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What’s Happening Today – January 15, 2020
Free Play at HP CRC Office 10 a.m.-noon.
CRC Bright Beginnings at Girouxville at 10 a.m.
Storytime for Kids 3-5 Yrs HP Library 10:30-11:30 a.m.
CRC Parents N’ Tots at Kinuso at 1 p.m.
Baby & Me at HP CRC Office at 1 p.m.
Stronger Together Family Night at HP CRC Office at 6 p.m.
Today’s Local Birthdays – High Prairie – January 15, 2020
Today’s Local Birthdays – Faust – January 15, 2020
Kyle Lee Labby
Today’s Celebrity Birthdays – January 15, 2020
1412 – Joan of Arc, National heroine of France
1841 – Frederick Stanley, Presenter of Stanley Cup
1875 – Abdulaziz Ibn Saud, Founder of Saudi Arabia
1877 – Lewis M. Terman, Developed IQ test
1879 – Ernest Thesiger, Bride of Frankenstein actor
1906 – Aristotle Onassis, Greek shipping magnate
1908 – Edward Teller, “Father of the Hydrogen bomb”
1918 – Gamal Abdel, Egyptian president
1929 – Martin Luther King Jr., Civil Rights Movement leader
1942 – Edward Bivins, Manhattans singer
1947 – Andrea Martin, SCTV comedienne
1948 – Ronnie Van Zant, Lynyrd Skynyrd rocker
1951 – Martha Davis, Motels singer/guitarist
1952 – Melvyn Gale, ELO rocker
1965 – Michael “Pinball” Clemons, Toronto Argonaut
1967 – Lisa Velez, Lisa & The Cult Jam rocker
1975 – Mary Pierce, French tennis player
1979 – Drew Brees, New Orleans Saints
This Day in Local History – January 15, 2020
Jan. 15, 1915: A small fire at Grouard’s Royal Hotel is extinguished before major damage occurs.
Jan. 15, 1958: The official opening of the Sports Palace arena is held. C.C. Porter submitted the winning name among 39 entries and got $25. Mayor Norman Skogstad cut the ribbon at 7:30 p.m.
Jan. 15, 1962: High Prairie School Division hears a complaint from the Tarzan school district near Sunset House about the lack of heating in the one-room school.
Jan. 15, 1974: Rose Auger of Faust goes on TV and says Indians from Faust and Driftpile are starving and cannot find work. A protest is held four days later.
Jan. 15, 1975: Clarence Davis Willier, 42, of Sucker Creek, dies at Bissell Brothers Lumber in Enilda after the cross-cut saw he is working with shatters. He is struck by a fragment.
Jan. 15, 1984: Doris Sekulich’s rink wins the B Event at ladies districts and advances to provincials.
Jan. 15, 1989: Dale Campbell’s rink wins the B Event at zones in High Prairie to advance to men’s districts in curling.
Jan. 15, 1989: Bob Guertin starts his job as High Prairie’s new recreation superintendent.
Jan. 15, 1990: A $5 million tender is awarded to an Edmonton company to build the new High Prairie Provincial Building.
Jan. 15, 1992: South Peace News reports arguments are heard whether a 15-year-old St. Albert boy, Gavin Mandin, accused of murdering four members of his family near Sunset House Aug. 8, should be tried in adult court.
Jan. 15, 1992: South Peace News reports on the possible formation of a Junior B hockey league including High Prairie. Floyd Branvold, of Dawson Creek, is heading the project.
Jan. 15, 1993: St. Mark’s Anglican Church opens the Second Wind second-hand store in the old parish hall.
Jan. 15, 1994: Rene Joseph Lavasseur, 48, of Sunset House dies after being struck by a D-6 cat.
Jan. 15, 1996: High Prairie resident Freda Langenhahn wins a court case extending the litigation period under which negligence or malpractice lawsuits can commence against doctors, podiatrists, optometrists, chiropractors and hospitals.
