Thursday, July 7, 2011

TODAY IN HISTORY JULY 7

THE HISTORY OF JULY 7
WORLD EVENTS
Today is National Strawberry Sundae Day
1802  The first comic book in the U.S. was published – “The Wasp” by Robert Rusticoat
1846  California was annexed by the U.S.
1865  Four conspirators in the assassination of President Lincoln were hanged in Washington – John Wilkes Booth had been killed April 26
1898  The U. S. annexed Hawaii
1927  Doc Severinsen was born – bandleader on “The Tonight Show”
1930  Construction began on the Boulder Dam – now named Hoover Dam
1930  Arthur Conan Doyle died – author of Sherlock Holmes novels
1937  Japan invaded China
1940  Ringo Starr was born
1954  WHBQ in Memphis played a song by a new artist – “That’s All Right Mama” by Elvis Presley
1961  Jimmy Hoffa became President of the Teamsters
1967  Actress Vivian Leigh died – Scarlet in “Gone With the Wind”
1976  Women enrolled at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point for the first time – 119 enrolled and 62 graduated in 4 years
1981  President Reagan nominated Sandra Day O’Connor to become the first female Supreme Court justice
2000  “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire” – the 4th Harry Potter novel went on sale – Amazon.com sold 400,000 copies
2005  Four separate blasts killed 56 and wounded over 700 on a subway and double-decker bus in London – al Qaeda took responsibility
2009  A public memorial is held for Michael Jackson at the Staples’ Center in Los Angeles
SPORTS HISTORY on JULY 7
2006  Indians’ Travis Hafner hits his 5th grand slam of the season – only 3 others had hit 5 in a season
2006  David Ortiz hits his 30th HR – 1st Red Sox player to hit 30 before All-Star break
2003  Arizona’s Shea Hillenbrand becomes the 7th player in MLB history to hit a HR in 3 consecutive innings – 4th, 5th, and 6th
2000  David Wells improves his record to 15-2 – only 2nd pitcher since 1988 to have 15 wins before the All-Star break
1998  AL wins All-Star game 13-8 – Roberto Alomar MVP – his brother Sandy won MVP the previous year
1993  NY Mets pitcher Anthony Young loses his 26th straight game
1992  Andy Van Slyke becomes the 1st outfielder in 18 years to record an unassisted double play
1991  Umpire Steve Palermo is shot while coming to the assistance of a woman during a robbery
1985  Boris Becker wins Wimbledon at age 17
1984  Martina Navratilova wins the 91st Women’s Wimbledon Open
1982  Don Sutton wins his 250th career game – ends with 324
1978  NYY Ron Guidry loses – his 1st loss of the season – 13-1
 1977  Chicago’s Rick Reuschel runs his record to 12-2 – has given up only 1 earned run since June 1 – a HR
1975  SF catcher Marc Hill ties a MLB record set in 1905 – tags out 3 Cardinals on throws from the outfield
1974  West Germany wins the World Cup
1962  Jockey Bill Hartack wins his 3,000th race – 8th to do so
1948  Cleveland Indians sign 42 year old Satchel Paige – will get a relief decision tomorrow and finish the season 6-1
1906  Satchel Paige born
#1 SONGS on JULY 7
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
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
1986  Holding Back the Years – Simply Red
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
1999  If You Had My Love – Jennifer Lopez

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