The Northern Edge

More Cold Wind on the Prairie

By: plapman, 3:24 PM GMT on December 31, 2010

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Today will bring clearing this morning and a north wind at 30 km/h (19 mph). The high will be-18C(0F) but wind chills will make it feel like -35.
Tonight will see cloudy periods with a northwest wind at 30 km/h (19 mph). The temperature will remain steady near -20C(-4F) but wind chills will be near -32 again.
From my Basement Window

I saw the doctor yesterday and he gave me the OK to start taking Abbey on walks again. When the wind settles down and temps rise abit I'll give it a try
Events in History from
2008 One leap second is added to the end of the year
1999 Control of Panama Canal reverts to Panama
1999 The London Eye, the world's largest Ferris wheel, opens by the banks of the Thames
1998 U.S. movie box office hits record $6.24 billion for year
1997 Intel cuts price of Pentium II-233 MHz from $401 to $268
1997 Marv Levy, retires as coach of Buffalo Bills
1997 Microsoft buys Hotmail E-mail service
1997 More Swedes died than were born in 1997, 1st time since 1809
1997 Orlando Hernandez, half-brother of pitcher Livan, defects from Cuba
1997 South African and U.S. surgeons separate Zambian Siamese twins joined at the head
1995 "Danny Gans on Broadway" closes at Neil Simon New York City
1995 "Having Our Say" closes at Booth Theater New York City after 308 performances
1995 "Heiress" closes at Cort Theater New York City after 340 performances
1995 "Paul Roebson" closes at Longacre Theater New York City after 14 performances
1995 "Racing Demon" closes at Vivian Beaumont Theater New York City after 48 performances
1995 "Tempest" closes at Broadhurst Theater New York City after 71 performances
1995 62nd Sugar Bowl: Virginia Tech beats Texas
1995 Cartoonist Bill Watterson ends his "Calvin and Hobbes" comic strip
1995 Matthew Elliott scores separate cricket century same day for Victoria
1994 1st snowless December in Baltimore Maryland
1994 Anti Apartheid Group of Netherlands (AABN) disbands
1993 Barbra Striesand does her 1st live public concert in 20 years
1993 Loveboat actress Jill Whelan (27) weds Brad St. John (33)
1992 Target date for Europe's single market
1992 WCBS TV news anchor Carol Martin weds Joe Terry
1991 CPN, Communist Party of Netherland, last day of existance
1991 Daniel R McCarthy elected New York Yankee managing general partner
1991 Dow Jones closes at record high 3168.83
1991 J Donald Crump resigned as CFL Commissioner
1991 U.S.S.R., last day of existence
1990 Iraq begins a military draft of 17 year olds
1990 Sci-Fi Channel on cable TV begins transmitting
1990 United Somali Congress seizes Presidential Palace
1989 "Me and My Girl" closes at Marquis Theater New York City after 1420 performances
1989 "Threepenny Opera" closes at Lunt-Fontanne Theater New York City after 65 performances
1989 Actress Annabella Sciorra (Jungle Fever) weds Joe Petruzzi
1989 Fog Bowl: Heavy fog rolls in on Bears 20-12 victory over Eagles
1989 Jockey Kent Desormeaux sets record with 598 wins in a year
1986 Dupont Plaza Hotel fire in San Juan, Puerto Rico kills 97
1986 Russian TU-144 flies for 1st time faster than sound
1986 WIS-AM in Columbia South Carolina changes call letters to WVOC (now WOMG)
1984 Def Leppard drummer Rick Allen loses his arm in a car crash
1984 New York City subway gunman Bernhard Goetz surrenders to police in New Hampshire
1984 Rajiv Gandhi takes office as India's 6th Prime Minister succeeds his mother, Indira Gandhi
1984 Test Cricket debut of Mohammad Azharuddin, vs. England at Calcutta
1984 U.S. leaves UNESCO
1983 Brunei gains complete independence from Britain
1983 Jose Happart installed as mayor of Voeren Belgium
1983 Nigeria's National Assembly dissolves after military coup
1982 CBS Mystery Theater final episode on radio after 8 years
1982 NBC radio cancels almost all of its network daily features
1982 TV soap "Doctors" ends 19 year run
1981 CNN Headline News debuts
1981 Lt Jerry Rawlings becomes head of Ghana, suspends constitution
1981 Netherlands unemployment stands at record 475,000
1980 A Jewish owned hotel in Nairobi Kenya is bombed killing 18
1980 New York Islanders greatest shutout margin (9-0) vs Chicago Black Hawks
1980 Senegal president Leopold Senghor resigns
1979 Winterland Rock Concert Hall in San Francisco closes after 556 concerts
1978 "Magic Show" closes at Cort Theater New York City after 1859 performances
1978 "Runaways" closes at Plymouth Theater New York City after 199 performances
1978 CIA director, Admiral Stansfield Turner retires from the Navy
1978 Iran shah names Chapour Bakhtiar premier
1978 Taiwan's final day of diplomatic relations with US
1977 "Bubbling Brown Sugar" closes at ANTA Theater New York City after 766 performances
1977 "Man of La Mancha" closes at Palace Theater New York City after 124 performances
1977 Amir Sheikh Jabir al-Ahmad al-Jabir Al Sabah becomes leader of Kuwait
1977 Cambodia drops diplomatic relations with Vietnam
1977 Donald Woods, a banned white editor flees South Africa
1977 Ted Bundy escapes from jail in Colorado
1976 TV soap "Somerset" ends 6 year run
1976 The Cars played their 1st gig
1975 42nd Sugar Bowl: Alabama 13 beats Penn State 6
1974 41st Sugar Bowl: Nebraska 13 beats Florida 10
1974 Free agent pitcher Catfish Hunter signs $3M 5 year New York Yankees contract
1974 Gold legal in U.S., Franklin Mint strikes Panama's Gold 100 balboa coin
1974 Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks join Fleetwood Mac
1974 New York Yankees sign Jim "Catfish" Hunter to 5 years for record $3.75 million
1974 Popular Electronics displays Altair 8800 computer
1973 40th Sugar Bowl: Notre Dame 24 beats Alabama 23
1973 61st Australian Mens Tennis: John Newcombe beats O Parun (63 67 75 61)
1973 Johan Cruyff chosen European soccer Player of year
1972 39th Sugar Bowl: Oklahoma 14 beats Penn State 0
1972 Leap second day; also in 1973-79, 1987
1972 Miami Dolphins beat Pittsburgh Steelers 21-7 in AFC championship game
1972 Washington Redskins beat Dallas Cowboys 26-3 in NFC championship game
1971 KAID TV channel 4 in Boise, Idaho (PBS) begins broadcasting
1971 Lieutenant General Robert E Cushman,, Jr., USMC, ends term as deputy director of CIA
1970 Congress authorizes Eisenhower dollar coin
1970 President Allende nationalizes Chilean coal mines
1970 Would have been start of Australia/England Test Cricket at MCG, washed out
1969 Congo-Brazzaville becomes People's republic, under major Ngouabi
1968 1st supersonic airliner flown (Russian TU-144)
1968 1st test flight of Tupolev TU 144
1968 New York Jets win AFL championship
1967 "Henry, Sweet Henry" closes at Palace Theater New York City after 80 performances
1967 1st NBA game at Great Western Forum, Los Angeles Lakers beat Houston 147-118
1967 Oakland Raiders beat Houston Oilers 40-7 in AFL championship game
1967 Packers beat Cowboys 21-17 in NFL championship game (-13 degrees F)
