France put a cat in space October 18, 1963. Félicette rode a Véronique rocket on a suborbital flight from the Hammaguira Blandine launch pad in Algeria to an altitude of 96 miles, and came back. Source.
What did they used to make in Alloa? Beer! Source.
Morton visit the Wasps. Alloa are coming off a win against Raith Rovers Tuesday, which means Morton stand a chance of retaking fourth place with a win and favourable results in the Dumbarton vs QoS, and St Mirren vs Raith games today. A win for Alloa will put the Wasps in contact with the pack trying to evade relegation.
[Match abandoned after 70 minutes due to snow. Alloa were leading 1 - 0.]
This is the second Saturday running that Queen of the South visit Dumbarton. The Sons won last weekend's Scottish Cup match 2 - 1. [Postponed due to frost.]
It's the Scottish Junior Cup, Round Four. Let's watch:
Kelty Hearts [8 - 0] Renfrew
Auchinleck Talbot [postponed] Cumnock Juniors
Linlithgow Rose [postponed] Irvine Meadow XI
Hurlford United [postponed] Dalkeith Thistle
SPFL clubs by year of foundation:
1867 Queen's Park
1872 Dumbarton; Rangers
1874 Morton; Hamilton Academical; Hearts
1876 Falkirk; Partick Thistle
1877 Clyde; St. Mirren
1878 Arbroath; Alloa Athletic
1881 Berwick Rangers; East Stirlingshire; Cowdenbeath
1882 Albion Rovers
1883 Raith Rovers
1884 Stenhousemuir; St. Johnstone
1885 Dunfermline Athletic; Forfar Athletic
1893 Elgin City; Dundee
1903 East Fife; Aberdeen
1906 Brechin City
1909 Dundee United
1910 Ayr United
1919 Queen of the South
1929 Ross County
1942 Annan Athletic
1945 Stirling Albion
1994 Inverness Caledonian Thistle
Queen's Park and Kilmarnock are the genuine Old Firm. But they seem to have wasted the 19th Century, playing each other only twice in competitions that anyone has heard of today: in the 1886-87 Scottish Cup, Round Six, Queen's Park beat Kilmarnock 0 - 5; in the 1892-93 Scottish Cup, Round Two, Queen's Park thrashed Killie 0 - 8.
You could sort the clubs into three divisions: Division One, founded in the 1860s and 1870s (16 teams); Division Two, founded in the 1880s and 1890s (14 teams); and Division Three, founded in the 20th and 21st Centuries (12 teams).
It's the beginning of the second half in the Turkish tier two (or Ptt 1. Lig) where our guys Karşıyaka play. They are currently in last place and must have a major turnaround if they are to avoid the drop. Karşıyaka [1 - 2] Adana Demirspor.
In the Hero I-League: Mohun Bagan [4 - 2] Salgaocar. Salgaocar are based in the former Portuguese colony of Gao, and one of India's few soccer hotbeds.
Late one morning toward the end of the month, Taeko appeared again. Sachiko was listening to the radio.
"Yukiko?" Taeko pulled a chair up to the fire.
"She has gone to Dr. Kushida's."
"Yes." Sachiko had been taking down recipes said to be good for the season. Now someone was reciting a Nō play.
"Would you turn it off, please, Koi-san?"
"Wait. Look at Bell." Taeko pointed her jaw at the cat, asleep by Sachiko's feet.
Bell was drowsing happily in the warmth from the stove. Taeko had noticed that its ears twitched at each drum beat. Only the ears were affected, it seemed, by a reflex of no concern to the rest of the cat.
"What do you suppose does it?"
They watched, fascinated, as the ears twitched an accompaniment to the Nō, and when the Nō was finished Taeko turned off the radio.
Junichirō Tanizaki, The Makioka Sisters, page 385.