The Northern Edge

The Northern Edge in temporary shutdown

By: plapman, 3:23 PM GMT on November 28, 2010

Good Morning
I'm still siezure free but I didn't get a good sleep last night. I just woke from a short nap this morning and will try again this afternoon. I feel good otherwise.
Have a good day all of my supporters.

A Colorado Low for Monday on the Prairie

By: plapman, 1:41 PM GMT on November 27, 2010

oday will be sunny with a high of -11C(12F). Today
Cloudy with sunny periods. Fog patches this morning. High -7C(19F).
Clear. Increasing cloudiness after midnight. Low -11C(12F).
Snother sleepless night for me. I've been awake since 4:30 and never fell asleep untill near midnight.

Finally clear on the Prairie

By: plapman, 1:50 PM GMT on November 26, 2010

Tonight will start clear then increasing cloudiness overnight. The low will be -17C(1F.
The wind forecasted never came so its only about 4 inches of snow to clear from the driverway.
Another night with poor sleep. I've been awake since 4 am. What along night laying in the dark.

More Snow and Blowing Snow on the Prairie

By: plapman, 3:34 PM GMT on November 25, 2010

Today will bring more snow and local blowing snow. Amount 5 to 10 cm(2.0 to 3.9 in). Thw wind becoming northwest 40 km/h (25 mph) gusting to 60 km/h (37 mph) near noon. Temperature falling to -14C(6F) this morning then rising. Wind chill -26 this afternoon.
Tonight will bring clearing this evening with local blowing snow early this evening. The wind will be northwest at 40 km/h (25 mph) gusting to 60 km/h (37 mph) becoming light this evening. The overnight low will be -17C(1F).
I'm late getting on this morning. I had an eary appointment for bloodwork. It seems those vampires can't leave me lone.

Snowfall warning in effect on the prairie

By: plapman, 1:41 PM GMT on November 24, 2010

Today will bring more snow . Amount 10 cm(3.9 in). The wind will be easterlyu ay 20 km/h (12 mph) becoming light this afternoon. A high of -4C(24F) is expected.
Tonight will be cloudy with a 60% chance of flurries. The wind becoming southerly at 20 km/h (12 mph) near midnight. The overnight low will be -17C(1F).
I cancelled Abbey's walk yesterday. I thought it was too cold for me.

Late on the Prairie

By: plapman, 6:24 PM GMT on November 23, 2010

I'm late getting on today.
I made a quick trip to the ER this morninging. I didn't feel right. Fearing another stroke or siezre the Queen took no chances and rushed me to the ER.
Luckily the doctors ruled out anything serious. I didn't get a good sleep last night, that may have caused it.

Flurries on the Prairie

By: plapman, 2:35 PM GMT on November 22, 2010

Todaywill be cloudy with a 60% chance of flurries.The wind becoming north at 20 km/h (12 mph) near noon. The high for today will be -7C(19F).
Tonight will remain cloudy with a 30% chance of flurries this evening. The North wind at 20 km/h (12 mph) becoming light this evening as the low drops to -13C(8F).

I cleared the driveway again yesterday and a path for the mailperson to cut across my lawn. While there I did the neighbors drive too. It only added another 5 minutes to the task. Winter hasn't really started yet and I tired of snow already. Only another 5 months to go!

Snow and More Snow on the Prairie

By: plapman, 3:12 PM GMT on November 21, 2010

Today will brimg periods of snow with another5 cm(2.0 in) expected.The high will be -7C(19F).
Tonight will remain cloudy with 60% chance of flurries this evening then cloudy periods. The overnight low will be -12C(10F).

The GGranddaughters are here again. They sure keep the Queen and me hopping. Where do those tykes get the energy?

More Snow on the Prairie

By: plapman, 2:14 PM GMT on November 20, 2010

Today will start sunny then see increasing cloudiness early this afternoon. The high will be only -13C(8F).
Tonight will be cloudy with snow beginning near midnight. Amount 2 to 4 cm(0.8 to 1.6 in). The overnight low will be to -10C(14F) by morning.
I started the snowblower and cleared the driveway yesterday but it looks like I'll be doing it again tomorrow. I'd rather cut grass than move snow.

A White Landscape on the Prairie

By: plapman, 1:53 PM GMT on November 19, 2010

Today will be cloudy with sunny periods and 60% chance of flurries. There will be local blowing snow this morning and early this afternoon. The wind will be westerly at 40 km/h (25 mph) gusting to 70 km/h (43 mph)then becoming northwest at 20 km/h (12 mph) this afternoon. The high will be -3C(26F) with temperature falling to -10C(14F) this afternoon.
Tonight will see cloudy periods with a. 60% chance of flurries early this evening. The wind ,northwest at 20 km/h (12 mph), becoming light this evening. The overnight low will be -16C(3F).
Today's Events in History from

2008 Claudia Castillo has a successful trachea transplant from stem-cell created organ
1997 "Eugene Onegin," opens at Martin Beck Theater New York City
1997 "Old Neighborhood," opens at Booth Theater New York City
1997 STS-87 (Columbia 24) launches into orbit
1996 "God Said, Ha!," opens at Lyceum Theater New York City for 22 performances
1996 "Sex and Longing" closes at Cort Theater New York City
1996 Albert Belle, signs record five-year, $55 million with White Sox
1996 Space Shuttle STS-80 (Columbia 21), launches into space
1995 "Beatle Anthology" premieres on ABC-TV
1995 "Sacrilege" closes at Belasco Theater New York City after 21 performances
1995 "School for Scandal" opens at Lyceum Theater New York City for 23 performances
1995 83rd CFL Grey Cup: Baltimore Stallions defeats Calgary Stampeders, 37-20
1995 Keelin Curnuck, 23, Ms Venus Swimwear 1994, crowned Miss New York USA
1995 Suicide bomber blasts into Egyptian embassy in Islamabad, kills 16
1994 Aishwarya Rai, 21, of India, crowned 44th Miss World
1994 Sam's Town Bowling Invitational won by Tish Johnson
1993 Algerian Moslem fundamentalists uprising, 27 killed
1993 Curaeaose vote to remain part of Dutch Antilles
1992 "3 From Brooklyn" opens at Helen Hayes Theater New York City for 45 performances
1991 Baltimore Orioles shortstop Cal Ripken wins his 2nd AL MVP
1990 Greyhound files reoganization plan so they can be traded publically
1990 Iraq announces it will free all German hostages
1990 Pittsburgh's Barry Bonds wins NL MVP
1989 U.S. beats Trinidad, 1-0 qualifing for 1990 world soccer cup finals it was US' 1st qualification since 1950
1988 LA Law's Corbin Bernsen marries actress Amanda Pays
1987 France performs nuclear test
1986 Phillies 3rd baseman Mike Schmidt wins NL MVP
1986 Tina Howe's "Coastal Disturbances," premieres in New York City
1985 Herb Gardner's "I'm Not Rappaport," premieres in New York City
1985 President Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev meet for 1st time
1984 Liquid gas tank in Mexico City explodes; 334 die
1984 New York Met Dwight Gooden, 20, is youngest to be named NL Rookie of Year
1983 Edmonton Oilers beat New Jersey Devils, 13-4, Wayne Gretzky calls the Devils "a Mickey Mouse organization"
1980 CBS TV bans Calvin Klein's jean ad featuring Brooke Shields
1979 Astros sign Nolan Ryan, to record 4 year, $4.5 million contract
1978 Gavaskar gets twin cricket tons for India for 2nd time
1977 Egyptian president Sadat visits Israel
1977 Canuck's Ron Sedlbauer fails on 3rd penalty shot against Islanders
1977 Egyptian President Anwar Sadat arrives in Israel
1977 Libya drops diplomatic relations with Egypt
1976 George Harrison releases "This Song"
1976 Patty Hearst is freed on $15 million bail
1975 Reds 2nd baseman Joe Morgan is named NL MVP
1973 Elections in Suriname, premier Sedney's PNP doesn't win a chair
1972 "Ambassador" opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater New York City for 9 performances
1972 "Dear Oscar" closes at Playhouse Theater New York City after 5 performances
1972 Gershwin Theater (Uris) opens at 1633 Broadway New York City
1972 KFIZ TV channel 34 in Fond du Lac, WI suspends broadcasting
1972 Willy Brandts SPD wins West German election
1970 Golden Gate Park Conservatory becomes a California state historical landmark
1970 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1969 Apollo 12's Conrad and Bean become 3rd and 4th humans on Moon
1969 WENY TV channel 36 in Elmira, New York (ABC) begins broadcasting
1968 Mali military coup, president Modibo Keita flees
1968 Yankees pitcher Stan Bahnsen wins AL Rookie of Year
1967 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Pensacola Ladies' Golf Invitational
1966 Mad Dog Vachon beats Dick The Bruiser in Omaha, to become NWA champ
1965 ABC radio begins weekly "Vietnam Update" report
1965 Kellogg's Pop Tarts pastries created
1963 Worst Canadian air disaster kills 118 in Montreal
1962 Fidel Castro accepts removal of Soviet weapons
1962 KOET (now KULC) TV channel 9 in Ogden, UT (PBS) begins broadcasting
1962 SN Behrman's "Lord Pengo," premieres in New York City
1962 Todor Zjivkov becomes premier of Bulgaria
1961 Houston George Blanda passes for 7 touchdowns vs New York Titans (49-13)
1960 Mickey Vernon is hired as 1st manager of new Washington team
1959 "Rocky and His Friends" debuts on ABC
1959 Ford cancels Edsel
1958 First 2 F-27 Fokker's Friendships delivered on Aer Lingus
1957 Antonin Novotny appointed president of Czechoslovakia
1955 KXMB TV channel 12 in Bismarck, ND (CBS/ABC) begins broadcasting
1953 U.S. Supreme Court rules (7-2) baseball is a sport not a business
1953 U.S. Vice President Richard Nixon visits Hanoi
1952 North American F-86 Sabre sets world aircraft speed record, 1124 KPH
1952 Spain joins UNESCO
1951 Roy Campanella named NL MVP on his 30th birthday
1951 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1950 U.S. General Eisenhower becomes supreme commander of NATO-Europe
1949 Prince Rainier III coronation as 30th ruling Prince of Monaco
1948 Belgian government of Spaak, forms
1947 200" mirror arrives at Mount Palomar
1946 Bradman scores 119 South Australia vs. Victoria, 183 minutes, 8 fours
1943 U-536 sinks in Atlantic Ocean
1942 Joseph Goebbels visits "German Theatre in the Niederlanden"
1942 Russia launches winter offensive against Germans along Don front
1940 Belgian King Leopold III visits Adolf Hitler
1940 German air raid on Birmingham fails
1939 Don Lash wins 6th straight AAU cross-country 10K championship
1933 Women allowed to vote in Spain (helps right wing)
1932 Joe Kershalla scores 71 points in a college football game
1932 Shaft and Thyssen demand Hitler become German chancellor
1928 1st issue of Time magazine, Japanese Emperor Hirohito on cover
1926 British mine strikes after 28 weeks ends
1923 Bela Bartok's "Tancsuite," premieres
1922 Demonstration for a French Language University in Ghent
1919 U.S. Senate rejects Treaty of Versailles and League of Nations
1911 New York receives 1st Marconi wireless transmission from Italy
1910 Ferenc Moln rs "Tester," premieres in Budapest
1909 Former Dutch premier Abraham Kuyper denies corruption
1906 London selected to host 1908 Olympics
1903 Carrie Nation attempts to address Senate
1896 Start of Sherlock Holmes "Adventure of Sussex Vampire"
1895 Frederick E. Blaisdell patents the pencil
1894 1st mushroom on a stamp (China 1 and 5 Ap)
1894 Dutch troops occupy and plunders palace of Tjakra Negara, Lombok
1893 1st newspaper color supplement (New York World)
1887 Start of Sherlock Holmes "Adventure of Dying Detective"
1879 National Association of Trotting Horse Breeders determines what "is" a trotter
1874 William Marcy "Boss" Tweed, of Tammany Hall (New York City) convicted of defrauding city of $6M, sentenced to 12 years' imprisonment
1863 Lincoln delivers his address in Gettysburg; "4 score and 7 years..."
1861 Julia Ward Howe committed "Battle Hymn of the Republic" to paper
1850 Lord Tennyson becomes British poet laureate
1837 Floridsdorf-Deutsch Wagram railway in Austria opens
1824 Storm causes St. Petersburg flood, killing 10,000
1794 Jakobonen Club forms in Paris
1794 Jay Treaty, 1st U.S. extradition treaty, signed with Great Britain
1700 Battle at Narva: Swedish king Karel XII beats Russians
1644 1st protestant ministry society in New England
1621 Rabbi Isaiah b Abraham aha-Levi Horowitz arrives in Israel
1620 Mayflower reaches Cape Cod and explores the coast
1544 Pope Paul III opens council of Trente
1523 Giulio de' Medici chosen as Pope Clemens VII
1521 Battle at Milan: Emperor Karel V's/pontifical/Spanish/German troops beat France and occupy Milan
1493 Christopher Columbus discovers Puerto Rico, on his 2nd voyage
1367 League of Cologne goes against Danish king Waldemar IV
1302 Pope Boniface VIII delegates degree "Unam sanctam"
615 Pope Deusdedit/Adeodatus I elected to succeed Boniface IV
498 Anastasius II ends his reign as Catholic Pope
461 St. Hilary begins his reign as Catholic Pope

