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What’s Happening Today – January 24, 2020
HP Ladies Bonspiel [Day 1 of 3].
Prayer Shawl Knitting at HP St. Mark’s Church at 10 a.m.
Free Play at HP CRC Office 10 a.m.-noon.
HP AA meets at the HP Church of the Nazarene at 7:30 p.m.
Today’s Local Birthdays – High Prairie – January 24, 2020
Today’s Local Birthdays – Faust – January 24, 2020
Today’s Celebrity Birthdays – January 24, 2020
76 – Hadrian, Builder of Hadrian’s Wall
1712 – Jan. 24, Frederick the Great, King of Prussia
1883 – Estelle Winwood, Miracle on 34 Street actress
1913 – Mark Goodson, TV game show producer
1918 – Oral Roberts, American Televangelist
1920 – Jerry Maren, The Wizard of Oz actor
1924 – Marvin Kaplan, Alice actor [Henry]
1933 – Zeke Carey, Go, Johnny, Go singer
1939 – Ray Stevens, The Streak singer
1941 – Neil Diamond, Sweet Caroline singer
1943 – Sharon Tate, Valley of the Dolls actress
1944 – David Gerrold, Star Trek writer
1946 – Michael Ontkean, Slap Shot actor
1949 – John Belushi, Saturday Night Live actor
1951 – Yakov Smirnoff, Russian comedian
1968 – Mary Lou Retton, American gymnast
1974 – Kristy Sargeant, Canadian figure skater
1976 – Shae-Lynn Bourne, Canadian figure skater
1979 – Tatyana M. Ali, Fresh Prince Bel Air actress
This Day in Local History – January 24, 2020
Jan. 24, 1914: The Grouard News reports a temporary pile bridge at the Athabasca River south is near completion and the first train will reach Sawridge in 30 days.
Jan. 24, 1914: The Grouard News interviews Grouard Mayor A.C. LaRiviere who says council must get tough on taxpayers who refuse to pay.
Jan. 24, 1972: About 100 of Kinuso School’s 126 students stage a quiet sitdown strike to protest the dismissal of principal Baldev Parmar. About half stage a sitdown while half stay home. HPSD Supt. Fred Dumont says Parmar was relieved due to his “inability to function effectively”. Parmar planned to appeal his dismissal. A hearing is held in a courtroom in February that upholds the HPSD’s decision to dismiss him.
Jan. 24, 1973: Over 300 Kinuso and area residents sign a petition to have a nurse brought in to serve the area.
Jan. 24, 1973: High Prairie Regals’ player Ken Matthews leads the NPHL in penalty minutes with 124. Peace River’s Al Hebert is second with 52 minutes.
Jan. 24, 1975: The High Prairie Chamber of Commerce meets and demands that Lilly’s Cafe be torn down citing it as a fire hazard and an eyesore.
Jan. 24, 1990: South Peace News reports the worst outbreak of whooping cough in 30 years grips the High Prairie area.
Jan. 24, 1990: HPSD leaves the distribution of religious materials to individual schools.
Jan. 24, 1998: Ted Wong reopens the Orion Restaurant after extensive renovations.
Jan. 24, 2001: High Prairie residents are angered at soaring gas prices. Some residents saw their bills increase by over $200 per month.
Jan. 24, 2007: High Prairie town council passes a $1 million borrowing bylaw for the Gordon Buchanan Recreation Complex.
Jan. 24, 2018: Big Lakes County is updated on the cleanup at the Faust Osmose site at its meeting by Alberta Environment and Parks.
This Day in World History – January 24, 2020
41 – Caligula assassinated; Claudius succeeds as Roman Emperor.
1722 – Tsar Peter the Great begins civil system.
1848 – James Marshall finds gold in Sutter’s Mill: California Gold Rush.
1857 – University of Calcutta founded; 1st full-fledged U in South Asia.
1862 – Romanian principality arises; Bucharest proclaimed its capital.
1899 – Rubber heel for boots or shoes patented by Humphrey O’Sullivan.
1900 – Newcastle Badminton Club, world’s oldest, forms in England.
1908 – Robert Baden-Powell publishes “Scouting for Boys” [Scout Movement].
1922 – Eskimo Pie ice cream treat patented by Christian K. Nelson of Iowa.
1924 – Russian city of St. Petersburg renamed Leningrad.
1925 – Moving picture of a solar eclipse taken from dirigible.
1935 – 1st canned beer, “Krueger’s Cream Ale” sold by Krueger Brewing Co.
1940 – “The Grapes of Wrath” starring Henry Fonda, Jane Darwell released.