Jan. 15, 1999: Shane and Michelle Kachnic reopen the Park Theatre showing The Siege. Four of five shows sell out.
Jan. 15, 2001: The Royal Star Motor Inn, formerly the Dreamcatcher Inn, opens under new management.
Jan. 15, 2007: John Dominic Backs dies at the age of 81 years. Among many accomplishments, he was active in the Alberta Liberal Party.
Jan. 15, 2010: The first edition of the Grouard and Area Historical Society’s newsletter is published.
Jan. 15, 2012: David and Nancy Bliss purchase Bodyshapers Gym and re-open under the name of Bliss mind.body.soul.
Jan. 15, 2014: High winds throughout the Peace Country cause widespread damage. At John Kuefler’s farm, a steel bin rolls onto one of his trucks. Power lines are downed in many regions.
This Day in World History – January 15, 2020
1535 – Henry VIII declares himself head of the Church in England.
1541 – King Francis I of France commissions Roberval to settle New France.
1759 – British Museum opens in Montague House, London.
1797 – 1st top hat worn by John Etherington of London.
1831 – 1st US-built locomotive to pull a passenger train makes 1st run.
1861 – Steam elevator patented by Elisha Otis.
1863 – 1st US newspaper printed on wood-pulp paper, Boston Morning Journal.
1870 – Donkey first used as symbol of Democratic Party.
1886 – Weekly Herald, 1st newspaper in Vancouver, publishes 1st issue.
1892 – Basketball rules 1st published, written by James Naismith.
1895 – Tchaikovsky’s ballet “Swan Lake” premieres in St. Petersburg.
1907 – 3-element vacuum tube patented by Dr. Lee De Forest.
1919 – Two million gallons of molasses flood Boston.
1934 – Babe Ruth signs a 1934 contract for $35,000.
1934 – Dillinger is shot and survives while committing bank robbery.
1935 – 300 Dutch ice cream salesmen protest against Italian competition.
1936 – 1st all-glass windowless structure in US completed, Toledo, Ohio.
1943 – World’s largest office building, the Pentagon, is completed.
1945 – Every Amsterdammer gets 3 kg of sugar beets.
1955 – USSR ends state of war with German Federal Republic.
1965 – Soviet underground nuclear test creates atomic lake Chagan.
1970 – Muammar Gaddafi is proclaimed premier of Libya.
1971 – Aswan Dam official opens in Egypt.
1973 – US President Richard Nixon suspends offensive action in N. Vietnam.
1974 – “Happy Days” begins an 11 year run on ABC-TV.
1975 – Space Mountain opens at Disneyland.
1983 – Thom Syles keeps a life saver intact in his mouth for over 7 hours.
1984 – Hana Mandlíková ends Martina Navratilova’s 54-match winning streak.
1984 – Schonbrun skates world record 5 km in 7:39.44 seconds.
1985 – Tancredo Neves becomes 1st elected President of Brazil in 21 years.
1994 – Hague motorist with .51% alcohol in blood, breaks Dutch record.
1994 – Queen Elizabeth falls off her horse & breaks her left wrist.
1997 – Space Shuttle Atlantis docks with Mir Space Station.
1997 – Diana, Princess of Wales, calls for an total ban on landmines.
2001 – Wikipedia is launched by Jimmy Wales and Larry Sanger.
2016 – American Museum Natural History displays biggest dinosaur to date.
Today’s Horoscopes – January 15, 2020
Cancer [June 22 – July 22] – Plans for social events to take place in your neighbourhood might have you spending a lot of time on the phone today. Or you might be running around in the car taking care of various errands. This could involve the healing profession in some way. Whatever it is, you feel especially strongly about it. A current or potential love partner might also be involved with your project. Invite this person to dinner. You’ll probably like how the evening ends!
