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What’s Happening Today – April 23, 2020
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Today’s Local Birthdays – High Prairie – April 23, 2020
Today’s Local Birthdays – Faust – April 23, 2020
Today’s Celebrity Birthdays – April 23, 2020
1564 – William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet author
1858 – Max Planck, “Father of Quantum Physics”
1888 – Georges Vanier, French-Canadian soldier
1889 – Charles Warrell, Creator of the I-Spy books
1897 – Lester B. Pearson, 14th Canadian PM
1904 – Duncan Renaldo, The Cisco Kid actor
1914 – John Hubbard, One Million BC actor
1919 – Dorian Leigh, Fashion industry icon
1928 – Shirley Temple, Famous 1930s child star
1936 – Roy Orbison, Pretty Woman singer
1939 – David Birney, St. Elsewhere actor
1939 – Ray Peterson, Tell Laura I Love Her singer
1939 – Lee Majors, $6 Million Man actor
1941 – Ray Tomlinson, E-mail inventor
1942 – Sandra Dee, Gidget actress
1943 – Tony Esposito, Chicago Blackhawk
1949 – Joyce DeWitt, Three’s Company actress
1954 – Michael Moore, Fahrenheit 9/11 filmmaker
1960 – Steve Clark, Def Leppard guitarist
1960 – Valerie Bertinelli, One Day at a Time actress
1964 – Dan Frischman, Head of the Class actor
1977 – John Cena, US pro wrestler
1977 – Kal Penn, House actor
This Day in Local History – April 23, 2020
April 23, 1981: Anthony Jason Loyie, 13, of Gift Lake, is accidentally shot and dies during a hunting accident.
April 23, 1984: Rudolf Lubeseder suffers burns in a grass fire at his farm 12 miles northeast of town. “Never trust a fire,” he says while in hospital.
April 23, 1985: Glenn Quick of Red Earth is chosen as the first rep on the I.D. No. 17 advisory council.
April 23, 1987: Court sentences Randall Paul McMillan to five years in prison for the attack on MLA Larry Shaben Dec. 5, 1986.
April 23, 1991: A fire at Prairie Manor Apartments guts one unit and damages three others.
April 23, 1994: Marigold Enterprises becomes a separate entity from the Association for Community Living.
April 23, 1994: A delegation from Gift Lake attends the NPHL spring meeting to make their pitch for NPHL acceptance. A delegation of one also attends from Slave Lake.
April 23, 1997: High Prairie Recreation Supt. Boyd Clark tells High Prairie town council they will host the 1998 Northwest Alberta Winter Games being the only town to submit a bid.
April 23, 2009: The sign goes up at the municipal services facility in Enilda, now known as the Craig Bissell Municipal Services Facility in recognition of the long-time councillor and fire chief.
April 23, 2009: Joussard School principal Natalie Cole-Lamothe sheds her hair in support of Austin Norland, a Grade 6 student in need of a heart transplant. Others at the school join and raise $9,594.62.
April 23, 2010: Raleigh Perry dies at the age of 97 years. He is best remembered for bringing rodeo to High Prairie and being chair of the High Prairie Elks when the event came to town.
April 23, 2011: Mona Anderson passes away at the age of 100 years. She was a past winner of Gift Lake Metis Settlement’s Community Member for her pioneering efforts.
April 23, 2012: The Progressive Conservatives win the Alberta election. Locally, incumbent MLA Pearl Calahasen wins. Calahasen gets 3,518 votes followed by Wildrose candidate Darryl Boisson with 2,847 votes, New Democrat Steve Kaz with 427 votes, Liberal Stephen Townsend with 235 votes and Independent candidate Donald Bissell with 195 votes.
This Day in World History – April 23, 2020
1348 – 1st English order of knighthood founded ]Order of Garter\.
1516 – Duke Wilhelm IV of Bavaria endorses “The German Beer Purity Law”.
1702 – Queen Anne is crowned at Westminster Abbey.
1851 – Canada issues its 1st postage stamps.
1867 – Queen Victoria & Napoleon III turn down plans for a channel tunnel.
1896 – Vitascope system of movie projection 1st shown in New York.
1900 – 1st know occurrence of word “hillbillie” [NY Journal].
1920 – Mehed VI departs Istanbul palace marking end of Ottoman Empire.
1932 – 153-year old windmill in Haarlem, Netherlands, burns down.
1954 – Hammerin’ Hank Aaron hits 1st of his 755 homers.
1962 – Ranger 4, 1st US satellite to reach moon, launched.
1965 – Launch of 1st Soviet communications satellite.
1967 – Soyuz 1 launched; Vladimir Komarov becomes 1st in-flight casualty.
1969 – Sirhan Sirhan sentenced to death for killing Bobby Kennedy.