1943 – Adolf Hitler orders German troops at Stalingrad to fight to death.
1958 – Atoms bashed together; 1st man-made nuclear fusion.
1962 – Brian Epstein signs management contract with the Beatles.
1972 – Japan’s Sgt. Shoichi Yokoi found in Guam jungle; hiding since WW II.
1984 – Apple Computer unveils its Macintosh personal computer.
1986 – Voyager 2 makes 1st fly-by of Uranus [81,593 km], finds new moons.
2011 – At least 35 die, 180 injured in a bombing at Moscow’s airport.
2016 – TV drama “The X-Files” returns after 13 years.
Today’s Horoscopes – January 24, 2020
Cancer [June 22 – July 22] – Your opinions are apt to be strong today and you may feel on top of the world. Remember, however, there are other people who share the world with you, so don’t disregard them as you plow though the day. Expressing your thoughts should be no problem, but expressing your emotions could be a whole different matter. Don’t push it if it doesn’t feel right to share them with others at this time.
Leo [July 23 – Aug. 23] – Realize you may be controlling other people’s actions without even consciously knowing it. This is one of those days in which emotional outbursts could explode in your face as a result of other people’s reactions to your pressure. Don’t feel like you need to take on the responsibility of everyone else’s actions. You may be having a hard enough time dealing with your own personal issues.
Virgo [Aug. 24 – Sept. 22] – Beware of unexpected circumstances today. The good news is that your flexible attitude is perfectly suited to deal with the twists and turns that this day is likely to offer. While other people may get upset when their plans go awry, you’ll find you can surf the waves easily and turn any situation into a positive one, regardless of the way in which you planned things to work out originally.
Libra [Sept. 23 – Oct. 23] – Come out of your shell today and try not to be so aloof. You will never find the exact path you want to be on until you explore the different options. The good news is that you should be feeling quite strong emotionally, giving you the confidence to approach people with authority, thereby earning their respect and faith in whatever project you’re involved with now.
Scorpio [Oct. 24 – Nov. 22] – You may be wondering why everyone is getting so touchy when you see this as being just a normal day. Cut other people some slack when you think they aren’t wearing as big a smile as you are. If you want people to trust you, you need to prove that you can bring yourself to the same level they’re on. Show a greater understanding of other people’s needs.
Sagittarius [Nov. 23 – Dec. 21] – It could be that you don’t feel as if you can begin your day until you’ve made it clear to someone that you have an issue that needs to be dealt with. You have a greater amount of emotional strength than usual, and you’ll find it’s important that you hold on to this feeling against all odds. Other people may try to strike you down with their words, but pay attention to what they’re saying. Are they really focusing on the facts or just blasting you with their opinions?
Capricorn [Dec. 22 – Jan. 20] – Don’t let another person’s small, thoughtless comment ruin your entire day. People may be a bit stingy with everything from money to emotions to time spent with loved ones. The more you tell someone else they’re wrong, the more that person is going to reject your advice. In general, this is a good time to simply stay out of other people’s way.
Aquarius [Jan. 21 – Feb. 18] – You may be feeling a bit tired and worn out lately. Don’t push yourself to do things when you know that your body needs rest. It could be extremely tempting to roll with the crowd and participate in all the fun. You don’t want to miss out on a single thing going on around you. Resist the temptation to disregard the important messages that are coming from your body. Slow down.
Pisces [Feb. 19 – March 20] – Don’t fritter away your time with a person who isn’t going to change his or her mind about something. This is one of those days in which you may end up wasting your time and everyone else’s by continuing to insist that things be done a certain way. If you want to do something your way, then do it. If someone else wants to do something his or her way, then let that person do it.
Aries [March 21 – April 20] – More than likely there is a person in your world who desperately wants to get closer to you. Conflict is apt to arise tonight if you don’t open up and let this person in a bit closer. It could be that you’re quick to snap back with a forceful opinion, but be careful you don’t scare them away entirely. This person wants to share more of an intimate space with you, but perhaps they just don’t know how.
Taurus [April 21 – May 21] – It may be easy for you to show up at a party or answer the phone when you know that it’s your best friend calling with good news, but where are you when the going gets rough? Make sure you show your support to people in all situations. Don’t be just a fair-weather friend. Your loyalty to others may be tested today when conflict arises and tempers get high.
Gemini [May 22 – June 21] – Realize your inner state of mind is quite apparent to people just by the look on your face. Don’t think you can hide things from others, especially today. You’re better off just saying how you feel even if you think someone may be put off by it. Your emotional state should be strong, so use this to your advantage.