Sunday, July 10, 2011


Today is National Pick Blueberries Day and National Pina Colada Day
1776  Six days after the Declaration of Independence, a statue of King George III was torn down in NYC
1778  In support of the colonies, France declared war on England
1850  Millard Fillmore was sworn in as President following the death of Zachary Taylor
1890  Wyoming became the 44th state
1913  Highest temperature ever recorded in the U.S. at Death Valley – 134 degrees
1920  Newsman David Brinkley was born
1926  Actor Fred Gwynne was born – Herman Munster
1938  Howard Hughes aboard the “Yankee Clipper” begins the first passenger flight around the world – completed it in 91 hours
1940  During WWII, the Battle of Britain began as Nazi aircraft attacked England – lasted 114 days
1956  650,000 U.S. Steel workers went on strike
1973  The Bahamas gained independence from Great Britain after 300 years – they still remained part of the Commonwealth
1978  “World News Tonight” premiered on ABC
1980  Jessica Simpson was born
1985  Coca-Cola, after the disastrous launch of “New Coke”, said it would resume the sale of the old formula
1989  Mel Blanc, the voice of Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, and more, died
1991  Boris Yeltzin took office as the first elected President of Russia
1995  The defense opened its case in the OJ Simpson trial
2009  General Motors emerged from bankruptcy
2007  Ichiro Suzuki hits the 1st inside-the-park HR in All-Star history
1999  Randy Johnson suffers his 4th loss in a row – Arizona did not score a run in any of the 4 games
1984  Fernando Valenzuela and Dwight Gooden combine to strikeout 6 AL batters in a row in the All-Star game
1982  Rangers’ Lance Parrish ties MLB record with his 3rd grand slam of the week (July 4th and 7th)
1977  Red Sox tie MLB record by stranding 20 runners vs. Brewers, but they win anyway 8-5
1976  Johnny Miller (279) wins the 105th British Open
1975  Philadelphia 76ers sign George McGinnis after Commissioner Larry O’Brien voids the contract he had signed with the Knicks 6 weeks earlier
1971  Lee Trevino (278) wins the 100th British Open
1970  Reds shortstop Woodie Woodward hits his 1st and only HR in his 1,672nd at bat
1965  Juan Marichal gets his 14th win and 7th shutout of the season
1964  Jesus Alou of SF gets 6 hits in a game vs. the Cubs – all off a different pitcher
1953  Ben Hogan (282) wins the British Open
1951  Sugar Ray Robinson loses his middleweight title in an upset to Randy Turpin – will beat him to win it back
1943  Arthur Ashe was born
1934  In the 2nd annual All-Star game, Carl Hubbell strikes out 5 future Hall of Famers – Ruth, Gehrig, Foxx in the 1st and Al Simmons and Joe Cronin in the 2nd inning
1921  Jake LaMotta was born
#1 SONGS on JULY 10
1961  Tossin’ and Turnin’ – Bobby Lewis
1962  Roses Are Red – Bobby Vinton
1964  I Get Around – The Beach Boys
1965  (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction – The Rolling Stones
1968  This Guy’s in Love with You – Herb Alpert
1969  In the Year 2525 – Zager & Evans
1970  Mama Told Me Not to Come – Three Dog Night
1971  It’s Too Late/I Feel the Earth Move – Carole King
1972  Lean on Me – Bill Withers
1973  Will It Go Round in Circles – Billy Preston
1975  Love Will Keep Us Together – The Captain & Tennille
1976  Afternoon Delight – The Standard Vocal Band
1978  Shadow Dancing – Andy Gibb
1979  Bad Girls – Donna Summer
1980  Coming Up (Live at Glasgow) – Paul McCartney
1981  Bette Davis Eyes – Kim Carnes
1982  Don’t You Want Me – The Human League
1983  Every Breathe You Take – The Police
1984  When Doves Cry – Prince
1986  Holding Back the Tears – Simply Red
1989  If You Don’t Know Me by Now – Simply Red
1990  Step by Step – New Kids on the Block
1991  Rush Rush – Paula Abdul
1992  Baby Got Back – Sir Mix-a-Lot
1994  I Swear – All-4-One
1995  Waterfalls – TLC
1998  The Boy is Mine – Brandy & Monica

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