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What’s Happening Today – November 15, 2020
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Today’s Local Birthdays – High Prairie – November 15, 2020
Today’s Local Birthdays – Faust – November 15, 2020
Today’s Celebrity Birthdays – November 15
1738 – William Herschel, Discovered Uranus
1891 – Erwin Rommel, German Field Marshal WWII
1899 – Iskander Mirza, 1st President of Pakistan
1919 – Carol Bruce, WKRP in Cincinnati Actress
1919 – Joseph Wapner, People’s Court Judge
1928 – John Orchard, MASH Actor
1929 – Edward Answer, Mary Tyler Moore Actor
1930 – Whitman Mayo, Sanford & Son Actor
1931 – John Kerr, Peyton Place Actor
1932 – Clyde McPhatter, Drifters Singer
1932 – Petula Clark, Downtown Singer
1937 – Jimmy Ellis, Disco Inferno Singer
1940 – Sam Waterston, Law & Order Actor
1945 – Anni-Frid Lyngsdtad, ABBA Rocker
1952 – Randy Savage, “Macho Man” Wrestler
1954 – Ab Bryant, Chilliwack Bassist
1955 – Joe Leeway, Thompson Twins Songwriter
1969 – Helen Kelesi, Canadian Tennis Pro
This Day in Local History – November 15
Nov. 15, 1913: The Grouard News reports Jack Russell buys the assets of Tom McMullan’s blacksmith shop in Grouard.
Nov. 15, 1913: A.J. Willie buys the Grouard Livery Barn from Harry Chritchley.
Nov. 15, 1956: Winagami Lake Provincial Park is established.
Nov. 15, 1964: The newly-formed Manning Comets and Fairview are accepted into the NPHL at their organizational meeting. McLennan says they will not ice a team if the two clubs are allowed in.
Nov. 15, 1964: High Prairie’s Ike Lawrence is elected NPHL president at the league’s organizational meeting.
Nov. 15, 1972: South Peace News publishes a photo of fire chief Bill Eckel with the Fire Prevention Award, presented by the National Fire Protection Association.
Nov. 15, 1974: High Prairie School Division Supt. Merv Kurtz resigns.
Nov. 15, 1975: Roger Monahan takes over as owner of HP Red Rooster.
Nov. 15, 1990: Diane Will purchases Leonarda’s Beauty Salon.
Nov. 15, 1994: Fraser Berg scores twice to lead the hometown High Prairie Regals to a 7-5 win over Falher.
Nov. 15, 2000: Tracy Pratt takes over ownership of The Hair Garage in Enilda from Phyllis Riddle.
Nov. 15, 2001: Country music superstar George Fox performs at the High Prairie Agriplex in support of 4-H.
Nov. 15, 2005: A piece of High Prairie’s history goes down in a heap of rubble as the old outdoor swimming pool is demolished.
Nov. 15, 2006: High Prairie CAO Larry Baran tells South Peace News an extra $2 million will be needed to complete the Gordon Buchanan Recreation Centre.
Nov. 15, 2006: Allan Lamouche is presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award at Gift Lake Metis Settlement Recognition Night.
Nov. 15, 2008: High Prairie author Larry Loyie officially launches his new book, ‘Goodbye Buffalo Bay’.
Nov. 15, 2013: Three people are charged with various drug crimes after a raid at 4613 59 Avenue. Police seize cocaine, marijuana, firearms, digital scales and other accessories in the raid. Names are not released.
Nov. 15, 2014: Rod Marx’s rink wins the High Prairie Oilmen’s Bonspiel. Karen Gray wins the B Event and Mike Belyan the C Event.
This Day in World History – November 15
1492 – Christopher Columbus notes 1st recorded reference to tobacco.
1532 – Pope Clemens VII tells Henry VIII to end affair with Anne Boleyn.
1889 – Dom Pedro II, Emperor of Brazil, deposed; republic proclaimed.
1899 – Morning Post reporter Winston Churchill captured by Boers in Natal.
1904 – King C. Gillette patents the Gillette razor blade.
1911 – Proclamation sets designs for Canadian $5 & $10 gold coins.
1948 – Mackenzie King retires after 22 years as PM of Canada.
1948 – Louis St. Laurent is sworn in as the 12th PM of Canada.
1954 – 1st regularly scheduled commercial flights over North Pole begin.
1956 – “Love Me Tender” film with Elvis Presley in his debut premieres.
1961 – UN bans nuclear arms.
1965 – Craig Breedlove sets land speed record of 600.6 mph.
1969 – Wendy’s Hamburgers founded by Dave Thomas.
1971 – Intel advertises 4004-processor.
1979 – Iran cancels all contracts with U.S. oil companies.
1982 – Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev’s funeral.
1990 – Producers confirm Milli Vanilli didn’t sing on their album.
