Tuesday, July 26, 2011


Today is National Coffee Milkshake Day
1775  The Continental Congress established a postal system for the colonies – Ben Franklin was 1st Postmaster General
1788  New York became the 11th state to ratify the Constitution
1881  Thomas Edison filed a patent for a facsimile telegraph
1895  Gracie Allen was born – comedian/wife of George Burns
1903  The 1st cross country automobile trip was completed in NYC – Horatio Jackson and his mechanic had left San Francisco 63 days earlier
1922  Actor Jason Robards was born
1928  Director Stanley Kubrick was born
1943  Mick Jagger was born
1945  Winston Churchill resigned as Prime Minister after his party had been defeated in the elections
1946  President Truman ordered the U.S. military forces to be desegregated
1947  President Truman signed the National Security Act – created the Defense Department, CIA, and FBI
1952  The first lady of Argentina, Evita Peron, died
1956  Egyptian Premier Gamal Abdul Nasser nationalized the Suez Canal
1964  Actress Sandra Bullock was born
1964  Jimmy Hoffa was convicted of fraud and conspiracy in the handling of union pension funds
1965  Actor Jeremy Piven was born – “Entourage”
2008  California is the first state to bar trans fat being used in restaurants and retailers
2009  India is the 6th country to launch a nuclear submarine
2009  Ricky Henderson and Jim Rice are inducted into the Hall of Fame
2005  Greg Maddux gets his 3,000th strikeout – 13th in MLB history – ends with 3,371
2000  Philadelphia trades Curt Schilling to Arizona
1998  Trevor Hoffman tries to get MLB record 42nd straight save, but gives up a run in the 9th – he did win it in the 10th
1992  Nolan Ryan gets his 319th career win and strikes out his 100th batter for MLB record 23rd straight season
1991  Expos Mark Gardner pitches 9 no hit innings vs. Dodgers, but loses it in the 10th – Expos had only 2 hits themselves
1987  Catfish Hunter and Billy Williams are inducted into the Hall of Fame
1987  Paul Molitor ties MLB record by stealing 2nd,3rd, and home in the 1st inning
1980  Baltimore’s Steve Stone wins his 14th straight game
1978  Johnny Bench hits his 300th HR – ends with 389
1970  Johnny Bench hits 3 consecutive HRs and has 7 RBI vs. Cardinals, Orlando Cepeda does the same in a game vs. the Cubs
1964  In a double header, the Mets and Braves use a total of 22 pitchers – a two team MLB record
1962  Warren Spahn sets a HR record by a pitcher with his 31st
1961  NYY John Blanchard ties MLB record by hitting his 3rd and 4th HRs in 4 at bats over 3 games
1957  Mickey Mantle gets his 200th HR – ends with 536
1948  Babe Ruth attends the NYC premier of “The Babe Ruth Story”
#1 SONGS on JULY 26
1960  I’m Sorry – Brenda Lee
1961  Tossin’ and Turnin’ – Bobby Lewis
1962  Roses Are Red – Bobby Vinton
1964  A Hard Day’s Night – The Beatles
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  Jessie’s Girl – Rick Springfield
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
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
1994  I Swear – All-4-One
1995  Waterfalls – TLC
1999  Genie in a Bottle – Christina Aguilera

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