1977 – Dr. Allen Bussey completes 20,302 yo-yo loops.
1977 – Chess master V. Hort plays 201 games simultaneously, only loses 10.
1984 – AIDS-virus identified as HTLV-III.
1985 – New Coke debuts.
1988 – A Greek pedals self-powered aircraft, 74 miles.
1988 – US bans smoking during domestic airline flights of 2 hrs or less.
1992 – McDonald’s opens its 1st fast-food restaurant in China.
1993 – Eritrea votes to secede from Ethiopia.
2003 – Beijing closes all schools for two weeks because of the SARS virus.
Today’s Horoscopes – April 23, 2020
Cancer [June 22 – July 22] – Today would be best spent alone behind closed doors, if possible. There’s a lot of tension in your household for some reason. Since there isn’t much you can do about it, try to avoid it altogether. Let your family members fight it out among themselves. You have better ways to spend your time.
Leo [July 23 – Aug. 23] – There is a lot of tension in the air today. It isn’t just affecting your home environment – everyone you meet seems out of sorts. You’ll be happiest if you spend much of today in solitude. Books don’t honk their horn at you and DVDs don’t curse your driving ability. Who needs the aggravation that a day like today can bring? Enjoy a day away from other people’s bad moods.
Virgo [Aug. 24 – Sept. 22] – You feel that life would run more smoothly if money didn’t exist! The amount of time and energy you spend sorting out your financial affairs is frustrating. Unfortunately, today will be a frustrating day. Today you need to sit down and sort out some neglected bills. It isn’t fun, but at least by the end of the day you’ll have the satisfaction of knowing you got it done.
Libra [Sept. 23 – Oct. 23] – You feel invincible, as though you can do anything. Enjoy this abundance of energy, for it’s certainly unusual. Take care not to overdo it. If you haven’t jogged in a while, running five miles today will leave you pretty sore tomorrow. Similarly, don’t try to finish all your household repairs in one day. Remember that slow and easy wins the race and keeps you in shape for the long haul!
Scorpio [Oct. 24 – Nov. 22] – This would be a good day to putter about the house. It isn’t a good day to travel or begin any major projects. This could be just the excuse you’ve needed for taking a day off from your life! You need not answer the phone or fulfill any obligations whatsoever. Simply stay put and tackle some minor household chores. If even that proves too much, then curl up with some tea and a good book.
Sagittarius [Nov. 23 – Dec. 21] – This isn’t the best day for get-togethers. What starts as a friendly lunch could wind up a gossip-fest. No one wins in that situation. You could fear leaving the table because of what they’d say about you. There’s no upside to the situation, so your best strategy might be to stay home and work on chores. At least you’ll have the satisfaction of feeling that you’ve accomplished something.
Capricorn [Dec. 22 – Jan. 20] – Don’t take anything you hear today at face value, especially where money is concerned. A well-meaning friend could approach you with an opportunity not to be missed. Listen to the pitch and take down all the information, but don’t make any kind of commitment. You’ll likely see several flaws when you review the information later. Point them out to your friend. You’ll save this person money and embarrassment by speaking up.
Aquarius [Jan. 21 – Feb. 18] – This would be a good day to stay home and spend much of the day in bed! You’ve been working especially hard lately, juggling both home and work with your usual aplomb. But today you could feel a bit worn out and overwhelmed by everything that remains to be done. Give yourself a day of rest. Spend the day with a good book or some movies. You’ll find this solitary time refreshing.
Pisces [Feb. 19 – March 20] – Love is very much in the air today, so take advantage of this auspicious environment! Invite your loved one over to play hide and seek under the bedcovers! Or, if you don’t have a playmate in your life at the moment, find other ways to fulfill the passion you feel. Spend the afternoon reading a good novel or invite a friend to watch a movie with you. Have a good time!
Aries [March 21 – April 20] – This is a day to stay close to home and organize the house. You might be thinking how you can best utilize your living space. It’s clear that some improvements are in order. Perhaps you could begin by tackling all those minor repairs you’ve been putting off. Once those are done, a fresh coat of paint will do wonders to brighten both your home and your outlook.
Taurus [April 21 – May 21] – You need rest. Even though you have a long list of tasks, see if you can leave some for later. All signs indicate you shouldn’t stray too far from home today if you can help it. You’re easily distracted, which makes you prone to accidents. Being behind the wheel of a car isn’t the place for you right now. Stay home and tackle all those little chores you’ve been meaning to finish.
Gemini [May 22 – June 21] – You’re on your own when it comes to financial matters. This may not be what you want to hear, but it’s how things are. Trust that your business acumen will pull you through. Don’t take anything at face value. Pay attention, write down the information, but make no commitments and sign no contracts. The environment isn’t right for any deals. If a deal is valid today, it will still be valid tomorrow.