Monday, July 25, 2011

TODAY IN HISTORY JULY 25

THE HISTORY OF JULY 25
WORLD EVENTS
Today is National Hot Fudge Sundae Day
1860  The 1st intercollegiate billiard match was held – Harvard vs. Yale
1866  Ulysses S. Grant was named General of the Army – first officer to hold that rank
1871  A carousel was patented by Wilhelm Schneider of Iowa
1894  Walter Brennan was born – Grandpa Amos on “The Real McCoy’s”
1909  The first crossing of the English Channel took place – the 23 mile distance was covered in 36 minutes by aviator Louis Bleriot
1940  John Sigmund took a swim in the Mississippi River – ended 89 hours and 46 minutes later
1953  The 1st use of tokens in the NYC Subway system – fares were raised from 10 cents to 15 cents
1955  Model Iman was born
1956  The Italian cruise ship “Andrea Doria” sank off the coast of New England after colliding with a ship – 51 passengers died
1964  The Beatles’ album “Hard Day’s Night” went to #1
1967  Matt LeBlanc was born – Joey on “Friends”
1969  Senator Ted Kennedy pleaded guilty to leaving the scene of an accident – one week earlier Mary Jo Kopechne died when Kennedy ran off the road into the water
1975  “A Chorus Line” opened in NYC – would have 6,137 performances – longest running show on Broadway
1978  Lesley Brown gave birth to the world’s first test tube baby in England
1984  Svetlana Savitskaya of the Soviet Union became the first woman to walk in space
1985  It was announced that Rock Hudson was hospitalized for AIDS
1998  The U.S. Capitol reopened 2 days after a gunman killed 2 police officers
2000  A NYC bound Concorde jet crashed in France killing all 109 aboard
2000  George Bush chose Dick Cheney as his running mate
SPORTS HISTORY on JULY 25
2006  Phillies pitcher Ryan Madson ties MLB record with 4 wild pitches in the 3rd inning – also hit 2 batters in the game
2004  Dennis Eckersley and Paul Molitor are inducted into the Hall of Fame
1999  George Brett, Robin Yount, Nolan Ryan, and Orlando Cepeda are inducted into the Hall of Fame
1998  Padres Trevor Hoffman gets his 41st consecutive save – 33rd this year – ties MLB record
1992  Braves beat Pirates 1-0 – Braves had only one hit – a HR by David Justice
1982  Steve Carlton gets his 50th career shutout – ends with 55
1978  Pete Rose sets NL record by hitting in his 38th consecutive game
1966  Ted Williams is inducted into Hall of Fame
1962  Stan Musial becomes NL all time RBI leader with his 1,862nd
1961  Roger Maris hits 4 HRs in a double header – ties AL record – now has 40 for the season, Mantle has 38
1941  Lefty Grove gets his 300th and final win of his career
1941  NBA Hall of Famer Nate Thurmond is born – 1st player in NBA history to record a quadruple double
#1 SONGS on JULY 25
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  You’ve Got a Friend – James Taylor
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
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  Roll With It – Steve Winwood
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
1999  Genie in a Bottle – Christina Aguilera

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