1966 Monkee's "I'm a Believer" hits #1 and stays there for 7 weeks
1966 Test Cricket debut of Bishen Singh Bedi, India vs. WI Calcutta, 2-92
1966 Toboggan Chutes begin operation in Cleveland Metroparks
1964 Donald Campbell (UK) sets world water speed record (276.33 mph)
1964 Indonesia proclaims expelled from the UN
1963 Chicago Bears win NFL championship
1963 Dear Abby show premieres on CBS radio (runs 11 years)
1963 Jerry Garcia and Bob Weir played music together for the 1st time
1962 "Match Game" debuts on NBC with host Gene Rayburn
1962 American Basketball League announces suspension of operation
1962 Dutch leave New Guinea
1962 Katanga becomes part of Democratic Republic of Congo
1962 Ohio ends suit against Reds when they agree to stay in Cincinnati for 10 yrs
1961 "lrma La Douce" closes at Plymouth Theater New York City after 527 performances
1961 1st performance of Beach Boys
1961 Beach Boys play their debut gig under that name
1961 Failed coup by Syrian group in Lebanon
1961 Green Bay Packers shutout New York Giants 37-0 in NFL championship game
1961 Marshall Plan expires after distributing more than $12 billion
1958 47th Davis Cup: USA beats Australia in Brisbane (3-2)
1958 Cubans dictator Batista flees
1958 International Geophyscial Year ends
1958 Willie Shoemaker 1st jockey to win national riding championship 4X
1957 AAU awards Bobby Morrow, James Sullivan Memorial Trophy
1955 "Vamp" closes at Winter Garden Theater New York City after 60 performances
1953 Hulan Jack sworn in as Manhattan Borough president
1953 WFBC (now WYFF) TV channel 4 in G'ville-Spartanburg, South Carolina (NBC) begins
1953 Willie Shoemaker shatters record, riding 485 winners in a year
1951 1st battery to convert radioactive energy to electrical announced
1950 Jockeys W Shoemaker and Joe Culmone set record of 388 wins in a year
1949 18 countries recognize Republic Indonesia
1948 Dutch police actions up Java gone on strike
1946 French troops leave Lebanon
1946 President Truman officially proclaims end of WW II
1945 Bradman scores 112, his 1st post-War century, SA vs. Australia Services
1945 Ratification of United Nations Charter completed
1944 48 people die in a train accident in Ogden, Utah
1944 Japanese army evacuates harbor city Akyab
1943 New York City's Times Square greets Frank Sinatra at Paramount Theater
1942 60 U boats sunk this month (330,000 ton)
1942 Battle in Barents Sea
1942 Potatoes rationed in Holland
1941 Young Park (2) in the Bronx named in honor of Samuel Young
1940 37 U boats sunk this month (213,000 ton)
1939 25 U boats sunk this month (81,000 ton)
1938 Dr. R N Harger's "drunkometer," 1st breath test, introduced in Indiana
1935 CPH becomes Dutch Communist Party
1935 Charles Darrow patents Monopoly
1934 Helen Richey becomes 1st woman to pilot an airmail transport
1932 John P O'Brien sworn-in as mayor of New York City
1930 Pontifical encyclical Casti connubii against mixed marriages
1930 U.S. tobacco industry produced 123 billion cigarettes in 1930
1929 Pope Pius XI publishes encyclical Divini illius magistri
1927 Ponsford scores 336 against SA, giving him 1146 for month
1925 14th congress of CPSU decides to accelerate industry
1924 Hubble announces existence of distant galaxies
1923 1st transatlantic radio broadcast of a voice, Pittsburgh-Manchester
1923 BBC begins using Big Ben chime ID
1923 H Tierney/J McCarthy's musical "Kid Boots," premieres in New York City
1921 Last San Francisco firehorses retired
1920 Roy Park makes 1st-ball duck in only Test Cricket India, vs. England at MCG
1918 Kid Gleason replaces Pants Rowland as White Sox manager
1917 Dutch Social-democratic trade union NVV counts 159,450 members
1914 Colonel Jacob Ruppert and Cap Huston purchase New York Yankees for $460,000
1911 Marie Curie receives her 2nd Nobel Prize
1910 U.S. tobacco industry produced 9 billion cigarettes in 1910
1907 For 1st time a ball drops at Times Square to signal new year
1907 G Mahler conducts the Metropolitan Opera
1906 French/British/Italian treaty concerning rights on Abyssinia
1902 Boers and British army sign peace treaty
1897 Brooklyn's last day as a city, it incorporates into New York City (1/1/1898)
1896 25th auto built in US
1890 Ellis Island, in New York City, opens as a U.S. immigration depot
1879 Cornerstone laid for Iolani Palace (only royal palace in U.S.)
1879 Cornerstone laid for Honolulu's Iolani Palace
1879 Edison gives 1st public demonstration of his incandescent lamp
1879 Gilbert/Sullivan's "Pirates of Penzance," premieres in New York City
1879 Opera "Pirates of Penzance" is produced (New York City)
1870 J D Schneiter patents rocket mail in France, (not done)
1862 Battle of Stone's River, Tennessee (Stone River, Monfreesboro)
1862 Battle of Murfreesboro, Tennessee
1862 President Lincoln signs act admitting West Virginia to Union
1862 Skirmish at Parker Cross Roads, Tennessee
1862 Union ironclad ship "Monitor" sank off Cape Hatteras, NC
1861 22,990 mm of rain falls in Cherrapunji Assam in 1861, world record
1859 Dutch colony in Dutch Indies counts 4,800 slaves
1857 Queen Victoria chooses Ottawa as new capital of Canada
1852 Future president and Mrs. Rutherford B Hayes marry
1841 Alabama becomes 1st state to license dental surgeons
1805 End of French Republican calendar; France returns to Gregorianism
1783 Import of African slaves banned by all of the Northern states
1781 Bank of North America, 1st U.S. bank opens
1779 English fleet beat Dutch Merchant vessels
1776 Rhode Island establishes wage and price controls to curb inflation: Limit is 70 cents a day for carpenters, 42 cents for tailors
1775 Battle of Quebec; Americans unable to take British stronghold
1762 Mozart family moves from Vienna to Salzburg
1758 British expeditionary army occupies Goree (Dakar) Senegal
1756 Russia joins the Alliance of Versailles
1745 Bonnie Prince Charlies army meets with de Esk
1744 James Bradley announces discovery of Earth's nutation motion (wobble)
1711 Duke of Marlborough fired as English army commander
1708 Great Alliance captures Bridge
1700 Frisia/Groningen adopt Gregorian calendar, tomorrow is 1/12/1701
1688 Pro-James II-earl of Devonshire occupies Nottingham
1687 1st Huguenots depart France to Cape of Good Hope
1680 Amsterdam opera at Leidsegracht opens
1670 France and England sign Boyne-treaty
1669 France and Brandenburg sign secret treaty
1621 Hungarian King Bethlen Gabor/Ferdinand II sign Treaty of Mikulov
1604 Admiral Steven van der Haghen's fleet reaches Bantam
1600 British East India Company chartered
1564 Willem van Orange demands freedom of conscience/religion
1502 Cesare Borgia (son of pope Alexander VI) occupies Urbino
1492 100,000 Jews expelled from Sicily
870 Skirmish at Englefield: Ethelred of Wessex beats Danish invasion army
765 Coffin of Ho-tse Shen-hui interred in a stupa built in China
406 80,000 Vandels attack the Rhine at Mainz
335 St. Silvester I ends his reign as Catholic Pope


