Monday, July 18, 2011


Today is National Caviar Day
1864  President Lincoln asked for an additional 500,000 military volunteers
1877  Thomas Edison recorded the human voice for the first time – shouted “Haloo” into a mouthpiece
1913  Comedian “Red” Skelton was born
1918  Nelson Mandela was born – 1st black President of South Africa
1921  Astronaut/U.S. Senator John Glenn was born
1921  The prosecution opened in the trial of the Chicago “Black Sox” – accused of throwing the 1919 World Series
1940  Actor James Brolin was born – married to Barbra Streisand
1940  The Democratic National Convention nominated FDR for a 3rd term
1940  The first successful helicopter flight was made – Stratford, Ct. – lasted 15 minutes
1947  President Truman signed the Presidential Succession Act – placed Speaker of the House as 3rd in line should the President and VP be unable to serve
1967  Actor Vin Diesel was born
1968  NM Electronics was incorporated – later changed its name to Intel
1969  A car driven by Ted Kennedy plunged off a bridge in Martha’s Vineyard killing a female passenger
1984  21 people were killed and 19 injured in a shooting spree at a McDonald’s in San Ysidro , Ca.
1986  Videotape of the remains of the sunken Titanic were first released to the public
1988  Nelson Mandela celebrated his 80th birthday by getting married
2003  Los Angels Lakers star Kobe Bryant was charged in a sexual assault case in Colorado
2005  News Corp. purchased MY Space for $580 million
2006  Carlos Beltran hits a grand slam in consecutive games – 23rd player in MLB history to do so
2006  Braves beat St. Louis 14-5 – 1st team since 1930 NYY to score 10 or more in 5 straight games
2002  Orioles Melvin Mora ties MLB record by getting hit by a pitch 3 times in the game
2001  Florida manager Tony Perez is ejected – his first time in 31 years as a player and manager
1999  Don Larsen, who pitched a perfect game in the 1956 World Series, throws out the first pitch at Yankee Stadium – David Cone then throws a perfect game as NYY beat Expos
1990  Red Sox (6) and Twins (4) combine for MLB record 10 double plays in a game – yesterday the Twins set a record by having 2 triple plays vs. Boston
1988  Seattle’s Gene Walter balks 4 times in 2 1/3rd innings – ties MLB record
1987  NYY Don Mattingly hits a HR in his 8th consecutive game
1986  Greg Norman (280) wins the 115th British open
1970  39 year old Willie Mays gets his 3,000th hit – Hank Aaron did it a month ago
1964  Pete Rose hits his only grand slam of his career – Dallas Green was the pitcher
1961  Braves get a triple steal – Hank Aaron’s only steal of home in his career
1947  Ted Williams goes 5 for 5 for the 1st time in his career
1947  Tigers beat NYY ending their 19 game win streak
#1 SONGS on JULY 18
1960  I’m Sorry – Brenda Lee
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  Indian Reservation – Paul Revere & the Raiders
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  Kiss and Say Goodbye – The Manhattans
1977  Looks Like We Made It – Barry Manilow
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  Eye of the Tiger - Survivor
1983  Every Breathe You Take – The Police
1984  When Doves Cry – Prince
1988  Hold On to the Night – Richard Marx
1991  Unbelievable - EMF
1992  Baby Got Back – Sir Mix-a-Lot
1993  Can’t Help Falling in Love – UB40
1994  I Swear – All-4-One
1995  Waterfalls - TLC
1998  The Boy is Mine – Brandy & Monica
1999  Wild Wild West – Will Smith w/Dru Hill & Kool Moe Dee

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