Snowfall warning in ffect on the prairie

By: plapman, 1:21 PM GMT on November 18, 2010

Cloudy. Snow at times heavy beginning this morning. Amount 5 to 10 cm(2.0 to 3.9 in). Wind becoming southeast 30 km/h (19 mph) near noon. High -6C(21F).
Snow at times heavy ending near midnight then cloudy. Amount 5 cm(2.0 in). Temperature steady near -6C(21F).

A Short list of Events in History from
Today's History
Today's Birthdays

1993 NAFTA passes House of Representatives
1970 Linus Pauling declares large doses of Vitamin C could ward off colds
1970 Russia lands self propelled rover on Moon
1961 John F. Kennedy sends 18,000 military advisors to South Vietnam
1936 Main span of Golden Gate Bridge joined
All Events on November 18

Snow on the Prairie Tomorrow

By: plapman, 1:18 PM GMT on November 17, 2010

Click for Portage Southport, Manitoba Forecast

Today will be cloudy with a 30% chance of flurries this morning. Clearing this afternoon.The wind will be northwest at 20 km/h (12 mph) becoming light this morning.A high of -2C(28F) is expected.
By tomorrow evening the window view will show white according to the forecast with snow in the long range forecast
Tonight will be clear with at low of -14C(6F).
From MY Basement Window
The new recreaton center is being used in a new movie. It will be called Goon. They story line will be hockey. The granddaughter was hired on as an extra.
Today's events in history from

997 Mario Lemieux enters NHL Hall of Fame
1997 Islamist terrorists murder 60 tourists at Luxor in Egypt
1996 "Present Laughter" opens at Walter Kerr Theater New York City
1996 Sam's Town Bowling Invitational
1994 "Sunset Boulevard" opens at Minskoff Theater New York City for 977 performances
1994 3rd Germany government of Kohl forms
1994 Irish government of Reynolds resigns
1993 "Grand Night For Singing" opens at Criterion Theater New York City for 52 performances
1993 Antonov AN-124 flies in South Iran against mountain: 17 killed
1993 U.S. House of Representatives approve Nafta
1992 "Gypsy Passion" opens at Plymouth Theater New York City for 55 performances
1992 Blue Jay Nigel Wilson is 1st pick of Marlins in expansion draft
1992 Dateline NBC airs a demonstration show General Motors trucks, blowing up on impact, later revealed NBC rigged test
1992 Erling Kagge begins successful exploration at South pole
1991 "Brigadoon" closes at New York State Theater New York City after 12 performances
1991 1st TV condom ad aired (FOX- TV)
1991 Detroit Lion Mike Utley is paralized in a game vs Los Angeles Rams
1989 Bret Saberhagen signs record $2,966,667 per year Kansas City Royal contract
1988 Linda Petursdottir of Iceland, 18, crowned 38th Miss World
1988 Neil Simon's "Rumors," premieres in New York City
1987 George Bell is 1st Blue Jay ever to win the AL MVP
1986 "Oh Coward!" opens at Helen Hayes Theater New York City for 56 performances
1985 Howard Stern begins broadcasting on 92.3 WXRK FM in New York
1985 New York Jets best offensive production beating Tampa Bay 62-28
1984 Golden State Warrior scores 59 points losing to New Jersey Nets 124-110
1984 Islanders score 20 assists against Rangers
1983 "La Tragedie de Carmen" opens at Beaumont Theater New York City for 187 performances
1983 Harm Wiersma retains checkers world championship
1983 Philadelphia Flyers win 13th straight NHL game
1982 Dale Murphy wins NL MVP
1981 "1st" opens at Martin Beck Theater New York City for 37 performances
1981 NBA New York Knick Bill Cartwright, ties record of 19 of 19 free throws
1980 John Lennon releases "Double Fantasy" album in the United Kingdom
1979 Daniel Okrent sketches out 1st draft rules for Rotisserie Baseball
1979 Khomeini frees most black and female U.S. hostages
1979 New York Stars (WBL) home opener at MSG in New York City
1979 On a flight to Austin, TX, Daniel Okrent sketches out the first
1978 Gerald Lascelles (under English princess Mary) weds Elizabeth Colvin
1977 Bernard Pomerance's "Elephant Man," premieres in London
1977 Egyptian President Sadat formally accepts invitation to visit Israel
1977 Miss World Contest - Miss U.K. wears $9,500 platinum bikini
1976 China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor PRC
1974 Bonnie Bryant wins Bill Branch LPGA Golf Classic
1974 Union of Banana Exporting Countries (UPEB) forms
1973 Greek regime attacks students with tanks, 100s killed
1973 Teri Garr plays role of a stripper on "The Nurse"
1973 President Nixon tells AP "...people have got to know whether or not their President is a crook. Well, I'm not a crook"
1972 Juan Peron returns to Argentina
1970 British newspaper Sun puts 1st pinup girl on pg 3 (Stephanie Rahn)
1970 Russia lands Lunokhod 1 unmanned remote-controlled vehicle on Moon
1969 SALT-discussions open in Helsinki Finland
1968 "Zorba" opens at Imperial Theater New York City for 305 performances
1968 John Kander/Fred Ebbs musical "Zorba," premieres in New York City
1968 KHNE TV channel 29 in Hastings, NB (PBS) begins broadcasting
1968 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Pensacola Ladies' Golf Invitational
1968 NBC cuts to show "Heidi," misses Raider's rally to beat Jets, 43-32
1967 Beatles Ltd and Apple Music Ltd swap names
1967 French author Regis Debray sentenced to 30 years in Bolivia
1967 Surveyor 6 becomes 1st man-made object to lift off Moon
1966 Leonids meteor shower peaks (150,000+ per hour)
1965 General Meeting of United Nations refuses admittance of China PR
1965 William Eckert is unanimously elected commissioner of baseball
1964 British Labour Party installs weapon embargo against South Africa
1963 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Mary Mills Miss Gulf Coast Golf Invitational
1962 "Little Me" opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater New York City for 257 performances
1962 "Nowhere to Go, But Up" closes at Winter Garden New York City after 9 performances
1962 President Kennedy dedicates Dulles International Airport outside Washington D.C.
1962 Simon/Coleman/Leigh's musical "Little Me," premieres in New York City
1962 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1960 New Washington franchise is awarded to Elwood Quesada
1959 De Beers firm of South Africa announces synthetic diamond
1959 Giants slugger Willie McCovey wins NL Rookie of Year
1959 William Shea shows proposed New York City stadium with transparent roof
1958 KAII TV channel 7 in Wailuku, HI (NBC) begins broadcasting
1957 WBOY TV channel 12 in Clarksburg, WV (NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting
1956 Syracuse fullback Jim Brown, scores NCAA record of 43 pts (vs Colgate)
1956 U.S.S.R. performs atmospheric nuclear test
1953 St. Louis Browns officially become the Baltimore Baseball Club Inc
1948 Britain's House of Commons votes to nationalize steel industry
1945 "Girl from Nantucket" closes at Adelphi Theater New York City after 12 performances
1945 New world air speed record 606 mph (975 kph) set by HJ Wilson of RAF
1941 Virgil Thomson's 2nd Symphony, premieres
1940 Green Bay Packers become 1st NFL team to travel by plane
1939 German U-boat torpedoes passenger ship
1939 Jerome Kern/Hammerstein II's "Very Warm for May," premieres in New York City
1938 Italy passes their own version of anti-Jewish Nuremberg laws
1937 Britains Lord Halifax visits Germany, beginning of appeasement
1936 Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy become overnight success on radio
1934 Lyndon B. Johnson marries Claudia Alta Taylor
1933 U.S. recognizes U.S.S.R., opens trade
1932 German government of von Papen, resigns
1931 Bradman scores 135 NSW vs. South Africa, 128 minutes, 15 fours
1930 Musical "Sweet and Low" with Fanny Brice premieres in New York City
1929 Pascual Ortiz Rubio elected president of Mexico
1929 Stalin throws Nicolai Bucharin out of Politburo
1928 Boston Garden officially opens
1928 Notre Dame finally lost a football game after nearly 25 years
1927 Tornado hits Washington D.C.
1926 NHL's Chicago Black Hawks play their 1st game, beat Tor St. Pats 4-1
1922 Turkish sultan Mehmed VI flees to Malta on British warship
1918 Social Democratic Party becomes Communistc Party Holland: CPH
1917 Lenin defended "temporary" removal of freedom of the press
1914 U.S. declares Panama Canal Zone neutral
1913 1st U.S. dental hygienists course forms, Bridgeport, Ct
1913 Panama Canal opens
1904 George Cohans musical "Little Johnny Jones," premieres in New York City
1894 Daily Racing Form founded
1889 Union Pacific begins daily through service, Chicago-Portland and SF
1888 St. Tsjaikovsky's 5th Symphony premieres in Petersburg
1884 Cops arrest John L Sullivan in 2nd round for being "cruel"
1877 Gilbert/Sullivans operette "Sorcerer," premieres in London
1875 Amer Theosophical Society founded by Mme Blavatsky and Col Olcott
1874 Emigrant ship Cospatrick catches fire and sinks off Auckland, New Zealand
1869 Englishman James Moore wins 1st bicycle race (13K Paris-Rouen)
1869 Suez Canal (Egypt) opens, links Mediterranean and Red seas
1866 Opera "Mignon" is produced (Paris)
1863 Lincoln begins 1st draft of his Gettysburg Address
1862 Confederate Secretary of War George B. Randolph resigns
1858 Origin of Modified Julian Period
1853 Street signs authorized at San Francisco intersections
1842 Fugitive slave George Latimer, captured in Boston
1842 Opera "Linda di Chamounix" is produced (London)
1839 Giuseppe Verdi's opera "Oberte Conti Di," premieres in Milan
1800 Congress held 1st session in Washington D.C. in incompleted Capitol building
1800 John Adams is 1st President to move into the White House
1796 Battle of Arcole-Napolean I's French forces beat Austrians in Italy
1785 Church of England organizes in New England
1734 John Zenger, arrested for libel against New York col gov; later acquitted
1558 Elizabeth I ascends English throne upon death of Queen Mary
1555 William of Orange becomes member of Council of State
1511 England and Spain sign anti-French covenant
1278 680 Jews arrested (293 hanged) in England for counterfeiting coins

Happy Birthday Oaklahoma

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

Today will be overcast with a high of 0C(32F).
Tonight will remain overcast as the wind becomes northerly at 30 km/h (19 mph) near midnight.The overnight low will be -6C(21F).
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Todays Events in history from

