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What’s Happening Today – January 23, 2020
Play & Learn at HP CRC Office at 10 a.m.
CRC Baby & Me at Peavine at 1 p.m.
Free Play at HP CRC Office 6-8 p.m.
Today’s Local Birthdays – High Prairie – January 23, 2020
Today’s Local Birthdays – Faust – January 23, 2020
Today’s Celebrity Birthdays – January 23, 2020
1737 – John Hancock, American merchant, statesman
1855 – John Moses Browning, Military firearms inventor
1888 – Paul Peter Ewald, Pioneered X-ray diffraction
1897 – William S. Stephenson, Inspiration for James Bond
1898 – Randolph Scott, Last of the Mohicans actor
1900 – Mary Philips, Incendiary Blonde actress
1905 – David Newell, Runaway Bride actor
1916 – David Douglas Duncan, War photography expert
1923 – Florence Halop, Night Court actress
1945 – Mike Harris, Ontario premier
1948 – Anita Pointer, Pointer Sisters vocalist
1950 – Richard Anderson, MacGyver actor
1953 – Robin Zander, Cheap Trick vocalist
1954 – Rick Finch, KC & Sunshine Band rocker
1963 – Gail O’Grady, NYPD Blue actress
1964 – Mariska Hargitay, Law and Order actress
1974 – Tiffani Theissen, Saved by Bell actress
This Day in Local History – January 23, 2020
Jan. 23, 1915: The Grouard News reports a sample of pyrites by I.H. Biron reveals minute quantities of gold.
Jan. 23, 1932: The pipes taking water from Lesser Slave Lake to St. Bruno Mission School in Joussard freeze as temperatures dip to -60 degrees.
Jan. 23, 1970: Bob Jacobsen is installed as president of the High Prairie Legion.
Jan. 23, 1971: The Enilda Women’s Institute celebrates the grand opening of the new hall with Mrs. William Berg cutting the ribbon.
Jan. 23, 1973: McLennan’s sawmill is moved to the east end of Lesser Slave Lake.
Jan. 23, 1980: South Peace News reports lots in the O’Brien Subdivision are on sale for $10,000 to $25,000.
Jan. 23, 1985: South Peace News reports siblings Norma and Wade L’Hirondelle receive Royal Canadian Humane Association Certificates citing bravery and service to life. On May 28, 1983 they pulled baby Michelle Gairdner out of the frigid East Prairie River. Wade administered CPR to save the baby.
Jan. 23, 1991: Joseph William LeGrande, 64, of Grouard, dies when the truck he was driving crossed the centreline and crashes into a semi-trailer.
Jan. 23, 1991: South Peace News reports that a grant has been approved for putting shale on the baseball diamonds at Jaycee Park.
Jan. 23, 1996: The Whitefish Band, Barry Sharkawi, Houssein Sharkawi and Ed Prpich, reach an agreement to build a restaurant and lounge on the former Prairie Inn site.
Jan. 23-25, 1998: High Prairie hosts the 1998 Northwest Alberta Winter Games.
Jan. 23, 2002: RCMP K Division officials visit High Prairie town council, who refuse to budge on its stand to cut two police officers from its budget.
Jan. 23, 2002: South Peace News features Darrell Willier and writes about his founding of the Smoky River Basketball League.
Jan. 23, 2008: South Peace News features Kinuso farmers Sloco and Zanny McRee and their desire to donate the United Grain Growers elevator in Kinuso for restoration.
Jan. 23, 2008: REAC’s vice-chair Bonnie Raho is furious after receiving a letter from Alberta Environment Minister Rob Renner saying more cleanup is needed at the contaminated Faust Osmose site.
Jan. 23, 2008: South Peace News reports Sucker Creek Chief Jaret Cardinal asks for support for a bio-fuel plant on the reserve.
Jan. 23, 2009: A party is held at J.B. Wood Extended Care Unit for George Lamouche, who turned 100 Jan. 7.
Jan. 23, 2013: High Prairie town council gives the green light for Domino’s Pizza to open in the old Walleyes and Whitetails building. However, plans to open are later dropped.
Jan. 23, 2013: High Prairie town council hears a bid from farmer David Zabolotniuk to farm the Kryzalka property. A deal is reached and thousands of dollars donated to the local food bank by year’s end.
Jan. 23, 2015: Nicolet Insurance celebrates a grand opening at a new location at 4830-51 Avenue.
This Day in World History – January 23, 2020
909 – John of Rila aka Saint Ivan and the fable of two pies.
1368 – Ming Dynasty rule in China begins; lasts three centuries.
1552 – 2nd version of Book of Common Prayer becomes mandatory in England.
1556 – Shaanxi Earthquake – deadliest ever – kills 830,000 in China.
1579 – Union of Utrecht signed, forming protestant Dutch Republic.
1647 – Scottish Presbyterians sell captured Charles Ito English parliament.
1719 – Liechtenstein becomes sovereign member state of Holy Roman Empire.
1849 – US patent granted for an envelope-making machine.
1855 – 1st bridge over the Mississippi River opens in Minneapolis.
1859 – Mauna Loa volcano in Hawaii begins an eruption that lasts 300 days.
1909 – 1st radio rescue at sea occurs.
1916 – Temperature falls from 44°F to -56°F night of 23-24, Browning MT.
1930 – Clyde Tombaugh photographs planet Pluto.
1943 – Detroit Red Wings scores NHL record 8 goals in 1 period.
1957 – Wham-O Company produces the 1st Frisbee disc.
1960 – Bathosphere “Trieste” reaches bottom of Pacific [10,900 m].
