Friday, July 15, 2011

TODAY IN HISTORY JULY 15

THE HISTORY OF JULY 15
WORLD EVENTS
Today is National Gummy Worm Day and National Tapioca Pudding Day
1815  Napoleon was captured by the British Navy
1869  Margarine was patented by Hippolye Mega-Mouriss
1870  Georgia was admitted into the Union – it was the last of the Confederate states
1901  Over 74,000 Pittsburgh steel workers went on strike
1916  The Boeing Company was formed in Seattle by William Boeing
1946  Singer Linda Ronstadt was born
1948  President Truman was re-nominated for office
1951  Navy Seal/Wrester/Governor Jesse Ventura was born
1954  America’s first jet liner, the Boeing 707, took off on its maiden voyage
1960  JFK accepted the nomination of the Democratic Party for President of the United States
1961  Actor Forest Whitaker was born
1963  Actress Brigitte Nielsen was born
1968  The soap opera “One Life to Live” premiered on ABC
1968  Commercial air travel between the United States and the USSR officially began
1971  Long a staunch critic of Communism throughout the world, President Nixon announced he would visit Communist China
1983  The Supreme Court struck down all state and local restrictions on abortion in the country
1992  Bill Clinton won the Democrat nomination for President
1996  MSNBC made its debut – a 24 hour cable news channel that was a joint venture between NBC and Microsoft
1997  Gianni Versace, famous fashion designer, was shot and killed in Miami Beach – suspect Andrew Cunanan was found dead 8 days later of apparent self inflicted wounds
1998  Congressional Budget Office estimated a $1.15 trillion surplus over the next 10 years
SPORTS HISTORY on JULY 15
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 15
1961  Tossin’ and Turnin’ – Bobby Lewis
1962  Roses Are Red – Bobby Vinton
1963  Surf City – Jan & Dean
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  Bad, Bad Leroy Brown – Jim Croce
1974  Rock You Baby – George McCrae
1975  Listen to What the Man Says – Paul McCartney & Wings
1976  Afternoon Delight – The Standard Vocal Band
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
1992  Baby Got Back – Sir Mix-a-Lot
1994  I Swear – All-4-One
1995  Waterfalls – TLC

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