1973 President Nixon authorizes construction of Alaskan pipeline
1973 Skylab 4 launched into Earth orbit
1965 Walt Disney launches Epcot Center: Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow
1933 Roosevelt establishes diplomatic relations with U.S.S.R.
1907 Oklahoma becomes 46th state

Cloudy & Cool on the Prairie

By: plapman, 1:47 PM GMT on November 15, 2010

Today will be cloudy with a high of 0C(32F).
Tonight will remain cloudy with an overnight low of -5C(23F).
Todays events in history from
2009 Kosovo holds its first local election since declaring independence from Serbia
2006 Al Jazeera launches Al Jazeera English
1999 Next transit of Mercury visible in North America
1997 19th ACE Cable Awards: HBO wins 32 awards
1997 William Shatner (66) weds Norine Kidd
1996 "Into the Whirlwind" opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater New York City for 2 performances
1995 "Master Class" opens at Golden Theater New York City for 601 performances
1995 Space shuttle Atlantis docks with orbiting Russian space station Mir
1994 "Glass Menagerie" opens at Criterion Theater New York City for 57 performances
1994 6.7-8.1 earthquake strikes Philippines, killing 45
1994 Helmut Kohl elected German chancellor (341-340 votes)
1994 Nepal Communist party Dutch Communist Party-UML wins election
1993 Howard Stern radio show premieres in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina on WYAV 104.1 FM
1992 Cuban Ilyushin IL-18 flight to Puerto Plata crashes, 34 die
1992 Praveen Amre scores century on Test Cricket debut (103 vs. SA, Durban)
1991 Dow Jones avg drops 120.31 points (5th largest dive)
1991 Ricky Pierce (Seattle) begins NBA free throw streak of 75 game
1990 President Bush signs Clear Air Act of 1990
1990 Producers confirm that Milli Vanilla didn't sing on their album
1990 U.S. 68th manned space mission STS-38 (Atlantis 7) launches into orbit
1989 "Few Good Men" opens at Music Box Theater New York City for 497 performances
1989 Aaron Sorkin's "Few Good Men," premieres in New York City
1989 Bret Saberhagen wins AL Cy Young Award
1989 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
1989 Test Cricket debut of Waqar Younis and Sachin Tendulkar at Karachi
1989 Walter Davis (Denver) begins NBA free throw streak of 53 games
1988 91 m radio telescope dish at Green Bank, WV collapses
1988 Dodgers outfielder Kirk Gibson wins NL MVP Award
1988 PLO proclaims State of Palestine, recognizes Israeli existence
1988 Soviet space shuttle makes unmanned maiden flight (2 orbits)
1987 28 of 82 aboard Continental Airlines DC-9, die in crash at Denver
1987 Carla Beurskens runs Dutch female record marathon (2:26:34)
1987 Leile McBridge (Denver), crowned Miss Black America
1987 New York Giant Raul Allegre kicks 2, 50 or more yard field goals in a game
1987 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1986 2nd time Saturday Night Live uses a time delay (Sam Knison hosts)
1983 75th hat trick in Islander history-Mike Bossy
1983 Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus proclaimed
1982 Funeral services held in Moscow's Red Square for Leonid I Brezhnev
1981 "Camelot" opens at Winter Garden Theater New York City for 48 performances
1980 Pope John Paul II began 5 day visit to West Germany,
1979 ABC-TV announces it would broadcast nightly specials on Iran hostage
1979 British government identifies Sir Anthony Blunt as 4th man in Soviet spy ring
1978 183 die as Icelandic Airlines DC-8 crashes in Colombo, Sri Lanka
1978 Harold Pinter's "Betrayal," premieres in London
1978 Pirates outfielder Dave Parker wins NL MVP
1977 President Jimmy Carter welcomes Shah of Iran
1976 Syrian army conquerors Beirut
1975 Miss Teenage America Pageant
1974 Ringo releases "Goodnight Vienna" and "Only You" in UK
1973 Egypt and Israel exchange prisoners of war
1972 Circle-in the-Square Theater opens at 1633 Broadway New York City
1972 Small Astronomy Satellite Explorer 48 launched to study gamma rays
1972 White Sox Dick Allen wins AL MVP
1971 Intel advertises 4004-processor
1969 1st Jackson Five record to enter top 100 (I Want You Back)
1969 1st commercial ad on English TV: Birds-Eye Peas on ATV (Midland)
1969 250,000 peacefully demonstrate in Washington D.C. against Vietnam War
1969 Janis Joplin, accused of vulgar and indicent language in Tampa, Fla
1969 Wendy's Hamburgers opens
1968 1st date in controversial Jim Bouton baseball diary "Ball Four"
1967 Boston's Carl Yastrzemski wins AL MVP
1967 Michael Adams in X-15 reaches 80 km
1967 WLTV TV channel 23 in Miami, Florida (IND) begins broadcasting
1966 Gemini XII (Lovell/Aldrin) returns to Earth
1965 Craig Breedlove sets land speed record (600.601 mph-966.57 kph)
1964 Ajax soccer star Johan Cruijff debuts against GVAV
1964 KBYU TV channel 11 in Provo, UT (PBS) begins broadcasting
1964 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA San Antonio Civitan Golf Open
1964 Mickey Wright shoots a 62, lowest golf score for a woman pro
1964 Sudan Premier Ibrahim Abbud resigns
1962 Don Drysdale wins Cy Young Award
1961 Comet C/1961 T1 (Seki) approaches within 0.1019 AUs of Earth
1961 Roger Maris is voted AL MVP
1961 U.N. bans nuclear arms
1960 Elgin Baylor of NBA Los Angeles Lakers scores 71 points vs New York Knicks
1960 USS George Washington, 1st sub with nuclear ballistic missiles, launched
1959 Cleveland Browns' halfback Bobby Mitchell sets club record for longest run from scrimmage (90-yards), beat Washington 31-17
1957 U.S. sentences Soviet spy Rudolf Ivanovich Abel to 30 years and $3,000
1956 "Li'l Abner" opens at St. James Theater New York City for 693 performances
1956 Elvis Presley's 1st film "Love Me Tender," premieres in New York City
1955 Poland and Yugoslavia sign trade agreement
1954 1st regularly scheduled commercial flights over North Pole begins
1953 WIBW TV channel 13 in Topeka, KS (CBS/ABC) begins broadcasting
1953 WRBL TV channel 3 in Columbus, Georgia (CBS) begins broadcasting
1951 Cricket 1st-class debut of Hanif Mohammad, Pak XI vs. MCC, Lahore
1951 New York Yankee Gil McDougald wins AL Rookie of Year
1950 Arthur Dorrington is 1st black man in organized hockey, Atlantic City Seagulls of Eastern Amateur Hockey League
1949 KRON TV channel 4 in San Francisco, California (NBC) begins broadcasting
1949 WSAZ TV channel 3 in Huntington-Charleston, NV (NBC) 1st broadcast
1948 William Lyon Mackenzie King retires as Prime Minister of Canada
1947 Bradman scores his 100th 100, 172 vs. Indians at the SCG
1947 Soccer team GVVV forms in Veenendaal
1946 Joseph McCarthy's HUAC interrogates astronomer Harlow Shapley
1946 Ted Williams is picked as AL MVP
1945 The rules are revised for election of modern players to the Hall of
1944 Surprise attack on office of Nethche Bank
1941 Cow Palace opens in San Francisco
1941 Yugoslav government in exile names Draza Mihailovic premier
1940 1st 75,000 men called to armed forces duty during peacetime
1940 1st black to sign hockey contract-Arthur Dorrington and AC Seagulls
1940 New York Midtown tunnel linking Manhattan and Queens opens to traffic
1939 Anti-German demonstrations in Czechoslovakia
1939 Franklin D. Roosevelt lays cornerstone of Jefferson Memorial in Washington D.C.
1939 Nazis begin mass murder of Warsaw Jews
1939 Social Security Administration approves 1st unemployment check
1938 1st telecast of an unscheduled event (fire), W2XBT, New York
1938 Farewell Parade of International Brigades in Barcelona
1937 1st congressional session in air-conditioned chambers
1936 Nazi-Germany and Japan sign Anti-Komintern pact
1935 Commonwealth of Philippines inaugurated
1934 Nobel for chemistry awarded to Harold C. Urey (deuterium)
1932 Walt Disney Art School created
1926 1st formal radio network, RCA takes over AT&T 25 station Network (NBC)
1926 AT&T sells WEAF radio to RCA (New York City)
1924 Dutch Christian Radio Society (NCRV) forms
1922 British Conservative wins election/Labour 2nd party
1921 KYW-AM in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania begins radio transmissions
1920 Ernst Toller's "Massen und Menschen," premieres in Neurenberg
1920 Free City of Danzig forms under League of Nations protection
1920 League of Nations holds 1st meeting, in Geneva
1919 Senate 1st invokes cloture to end a filibuster (Versailles Treaty)
1914 Italian socialist Benito Mussolini founds newspaper Il populo d'italia
1911 Proclamation sets designs for Canadian $5 and $10 gold coins
1904 King C Gillette patents Gillette razor blade
1903 Eugen d'Alberts opera "Tiefland," premieres in Prague
1902 Leopold II, King of Belgium almost assassinated by Italian anarchist
1901 James J. Jeffries TKOs Gus Ruhlin in 6 for heavyweight boxing title
1899 Morning Post reporter Winston Churchill and wife captured in Natal
1889 Dom Pedro II, Emperor of Brazil, deposed; republic proclaimed
1887 British SS Wah Yeung catches fire on Canton River off Hong Kong
1884 Colonization of Africa orgainized at International conference in Berlin
1882 British HMS Flirt destroys village of Asaba Niger
1881 American Federation of Labor (AFL) founded (Pittsburgh)
1870 Bathe becomes member of Noordduitse Union
1869 Free postal delivery formally inaugurated
1864 1st U.S. mines school opens in basement of Columbia University, New York
1864 Union Major General Sherman burns Atlanta
1849 1st U.S. poultry show opens in Boston
1845 Opera "Maritana" is produced (London)
1837 Isaac Pitman introduces his steno system
1835 HMS Beagle and Charles Darwin reach Tahiti
1832 Felix Mendelssohn's "Reformation," premieres
1827 Creek-indians lose all their property in US
1826 Dutch Business Me gets monopoly on opium trade in Java/Madura
1824 Series of fires kills 10 (Edinburgh Scotland)
1813 Allied troops occupies Groningen
1813 Tax revolt in Amsterdam
1806 1st U.S. college magazine, Yale Literary Government, publishes 1st issue
1806 Explorer Zebulon Pike sights Pikes Peak (Colorado)
1791 1st Catholic college in U.S., Georgetown, opens
1777 Articles of Confederation adopted by Continental Congress
1763 Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon begin surveying Mason-Dixon Line between Pennsylvania and Maryland
1727 New York General assembly permits Jews to omit phrase "upon the faith of a Christian" from abjuration oath
1715 Barrier Treaty, Austria cedes area to Netherlands
1688 Prince Willem III's army lands at Torbay England
1679 English house of Commons accept Exclusion Bill
1660 1st kosher butcher (Asser Levy) licensed in New York City (New Amsterdam)
1583 Gelders Earl Willem of the Bergh flees
1577 Sir Francis Drake aboard Pelican travels from Chile to Washington
1533 Francisco Pizarro arrives at Cuzco
1532 Pope Clemens VII tells Henry VIII to end relationship with Anna Boleyn
1492 Christopher Columbus notes 1st recorded reference to tobacco
1492 In Spain, 6 Jews and 5 Conversos are accused of using black magic
1491 6 Jews and 5 Conversos accused of killing Christians in La Guardia Spain
1491 Anna van Bretagne becomes devoted to end "la guerre folle"
1348 Rudolph of Oron claims Jews have confessed to poisoning wells
1316 Jan I becomes king of France, dies 4 days later
1315 Battle at Morgarten: Swiss beat duke Leopold I of Austrian

No Thaw on the Prairie

By: plapman, 2:44 PM GMT on November 14, 2010

Today eill br cloudy with a high of 0C(32F).
Tonight will remain cloudy with fog patches overnight and a low of -5C(23F).

