Thursday, July 28, 2011

TODAY IN HISTORY JULY 28

THE HISTORY OF JULY 28
WORLD EVENTS
Today is National Milk Chocolate Day
1896  The city of Miami was incorporated
1900  The hamburger was created by Louis Lassing in Connecticut
1914  Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia following the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand – within months countries across Europe had formed alliances and declared war
1929  Jackie Kennedy Onassis was born
1933  The first singing telegram was delivered
1943  FDR announced the end of coffee rationing
1943  NBA player/Senator Bill Bradley was born
1945  A U.S. Army B-25 bomber crashed into the 79th floor of the Empire State Building killing 14 – fog was blamed for the accident
1945  The U.S. Senate ratified the UN Charter by a 89-2 vote
1948  Actress Sally Struthers was born – “All in the Family”
1951  Walt Disney released “Alice in Wonderland”
1965  President Johnson announced he was increasing the number of troops in Vietnam to 175,000
1973  Lee Majors and Farrah Fawcett were married
1976  An earthquake in China killed over 240,000 people
1978  Gold closed over $200 an ounce for the first time
1998  Monica Lewinsky was granted immunity from prosecution to testify concerning her relationship with President Clinton
2000  Kathie Lee Gifford made her final appearance as co-host of “Live with Regis and Kathie Lee”
2004  Democrats named John Kerry their Presidential nominee – VP John Edwards proclaimed – “help is on the way”
2005  The Irish Republican Army formally ended its armed campaign following more than 30 years of violence
2006  Mel Gibson is arrested for driving drunk and goes on an anti-Semitic tirade
SPORTS HISTORY on JULY 28
2009  In his first start since the perfect game, Mark Buehrle sets down the first 17 batters he faced
2002  Ozzie Smith is inducted into the Hall of Fame
2001  Pittsburgh scores 7 runs with 2 outs in the 9th and nobody on to beat the Astros 9-8
1998  Sammy Sosa hits his second grand slam in 4 at bats – hit one yesterday
1996  Darryl Strawberry hits his 300th HR – ends with 335
1994  Texas Rangers’ Kenny Rogers pitches a perfect game – 1st lefthander in AL to do so
1993  NY Mets Anthony Young wins in relief – his first win after losing 27 in a row
1993  Phillies Darren Daulton hits a grand slam and a two run triple in a 14 -6 win
1991  Dennis Martinez pitches a perfect game vs. Dodgers – Alfredo Griffin goes hitless vs. Martinez and it is his 3rd time as an opponent in a perfect game (1988 and 1981)
1990  Cal Ripken gets an error – his 1st in 95 consecutive games – MLB record for shortstops
1990  Cubs Shawon Dunston gets 3 triples in the game – ties MLB record
1989  Cardinals Vince Coleman is caught stealing – had succeeded the previous 50 consecutive times – MLB record
1987  Angel Cordero Jr. becomes the 4th jockey to win 6,000 races
1985  Lou Brock and Hoyt Wilhelm are inducted into the Hall of Fame
1982  Phil Niekro gets his 250th win – ends with 318
1979  Red Sox execute their 3rd triple play of the season (5/10 and 7/23) – it is the 3rd triple play that Texas has hit into this season – a MLB record
1972  Steve Carlton gets his 10th straight win for last place Philadelphia
1970  Angels catcher Tom Eagan is charged with 5 passed balls (MLB record) all from different pitchers – also had an error
#1 SONGS on JULY 28
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
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
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  Shout – Tears for Fears
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
1999  Genie in a Bottle – Christina Aguilera

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