Thursday, July 14, 2011


Today is National Grand Marnier Day
1789  Bastille Day – tens of thousands of citizens storm the Bastille, the prison used to hold political prisoners – began the onset of the French Revolution
1798  The Sedition Act was passed by Congress – became a crime to write or utter false or malicious statements about the President or the government
1845  A fire in NYC destroyed over 1,000 buildings
1850  Ice made by a refrigerator was demonstrated for the first time – James Harrison of Australia designed an ice making machine
1868  The tape measure was patented by Alvin Fellows
1881  Billy the Kid was shot and killed in New Mexico
1910  Animator William Hanna was born – Hanna Barbara
1912  Folk singer Woody Guthrie was born
1913  The 38th President Gerald Ford was born
1918  Filmmaker Ingmar Bergman was born
1927  Newsman John Chancellor was born
1938  Howard Hughes returned to NYC after flying around the world in 3 days/19hours/17minutes – a record
1964  The U.S. sends 600 troops to Vietnam
1966  Eight student nurses were killed by Richard Speck at their group residence in Chicago
1976  Jimmy Carter won the Democrat Presidential nomination in NYC
1986  Richard Miller became the first FBI agent convicted of espionage
1986  The wreck of the Titanic was filmed for the 1st time
1989  Bond movie “License to Kill” premiered in the U.S. – 16th James Bond movie
1997  OJ Simpson’s mansion was auctioned for $2.6 million
2008  Anheuser-Busch was taken over by Belgian beer maker InBev in a $52 billion deal
2008  Josh Hamilton hits 28 HRs in the 1st round of the Home Run Derby
2002  Royals Raul Ibanez has 7 RBI in the first 2 innings – grand slam and 3 run HR
2002  NYY Mariano Rivera gives up a 2 out 9th inning grand slam to Indians Bill Selby and loses 10-7
1997  Rickey Henderson steals his 1,200th base – ends with 1,406
1995  LA Dodgers Ramon Martinez no hits Florida – gave up one walk
1994  Ozzie Smith becomes all time shortstop assist leader – moves pass Luis Aparicio
1992  AL beats NL 13-6 in All-Star game – get record 19 hits
1988  Ken Griffey gets his 2,000th hit
1988  Mike Schmidt moves pass Mickey Mantle with his 537th HR
1978  Houston reliever Ken Forsch gets both wins in a double header vs. Montreal
1977  Carl Yastrzemski gets his 2,655th hit – moves pass Ted Williams as Red Sox all time leader – ends with 3,419                                             
1974  Rangers Billy Martin is ejected from both games of a double header
1973  Tom Weiskopf (276) wins the 102nd British Open
1972  Catcher Tom Haller of Tigers hopes to have luck with the home plate umpire – his brother Bill – Detroit loses 1-0
1972  Red Sox shortstop Juan Beniquez sets a record for AL shortstops – commits 3 errors in each of the last 2 games
1968  Hank Aaron hits his 500th HR – ends with 755
1967  Eddie Mathews hits his 500th HR – ends with 512
1956  Mel Parnell no hits the White Sox – 1st Red Sox no hitter since 1923
1951  Citation becomes the 1st horse to win $1 million in his career
1951  CBS broadcasts the first color telecast of a sporting event – a horse race
#1 SONGS on JULY 14
1961  Tossin’ and Turnin’ – Bobby Lewis
1962  Roses Are Red – Bobby Vinton
1963  Surf City – Jan & Dean
1964  Rag Doll – The Four Seasons
1965  (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction – The Rolling Stones
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
1974  Rock You Baby – George McCrae
1975  Listen to What the Man Says – Paul McCartney & Wings
1976  Afternoon Delight – The Standard Vocal Band
1978  Shadow Dancing – Andy Gibb
1979  Bad Girls – Donna Summer
1980  It’s Still Rock and Roll to Me – Billy Joel
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
1989  If You Don’t Know Me by Now – Simply Red
1990  Step by Step – New Kids on the Block
1992  Baby Got Back – Sir Mix-a-Lot
1994  I Swear – All-4-One
1995  Waterfalls – TLC
1997  I’ll Be Missing You – Puff Daddy & Faith Evans

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