I got my regular short walk with Abbey yesterday. She sure enjoys her free run time.
What a change this morning. The Queen was up before me. it's been a long time since that happened.
Today's events in history from
2009 Slovenia agrees to allow Russia's South Stream gas pipeline to Europe pass through their country
2007 7.7 Earthquake in northern Chile
1997 Colorado Rockie Larry Walker wins NL MVP
1997 Disney's "Lion King" sets Broadway record of $2,700,000 daily sale
1996 "Chicago," opens at Richard Rodgers Theater New York City
1996 Texas Ranger Juan Gonzalez wins AL MVP
1994 1st trains for public run in English Channel Tunnel
1994 Space shuttle STS-66 (Atlantis 13), lands
1993 "Kentucky Cycle" opens at Royale Theater New York City for 34 performances
1993 "Twilight of the Golds" closes at Booth Theater New York City after 29 performances
1993 23rd New York City Women's Marathon won by Uta Pippig in 2:26:24
1993 24th New York City Marathon won by Andres Espinosa in 2:10:04
1993 Don Shula becomes winningest coach in NFL history
1993 Puerto Rico votes against becoming the 51st U.S. state
1992 Actress Peg Phillips (Northern Exposure), falls and breaks 3 fingers
1991 Michael Jackson's "Black or White" video premieres on FOX TV
1991 Pittsburgh Steelers guard Terry Long loses his steroids appeal and is suspended without pay by NFL for 4 weeks
1990 Doug Drabek (22-6) wins NL Cy Young Award
1990 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
1990 Great Britain performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1990 Michael Heseltine contests Thatcher's leadership of party
1990 Philippines hit by typhoon, 110 die
1989 Padres reliever Mark Davis wins NL Cy Young Award
1987 "La Cage aux Folles" closes at Palace Theater New York City after 1761 performances
1987 Sam's Town National Bowling Pro-Am won by Debbie Bennett
1986 Doubleday Publishing sells New York Mets to Nelson Doubleday and Fred Wilpon
1986 FCC issues Notice Of Apparent Liability to WYSP Philadelphia
1986 SEC imposes a record $100 million penalty against Ivan Boesky
1985 Brewers release 39-year-old pitcher Rollie Fingers
1985 Holmfriour Karlsottir of Iceland, 22, crowned 35th Miss World
1985 Volcano Nevado del Ruiz Colombia erupts, 1000s killed
1984 Astronauts aboard "Discovery" pluck a 2nd satellite from orbit
1984 NASA launches NATO-3D
1983 1st cruise missile placed, Greenham Common, England
1982 Polish Solidarity chairman Lech Walesa freed
1981 2nd Space Shuttle Mission-Columbia 2-returns to Earth
1981 Old Dutch Windmill in Golden Gate Park repaired and working again
1981 Pakistan all out 62 vs. Australia at WACA, Lillee 5-18
1981 Paul 'Bear' Bryant ties Amos Alonzo Stagg with 314 football wins
1980 Guinee-Bissau premier Vieira fires president Luis Cabral
1980 Kimberley Santos, 19 of Guam, crowned 30th Miss World
1980 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1979 California's Don Baylor, wins AL MVP
1977 Egypt President Sadat repeats willingness to visit Israel to Cronkite
1976 "Don't Step on My Olive Branch" closes at Playhouse New York City after 16 performances
1976 Cleveland Browns' Jerry Sherk sets club record with 4 sacks
1976 War criminal Pieter Menten captured 1 day after fleeing
1975 Spain, Morocco and Mauretania sign accord about Spanish Sahara
1973 "Good Evening" opens at Plymouth Theater New York City for 438 performances
1973 Britain's Princess Anne marries commoner, Captain Mark Phillips
1973 Canada begins production of Olympic coins
1973 Jim Palmer is named AL Cy Young winner
1972 Dow Jones closes above 1,000 for 1st time (1003.16)
1970 DC-9 crashes in West Virginia, 75 killed
1969 2nd Vietnam Moratorium Day in US
1969 Apollo 12 (Conrad/Gordon/Bean) launched for 2nd manned Moon landing
1968 "National Turn in Your Draft Card Day" features draft card burning
1968 1st European lung transplant
1968 Yale University announces it is going co-educational
1966 Muhammad Ali TKOs Cleveland Williams in 3 for heavyweight title
1965 "Baker Street" closes at Broadway Theater New York City after 313 performances
1965 George Abbott Theater (Adelphi, 54 St) at 152 W 54th New York City, demolished
1965 KCST TV channel 39 in San Diego, California (NBC) begins broadcasting
1965 Marlene Hagge wins LPGA Alamo Golf Open
1965 U.S. government sends 90,000 soldiers to Vietnam
1964 "Fade Out-Fade In" closes at Mark Hellinger New York City after 199 performances
1964 "Follies Bergere" closes at Broadway Theater New York City after 191 performances
1964 "Oliver!" closes at Imperial Theater New York City after 774 performances
1964 Detroit Red Wings Gordie Howe sets NHL record 627th career goal
1960 2 passenger trains collided at high-speed killing 110 (Czechoslovakia)
1960 Belgium threatens to leave United Nations due to criticism on it's Congo-policy
1960 OPEC (Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries), forms
1960 Ray Charles' "Georgia On My Mind" reaches #1
1960 Riot due to school integration in New Orleans
1959 "Girls against the Boys" closes at Alvin Theater New York City after 16 performances
1959 Kilauea's most spectacular eruption (in Hawaii)
1957 Dick Hutton beats Lou Thesz in Toronto, to become NWA wrestling champ
1957 Henry Aaron wins NL MVP
1956 Hungarian revolt put down
1954 Egyptian President Naguib fired/state of emergency declared
1953 WCIA TV channel 3 in Champaign, IL (CBS) begins broadcasting
1952 Greek general Papagos wins elections
1946 Dutch Dakota flight to Schiphol crashes, kills 11
1945 H Lindsay and R Crouse's "State of the Union," premieres in New York City
1945 Java: Sutan Sjahrir appointed as forming government
1943 Chicago Bear Sid Luckman passes for 7 touchdowns vs New York Giants (56-7)
1943 J Postma, C Schalker, D Goulooze arrested for leading illegal CPN
1942 Last Vichy-French troops in Algeria surrender
1941 Governor-General Wouters of Dutch Antilles refuses Jews refugees
1940 During WW II, German planes destroy most of Coventry, England
1939 Oil refinery fire kills 500 and destroys Lagunillas, Venezuela
1938 Dutch DC3 crashes at Schiphol, 6 die
1936 Bradman scores 192 for S A vs. Vic before a MCG crowd of 21000
1935 Franklin D. Roosevelt proclaims Philippine Islands a free commonwealth
1935 Nazi's deprive German Jews of their citizenship
1931 Ottawa Mint Act is proclaimed in England
1927 Worlds largest gas tank in Pittsburgh Penn explodes; 28 die
1922 BBC begins domestic radio service from 2LO at Marconi House
1922 German Reichs Chancellor Joseph Wirth term ends
1920 American Pro Football League's Chicago Tiger Joe Guyon punts 95 yards
1919 Red Army captures Omsk, Siberia
1918 Republic of Czechoslovakia created with T.G. Masaryk as president
1915 Thomas Masaryk demands independence for Czechoslovakia
1914 Billy Mallett of Hamilton Tigers kicks 10 singles in a game
1910 1st airplane flight from deck of a ship, Norfolk, Va
1908 Albert Einstein presents quantum theory of light
1908 Oscar Strauss' musical "Der tapfere Soldat," premieres in Vienna
1906 Roosevelt becomes 1st U.S. President to visit a foreign country (Panama)
1905 David Belasco's "Girl of Golden West," premieres in New York City
1896 Power plant at Niagara Falls begins operation
1894 Start of Sherlock Holmes "Adventure of Golden Pince-Nez"
1893 Gerhart Hauptmanns "Hanneles Himmelfahrt," premieres in Berlin
1889 New York World's Nellie Bly (Liz Cochrane) begins 72 day world trip
1889 New York World reporter Nellie Bly (Elizabeth Cochrane) began her attempt to surpass fictitious journey of Jules Verne's Phileas Fogg by traveling around world in less than 80 days She succeeded, by finishing trip following January in 72 days, 6
1888 St. Andrews Golf Club, Yonkers NY, opens with just 6 holes
1888 USC Trojans (then Methodists) play their 1st football game
1881 Charles J. Guiteau went on trial for President Garfield's assassination
1881 Leon Gambetta forms French government
1863 Bedford Forrest is assigned to command of West Tennessee
1863 Skirmish at Danville, Mississippi
1851 "Moby Dick," by Herman Melville, published
1834 William Thomson enters Glasgow University at 10 years 4 months
1833 Charles Darwin departs by horse to Montevideo
1832 1st streetcar (horse-drawn) (John Mason) debuts in New York City; fare 12 cents rode on 4th Avenue between Prince and 14th Streets
1792 Captain George Vancouver is 1st Englishman to enter San Francisco Bay
1775 Floods ravage Dutch coast provinces
1755 Henry Fox appointed English Secretary of State
1732 1st U.S. professional librarian, Louis Timothee, hired in Philadelphia
1698 Spanish king Carlos appoints grandson prince Jozef Ferdinand as heir
1677 Prince Willem III Henry marries English princess Mary Stuart
1675 Pope Clemens X declares Gorcumse martyrs divine
1666 Samuel Pepys reports on 1st blood transfusion (between dogs)
1550 Pope Julius III proclaims new seat on Council of Trente
1524 Pizarro's begins 1st great expedition, near Colombia
1380 King Charles VI of France crowned at age 12