Blowing Snow Warning for the Northern Edge

By: plapman, 3:03 PM GMT on December 30, 2010

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Today will see clearing this morning with blowing snow in open areas. The wind will be north at 40 km/h (25 mph) gusting to 60 km/h (37 mph). A high -18C(0F) with wind chills of -34.
Tonight will be cloudy with a north wind at 20 km/h (12 mph). The overnight low will be -24C(-11F) with wind chills of -36.
From my Basement Window

A quiet day yesterday except when we went to visit the GGranddaughters. Were they full of energy and excited over thier Christmas gifts.
Todays Events in History from
2006 Saddam Hussein is hanged in Baghdad
1997 An abandoned building collapses on New York's 42nd St, no one hurt
1995 Carquest Bowl 6: North Carolina beats Arkansas, 20-10
1993 "Candles, Snow, and Mistletoe" closes at Palace New York City after 7 performances
1993 Singer Deni Hines (22) weds INXS guitarist Kirk Pengilly (35)
1993 Vatican recognizes Israel
1992 Last day of Test Cricket for Michael Whitney
1992 Shane Warne takes 7-52 to lead Australian MCG win vs. West Indies
1990 "Miser" closes at Circle in Sq Theater New York City after 93 performances
1990 11th United Negro College Fund raises $10,000,000
1989 10th United Negro College Fund raises $12,000,000
1989 Dmitri Volkov swims world record 50m freestyle (27.15 sec)
1988 Canadian Senate OK's free trade pact; with US
1988 Former Soviet President Brezhnev's son-in-law sentenced to 12-yr (bribery)
1988 Mercedes-Benz pays $20.2-M fine failed to meet '86 government fuel standard
1988 North subpoenas Reagan and Bush as defense witnesses for upcoming trial
1987 Australia hang on for draw vs. New Zealand at MCG, 1 wkt left 17 runs short
1987 Premier Mugabe elected president of Zimbabwe
1985 IBM-PC DOS Version 3.2 released
1985 Pakistan restores constitution
1984 Miss Elizabeth (Hulette) and Macho Man Randy Savage (Poffo) wed
1982 Anthony Shaffers "Whodunnit," premieres in New York City
1982 England defeat Australia by three runs at cricket MCG
1982 U.S. Assay Office in New York City, New York closes
1981 Wayne Gretzky sets NHL record of 50 goals by 39th game of season
1980 "Wonderful World of Disney," last performance on NBC-TV
1979 Rock group, Emerson, Lake and Palmer break up
1979 Togo adopts constitution
1978 "King and I" closes at Uris Theater New York City after 719 performances
1978 Ohio State dismisses Woody Hayes as its football coach
1977 Carter holds 1st news conference by U.S. President in Eastern Europe (Warsaw)
1976 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1975 "Boccaccio" closes at Edison Theater New York City after 7 performances
1975 Constitution of Democratic Republic of Madagascar comes into force
1974 Beatles are legally disbanded (4 years after suit was brought)
1973 1st picture of a comet from space (Comet Kohoutek-Skylab)
1973 Miami Dolphins beat Oakland Raiders 27-10 in AFC championship game
1973 Minnesota Vikings beat Dallas Cowboys 27-10 in NFC championship game
1972 Nixon halts bombing of North Vietnam and announces peace talks
1971 Long Island NHL franchise purchased (New York Islanders)
1971 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1970 Paul McCartney sues his bandmates to dissolve the Beatles
1969 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1968 -48 degrees F (-44 degrees C), Mazama and Winthrop, Washington (state record)
1967 Beatles' "Hello Goodbye," single goes #1 and stays #1 for 3 weeks
1967 Great Western Forum opens in LA
1965 Ferdinand Marcos inaugurated as president of the Phillipines
1964 Edward Albee's "Tiny Alice," premieres in New York City
1963 "Let's Make A Deal," debuts on NBC-TV
1963 Congress authorizes Kennedy half dollar
1963 Green Bay Packers win NFL championship
1962 Green Bay Packers beat New York Giants 16-7 in NFL championship game
1961 Moscow: premier of Dmitri Sjostakovitch' 4th Symphony (out 1936)
1959 George Washington, 1st ballistic missile sub commissioned
1958 French franc devalued
1957 Israeli government of Ben-Gurion, resigns
1957 New York Giants win NFL championship
1956 New York Giants beat Chicago Bears 47-7 in NFL championship game
1954 "House of Flowers" opens at Alvin Theater New York City for 165 performances
1954 1st use of 24-sec shot clock in pro basketball (Rochester vs Boston)
1954 Harold Arlen/Truman Capotes musical premieres in New York City
1952 Tuskegee Inst reports 1952 as 1st yr in 71 with no lynchings in US
1950 Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia become Independent states in France Union
1949 India recognizes People's Republic of China
1948 "Kiss Me, Kate" opens at New Century Theater New York City for 1077 performances
1947 36th Davis Cup: USA beats Australia in New York (4-1)
1947 King Michael of Romania, forced by communists abdicates his throne
1947 Romanian republic proclaimed
1944 King George II of Greece, abdicates his throne
1943 Phillies trade Babe Dahlgren to Pitts for Babe Phelps and cash
1941 Al Capone's son Sonny marries in Miami Beach
1941 Nazibezetters oblige artsen member to become of Artsenkamer
1941 Nazis require Dutch physicians to join Nazi organization
1941 Winston Churchill addresses Canadian parliament
1940 California's 1st freeway, (Arroyo Seco Parkway), opens
1939 Bradman scores 267 SA vs. Vic, world record 34th double cricket century
1939 O'Reilly takes 14-45 (8-23 and 6-22) as NSW crush Qld in 2 days
1938 Electronic television system patented by V. K. Zworykin
1936 United Auto Workers stage 1st sit-down strike, at Fisher Body Plant
1935 Italian bombers destroy Swedish Red Cross unit in Ethiopia
1933 -50 degrees F (-46 degrees C) in Bloomfield, Vermont (state record)
1933 Government disallows NSB-membership for civil service
1933 Jack Badcock scores 274 vs. Victoria, Tasmania's 1st double-ton
1932 Bradman out for a duck vs. England at cricket MCG
1929 Cole Porter's musical "Wake Up and Dream," premieres in New York City
1929 Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority incorporates
1927 Japan dedicates 1st subway in Orient (route under 2 miles long)
1926 Paul Eliot Greens "In Abraham's Bosom," premieres in New York City
1926 Chicago Tribune reports the Tigers threw a 4-game series to the White Sox in 1917 to help Chicago win the pennant (never substaniated)
1925 NSW score 705 against Victoria, go from 8-475 to 9-701
1924 Edwin Hubble announces existence of other galactic systems
1922 Soviet Union organized as a federation of RSFSR, Ukrainian SSR, Belorussian SSR and Transcaucasian SSR
1918 John E Hoover decides to be called J Edgar Hoover
1917 -32 degrees F (-36 degrees C) in Mountain City, Tennessee (state record)
1917 -37 degrees F (-38 degrees C) in Lewisburg, WV (state record)
1915 Cromarty Harbour, Scot-British cruiser Natal explodes: 405 die
1913 Barnes takes 17 wickets vs South Africa (8-56 and 9-103)
1911 Crickets S F Barnes takes 5-6 in 1st 11 overs vs. Australia at MCG
1911 Sun Yat-sen elected 1st President of Republic of China
1908 Stanley Cup: Mont Wanderers outscore Edmonton, 13-10 in 2 game set
1907 Abraham Mills' commission declares Abner Doubleday invented baseball
1906 Iran becomes a constitutional monarchy
1903 American Political Science Association founded at New Orleans
1903 Fire at Chicago's Iriquois Theater kills 602
1897 Province of Zululand annexed to Natal colony
1896 Stanley Cup: Montreal Victorias beat Winnipeg Victorias, 6-5
1893 Russia signs military accord with France
1892 Dr. Miles V Lynk, physician, publishes 1st Black medical journal
1888 Belgium: king Leopold II installs Order of African Star
1884 Anton Bruckner's 7th Symphony in E, premieres in Leipzig
1879 Gilbert and Sullivan's "Pirates of Penzance," premieres
1877 Johnannes Brahms' 2nd Symphony in D, premieres in Vienna
1875 Andrassy Note calls for Christian-Muslim religious freedoms
1873 American Metrological Society forms (New York City) weights, measures and money
1869 Philadelphia Knights of Labor forms
1861 US, banks stops payments in gold
1854 Pennsylvania Rock Oil Co, 1st in U.S., incorporated in New York City
1853 Gadsden Purchase 45,000 mi (120,000 km) by Gila River from Mexico for $10 million, area is now southern Arizona and New Mexico
1844 Opera "Stradella" after being rewritten is produced (Hamburg)
1836 Lehman-theater in St. Petersburg catches fire; 100s die
1835 After gold discovery in Ga, Cherokees forced to move across Miss R
1835 HMS Beagle and Charles Darwin sail from New Zealand to Sydney
1817 1st coffee planted in Hawaii (Kona)
1813 Danzig surrenders to allied armies
1809 Wearing masks at balls forbidden in Boston
1794 French troops conquer Grave, Netherlands
1731 1st U.S. music concert (Peter Pelham's great room in Boston)
1703 Tokyo hit by Earthquake; about 37,000 die
1689 Henry Purcell and Tates opera "Dido and Aeneas," premieres in Chesea
1685 Don Francisco de Agurto installed as land guardian of S Netherlands
1672 Baron Karl Rabenhaupt occupies Coevorden, Netherlands
1666 Abraham Crijnssen departs to Suriname
1665 "Messiah" Sjabtai Tswi departs to Constantinople
1621 English king James I cracks Protestation of Parliament
1317 Pontifical degree "Sancta Romania" against spiritualists
987 French King Hugo Capet crowns his son Robert the compassionate king
274 St. Felix I ends his reign as Catholic Pope


