Wednesday March 3rd

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

Scientists have discovered how to scan brain activity and convert what people are seeing or remembering into crude video images.




The first ever organized indoor game of ice hockey is played in Montreal, Canada as recorded in The Montreal Gazette, they used a wooden puck.

Believe it or not, it ended in a fight. This fighting was not between the on-ice combatants, rather, it was between the hockey players and spectators and members of the Skating Club. Turf War!

According to the Kingston, Ontario Daily British Newspaper "Shins and heads were battered, benches smashed and the lady spectators fled in confusion."



University of Toronto doctors Frederick Banting and Charles Best officially announces their team's discovery of insulin.



Pierre Elliott Trudeau succeeds Joe Clark as Prime Minister



Statistics Canada confirms that Canada entered a recession in 1982.



Los Angles Police officers are filmed beating black motorist Rodney King with nightsticks. Television news stations repeatedly air the film nationwide. Four whites are charged with the beating on March 15, and when they are found not guilty, Los Angeles erupts in riot.



Belgian brewer Interbrew and Brazilian rival AmBev agree to merge in a $11.2 billion deal that forms InBev, the world's largest brewer.



Mayerthorpe Incident: James Roszko murders four Royal Canadian Mounted Police constables during a drug bust at his property in Rochfort Bridge, Alberta, then commits suicide. It is the deadliest peace-time incident for the RCMP since 1885 and the North-West Rebellion.



Steve Fossett becomes the first person to fly an airplane non-stop around the world solo without refueling.




National news headlines:

The massive 8.8 earthquake that struck Chile may have changed the entire Earth's rotation and shortened the length of days on our planet, a NASA scientist said Monday.

The quake, the seventh strongest earthquake in recorded history, hit Chile Saturday and should have shortened the length of an Earth day by 1.26 microseconds, according to research scientist Richard Gross at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif. One microsecond is one-millionth of a second long.

The computer model used by Gross and his colleagues to determine the effects of the Chile earthquake effect also found that it should have moved Earth's figure axis by about 3 inches






James Doohan –wb80- was a Canadian character and voice actor best known for his role as Montgomery "Scotty" Scott in the television and film series Star Trek.

once labeled the "craziest pilot in the Canadian Air Forces." A story from his flying years tells of Doohan slaloming a plane between mountainside telegraph poles to prove it could be done, which earned him a serious reprimand.


Alexander Graham Bell born in 1847- as an eminent scientist, inventor, engineer and innovator who is credited with inventing the first practical telephone.


Jessica Biel –28- The Illusionist, I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry and Valentine's Day and the long-running family-drama series 7th Heaven.



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