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What’s Happening Today – May 29, 2020
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Today’s Local Birthdays – High Prairie – May 29, 2020
Today’s Local Birthdays – Faust – May 29, 2020
Verna May Hubler
Today’s Celebrity Birthdays – May 29, 2020
1630 – Charles II, King of England & Scotland
1903 – Bob Hope, British born US entertainer
1914 – Stacy Keach, Sr., Pretty Woman actor
1914 – Tenzing Norgay, 1st Mount Everest climber
1917 – John F. Kennedy, Assassinated US president
1920 – Clifton James, Live and Let Die actor
1939 – Al Unser, US auto racer
1941 – Roy Crewsdon, Freddie & The Dreamers rocker
1953 – Danny Elfman, Composer of Simpsons Theme
1956 – LaToya Jackson, US singer/model
1958 – Annette Bening, Bugsy actress
1959 – Mel Gaynor, Simple Minds drummer
1960 – Adrian Paul, Highlander actor
1961 – David Palmer, Founding member of ABC
1961 – Melissa Etheridge, US singer/songwriter
1963 – Lisa Whelchel, Facts of Life actress [Blair]
1963 – Blaze Bayley, Iron Maiden singer
1967 – Noel Gallagher, Oasis musician
1975 – Melanie Brown, Spice Girls singer
1983 – Richard Jackson, Saved by the Bell actor
This Day in Local History – May 29, 2020
May 29, 1968: High Prairie town council hears that health officer Evan Jones inspects the Town’s landfill site west of town and finds it unacceptable, and the Town guilty of ignoring an order to clean it up.
May 29, 1976: A High Prairie chapter of the Kinsmen and Kinettes celebrate their formation.
May 29, 1977: Henry and Elsbeth Schween reopen the Shell service station.
May 29, 1979: Kenny Cunningham hits two home runs as the Peavine Rangers win their High Prairie and District Men’s Fastball League opener 15-0 over the High Prairie Park Hotel Wranglers.
May 29, 1991: South Peace News reports that the installation of shale at the Jaycee Park baseball diamonds in nearing completion.
May 29, 1997: High Prairie is officially awarded the 1998 Northwest Alberta Winter Games.
May 29, 1998: Over 600 attend the funeral of Riana Otto, 32, at St. Paul’s Catholic Church.
May 29, 1999: Five Atikameg children witness a double murder-suicide.
May 29, 2010: About 30 volunteers rally to clean the Grouard Cemetery. Lunch is served to those who volunteered.
May 29, 2010: High Prairie mourns the death of Christine Reynolds, 77, after her passing at the Lois Hole Hospital for Women in Edmonton.
May 29, 2012: Lorne Napier passes away at the age of 86 years. He was a long-time Royal Canadian Legion and Lions Club member.
May 29, 2012: Kathryn Linda Wright, of Kinuso, passes away in Slave Lake at the age of 61 years. She was a janitor at Kinuso School.
May 29, 2019: Talks are renewed of the need for a multiplex in High Prairie after Big Lakes County was urged in its draft inter-municipal development plan to work with the Town of High Prairie toward building such a facility.
May 29, 2019: Kinuso resident Doris Boisvert passes away at the age of 84 years. She was co-owner and operator of Kinuso Merchantile until her retirement in 1994.
This Day in World History – May 29, 2020
1453 – Constantinople falls ending Byzantine Empire.
1727 – Peter II becomes Tsar of Russia aged 11.
1874 – Present constitution of Switzerland takes effect.
1886 – American chemist John Pemberton begins to advertise Coca-Cola.
1900 – Trademark “Escalator” registered by Otis Elevator Co.
1912 – 15 young women fired for dancing “Turkey Trot” during lunch break.
1919 – Charles Strite files patent for the pop-up toaster.
1922 – Ecuador becomes independent.
1928 – Fritz von Opel reaches 200 kph in experimental rocket car.
1942 – Bing Crosby records “White Christmas”; estimated 100 million sold.
1953 – Edmund Hillary & Tenzing Norgay 1st to climb of Mount Everest.
1959 – 1st practical hovercraft, performs its first engine run.
1967 – Australian Paul McManus water skis barefoot for 1:30:19.
1974 – Northern Ireland is brought under direct rule from Westminster.
1977 – Janet Guthrie becomes 1st woman to drive in Indianapolis 500.
1977 – Sue Press is 1st woman golfer to hit consecutive holes-in one.
1985 – Amputee Steve Fonyo completes cross-Canada marathon after 14 months.
1987 – Michael Jackson attempts to buy Elephant Man’s remains.
1989 – Student protesters in China construct replica of Statue of Liberty.