1993 – 13 Cuban refugees land in Florida after stealing a crop-duster.
1994 – Helmut Kohl elected German Chancellor by a single vote [341-340].
2012 – Deep Horizon Oil Spill: British Petroleum settles for $4.5 billion.
2013 – Sony launches the Playstation Four, selling one million 1st day.
2017 – Argentine submarine San Juan goes missing in the Atlantic.
2017 – Isabel Dos Santos, Africa’s richest woman, fired as Sonangol head.
2017 – Leonardo da Vinci painting sells for $450.3 million.
2017 – Pakistan unveils remains of 1,700 year-old sleeping Buddha.
2018 – Art experts authenticate Michelangelo’s only surviving bronze works.
Today’s Horoscopes – November 15, 2020
Cancer [June 22 – July 22] – It’s good to dream, especially on days like today. Expanding your mind and thinking of possibilities are positive ways to increase your knowledge. Give yourself time to think. Why not lie on your back and watch the clouds or stars? Let yourself dream about things that may not seem practical or possible. Many real things have come out of someone’s dreams. Your creativity will flourish if you take the time.
Leo [July 23 – Aug. 23] – With today’s energy, you might want to let your imagination run free for a while. This can add a real boost, as it will connect you with your inner self. Let your imagination be your ticket to your creative and artistic abilities. Problem-solving skills can also be accented or realized when the mind has time to roam. This part of you is as important as your heart, so use it to the fullest.
Virgo [Aug. 24 – Sept. 22] – Today you may meet a new friend. People tend to feel comfortable around you even if they’re different than you are. That’s because you usually accept the fact everyone is different and that’s OK. This is a rare and special quality – not everyone is as open-minded as you! Plan to do something with your new friend or hang out with another special person, if possible. There will be no lack of people interested in spending time with you.
Libra [Sept. 23 – Oct. 23] – You have an incredible imagination. Today is a great day to put it to use. Take time to engage in creative activities and try meditation, story planning, role playing, or visualization. You have a powerful tool to unlock inner fears and inhibitions, increasing your confidence and creativity and solving life’s challenges. If this is a new idea for you, consider learning more about meditation to connect with your inner self.
Scorpio [Oct. 24 – Nov. 22] – Chances are good you will feel strong and confident today. It’s a good time to try something you’ve never done before. You might be the right person to get things started, especially if it’s about something you want to see changed. If you’ve never run for office before or taken a leadership role in another area, consider doing this. You have the power and popularity to make a real difference.
Sagittarius [Nov. 23 – Dec. 21] – The energy of the day should have you feeling pretty good. Your spirits should be high, and laughing may well be a good part of your day. When you laugh, it gets other people going. This is a powerful effect to have. You may find you can transfer the enthusiasm and good feelings you have to those around you. Share your positive energy by smiling, laughing, and just being yourself.
Capricorn [Dec. 22 – Jan. 20] – Expect a boost in popularity today. One way to put this to good use is to bring about change. Perhaps you and your co-workers feel the workplace needs a new program, such as benefits. You’d be a good one to present this to the decision makers. Even if it’s been done before, use your popularity to start a petition or find creative ways to make a group more effective.
Aquarius [Jan. 21 – Feb. 18] – Today’s energy may highlight your popularity. The transits boost your enthusiasm and energy for doing things. People will feel drawn to you. You might even find others look up to you. This kind of popularity can make you feel special and lucky. On the flip side, it can make you think you’re better than you are. Don’t get carried away. Use this influence for good.
Pisces [Feb. 19 – March 20] – Today should present a very positive influence for you. The energy at play will allow for such things as making excellent decisions. Things will go more quickly than usual. Cooperation from colleagues, physical energy, and a sharp mind will support you. What more could you ask? You may find that almost everything goes your way and laughter fills the hours. Give yourself a pat on the back because you should be able to handle everything.
Aries [March 21 – April 20] – Be tactful when speaking today. With this day’s energy, it’s important you take the time to think about how your words affect the person you’re talking to. It can be easier than usual to say the wrong thing, especially if you’re in the position of telling someone something you think might not go over too well. Avoid comments that suggest criticism of the person rather than the deed.
Taurus [April 21 – May 21] – Today, don’t be too surprised if you have difficulty getting into a work frame of mind. It’s likely you’d rather daydream than be in the real world. You’re susceptible to daydreaming and taking imaginative trips. Consider making a list of everything that you need to do to help you focus. This will help you meet your short-term objectives, and you can take it easy this evening.
Gemini [May 22 – June 21] – You may find today that people are really attracted to you as a friend. This is because you’re usually a good listener. You’re open to other people’s ideas and thoughts and can care easily. Consider noticing those around you to see if there isn’t someone who could use an ear to listen to a problem. It may not take a lot to get someone talking.