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What’s Happening Today – January 21, 2020
CRC Parents N” Tots at McLennan at 10 a.m.
CRC Parents N’ Tots at Joussard 1t 1 p.m.
Free Play at HP CRC 1-3 p.m.
Today’s Local Birthdays – High Prairie – January 21, 2020
Today’s Local Birthdays – Faust – January 21, 2020
Today’s Celebrity Birthdays – January 21, 2020
1338 – King Charles V, Charles the Wise
1815 – Horace Wells, Pioneered use of anesthesia
1869 – Grigori Rasputin, Russian monk
1887 – Georges Vezina, NHL goaltending great
1905 – Christian Dior, French fashion designer
1921 – Barney Clark, 1st to get artificial heart
1921 – John Doucette, The Lone Ranger actor
1922 – Telly Savalas, Kojak actor
1924 – Benny Hill, Benny Hill Show actor
1935 – Ann Wedgeworth, Three’s Company actress
1938 – Wolfman Jack, American disk jockey
1940 – Jack Nicklaus, US golfing great
1941 – Placido Domingo, Opera tenor
1941 – Ivan Putski, American pro wrestler
1947 – Jimmy Ibbotson, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band singer
1950 – Billy Ocean, Caribbean Queen singer
1953 – Paul Allen, Co-founder of Microsoft
1956 – Geena Davis, Beetlejuice actress
1971 – Doug Weight, Edmonton Oiler
1976 – Emma Bunton, Baby Spice singer
This Day in Local History – January 21, 2020
Jan. 21, 1963: The Athabasca Health Unit commences a two-week mass administration of the oral Sabin polio vaccine in the Lesser Slave Lake area.
Jan. 21, 1970: Fire breaks out in the basement of McLean’s TV Centre. No damage estimate is reported. The owner reopens the next day in the Roxy Theatre building.
Jan. 21, 1985: The High Prairie Recreation Board meets and hears from a delegation about the possibility of a second ice surface. Estimated cost for the rink is pegged at $700,000.
Jan. 21, 1987: South Peace News reports John Nergaard takes over as manager of Dads ‘n’ Lads Clothing.
Jan. 21, 1987: South Peace news reports the HPSD office goes smoke-free.
Jan. 21, 1989: The Slave Lake Bantams skate off the ice after what they termed “poor officiating” in a game in High Prairie. They were trailing 6-0 at the time. Curtis Hitchcock and Bobby Carifelle had scored goals 11 seconds into the game.
Jan. 21, 1991: Pioneer Mike Porisky dies at the age of 97.
Jan. 21, 1992: High Prairie School Division approves the installation of condom machines at E.W. Pratt High School in High Prairie and Kinuso School.
Jan. 21, 1997: High Prairie Elementary School celebrates the opening of their $1.1 million new wing.
Jan. 21, 1997: The Town of High Prairie holds a tax sale on Riverside Plaza, owned by Ray and Marion Hassenstein. No one submits a bid so council begins transferring title.
Jan. 21, 2004: Tolko Industries announces its intention to purchase Slave Lake’s Weyerhauser mill and secure its timber in the G5 area.
Jan. 21, 2010: Alberta Education Minister Dave Hancock dissolves the Northland School Division board of trustee.
Jann. 21, 2017: Sucker Creek’s Leonard Willier wins $102,900.60 in the Lotto 6/49 draw after matching five numbers and the bonus. He says he will use his winnings to pay some bills and take a trip to Las Vegas.
This Day in World History – January 21, 2020
1077 – German King Henry IV petitions Pope Gregory VII for forgiveness.
1793 – Prussia & Russia sign partition treaty, dividing Poland.
1793 – Louis XVI of France is executed by the guillotine in Paris.
1813 – Pineapple introduced to Hawaii.
1813 – Spaniard Don Francisco de Paula Marin plants coffee in Hawaii.
1853 – Envelope-folding machine patented by Russell Hawes.
1863 – City of Dublin leases part of Cattle Market for 100,000 years.
1880 – 1st US sewage disposal system separate from storm drains in Memphis.
1899 – Opel manufactures its 1st automobile.
1908 – “Sullivan Ordinance” is passed in NYC; illegal for a woman to smoke.
1940 – Foreign correspondents in Netherlands subjected to censorship.
1941 – 1st commercial extraction of magnesium from seawater occurs.
1942 – Bronx magistrate rules all pinball machines illegal.
1944 – 447 German bombers attack London.
1944 – 649 British bombers attack Magdeburg.
1954 – 1st gas turbine automobile exhibited in New York.
1954 – USS Nautilus, 1st nuclear-powered submarine, launched on Thames.
1976 – Supersonic Concorde has its 1st commercial flights.
1978 – Bee Gees’ album “Saturday Night Fever” goes #1 for 24 weeks.
1979 – Neptune becomes outermost planet [Pluto moves closer].
1985 – Defenceman Dennis Potvin ties Bobby Orr’s career record 270 goals.