1961 – US Supreme Court rules cities & states have right to censor films.
1971 – -80°F in Prospect Creek Camp, Alaska [US record].
1973 – Helgafell volcano erupts for 1st time in 7,000 years.
1973 – US President Richard Nixon says accord reached to end Vietnam War.
1975 – “Barney Miller” premieres on ABC-TV.
1977 – $1.5-million Serge Lepage dress exhibited in Paris.
1977 – Mini-series “Roots” premieres on ABC-TV.
1978 – Sweden becomes the first nation in the world to ban aerosol sprays.
1983 – “A-Team” with Mr. T premieres on NBC-TV.
1986 – 1st inductions of Rock ‘N’ Roll Hall of Fame occur.
1991 – World’s largest oil spill, caused by Iraqi forces in Kuwait.
2003 – Final communication between Earth and NASA space probe Pioneer 10.-
2013 – US armed forces overturns 1994 ban on women serving in combat.
2016 – Zika virus outbreak in Brazil occurs.
2017 – Most expensive house in the US worth $250 million goes on market.
2018 – Singer Neil Diamond retires; diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease.
Today’s Horoscopes – January 23, 2020
Cancer [June 22 – July 22] – Study of religion and spiritual matters could well be of particular interest for you today. You’re likely to discuss your knowledge and beliefs regarding such matters with a close friend, which could prove rather enlightening for both of you. Whatever you learn will prove to be artistically inspiring, so don’t be surprised if you find yourself spending some time writing down your thoughts or turning them into pictures. Don’t limit yourself!
Leo [July 23 – Aug. 23] – Today, communication with others is more likely to be on a subtle rather than verbal level. When the phone rings, you might already know who’s on the other end of the line before you pick it up. You could also pick up telepathically on the thoughts of others. Books and articles about people who have had similar experiences could increase your understanding of them. Don’t fight it! Go with the flow.
Virgo [Aug. 24 – Sept. 22] – Inspiration drawn from recent religious or spiritual occurrences could have you writing down accounts of your experiences, perhaps with the idea of someday publishing them. Your concentration could well be intense, as writing for you today may not be only creative but therapeutic as well. It will also help to attend classes or workshops or simply to discuss the subject with a friend. Knowledge is essential.
Libra [Sept. 23 – Oct. 23] – You should be feeling especially strong and healthy today. The drive to exercise, particularly if you do it alone and outdoors, is likely to get the endorphins going and thus give you a natural high, which could lead to an increased level of inspiration and intuition. After you finish, it might be a good idea to sit in a park, preferably near water, to allow yourself to come down. Meditate and take a close look at your inner state.
Scorpio [Oct. 24 – Nov. 22] – Today, you might find yourself picking up uncanny telepathic messages from a friend who lives some distance from you. A telephone call might reveal that this person has just received some good news, and that they were just thinking of calling you! This probably won’t be the only ESP experience you have today. Your level of intuition is very high, so be prepared for some unusually strong psychic messages.
Sagittarius [Nov. 23 – Dec. 21] – Creative inspiration flows freely today, enabling you to channel it in more than one way. An opportunity to earn a sizable fee doing something artistic could come your way. Spiritual or metaphysical studies may be involved. This might represent the attainment of a long-term goal you’ve been striving to reach, and therefore you’re apt to be rather excited about it. Tonight, go out and celebrate your success with your friends.
Capricorn [Dec. 22 – Jan. 20] – Usually you prefer to approach events with a practical and scientific attitude, but today you’re feeling especially intuitive and more aware of the other worlds, so it might be difficult to hang on to your usual mindset. Some uncomfortable feelings you’ve had about events in the news could prove to be accurate, which might be a bit disconcerting. Remember that there is so much in the universe that can’t be explained through logic or science!
Aquarius [Jan. 21 – Feb. 18] – If you’ve been thinking about taking up the study of astrology, numerology, alchemy, or any other occult science, this is the day to get started. Scientific adherence to facts and rules combines with enhanced telepathic abilities to bring about a burgeoning skill in such fields. Look up some friends who share your interest and arrange to attend a class or workshop on whatever subject appeals to you the most. At day’s end your mind could be spinning!
Pisces [Feb. 19 – March 20] – Some rather intense and vivid dreams could inspire you to embark on some in-depth study of a subject that specifically interests you. This could involve the arts, philosophy, or metaphysics. Travel plans to one of the world’s great spiritual centres, such as Jerusalem, Glastonbury or Vrindavana, might be on your mind as a result. Your level of intuition is very high today, so whatever you dream of doing, give it some serious thought. It might be just what you need!
Aries [March 21 – April 20] – Romantic relationships take on a fairytale aura, bringing up the kind of desire, passion, and sense of unity associated with Lancelot and Guinevere. Therefore, this should be a wonderful day to schedule an intimate evening with a romantic partner. You could feel so much in tune with your friend that you may come with the same words at the same time. Enjoy this wonderful feeling, but don’t lose sight of reality.
Taurus [April 21 – May 21] – Today you might attend more than one group activity or social event involving spiritual or metaphysical matters. Your sense of intuition is very high, and your level of understanding is especially acute. Therefore, concepts that could be confusing at other times could seem as clear as a bell today. You might form strong bonds with others who are also present, and you might make plans to meet with them again in the future. Enjoy!
Gemini [May 22 – June 21] – Intellectual or artistic work could take up a lot of your time today. Your level of inspiration is high, and you’re apt to be full of ideas that others would find beneficial. You’re also likely to sense the thoughts and feelings of those around you before they themselves are consciously aware of them. This not only increases your career standing, it can help you in the love department. Enjoy your day!