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It's your birthday.
It's your birthday.

Happy Birthday to an awesome person! May you have the greatest day ever. [You know who you are.]

Blues News:

Hockey News:

  • On this day in 1909, Robert Peary and Matthew Henson reach the North Pole. The Stars and Avs freeze, and the Sharks are in the Playoffs. [Fear The Fin]
  • On this day in 1199, King Richard I of England dies from an infection following the removal of an arrow from his shoulder. I'm surprised he isn't hit with a chair . . . [Puck Daddy]
  • On this day in 1974, ABBA win the 19th annual Eurovision Song Contest in Brighton with Waterloo. My head hurts, but not quite like these guys. [CBC Sports]
  • On this day in 1929, Huey P. Long Governor of Louisiana is impeached by the Louisiana House of Representatives. It looks like the people believe Luongo has committed great crimes against the Canucks and Cory Schneider is waaaay better. [Vancouver Sun]
  • On this day in 1580, One of the largest earthquakes recorded in the history of England, Flanders, or Northern France, takes place. I guess Kyle Wellwood falls and breaks his ankle then, too. [Calgary Herald]
  • On this day in 1865, Confederate General Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia fights its last major battle while in retreat from Richmond, Virginia. Just like the Sabres final push last night. [Democrat and Chronicle]
  • On this day in 1652, Dutch sailor Jan van Riebeeck establishes a resupply camp that eventually becomes Cape Town to prevent scurvy for his sailors and create beer. Many years later, the restocked Panthers are celebrating their Playoff spot. [Puck Daddy]
  • On this day in 46 BC, Julius Caesar defeats Caecilius Metellus Scipio and Marcus Porcius Cato (Cato the Younger) in the battle of Thapsus. Also, Dwayne Roloson was born. [The Hockey News]


On this day in 1988, this song is super popular.