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What’s Happening Today – January 7, 2020
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Today’s Local Birthdays – High Prairie – January 7, 2020
Today’s Local Birthdays – Faust – January 7, 2020
Today’s Celebrity Birthdays – January 7, 2020
1822 – Theodor Aufrecht, Rigveda’s Hymns
1827 – Sir Sandford Fleming, “Universal Standard Time”
1895 – Sir Hudson Fysh, Co-founder of QANTAS
1911 – Butterfly McQueen, Gone With the Wind actress
1926 – Kim Jong-Il, South Korean Prime Minister
1928 – William Peter Blatty, The Exorcist author
1938 – Paul Revere, Paul Revere & Raiders
1948 – Kenny Loggins, Footloose singer
1950 – Ross Grimsley, Only Expos 20-game winner
1956 – David Caruso, NYPD Blue actor
1964 – Nicolas Cage, Moonstruck actor
1976 – Éric Gagné, Canadian baseball player
1977 – Dustin Diamond, Saved By Bell actor
1982 – Lauren Cohan, The Walking Dead actress
1985 – Lewis Hamilton, English auto racer
This Day in Local History – January 7, 2020
Jan. 7, 1913: Bishop Celestin Joussard, O.M.I., officially founds St. Bruno Mission in Joussard.
Jan. 7, 1914: The new Grouard outdoor skating rink, built by George Morin, opens by the channel behind the Diamond P. Sawmill.
Jan. 7, 1915: Wheat sells for $2 a bushel in Chicago.
Jan. 7, 1981: South Peace News reports that the mini-park at 50 St. and 51 Ave. is named MacIntyre Park, in honour of Dr. Edward MacIntyre.
Jan. 7, 1981: The first snowmobile operator is charged under the town’s crackdown on operators within town limits.
Jan. 7, 1985: John Jarvie begins his job at Town of High Prairie manager.
Jan. 7, 1987: South Peace News reports Mayor Don Lorencz asks for town manager John Jarvie’s resignation.
Jan. 7, 1998: Play begins in the newly-formed Smoky River Junior High School Basketball League.
Jan. 7, 2001: Brian Bliss’ rink posts a 3-4 record at the Alberta Senior Men’s Curling Championships in Camrose.
Jan. 7, 2003: The High Prairie RCMP detachment holds a clinic on how to use the Taser, its newest crime fighting weapon.
Jan. 7, 2003: Phil and Sandra Bean are the proud parents of High Prairie’s New Year’s baby. Isaac Francis Bean is born at 8:15 a.m. and weighs six pounds, eight ounces.
Jan. 7, 2004: High Prairie business leader Kenneth Louis Bissell, 77, of Enilda, dies. Bissell and his brothers founded Bissell Bros. Lumber Ltd.
Jan. 7, 2005: SAAN’s future is in doubt after it’s reported the company is $48 million in debt.
Jan. 7, 2007: Rev. Joan Schellenberger conducts her first service at St. Mark’s Anglican Church.
Jan. 7-9, 2007: The worst blizzards in about 30 years blankets the High Prairie area with a couple feet of snow.
Jan. 7, 2010: The High Prairie and District Children’s Resource Council is given a $350,000 grant to build the new day care.
This Day in World History – January 7, 2020
1558 – Calais, last English possession in France, retaken by French.
1610 – Galileo Galilei discovers the first three moons of Jupiter.
1714 – Typewriter patented by Englishman Henry Mill
[built years later]
1785 – First balloon flight across English Channel.
1797 – The modern Italian flag is first used.
1835 – HMS Beagle anchors off Chonos Archipelago.
1890 – William Purvis receives a patent for the fountain pen.
1894 – Early 5-second film of Fred Ott sneezing.
1904 – Marconi Co. establishes 1st international radio distress signal.
1911 – First airplane bombing experiments with explosives in San Francisco.
1914 – 1st steamboat passes through the Panama Canal.
1927 – Harlem Globetrotters play first game in Hinckley, Illinois.
1929 – “Buck Rogers” sci-fi comic strip’s 1st appearance in newspaper.
1929 – “Tarzan”, one of the 1st adventure comic strips, 1st appears.
1930 – Marguerite Perey discovers francium.
1931 – Guy Menzies flies first solo non-stop flight, Australia to NZ.
1936 – Tennis champs Helen Moody & Howard Kinsley volley 2,001 times.
1944 – US Air Force announces production of 1st US jet fighter.
1949 – 1st photo of genes taken at University of Southern California.
1950 – Hank Snow’s 1st appearance on Grand Ole Opry.
1953 – US President Harry Truman announces development of hydrogen bomb.
1962 – Assassination attempt fails on Indonesian President Sukarno.
1964 – Bahamas becomes self-governing.
1964 – Dick Weber rolls highest bowling game in air [Boeing 707].
1967 – “Newlywed Game” premieres on ABC-TV.
