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What’s Happening Today – November 19, 2020
Today’s Local Birthdays – High Prairie – November 19, 2020
Today’s Local Birthdays – Faust – November 19, 2020
Today’s Celebrity Birthdays – November 19
1834 – Georg H. Quincke, Quincke’s Test Discoverer
1864 – George Barbier, Tarzan’s Revenge Actor
1875 – Hiram Bingham, Re-discovered Machu Piccu
1885 – Erskine Sanford, Citizen Kane Actor
1890 – George Regas, The Mark of Zorro Actor
1904 – Nancy Carroll, Aldrich Family Actress
1917 – Indira Gandhi, PM of India
1919 – Angus Young, Voice of Mr. Ed
1924 – William Russell, The Great Escape Actor
1933 – Larry King, American TV Host
1934 – Dave Guard, The Kingston Trio Singer
1935 – Jack Welch, General Electric CEO
1938 – Hank Medress, Lions Sleeps Tonight Singer
1938 – Ted Turner, CNN Founder
1939 – Warren Moore, Miracles Singer
1941 – Dan Haggerty, Grizzly Adams Actor
1942 – Calvin Klein, US Fashion Designer
1944 – Dennis Hill, Chicago Blackhawk
1953 – Robert Beltran, Star Trek Voyageur Actor
1960 – Matt Sorum, Guns n’ Roses Drummer
1960 – Miss Elizabeth, Randy Savage’s Manager
1961 – Meg Ryan, When Harry Met Sally Actress
1978 – Matt Dusk, Canadian Jazz Musician
1983 – Adam Driver, Star Wars Actor
This Day in Local History – November 19
Nov. 19, 1913: G.T. Johnson is elected president of the Grouard Rink Association at a meeting at Maurice’s Hall. They also agree to build a rink at a cost of $500.
Nov. 19, 1969: South Peace News reports Sanford Cox wins the title of 1969 Canadian Amateur Rodeo Champion.
Nov. 19, 1969: South Peace News reports AGT announces a $409,600 program around High Prairie to install cable and equipment underground during the summer of 1971.
Nov. 19, 1970: The High Prairie Shutterbugs hold their first meeting with Sharron Nelson as president.
Nov. 19, 1975: South Peace News reports the NAR station is torn down the previous week.
Nov. 19, 1983: High Prairie town council celebrates the official opening of the new fire hall.
Nov. 19, 1986: South Peace News reports Ed Tudor and Mike Redlak open Ed’s Mechanical Service next to the Bottle Depot.
Nov. 19, 1991: High Prairie Chamber of Commerce vice-president Diana Oliver tells NADC in a meeting at Peavine the town got a “snow job” after a biologist is placed in Slave Lake instead of High Prairie.
Nov. 19, 1995: One of a train’s wheels malfunctions causing a derailment at Faust. Nine cars of a 98-car westbound CN train leave the tracks prompting a small evacuation.
Nov. 19-21, 2009: Warehouse One rents space near the post office to test its products in the High Prairie market. The moves angers some people who view it as a cash grab by the company before Christmas.
Nov. 19, 2012: Meghan Payne is elected president of the High Prairie Agricultural Society at their annual general meeting. At the same meeting, Rudy Lubeseder steps down after 39 years of service.
This Day in World History – November 19
1493 – Christopher Columbus discovers Puerto Rico, on his 2nd voyage.
1620 – The Mayflower reaches Cape Cod & explores the coast.
1861 – 1st petroleum shipment [1,329 barrels] from the U.S. to Europe.
1863 – US President Abraham Lincoln delivers Gettysburg address.
1872 – 1st U.S. patent for calculator awarded.
1893 – 1st newspaper colour supplement published in New York World.
1895 – American inventor Frederick E. Blaisdell patents the pencil.
1919 – US Senate rejects Treaty of Versailles & League of Nations.
1926 – Leon Trotsky is expelled from the Politburo in the Soviet Union.
1933 – Women allowed to vote in Spain.
1947 – 200” mirror arrives at Mt. Palomar.
1949 – Prince Rainier III coronation as 30th ruling Prince of Monaco.
1952 – F-86 Sabre sets world aircraft speed record, 1,124 kph.
1959 – Ford Motors cancels its poorly received Edsel model.
1962 – Fidel Castro accepts removal of Soviet weapons.
1965 – Kellogg’s Pop Tarts pastries created.
1973 – New York stock market takes sharpest drop in 19 years.
1975 – “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” starring Jack Nicholson released.