Cloudy and Cool on the Prairie

By: plapman, 3:06 PM GMT on November 13, 2010

Today will be cloudy with fog patches this morning. The high for today is expected to be near 3C(37F).
Tonight will remain cloudy with a low of -4C(24F).
I went in and had my glasses adjusted yesyerday. It works. The screen is now straight and only a single image.
Abbey and me went on a short walk yesterday. She never got her run free time but maybe today we'll do that if I get the Queen's permision to take a full 2 mile hike.
The snow, whar a nasty word, has all but melted. The green grass sure looks better than a white ground and roofs.
Today's Events in history from
1997 "Lion King," opens at New Amersterdam Theater New York City
1997 Ken Griffey, Jr. unanimously wins AL MVP
1997 U.N. pulls out arms inspection teams from Iraq
1996 "Three Sisters," closes at Lunt-Fontanne Theater New York City
1996 Padres third baseman Ken Caminiti is 4th unanimous winner of NL MVP
1994 Sweden agrees to join European Union
1993 7.1 seaquake east of Kamchatka
1993 Chinese MD82 makes crash landing at Urumqi, 12 killed
1993 Pakistan minister of Foreign affairs Faruk Leghari elected president
1992 Riddick Bowe beats Evander Holyfield in 12 for heavywgt boxing title
1991 Bomb attack on Aad Kosto, Dutch social dem party - Assistant Secretary of state
1991 Boston Red Sox Roger Clemens wins AL Cy Young Award
1990 Oakland's Bob Welch wins AL Cy Young Award
1989 Paul McCartney releases "Figure of 8" and "Ou Est Le Soleil"
1987 1st condom commercial on BBC TV
1986 Giselle Jeanne-Marie LaRonde of Trinidad, 23, crowned 36th Miss World
1986 NASA launches space vehicle S-199
1986 U.S. president Reagan confesses weapon sales to Iran
1985 Dwight Gooden, youngest 20 game winner, wins Cy Young award
1985 Nevado del Ruiz volcano erupts in Colombia, kills 25,000
1984 David Levy finds his 1st comet
1984 Ryne Sandberg wins the NL MVP Award
1983 Pat Bradley wins LPGA Mazda Japan Golf Classic
1982 Korean boxer Duk Koo Kim fatally injured when KOed by Ray Mancini
1982 Vietnam War Memorial dedicated in Washington D.C.
1981 Ringo releases "Wrack My Brains"
1980 U.S. spacecraft Voyager I sent back 1st close-up pictures of Saturn
1980 Gabriella Brum, 18, of W Germany crowned 30th Miss World, she resigns the next day, because she wants to marry her 52 year old boyfriend
1979 British newspaper "Times" resumes publishing after 1 year
1979 Ronald Reagan in New York announces his candidacy for president
1979 Willie Stargell and Keith Hernandez share NL MVP Award NL
1978 NASA launches HEAO
1977 25th Islander shut-out Resch 6-0 Gilles scores on 5th penalty shot
1977 Final Al Capp comic strip of "Li'l Abner" (1934-77)
1977 Silvia Bertolaccini wins LPGA Colgate Far East Golf Open
1975 "Musical Jubilee" opens at St. James Theater New York City for 92 performances
1974 Dodgers Steve Garvey wins NL MVP
1973 "Gigi" opens at Uris Theater New York City for 103 performances
1973 Oakland A's Reggie Jackson wins AL MVP unanimously
1971 Mariner 9, 1st to orbit another planet, Mars
1970 Cyclone kills estimated 300,000 in Chittagong Bangladesh
1970 Flooding ravages Ganges delta, 200,000-1 million killed
1970 Lieutenant General Hafez al-Assad becomes Prime Minister of Syria following military coup
1969 Vice President Spiro T. Agnew accused network TV news depts of bias and distortion
1968 Bob Gibson edges Pete Rose to win NL MVP
1967 NL owners OK AL expansion to Seattle and Kansas City
1966 Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Alamo Ladies' Golf Open
1965 "Skyscraper" opens at Lunt Fontanne Theater New York City for 248 performances
1965 "Yarmouth Castle" burns and sinks off Bahamas, killing 89
1964 Bob Petit (St. Louis Hawks) becomes 1st NBAer to score 20,000 points
1964 Pope Paul VI gives tiara to poor
1961 WCBB TV channel 10 in Augusta, ME (PBS) begins broadcasting
1960 Fire in movie theater kills 152 children (Amude Spain)
1960 Sammy Davis, Jr. marries Swedish actress May Britt
1958 New York City Mayor Robert Wagner announces plans to begin a new baseball called the Continental League
1956 Supreme Court strikes down segregation of races on public buses
1955 1st live telecast from non-contiguous foreign country-Havana Cuba
1955 Argentine General Pedro Aramburu succeeds E Lonardi as president
1953 Dmitri Shostakovich' 4th String Quartet, premieres
1952 False fingernails 1st sold
1952 KLBK TV channel 13 in Lubbock, Texas (CBS) begins broadcasting
1951 Lefty O'Doul's all-stars, including Joe DiMaggio and Billy Martin, lose 3-1 to Pacific League all-star team (Japan)
1950 U.S. win 1st world championship bridge contest
1948 "As the Girls Go" opens at Winter Garden Theater New York City for 420 performances
1946 1st artificial snow produced from a natural cloud, Mount Greylock, MA
1946 Bradman scores 106 for an Australian XI vs. the MCC
1945 Australian Services draw 1st Victory Test against India
1942 Chaotic "sea battle of Friday the 13th" at Guadalcanal
1942 Minimum draft age lowered from 21 to 18
1941 British aircraft carrier "Ark Royal" sank in Mediterranean
1941 German Abweht consults with Chetnikleider Draza Mihailovic
1940 Walt Disney's "Fantasia" released
1938 America's 1st saint, Mother Frances Cabrini, beatified
1937 NBC forms 1st full-sized symphony orchestra exclusively for radio
1935 Anti-British riots in Egypt
1933 1st modern sit-down strike, Hormel meat packers, Austin, Minn
1931 Hattie Caraway (D-AK) appointed 1st U.S. woman senator
1930 WA Drake's "Grand Hotel," premieres in New York City
1928 Bradman scores 132* for NSW against MCC
1927 NY-New Jersey Holland Tunnel, 1st twin-tube underwater auto tunnel, opens
1926 Indonesian Communist Party (PKI) uprising in Bantam West Java
1922 Black Renaissance begins Harlem NY
1922 George Cohan's musical "Little Nellie Kelly," premieres in New York City
1922 Marc Connelly/George Kaufman's "'49ers," premieres in New York City
1921 "Sheik," starring Rudolph Valentino, is released
1921 U.S., France, Japan and British Empire sign a Pacific Treaty
1920 Hudson River frozen at Albany
1918 Monarch Friedrich of Waldeck and Pyrmont abdicates throne
1918 Russia cancels Treaty of Brest-Litovsk
1918 Stahlhelm forms (anti communist/Polish/French) in Magdenburg
1916 British offensive at Ancre Belgium
1913 1st modern elastic brassiere patented by Mary Phelps Jacob
1909 259 miners die in a fire at St. Paul Mine at Cherry Ill
1909 Ben Simpson of Hamilton Tigers kicks 9 singles in a game
1907 French cyclist Paul Cornu flies 1st helicopter (twin rotor)
1906 C W Gregory out for 383 as NSW make 763 vs. Queensland
1900 Baltimore Orioles (now New York Yankees) enter baseball's American League
1895 1st shipment of canned pineapple from Hawaii
1885 Serbian army occupies Bulgaria
1875 Harvard-Yale game is 1st college football contest with uniforms
1875 National Bowling Association organized in New York City
1868 American Philological Association organized in NY
1865 1st U.S. gold certificates issued
1865 PT Barnum's New American museum opens in Bridgeport
1865 U.S. issues 1st gold certificates
1862 Battle of Holly Spring, MS
1854 "New Era" sinks off New Jersey coast with loss of 300
1851 1st meeting of anti-revolutionary "Netherlands and Orange"
1851 Telegraph connection between London-Paris linked
1849 Peter Burnett elected 1st governor of California
1843 Mount Rainier in Washington State erupts
1839 1st U.S. anti-slavery party, Liberty Party, convenes in NY
1830 Oliver Wendell Holmes publishes "Old Ironsides"
1789 Ben Franklin writes "Nothing . . . certain but death and taxes"
1781 English troops occupy Negapatam Ceylon
1775 American Revolutionary forces capture Montreal
1715 Battle at Sheriffmuir: English army beats Scottish earl of Mar
1715 Pro-James Edward Stuart-rebellion surrenders
1673 Prince Willem III/Raimundo earl Montecuccoli conquer Bonn
1642 Battle at Turnham Green, London: King Charles I vs English parliament
1565 King Philip II's "Letters out Segovia" reaches Brussels
1565 Pope Pius IV publishes degree Professi fidei
1553 English Lady Jane Grey/bishop Cranmer accused of high treason
1511 England signs on to the Saint League
1002 English king Ethelred II launches massacre of Danish settlers
866 Pope Nicholas I answers the envoys of Boris (Ad consulta vestra)

Cool on the Prairie

By: plapman, 2:14 PM GMT on November 12, 2010

Click for Portage Southport, Manitoba ForecastToday will bring clearing and a high of 3C(37F).
Tonight will see a few clouds and an overnight low of -9C(15F).
Lucklly we missed the major part of the system that passed by will only a 1/2 inch of snow accumulating which has pretty well disappeared from the ground with on roofes showing any snow.

The Queen wouldn't let me and Abbey go for our walk yesterday but maybe now it's clearing we'll be able to go for a short one today.
From my Basement Window

1989 Brazil holds 1st free presidential election in 29 years
1981 1st balloon crossing of Pacific is completed, Double Eagle V
1979 U.S. halts Iranian oil imports and freezes Iranian assets
1975 Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas retired after 36 years
1900 World's Fair in Paris opens, 50 million visitors

In Flanders Fields

By: plapman, 1:00 PM GMT on November 11, 2010


Lt Col John McCrae


The World’s Most Famous WAR MEMORIAL POEM
By Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place: and in the sky
The larks still bravely singing fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the dead: Short days ago,
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved: and now we lie
In Flanders fields!

Take up our quarrel with the foe
To you, from failing hands, we throw
The torch: be yours to hold it high
If ye break faith with us who die,
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields

Composed at the battlefront on May 3, 1915
during the second battle of Ypres, Belgium

On May 2, 1915, John McCrae’s close friend and former student Alexis Helmer was killed by a German shell. That evening, in the absence of a Chaplain, John McCrae recited from memory a few passages from the Church of England’s “Order of the Burial of the Dead”. For security reasons Helmer’s burial in Essex Farm Cemetery was performed in complete darkness.

The next day, May 3, 1915, Sergeant-Major Cyril Allinson was delivering mail. McCrae was sitting at the back of an ambulance parked near the dressing station beside the YserCanal, just a few hundred yards north of Ypres, Belgium.

As John McCrae was writing his In Flanders Fields poem, Allinson silently watched and later recalled, “His face was very tired but calm as he wrote. He looked around from time to time, his eyes straying to Helmer's grave."

Within moments, John McCrae had completed the “In Flanders Fields” poem and when he was done, without a word, McCrae took his mail and handed the poem to Allinson.

Allinson was deeply moved:

“The (Flanders Fields) poem was an exact description of the scene in front of us both. He used the word blow in that line because the poppies actually were being blown that morning by a gentle east wind. It never occurred to me at that time that it would ever be published. It seemed to me just an exact description of the scene."
For the daughter in Newfoundland who says her days are shorter than here on the prairie
Civil Twilight 7:04 AM CST 5:29 PM CST
Nautical Twilight 6:25 AM CST 6:08 PM CST
Astronomical Twilight 5:47 AM CST 6:46 PM CST
Moon 12:43 PM CST 10:00 PM CST
Length Of Visible Light: 10h 25m

I'm Home

By: plapman, 8:18 PM GMT on November 10, 2010

I was discharged today. I lost another couple of days of memory,and have gained double vision. Hopefully that can be fixed ny adjusting the prisms on my glaslasses. otherwise I feel good. the hospital is sure a boring place to spend time. I'll try and get the Portage weather back online soon.Thanks for all the support from both me and the Queen.

Out for awhile

By: plapman, 5:37 AM GMT on November 10, 2010

Hi all it is me again ....Queen of the Prairie just letting you know he is back in hospital. Not a stroke but a seizure so drs are trying to get his dilantin level up and when they do that I am expecting his rat poison levels to drop as these 2 drugs do not mix apparently!!! I will find out Wed when he can come home. He is doing better than last time except he is terribly tired and slept all Sunday and Monday. Today he was up quite often but not for long.He will be back onboard soon I hope

Weather today reminded me of my home island......foggy and thick fog too. It is foggy again tonight. Rain Wed with possible s....! I just cannot bring myself to finish that nasty word! It will be hard to let this lovely weather go but all good things must come to an end so they say.

