March 22, 2011: Stanley Cup Day

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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:

♥~ 1767 Joseph Priestly invented carbonated water as he created the first drinkable man-made glass of soda water on this day in Leeds, England.

♥~ 1965 – 1965 Bob Dylan’s album “Bringing It All Back Home,” his first featuring electric guitar, was released.

♥~ 1980Pink 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).

♥~ 1997Puff 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.”

★~Born Today:

♥~ 1908 – Louis L’Amour American best-selling author of more than 100 books

♥~ 1920 – Ross Martin (Martin Rosenblatt) actor: The Wild Wild West, Dying Room Only; died Jul 3, 1981

♥~ 1931William Shatner Emmy Award-winning actor: The Practice [2004], Boston Legal [2005]; 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 [2005]; 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).

6 thoughts on “March 22, 2011: Stanley Cup Day

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  2. Dave Keon, the great Maple Leaf, number 14. He was the fastest skater in his day. The Lady Byng Trophy is for gentlemanly play. Yes, there are hockey players who play the game like gentlemen. Lord Stanley’s Cup belongs to the Chicago Blackhawks until some other team takes it away from them. It will be tough for the Hawks to keep it, because one of their best players is now injured, and they are not saying yet how bad he’s hurt. he Blackhawks came really close to winning the Cup in the early 1970s, but were beaten in the final round. If I’m not mistaken, it was the Montreal Canadiens who beat them both times,

  3. These tidbits are such fun. I love dropping them into conversations at work and if I have a chance to read El Morno before the kids go to school. I often tell them what “today is.” I have been meaning to, “drop you a comment” and let you know my daughter got extra credit for telling her teacher it was pi day! 8)

    Thanks Kb!

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