1987 – B.B. King donates 7,000 record collection to the U of Mississippi.
1989 – Wayne Gretzky passes Marcel Dionne; now NHL’s 2nd all time scorer.
1990 – John McEnroe is 1st player to be expelled from the Australian Open.
1999 – Drug bust: US Coast Guard seizes ship carrying 4,300 kg of cocaine.
2002 – Loonie sets all-time low against the US Dollar [US $0.6179].
2008 – The Eyak language in Alaska becomes extinct; last speaker dies.
Today’s Horoscopes – January 21, 2020
Cancer [June 22 – July 22] – Important projects, either job related or personal, might need to be completed today in order to meet a deadline or fulfill a promise. This could require a lot of mental and physical effort on your part, which could prove somewhat stressful. Others might lend a hand, however. It’s very important for you to remember to pace yourself. If you work when you’re exhausted, you might not like the results.
Leo [July 23 – Aug. 23] – A long-awaited vacation may be coming up soon for you. The study of travel books might be on your agenda for today. You could spend much of your day making the necessary arrangements, making phone calls, completing paperwork, and running errands. You might need to set up the care of pets or plants for your absence. Excitement runs high and so does enthusiasm. You have a lot to look forward to, so go out and celebrate! Have fun!
Virgo [Aug. 24 – Sept. 22] – This could prove to be a very busy day. Someone close to you might come to you for advice on how to manage their resources, perhaps because of successes you’ve had in the past. This might take up more time than you’d planned for, but you’ll enjoy helping your friend. Information received from TV or newspapers could bring a new interest into your life and spur you on to do some research on the subject.
Libra [Sept. 23 – Oct. 23] – Social events, probably family related, could take up a lot of your time today. They might involve outings, perhaps to parks or other recreational areas. You’ll enjoy it, but your mind may be on other matters, possibly projects you’re involved with. Some stimulating conversations with someone close to you could take place. By day’s end, your mind could be going a thousand miles an hour. Be sure to get a little exercise so you can sleep.
Scorpio [Oct. 24 – Nov. 22] – Your home today could be like Grand Central Station, with lots of people coming and going and a lot of activity taking place within the house itself. The phone could be also ringing off the hook. You might wonder if your sanity will remain intact, but you’ll make it through without going nuts. The problem is there could be so much stimulation that you’ll be too geared up to sleep. Take a walk before going to bed.
Sagittarius [Nov. 23 – Dec. 21] – This is probably going to shape up to be a busy and rather chaotic day. You might find yourself spending a lot of time out and about. You may need to run a lot of errands and see a number of people. A friend might accompany you. Phone calls might need to be made in order to make arrangements for future events, and someone might take up too much of your time calling to chat. Pace yourself!
Capricorn [Dec. 22 – Jan. 20] – Today you should be feeling very energetic, both physically and mentally, and you’re likely to feel rather anxious for some physical activity. Go for a workout if you have time or for a short walk if you don’t. A lot of your time is likely to be spent working on challenging tasks that keep your mind active. You should be pretty keyed up by the evening. Unwind by having a glass of wine and watching a favourite video.
Aquarius [Jan. 21 – Feb. 18] – A lot of physical and mental energy could be channeled today into artistic projects of some kind. Your intuition is running rather high, so you might know instinctively what friends, lovers, and children are feeling before they tell you. You could also pick up a lot of their anxieties as well. You’ll need to relax a little. Go for a workout and then attend a concert or sporting event. You deserve a little fun!
Pisces [Feb. 19 – March 20] – Some boring paperwork regarding money, which you may have been putting off, might need to be executed today. Bills may need to be paid, deposits put in the bank, and new accounts opened. You could spend some time formulating new plans for the future. This probably will take up a lot of your time, but there will still be enough for you to go shopping and make a few necessary purchases. Friends might accompany you. Enjoy!
Aries [March 21 – April 20] – Your level of physical and mental energy should be very high today, and so you could feel restless throughout the morning. As a result, you might spend your afternoon and evening out and about, shopping, paying visits, or attending classes or lectures. Some stimulating discussions could take place. At some point, you might find yourself admiring a park or garden. Don’t try to do too much, and enjoy your day.
Taurus [April 21 – May 21] – Your level of imagination and inspiration should be operating at a very high level today, so if you’ve been planning to start a new artistic project, this is the day to do it. You’re also likely to be feeling quite intuitive, so don’t be surprised if you find yourself tuning acutely in to the thoughts, feelings, needs, and desires of others, even strangers. Your higher mind is very close to your conscious mind. Make the most of it!
Gemini [May 22 – June 21] – A group with which you’re affiliated could ask you to take care of a few tasks. This might involve making phone calls, running errands, or both. Your energy and enthusiasm are high, so this is a good day to prove how valuable your work is and how efficient you are. Make sure that you don’t take on too much, however. You won’t be helping anyone if you tire yourself out.