A Warm Day on the Prairie

By: plapman, 2:38 PM GMT on November 07, 2010

==Click for Portage Southport, Manitoba Forecast

From My Basement Window

Today will start cloudy with a 30% chance of showers early this morning then clearing this morning.The wind becoming south at 20 km/h (12 mph) near noon as the high climbs to 15C(59F).
Tonight will see a few clouds and a low of -1C(30F).
I got my snowblower running yesteterday after a failed attemp the day before. It has a safty key which I found on the garage floor. I had forgotten it. I hope it dosen't get much use this year.
Today's Events in History from
2009 Eight Eastern Europeans are accused of stealing $9 million in a huge computer payroll scam
2000 Al Gore wins the popular vote but loses the electoral vote to George W. Bush
2000 Hilary Clinton is the first former First Lady elected to the Senate
1997 "Bean" opens in US
1996 "3 Sisters" opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater New York City
1996 NFL/Heisman Trophy Winner Mike Rozier, is shot several times
1996 Wasim Jaffer gets 314* in 2nd cricket FC game for Mumbai vs. Saurashtra
1995 Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on WXDX 105.9 FM
1995 Howard Stern's 2nd book "Miss America" released (fastest selling ever)
1993 Betsy King wins LPGA Toray Japan Queens Cup Golf Tournament
1992 1st NBA game at America West Arena, Phoenix Suns beat Clippers 111-105
1991 "Brigadoon" opens at New York State Theater New York City for 12 performances
1991 "Park Your Car in Harvard Yard" opens at Music Box New York City
1991 1st NBA game in Delta City, Utah Jazz beats Seattle 103-95
1991 Magic Johnson announces he has HIV virus and retires from Los Angeles Lakers
1990 "Little Night Music" closes at New York State New York City after 11 performances
1990 "Those Were The Days" opens at Edison Theater New York City for 126 performances
1990 Cleveland Indian Sandy Alomar, Jr. wins AL Rookie of Year, unanimously
1990 Mary Robinson elected as 1st female president of Ireland
1989 Balt's Gregg Olson is 1st relief pitcher to win AL Rookie of Year
1989 Douglas Wilder elected 1st U.S. black governor (D-Va)
1989 New York City elects it's 1st black mayor (Dinkins) and female comp (Holtzman)
1988 MLB all stars beats Japan 16-8 (Game 3 of 7)
1988 Sugar Ray Leonard KO's Donnie LaLonde
1987 Tunisian premier Zine al-Abidine fires president Habib Bourguiba
1985 Colombian troops end 27-hour siege of Bogota's Palace of Justice
1984 STS-51-A launch scrubbed because of high shear winds
1983 Ali Haji-Sheikh kicks his 2nd New York Giant record 56 yard field goal
1983 Bomb explodes in U.S. Capitol, causing heavy damage but no injuries
1982 "Your Arms are Too Short to Box" closes at Alvin New York City after 69 performances
1982 Liz Taylor's 7th divorce (John Warner)
1982 Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Mazda Japan Golf Classic
1982 Turkey adopts constitution
1981 France performs nuclear test
1979 Cub reliever Bruce Sutter wins NL Cy Young Award
1978 Boston Red Sox Jim Rice wins AL MVP
1978 CDA-chairman W Aantjes resigns due to his war past
1976 "Gone With the Wind" televised
1975 Kidnapped AKZO director Herrema freed in Ireland
1974 63rd Davis Cup: South Africa beats India in (w/o)
1973 New Jersey becomes 1st state to allow girls into little league
1973 U.S. and Egypt announce restoration of full diplomatic links
1972 President Nixon (R) re-elected defeating George McGovern (D)
1970 "Purlie" closes at Broadway Theater New York City after 689 performances
1970 Race riots in Daytona Beach Florida
1969 John and Yoko release their 2nd album "Wedding Album" in UK
1968 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya U.S.S.R.
1967 Carl B. Stokes elected 1st black mayor of a major city-Cleveland, Ohio
1967 Lyndon Baines Johnson signs a bill establishing Corporation for Public Broadcasting
1967 Richard G. Hatcher elected mayor of Gary, Indiana
1967 St. Louis Cardinals Orlando Cepeda is 1st unanimous NL MVP
1967 Surveyor 6 launched for soft landing on Moon
1966 Jean-Claude van Itallie's "America Hurrah," premieres in New York City
1966 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Titleholders Golf Championship
1966 Lunar Orbiter 2 launched by US
1965 Marlene Hagge wins LPGA Tall City Golf Open
1964 NL keeps Braves in Milwaukee in 1965, may move to Atlanta in 1966
1963 Carole Joan Crawford, 20, of Jamaica, crowned 13th Miss World
1963 New York Yankee Elston Howard is 1st black ever voted AL MVP
1962 Glenn Hall set NHL record of 503 consecutive games as goalie
1961 France performs underground nuclear test at Ecker Algeria
1960 KNRR TV channel 12 in Pembina, ND (IND) begins broadcsting
1959 13th Ryder Cup: U.S. wins 8 -3 at Eldorado CC California
1957 Phillies pitcher Jack Sanford wins NL Rookie of Year
1957 WEEQ (now WWTO) TV channel 35 in La Salle, IL (IND) 1st broadcast
1954 U.S. spy plane shot down North of Japan
1954 Cleveland Browns' Chet Hanulak sets club record with 7 punt returns and win by their largest margin of victory (59) beating Washington 62-3
1953 WIS TV channel 10 in Columbia, South Carolina (NBC) begins broadcasting
1951 Constitution of Jordan passes
1950 Carlo Terron's "Processo Agli Innocenti," premieres in Milan
1950 French women and children leaves Hanoi/Tonkin-delta
1949 King Faruk disbands Egyptian parliament
1946 "Bal Negre" opens at Belasco Theater New York City for 54 performances
1944 Franklin D. Roosevelt wins 4th term in office, defeating Thomas E Dewey (R)
1944 Train crashes in tunnel of Aguadilla Spain; about 500 die
1943 Detroit Lions 0, New York Giants 0; last scoreless tie in NFL
1942 1st U.S. president to broadcast in a foreign language-FDR in French
1942 Bicyclist Fausto Coppi establishes world record (45,848 km)
1941 British air attack on Berlin, Mannheim and Ruhrgebied
1940 Stravinsky's Symfonie in C premieres in Chicago
1940 Tacoma Narrows (Galloping Gertie) Bridge collapses, Wash
1936 Battle of Madrid begins
1935 23rd CFL Grey Cup: Winnipeg Winnipegs defeats Hamilton Tigers, 18-12
1934 Arthur L Mitchell, becomes 1st black Democratic congressman (Ill)
1933 Pennsylvania voters overturn blue law, by permitting Sunday sports
1932 1st broadcast of "Buck Rogers in the 25th century" on CBS-radio
1932 Bradman scores 238 NSW vs. Victoria, 200 minutes, 32 fours
1931 Chinese People's Republic proclaimed by Mao Tse Tung
1929 Museum of Modern Art opens in New York City
1928 Herbert Hoover (R) elected president
1925 Italians liberal-national party joins fascist
1921 Ed Wynn's musical "Perfect Fool," premieres in New York City
1919 U.S. police raid offices of Union of Russian Workers
1918 Goddard demonstrates tube-launched solid propellant rockets
1918 United Press erroneously reports WW I armistice had been signed
1918 Vladimir Mayakovsky's "Misteriya Buff," premieres in Petrograd
1917 British capture Gaza Palestine from Turks
1917 October Revolution (Oct 26 OS) in Russia, Lenin seizes power
1916 Grand duke Nikolai Nikolayevich warns czar of uprising
1916 Jeannette Rankin, Representative-R-Montana 1917 - 1919 and 1941 - 1943, elected 1st woman Representative
1916 Woodrow Wilson (D) re-elected president
1915 Austrian submarine torpedoes Italian passenger ship (272 killed)
1914 Japan attack German concession on Chinese peninsula of Shanghai
1909 Knights and Ladies of St. Peter Claver organizes in Mobile Alabama
1908 Dutch capture Venezuelan navy
1907 Dynamite explodes on locomotive kills engineer Jesus Garcia in Mexico
1907 Test tokens are struck in 1st production of Canadian coins
1893 State Colorado accept female suffrage
1885 Canadian Pacific Railway completed at Craigellachie
1876 Edward Bouchet, is 1st black to recieve a PhD in U.S. college (Yale)
1876 Meharry Medical College forms at Central Tennesse College
1876 President Rutherford B Hayes and Samuel J Tilden claim presidential victory Tilden (D) wins election but Electoral college selects Hayes (R)
1875 Verney Cameron is 1st European to cross equitorial Africa
1874 1st cartoon depicting elephant as Republican Party symbol, by T Nast
1872 U.S. cargo ship Mary Celeste set sail from New York on a journey which ended when it is found mysteriously abandoned the following month
1865 London Gazette, oldest surviving journal, is founded
1864 2nd session of congress of Confederate States of America reconvenes
1863 Battle of Rappahannock Station and Kelly's Ford, VA
1861 Battle of Belmont, MO
1861 Battle of Port Royal Bay, South Carolina (Ft. Walker, Ft. Beauregard)
1848 General Zachary Taylor elected as president of US
1831 State Gran Colombia disbands
1824 St. Petersburg flood
1820 James Monroe elected 5th U.S. president
1814 1st sitting of States-general in Hague
1805 Lewis and Clark 1st sights Pacific Ocean
1794 French troops conquer Nijmegen
1775 Lord Dunmore, promises freedom to male slaves who join British army
1747 Organgist in Netherlands revolt under Daniel Raap
1733 France and Spain sign Escoriaal Treaty
1722 Richard Steele's "Conscious Lovers," premieres in London
1667 Jean Racine's "Andromaque," premieres in Paris
1665 1st edition of "London Gazette"
1659 Peace of Pyreneeen: French king Louis XIV and Spanish king Philip IV
1651 King Louis XIV of France (13) declarer of full age
1637 Anne Hutchinson banished from Mass bay colony as a heretic
1631 Pierre Gassendi observes transit of Mercury predicted by Kepler
1597 Emilia of Nassau weds Dom Emanuel of Portugal
1581 Queen Elizabeth I and Francois of Anjou wed
1558 French king Henri II occupies Calais
1519 University of Leuven convicts teaching of Luther
1512 Medici's discharge Niccolo Machiavelli from Florence
921 Treaty of Bonn: East France and West France recognize each other
680 3rd Council of Constantinople (6th ecumenical council) opens

Still warm on the prairie

By: plapman, 12:50 PM GMT on November 06, 2010

Today will bring a mix of sun and cloud as the south wind at 20 km/h (12 mph) becomes north at 20 km/h (12 mph) early this afternoon. A high of 12C(54F) is expected.
Tonight will start with cloudy periods thrn becoming cloudy overnight. The wind will be north at20 km/h (12 mph) becoming light early this evening. The overnight low will be 1C(34F).
============================================================'s Events in history for Nov 6
1986 Reagan signs landmark immigration reform bill
1940 Franklin D. Roosevelt re-elected president
1936 RCA displays TV for press
1928 Jacob Schick patents 1st electric razor
1917 New York state allows women to vote

A Mild Day on the Prairie

By: plapman, 12:21 PM GMT on November 05, 2010

Today will be sunny with the wind becoming southerly at 20 km/h (12 mph) early this afternoon. The high will be near 10C(50F).
Tonight will remain clear with the southerly flow continueing at 20 km/h (12 mph). The low will be near 1C(34F).

