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What’s Happening Today – January 26, 2020
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Today’s Local Birthdays – High Prairie – January 26, 2020
Today’s Local Birthdays – Faust – January 26, 2020
Today’s Celebrity Birthdays – January 26, 2020
1880 – Douglas MacArthur, American General in WW II
1892 – Zara Cully, The Jeffersons actress
1905 – Charles Lane, Petticoat Junction actor
1915 – William Hopper, Perry Mason actor
1918 – Nicolae Ceausescu, Romanian dictator
1925 – Joan Leslie, Yankee Doodle Dandy actor
1925 – Paul Newman, Slap Shot actor
1935 – Bob Uecker, Baseball broadcaster
1946 – Gene Siskel, Famous movie critic
1949 – Derek Holt, Climax Blues Band rocker
1951 – David Briggs, Little River Band guitarist
1953 – Lucinda Williams, Passionate Kisses singer
1955 – Eddie Van Halen, Van Halen rocker
1957 – Hawk, American pro wrestler
1958 – Ellen DeGeneres, US talk show host
1958 – Norman Lamont Hassan, UB40-Red Red Wine singer
1960 – Road Warrior Animal, American pro wrestler
1961 – Wayne Gretzky, Edmonton Oiler
1963 – Andrew Ridgeley, Wham guitarist
1964 – Cathy Podewell, Dallas actress
1977 – Vince Carter, Toronto Raptor
1978 – Kelly Stables, Two and a Half Men actress
1993 – Cameron Bright, X-Men actor
This Day in Local History – January 26, 2020
Jan. 26, 1963: The High Prairie Progress reports that work on the $1 million flood control program on the West and East Prairie Rivers has began.
Jan. 26, 1971: High Prairie UGG manager F.A. McCuaig, is honoured in Calgary for placing in the top 10 in farm supply sales for the 1969-70 crop year.
Jan. 26, 1972: High Prairie town council meets and hears the possibility of a rapeseed crushing plant for the town is good.
Jan. 26, 1972: High Prairie town council meets and decides to spend $400 on study to see if having a radio station in town is practical.
Jan. 26, 1986: The Gumbooters Sports Club holds its first Snowmobile Ice Drag Race in Joussard.
Jan. 26, 1989: The planer mill at Buchanan Lumber burns. It’s the third major fire at the mill in 10 years.
Jan. 26, 1990: An official sod turning celebration is held to celebrate the beginning of construction of the new $5 million Provincial Building.
Jan. 26, 1994: South Peace News reports HPSD Supt. Verne Evans says the recent provincial government cuts will be “deadly” to the division while chair Francis Lessard says the cuts may have long-term gain.
Jan. 26, 1994: South Peace News reports the health unit issues a public alert to whooping cough.
Jan. 26, 2000: A surprise test of High Prairie’s water reveals the quality to be excellent.
Jan. 26, 2004: High Prairie provincial court Judge Thomas R. Goodson tells Henry James Ward he’s lucky to be alive after admitting to drinking rubbing alcohol.
Jan. 26, 2005: South Peace News reports that counterfeit $20 bills are appearing in High Prairie stores.
Jan. 26, 2008: Margo Brulotte, a long-time resident of the High Prairie region, dies at the age of 88 years.
Jan. 26, 2008: High Prairie’s Lena Fudali dies at the age of 84 years. She worked at various locations in town including the High Prairie Hospital.
Jan. 26, 2011: High Prairie fire chief Ken Melnyk tells town council that the current fire hall poses a health risk. Lack of space is the major issue.
Jan. 26, 2011: Town of High Prairie CAO John Eriksson resigns due to health reasons.
Jan. 26, 2012: R.J. Williscroft Contracting Ltd. is fined $90,000 in High Prairie provincial court for the harmful destruction of fisheries habitat under the Fisheries Act.
Jan. 26, 2015: Helen Yvonne Emard passes away at the age of 89 years. She was a past winner of Senior of the Year awarded by the High Prairie Native Friendship Centre.
This Day in World History – January 26, 2020
66 – 5th recorded perihelion passage of Halley’s Comet.
1340 – English king Edward III proclaimed king of France.
1531 – Lisbon hit by Earthquake; about 30,000 die.
1700 – Magnitude 9 Cascadia Earthquake takes place off NA west coast.
1784 – Benjamin Franklin displeased over eagle as America’s symbol.
1841 – Hong Kong proclaimed a sovereign territory of Britain.
1875 – Electric dental drill is patented by George F. Green.
1905 – World’s largest diamond, the 3,106-carat Cullinan, found.
1913 – Jim Thorpe relinquishes 1912 Olympic medals; played as a pro.
1918 – US Food Administrator, calls for “meatless” days for war effort.
1920 – Henry Leland launches the Lincoln Motor Company.
1926 – John Logie Baird gives 1st public demo of TV in London lab.
1929 – Indian National Congress proclaims goal for India’s independence.
1931 – “Cimarron” premieres in New York; 1st western to win Best Picture.
1934 – Nazi Germany & Poland sign 10-year non-aggression treaty.
1939 – Filming begins on film “Gone With the Wind”.
1945 – Soviet forces reach Auschwitz concentration camp.
1950 – Constitution of independent India comes into effect.
1954 – Groundbreaking begins on Disneyland.
1957 – India annexes Kashmir.
