Wednesday, July 6, 2011


Today is National Fried Chicken Day
1776  The Declaration of Independence was announced in the “Pennsylvania Evening Gazette”
1858  A shoe manufacturing machine was patented by Lyman Blake
1885  Louis Pasteur tested an anti rabies vaccine on a child bitten by a dog – the vaccine virtually ended death by rabies in years to come
1908  Robert Peary set sail from NYC to the North Pole
1921  Nancy Reagan was born – wife of President Reagan
1925  TV personality/singer Merv Griffin was born
1935  The Dalai Lama was born
1944  186 people die in a fire in a tent at Ringley Brothers Barnum and Bailey Circus in Hartford, Conn.
1945  Actor Burt Ward was born – Robin on the TV series “Batman”
1946  Actor Sylvester Stallone was born – “Rocky”
1946  George W. Bush was born – 43rd U.S. President
1971  Jazz and Blues great Louis Armstrong died
1976  The U. S. Naval Academy admits women for the first time
1995  The prosecution rested its case against OJ Simpson
1998  Country singer and actor Roy Rogers died at age 86
1999  Hillary Clinton filed with the FEC to run as a Senatorial candidate from New York State
2001  Former FBI agent Robert Hanssen pleaded guilty to 15 criminal counts of spying for the Soviets
2003  Buddy Ebsen, star of The Beverly Hillbillies, died at age 95
2004  Presidential candidate John Kerry selected John Edwards as his running mate
2000  Cardinals rookie Keith McDonald hits a HR in the 2nd inning and becomes only the second player in MLB history to homer in his first 2 at bats (Bob Nieman in 1951) – he also homered for his 3rd hit of the season – went 0-2 next season ending his career with 3 hits, 3 HRs, 9 at bats and 5 RBI
1999  Rookie Chris Singleton of White Sox hits for the cycle – 1st rookie since 1985, and only 16th since 1900, he went 5 for 6
1990  Andy Hawkins of NYY pitches 12 innings and loses to the Twins giving up only 6 hits, his previous start on July 1 he no hit the White Sox and lost 4-0
1986  Bob Horner of Atlanta is the 11th player in MLB history to hit 4 HRs in a game, but they lost to Expos – only 2nd player to hit 4 in a losing effort (Ed Delahanty 7/13/1896)
1983  AL wins 1st All-Star game since 1971
1980  Steve Carlton gets 7 K’s against Cardinals bringing his total to 2,836 – most by a left hander (Mickey Lolich had 2,832)
1976  Houston’s J.R. Richards beats Mets 1-0 despite giving up 10 walks
1970  In a double header at Wrigley, Ron Santo hits a 2 run HR in the 1st game for a 3-2 win, in the 2nd game he has 8 RBI for a 14-2 win
1966  Orioles Boog Powell ties AL record with 11 RBI in a double header
1962  Maris and Mantle hit back to back HRs vs. Twins – 3rd time in 4 games they have done so
1957  Althea Gibson becomes the 1st black tennis player to win Wimbledon
1956  The Cy Young Award is inaugurated
1933  The American League wins baseball’s first All-Star game
#1 SONGS on JULY 6
1961  Tossin’ and Turnin’ – Bobby Lewis
1964  I Get Around – The Beach Boys
1965  (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction – The Rolling Stones
1966  Paperback Writer – The Beatles
1968  This Guy’s in Love with You – Herb Alpert
1969  In the Year 2525 – Zager & Evans
1970  Mama Told Me Not to Come – Three Dog Night
1971  It’s Too Late/I Feel the Earth Move – Carole King
1972  Lean on Me – Bill Withers
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  Afternoon Delight – The Standard Vocal Band
1978  Shadow Dancing – Andy Gibb
1979  Ring My Bell – Anita Ward
1981  Bette Davis Eyes – Kim Carnes
1982  Don’t You Want Me – The Human League
1983  Every Breath You Take – The Police
1984  When Doves Cry – Prince
1985  Sussudio – Phil Collins
1986  Holding Back the Years – Simply Red
1987  Alone - Heart
1990  Step by Step – New Kids on the Block
1991  Rush Rush – Paula Abdul
1992  Baby Got Back – Sir Mix-a-Lot
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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