Wednesday, July 27, 2011

TODAY IN HISTORY JULY 27

THE HISTORY OF JULY 27
WORLD EVENTS
Today is National Crème Brule Day and National Scotch Day
1789  President Washington established the Department of Foreign Affairs (The State Department)
1888  Philip Pratt demonstrated an electric tricycle to the public
1909  Orville Wright tested the Army’s first plane with Lt. Frank Lahm as a passenger – flight lasted a record 1 hour, 12 minutes, 40 seconds at a speed of 40 MPH
1922  TV pioneer Norman Lear was born – “All in the Family”
1940  Bugs Bunny made his debut in the movie “A Wild Hare”
1945  The U.S. Communist Party was formed
1953  An armistice ending the Korean War was signed by the UN, Korea, and China – a demilitarized zone and demarcation at the 38th parallel was established
1960  VP Richard Nixon was nominated for President at the Republican National Convention in Chicago
1964  President Johnson sent an extra 5,000 advisors to Vietnam
1974  The House Judiciary Committee charged President Nixon with the 1st of 3 articles of impeachment for obstruction of justice – the vote was 27-11
1976  John Lennon was granted a green card by the U.S.
1980  The deposed Shah of Iran died in Egypt
1984  Actor James Mason died at age 75
1990  Zsa Zsa Gabor began a 3 day jail sentence for slapping a cop in 1989
1993  IBM reported a $8.4 billion loss for the quarter
1995  The Korean War Veteran’s Memorial was dedicated in Washington by President Clinton
2002  A fighter jet crashed into spectators at an air show in the Ukraine killing 85 and injuring 100’s
2003  Bob Hope died in California – born 1903
2004  Barack Obama gave a keynote speech at the Democratic Convention
SPORTS HISTORY on JUNE 27
2009  Washington’s Josh Willingham hits 2 grand slams in the game – 13th time in MLB history
2005  Ryan Freel of the Reds steals 5 bases in the game
2004  Twins Corey Koskie is hit 3 times by White Sox pitchers – ties MLB record
2003  Braves Marcus Giles ties MLB record with 4 consecutive doubles
2003  Gary Carter and Eddie Murray are inducted into the Hall of Fame
1998  Sammy Sosa hits a grand slam – it is his first and 248th HR
1996  A bomb explodes at Atlanta’s Olympic Park killing one person
1992  Houston begins a 26 game road trip – Republican National Convention being held in Astrodome
1988  Tommy John commits 3 errors on one play vs. Brewers – MLB record
1985  Mets score 16 unearned runs in a 16-4 win over the Astros
1984  Pete Rose gets his 3,053rd single passing Ty Cobb’s MLB record
1983  Gaylord Perry gets his 3,500th strikeout – Nolan Ryan and Steve Carlton do the same this year                                                                      
1982  Rickey Henderson is caught stealing 3 times in the game – 1st player since 1916 to get caught 3 times – but he did manage to steal his 95th
1968  Denny McLain gets his 20th win of the season – record now 20-3 – ends season 31-6 with 1.96 ERA
1953  Dizzy Dean and Al Simmons are inducted into the Hall of Fame
1950  Stan Musial’s 30 game hitting streak comes to an end, but everybody else on the team got a hit
1946  Rudy York of the Red Sox hits two grand slams in the same game – had 10 RBI on the day
#1 SONGS on JULY 27
1960  I’m Sorry – Brenda Lee
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
1979  Bad Girls – Donna Summer
1980  Magic – Olivia Newton-John
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
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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