More Snow for the Prairie

By: plapman, 3:13 PM GMT on December 29, 2010

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Today will bring increasing cloudiness with the wind becoming north 20 km/h (12 mph) this afternoon. A High of -5C(23F) is expected.
Tonight more snow with 2 to 4 cm(0.8 to 1.6 in) falling. There will beblowing snow in open areas overnight. The wind will be from the north at 30 km/h (19 mph) gusting to 50 km/h (31 mph). An overnight low of -19C(-2F) with a wind chill of -30 is forecast.
From my Basement Window

Another quiet day on the prairie. The Queen took me to Walmart for my walk. I'm going to have to get Abbey a service dog harness so thaat she can come along. The poor girl will be getting fat with no exercise.
Todays events in history from
Ethiopian troops eject the Islamic forces from Mogadishu, Somalia
1997 Carquest Bowl 8: Georgia Tech beats West Virginia, 35-30
1997 Hong Kong begins slaughtering all its chickens to prevent bird flu
1997 Orville Lynn Majors, 36, arrested for many deaths under his care
1997 Russia signs agreement to build a $3B nuclear power plant in China
1996 "Dreams and Nightmares" closes at Martin Beck Theater New York City
1996 "Skylight" closes at Royale Theater New York City after
1996 "Taking Sides" closes at Atkinson Theater New York City
1994 B737-400 flies into a mountain at Edremit East Turkey, 54 killed
1994 Bangladesh government of Zia resigns
1994 Billionaire J Paul Getty, Jr. marries Victoria Holdsworth on Barbados
1994 Last Dutch electro-magnetic telephone exchange shuts down
1994 Shane Warne takes a hat-trick vs. England at cricket MCG
1993 Courtney Love sues doctors for leaking news of her methadone treatment
1993 Todd Bridges arrested for transporting methamphetamine (speed)
1992 Governor Cuomo grants Jean Harris (Scarsdale Diet Dr. killer) clemency
1991 "Christmas Carol" closes at Eugene O'Neill Theater New York City after 14 performances
1991 12th United Negro College Fund
1991 Boeing 747-200F of China Airlines crash into mountain at Taipei
1990 Olympic gymnast Mary Lou Retton weds Shannon Kelley
1989 Jane Pauley says goodbye to NBC's "Today" show
1989 Vaclav Havel becomes president of Czechoslovakia
1989 Wayne Gretzky and Martina Navratilova, named athletes of decade by AP
1988 Soviet Red Army Team edges New York Islanders, 3-2 at Nassau Coliseum
1988 Victorian Post Office Museum in Australia closes
1984 5th United Negro College Fund
1984 Blues took 27 shots against Islanders in 1 period
1984 Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi claims victory in parlimetary elections
1983 Gavaskar makes the highest Test Cricket score by an Indian, 236* vs. WI
1983 Graeme Yallop completes 268 vs. Pakistan at cricket MCG
1983 U.S. announced withdrawal from UNESCO
1982 Bob Marley postage stamp issued in Jamaica
1982 Coach Paul "Bear" Bryant ends his career with Alabama (323 wins)
1980 Shuttle STS-1 moves from Vandenberg AFB to Launch Complex 39A
1979 Red Army beats New York Islanders 3-2 at Nassau Coliseum
1978 Shah of Iran, asks Shapour Bahktiar to form a civilian government
1978 Spain constitution goes into effect
1978 Test Cricket debut of Allan Robert Border, vs. England at the MCG
1977 Ronald Ribman's "Cold Storage," premieres in New York City
1975 11 killed, 75 hurt by terrorist bomb at LaGuardia Airport in New York City
1974 Murray Schisgal's "All Over Town," premieres in New York City
1972 Eastern Tristar Jumbo Jet crashes near Everglades killing 101
1972 Life magazine ceases publication
1972 Test Cricket debut of Jeff Thomson and Max Walker vs. Pakistan at MCG
1969 New York Times reports Curt Flood will sue baseball and challenge the reserve clause
1968 Baltimore Colts beat Cleveland Browns 34-0 in NFL championship game
1968 Israeli commandos destroy 13 Lebanese airplanes
1968 New York Jets beat Oakland Raiders 27-23 in AFL championship game
1967 Star Trek's "Trouble With Tribbles" 1st airs
1967 Turkish-Cypriot government forms in Cyprus
1965 "Thunderball" premieres in US
1965 CBS purchases NFL TV rights for 1966-68 at $18.8 million per year
1965 Supremes release "My World is Empty Without You"
1963 52nd Davis Cup: USA beats Australia in Adelaide (3-2)
1962 Doug Walters makes 1st-class debut for NSW 17 years 8 days
1959 Saul Levitt's "Andersonville Trial," premieres in New York City
1958 Baltimore Colts beat New York Giants 23-17 in NFL championship game
1958 TV soap "Young Dr. Malone" debuts
1957 Detroit Lions beat Cleveland Browns 50-14 in NFL championship game
1957 Singers Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme wed in Las Vegas
1955 Barbra Streisand's 1st recording "You'll Never Know" at age 13
1954 Kingdom of Netherlands, with Netherlands and Netherlands Antilles as autonomous parts, comes into being
1952 1st transistorized hearing aid offered for sale in Elmsford, New York
1951 Flying Enterprise in difficulty in Canal
1949 1st UHF television station operating regular basis (Bridgeport Ct)
1949 Hungary nationalized its industries
1948 Canada recognizes Israel
1948 U.S. State Department announces work on placing objects into Earth orbit
1947 Ship carrying Jewish immigrants driven away from Palestine
1944 Belgian nazi Leon Degrelle at default to the death sentenced
1944 General Eisenhowers train returns to Versailles
1940 Germany begins dropping incendiary bombs on London (WW II)
1940 NFL Pro Bowl: Chi Bears beats NFL All-Stars 28-14
1938 Construction on Lake Washington Floating Bridge, Seattle, begins
1937 2nd Irish constitution goes into effect; Irish Free State renamed Erie
1937 Ireland adopts constitution (Irish Free State becomes Eire)
1937 Lou Thesz beats E Marshall in St. Louis, to become wrestling champ
1937 Pan Am starts San Francisco-to-Auckland, New Zealand service
1934 1st collegiate basketball doubleheader (MSG)
1934 Federico Garcia Lorca's "Yerma," premieres in Madrid
1934 Japan renounces Washington Naval Treaty of 1922 and London Treaty of 1930
1933 Yankees refuses to release Babe Ruth so he can manage the Cincinnati Reds
1931 Identification of heavy water publicly announced, HC Urey
1931 Victoria score 7 for 435 in second innings to beat NSW
1930 Fred P Newton completes longest swim ever (1826 miles), when he swam in the Mississippi River from Ford Dam, Minn, to New Orleans
1929 Police arrest Sukarno and 100s PNI-leaders
1926 Vatican puts French fascist Charles Maurras' work on the index
1926 Victoria (1107) beat NSW (221 and 230) by an innings 656 runs
1922 Dutch Constitution proclaimed
1922 Revised Netherlands Law proclaims suffrage
1921 William Lyon Mackenzie King succeeded Arthur Meighen as Canadian PM
1920 The netherlands/Venezuela recover diplomatic relations
1920 Yugoslav government bans Communist Party
1913 1st movie serial, "Adventures of Kathlyn," premieres in Chicago
1911 Proclamation restores "Dei Gratia" from Canada's coins
1911 SF Symphony formed
1908 Patent granted for a 4-wheel automobile brake, Clintonville, Wisc
1906 Montreal Wanderers beat New Glasgow (NS) for Stanley Cup (2nd of 1906)
1903 French Equatorial Africa separates into Gabon, Chad and Ubangi-Shari
1900 General Viljoen surprise attack British garrison to Helvetia
1899 English fleet brings German postschip Bundesrath up
1895 Dr. L S Jameson begins failed raid on Johannesburg
1891 Edison patents "transmission of signals electrically" (radio)
1890 U.S. 7th Cavalry massacre about 300 captive Sioux at Wounded Knee, South Dakota
1885 Gottlieb Daimler patents 1st bike (Germany)
1876 11 passenger cars crash in a ravine near Ashtabula Ohio, 92 die
1876 Frederic A Bartholdi (Statue of Liberty sculptor) weds Jeanne-Emilie
1867 1st telegraph ticker used by a brokerage house, Groesbeck and Co, New York
1864 Fire Department celebrates 1st annual ball
1862 Battle of Chichasaw Bayou: confederate armies defeat General Sherman
1862 Bowling ball invented
1857 Franz Liszt's "Die Hunnenschlacht," premieres in Weimar
1852 Emma Snodgrass arrested in Boston for wearing pants
1851 1st Young Men's Christian Association chapter opened (Boston)
1848 Gas lights 1st installed at White House (Polk's administration)
1845 Texas admitted as 28th state
1841 King/grand duke Willem II installs Order of Eikenkroon
1837 Canadian militia destroy Caroline, a U.S. steamboat docked at Buffalo
1837 Steam-powered threshing machine patented, Winthrop, Maine
1813 British burn Buffalo, New York during War of 1812
1782 1st nautical almanac in U.S. published by Samuel Stearns, Boston
1778 English troops occupy Savannah, Georgia
1708 Great Alliance occupies Gent
1705 Prosper Jolyot's "Idomenee," premieres in Paris
1558 Charles V, German emperor, buried
1541 Isabella of Poland and King Ferdinand of Austria sign Treaty of Gyalu
1539 St. Jacobs Church burns after being hit by lightning
1503 Battle at Carigliano: Spanish army beats France


A Balmy Day on the Prairie

By: plapman, 3:08 PM GMT on December 28, 2010

Today will be sunny with a westerly wind at 30 km/h (19 mph). High 0C(32F).
Tonight will bring increasing cloudiness then a 30% chance of flurries late this evening and after midnight. There will be clearing overnight with a southwest wind at 20 km/h (12 mph). The overnight low will be -6C(21F).

Another good sleep last night, hopefully the new drugs are doing thier job.
Todays events in History from