1962 – Bishop Burke of Buffalo declares Chubby Checker’s “Twist” is impure.
1962 – Canadian Marine Service renamed Coast Guard.
1962 – US launches Ranger 3, misses Moon by 22,000 miles.
1970 – “Bridge over Troubled Water” album by Simon & Garfunkel released.
1972 – Stewardess Vesna Vulovic survives 10,160 m fall without parachute.
1979 – “The Dukes of Hazzard” premieres on US TV network CBS.
1980 – 175,000 pay to hear Frank Sinatra sing in Rio de Janeiro.
1980 – Mary Decker became 1st woman to run a mile in under 4½ minutes.
1988 – “Phantom of the Opera” opens in NYC for 4,000+ performances.
1989 – AT&T reports 1st loss in 103 years; $1.67 billion in 1988.
1998 – Bill Clinton says, “I did not have sex …”with that woman.”
2006 – Western Union discontinues its telegram service.
2015 – Libby Lane ordained as the 1st female bishop of Church of England.
Today’s Horoscopes – January 26, 2020
Cancer [June 22 – July 22] – Love blossoms today as communication with your beloved is enhanced by an increased understanding on both your parts. You feel more at ease in each other’s presence, and you project a united front in the company of others. At some point, both of you will probably go out with a group of friends. Expect some exciting and fascinating discussions with the others, which you’ll probably continue once you’re alone together. Have fun!
Leo [July 23 – Aug. 23] – A number of visitors might come to your house today, perhaps to discuss matters of interest to all of you. Some intense disagreements could arise, but you’ll be able to keep it all together. An intellect enhanced by intuition enables you to understand and explain complex ideas, and you’ll also be able to derail misunderstandings before they even happen. Providing tasty treats could also help smooth ruffled feathers.
Virgo [Aug. 24 – Sept. 22] – If you’re into computers and the Internet, you can expect to spend a lot of time today staring at a screen. You may be doing some writing or web design or animation, but whatever it is, you’ll probably find it noticeably better than what you usually produce. Intellect joins with intuition to produce inspiration and insight. Make the most of it now and you might develop some new and lasting skills!
Libra [Sept. 23 – Oct. 23] – Using computers either to increase your income or manage your money may have seemed like Greek to you, but today you’ll probably catch on very quickly. Your natural practicality joins with an enhanced intellect and heightened intuition to give you an advantage you don’t usually have. If you concentrate on learning it all today, it’ll probably continue to be useful for you for a long time. Go to it!
Scorpio [Oct. 24 – Nov. 22] – Intellect and feelings are totally joined today, especially when dealing with friends. Your basic understanding of others is also enhanced by a keener sense of intuition. You might become interested in a cause of some kind, perhaps metaphysical, social, ecological, or humanitarian in nature. There could well be more than one that you find appealing right now. Use your expanded mental and emotional capabilities to discern which are best for you.
Sagittarius [Nov. 23 – Dec. 21] – A focused and enhanced practical turn of mind, strengthened by intuition, may be of great help to you today when considering career matters. A change is in the wind and you might want to give considerable thought to different options that may be opening up to you. Don’t think you have to rush into making a decision, however. It might be a good idea to let different possibilities simmer in your subconscious for a day or so.
Capricorn [Dec. 22 – Jan. 20] – You probably won’t want to spend much time at home today. Most likely you’ll want to be out and about, perhaps at a large gathering, perhaps just strolling down a city street watching the people go by. Insights and revelations come to you that you’ll probably be able to make more sense of than you usually do, because mind and feelings are joined in a very effective partnership. Write your ideas down! Enjoy your day.
Aquarius [Jan. 21 – Feb. 18] – Your imagination is flying high today. Intellect and intuition join together in a vivid and explosive union where the whole is definitely greater than the sum of the parts. Don’t waste this energy. Get busy and work on whatever creative projects you’re involved with, or start one if there aren’t any. This energy may not come around again for a while and you’ll want to make the most of it. Have fun!
Pisces [Feb. 19 – March 20] – Thoughts of travel could be on your mind today, and you might tinker with the idea of actually taking time off and going somewhere you’ve always wanted to visit. A friend or love partner might want to accompany you. The only problem might be figuring out what place you want to see the most. This could involve a rather difficult decision. Don’t let it become obsessive. Follow your heart.
Aries [March 21 – April 20] – Some unusual dreams may come to you tonight, and you might awaken with the idea they’re very important. The images should be very clear, however, and you probably won’t have much trouble working out what they mean. Intellect joins with intuition today in a rush of insightfulness. Make the most of this advantage now, and later decide how best to act on your revelations.
Taurus [April 21 – May 21] – Relationships of all kinds should be thriving at this time. Mind and emotions join together in a beneficial partnership, enabling you to increase your understanding of those close to you. Romantic involvements strengthen in particular, as an understanding of your partner’s values, attitudes, and motivations becomes clearer to you. Make your new insights known to everyone around you, preferably in a subtle rather than verbal way. The latter might sound patronizing.
Gemini [May 22 – June 21] – Work of all kinds gets done a lot faster, as friends or family members join in assisting you in getting it out of the way. You’ve made this possible because your intellect has joined with your emotions in strengthening your communication with others. The old saying, “You can catch more flies with honey than with vinegar” is very true, and you’ll learn all about it today! After the tasks are complete, throw an impromptu party!