Saturday, July 2, 2011

TODAY IN HISTORY JULY 3

THE HISTORY OF JULY 3
WORLD EVENTS
Today is National Chocolate Wafer Day and National Eat Beans Day
1775  General Washington took command of the Continental Army in Massachusetts
1863  The Battle of Gettysburg ended after 3 days – a major victory for the Union – over 50,000 lives were lost
1890  Idaho became the 43rd state
1915  The U.S. military occupied Haiti – left in 1934
1950  The first air strike of the Korean War took place
1954  Food rationing ended in Britain – 9 years after the end of WWII
1956  TV personality Montel Williams was born
1962  Tom Cruise was born
1971  “Doors” singer Jim Morrison died of a heart attack at age 27
1978  The Supreme Court upheld the FCC ban on George Carlin’s “seven dirty words” on radio and TV
1986  The renovated Statue of Liberty was relit at a ceremony attended by President Reagan
1989  The movie “Batman” reached the $100 level in 10 days
1997  President Clinton denies any wrong doing in the sexual harassment case brought by Paula Jones
2009  Sarah Palin resigned as Governor of Alaska
SPORTS HISTORY on JULY 3
2006  Nomar Garciaparra ties MLB record by getting hit by a pitch 3 times
1998  KC pitcher Jose Rosado pitches a two hitter – Manny Ramirez got the 2 hits, both HRs, as Cleveland wins 2-1
1993  Steffi Graf wins the 100th Women’s Wimbledon Open
1988  Gene Nelson, pitcher for the Oakland A’s, steals a base – 1st AL pitcher to steal a base since 1973 – put in as a pinch runner in the 16th inning
1983  Texas Rangers set MLB record for the most runs scored in a single extra inning – they scored 12 in the 15th for a 16-4 win
1981  Chris Evert wins the 88th Women’s Wimbledon Open
1980  Ken Landreaux ties MLB record with 3 triples in  game
1977  Angels Frank Tanana records his 14th straight complete game – today is his birthday
1974  Mike Marshall pitches in MLB record 13th consecutive game
1973  Brothers Gaylord and Jim Perry pitch against each other for the only time in their careers – Gaylord lost
1968  Luis Tiant gets 19 Ks in a 10 inning game, and 32 Ks in consecutive games, and ties MLB record with 41 Ks in 3 consecutive games
1966  Tony Cloninger, Braves pitcher, hits two grand slams in the game – first pitcher to ever do so, and his 9 RBI is MLB record for pitchers
#1 SONGS on JULY 3
1960  Everybody’s Somebody’s Fool – Connie Francis
1961  Quarter to Three – Gary U.S. Bonds
1962  The Stripper – David Rose & his Orchestra
1963  Easier Said Than Done – The Essex
1964  I Get Around – The Beach Boys
1965  I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch) – Four Tops
1966  Paperback Writer – The Beatles
1967  Windy – The Association
1968  This Guy’s in Love with You – Herb Alpert
1969  Love Theme from “Romeo and Juliet” – Henry Mancini
1970  The Love You Save – The Jackson 5
1971  It’s Too Late/I Feel the Earth Move – Carole King
1972  Song Sung Blue – Neil Diamond
1973  Will It Go Round in Circles – Billy Preston
1974  Rock the Boat – The Hues Corporation
1975  Love Will Keep Us Together – The Captain & Tennille
1976  Silly Love Songs – Paul McCartney and Wings
1977  Undercover Angel – Alan O’ Day
1978  Shadow Dancing – Andy Gibb
1979  Ring My Bell – Anita Ward
1980  Coming Up (Live at Glasgow) – Paul McCartney
1981  Bette Davis Eyes – Kim Carnes
1982  Don’t You Want Me – The Human League
1983  Every Breathe You Take – The Police
1984  When Doves Cry – Prince
1985  Sussudio – Phil Collins
1986  There’ll Be Sad Songs – Billy Ocean
1987  I Wanna Dance with Somebody – Whitney Houston
1988  The Flame – Cheap Trick
1989  Good Thing – Fine Young Cannibals
1990  Step by Step – New Kids on the Block
1991  Rush Rush – Paula Abdul
1992  Baby Got Back – Sir Mix-a-Lot
1993  That’s the Way Love Goes – Janet Jackson
1994  I Swear – All-4-One
1995  Waterfalls – TLC
1997  I’ll Be Missing You – Puff Daddy & Faith Evans
1998  The Boy is Mine – Brandy & Monica
1999  If You Had My Love – Jennifer Lopez

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