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What’s Happening Today – December 30, 2019
AA meets at the HP Church of the Nazarene at 7:30 p.m.
Today’s Local Birthdays – High Prairie – December 30, 2019
Today’s Local Birthdays – Faust – December 30, 2019
Grayson P. Chalifoux-Giroux
Today’s Celebrity Birthdays – December 30, 2019
39 – Titus, 10th Roman Emperor
1850 – John Milne, Built 1st Modern Seismograph
1851 – Asa Griggs Candler, Developed Coca-Cola
1865 – Rudyard Kipling, Jungle Book Author
1878 – William Aberhart, Alberta Premier
1892 – John Litel, Jezebel Actor
1920 – Jack Lord, Hawaii Five-O Actor
1927 – Bernard Barrow, Ryan’s Hope Actor
1928 – Bo Diddley, Rock `n’ Roll Pioneer
1934 – Del Shannon, Runaway Singer
1935 – Sandy Koufax, Los Angeles Dodger
1935 – Jack Riley, Bob Newhart Show Actor
1937 – Paul Stookey, Peter, Paul, & Mary Singer
1942 – Michael Nesmith, Monkees Rocker
1945 – Davy Jones, Monkees Rocker
1947 – Jeff Lynne, ELO Rocker
1959 – Tracey Ullman, British Singer
1961 – Ben Johnson, Canadian Olympic Sprinter
1975 – Tiger Woods, Pro Golfer
1983 – Kevin Systrom, CEO, Co-Founder of Instagram
1984 – LeBron James, Cleveland Cavalier
This Day in Local History – December 30, 2019
Dec. 30, 1913: Lawyer C.F. Newell wires Grouard with news that the ED&BC railroad has applied for plans at Iroquois Lake and Round Lake [Kimiwan Lake] to build a railway and bypass Grouard. He suggests the town pay for his trip to Ottawa to oppose the plans. Town council meets and agrees to the proposal and sends Newell, MPP J.L Cote and W.A. Griesbach to Ottawa Jan. 3.
Dec. 30, 1923: The boy’s house at Joussard’s St. Bruno Mission School burns.
Dec. 30, 1968: Mr. and Mrs. G.R. Leighton celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary.
Dec. 30, 1975: High Prairie town council announces the High Prairie swimming pool is paid off. The Elks and Royal Purple present council with the final two cheques to pay off the pool.
Dec. 30, 1984: The High Prairie Midgets win a tournament in Falher by defeating Peace River 5-4 in the final. Bryden Patenaude assists on the game winner with 1:06 left. It was his fifth point of the game.
Dec. 30, 1992: South Peace News opens its new offices in the former Bay Building.
Dec. 30, 1993: Earl Boman makes 32 saves and records the shutout as the hometown Valleyview Jets blank the High Prairie Regals 4-0.
Dec. 30, 2007: Tragedy strikes as Paul William Gardiner, 38, dies in a two-vehicle accident on the East Prairie Bridge 11 km east of High Prairie.
Dec. 30, 2010: Slippery conditions at the Enilda Bridge cause two vehicles to lose control during separate incidents.
This Day in World History – December 30, 2019
1703 – Tokyo hit by Earthquake; about 37,000 die.
1809 – Wearing masks at balls forbidden in Boston.
1835 – Georgia gold rush forces Cherokees to move across Mississippi River.
1877 – Johnannes Brahms’ 2nd Symphony in D, premieres in Vienna.
1879 – Gilbert & Sullivan’s “Pirates of Penzance” premieres.
1906 – Iran becomes a constitutional monarchy.
1907 – US commission declares Abner Doubleday invented baseball.
1922 – Creation of the USSR formally proclaimed in Moscow.
1924 – Existence of other galactic systems announced.
1927 – Japan dedicates 1st subway in Orient.
1939 – “Of Mice and Men”, starring Burgess Meredith is released.
1941 – Nazis require Dutch physicians to join Nazi organization.
1941 – Winston Churchill addresses Canadian parliament.
1952 – Report: 1st time in 71 years no lynchings in USA.
1953 – 1st ever NTSC colour TV sets go on sale for about $1,175 each.
1963 – “Let’s Make A Deal” debuts on NBC-TV.
1965 – Ferdinand Marcos inaugurated as president of the Phillipines.
1972 – US President Richard Nixon halts bombing of North Vietnam.
1973 – 1st picture of a comet from space [Comet Kohoutek-Skylab].
1974 – Beatles are legally disbanded [4 years after suit was brought].
1979 – Rock group, Emerson, Lake & Palmer break up.
1980 – “Wonderful World of Disney” last performance on NBC-TV.
