smith (32), and Ron Cey (30) in make Dodgers 1st team to boast 4 30-home run hitters
1976 "Let My People Come" closes at Morosco Theater New York City after 106 performances
1974 Hank Aaron's 733rd career home run on his last NL at bat
1972 "From Israel with Love" opens at Palace Theater New York City for 8 performances
1972 Aeroflot Il-18 crashes near Black Sea resort of Sochi, kills 105
1972 Bill Stoneman of Montreal pitches his 2nd no-hitter, beating Mets, 7-0
1972 Danish population votes for European Common Market membership
1972 Mont Expos Bill Stoneman 2nd no-hitter beats New York Mets, 7-0
1972 Ron Johnson becomes 1st New York Giant to score 4 touchdowns vs. Philadelphia
1971 Homing pigeon averages 133 KPH (record) in 1100-km Australian race
1970 Billy Martin named manager of Detroit Tigers
1970 Plane carrying Wichita State University football team crashes killing 30
1969 Seattle Pilots last game in Seattle, lose 3-1 to As in front of 5,473
1969 U.S. performs underground nuclear test at Amchitka Island Aleutians
1968 1st London performance of "Promises Promises" presented
1968 Bob Gibson sets a World Series record of 17 strikeouts
1968 Mexico City police fire on protesting students, 300-500 killed
1968 Peru coup under General Velasco Alvarado, President Belaunde Terry flees
1968 Republic Guinea forms (day of republic)
1968 1st time, 2 soon-to-be-named MVPs oppose each other Cards Bob Gibson beat Tigers Denny McLain 4-0
1967 Grateful Dead members arrested by narcotic agents
1967 Groundbreaking begins on Veteran Stadium in Philadelphia
1967 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Seven Lakes Golf Invitational
1967 Thurgood Marshall sworn in as 1st black Supreme Court Justice
1966 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Mickey Wright Golf Invitational
1966 Los Angeles Dodgers Sandy Koufax clinches 3rd Los Angeles pennant in 4 years
1965 Dodgers beat Braves to clinch NL pennant
1965 Mel Stottlemyre wins game #20
1965 Phillies' Chris Short strikes-out 18 New York Mets
1965 Pope Paul VI named MR Perey bishop's helper of New Orleans
1964 Phillies tie major league record with season's 3rd triple play (Reds)
1963 Dodgers' Sandy Koufax strikes out World Series record 15 Yankees
1963 West German Chancellor Adenauer condemns western grain shipments to U.S.S.R.
1962 SF beats LA, 8-7 in 4h18m 9 inning playoff game
1962 U.S. performs atmospheric nuclear test at Johnston Island
1961 "Ben Casey" premieres on NBC-TV
1961 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya U.S.S.R.
1961 WETA TV channel 26 in Washington, D.C. (PBS) begins broadcasting
1961 WHRO TV channel 15 in Hampton-Norfolk, Virginia (PBS) begins broadcasting
1960 Louise Suggs wins LPGA San Antonio Civitan Golf Tournament
1959 Rod Serling's "Twilight Zone" premieres on CBS-TV
1958 Guinea (French Guinea) gains independence from France (National Day)
1958 Musical show "Valmouth," 1st produced in London
1958 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya U.S.S.R.
1957 New York Yankees appear in their 25th World Series
1957 New volcanic island appears off Fayal Island Azores
1956 1st atomic power clock exhibited-NYC
1955 "Alfred Hitchcock Presents" premieres
1955 9th NHL All-Star Game: Detroit beat All-Stars 3-1 at Detroit
1955 Actress Joyce Randolph marries publisher Richard Charles
1955 Chiva Stoica becomes premier of Romania
1955 WHTN (now WOWK) TV ch 13 in Huntington-Charleston, WV (CBS) begins
1954 8th NHL All-Star Game: All-Stars beat Detroit 2-2 at Detroit
1954 Former French possession of Chandernagore made part of West Bengal
1954 New York Giants sweep Cleveland Indians, in 51st World Series
1953 "Comedy in Music (Victor Borge)" opens at John Golden New York City for 849 perf
1953 Dodger Carl Erskine strikes out 14 Yankees in World Series
1951 1st Netherland TV broadcast (Toverspiegel)
1951 Dodgers beat Giants 10-0, in 2nd game of play-offs
1950 1st strip of Charlie Brown, "Li'l Folks," later "Peanuts" in 9 papers
1950 Mao Tse Tung proclaims in telegram to Stalin, China intervenes Korea
1950 Red Sox Dom DiMaggio leads AL with only 15 stolen bases
1950 Bob Shaw of Chicago Cardinals sets NFL record with 5 TD receptions
1950 Chicago Cards Jim Hardy passes for 6 touchdowns vs Baltimore Colts (55-13)
1949 St. Louis Browns use 9 pitchers, lose to Whites Sox 4-3
1949 U.S.S.R. recognizes People's Republic of China
1949 Yankees and Red Sox, tied for 1st place, play final game of season. Yankees win 5-3 and clinch pennant #16
1948 "Finian's Rainbow" closes at 46th St. Theater New York City after 725 performances
1947 "Music in My Heart" opens at Adelphi Theater New York City for 124 performances
1947 Revised International Telecommunication Convention adopted
1947 Yankee Yogi Berra becomes 1st to pinch hit a World Series homer
1946 1st network soap opera-Faraway Hill-Dumont
1944 Nazis crush Warsaw Uprising killing 250,000 people
1944 U.S. B-17's drops pamphlets on Walcheren
1943 Japanse troops leave Kolombangara, Solomon Island
1943 Yankees sweep 14th doubleheader of year, beating Browns, 5-1 and 7-6
1942 "Queen Mary" slices cruiser "Curacao" in half, killing 338
1942 1st self-sustaining nuclear chain reaction demonstrated, Chicago
