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Posts Tagged ‘Veterans Day.’

Tar Heels, Spartans honor Veterans with game on board aircraft carrier

 

USS Franklin D. Roosevelt aircraft carrier (CV-42) in 1976-77 (photo by John Wilson US Navy via wikipedia commons)

College basketball powerhouses North Carolina and Michigan State honored Veterans Day with a game aboard the USS Carl Vinson at Coronado, California.

The theme, had the Tar Heels and the Spartans with U.S.A. on the back of their uniforms instead of the usual last names and also a camouflage design.

Afterwards the players gave their uniforms to members of the military.

With the Commander-In Chief, President Barack Obama watching, North Carolina beat Michigan State, 67-55 Friday night.

The Tar Heels used their height advantage led by Harrison Barnes scored 17 points and John Henson had a career-high nine blocked shots.

Draymond Green hauled down 18 rebounds to lead the Spartans.

 

Info compiled from North Carolina & Michigan State athletics

Aircraft carrier to host Spartans, Tar Heels in November

 

USS Nimitz Aircraft carrier (by Navy collection via Clker.com)

The San Diego Sports Commission has announced that the Michigan State Spartans and North Carolina Tar Heels will play a basketball game in the Carrier Classic on Veterans Day.

The game will be the first NCAA basketball game to be played aboard an aircraft carrier.

Organizers of the game haven’t said which aircraft carrier will be the host of the November 11 game.

clipart courtesy of Clker.com

compiled from staff, Radio & TV news

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS FOR: Thursday November 11, 2010, Almanac & Celebrity Birthdays

DAILY ALMANACS

Thursday, November 11, Veterans Day and the 315th day of 2010. With 50 days remaining.

HISTORICAL HIGHLIGHTS ON THIS DATE

Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ceremony took place on this date in 1921 ( courtesy of John Collier, U.S. Library of Congress via Wikipedia Commons)

* On November 11, 1918, fighting in World War I came to an end with the signing of an armistice between the Allies and Germany.

* In 1620, 41 Pilgrims aboard the Mayflower, anchored off Massachusetts, signed a compact calling for a “body politick.”

* In 1831, former slave Nat Turner, who had led a violent insurrection, was executed in Jerusalem, Virginia.

* In 1921, the remains of an unidentified U.S. service member were interred in the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetary in a ceremony presided over by President Warren G. Harding.

* In 1966, Gemini 12 blasted off from Cape Kennedy with astronauts James A. Lovell and Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin, Jr. aboard.

* In 1990, Stormie Jones, the world’s first heart-liver transplant recipient, died at a Pittsburgh hospital at age 13.

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

85 Jonathan Winters, comedian, who is from Dayton, Ohio.

83 Mose Allison, Jazz singer-musician.

59 Fuzzy Zoeller, golfer.

50 Stanley Tucci, actor.

48 Demi Moore, actress.

46 Calista Flockhart, actress.

36 Leonardo DiCaprio, actor.