1985 – IBM-PC DOS Version 3.2 released.
1987 – Premier Robert Mugabe elected president of Zimbabwe.
1988 – Canadian Senate OKs free trade pact with US.
1992 – Al Iafrate 1st player in NHL history to shoot puck 100 mph.
1993 – Vatican recognizes Israel.
2012 – Opening of Line 6 of the Beijing subway; longest in the world.
2016 – Last day Indians able to deposit in banks 500 and 1,000 rupee notes.
Today’s Horoscopes – December 30, 2019
Cancer [June 22 – July 22] – Things are flowing your way today, and you should find a great deal of pleasure in the comfort of others. You might find there is an air of fantasy about the day that is causing your emotions to lose track of time and space. Don’t bother connecting to reality if you don’t have to. Go to an art museum or attend a dance performance. See a movie and go out to your favourite restaurant.
Leo [July 23 – Aug. 23] – Don’t try to nail down any answers today, because you’ll probably just end up feeling more frustrated than when you started. The less you try to force your will on others, the more you’ll find that things just automatically go your way. Today isn’t about finding solutions to problems; it’s about enjoying that which you have already learned and accomplished. Keep things light.
Virgo [Aug. 24 – Sept. 22] – Let your childish side come out to play today. Your dreams are in full force, so let them lead the way. Enjoy lighthearted conversations with friends about the latest movies and your favourite websites. You might want to consider working out or getting a haircut. This is a good day to improve your general appearance overall. You have a much sharper eye for physical beauty on a day like today.
Libra [Sept. 23 – Oct. 23] – Take a break from the trail you’re on and get off the beaten path. Today is a day to forge ahead with ideas and dreams rather than commitments and answers. Question things and debate the facts. Whatever you do, have fun. This is the perfect day to go out and enjoy the fresh air with an outdoor activity, especially group activities. You can’t go wrong with joining up with friends and chatting away about the latest events of your life.
Scorpio [Oct. 24 – Nov. 22] – You may find it hard to take a realistic approach to your emotions today. A sensitive issue is apt to be pulling on you in such a way that it’s leaving you feeling like you are way out in left field in terms of the way you relate to others. You might want to consider letting someone else take the lead for once and allow stability to form before the next decision is made.
Sagittarius [Nov. 23 – Dec. 21] – Question the validity of anything you find yourself in conflict with today. You might find that people are acting on incomplete information and that they are falsely accusing you of something you didn’t say or do. Work to bring harmony to the situation by getting the truth out on the table and helping the actual motivations become known. Words may be charged with strong emotions, so be gentle with your actions.
Capricorn [Dec. 22 – Jan. 20] – It may feel like something has suddenly clicked into place for you today in which you have found the missing piece of a puzzle you’ve been working on for a while. The answers may be subtle, but they are there. Fantasy and a playful attitude will lead you to them effortlessly. Spread your ideas out to the world today and adopt an attitude that encourages others to join in your daydreams as well.
Aquarius [Jan. 21 – Feb. 18] – Things may seem a bit surreal for you today, so don’t take other people’s chatter too seriously. Today is a day to reach out and touch someone, so pick up the phone and dial it. It’s a good day to share your dreams with others, despite how farfetched they may sound. Others may look at you as if you have three heads, but as long as you’re being honest with yourself, there’s no reason for you to be shy about sharing.
Pisces [Feb. 19 – March 20] – Today is a great day for you in which you should enjoy a great deal of playful conversation with others. Fantasy is likely to play a large role in the events of the day, and you may find yourself daydreaming as you walk down the street. Don’t bother with reality today if you don’t have to. You’re much better off keeping the tone light and playful. Enjoy your fantasy world and feel free to invite others into it.
Aries [March 21 – April 20] – There may be a rather confusing element to the day for you, in which you feel tempted to act but not all the pieces seem to be in place. It could be hard to make a decision about things since the facts seem to be quite clouded. You’re better off spending this day enjoying your friends or your favourite hobby rather than trying to make any major life decisions or commitments.
Taurus [April 21 – May 21] – Be the star of your own movie today and be proud of the role you play. You might find yourself adopting the persona of many different characters depending on your mood of the hour. There is a special gleam in your smile today that you should share openly with others. Don’t feel rushed to get anywhere. You have already arrived. Enjoy yourself in the company of those you love.
Gemini [May 22 – June 21] – Take a break from your daily routine and get off the track today. The world will turn with you for a day, so feel free to tune out for a while. Remember that whatever path you decide to take is the right path. Regret is a useless emotion – don’t even bother with it. Enjoy the present day and all the small joys that it has to offer. Communicate your dreams and bring things into balance.