Today's Events in history from
2007 Writers Guild of American goes on strike
2006 Saddam Hussein sentenced to death by hanging by an Iraqi court
1997 2 hours after Davey Johnson resigns, he is named AL Manager of Year
1997 French court orders producer Jacques Charrier, ex-husband of Brigitte Bardot, to pay the former screen star $8,300 in damages
1996 Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter is the unanimous choice as AL Rookie of
1995 STS-73 (Columbia 18), lands
1995 Woo-Soon Ko wins LPGA Toray Japan Queens Cup Golf Tournament
1995 1st NBA game at General Motors Place, Vancouver Grizzlies beat Minnesota Timberwolves 100-98 in OT
1994 Space probe Ulyssus completes 1st passage behind the Sun
1994 Tony Rominger bicycles world record time (55,291 km)
1994 Yak-40 accident in north of Peru, 8 killed
1994 Horse Racing Breeders' Cup Champs: Barathea, Cherokee Run, Concern, Flanders, One Dreamer, Tikkanen, Timber Country
1993 1st NBA game in Alamodome, San Antonio Spurs beat Warriors 91-85
1992 "Show Off" opens at Criterion Theater New York City for 45 performances
1992 Bobby Fisher beats Boris Spassky to with Chess title in Belgrade
1991 Kiichi Miyazawa elected premier of Japan
1991 Richard J. Kerr, ends term as acting director of CIA
1989 "Threepenny Opera" opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater New York City for 65 performances
1989 19th New York City Women's Marathon won by Ingrid Kristiansen in 2:25:30
1989 20th New York City Marathon won by Juma Ikangaa in 2:08:01
1989 Browns' Bernie Kosar sets club record of 16 cons pass completions
1989 Elaine Crosby wins LPGA Mazda Japan Golf Classic
1989 U.S. plays El Salvador, in 3rd round of 1990 world soccer cup
1988 1st NBA game at Bradley Center, Milwaukee Bucks lose to Los Angeles Clippers 111-9
1988 1st NBA game at Miami Arena, Miami Heat loss to Los Angeles Clippers, 111-91
1988 1st NBA game at Palace of Auburn Hills, Pistons beat Hornets 94-85
1988 Cornell confirms grad student source of worst computer sabotage
1988 France performs nuclear test
1988 Gulch wins Breeder's Cup
1988 Japan beats MLB all stars 2-1 in Tokyo (Game 1 of 7)
1988 Horse Racing Breeders' Cup Champs: Alysheba, Gt Communicator, Gulch, Is It True, Miesque, Open Mind, Personal Ensign at Churchill Downs
1987 "Into the Woods" opens at Martin Beck Theater New York City for 764 performances
1987 France performs nuclear test
1987 Iceberg twice size of Rhode Island sighted in Antarctic
1987 South Africa ANC-leader Govan Mbeki freed
1987 Stephen Sondheim/James Lapine's musical "Into the Stars," premieres
1987 Supreme Court nominee Douglas H. Ginsburg admitted using marijuana
1985 "News" opens at Helen Hayes Theater New York City for 4 performances
1983 New York Rangers and Quebec Nordiques both score in 1st 14 seconds of 3rd period
1983 Orbiter Discovery (OV-103) moves overland to Dryden
1982 Cleveland Cavaliers lose 24th consecutive game (NBA record)
1982 George Harrison releases "Gone Troppo" album
1981 Charles Fuller's "Soldier's Play," premieres in New York City
1981 Former Dolphin, Mercury Morris, is sentenced to 20 years for drug trafficing, conspiracy, and possession of cocaine
1979 Iran government of Bazargan resigns
1979 Iran's Ayatollah Khomeini declares U.S. The Great Satan
1978 Iranian Prime Minister Jaafar Sharif-Emami resigns to Shah Mohammed Reza Pahlavi
1978 Khomeini followers attack British embassy/El Al office in Iran
1978 Oakland Raider's John Madden becomes 13th coach to win 100 NFL games
1977 NCAA passing record set at 571 yards (Marc Wilson, Brigham Young)
1976 Baltimore Jim Palmer wins AL Cy Young Award
1976 New AL franchises in Seattle and Toronto fill up their rosters
1976 Pirates trade Manny Sanguillen and $100,000 to A's for manager Chuck Tanner
1976 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test
1975 British government sends troops to Belize
1975 Sao Tome and Principe adopts constitution
1974 Dmitri Sjotakovitch completes Michelangelo-liederen
1974 Ella Grasso (Ct) elected 1st woman U.S. Governor not related to previous gov
1974 Walter E. Washington, becomes 1st elected mayor of Washington D.C.
1973 BART starts SF-Daly City train shuttle service
1972 Jane Blalock wins LPGA Lady Errol Golf Classic
1971 Bolivia passes death penalty for political kidnapping
1971 NBA's Los Angeles Lakers starts a 33 game consecutive victory streak
1968 1st AL pitcher to win MVP, Denny McLain (wins unanimously)
1968 Nixon (R) beats Vice President Humphrey (D) and George C. Wallace for presidency
1967 ATS-3 launched by U.S. to take 1st pictures of full Earth disk
1967 Clifford Ann Creed wins LPGA Corpus Christi Civitan Golf Open
1967 New Orleans Saints 1st NFL victory, beat Philadelphia Eagles 31-24
1967 U.S. troops conquer Loc Ninh South Vietnam
1967 Yemen president Sallal flees
1966 Brigham Young QB Virgil Carter sets NCAA record of 599 yards gained
1966 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1964 U.S. launches Mariner 3 toward Mars; no data returned
1963 U.S. Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson visits Netherlands
1961 India's premier Nehru arrives in New York
1961 St. Louis Cardinals Bill Stacy, returns 2 interceptions for TDs vs Dallas
1959 AFL announced with 8 teams
1958 "Maria Golovin" opens at Martin Beck Theater New York City for 5 performances
1958 KGLD (now KSNG) TV channel 11 in Garden City, KS (NBC) 1st broadcast
1957 Felix Gaillard forms government in France
1957 Mrs Nellie McGrail wins $574,658 on a 2 cents soccer pool ticket
1956 Britain and France land forces in Egypt
1956 Dutch Communist Party office of Felix Meritis seized
1956 Israel liberates Sharm-el-Sheikh, reopening Gulf of Aqaba
1956 Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Datis nuperrime
1955 Mont Canadien Jean Beliveau scores 2nd fastest hat trick (44 seconds)
1955 New Vienna Opera house opens (Austria)
1955 Date returned to in "Back to the Future" and "Back to the Future II"
1953 Nobel prize for physics awarded/appended on Frederik Zernicke
1953 Paul Searls saws a 32" log in 86.4 seconds
1953 Terence Rattigans' "Sleeping Prince," premieres in London
1951 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1950 Cleveland Browns' Tommy James intercepts 3 passes, club record
1950 Philippines president Quirino ends emergency crisis
1946 John F. Kennedy elected to House of Representatives
1944 Allied troops reach Zoutelande Walcheren
1944 Canadian and British troops liberate Dinteloord
1944 German troops blow-up Heusden North Brabant city hall, 134 die
1943 Vatican bombed
1942 Nazi raid on Greek Jews in Paris
1942 Pro-British Clandestine Radio Diego Suarez's final transmission
1941 Japanese marine staff officiers Suzuki/Maejima leave Pearl Harbor
1940 Dutch submarine departs Dundee
1940 President Franklin D. Roosevelt (D) wins unprecedented 3rd term beating Wendell Willkie (R)
1940 Walter Johnson, won 416 games for Washington Senators, loses Maryland congressional race
1938 Ottawa Roughriders score on 5-man, 4-lateral, 65-yard punt return
1938 Rugers beats Princeton 1st time in 60 years as Rutgers Stad dedicated
1937 Hitler informs his military leader of his intentions of going to war
1936 French writer Andre Gide criticizes Soviet regime
1935 Maryland Court of Appeals orders University of M to admit (black) Donald Murray
1935 Parker Brothers launches game of Monopoly
1933 Chicago Bears 30 game unbeaten streak ends to Patriots (10-0)
1933 Spanish Basques vote for autonomy
1932 Mussolini frees 16,000 criminals
1930 Nobel for literature awarded to Sinclair Lewis for "Babbitt"
1927 10th PGA Championship: Water Hagen at Cedar Crest CC Dallas
1927 Walter Hagen beats Joe Turnesa for 4th consecutive PGA title
1925 Mussolini disbands Italian socialist parties
1922 Demonstration for a Dutch University in Ghent
1919 Ir Steringa Idzerda begins hosting "soiree-musical" on Dutch radio
1917 General Pershing and U.S. troops see action on Western Front for 1st time
1917 Supreme Court decision (Buchanan vs. Warley) strikes down Lousiville Kentucky ordiance requiring blacks and whites to live in separate areas
1916 Emperor Wilhelm II and French Jozef I establishes kingdom of Poland
1916 Second Chamber accept initial impetus to general males/female suffrage
1914 Great Britain and France and Russia declares war on Turkey
1913 Ludwig III crowned king of Bavaria
1912 Arizona, Kansas and Wisconsin vote for female suffrage
1912 Bulgarian troops in Constantinople blockade drinking water
1912 Woodrow Wilson (D) defeats Theodore Roosevelt (Prog) and President Taft (R)
1911 Italy attacks Turkish North-Africa (Libya), takes Tipoli and Cyrenaica
1911 Calbraith Rodgers arrives in Pasadena completing 1st transcontinental airplane flight (84 days) (left Sheepshead Bay, New York, Sept 17)
1898 Gerhart Hauptmanns "Fuhrmann Henschel," premieres in Berlin
1895 1st U.S. patent granted for auto, George B. Selden
1895 George Selden patents 1st gasoline-driven car
1895 King Edward VII says "We are all Socialists nowadays"
1895 U.S. state Utah accepts female suffrage
1894 Frederick Lugards expedition reaches Nikki
1894 Richard Strauss' "Till Eulenspiegels," premieres
1887 Ottawa College (ORFU) defeats Montreal Football Club (QRFU) 10-5 to win the Dominion championship
1883 Battle at El Obeid Sudan: Mahdi's army destroys Egyptian army
1883 Musical "Cordelia's Aspirations" premieres in New York City
1882 Bedrich Smetana's "Ma Vlast," premieres
1881 French government-Ferry resigns
1876 Henry Morton Stanley's expedition leaves Nyangwe
1872 Susan B. Anthony fined for trying to vote
1872 Ulysses S. Grant re-elected U.S. president
1862 Ambrose Burnside replaces McClellen as head of Army of Potomac
1862 Battle at Barbee's Crossroads, Virginia: 51 casualties
1854 Crimean War: British and French defeat Russian force of 50,000
1846 Robert Schumann's 2nd Symphony in C, premieres
1838 Honduras declares independence of Central American Federation
1811 El Salvador's 1st battle against Spain for independence
1789 Fleeing slaves under Bonni attack military post on Suriname
1789 French National Meeting declares all citizens equal under law
1781 John Hanson elected 1st "President of U.S. in Congress assembled"
1757 Battle at Rossbach (7 year war/French and Indian War)
1725 Spain and Austria sign secret treaty
1678 Brandenburgse troops occupy Greifswald in Sweden
1639 1st post office in the colonies is set up in Massachusetts
1630 Spain and England sign peace treaty
1605 Gunpowder Plot; Catholics try to blow up English Parliament. Plot uncovered and leader Guy Fawkes hanged
1556 Akbar (14) succeeds his father Humajun on as Sultan of Delhi
1556 Battle at Panipat: Mogollegers beat hindu leader Hemu
1530 St. Felix Flood ravages Dutch coast
1492 Christopher Columbus learns of maize (corn) from Indians of Cuba
1414 Council of Constance (16th ecumenical council) opens
1228 Wu MeKuan, a collection of 48 Zen koans, compiled in China

Kramer is home

By: plapman, 11:48 AM GMT on November 04, 2010

Today will be sunny with a northwest wind at 20 km/h (12 mph). High 7C(45F).
Tonight will remain clear as the wind, northwest at 20 km/h (12 mph), becomes light early this evening. the overnight low will be -2C(28F).

Kramer is back home. After following a lead on PortageOnline/com we found Kramer. He had crossed the Trans-Canada highway and was about 4 miles from home. He was spotted along the Assiboine river and picked up by a man who ran the ad in lost and found. He has a trip to the vet today. Other than being very skinny he looks fine.
A short events in history fom

1977 U.N. Security council proclaims weapon embargo against South Africa
1957 2nd Soviet Earth-satellite launched
1922 Howard Carter discovers tomb of Tutankhamen in Egypt
1861 University of Washington founded in Seattle
1856 James Buchanan elected U.S. president

Another Windy Day on the Prairie

By: plapman, 12:29 PM GMT on November 03, 2010

Today will be sunny with a northwest wind at 20 km/h (12 mph) increasing to 40 km/h (25 mph) gusting to 60 km/h (37 mph) this morning. The high will be near 11C(52F).
Tonight will start clear then see increasing cloudiness near midnight. The northwest wind at 40 km/h (25 mph) gusting to 60 km/h (37 mph) will diminish to 20 km/h (12 mph) early this evening then becoming light overnight as the low drops to 0C(32F).
Some of todays ebents in histiory from

1992 Bill Clinton wins U.S. presidential election over President Bush
1964 Lyndon Baines Johnson defeats Barry Goldwater for president
1931 1st commercially produced synthetic rubber manufactured
1930 1st vehicular tunnel to a foreign country, Detroit - Windsor, opens
1900 1st U.S. automobile show opens at Madison Square Garden (New York City)

Windy on the Prairie

By: plapman, 12:48 PM GMT on November 02, 2010

Today will bring a mix of sun and cloud then clearing late this afternoon. The wind will be southwestat 20 km/h (12 mph) becoming northwest 20 km/h (12 mph) early this afternoon. A high of 14C(57F) is forecast.
Tonight will be windy with a northwest wind at 30 km/h (19 mph) gusting to 60 km/h (37 mph). The overnight low will be 2C(36F).