1990 – Boris Yeltsin is elected President of the Russian Republic.
1994 – Great iceball comet seen above North Sea.
2012 – Indonesian police seize over 1 million ecstasy pills.
2017 – Tiger Woods is arrested and charged with DUI.
2018 – ABC-TV cancels Roseanne after Roseanne Barr posts racist tweet.
Today’s Horoscopes – May 29, 2020
Cancer [June 22 – July 22] – Make sure there’s an equal amount of give and take in your day. Sometimes when you love someone, you just want to keep giving and giving to demonstrate your incredible love. Be sure that you aren’t draining yourself of valuable energy you need for yourself, because maintaining your health is absolutely critical now. Also be sure that the people on the receiving end are also giving their fair share in return.
Leo [July 23 – Aug. 23] – You may be at a point where you just want to stop and rest. This is the time to do so. You deserve a break, so take this day and enjoy yourself. While there’s often more fun to be had in numbers, the current reality of social distancing translates this into conference calls and online parties, so plan accordingly. The more of yourself you share with others, the more respect you’ll gain from them.
Virgo [Aug. 24 – Sept. 22] – Don’t let things bother you. Have confidence you’re on the right track. Your strong will and erratic habits will prove quite effective on a day like today, when things are floundering and indecision abounds. It’s your opportunity to grab the reins where other people have dropped them. If this puts you centre stage, you’re good with it. You know exactly what to say.
Libra [Sept. 23 – Oct. 23] – Frolic in a wide-open field today. Pick some wildflowers and put them in a vase on your kitchen table. If you can’t leave the house or go beyond the backyard, do something equivalent to frolicking and picking. Small things can bring sunshine and hope to a stagnant situation. Clear your mind of unnecessary clutter and open it to new possibilities. Nature remains your best friend, coronavirus notwithstanding.
Scorpio [Oct. 24 – Nov. 22] – Tap into the electrifying energy of a day that encourages safe, appropriate social interactions and activities. You’ll find plenty of oxygen to keep your internal fire raging. Take the lead and others will follow eagerly. The chords struck within you today will surely resonate with larger plans you’ve been secretly brewing in the back of your mind for some time now.
Sagittarius [Nov. 23 – Dec. 21] – Social contact may be limited to Zoom conversations and waving to masked strangers on the street, but the factors of risk and reward are still in play. From the remove of safe social distancing, the “dangerous stranger” myth is more about fear of the unknown than about imminent physical threat. By taking that risk today, you may be rewarded with a wonderful experience. Either way, you’ll be safe and healthy.
Capricorn [Dec. 22 – Jan. 20] – Take off to the stars today, and keep your mind and heart open to all that’s possible when you have faith in yourself and the work you do. Mastery of a skill comes when you have the guts to always take it to the next level. Consider different areas of your life that require more of that confidence at this time. Balance courage with common sense as you implement this attitude in as many ways as possible.
Aquarius [Jan. 21 – Feb. 18] – The masculine and feminine sides of your personality should be working together well today. The key is to keep the energy moving. Try not to stagnate on any one issue. Use your words and nurturing abilities to soothe others’ worries. Actively direct your energy outward with the tender sensitivity that you possess within. Your inner strength is one of your most valuable resources.
Pisces [Feb. 19 – March 20] – There is power in your words today, along with a great deal of emotional self-confidence. Things may be moving rapidly, but you have the strength and swiftness of mind to keep up. You can seize great opportunities when you team up with others. While safely sheltering in place tends to limit your social contact, you can still proudly display your elegant attire by way of video or pics posted to social media.
Aries [March 21 – April 20] – This is a good day for getting out of the trenches and into the air for a fresh, new perspective on a situation. Don’t dwell on things beneath or behind you. Keep looking up. Pick up the phone and call a close friend you haven’t spoken with in a while. There may be a great deal of catching up to do. In times of global uncertainty, we need to remember the importance of maintaining contact with old buddies.
Taurus [April 21 – May 21] – Don’t twiddle your thumbs today waiting for someone else to make the first move. The burning restlessness inside you is a clear sign that things have to happen. Don’t wait any longer to quench this thirst for adventure. There are important things to be accomplished, so get off the couch and move. Delegate tasks to others, whether at home or remotely, to speed up the process. You can work this from many angles.
Gemini [May 22 – June 21] – Keep yourself open to all the possibilities that the day brings. You’ll be surprised at the incredible opportunities that come your way when you stop judging people and their actions. This is a time to be humorous and social [from an appropriate distance]. Keep things light, and remember to keep a healthy perspective on any situation. Words will go a long way today, so make sure to use them with great care.