1997 Sting beats Hollywood Hogan for WCW Championship
1996 India all out for 66 at Durban after making 100 in cricket 1st inning
1994 Billy Ray Cyrus, Achy Breaky Heart, weds Leticia Finley
1994 Boon completes his 20th Test Cricket century (131 vs. Eng, MCG)
1994 Tammy Wynette admitted to the hospital with bile duct infection
1993 Dow-Jones hits record 3793.49
1993 Dutch Antilles government of Yandi Paula forms
1993 John Maclean passes Kirk Muller as all-time New Jersey Devils scorer (521 pts)
1991 8 are crushed to death at a RAP basketball game at City College, New York City
1991 Blockbuster Bowl 2: Alabama beats Colorado, 30-25
1991 Irene the Icon of Greek Orthodox church returns after being stolen
1991 Ninibeth Beatriz Leal Jiminez, 20, of Venezuela, crowned 41st Miss World
1991 Ted Turner is named Time Magazine Man of Year
1990 2 die in a New York City subway accident
1990 Blockbuster Bowl 1: Florida State beats Penn State, 24-17
1989 Alexander Dubcek elected parliament chairman of Czechoslovakia
1989 Earthquake at Newcastle Australia, 11 die
1988 John Tarrant, 1st Australia born Zen teacher, receives Dharma Transmission
1988 U.S. 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals affirms Yonkers is guilty of racism
1988 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1987 In Arkansas R Gene Simmons kills 2, later bodies of 14 of his relatives are found at his home near Dover Ark
1986 Pat Davis, ranked 412th among world tennis competitors wins Davis Cup
1985 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1985 Warring Lebanese Moslem and Christian leaders sign peace agreement
1984 Creosote bush determined to be 11,700 years old
1984 Rajiv Gandhi's Congress party wins election in India
1984 TV soap "Edge of Night" ends 28 year run
1984 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1983 72nd Davis Cup: Australia beats Sweden in Melbourne (3-2)
1983 Gavaskar achieves his 30th century, beating Bradman's 29
1983 U.S. say they will leave UNESCO on Dec 31, 1984
1983 Warren Cromartie signs 3 year $2.5M contract with Yomiuri Giants
1981 Cleveland Metroparks Administrative offices move from downtown to Zoo
1981 Warner-Elektra-Atlantic raises price of 45 records from $1.68 to $1.98
1980 Mexico terminated fishing agreements with US
1978 30th hat trick in Islander history (Mike Bossy)
1976 "Fiddler on the Roof" opens at Winter Garden Theater New York City for 167 performances
1976 Genie Francis joind "General Hospital" as Laura Vining
1976 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1976 Winnie Mandela banished in South Africa
1975 "Hail Mary Pass"-Cowboys beat Vikings 17-14 on last second pass
1975 1st broadcast of radio Hilversum IV (classic music)
1975 Earthquake in Pakistan, 4,000 die
1975 Gary Cosier scores 109 vs. West Indies at MCG on Test Cricket debut
1975 Red Army beats New York Rangers 7-3 at MSG
1974 6.3 earthquake strikes Pakistan: 5200 killed
1973 Akron Ohio's Chamber of Commerce terminates itself from Soap Box Derby
1973 Alexander Solzhenitsyn publishes "Gulag Archipelag"
1973 Comet Kohoutek at perihelion
1972 Kim Il-song, becomes president of North Korea
1972 Martin Bormanns skeleton found in Berlin (Hitlers deputy)
1972 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1971 Hasj falls from now on under(neath) the Opiumwet
1970 "Lovely Ladies, Kind Gentlemen" opens at Majestic New York City for 19 performances
1970 Yemen Arab Republic (North Yemen) adopts constitution
1969 Neil Simon's "Last of the Red Hot Lovers," premieres in New York City
1969 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1969 Dallas Cowboy kicker Mike Clark, attempting an on-side kick against Cleveland, missed the ball
1968 100,000 attend Miami Pop Festival
1968 57th Davis Cup: USA beats Australia in Adelaide (4-1)
1968 Beatles' "Beatles-White Album," goes #1 and stays #1 for 9 weeks
1968 Israeli assault on Beirut Airport
1968 KVOF (KUDO, now KWBB) TV channel 38 in SF, California (IND) 1st broadcast
1967 KTSB (now KSNT) TV channel 27 in Topeka, KS (NBC) begins broadcasting
1967 Muriel Siebert is 1st women to own a seat on New York Stock Exchange
1966 13 die in a train crash in Everett Mass
1966 China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor PRC
1964 Premier of Dmitri Sjostakovitch' Stefan Rasin
1964 Principal filming of "Dr. Zhivago," begins
1963 "Double Dublin" closes at Little Theater New York City after 4 performances
1963 "Jennie" closes at Majestic Theater New York City after 82 performances
1963 Merle Haggard 1st appearance on country chart with "Sing a Sad Song"
1962 U.N. troops occupies Elizabethstad Katanga