1941 6 Paris synagogues are bombed by Gestapo
1941 Germans launch attack on Moscow
1940 17 German aircrafts shot down above England
1940 British Council receives British Charter
1940 British liner Empress loaded with refugees for Canada, sunk
1939 Birdbaths installed in Union Square, SF
1938 Indian Bob Feller strikes out record 18 Tigers (Chester Laabs 5 times)
1937 Franklin D. Roosevelt visits Grand Coulee Dam construction site in Washington State
1936 1st alcohol power plant forms, Atchison, Kansas
1936 Amsterdam's Calvinist Churches reject nazism
1936 French franc devalued
1936 New York Yankees score World Series record 18 runs, beating Giants 18-4
1936 Tony Lazzeri becomes 1st Yank to hit a World Series grand slam
1935 Mussolini's Italian armys attacks Abyssinia (Ethiopia)
1935 NY Hayden Planetarium, 4th in U.S., opens
1933 Eugene O'Neill's comedy "Ah, Wilderness," premieres in New York City
1932 New York Yankees sweep Chicago Cubs in 29th World Series
1932 Washington Redskins (as Boston Braves) play 1st NFL game, lose 14-0
1931 Pope Pius XI encyclical On economic crisis
1926 Bert Gibb of Hamilton Tigers kicks 9 singles in a game
1924 League of Nations approves protocols of Geneva
1923 British occuping army leaves Constantinople
1923 Harry Heilmann goes 2-for-2, sit out rest of season, except for a pinch single on final day, hitting .403
1921 New York Yankee Babe Ruth hits then record 59th home run
1920 Only tripleheader of century (Reds win 13-4, 7-3 then Pirates win 6-0)
1919 1st edition "Volkskrant" (People's newspaper) published in Netherlands
1919 President Woodrow Wilson has a stroke, leaving him partially paralyzed
1916 Grover Cleveland Alexander records his 16th shutout of year
1916 San Diego Zoo founded
1915 7.8 earthquake shakes Pleasant Valley Nevada
1913 Phillies beat New York Giants 2 games out of 3 in a tripleheader
1910 1st 2 aircraft collision (Milan Italy)
1910 Henry Wijnmalen flies to 2,800m altitude (world record)
1909 1st rugby match (Twickenham)
1908 Addie Joss perfect game stops Ed Walsh 1-0 who won 40 in a row
1907 Phillies Eddie Grant goes 7 for 7 in a doubleheader vs Giants
1906 Tommy Burns KOs Jim Burns in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
1901 1st Royal Naval submarine launched at Barrow
1900 Belgium crown prince Albert von Saksen-Coburg weds Elisabeth of Bayern
1899 Orange Free state mobilizes
1895 1st cartoon comic strip is printed in a newspaper
1889 1st Pan American conference (Washington D.C.)
1879 Start of Sherlock Holmes adventure "Musgrave Ritual"
1872 Morgan State University founded
1871 Brigham Young, mormon leader, arrest for bigamy
1870 Italy annexes Rome and Papal States; Rome made Italian capital
1866 J Osterhoudt patents tin can with key opener
1861 Former Vice President John C. Breckinridge flees Kentucky
1853 Austrian law forbids Jews from owning land
1836 Darwin returns to England aboard HMS Beagle (after 5 years)
1833 Charles Darwin rides through Corunda to Santa Fe, Argentina
1833 New York Anti-Slavery Society organized
1804 England mobilizes to protect against French invasion
1799 Duke of York and Russians capture Alkmaar in Netherlands
1795 Tula (leader slave uprising) sentence to death in Curacao
1792 Baptist Missionary Society forms in London
1787 Maagden House opens in Amsterdam
1760 Russian/Austrian army evacuates Berlin
1700 Spanish king Carlos II appoints Philip van Anjou, heir to throne
1656 U.S. colony Connecticut passes law against Quakers
1614 French king Louis XIII (13) declared an adult
1608 Prototype of modern reflecting telescope completed by Jan Lippershey
1586 Battle at Zutphen: English-Dutch army
1572 Spanish army occupies/plunders/destroys Mechelen
1540 Venice/Turkey signs peace
1535 Jacques Cartier discovers Mount Royal (Montreal)
1518 English cardinal Thomas Wolsey makes European plan
1492 King Henry VII of England invades France
1187 Sultan Saladin captures Jerusalem from Crusaders
1134 Storm flood ravages Zeeland county
976 Hisham II appointed kalief of Cordoba
939 Battle at Andernach: King Otto and Hermann of Zwaben beat Eberhard of France and Giselbert of Lutherans

Sunshine on the Prairie

By: plapman, 12:17 PM GMT on October 01, 2010

Today will be sunny with thw wind becoming north at 20 km/h (12 mph) this morning. The high will be 16C(61F).
Tonight will remain clear with the north wind at 20 km/h (12 mph) becoming light early this evening. The overnight low will be near 0C(32F).

I'm off to the big city again for the new hearing aids. I have a friend driving me. This being without a drivers license sure is a pain for both me and my friends. It's a good thing most of them are retired like me.
A Short version of thoday history from
1977 Department Of Energy established
1971 Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida opens
1969 Concorde 001 test flight breaks sound barrier
1908 Henry Ford introduces Model T car
1896 Yosemite becomes a National Park

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Retired and loving it. If I'd have known about retirement befor I started my 40 year career with the government of Manitoba I'd have retired first. :)Ah

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