Saturday, July 23, 2011

TODAY IN HISTORY JULY 23

THE HISTORY OF JULY 23
WORLD EVENTS
Today is National Vanilla Ice Cream Day
1715  A lighthouse at Little Brewster, Mass. was authorized – the first lighthouse in America
1829  William Burt patented a “typograph” – became the typewriter
1885  Ulysses S. Grant, 18th President, died at age 63
1903  Ford Motor Company sold its first car – a Model A
1940  Radio host Don Imus was born
1952  The Egyptian military, led by Gamal Abdul Nasser, overthrew the King of Egypt
1958  The U.S. submarine “Nautilus” left Pearl Harbor on a mission to cross the North Pole
1961  Actor Woody Harrelson was born – “Cheers”
1965  Saul Hudson was born – Slash of “Guns N’ Roses”
1967  Race riots in Detroit left 40 dead and over 2,000 injured and 1,400 buildings burned
1973  President Nixon refused to release tapes of White House conversation he held
1982  Actor Vic Morrow and two child actors were killed when a helicopter crashed on them while filming a scene for a movie
1984  Vanessa Williams resigned her Miss America title due to nude photos of her published in Penthouse magazine
1986  Britain’s Prince Andrew married Sarah Ferguson in London
1993  James Jordan, father of Michael Jordan, was killed during a robbery while sleeping in his car
1997  Police discover the body of Andrew Cunanan on a houseboat in Miami Beach – he had killed designer Gianni Versace several days earlier – he died of an apparent suicide
1998  The U.S. Senate voted to shut down on line gambling
2007  Comedian Drew Carey was chosen to replace Bob Barker as host of “The Price is Right”
SPORTS HISTORY on JULY 23
2009  Mark Buehrle pitches the 18th perfect game in MLB history
2006  Jered Weaver gets his 7th straight win to start the season – 1st rookie in 25 years to do so
2002  Red Sox beat Tampa Bay 22-4 – Garciaparra hits 3 HRs and has 8 RBI – today is his birthday
2000  Andy Benes of St. Louis gives up 4 HRs in an inning – 17th in MLB to do so
2000  Tiger Woods wins the British Open
2000  Carlton Fisk, Tony Perez, and Sparky Anderson are inducted into the Hall of Fame
1996  U.S. women win their first ever Olympic gold medal in gymnastics
1991  Nolan Ryan gets his 308th win and Rich Gossage his 308th save in a Texas win over Boston – Ryan sets MLB record by pitching in his 545th consecutive game
1979  Pittsburgh gets a triple play VS. Atlanta – it is the 500th in MLB history
1978  Steve Carlton wins his 200th game – ends with 329
1970  Cubs beat Reds 1-0 – only shutout of the year for Cincinnati
1964  Bert Campaneris of A’s hits 2 HRs in his MLB debut – only 2nd player since 1900 to do so
1962  Bob Feller and Jackie Robinson are inducted into Hall of Fame
1955  NYY Bob Cerv and Elston Howard hit consecutive pinch hit HRs – 1st time ever                                                                                                  
1925  Lou Gehrig hits his 1st grand slam – ends with MLB record 23
#1 SONGS on JULY 23
1960  I’m Sorry – Brenda Lee
1961  Tossin’ and Turnin’ – Bobby Lewis
1962  Roses Are Red – Bobby Vinton
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  Alone Again (Naturally) – Gilbert O’Sullivan
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
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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