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What’s Happening Today – November 22, 2020
Attend the church of your choice!
Today’s Local Birthdays – High Prairie – November 22, 2020
Today’s Local Birthdays – Faust – November 22, 2020
Today’s Celebrity Birthdays – November 22
1511 – Erasmus Reinhold, Calculated Planetary Table
1877 – Joan Gamper, FC Barcelona Founder
1888 – Tarzan, Movie Character
1890 – Charles de Gaulle, President of France
1899 – “Hoagy” Carmichael, American Composer
1901 – Lee Patrick, Maltese Falcon Actress
1921 – Rodney Dangerfield, Caddyshack Actor
1922 – Eugene Stoner, Inventor of the M16
1939 – Allen Garfield, Beverly Hills Cop II Actor
1940 – Terry Gilliam, Monty Python Actor
1941 – Ron McClure, Blood, Sweat & Tears Rocker
1942 – Steve Caldwell, Orleans Rocker
1943 – Billie Jean King, Tennis Pro
1943 – Floyd Sneed, Three Dog Night Drummer
1943 – Yvan Cournoyer, Montreal Canadien
1959 – Jamie Lee Curtis, Halloween Actress
1966 – Brian Robbins, Head of the Class Actor
1967 – Boris Becker, Tennis Pro
1973 – Cassie Campbell, Female Hockey Icon
1984 – Scarlett Johansson, Avengers Actress
This Day in Local History – November 22
Nov. 22, 1913: A gasoline lamp explodes and burns Northern Merchantile Store in Grouard causing $15,000 in damages. The company promises to rebuild.
Nov. 22, 1967: The High Prairie Bay’s grocery manager, H. Peter von Lipinsky, receives a bronze plaque in Edmonton for Outstanding Merchandizing during the Canada-wide July is Salad Month. It’s one of only three prizes awarded in the Prairie Provinces.
Nov. 22, 1970: Marilyn Porisky is crowned CWL Queen at the annual bazaar in High Prairie. Last year’s queen, Lorraine Patenaude, hands the crown over.
Nov. 22, 1978: A fire at an old apartment building in High Prairie leaves 15 homeless. Arson is the cause.
Nov. 22, 1978: Peavine Metis Settlement celebrates the 40th anniversary of the Metis Betterment Act.
Nov. 22, 1978: The Country Burger snack bar opens in Vic’s Mall in High Prairie with Lorrie Shantz as manager.
Nov. 22, 1979: Fire destroys the Marczyk Lumber Mill 10 miles north of High Prairie.
Nov. 22, 1986: The High Prairie St. Andrew’s Saints men’s and ladies volleyball teams win the Divisional tournament at Girouxville.
Nov. 22, 1990: Bus driver Joan Wilson is acquitted of a charge in High Prairie provincial court of driving without due care and attention in regard to a school bus accident June 4 that sends three children to hospital.
Nov. 22, 2000: High Prairie town council decides against garbage pick-up at residences’ front doors.
Nov. 22, 2001: Jonathon Beaudry, 18, of Joussard, dies in a three-vehicle accident on Highway 2 just east of Enilda.
Nov. 22, 2005: Chris Lamouche is named Gift Lake Metis Settlement’s Community Member of the Year at their annual Recognition Night.
Nov. 22, 2006: South Peace News features three pages of coverage as Travis Cunningham approaches 500 goals for his NPHL career.
Nov. 22, 2006: Red Sky reports lots at its development on Joussard’s west end are selling for up to $150,000.
Nov. 22, 2007: High Prairie RCMP are looking for a male suspect after the Centre 750 Store in Grouard is robbed.
Nov. 22, 2008: The Prairie Echo Community League celebrates its 50th anniversary.
Nov. 22, 2011: Driftpile’s Kyle Willier and his brother, Sheldon Willier, receive a bravery medal from the Royal Canadian Humane Association from the Edmonton Police Service for saving the life of a man off Spruce Point Park June 28, 2009.
Nov. 22-23, 2014: The High Prairie and District Children’s Resource Council nets $11,500 during its annual radio auction.
Nov. 22, 2016: High Prairie’s Jess Verstappen wins the Canadian National 4-H and Youth Judging Competition at the Canadian Western Agribition. She wins the honour to judge the First Lady Classic female all-breed beef show for her efforts.
Nov. 22, 2016: ATCO Electric tells High Prairie town council that the first LED streetlights will be installed in 2017.
This Day in World History – November 22
1492 – Pinta separates from Christopher Columbus’s fleet.
1794 – Strasbourg Alsace-Lorraine prohibits wearing of beards.
1809 – Peregrine Williamson of Baltimore patents a steel pen.
1842 – Mount St. Helens in Washington erupts.
1910 – Arthur Knight patents steel shaft golf clubs.
1927 – 1st snowmobile patent granted.
1932 – Pump patented that computes quantity and price delivered.
1934 – “Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town” 1st heard.
1942 – Hitler orders Rommel’s Africa Korps to fight to the last man.
1950 – Lowest NBA score: Fort Wayne Pistons 19, Minneapolis Lakers 18.
