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What’s Happening Today – September 19, 2020
Today’s Local Birthdays – High Prairie – September 19, 2020
Today’s Local Birthday – Faust – September 19, 2020
Today’s Celebrity Birthdays – September 19
1867 – Arthur Rackham, Rip van Winkle Illustrator
1882 – Christopher Stone, 1st DJ in United Kingdom
1898 – Ricardo Cortez, Maltese Falson Director
1902 – James Van Alen, Tennis Scoring Creator
1905 – Leon Jaworski, Watergate Scandal Prosecutor
1908 – Tatsuo Shimabuku, Isshinryu Karate Founder
1909 – Ferry Porsche, Automobile Pioneer
1911 – William Golding, Lord of the Flies Author
1926 – Duke Snider, Montreal Expos Broadcaster
1934 – Brian Epstein, The Beatles Manager
1940 – Paul Williams, American Composer
1940 – Sylvia Tyson, Canadian Songwriter
1941 – “Mama” Cass Elliot, Mamas & Papas Singer
1942 – Freda Payne, Band of Gold Singer
1964 – Trisha Yearwood, Country Singer
1974 – Jimmy Fallon, American TV Comedian/Host
This Day in Local History – September 19
Sept. 19, 1912: Entime Vendette, one of Grouard’s most prominent citizens, accidentally shoots himself and dies while returning home from the agricultural fair in High Prairie.
Sept. 19, 1914: The Grouard News reports that J.D. MacArthur is building a hotel at Round Lake in the new town of McLennan. They add 83 acres of forest will be cleared to make way for the new townsite.
Sept. 19, 1976: Tony Brochu wins barrel racing and senior pole bending, while Richard Brochu wins junior barrel racing at the Salt Prairie Amateur Rodeo.
Sept. 19. 1981: High Prairie town council refuses to accept Bill Henderson’s letter of resignation.
Sept. 19. 1983: Fred Dumont is acclaimed High Prairie’s mayor as he is uncontested in the municipal election.
Sept. 19, 1984: The Four Seasons flower shop opens with Wendy Blakely and Vivian Konschuck as owners.
Sept. 19, 1985: TV Bingo comes to High Prairie sponsored by the MITAA Centre.
Sept. 19, 1987: Lonnie Bellerose wins the bull riding title as Sucker Creek hosts its annual rodeo.
Sept. 19, 1988: High Prairie Minor Hockey representatives attend a recreation board meeting objecting to the 30 per cent increase in ice rental to $52 per hour from $40.
Sept. 19, 1988: The SRHL’s two-time defending champion Donnelly Cubs are accepted into the NPHL for the coming season at the league’s fall meeting in Grimshaw.
Sept. 19, 1991: Miss Canada Leslie McLaren visits schools in HPSD.
Sept. 19, 1994: The High Prairie Recreation Board officially passes its non-smoking policy in the Sports Palace arena.
Sept. 19, 2001: Don Ebbett and Al Noble are awarded Canadian Peacekeeping Service Medals at a ceremony at the High Prairie Royal Canadian Legion.
Sept. 19, 2007: Joussard Superette is the site of an early morning break-in. Once inside, thieves steal an ATM machine, which is recovered shortly afterwards.
Sept. 19, 2012: Former High Prairie Dr. Kendal Sunico Tang passes away at the age of 73 years.
Sept. 19, 2015: Kelly Cunningham aces the second hole and Quintin Guttinger the fourth hole at the Sucker Creek Capitals Legends four-ball best ball scramble at McLennan.
Sept. 19, 2015: POPS Home Hardware receives the Paul Straus Public Relations Award from among 1,100 Home Hardware stores across Canada. The award recognizes POPS for its outstanding commitment to public relations and community service and support.
This Day in World History – September 19
1838 – Ephraim Morris patents railroad brake.
1848 – Hyperion, moon of Saturn, discovered.
1849 – 1st commercial laundry established, in Oakland.
1854 – Henry Meyer patents sleeping rail car.
1876 – 1st carpet sweeper patented.
1888 – One of first known modern beauty contests held in Spa, Belgium.
1893 – New Zealand becomes 1st country to grant all women right to vote.
1922 – Queen Wilhelmina assumes Dutch throne with 119 word speech.
1944 – Armistice between Finland and Soviet Union is signed.
1945 – North Korean founder Kim Il-sung arrives in Wonsan, Korea.
1950 – UN rejects membership of China’s People Republic.
1952 – “Adventures of Superman” TV series premieres in the US.
1952 – The US bars Charlie Chaplin from re-entering the country.
1955 – Argentine President Juan Perón resigns & flees.
1959 – Nikita Khrushchev is denied access to Disneyland.
1960 – “LIFE” magazine puts Grandma Moses [100th birthday] on cover.
1960 – Chubby Checker’s “The Twist” hits #1.