Leo [July 23 – Aug. 23] – New information regarding opportunities for career, business, and personal expansion might shake up your value system today. This is a positive development, although it may be a bit disconcerting for you right now. Your life could well take a different turn, starting today. An immediate desire for pleasure could be satisfied by scheduling a romantic dinner with a lover. Forget the changes that are happening for a while and enjoy your evening!
Virgo [Aug. 24 – Sept. 22] – New ideas you have been studying over the past few days might have turned your mind in a different direction. Thus, you are shifting away from the concepts you’ve always accepted toward other ideas you may have just learned. This could lead to projects of your own, perhaps involving writing or speaking. Open and honest communication with a lover might lead to an intimate evening together. Expect some intense conversation, among other things!
Libra [Sept. 23 – Oct. 23] – Your logical mind might try to make rational sense of the strange metaphysical ideas that are popping in and out of your head today. Some of them might be conclusions drawn from books you’ve been reading, but others might actually be messages from the other side. Write down whatever insights come your way. They might not seem logical, but they’ll make a difference to your life. In the evening, discuss these ideas with a love partner.
Scorpio [Oct. 24 – Nov. 22] – A growing sense of intimacy with a close friend or love partner is likely to stem from mutual interests. The two of you might even discuss taking a long trip together, perhaps to a distant province or foreign country. This isn’t the time to hold back or be too cautious. Your life is very much on track. If you want to get away with this person, go for it. In the evening, get together with a lover!
Sagittarius [Nov. 23 – Dec. 21] – A powerful romantic attraction might lead to creative or artistic inspiration. You should be feeling especially passionate today, and your passions are likely to spill over not only into your relationships but into your work as well. Whatever you produce creatively is likely to be so inspired it impresses even you. Work done on the job should attract favorable attention from superiors. You’re feeling especially sexy. Dress up and see what happens!
Capricorn [Dec. 22 – Jan. 20] – A project initiated by a group with which you’re affiliated could keep you very busy today. You might have to spend a lot of time on the phone or running around in the car to libraries and bookstores obtaining information. A close friend or love partner might choose to accompany you. You’re likely to be feeling very strongly about whatever you’re doing, so expect a gratifying day. Spend the evening with someone close to you.
Aquarius [Jan. 21 – Feb. 18] – New ideas and concepts regarding the way you make your living might come your way today, which could cause a bit of a shakeup in your value system. You might decide to tackle an entirely new profession you’ve never considered before. Books on the subject could prove supportive and encouraging, as could those closest to you. It’s important to follow your heart at this time. Go for it!
Pisces [Feb. 19 – March 20] – Group activities and social events excite your passions today. You’ll meet lots of new people, take on some interesting new projects, and, if you haven’t already, you might even fall in love. A number of fascinating ideas exchanged at these events might propel you into a new course of study. Partnerships of any kind formed today stand a powerful chance of succeeding. In the evening, go to dinner with your new friends.
Aries [March 21 – April 20] – Some projects requiring a lot of thought, which you may have been working on for a long time, could well be completed today. Your efforts are definitely going to be appreciated by those who matter, and you might even receive public acknowledgment of some kind. A rise in income could be just over the horizon. You’ve worked hard to be where you are and can’t be blamed if you give yourself a pat on the back. Go to it!
Taurus [April 21 – May 21] – Inspiration stemming from other places and other cultures might direct your passions to a new creative project of some kind. Your mind is quick and resourceful and your energy high, so you’ll probably have a busy day. You could also be feeling especially romantic and sexy and desirous to share all you’ve been doing with a love partner. Arrange a hot date if you can, then make sure you look your best! Enjoy!
Gemini [May 22 – June 21] – Some images deriving from dreams or visions might provide inspiration for ideas to redecorate your house. You might spend some time perusing books in order to find ways to put your ideas to work for you. Then you’ll embrace the task with a passion! Speaking of passion, sex and romance are also very much on your mind at this time. Get a lover to help you with your work. This could propel you to some rather pleasant consequences.