1955 – RCA Records pays $35,000 to Sun Records for Elvis Presley’s contract.
1967 – Silver hits record $2.17 an ounce in New York.
1968 – 1st interracial TV kiss [Star Trek – Captain Kirk and Uhura].
1972 – US ends 22 year travel ban to China.
1976 – Comic strip “Cathy” by Cathy Guisewite debuts.
1977 – Regular Concorde passenger service between NY and Europe begins.
1986 – Mike Tyson, 20, becomes youngest heavyweight champ in history.
1986 – Wayne Gretzky, Edmonton, became 13th NHLer to score 500 goals.
1989 – Conjunction of Venus, Mars, Uranus, Neptune, Saturn and the moon.
1990 – Margaret Thatcher announces her resignation as British PM.
1996 – O.J. Simpson wrongful death trial: O.J. says, “Absolutely not true.”
2005 – Angela Merkel becomes the 1st female Chancellor of Germany.
2008 – YouTube hosts the largest ever live broadcast.
2017 – Uber admits hackers stole personal information affecting 57 million.
2018 – Leaning Tower of Pisa’s tilt reduced by 4 cm.
Today’s Horoscopes – November 22, 2020
Cancer [June 22 – July 22] – The social agitation that has been in your life for the last three weeks is coming to an end. The celestial energy will help you learn some lessons and prepare for the next cycle. It would be great if you had some success and honours because this would help you confront the coming weeks. It will be a time of meditation and feeling a little bit disconnected from the world.
Leo [July 23 – Aug. 23] – This is the end of the first stage in your socialization. Are you satisfied with the people you’ve met? You can usually make the most out of these encounters, but did your political savvy let you down? Did it lead you in directions you didn’t want to go? Take advantage of this pause to catch your breath and figure out where you are today and where you want to be tomorrow.
Virgo [Aug. 24 – Sept. 22] – This is the end of the voyage you’ve been on over the past few weeks. You undoubtedly saw some interesting sights. Whether you were on an inner or outer voyage, the cosmic energy will bring you to a safe harbour. Unpack your bags carefully, as they’re filled with treasures and souvenirs. You will want to put them around the house as happy reminders of how much you’ve grown.
Libra [Sept. 23 – Oct. 23] – After the events of the last few weeks, do you still want to continue acting like the same person? This is always a good question to ask with a celestial atmosphere like today’s. People generally feel they have a chance to get out of old systems and relationships. But people always hesitate to do this because of a fear of the future. Don’t waver. Take the next steps!
Scorpio [Oct. 24 – Nov. 22] – The day ahead should give you an opportunity to analyze the events of the past three weeks. You will draw many important conclusions about your love life. You may conclude that matters have evolved little, if at all. This is discouraging, to be sure, but don’t place too much trust in appearances. Remember, things aren’t always as they seem.
Sagittarius [Nov. 23 – Dec. 21] – If you feel as though you aren’t making sufficient progress toward your goals, use this day to correct your aim. Are you disappointed with your love life? You may have devoted a great deal of energy to it lately without seeing much payoff. Wait a few more days before you make any drastic decisions about the future.
Capricorn [Dec. 22 – Jan. 20] – Are you feeling somewhat annoyed today? This is hardly surprising since the day inspires you to take a long, hard look at what’s happening with your life. It’s as though you suddenly realize that decisions you make may have impacts that reach far and wide. But don’t let that stop you from committing yourself to a course of action. Be adventurous!
Aquarius [Jan. 21 – Feb. 18] – Are you feeling scattered? It’s possible you’re wondering about a million different things today. Are you strong enough to assume your family duties? Are you attractive? Are you important? Of course, all these questions simply distract you from your anxiety. Don’t worry. The next few weeks will be less stressful.
Pisces [Feb. 19 – March 20] – Perhaps you notice some weariness today. You have been much more active than usual for the past few weeks. You’ve been communicating with new people, having new experiences, attending virtual meetings, and perhaps even taking short trips. In the long run, will any of it further your goals? That’s the question you have to answer today.
Aries [March 21 – April 20] – Are you tired? It’s no wonder. You’re so eager to be useful you’ve run yourself ragged over the past few weeks. As you may have noticed, the world is so apathetic now that every movement requires enormous effort on your part. Why not settle down and rest today? That would be the wisest and most reasonable thing to do. You will still be needed tomorrow.
Taurus [April 21 – May 21] – The planets are moving you into a new cycle. Soon you will be in a new “story”. You will have to take stock of what you’ve learned in previous weeks. Who you are is related to the degree of peace you have in your life and whether or not you’ve been able to resolve some conflicts. Did you learn your lessons well? Without a doubt, you have a gift for calming tense situations.
Gemini [May 22 – June 21] – Have you done the cleaning that the planetary configurations asked you to do in recent weeks? If this is the case, today you should start to feel less weighed down by the conventions in your life. You’ve undoubtedly solved some of the problems in your relationships. You will feel as if you’re in a kind of renaissance through the next cycle.