1961 Tennessee Williams' "Night of the Iguana," premieres in New York City
1958 Chipmunks (Alvin, Simon and Theodore with David Seville) hit #1
1958 What might be called greatest NFL game, Colts beat Giants 23-17
1958 Baltimore Colts wins NFL-championship
1957 CBS states it won't broadcast baseball where minor league games are on
1957 U.S.S.R. performs atmospheric nuclear test
1956 Miss Frances [Horwich], last Ding Dong School on NBC-TV
1955 44th Davis Cup: Australia beats USA in New York (5-0)
1954 43rd Davis Cup: USA beats Australia in Sydney (3-2)
1954 KEPR TV channel 19 in Pasco-Kennewick-Richl, WA (CBS) 1st broadcast
1953 WLBT TV channel 3 in Jackson, MS (NBC) begins broadcasting
1952 Detroit Lions beat Cleveland Browns 17-7 in NFL championship game
1950 Chinese troops cross 38th Parallel, into South Korea
1949 20th Century Fox announces it would produce TV programs
1948 Israeli Defence Forces crosses Egyptian border
1948 Middel-Java as a whole in Dutch hands
1948 U.S. announced a study to launch an Earth satellite
1947 Chicago Cards beat Philadelphia Eagles 28-21 in NFL championship game
1945 Congress officially recognizes the Pledge of Allegiance
1944 Eisenhower and Montgomery meet in Hasselt Belgium
1944 Former Washington 3rd baseman Buddy Lewis wins Distinguished Flying Cross
1944 Leonard Bernstein's musical "On the Town," premieres in New York City
1943 All inhabitants of Kalmukkie deported, about 70,000 killed
1942 Oberkommando Wehrmacht orders strategist flight out of Kaukasus
1942 Robert Sullivan becomes 1st pilot to fly Atlantic 100 times
1941 State of siege goes into effect in Bohemia/Moravia
1940 Arthur Morris scores 111 in 2nd innings of 1st game after 148
1938 Paul Gibb scores 106 on Test Cricket debut vs. South Africa
1937 Fascist Octavian Goga becomes Prime Minister of Romania/begins spread of Judaism
1935 W P A Federal Art Project Gallery opens in New York City
1931 Lin-Sen succeeds Chiang Kai-shek as president of Nanjing-China
1928 Last recording of Ma Rainey, "Mother of the Blues," made
1928 Louis Armstrong makes 78 recording of "West End blues"
1927 George Kaufman and Moss Hart's "Royal Family," premieres in New York City
1926 Arthur Mailey takes 4-362 off 64 overs (no maidens) NSW vs. Vic
1926 Imperial Airways begins England-India mail and passenger service
1926 Ponsford scores 352 and Ryder 295 against NSW
1926 Victoria all out for 1107 against NSW at the MCG Crowd 22,348
1925 George/Ira Gershwin's musical "Tip-Toes," premieres in New York City
1923 George Bernard Shaw's "St. Joan," premieres in New York City
1915 SF City Hall dedicated by Mayor James Rolph
1912 National Council of Young Israel convenes
1912 SF Municipal Railway starts operation at Geary St. (MUNI)
1910 Opera "Konigskinder" is produced (New York City)
1908 Earthquake strikes Messina, Italy; 80,000 die
1908 Messina, Italy struck by an earthquake (nearly 80,000 died)
1906 Ecuador adopts its constitution
1905 Intercollegiate Athletic Association of U.S. founded (becomes NCAA in 1910)
1905 NSW all out for 805 vs Victoria, win by innings and 253
1904 1st daily wireless weather forecasts published (London)
1903 Clyde Fitch's "Glad of It," premieres in New York City
1903 Electric lamp sets fire to Iroquois theater in Chicago; 602 die
1902 1st indoor pro football game, Syracuse beats Philadelphia 6-0 (MSG, New York City)
1902 Trans-Pacific cable links Hawaii to US
1897 Edmond Rostand's "Cyrano de Bergerac," premieres in Paris
1895 World's 1st movie theater opens in Paris
1893 French lieutenant Boiteux annexes Tumbuktu
1887 Sir John Layton Jarvis, 1st British race horse trainer knighted
1879 North British Railway's train falls as Firth bridge collapses (Scot)
1878 Pope Leo XIII publishes encyclical Quod apostolici muneris (socialism)
1877 John Stevens, applies for a patent for his flour rolling mill
1869 William Finley Semple of Mount Vernon, Ohio, patents chewing gum
1864 Battle of Egypt Station, MS
1850 Rangoon Burma, destroyed by fire
1849 M Jolly-Bellin discovers dry-cleaning, he accidentally upset lamp containing turpentine and oil on his clothing and sees cleaning effect
1846 Iowa becomes 29th state
1836 Spain recognizes independence of Mexico
1832 John Calhoun becomes 1st Vice President to resign over differences with President Jackson
1828 6.8 earthquake strikes Echigo Japan, 30,000 killed
1821 Naples: Gioacchini Rossini moves to Bologna
1816 American Colonization Society organizes
1732 1st known ad for "Poor Richard's Almanack" (Pennsylvania Gazette)
1614 Sperm whale beached at Noordwijk
1065 Westminister Abbey opens in London
801 Louis the Vrome occupies Barcelona
418 St. Boniface I begins his reign as Catholic Pope

