Tuesday February 16th

Today’s Word: It is unlucky to point at the new Moon or view any Moon over your shoulder.




Howard Carter opens King Tut's tomb, revealing one of the most well-preserved treasures from the ancient world. While it has been frequently reported that a curse killed 13 of the 20 people present at the opening of the tomb, there was no curse and no unusual death patterns occurred.



Canadians granted Canadian citizenship after 80 years of being British subjects. Prime Minister William Lyon Mackenzie King becomes the first Canadian citizen.



Fidel Castro is sworn in as President For Life of Cuba.



In Haleyville, Alabama, the first 9-1-1 emergency telephone system goes into service.



Pierre Trudeau, under opposition attack in the Commons, utters an apparently unparliamentary expression that he later describes as 'fuddle-duddle.'



Garth Brooks greets Melinda and Ricky Huffman at the Charleston Coliseum, in West Virginia, with a raft of gifts, as his tour pulls in its 2 millionth customer. The couple gets a Chevy Tahoe and a Caribbean vacation.



The National Hockey League cancels the entire 2004-2005 regular season and playoffs, becoming the first major sports league in North America to do so over a labor dispute.

Texas Holdem’ becomes for more popular then ever expected.



A shortage of skilled labourers is stunting Swift Current’s growth.
Once you get them here, how do you hold onto them? It’s been a problem in Swift Current for quite some time.
Co-Chair of the Labour Attraction and Retention Committee, Karen Richmond, says they is a newly formed committee that hopes to find a solution to the problem.
She says Swift Current is seeing a shortage of skilled workers in construction, manufacturing and in the oil and gas industry.

We would find out that everyone was just restless because of hockey.





George Jones marries Tammy –41- six months after they announced the marriage


Lanny McDonald –57- Hanna Alberta native played for the Med Hat Tigers, Flames and Leafs. He turns 57, his mustache turns 47.


Station Manager Carla Congdon … Mrs. Congdon, turns a year younger today. You can do that when you’re boss dontchya know?



Link of the day: http://www.life.com/image/first/in-gallery/39892/vancouver-olympics-the-fan