Tuesday February 23rd

Something that we learned from 2009 that may have come as a surprise:

One mutated gene is the reason humans have language, and chimpanzees, our closest relative, do not.




Carrie Underwood is coming to Saskatoon on June 20th with


Sons of Sylvia and Craig Morgan!!! 


Tickets are on sale now at ticketmaster.ca or charge by phone


1-800-970-7328 or 306-938-7800


Today in History


Ottawa's hockey club refuses to go to Toronto to play in the second annual Stanley Cup game, so the Cup is awarded to the Montreal AAA (Amateur Athletic Association) for the second time. Should have done this during the lock out.



Chicago attorney Paul Harris and three other businessmen meet for lunch to form the Rotary Club, the world's first service club. Swift Current has a Rotary club that puts on many great events including the Lobster Festival.



A legislative committee in Manitoba ordered the province's dentists to stop advertising "painless dentistry." Witnesses complained that their dental experiences were certainly not painless, and the committee agreed that such claims were misleading and possibly even fraudulent.



The first Japanese attack on the U.S. mainland occurs when an I-17 submarine fires 13 shells at an oil refinery near Goleta, Southern California. $500 damage was inflicted. It was not clear why this target was chosen until much later, when it was found that the commander of this particular submarine had visited the site in the 1930's and stumbled into a field of prickly pear cactus. Captain Nishino never forgave the ridicule he received from his American hosts that day.



World War II: During the Battle of Iwo Jima, a group of United States Marines and a U.S. Navy Corpsman, reach the top of Mount Suribachi on the island and are photographed raising the American flag. The photo would later win a Pulitzer Prize and become the model for the national USMC War Memorial.



First presentation of Juno Awards to honour the best Canadian recording artists; the award is named after CRTC Chairman and later CBC/SRC President Pierre Juneau.



Gulf War: Ground troops cross the Saudi Arabian border and enter Iraq.



Osama bin Laden declares jihad against all Jews and "Crusaders"; “Crusaders” of course refers to the people of Europe and the United States…everyone.






LeAnn Rimes marries dancer Dean Sheremet –8-. The couple met when both appeared on the Academy of Country Music awards the previous May


Steve Holy –38-. He earns a major hit with his ballad "Good Morning Beautiful" in 2001, returning to prominence five years later with the rambunctious "Brand New Girlfriend"


Dakota Fanning –16- appeared in high-profile films such as Man on Fire, War of the Worlds, and Charlotte's Web.

Youngest person ever to have been nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award.



Link of the day: http://www.photopumpkin.com/photo-blog/the-climax/