Sunday, July 24, 2011

TODAY IN HISTORY JULY 24

THE HISTORY OF JULY 24
WORLD EVENTS
Today is National Tequila Day
1847  Mormon leader Brigham Young and his followers reached present day Utah
1862  The 8th President, Martin Van Buren, died at age 79
1866  Tennessee became the first state re-admitted to the Union following the Civil War
1911  American explorer Hiram Bingham was led by local guides to the Lost City of the Incas
1915  The steam ship “Eastland” overturned in the Chicago River killing over 800 passengers
1938  Nestle came up with instant coffee after eight years of work
1943  American and British bombers began a three day siege of Hamburg – 40,000 died during the attack
1949  Michael Richards was born – Kramer on “Seinfeld”
1951  Lynda Carter was born – “Wonder Woman”
1952  President Truman announced a settlement in the 53 day steel worker’s strike
1956  Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis perform together for the last time
1969  Singer/actress Jennifer Lopez was born
1969  Apollo 11, with the first Moon walkers, splashed down safely in the Pacific Ocean
1970  Freddie Mac was chartered by Congress – designed to keep money flowing to mortgage lenders
1974  The Supreme Court ruled unanimously that President Nixon had to turnover subpoenaed White House tapes regarding Watergate
1978  The Beatles animated film, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, premiered in the U.S.
1980  Star of “The Pink Panther” Peter Sellers died in London
1998  The movie “Saving Private Ryan” with Tom Hanks premiered in the U.S.
2001  Larry Silverstein signed a $3.2 billion 99 year lease for the NYC World Trade Center
2008  Ford posted a $8.67 billion quarterly loss – worst in its history
SPORTS HISTORY on JULY 24
2006  Detroit scores 5 runs in 1st inning for the 3rd consecutive game – 1st time in 115 years a team has scored 5 or more in 1st that many times
2005  Lance Armstrong wins his 7th consecutive Tour de France
2000  Leftfielder Darin Erstadt of the Angels has 12 putouts in a 12 inning game – an AL record
1993  NY Mets pitcher Anthony Young loses his 27th straight game
1983  George Brett is thrown out of the infamous “Pine Tar Game”
1979  Catcher Bob Stinson of the Mariners ties MLB record by allowing 2 batters to reach base on catcher’s interference calls
1979  Carl Yastrzemski gets his 400th HR – ends with 452
1978  NYY manager Billy Martin resigns a day after calling Reggie Jackson a “born liar” and George Steinbrenner a “convicted felon”
1973  Willie Mays plays in his final All-Star game
1970  Chicago’s Bill Melton ties MLB record by striking out 7 times in a double header – will also strikeout the first 3 times in the next game
1968  Hoyt Wilhelm pitches in MLB record 907th game – a loss – passed Cy Young
1963  Karl Malone is born
1931  Babe Herman hits for the cycle for the 2nd time this season – one of only 3 in MLB history to do so 3 times in their career
#1 SONGS on JULY 24
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
1966  Wild Thing – The Troggs
1967  Light My Fire – The Doors
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  I Just Want to Be Your Everything – 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
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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