Today's events in history from

2004 George W. Bush wins a second term as U.S. president, winning 51% of the popular vote
2000 International Space Station becomes permanently staffed
1997 "Barrymore," closes at Music Box Theater New York City after 240 performances
1997 27th New York City Women Marathon won by Franziska Rochat-Moser of Switzerland 2:28:43
1997 28th New York City Marathon won by John Kagwe of Kenya in 2:08:12
1997 Ralphs Senior Golf Classic
1997 Toray Japan Queens LPGA Cup
1997 Typhoon Linda kills at least 208 in southern Vietnam
1997 USA beats Japan 23-13 at LPGA Nichirei International
1996 "Hughie," closes at Circle in Sq Theater New York City
1995 "Busker Alley," premieres at St. James Theatre, New York
1995 "Sacrilege" opens at Belasco Theater New York City for 21 performances
1995 Spanish Broadcasting System buys New York radio station WPAT-FM for $83.5M
1994 Benzine explosion in Dronka Egypt, 400+ killed
1993 1st commemorative bricks are laid at Bob Feller Memorial
1993 Actor Roger Moore (James Bond) has his enlarge prostate removed
1993 Christie Todd Whitman (R) elected 1st woman governor of NJ
1993 Dow Jones hits record 3697.64
1993 Ehud Olmert elected mayor of Jerusalem
1993 Rudolph Guliani (R) elected 107th mayor of New York City
1992 1st test flight of Airbus A330
1991 Jermaine Jackson releases "Word to the Badd!!" anti Michael song
1991 Nevada makes biggest comeback in NCAA football history, overcoming a 35-pt deficit in the 3rd quarter and rallying to beat Weber State 55-49
1991 Horse Racing Breeders' Cup Champs: Arazi, Black Tie Affair, Dance Smartly, Miss Alleged, Opening Verse, Pleasant Stage, Sheikh Albadou
1990 1st NBA game at Target Center, Minnesota Timberwolves beat Mavericks 98-85
1989 "Meet Me in St. Louis" opens at Gershwin Theater New York City for 253 performances
1988 1st Mrs. America beauty pageant
1988 Computers virus strikes Pentagon, SDI research lab and 6 universities
1988 Mexican radio station erronously reports Mike Tyson dies in car crash
1988 Walt Weiss wins AL rookie of year (3rd straight for Oakland A's)
1987 Entertainer Lola Falona is diagnosed with multiple schlerosis
1987 Harrison releases "Cloud 9" and McCartney releases "All the Best"
1986 16th New York City Women's Marathon won by Grete Waitz in 2:28:06
1986 17th New York City Marathon won by Gianni Poli in 2:11:06
1986 Ayako Okamoto wins Nichirei Ladies Cup US-Japan Team Golf Championship
1985 Horse Racing Breeders' Cup Champs: Cozzene, Life's Magic, Pebbles, Precisionist, Proud Truth, Tasso, Twilight Ridge
1984 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
1983 Abp Hickey conducts papal investigation of Abp Hunthausen, Seattle
1983 President Reagan signs a bill establishing Martin L. King day
1982 Fire in Salung tunnel, Afghanistan, 1,000+ Russians die
1982 Nayoko Yoshikawa wins LPGA Pioneer Cup Golf Tournament
1979 Peter Shaffers musical "Amadeus," premieres in London
1978 Crew of Soyuz 29 returns to Earth aboard Soyuz 31
1978 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
1978 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1977 Phillies' Steve Carlton wins 2nd Cy Young Award
1976 Jimmy Carter defeats Gerald Ford for president
1976 New Jersey voters approve gambling for Atlantic City
1976 San Diego Padre Randy Jones wins NL Cy Young
1975 Ed Giacomin as a Red Wing returns to Mad Sq Garden beats Rangers 6-4
1975 Summit in Houston opens - Rockets beat Milwaukee Bucks, 104-89
1974 Art Modell gets snowed in and misses his 1st Cleveland Brown game in 33 yrs
1974 Braves trade Hank Aaron to Milwaukee Brewers for outfielder Dave May
1974 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya U.S.S.R.
1973 "Barbra Streisand ...and Other Musical Instruments" airs on CBS TV
1973 OLADE (Latin American Energy Organization) forms
1972 Construction begins on Kingdome, Seattle
1972 Phillies' Steve Carlton wins unanimous NL Cy Young Award
1972 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1971 "Great Harp" opens at Martin Beck Theater New York City for 7 performances
1971 Orioles Pat Dobson no-hits Yomiuri Giants, 2-0
1970 Cleveland Cavaliers lose by biggest margin-54 pts (Philadelphia 141-87)
1969 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA River Plantation Women's Golf Open
1969 NFL record of 12 passing touchdowns, New Orleans Billy Kramer and St. L Charlie Johnson pass for 6 touchdowns each
1968 "Her First Roman" closes at Lunt Fontanne Theater New York City after 17 performances
1966 KHSD TV channel 11 in Lead, SD (ABC) begins broadcasting
1964 CBS purchases 80% of Yankees for $11,200,000, later buys remaining 20%
1964 Faisal succeeds Saudi as king of Saudi Arabia
1963 "Tambourines to Glory" opens at Little Theater New York City for 24 performances
1963 Only 1st-class cricket game played in Uganda, MCC vs. E African XI
1962 John F. Kennedy announces Cuban missile bases were being dismantled
1961 "Kean" opens at Broadway Theater New York City for 92 performances
1961 Max Frisch' "Andorra," premieres in Zurich
1960 Dmitri Sjostakovitch's 8th String quartet, premieres in Leningrad
1960 George Weiss, at 66, resigns as General Manager of New York Yankees
1960 Penguin Books publishes "Lady Chatterley's Lover"
1960 Roger Maris nips Mickey Mantle as AL MVP, 225-222
1959 "Girls against the Boys" opens at Alvin Theater New York City for 16 performances
1959 Charles Van Doren confesses, TV quiz show-"21," was fixed
1957 1st titanium mill opened, Toronto, Ohio
1956 Hungary appeals for United Nations assistance against Soviet invasion
1956 Israel captures Gaza and Sheham
1955 Clarton-Schwerdt and Schaffer discover polio virus
1955 David Ben-Gurion forms Israeli government
1954 Charles C. Diggs, Jr. elected Michigan's 1st black congressman
1954 J. S. Thurmond is 1st senator elected by write-in vote (SC)
1954 Taiwan and U.S. sign military pact
1953 Pakistan becomes islamic republic
1950 "Barrier" opens at Broadhurst Theater New York City for 4 performances
1950 Phillies reliever Jim Konstanty wins NL MVP
1949 Netherland recognizes Indonesia as a sovereign state
1948 Truman beats Dewey, confounding pollsters and newspapers
1948 WJZ TV channel 13 in Baltimore, MD (ABC) begins broadcasting
1947 7th Ryder Cup: U.S. wins 11-1 at Portland CC Ore
1947 Howard Hughes' "Spruce Goose" flies for 1st (& last) time
1944 Auschwitz begins gassing inmates
1944 Canadian troops occupy Knokke
1944 U.S. 28th Infantry division opens assault on Schmidt Hurtgenwald
1943 Jewish ghetto of Riga Latvia is destroyed
1942 11th day of battle at El Alamein: British assault on Tel el Aqqaqir
1942 Montgomery (Br) defeats Rommel (G) in battle of Alamein Egypt (WW II)
1941 German troops occupy Rostov
1938 Babe Ruth applies for job of St. Louis Browns' manager
1938 Jimmie Foxx wins his 3rd AL MVP
1937 AL batting champ Charlie Gehringer wins MVP
1936 1st high-definition TV broadcast service, by BBC in London
1934 Babe Ruth tours Tokyo Japan
1931 Warren, Dixon and Young's musical "Laugh Parade," premieres in New York City
1930 Ras Tafari crowned Haile Selassie I, 225th emperor of Solmonic Dynasty
1928 Dmitri Sjostakovitch's 1st Symphony, L Stokovski premieres in Philadelphia
1924 Sunday Express publishes 1st British crossword puzzle
1923 Bloody street battles in Aken: pro-French separatists
1923 Bloody street fights in Aken (pro-French separatists driven)
1923 Stresemann's SPD-ministers in Germany, step down
1922 Allies deliberate over German mark
1922 Australian Qantas airways begins service
1921 Eugene O'Neill's "Anna Christie," premieres in New York City
1920 KDKA (Pittsburgh) goes on air as 1st commercial radio station
1920 Warren G. Harding elected president
1917 1st U.S. soldiers killed in combat in WW I
1917 Balfour Declaration proclaims support for a Jewish state in Palestine
1917 Lansing-Ishii Agreement; U.S. recognizes Japan's privileges in China
1916 Ft. Vaux, Verdun, reconquered by France
1915 1st U.S. election by proportional representation, Ashtabula, Ohio
1914 Great Britain annexes Cyprus
1914 Russia declares war on Turkey
1914 V Herbert and H Blossoms "Only Girl," premieres in New York City
1913 St. Louis Browns manager George Stovall is 1st to jump to Federal League
1907 Ottawa Mint Proclamation is published
1904 British newspaper, "Daily Mirror," begins publishing
1903 Lyceum Theater (New Lyceum) opens at 149 W 45th St. New York City
1903 New Amsterdam Theater opens at 214 W 42nd St. New York City
1899 Boers begin siege of Ladysmith Natal
1898 French government-Dupuy forms
1898 Theodor Herzl arrives in Jerusalem
1895 29th Belmont: Fred Taral aboard Belmar wins in 2:11
1892 Paul Verlaine visits Netherlands
1889 North Dakota becomes 39th and South Dakota becomes 40th state
1881 Dutch New-Malthusiaanse Union forms
1880 James A. Garfield (R) elected president
1879 In a 6-day footrace a Mr. Weston loses to a horse, 900 to 885 km
1875 Verney Cameroon reaches Benguela Angola, from Africa's east coast
1854 Cobblestone paving of Washington St. between Dupont and Kearny starts
1852 Franklin Pierce elected as president of U.S.
1851 Louis Napoleon takes power in France
1841 Akbar Khan successfully revolts against Shah Shuja in Afghanistan
1835 2nd Seminole War begins in Osceola
1824 Popular presidential vote 1st recorded; Jackson beats J Q Adams
1813 Treaty of Fulda
1783 General Washington bids farewell to his army
1772 Boston: anti-English Committee of Correspondence forms
1749 English Ohio Trade Company forms 1st trade post
1722 Willem KH Friso (11) appointed viceroy of Gelderland
1648 12,000 Jews massacred by Chmielnicki hordes in Narol Podlia
1642 2nd battle at Breitenfeld Saksen: Sweden beat Ferdinand III
1532 Zealand/South Holland flooded
1418 Utrecht conquerors Ijsselstein
1355 English invasion army under king Edward lands at Calais
1327 King Alfonso IV of Aragon crowned
676 Donus begins his reign as Catholic Pope replacing Pope Adeodatus II

A warm November 1 for the Prairie.

By: plapman, 11:48 AM GMT on November 01, 2010

Today will be sunny with a high of 11C(52F).
Tonight will start clear ten increasing cloudiness overnight as the low falls to 2C(36F).
A quiet Halloween last night. There couldn't have been more than 25 monsters at my door. Halloween is fading here with less kids out every year.

A short events in History from
1979 Federal government makes a $1.5 billion loan to Chrysler
1968 Motion Picture Association of America introduces rating system (G, M, R, X)
1952 1st hydrogen device exploded at Eniwetok Atoll in Pacific
1931 Dupont introduces synthetic rubber
1920 Warren Harding elected 29th president

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