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What’s Happening Today – April 19, 2020
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Today’s Local Birthdays – High Prairie – April 19, 2020
Today’s Local Birthdays – Faust – April 19, 2020
Today’s Celebrity Birthdays – April 19, 2020
1898 – Sybil Andrews, Canadian painter
1900 – Roland Michener, Gov.-Gen. of Canada
1903 – Eliot Ness, Agent who put away Al Capone
1925 – Hugh O’Brian, Wyatt Earp actor
1930 – Dick Sargent, Bewitched actor
1933 – Jayne Mansfield, US sex symbol
1935 – Dudley Moore, Arthur actor
1937 – Elinor Donahue, Father Knows Best actress
1942 – Alan Price, Animals keyboardist
1947 – Mark Volman, Turtles musician
1962 – Al Unser Jr., Indy car racer
1972 – Rivaldo, Brazilian footballer
1979 – Kate Hudson, American actress
1981 – Hayden Christensen, Star Wars actor
1987 – Maria Sharapova, Russian tennis pro
This Day in Local History – April 19, 2020
April 19, 1915: The Grouard Cricket Club is formed with Frank Gasson as chair.
April 19, 1973: Alberta Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs Don Getty writes in support of High Prairie’s efforts to secure a rapeseed crushing plant.
April 19, 1975: High Prairie residents wake up to discover five businesses, two government buildings and one school the victims of break and enters. Included is the liquor store where the front window is broken and $200 in booze stolen.
April 19, 1989: South Peace News reports that word leaks that Joussard’s bid for a marina fails. The facility will be built at Spruce Point Park near Kinuso.
April 19, 1993: The High Prairie Ag Society meets and votes 32-13 to proceed with the construction of the Agriplex.
April 19, 2006: Richard Willier shoots a bear near his Sucker Creek home after it attacked him. Later in the day, people in the Sucker Creek Walk Against Drugs pass by.
April 19, 2008: Irma Tokarz dies in Fairview at the age of 63 years. She worked for Social Services in High Prairie for many years and later at the RCMP detachment in McLennan.
This Day in World History – April 19, 2020
1529 – 2nd Parliament of Spiers bans Lutheranism.
1770 – British explorer Captain James Cook first sights Australia.
1892 – 1st American-made automotive for a test drive.
1904 – Much of Toronto destroyed by fire.
1909 – Joan of Arc receives beatification by the Roman Catholic Church.
1910 – Halley’s comet seen by naked eye 1st time this trip [Curacao].
1919 – Leslie Irvin makes 1st premeditated free-fall parachute jump.
1932 – Bonnie Parker captured in a failed hardware store burglary, jailed.
1934 – Shirley Temple appears in her 1st movie, “Stand Up & Cheer”.
1947 – AAU record for a 25-foot rope climb is set in 4.7 seconds.
1948 – American Broadcasting Company [ABC] TV network debuts.
1948 – Chiang Kai-shek elected President of Nationalist China.
1960 – Baseball uniforms begin displaying players’ names on their backs.
1960 – Comiskey Park’s famed “exploding” scoreboard begins operating.
1963 – Johnny Cash releases his single “Ring Of Fire”.
1966 – Roberta Bignay becomes 1st woman to run in the Boston Marathon.
1967 – Beatles sign a contract to stay together for 10 years. They don’t!
1971 – Charles Manson sentenced to life in jail for murder of Sharon Tate.
1971 – USSR Salyut 1 launched; 1st manned lab in orbit.
1985 – Advance Australia Fair is proclaimed as Australia’s national anthem.
1987 – Last wild condor captured on California wildlife reserve.
1993 – After a 51-day siege, 76 Branch Davidians die in a fire near Waco.
1994 – Rodney King awarded $3,800,000 compensation for his police beating.
