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March 22, 2011
★~Today’s Quote: Some people skate to the puck. I skate to where the puck is going to be. ~Wayne Gretzky
★~ Stanley Cup Day: In 1894, play-off competition for the coveted hockey award known as Lord Stanley’s Cup began. Montreal and Ottawa played for the first championship honors on this day. Montreal took home the trophy.
★~ Today in History:
♥~ 1965 – 1965 Bob Dylan’s album “Bringing It All Back Home,” his first featuring electric guitar, was released.
♥~ 1980 – Pink Floyd started a 4-week run in the #1 slot on the pop charts with their smash, Another Brick in the Wall. When the boys popped open their gold record and threw it on the stereo, they heard Flowers on the Wall by the Statler Brothers. Legend has it that they ordered a pizza and played it over and over for hours (the record, not the pizza).
♥~ 1997 – Puff Daddy featuring Mase hit #1 in the U.S. with Can’t Nobody Hold Me Down: “I get the feelin sometimes they make me wonder; Why you wanna take us under; Why you wanna take us under. Can’t nobody take my pride; Can’t nobody hold me down.. Oh no; I got to keep on movin.”
♥~ 1908 – Louis L’Amour American best-selling author of more than 100 books
♥~ 1931 – William Shatner Emmy Award-winning actor: The Practice , Boston Legal ; Star Trek, Rescue 9-1-1, T.J. Hooker
♥~ 1940 – Dave Keon Hockey Hall of Famer: NHL: Toronto Maple Leafs [Rookie of the Year; 1961/Lady Byng Trophy: 1962, 1963/Stanley Cup playoff MVP: 1967], Hartford Whalers
♥~ 1948 – Andrew Lloyd Webber composer: Jesus Christ Superstar, Hair, Cats, Phantom of the Opera
♥~ 1947- James Patterson, Author of thriller novels.
♥~ 1976 – Reese Witherspoon Academy Award-winning actress: Walk the Line ; Freeway, Pleasantville, Cruel Intentions, American Psycho, Legally Blonde, Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde, The Importance of Being Earnest
★~ Did You Know: Stanley Cup Trivia
♥~ The Stanley Cup is the oldest professional sports competition in North America.
♥~ The original trophy Stanley Cup Trophy cost $48.67.
♥ ~ The teams with the most Stanley Cup titles since 1927 include the Detroit Red Wings (9) and Toronto Maple Leafs (11), with the Montreal Canadiens outdistancing the rest of the NHL (24 championship trophies).
♥~ Larry Robinson holds the record for playing in the most Stanley Cup games (203 for Montreal and 24 for the LA Kings).