1976 – Patty Hearst is freed on $15 million bail.
1980 – CBS-TV bans Calvin Klein jean ad featuring Brooke Shields.
1985 – Ronald Reagan & Mikhail Gorbachev meet for 1st time.
1990 – Greyhound files reorganization so they can be traded publicly.
1995 – CFL Grey Cup: Baltimore Stallions become only US team to win.
1996 – Canada’s 12.9-km long Confederation Bridge opens.
1997 – McCaughey septuplets born: 1st set of septuplets to survive infancy.
1998 – van Gogh painting sells for $71.5 million.
1999 – People’s Republic of China launches its 1st Shenzhou spacecraft.
2017 – Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe refuses to resign.
Today’s Horoscopes – November 19, 2020
Cancer [June 22 – July 22] – The day ahead won’t be easy. A glimpse at your love life reveals you will be bridling at certain inhibitions. You long for peace and stability, and at the moment everything is in suspense. Use the day ahead to gain some perspective on the situation. Until the ice melts and the flow of events resumes, why not devote your energy to some other endeavour?
Leo [July 23 – Aug. 23] – Lately, you’ve been nursing a feeling your partner is inattentive. The tension has been building up and today, you’re likely to boil over with the rage that comes from one too many doubts and suspicions. The forecast for love is stormy, without a doubt. But making up after the quarrel promises to be lots of fun.
Virgo [Aug. 24 – Sept. 22] – Some days it’s better to be on vacation! That’s what you’re liable to think today. All your projects are mired in quicksand, and you feel like you’re spinning your wheels. But even if things are momentarily stuck, don’t lose faith. Your inner self is gaining stability. When the time is right, it will be strong and reliable.
Libra [Sept. 23 – Oct. 23] – Deep inside, don’t you have an urge to breathe new spirit into your love life? Of course, some things are more easily said than done! Currently, you don’t have much time to devote to yourself, much less your partner. Affection could thrive if given half a chance. The day suggests you commit yourself to making some decisions that will help bring you and your mate closer.
Scorpio [Oct. 24 – Nov. 22] – It’s time to get what you need. Your desires don’t always go in a direction that does you the most good, and this can cause tension. You feel as though it’s impossible to combine your desires with what is good for you, notably in your love life. You wrestle with whether you should remain in your “creative” cave or share your life with someone. It doesn’t have to be one or the other.
Sagittarius [Nov. 23 – Dec. 21] – Take cover, because today promises to be an emotional roller-coaster! Something seems to be askew with your relationships, and you feel torn in opposite directions. One force is pushing you to enrich your inner universe and another force is pushing you into the arms of someone you’ve recently met. Stay busy to avoid confrontation.
Capricorn [Dec. 22 – Jan. 20] – People are going to think you’re a star today! Although you may not feel that way about yourself. What’s gotten into you lately? Have you lost confidence in yourself? Are you now compensating for it? Do you feel a need for more success in your life? All this is possible, but you will have to take some risks if you’re going to progress.
Aquarius [Jan. 21 – Feb. 18] – Stop asking if you’re gifted. This definitely isn’t the time for such questions. Now is the time to work on something concrete. You will need the help of others if you’re to succeed, so get to work convincing them to ally with you. You may have to reveal more of yourself than you normally do in order to sway people to your side. It’s time to get out of your hole and take action!
Pisces [Feb. 19 – March 20] – A partner for life or a brief encounter, which will it be? This is today’s question. Why not choose both? Can you imagine being your partner’s lover while keeping your independence? Don’t be influenced by old models that force you to choose between these two ideas. Don’t forget that in our modern world, your choices aren’t as limited as you might think!
Aries [March 21 – April 20] – You can never be anyone other than who you are! That’s the way it is, and you can’t change it. Other members of your family may have dreamed of getting free of a duty or a moral lesson, but these dreams don’t apply to you. Your dreams of being someone else are like phantoms that have come back to haunt you. Simply brush them away!
Taurus [April 21 – May 21] – The day ahead may bring a storm of individualism and independence. You usually tolerate the quirks and minor shortcomings of your friends or family members, but today they present real obstacles to your relationships. The only way to remedy the situation is to go on vacation. Spending some time alone will keep you out of trouble.
Gemini [May 22 – June 21] – If you want to make the best of the day ahead, try to convince your team or family to work together. This is tricky to do, what with everyone’s schedule being so demanding right now. Hard as it is to coordinate their efforts and orchestrate harmony, the strength of your character and your team spirit will make it all work out.