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What’s Happening Today – January 19, 2020
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Today’s Local Birthdays – High Prairie – January 19, 2020
Today’s Local Birthdays – Faust – January 19, 2020
Today’s Celebrity Birthdays – January 19, 2020
1686 – Hakuin Ekakuborn, Zen Buddhist
1736 – James Watt, Steam engine inventor
1807 – Robert E. Lee, US Civil War commander
1809 – Edgar Allan Poe, Pit & the Pendulum author
1813 – Henry Bessemer, Bessemer engine inventor
1839 – Paul Cézanne, Basket of Apples artist
1913 – “Minnesota Fats”, American billiards player
1922 – Guy Madison, Wild Bill Hickok actor
1923 – Jean Stapleton, All in the Family actress
1924 – Nicholas Colasanto, Cheers actor
1938 – Phil Everly, Everly Brothers singer
1941 – Pat Patterson, Canadian wrestler
1943 – Janis Joplin, American rocker
1944 – Peter Lynch, American investor
1946 – Dolly Parton, American country singer
1949 – Robert Palmer, Addicted to Love singer
1957 – Mickael Virtue, Red Red Wine keyboardist
1966 – Stefan Edberg, Swedish tennis pro
1972 – Drea de Matteo, The Sopranos actress
1991 – Tommy Fleetwood British, pro golfer
This Day in Local History – January 19, 2020
Jan. 19, 1914: Engineer V.O. Eastland says the ED&BC railroad can be built just as cheaply through Grouard as to the south.
Jan. 19, 1972: South Peace News reports construction of a new and wider bridge spanning the West Prairie River in High Prairie is proceeding well.
Jan. 19, 1972: South Peace News reports construction of the $460,000 Northern Lites Motor Inn is proceeding well and scheduled to open in March.
Jan. 19, 1981: The Harlem Comedy Clowns entertain an appreciative audience at Prairie River junior high school.
Jan. 19, 1982: Ike’s Modern Motors is destroyed by fire after a truck on a hoist caught fire during a welding repair job. Owner Ike Lawrence says later he doesn’t know if he will rebuild.
Jan. 19, 2000: South Peace News reports on stray dogs causing problems for students at Northland school in Grouard. In late 1999, a small child was killed at Garden River by dogs prompting the concern.
Jan. 19, 2000: South Peace News reports Dr. Ray Howard wants to see an Alberta-wide pharmacy network formed to combat prescription drug abuse.
Jan. 19, 2000: High Prairie museum board chairperson Maxine Nordin writes town council telling them they are in danger of closing due to lack of space and money.
Jan. 19, 2000: High Prairie town council debates hiring a special constable to enforce its bylaws.
Jan. 19, 2001: Guy L’Heureux, president of the Alberta Commercial Fishermen’s Association Zone E, tells MLA Pearl Calahasen they will consider a buyout of their licences if they are not allowed to harvest enough fish to make a profit.
Jan. 19, 2005: George Keay, chair of a committee trying to bring a new hospital to High Prairie, says there is no need to panic that Beaverlodge is rated higher than High Prairie on Peace Country Health’s priority list.
Jan. 19, 2005: South Peace News reports that East Prairie Metis Settlement chair Raymond Supernault says efforts to replace the Baker’s Crossing Bridge are “stalling”.
Jan. 19, 2009: The first meeting is held in efforts to form a Junior B hockey team in High Prairie. Rick Dumont, Iner Gauchier and Hector Lamouche head the early bid.
Jan. 19, 2015: A truck carrying butane rolls west of town. Whiteout conditions cause the driver to pull toward the shoulder and catch the edge causing the accident.
Jan. 19, 2017: Lesser Slave Lake MLA Danielle Larivee is appointed Alberta’s new Minister of Children’s Services. She was formerly Minister of Municipal Affairs.
This Day in World History – January 19, 2020
1419 – French city of Rouen surrenders to Henry V in Hundred Years War.
1607 – San Agustin Church in Manila completed; oldest church in Philippines.
1668 – King Louis XIV & Emperor Leopold I sign treaty dividing Spain.
1825 – Ezra Daggett, nephew Thomas Kensett patent food storage in tin cans.
1883 – 1st electric lighting system employing overhead wires begins.
1898 – Brown defeats Harvard 6-0 in 1st intercollegiate hockey game.
1903 – 1st regular transatlantic radio broadcast between US & England.
1903 – New bicycle race “Tour de France” announced.
1915 – 1st German Zeppelin attack over Great Britain, 4 die.
1915 – Neon tube sign patented by George Claude.
1922 – Geological survey says US oil supply will be depleted in 20 years.
1932 – Charlie Conacher is 1st Toronto Maple Leaf to score 5 goals in a game.
1935 – Coopers Inc. sells the world’s first men’s briefs in Chicago.
1937 – Howard Hughes sets transcontinental air record 77h 28m 25s].
1938 – General Motors begins mass production of diesel engines.
