Tuesday, July 19, 2011

TODAY IN HISTORY JULY 19

THE HISTORY OF JULY 19
WORLD EVENTS
Today is National Daiquiri Day
1814  Samuel Colt was born – Colts firearm inventor
1848  The first women’s rights convention was held in NY – 11 resolutions were passed including the right to vote
1860  Lizzie Borden was born – charged with the ax murders of her parents in Fall River, Ma.
1940  Hitler demanded that Britain surrender
1944  1,200 Air Force bombers struck sites in Germany
1967  The first air conditioned subway car was introduced
1969  Apollo 11 went into orbit around the Moon
1974  The House Judiciary Committee recommended that President Nixon go on trial in the Senate on impeachment charges
1979  260,000 tons of oil was spilled off of Tobago when two supertankers collided
1984  Geraldine Ferraro won the VP nomination in NYC for the Democratic Party
1986  Caroline Kennedy, daughter of JFK and Jackie Kennedy, married Edwin Schlossberg
1990  The Nixon Library in Yorba Linda, California was dedicated – President Bush, former Presidents Reagan, Ford, and Nixon attended
1990  Pete Rose was sentenced to five months in prison for tax evasion
1993  President Clinton announced his “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy regarding homosexuals in the military
1999  Radar data indicated that the plane piloted by JFK, Jr., which crashed into the Atlantic Ocean two days earlier , dropped 11,000 feet in 14 seconds
2005  President Bush proposed John Roberts to replace Sandra Day O’Connor on the Supreme Court
SPORTS HISTORY on JULY 19
2003  John Smoltz gets his 100th save – 15th pitcher in MLB to have 100 wins and 100 saves
2003  Victor Zambrano ties MLB record by hitting four batters
1999  White Sox rookie Chris Singleton has his 2nd 5 hit game in two weeks
1999  Tigers pitcher Jeff Weaver hits a double – 1st by Detroit pitcher in 27 years
1997  Colorado loses its 15th game in 16 outings
1991  Cal Ripken Jr. plays in his 1,500th consecutive game – his 20th HR of the season makes him only the 8th MLB player to hit 20 in each of his first 10 seasons
1987  Rangers beat NYY 20-3 – catcher Rick Cerone pitches the 9th – did not allow a run
1984  Orel Hershiser pitched his 3rd straight shutout

1982  Tom Brunansky hits an inside the park grand slam
1980  22nd Olympics open in MoscowU.S. boycotts
1974  Indians Dick Bosman no hits the A’s 4-0 – his throwing error was the only thing that kept it from being a perfect game
1964  Luis Tiant of Cleveland makes his MLB debut and gets a 4 hit win over NYY – Whitey Ford was the loser
1960  Juan Marichal pitches his 1st game – one hits Philadelphia
1955  Detroit’s Babe Birrer pitches 4 innings of shutout relief and hits two 3 run HRs – his only HR and RBI of his career
1950  First black players for NYY – Elston Howard and Frank Barnes
1933 Rick Ferrell (Boston) hits a HR off his brother Wes (Cleveland) – Wes also hit a HR in the game
#1 SONGS on JULY 19
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  (They Long to Be) Close to You – The Carpenters
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  The One That You Love – Air Supply
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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