1970 – “The Mary Tyler Moore” show premieres on CBS-TV.
1975 – “Fawlty Towers” starring John Cleese premieres on BBC2 in the UK.
1982 – Streetcars stop running on Market St., San Francisco after 122 yrs.
1984 – Proposed agreement completed to transfer Hong Kong to China by 1997.
1985 – 8.1 earthquake in Mexico City kills an estimated 10,000.
1991 – Otzi the Iceman, 3,300 BCE old mummy, discovered in Italian Alps.
1994 – “ER” premieres on NBC-TV.
2011 – Ashton Kutcher debuts on “Two and a Half Men”.
2015 – Japan 34, South Africa 32: biggest upset in Rugby World Cup history.
2017 – US Prez Donald Trump says in speech “totally destroy North Korea.”
2017 – New MLB record for most home runs in a season: 5,694.
Today’s Horoscopes – September 19, 2020
Cancer [June 22 – July 22] – You have lots of energy at your disposal today, but it’s erratic and powerful. You have the stamina to make major changes, and the opportunity to break free from any restrictions that hold you back. Embrace the new, fresh aspects of your life that ring true to your freedom-loving nature. Give your soul room to breathe as you take a long walk in nature this afternoon.
Leo [July 23 – Aug. 23] – It’s time to take a bold step forward. Have confidence in yourself and all the careful planning you’ve been painstakingly doing for the past few months. Realize much of this hard work is paying off, but only if you’re willing to take the next step. The opportunity is there. All you need to do is jump on it. Act out of faith and confidence instead of fear and restriction.
Virgo [Aug. 24 – Sept. 22] – You can’t ask for a better day. Positive energy is coming your way. You should look for the opportunities that are right in front of you. You may be going through some significant upheaval right now. Clear away all the things that have limited you in the past. The future is wide open. Empower yourself to make the changes necessary to build your life way you want it to be.
Libra [Sept. 23 – Oct. 23] – Be on your toes today, and expect the unexpected. People may be acting out in rash, outlandish ways, so go with the flow. As usual, you have a tremendous ability to roll with the punches and still come out unscathed. Just take care that someone else isn’t grabbing the reins. Stay laid-back while maintaining control of your actions.
Scorpio [Oct. 24 – Nov. 22] – If you’ve put in your time and done your homework, this day can prove very rewarding. Watch out for incredible opportunities hiding nearby. You have a great deal of physical energy today, although you may find it erratic and a bit out of control. Break free of anything that seems to be binding you. Shed the chains and live the way you want to live.
Sagittarius [Nov. 23 – Dec. 21] – You may find people very stubborn today, so take care. Arguments can explode out of nowhere, so have your helmet ready. Think before you act and don’t feel pressured to get involved in something that makes you feel uncomfortable. Remember it’s OK to just walk away. No one will win the boxing match, so don’t even get in the ring.
Capricorn [Dec. 22 – Jan. 20] – Initiate a major change in your life. Break free of the humdrum and launch into something exciting. Take part in an online class that expands your mind. Consider yoga, tarot, or any form of martial arts. You have a tremendous amount of energy today. It will help you maintain confidence and endurance as you do the groundwork to put this new life-enhancing endeavor in motion.
Aquarius [Jan. 21 – Feb. 18] – Action is the word of the day. Whether you’re initiating it or feeling the brunt of it, you’ll be caught up in the vortex of it. Try not to lose your tempter today, and don’t be surprised if people act rashly and insensitively. Perhaps this is their way of saying they need you and that your energy and input are important. Have confidence in your words.
Pisces [Feb. 19 – March 20] – Today may be filled with sudden changes and unexpected events. The energy is electric and strong. People will act in erratic, powerful bursts. Try to stay centered and maintain your focus. Keep in mind if you need to break free from certain limitations, now is the time to make that move. Have confidence in your actions and make it happen.
Aries [March 21 – April 20] – You might not get the things done that you want to do today, but don’t sweat it. Go easy on yourself if you still have a few unchecked things on the list tonight. People may pop out of nowhere and demand your attention for much of the time. Listen, be present, and try not to think of the things that aren’t getting done. Focus on those things that are getting done.
Taurus [April 21 – May 21] – Today is a fantastic day, so make the most of it. If you’re emotionally and mentally prepared to go on a new, exciting life journey, the opportunity will present itself. The energy will be fast and furious. You can work harmoniously with electrical gadgets and new technologies. Break free of the mundane and seek less conventional ways of living.
Gemini [May 22 – June 21] – You’ll be tested today, so brace yourself for the unexpected. A large piece of your life is coming into question at this time, and you’re being forced to face the music. Is this something that really rings true with your inner being? If it is, you should be able to deal with this challenge. If you’re struggling, perhaps you should take this as a sign that you need a major life change.