1939 – Ernest Hausen of Wisconsin sets chicken-plucking record of 4.4 sec.
1955 – “Scrabble” debuts on board game market.
1955 – 1st presidential news conference filmed for TV [Eisenhower].
1958 – Canadian Football Council renamed Canadian Football League.
1961 – 1st episode of “Dick Van Dyke Show” is filmed.
1966 – Indira Gandhi elected India’s 4th Prime Minister.
1970 – Dutch bishop says he is in favour of married priests.
1977 – US President Ford pardons Iva Toguri D’Aquino [Tokyo Rose].
1977 – World’s largest crowd gathering in India, attracts 15 million.
1977 – Snow falls in Miami, Florida – only time in history.
1978 – Last Volkswagen Beetle made in Germany leaves VW’s plant in Emden.
1981 – US & Iran sign agreement to release 52 American hostages.
1996 – NHL approves move of Winnipeg Jets to Phoenix.
1997 – Yasser Arafat returns to Hebron after more than 30 years.
Today’s Horoscopes – January 19, 2020
Cancer [June 22 – July 22] – You probably pay a great deal of attention to what other people think of you. It may often be hard for you to make decisions in delicate situations for fear of being misjudged, even if you know you must. You may run into this dilemma as you go about your day today. Trust your own good judgment. It may be much more important to be decisive today than you can even imagine.
Leo [July 23 – Aug. 23] – You probably enjoy exploring the innermost recesses of your own human nature. Yet today you may need to be a bit more rational. In your personal life, you may feel as if you’ve been beaten at your own game and this has weakened you. Why not take advantage of this to bring your partner with you on one of your voyages inside yourself?
Virgo [Aug. 24 – Sept. 22] – On days like today it’s important to take time out to reflect upon the events of the past few days. Is it possible you’ve decided to change certain things about yourself and your behaviour? If you could just devote a few minutes a day to all the little details in your personality, the changes will go much more smoothly. The atmosphere today may help you think about this.
Libra [Sept. 23 – Oct. 23] – Over the last few weeks, you may have made some good progress in learning to express your emotions. The great thing is that you probably didn’t even notice! But if you aren’t careful, there may be some bullheaded person around you today who may try and destroy all the progress you’ve made. Don’t confuse controlling your emotions with repressing them. It’s up to you to protect all the progress you’ve made.
Scorpio [Oct. 24 – Nov. 22] – There’s no need to go pounding your head against a wall, your day will be challenging, but it’s nothing you can’t handle. The planetary configurations today will push you to lay the foundation for the projects you’ve been planning over the last six months. Go with the flow. People sometimes think that you are good at lighting fires but lousy at keeping them going. It’s time you proved them wrong!
Sagittarius [Nov. 23 – Dec. 21] – Today, you may find you have a certain gift for productivity. Everything you touch turns to gold, yet you may be under the impression that you can’t provide everything you need for yourself. So what do you do? You start buying everything in sight! Today you might want to think about this bad little habit of yours. You may be tempted to go on a big shopping spree. But you won’t be very happy with yourself when you get the credit card bill!
Capricorn [Dec. 22 – Jan. 20] – Today the people around you could seem much more serious than usual. You could even decide to get away from them and go hide out just for the day, for example, in a movie theatre watching an afternoon film. But you won’t find the movie you want to see. Don’t try and run away from the gravity of the moment; you may become even more serious than the people you are running away from.
Aquarius [Jan. 21 – Feb. 18] – You could find the atmosphere today a bit oppressive. The time has come to deal with some of the important questions you may have been avoiding for quite some time. It could be especially important to take a look at your life at home and see what you can do change the negative atmosphere that has come into your life over the past few weeks. Compromise can be a good thing, but not at the cost of your values and beliefs.
Pisces [Feb. 19 – March 20] – You may be a specialist at manipulating concepts and ideas and using your analytical skills to understand any problem that comes your way. If this is true, people have probably already told you that thinking is fine, but there is a moment when you have to put all that thinking into practice! The position of the planets today invites you to think about this.
Aries [March 21 – April 20] – Today begins an exciting period in your personal life. It’s time for new beginnings in your relationship. You may be ready to make the changes you and your partner have been considering for quite some time. Moving in together, doing some construction on your house, buying a summer home, or perhaps even having a child – start making those plans that symbolize the stability of your relationship.
Taurus [April 21 – May 21] – If you have been having problems in your relationship or love life in general, don’t expect things to get any better today. The people around you might find you extremely irritable! It may seem anything anyone says gets on your nerves. Even the sweet nothings that your sweetheart whispers in your ear seem like a bunch of hot air! But you will be forgiven for your irritability, and besides, not every day can be as passionate and loving as you’d like it to be.
Gemini [May 22 – June 21] – This could be a very studious day for you; actually, it might be better to call it labourious. But you love to work, and you will get all the work you can handle today. It’s a good day to work on all those things in your life that still need a little attention in order to stand on their own, the things that haven’t quite found a permanent place in your life, like some of your relationships, for example.