Bobby Hull, Hockey Player

January 3, 2012 by staff 

Bobby Hull, Hockey PlayerBobby Hull, Hockey Player, Today: is the third day of 2012. There are 363 days left in the year.

On this date

In 1777, Gen. George Washington’s army routed the British in the Battle of Princeton, N.J.

In 1938, the March of Dimes campaign to fight polio was organized.

In 1967, Jack Ruby, the man who shot and killed accused presidential assassin Lee Harvey Oswald, died in a Dallas hospital.

Today’s birthdays

Record producer Sir George Martin is 86. Actor Dabney Coleman is 80. Hockey Hall-of-Famer Bobby Hull is 73. Actress Victoria Principal is 62. NFL quarterback Eli Manning is 31.

The sun sets 4:46 p.m. today, rises 7:25 a.m. Wednesday.

The moon sets 2:13 a.m. today, rises 1:08 p.m. Wednesday. It is three days after the first quarter.

100 years ago today

1912: “According to the financial statement given out by the Lafayette College Athletic Association, every branch of athletics at Lafayette during 1911 was profitable. The larger amount of revenue came from football, which netted $1,917.03 on receipts of $14,685.69. The profit from baseball was $157.24 on receipts of $4,464.55. The track events, usually run at a loss, this year netted $10.50 on receipts of $687.75. The Athletic Association has proposed to build a new running track, which will cost $500, and to complete the covered grandstand at a cost of $1,400.”

^ Too cold to work: “Owing to the coldness of the building this morning, the employees of the Continental Silk Mill in this place (Phillipsburg) were obliged to lay off for the day. When the employees arrived they were unable to find the watchman. After standing around in the cold for some time it was decided to close down for the day.”

50 years ago today

1962: The price is right: “Al Terry, of Bayonne, N.J., has had numerous nibbles at his offer to sell a two-family house for 69 cents, but no one has really gone for the deal hook, line and sinker. The low, low sale price, of course, is only the bait. The hook it covers is that the buyer must agree to move the house off Terry’s property at his own expense. Terry owns a supermarket next door to the 50-year-old house. He wants to use the land on which the building stands as a parking lot for his customers. Last Saturday, he nailed a large sign to the front porch which read: ‘Why pay more-house for sale-69 cents.’ Terry, who bought the 14-room house last July for $20,000, says he will have it torn down if there are no buyers.”

25 years ago today

1987: Fighting to take a drag: “Warren County Vocational-Technical students petitioned the board of education to restore their smoking privileges, contending the ban imposed by the board is discriminatory and infringes on their rights.” A student spokeswoman “presented the board with a petition signed by 165 signatures, about half the student body, asking that students 16 and older be permitted to smoke with parental permission during their free time in a parking area between the academic and shop sections of the school. If students can’t smoke, she contended, teachers should be denied the privilege.”

Quote of the day

“Not all who wander are lost.” — J.R.R. Tolkien, English author (born this date in 1892, died in 1973).

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