Updated: 3:10 PM GMT on December 29, 2010


Finally a good sleep on the Ptrairie

By: plapman, 3:27 PM GMT on December 27, 2010

A mix of sun and cloud. Local blowing snow this afternoon. Wind south 30 km/h (19 mph) becoming west 30 km/h (19 mph) gusting to 60 km/h (37 mph) near noon. High 0C(32F).
Increasing cloudiness with 30 percent chance of flurries overnight. Local blowing snow early this evening. Wind west 30 km/h (19 mph) gusting to 60 km/h (37 mph) becoming light this evening. Low -6C(21F).
Ifinaly had a good sleep last night. I went to bed at 10pm and woke once for a nature call at 6 then went back to sleep till 8am. What a great feeling.
I feel sorrry for those on the east coast being snowbound. They aren't used to Manitba like weather.

Updated: 3:06 PM GMT on December 28, 2010


A Quiet Christmas on the Prairie

By: plapman, 1:34 PM GMT on December 26, 2010

Today will be cloudy with sunny periods.The wind will be southeast at 30 km/h (19 mph). Todays high will be a balmy -10C(14F).
Tonight will bring cloudy periods and a south wind at 20 km/h (12 mph) becoming light near midnight. The overnight low will be -13C(8F).

It was a quiet Christmas here on the prairie. It sure makes a difference when theres no little ones scampering to the tree looking to see what Santa dropped off.
The Queen took me for a ride yesterday afternoon to say Merry Christmas to my mother who passed away last February. Altough it was sad it was nice to give seasons greetings to my parents.

Updated: 3:25 PM GMT on December 27, 2010


Merry Christmas

By: plapman, 2:57 PM GMT on December 25, 2010

Merry Christmass to all on Underground Weather
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Cloudy with sunny periods and 60 percent chance of flurries. High -8C(17F).
Cloudy with 30 percent chance of flurries. Low -13C(8F).

From my Basement Window

Updated: 3:04 PM GMT on December 25, 2010


Mild on the Prairie

By: plapman, 3:00 PM GMT on December 24, 2010

Today will be cloudy with sunny periods and a 60% chance of flurries. The high will be near -7C(19F).
Tonight will remain cloudy with 60% chance of flurries and an overnight low of -12C(10F).
I'm feeling good this morning with a 3 hour sleep yesterday afternoon and 6 hours last night. I still wish I could get the old pattern in place where I slept till 7am but hopefully it will come back.
Todays events in history from 1st time a Channukah candle is officially lit in Vatican City
1994 4 Moslem fundamentalists capture Air France pilot in Algiers
1992 President Bush pardons Caspar Weinberger in Iran-contra affair
1990 Expos trade Tim Raines to White Sox for Ivan Calderon and Barry Jones
1990 Saddam says Israel will be Iraq's 1st target
1989 Charles Taylor enters Liberia to unseat President Samuel K Doe
1989 Panama's dictator, Manual Noriega seeks asylum at Vatican embassy
1986 French hostage Aurel Cornea, held in Lebanon for 9 months, released
1986 Iran offensive against Iraqi islands of Shatt al-Arab
1984 Palace coup in Mauritania
1982 Chaminade, with a student body of only 850 students, beats #1 ranked Virginia 77-72 in a Honolulu holiday basketball classic
1981 Guardian Angels Curtis Sliwa and Lisa Evers marry
1981 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1980 Americans remembered Iran hostages by shining lights for 417 seconds
1979 1st Ariane-rocket launched
1974 Cardinals' Lou Brock is named Sportsman of the Year
1973 Ferryboat capsized off coast of Equador, drowning 200
1971 Peruvian Airlines Electra crashes at headwaters of Amazon, killing all except Juliane Margaret Koepcke found 10 days later
1970 9 Jews are convicted in Leningrad of hijacking a plane
1970 Walt Disney's "Aristocats" is released
1968 Apollo 8 astronauts read passages from Book of Genesis
1968 WATU (now WAGT) TV channel 26 in Augusta, Georgia (CBS) begins broadcasting
1967 China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor PRC
1966 "Joyful Noise" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater New York City after 12 performances
1966 Luna 13 lands on Moon
1966 USAF C144 military charter crashes near Binh Thai Vietnam kills 129
1964 Shooting begins on "The Cage" the pilot for Star Trek
1963 Greek and Turks riot in Cyprus
1962 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya U.S.S.R.
1961 Houston Oilers beat San Diego Chargers 10-3 in AFL championship game
1960 Dutch bishops question papacy values
1956 "I Love Lucy" Christmas show airs, never put in syndication
1956 Ferdinand de Lesseps statue blown up in Port Said Egypt
1954 Council for the Children Protection forms in Netherlands
1954 Laos gains its independence
1953 2 fast express trains crash head-on killing 103 (Czechoslovakia)
1953 KHOL (now KHGI) TV channel 13 in Kearney, NB (ABC) begins broadcasting
1953 KOA (now KCNC) TV channel 4 in Denver, CO (NBC) begins broadcasting
1953 Rene Coty elected President of France
1953 Wellington-Auckland (New Zealand) express train swept away in flood kills 166
1951 1st televised opera (Amahl and Night Visitor)
1951 United Kingdom of Libya gains independence from Italy via United Nations
1950 Cleveland Browns win NFL championship, beat LA 30-28
1948 1st U.S. house completely sunheated is occupied (Dover Massachusetts)
1948 Greek government disbands due to state of war, press censorship
1946 4th French republic established
1946 U.S. General MacNarney gives 800,000 "minor Nazi's" amnesty
1943 Franklin D. Roosevelt appoints General Eisenhower supreme commander of Allied forces
1943 Terence Rattigan's "While the Sun Shines," premieres in London
1942 1st powered flight of V-1 buzz bomb, Peenemunde, Germany
1942 Red army occupies German airports at Tasjinskaja and Morozowsk
1941 1st ships of Admiral Nagumo's Pearl Harbor fleet return to Japan
1937 Dutch government recognizes Italian king Emanuel III as emperor of Abyssinia
1936 1st radioactive isotope medicine administered, Berkeley, California
1935 Bradman scores 233 in 191 minutes, SA vs. Queensland, 28 fours 1 six
1934 Grimmett takes 9-180 for SA as Queensland make 430
1933 Paris express train derails and kills 160, injures 300 (France)
1932 Arturo Alessandri wins presidental election in Chile
1930 Bandung, Java: ir Sukarno 4 years jail sentenced
1930 F Garcia Lorca's "La Zapatera Prodigiosa," premieres in Madrid
1928 George Abbott Theater (Adelphi, 54 St) opens at 152 W 54th St. New York City
1927 Test Cricket debut of Walter Hammond, who scored 51 and took 5-36 vs. S Af
1924 1st radio transmission of NCRV in Netherlands
1924 Albania becomes a republic (ex-premier Ahmed Zogoe's coup)
1924 Richard Rodgers Theater (46th St. Chanin's) opens at 226 W 46th New York City
1924 School in Babb's Switch, Oklahoma catches fire, 36 die
1922 BBC sends 1st British radio play "Truth about Father Christmas"
1922 London Coloseum opens
1920 Enrico Caruso gives his last public performance (New York City)
1914 German plane drops bombs on Dover England
1912 Irving Fisher patents archiving system with index cards
1910 Luisa Tetrazzini sings to 250,000 people at Lotta's Fountain
1906 Reginald A Fessenden became 1st to broadcast music over radio (Mass)
1904 German SW Africa abolishes slavery of young children
1900 Herman Heijermans' "Hope of Blessing" premieres in Amsterdam
1898 Herman Heijermans' "Ghetto," premieres in Amsterdam
1894 Scheveningse fishing boats destroyed by storm
1894 Soccer team Achilles '94 forms in Axes
1893 Henry Ford completes his 1st useful gas motor
1889 Daniel Stover and William Hance patent bicycle with back pedal brake
1884 Austria-Hungary admits King Leopold II's Congo Free State
1874 Pope Pius IX proclaims a jubilee for 1875
1871 Giusseppi Verdi's "Aida" premieres in Cairo, at Suez canal opening
1865 Several Confederate veterans form Ku Klux Klan in Pulaski, Tn
1864 Battle of Gordonsville, Virginia
1860 Joseph Jefferson's "Rip Van Winkle," premieres in New York City
1851 Fire devastates Library of Congress in Wash, destroys 35,000 volumes
1851 U.S. Library of Congress catches fire; 35,000 books burn
1832 HMS Beagle anchors in Wigwam Bay at Cape Receiver
1818 "Silent Night" composed by Franz Joseph Gruber; 1st sung next day
1818 Franz Xaver Gruber composes "Silent Night"
1814 Treaty of Ghent (end of US-Britain's War of 1812) signed
1799 Jakobijns plot against Napoleon uncovered
1798 Russia and England sign Second anti-French Coalition
1724 Benjamin Franklin arrives in London
1715 Swedish troops occupy Norway
1651 John van Riebeeck departs to Cape of Good Hope
1593 Storm hits Texel: 40 ships hit, 500 killed
1568 Uprising of Morisco's in Granada
1565 Compromise of the Nobles closes against inquisition
1515 Thomas Wolsey appointed English Lord Chancellor
1476 400 Burgundy soldiers freeze to death during siege of Nancy
1294 Cardinal Benedetto Gaetani chosen as Pope Boniface VIII
1046 Pope Clement II, Suitger, elected
640 John IV begins his reign as Catholic Pope

