Thursday, July 21, 2011


Today is National Ice Cream Day and National Junk Food Day
1861  In the first major battle of the Civil War, the Confederates stopped an attack by the Union at Virginia – over 5,000 dead
1899  Writer Ernest Hemingway was born
1924  Comic actor Don Knotts was born – Barney Fife on “The Andy Griffith Show”
1925  The Scopes trial ended in Tennessee with John Scopes convicted of violating state law by teaching Darwinism in school
1938  Janet Reno was born – 1st female Attorney General
1944  The Democrats nominated Harry Truman as Vice President
1944  American troops landed on Guam during WWII
1948  Musician Cat Stevens was born
1954  France surrendered North Vietnam to the Communists
1961  “Gus” Grissom became the 2nd America to rock into sub-orbit around the earth
1976  “Legionnaire’s Disease” hit Philadelphia with 29 dead
1988  Michael Dukakis accepted the Democrat’s nomination for President
1998  Alan Shepard, 1st American in space, died at age 74
1998  Actor Robert Young died – best known for his roles in “Father Knows Best” and “Marcus Welby, MD”
1999  Navy divers found the bodies of JFK, Jr., his wife, and sister in law in the Atlantic Ocean several days after their plane crashed
2002  Worldcom filed for bankruptcy a month after admitting it had falsified $4 billion in profits
2006  Residents of Queens, New York suffer through their fifth day of power outages
2007  The final Harry Potter book – “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” went on sale
2008  Tigers beat Royals 19-4, 3rd time this season they score 19 or more – 1st to do so since 1950 Red Sox
2006  Alex Rodriguez hits his 450th HR – youngest to do so
2001  Dodgers beat Colorado 22-7 – most runs by LA since 1943
1998  Braves Greg Maddux loses to the Cubs  - 1st loss to his former team after beating them 7 times
1997  Curt Schilling of Philadelphia strikes out 15 in 8 innings, but loses to Pirates 3-2
1995  Red Sox beat Twins 13-5 – Mo Vaughn hits his 2nd grand slam of the season – Twins Pedro Munoz played first base for the first time and made 3 errors
1990  Orioles Ben McDonald makes his MLB debut and shuts out the White Sox 2-0 – 1st shutout in AL debut in 15 years
1989  Mike Tyson KOs Carl Williams in of the 1st round
1975  NY Mets Felix Millan hits 4 singles – Joe Torre follows him and hits into 4 double plays
1973  Hank Aaron hits his 700th HR – ends with 755
1972  Hoyt Wilhelm is released by the Dodgers – his 1,070 appearances is the most by any pitcher to that point
1969  At an All-Star banquet, Babe Ruth is selected the All Time Greatest Player and Joe DiMaggio the Greatest Living Player
1967  Jimmie Foxx died at age 59 – hit 534 HRs in his career
1961  Angels and Senators tie MLB record by stranding 30 runners (15 apiece) in a 9 inning game
1956  Junior Gilliam makes 12 assists at 2nd base to tie MLB record set in 1891
1946  In a double header, Ted Williams gets 7 straight hits including the cycle in the 2nd game
#1 SONGS on JULY 21
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
1972  Lean on Me – Bill Withers
1973  Bad, Bad Leroy Brown – Jim Croce
1974  Annie’s Song – John Denver
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
1985  Every Time You Go Away – Paul Young
1988  Hold On to the Night – Richard Marx
1991  (Everything I Do) I Do It for You – Bryan Adams
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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