Wednesday, July 20, 2011

TODAY IN HISTORY JULY 20

THE HISTORY OF JULY 20
WORLD EVENTS
Today is National Lollipop Day, National Hot Dog Day, National Ice Cream Soda Day, and National Fortune Cookie Day
1868  Tax stamp first used on cigarettes
1881  Sitting Bull surrendered to Federal troops
1917  The U.S. draft lottery began during WWI
1919  Edmund Hillary was born – first to climb Mt. Everest
1938  Actress Natalie Wood was born
1944  FDR was nominated for an unprecedented 4th term as President
1944  Officers resisting Hitler placed a bomb under a table where he was conducting a meeting – several were killed, but he survived
1947  Musician Carlos Santana was born
1951  Jordan’s King Hussein was assassinated by Palestinian extremists while in Israel
1969  Neil Armstrong walked on the Moon – “One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind” – he and Buzz Aldrin explored the surface for two hours broadcasting TV images back to earth
1973  Martial artist and actor, Bruce Lee, died
1977  UN Security Council voted to admit Vietnam to the organization
1988  Massachusetts Governor Michael Dukakis received the Presidential nomination of the Democrat Party
1993  White House council Vincent Forster was found dead of an apparent suicide in a park in Washington
1994  OJ Simpson offered a $500,000 reward for information on his ex-wife’s killer and Ron Goldman
2003  Elephants used for commercial work in India began wearing reflectors to avoid being hit by cars
2004  Microsoft announces a one time $32 billion dividend to its shareholders
2006  The Post Office releases new stamps featuring Batman, Superman, and Wonder Women
2008  The new Batman movie, “Dark Knight” opened – took in $155.4 million on the weekend – a record
SPORTS HISTORY on JULY 20
2004  Albert Pujols goes 5 for 5 with 3 HRs
2004  Indians Travis Hafner hits 3 HRs – his total of 5 in 2 games ties MLB record
2003  Houston’s Jeff Bagwell hits his 400th HR – 35th in MLB history to do so
2000  Isiah Thomas is named head coach of the Indiana Pacers replacing Larry Bird
1990  Mets Sis Fernandez strikes out 7 consecutive Braves batters in a 6-1 win
1987  NYY Don Mattingly ties MLB record – made 22 putouts in a 7-1 Yankee win (Hal Chase 1906)
1985  NYY Ron Guidry wins his 12th straight game
1985  Darryl Strawberry of Mets hits a grand slam in the 1st and a 3 run HR in the 3rd as Mets beat Braves 16-4
1984  Entering the 9th and down 3-1, Toronto scores 11 runs, Seattle gets 4, but Toronto wins 12-7
1979  Manny Mota gets his 139th pinch hit of his career
1976  Hank Aaron hits his 755th and last HR                            
1973  Chicago White Sox pitcher Wilbur Wood starts and loses both games of a double header vs. NYY
1970  Dodgers Bill Singer no hits Philadelphia
1969  Giants Gaylord Perry hits his 1st MLB HR
1969  Gaylord’s brother Jim of Minnesota wins 2 games today – suspended game from yesterday and today’s game – pitched 11 shutout innings
1965  NYY pitcher Mel Stottlemyre hits an inside the park HR – 1st pitcher since 1910 to do so
1957  Duke Snyder hits his 300th HR
1956  Whitey Ford strikes out 6 consecutive batters – ties AL record
#1 SONGS on JULY 20
1960  I’m Sorry – Brenda Lee
1961  Tossin’ and Turnin’ – Bobby Lewis
1962  Roses Are Red – Bobby Vinton
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
1973  Bad, Bad Leroy Brown – Jim Croce
1974  Rock You Baby – George McCrae
1976  Kiss and Say Goodbye – The Manhattans
1977  Looks Like We Made It – Barry Manilow
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
1992  Baby Got Back – Sir Mix-a-Lot
1994  I Swear – All-4-One
1995  Waterfalls - TLC
1999  Wild Wild West – Will Smith w/Dru Hill & Kool Moe Dee

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