Tiny Thompson (1903–1981) was a Canadian professional ice hockey
goaltender. He played 12 seasons in the National Hockey League (NHL),
first for the Boston Bruins, and later for the Detroit Red Wings. A
four-time Vezina Trophy winner, Thompson was inducted into the Hockey
Hall of Fame in 1959. He was a member of one Stanley Cup-winning team,
as a rookie in the 1928–29 season with the Boston Bruins. At the start
of the 1938–39 season, after ten full seasons with Boston, he was
traded to the Detroit Red Wings, where he completed the season, and
played another full one before retiring. During his NHL career, he
recorded 81 shutouts, the sixth highest of any goaltender. After
retiring from playing, he coached lower-league teams before becoming a
noted professional scout. Thompson helped popularize the technique of
catching the puck as a method of making a save. A competent
puckhandler, he was the first goaltender in the NHL to record an assist
by passing the puck with his stick to a fellow player.
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Today's selected anniversaries:
New York City's Brooklyn Bridge, at the time the longest suspension
bridge in the world, was opened.
Arab–Israeli War: After five days of fighting, Egyptian forces finally
captured the Israeli kibbutz Yad Mordechai after the defenders had
Cordón Caulle in the Andes of Ranco Province, Chile, began to erupt,
less than two days after the Valdivia earthquake struck the region.
On the Kola Peninsula in Russia, drilling began on the Kola Superdeep
Borehole, eventually reaching 12,262 metres (40,230 ft), making it the
deepest hole ever drilled and the deepest artificial point on the
In a wine competition in Paris, French judges shocked the wine industry
by rating California wines higher than French ones .
Wiktionary's word of the day:
A peasants' revolt
Wikiquote quote of the day:
How many times must a man look up
Before he can see the sky?
Yes, 'n' how many ears must one man have
Before he can hear people cry?
Yes, 'n' how many deaths will it
take till he knows
That too many people have died?
The answer, my friend, is blowin'
in the wind,
The answer is blowin' in the wind.