Monday, July 11, 2011

TODAY IN HISTORY JULY 11

THE HISTORY OF JULY 11
WORLD EVENTS
Today is National Blueberry Muffin Day
1533  Henry VIII was excommunicated by the Catholic Church
1742  Ben Franklin invented the Franklin Stove
1767  The 6th U.S. President John Quincy Adams was born
1798  U.S. Marine Corps was re-established by Congress – the Continental Marines had fought during the Revolutionary War but had been disbanded
1804  Vice President Aaron Burr mortally wounded Alexander Hamilton in a pistol duel in New Jersey
1920  Actor Yul Brynner was born – “The King and I”
1934  Fashion designer Giorgio Armani was born
1936  The Triborough Bridge opened – linked Manhattan, Bronx, and Queens
1937  Composer George Gershwin died
1943  Himmler ordered the liquidation of the Polish ghetto
1952  Republicans nominated Dwight Eisenhower for President and Richard Nixon for Vice President
1953  “Amos ‘n Andy” last aired on TV – started on radio in 1929
1955  U.S. Air Force Academy was dedicated in Colorado
1955  President Eisenhower signed a bill requiring the use of “In God We Trust” on all paper money
1964  Queen Elizabeth invited the Beatles to her birthday party – they attended
1975  Rapper Lil’ Kim was born
1975  Archeologists discovered an army of 8,000 life size clay figures in China that had been created over 2,000 years ago
1977  The Medal of Freedom was awarded posthumously to Martin Luther King Jr.
1978  The 24 hour Hula-Hoop record was set by Christa Tybus
1989  Actor Lawrence Olivier died
2006  Terrorist attacks in Bombay, India killed 160 and injured about 460
2007  The wife of President Johnson, “Lady Bird” Johnson, died
2008  Oil hits an all time high of $147 per barrel
SPORTS HISTORY on JULY 11
2004  Expos beat Pirates 2-1 – Scott Downs is the first left handed Montreal starter to win for Montreal in 500 games (Matt Blank 6/21/01)
2003  Pirates Randall Simon is suspended and fined for hitting one of the Milwaukee sausage mascots with a bat during the sausage race on July 9
2002  Marlins trade Ryan Dempster – they are left with 15,000 Dempster bobble heads that they had scheduled as a promotion
2000  Derek Jeter goes 3 for 3 in All-Star game and is named MVP
1996  Curt Schilling of Philadelphia beats the Expos 3-2 – ends club record
straight road losses
1989  Bo Jackson wins All-Star MVP
1987  Cal Ripken’s brother Billy joins the Orioles lineup – father Cal Ripken Sr. is first to manage two sons in MLB                                   
1985  Nolan Ryan strikes out his 4,000th batter – 1st to do so – ends with 5,714
1978  Vida Blue starts the All-Star game for the NL – 1st pitcher ever to start both NL and Al (1971 and 1975)
1972  Cubs Billy Williams goes 8 for 8 in a double header – will go 3 for 5 and 4 for 5 in his next two games
1968  Earl Weaver manages his 1st game for the Orioles
1968  Cubs pitcher Bill Hand sets MLB record by striking out in 14 consecutive at bats
1950  Ted Williams fractures his elbow in the All-Star game
1914  Babe Ruth debuts with the Red Sox – struck out his first time at bat, but pitches the win over Cleveland 4-3
#1 SONGS on JULY 11
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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