Today’s Horoscopes – April 19, 2020
Cancer [June 22 – July 22] – Today there are many areas in which you can shine. You need only be yourself to win over the hearts of others. There is a graciousness to your manner that draws people close to you, whether or not you’ve ever noticed it before. Realize this, and know that it isn’t a fluke. You need not take much action. It will come to you.
Leo [July 23 – Aug. 23] – If you’re feeling needy today, you might consider seeking counsel from others. Close partners might make light of the situation, so if you’re looking for deep metaphysical advice, you might want to look elsewhere. Most of all, pamper yourself with some relaxing downtime. This day is well suited for playing board games, watching a movie, or reading the latest edition of your favorite magazine.
Virgo [Aug. 24 – Sept. 22] – Get out in the fresh air today in whatever way suits your fancy. It’s important to exercise your body with some brisk physical activity, or at least refresh your spirit with a ride in a convertible. This is a terrific time for you. You feel alive and joyous about your life. Join with others to recognize all that you have, and give thanks for your meal tonight.
Libra [Sept. 23 – Oct. 23] – Making decisions today is apt to be nearly impossible for you. That’s why you should leave them up to someone else. Walk with your partner so you don’t have to really think about where you’re going. Your job is to focus on the emotional side of things and make it safe for everyone to dream. Your loving, caring nature is a valuable commodity these days. Protect and cherish this gift.
Scorpio [Oct. 24 – Nov. 22] – This is going to be one of those days when you get annoyed if someone takes too long to make up his or her mind about something. You aren’t going to have the patience to abide anyone who continues to go over every single detail of an issue. You’re more likely to want to simply make a decision, for better or worse.
Sagittarius [Nov. 23 – Dec. 21] – Use the power of words as an artistic medium to express yourself. You have a magic way with words that often goes unrecognized. Your sensual nature is poetic. You shouldn’t deprive others of this talent, so show it off to the world. Perhaps you’re moved to write a love poem to a partner who means a great deal to you. As trite as this may sound, it’s actually very romantic.
Capricorn [Dec. 22 – Jan. 20] – If you’re feeling needy today, you might consider seeking counsel from others. Close partners might make light of the situation, so if you’re looking for deep metaphysical advice, you might want to look elsewhere. Most of all, pamper yourself with some relaxing downtime. This day is well suited for playing board games, watching a movie, or reading the latest edition of your favorite magazine.
Aquarius [Jan. 21 – Feb. 18] – Take advantage of the lighthearted, flighty feeling of the day instead of getting annoyed by it. You can’t hide in your bedroom forever. Well, you could, but you’d end up wasting away and no one would even notice. This is a good day to get out and have fun with friends. Make wishes for people instead of cursing them. Make connections. Remember to laugh as often as possible.
Pisces [Feb. 19 – March 20] – The more you talk to people, the more successful you’ll be. Everyone is a valuable resource, so tap in to this boundless well. Your agility with words and facts is impressive, so use it to your advantage. Friends are a source of great joy, and this is a wonderful time to be with them. For the most part, it doesn’t matter what you’re doing. The person you’re with is what is important.
Aries [March 21 – April 20] – Be careful of people who talk a great deal and promise the world but have a difficult time delivering the goods. You might get trapped today if you rely on people who simply don’t come through the way they said they would. Feel free to engage in social activities with partners, but don’t sign any major business deals with them at this time.
Taurus [April 21 – May 21] – Your positive strength is especially noticeable today. You may find you’re radiating gloriously to the people around you. This is due to your polite, gentle, and peaceful nature. You’re the jewel that isn’t always noticed or appreciated as much as it should be. More than likely, you leave it up to others to make the first move. Consider being the instigator today. The world is in your hands.
Gemini [May 22 – June 21] – Instead of digging deep into the barrel looking only for the misshapen, bruised, and rotten apples, concentrate on bringing up the shiny, bright red ones. This way you’ll bring laughter and smiles to the company around you rather than miserable frowns. Whatever you bring to the surface will be distributed far and wide, so make sure you reach for the good times instead of the sour ones.