Saturday, July 16, 2011


Today is National Corn Fritters Day
1769  The first Mission in California was founded in San Diego by Father Junipero Serra
1790  The District of Columbia was established
1867  Joseph Monier patented reinforced concrete
1907  Popcorn king Orville Redenbacher was born
1911  Dancer/actress Ginger Rogers was born
1912  B.A. Fiske patented a torpedo that could be launched from an airplane
1935  “Park-O-Meters” were installed in Oklahoma City – first parking meters in the U.S.
1940  Hitler prepared for “Operation Sea Lion” – an invasion of England
1945  The first atomic bomb is tested at Alamorgordo Air Base in New Mexico – equal to 20,000 tons of TNT
1951  “The Catcher in the Rye” by J.D. Salinger was first published
1957  A new transcontinental flight record was set in the U.S. - John Glenn flew it in 3 hours, 23 minutes in a Navy jet
1967  Comedian Will Ferrell was born
1969  Apollo 11 took off from Cape Canaveral on the first manned mission to the Moon
1973  Presidential assistant Alexander Butterfield testified before a Congressional committee that President Nixon had tape recorded all of his White House conversations
1979  Saddam Hussein became President of Iraq
1980  Ronald Reagan wins the Republican nomination for President
1995 made its debut on the internet
1999  JFK Jr., his wife, and her sister were killed when the plane they were piloting crashed into the Atlantic Ocean
2004  Martha Stewart was sentenced to 5 months in prison for lying about a stock sale to the feds
2005  JK Rawlings’ 6th book went on sale – “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince”
2006  Mariano Rivera gets his 400th save
2006  Chipper Jones ties MLB record by getting an extra base hit in 14 straight games (Paul Waner 1927)
2004  Bobby Abreu becomes only the 4th player in MLB history to have 20 HRs and 20 steals in six consecutive seasons (Mays, Bobby and Barry Bonds)
2002  Tigers 2nd baseman Damion Easley ties MLB record by getting hit 3 times in a game vs. Red Sox

1993  Giants outfielder Darren Lewis sets MLB record by  playing in his 267th consecutive game without an error
1987  NYY Don Mattingly hits his 4th grand slam of the year – has 7 HRs in his last 6 games – with knuckleball pitcher Charlie Hough on the mound Texas catchers set AL record with 5 passed balls in the game
1985  NL beats AL in All-Star game – 13th win in last 14 games
1971  Vida Blue improves his record to 18-3
1969  Rod Carew steals home for the 7th time this season
1968  Indians outfielder Jose Cardenal pulls off his 2nd unassisted double play of the season – only 4th outfielder in MLB history to have 2 in one season
1951  NY Yankees send struggling rookie Mickey Mantle to AA Kansas City – he will return
1944  The Dodgers score 8 unearned runs to break a 16 game losing streak
1941  Joe DiMaggio hits in his 56th straight game
1914  Babe Ruth suffers his 1st pitching loss
#1 SONGS on JULY 16
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  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
1977  Da Doo Ron Ron – Shaun Cassidy
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
1986  Invisible Touch - Genesis
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
1998  The Boy is Mine – Brandy & Monica

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