Saturday, July 2, 2011


Today is National Anisette Day
1776  The Continental Congress proclaimed “these United Colonies are, and of right, ought to be free and independent states”
1881  President James Garfield was shot by Charles Guiteau – died September 19 – Guiteau was hanged June 1882
1908  Thurgood Marshall was born – 1st black Supreme Court Justice
1937  Amelia Earhart took off from New Guinea – disappeared over the Pacific Ocean never to be found
1955  “The Lawrence Welk Show” premiered on TV
1956  Elvis Presley recorded “Hound Dog” and Don’t Be Cruel”
1961  Ernest Hemingway committed suicide
1964  Civil Right s Act of 1964 was signed by President Johnson – outlawed segregation in schools, public places, and employment
1976  The Supreme Court ruled that states could resume capital punishment
1976  North and South Vietnam were officially reunified
1979  The Susan B. Anthony dollar became available at banks – 1st U.S. coin to honor a woman
1980  President Carter reinstated draft registration for 18 year old males
1986  Lindsay Lohan was born
1992  The one millionth Corvette rolled off the assembly line
1997  Actor Jimmy Stewart died at age 89
1999  Mario Puzo, author of “The Godfather”, died at age 78
2002  Steve Fossett became the first person to ever fly a balloon solo around the world
2007  Opera star Beverly Sills died
2007  Roger Clemens gets his 350th win – ends with 354
2004  In a 16 inning game, Baltimore pitchers strikeout 19 and walk 18 Philadelphia players – Orioles win 7-6
2002  White Sox beat Tigers 17-9 – teams combine for a record tying 12 HRs – 6 apiece
2002  MLB record 62 HRs today
1999  Jeff Zimmerman of Texas beats his brother Jordan of Seattle 7-6
1993  NY Mets pitcher Anthony Young loses his record 25th straight game – ends at 27 straight
1990  Nolan Ryan strikes out his 100th batter of the season – MLB record of 22 seasons with at least 100 K’s – (Don Sutton had 21)
1988  Steffi Graf wins the 95th Women’s Wimbledon Open
1986  14-0 Roger Clemens gets his 1st loss of the season – ends season 24-4, 2.48 ERA, won Cy Young Award
1983  Martina Navratilova wins 90th Women’s Wimbledon Open
1975  Don Baylor of Baltimore hits a HR his 1st 3 times at bat – ties MLB record with 4 consecutive HRs
1975  Fred Lynn of Boston does not get a hit – ends his 38 game streak
1972  Twins Jim Kaat breaks his hand sliding – missed rest of the season – his record was 10-2, 2.07 ERA
1972  Willie McCovey hits his 14th grand slam, as Randy Moffitt gets his 1st MLB win – got a telegram from his sister Billie Jean King who was playing at Wimbledon
1969  Reds pitcher Gerry Arrigo ties a NL record by hitting 3 Braves in an inning – Reds pitchers will hit another 2 to set MLB record (matched 4,19,2000)
1963  Juan Marichal beats Warren Spahn in 16 innings – both pitched all 16 – Willie Mays hit a HR in the bottom of the 16th for the win
1937  Richard Petty born
1921  Jack Dempsey KOs George Carpentier in 4 for the heavyweight title – 1st million dollar gate
#1 SONGS on JULY 2
1964  I Get Around – The Beach Boys
1966  Strangers in the Night – Frank Sinatra
1968  This Guy’s in Love with You – Herb Alpert
1970  The Love You Save – The Jackson 5
1971  It’s Too Late/I Feel the Earth Move – Carole King
1973  Will It Go Round in Circles – Billy Preston
1974  Rock the Boat – The Hues Corporation
1975  Love Will Keep Us Together – The Captain & Tennille
1976  Silly Love Songs – Paul McCartney and Wings
1977  Gonna Fly Now (Theme from Rocky) – Bill Conti
1979  Ring My Bell – Anita Ward
1981  Bette Davis Eyes – Kim Carnes
1982  Don’t You Want Me – The Human League
1983  Flashdance… What a Feeling – Irene Cara
1984  When Doves Cry – Prince
1985  Sussudio – Phil Collins
1986  There’ll Be Sad Songs – Billy Ocean
1987  I Wanna Dance with Somebody – Whitney Houston
1988  Dirty Diana – Michael Jackson
1990  Step by Step – New Kids on the Block
1991  Rush Rush – Paula Abdul
1992  Baby Got Back – Sir Mix-a-Lot
1999  If You Had My Love – Jennifer Lopez

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