Updated: 2:56 PM GMT on December 25, 2010


No Ambulance rides yesterday

By: plapman, 3:07 PM GMT on December 23, 2010

a href="" target="_blank" >Click for Portage Southport, Manitoba Forecast

Today will be cloudy with a 60% chance of light snow. Fog patches dissipating this morning. The forecast hih is -8C(17F).
Tonight will remain cloudy with a 60% chance of light snow. The overnight low ia projected to be-13C(8F).
I'm still home and no seizures. The new meds must be working.I was still awake at 4am but I went to bed at 10 and had a 2 hour nap yesterday. Things are looking good if I can just get my schedule back in line
From MY Basement Window
A short history from

1997 Chicago Bull's coach Phil Jackson is quickest to reach 500 wins
1997 Terry Nichols found guilty of manslaughter in Oklahoma bombing
1997 Woody Allen, 62 weds Soon-Yi Previn 27, adopted daughter of Mia Farrow
1975 Congress passes Metric Conversion Act
1973 6 Persian Gulf nations double their oil prices

Updated: 3:09 PM GMT on December 23, 2010


Plapman ishome again

By: plapman, 2:56 PM GMT on December 22, 2010

A few clouds. Increasing cloudiness overnight. Low -15C(5F).
again yesterday after a weeks stay. Another EEG seems to have found the problem hopefully. It was funny when I left by ambulance for the EEg. All The nurses at the dek said "Goodbye Tony"> I told them I'd be back for lunch and held up my end returning at 11:15.

Updated: 3:03 PM GMT on December 23, 2010


More Abulance rides

By: plapman, 2:50 AM GMT on December 16, 2010

Click for Portage Southport, Manitoba ForecastIt's been a bad day for me. Anotheer ambulance ride to ER. I had another small seizure right after breakfast. After 2 hours obswervation they sent be home. I sure an glad I have blue cross to cover the rides.

= Tonight
Cloudy. 60 percent chance of snow this evening. Low -16C(3F).
A mix of sun and cloud. High -12C(10F). Thursday night cloudy periods. Becoming cloudy in the evening. Wind up to 15 km/h (9 mph). Low -18C(0F). Wind chill -27.

Updated: 2:55 PM GMT on December 22, 2010


Warmer on the Prairie

By: plapman, 2:54 PM GMT on December 14, 2010

Click for Portage Southport, Manitoba Forecast Today will be cloudy with sunny periods. The wind becoming southeast at 30 km/h (19 mph) near noon. A high of -12C(10F) is expected.The wind chill is -27 this morning.
Tonight will remain cloudy with a south wind at 30 km/h (19 mph). Low -14C(6F). Wind chill -26.
From MY Basement Window

I had a fairly good sleep last night. I got a full 8 hours in even if it was ofset from 9pm to 5am.
Abbey seems to be adjusting to nothaving a daily walk but she isn't eating much. I guess shes not burning any energy off.


Cold on the Prairie

By: plapman, 3:34 PM GMT on December 13, 2010

Today will be sunny with cloudy periods then becoming cloudy this afternoon. The wind will be becoming southeast at 20 km/h (12 mph) near noon. A high of-16C(3F) with a wWind chill of -28 this afternoon.
Tonight will be overcast with a southeast wind at 20 km/h (12 mph) becoming light this evening. The overnight low wil bw -18C(0F) with a wind chill of -28.

The Queen haad to use our CAA card for the first time yesterday as the car wouldn't start. I guess it's a good investment now that I can't help get it going.

Updated: 2:53 PM GMT on December 14, 2010


Cold on the Prairie

By: plapman, 2:58 PM GMT on December 12, 2010

Click for Portage Southport, Manitoba Forecast
From MY Basement Window

Today will be sunny with a high of -19C(-2F).
Tonight will emain clear with an overnight low of -27C(-17F).
Not much new in the prairie life. I got 6 hours sleep last night and feel not too bad this morning. A few naps today shoud help. The Queen is going to take me out to a mall today to get a walk in which I've been missing.


The Northern Edge Opens

By: plapman, 2:46 PM GMT on December 11, 2010" src=" ons/71851.gif" alt="Click for Portage Southport, Manitoba Forecast" border="0" height="60" width="468" />

Good morning
I had not a bad sleep last night , about 6 hours and 2 hour naps yesterday so I'll try opening the Northern Edge for a time.
Today will bring a few flurries ending early this morning then a mix of sun and cloud.The wind will be north at 20 km/h (12 mph) becoming light this afternoon as the temperature steady near -21C(-6F) with a wind chill of -33.
Tonight will bring clearing late this evening with winds up to 15 km/h (9 mph). The overnigh low will be-28C(-18F) with a wind chill of -32.
=============================================================Abbey is missing her daily walks but is coping. She follows me everywhere. When I was having a seizure she wouldn't leave my side. The Queen had to drag her away so the paramedics could do their work. She sure is a loyal dog.

Updated: 2:52 PM GMT on December 12, 2010


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