Friday, July 22, 2011

TODAY IN HISTORY JULY 22

THE HISTORY OF JULY 22
WORLD EVENTS
Today is National Penuche Fudge Day
1796  Cleveland, Ohio was founded by General Moses Cleveland
1864  The Battle of Atlanta took place during the Civil War – reached its peak with 12,000 dead
1890  Rose Kennedy was born – mother of JFK, RFK, and Ted
1893  Katherine Lee Bates wrote the song “America the Beautiful” on a trip to Pikes Peak, Colorado – song first published July 4, 1895
1923  Bob Dole was born – Senator and Presidential candidate
1933  Aviator Wiley Post completed the first solo flight around the globe – took seven days and 19 hours
1934  The infamous bank robber John Dillinger was killed by Federal agents in Chicago
1937  The Senate rejected FDR’s “court packing” policy
1940  Alex Trebek was born – host of “Jeopardy”
1942  Gas rationing along the Atlantic Coast began during WWII
1943  American forces led by General Patton captured Palermo, Sicily
1947  Actor/comedian Albert Brooks was born
1957  A patent for a “flying toy” was applied for by Walter Morrison – became the Frisbee
1960  Cuba nationalized all U.S. owned sugar factories
1964  SNL comedian David Spade was born
1975  Congress voted to approve the restoration of citizenship to Confederate General Robert E. Lee
1991  Police arrest serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer in Milwaukee
1994  OJ Simpson pleaded innocent at his trial
1999  The ashes of JFK Jr., his wife, and sister in law were cast into the Atlantic Ocean
SPORTS HISTORY on JULY 22
2001  Mets Bobby Abreu hits a HR off of John Franco – Franco’s first HR to a lefthander since 1993
2001  Greg Maddux wins his 9th straight – his 51st inning without giving up a walk – John Smoltz pitches as a reliever for the 1st time and gets a save
2000  Indians Omar Vizquel commits an error – 1st in 95 games (AL record)
1998  NYY run their record to 71-25
1997  Greg Maddux gets a complete game win – threw 78 pitches
1993  Royals Greg Gagne hits the 10,000th HR at Tiger Stadium – in the same game Travis Fryman gets a walk and scores on 3 wild pitches
1990  Greg LeMond of the U.S. wins the Tour de France
1989  Bench and Yaz are inducted into the Hall of Fame
1980  Braves Bob Horner hits his 15th HR in the last 23 games
1979  Johnny Bench ties NL record by getting 5 walks
1973  Atlanta commits 7 errors and lose to Philadelphia 5-1
1969  1st time All-Star game is postponed due to rain
1963  Sonny Liston KOs Floyd Patterson in the 1st round for heavyweight title
1962  Floyd Robinson of White Sox goes 6 for 6 – all singles
1925  The NYY acquire Leo Durocher
#1 SONGS on JULY 22
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  Annie’s Song – John Denver
1975  The Hustle – Van McCoy & The Soul City Symphony
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
1985  Every Time You Go Away – Paul Young
1986  Sledge Hammer – Peter Gabriel
1987  Alone - Heart
1988  Hold On to the Night – Richard Marx
1989  Toy Soldiers – Martika
1991  (Everything I Do) I Do It for You – Bryan Adams
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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