1979 – Vietnamese forces capture Phnom Penh from Khmer Rouge.
1980 – Minnesota ends Philadelphia’s NHL record 35-game unbeaten streak.
1985 – Japanese space probe Sakigake launched to Halley’s comet.
1990 – Tower of Pisa closed to the public after leaning too far.
1999 – Impeachment trial of President Bill Clinton begins.
2018 – Sydney, Australia has its hottest day in 80 years 47.3 C.
2018 – It snows in the Sahara desert – 15 inches!
Today’s Horoscopes – January 7, 2020
Cancer [June 22 – July 22] – At some point, popularity becomes a burden rather than a blessing. Your bulletin board is cluttered with invitations to lectures and parties, but your eyes begin to glaze over at the thought of attending all these events. Just how many chicken dinners is one expected to consume in a lifetime? It may be time for you to reassess your priorities. Rather than trying to say yes to everything in order to please everyone, why not start saying no in order to please yourself?
Leo [July 23 – Aug. 23] – It’s another fortuitous day for finances, so be sure to take advantage of any opportunities that come your way. Though, in your usual analytical style, you will be careful first to do a thorough review of the plusses and minuses of the proposal. Much as you benefit from being at your desk today, don’t forget to get outside to clear your mind. Be especially aware of any thoughts or ideas that come to you seemingly from out of the blue.
Virgo [Aug. 24 – Sept. 22] – You are seeing a new side of yourself today, and what a lovely side it is! Normally so conservative, today you find yourself considering purchasing clothes with stylish details and expensive fabrics. And why not? You only live once, after all. And romance is definitely in the air today, so any sexy or sensuous purchases you make are bound to find an audience.
Libra [Sept. 23 – Oct. 23] – We are all gullible to a certain extent. And you are no exception. You can expect to receive some financial offers today. They may come via the mail or an in-person sales pitch. Trust your instincts here. Some of what is being offered may really be too good to be true. However, on the home front, what is being offered is genuine through and through. There is passion in the air to go along with all this integrity!
Scorpio [Oct. 24 – Nov. 22] – You have heightened sensitivity right now, and you know just how to use it. While it can be difficult to be so needed by others, right now it is your place to give help where it’s needed. You are uniquely suited to the task at hand, so why not give of yourself wholeheartedly? In the end, you will reap huge rewards for your altruistic efforts. In the meantime, you can feel great about all the good you’re doing.
Sagittarius [Nov. 23 – Dec. 21] – Your warmth and good nature draw people to you like a magnet today. Of course, you’re used to this occurring, but today these aspects of your character are especially enhanced. You will find that encounters with other people leave you feeling full and satisfied. After all, it is our loved ones who truly make life worth living. The time is ripe for romantic encounters.
Capricorn [Dec. 22 – Jan. 20] – There’s no question, this has been a long time coming. But today the change you have been hoping for so long is likely to occur. The enormity of the change may not be obvious, at least at first. But over time, you will look back on the events of today and see just how pivotal they were. Keep your wits about you today, and seize any intriguing opportunity that comes along.
Aquarius [Jan. 21 – Feb. 18] – This is a time to take care of yourself in the truest sense of the word. This doesn’t mean indulging in excesses, but rather just the opposite. Make an extra effort with your clothes and grooming today. Shout down those voices inside that say you don’t look as good as you should. You look just fine, and after your care today you will look even better!
Pisces [Feb. 19 – March 20] – It’s another potentially anxious day ahead. But you have the power to soothe your ruffled feathers. Physical activity of any sort will calm you down considerably. Even a quick walk around the block will be of benefit. A calmer disposition in the afternoon makes it easier for you to handle favours and requests with your customary grace. If you need to, you can “disappear” for a few hours early in the afternoon and take in a movie.
Aries [March 21 – April 20] – Hobbies and diversions are wonderful; no one will argue this with you. But there comes a time when you use your hobbies as a way to avoid other responsibilities. Your intuitive levels are at an all-time high right now. Perhaps you can use them to your own benefit. Try blocking out your worries over the mundane, day-to-day issues so that you can determine why you’re avoiding the tasks at hand.
Taurus [April 21 – May 21] – There is no question about it, change is in the air! Perhaps you can’t feel it because you have allowed yourself to become bogged down in disappointment. You can’t help but wonder if you will ever attain your goals. Well, take heart. The times they are a’changing, as Bob Dylan says. You just need to wait a bit longer. In the end, it doesn’t matter how long it took to get there, only that you arrived!
Gemini [May 22 – June 21] – All living things benefit from your gifts. Nurturing has always been part of your nature, and is especially so today. But sometimes you lavish more attention on others than you do on yourself, and this benefits no one. You will find that you’ll have even more of yourself to give when you take the time to fill your own emotional well. Some time off from good works will ultimately be to everyone’s benefit, yours especially.