Saturday, July 30, 2011

TODAY'S HISTORY JULY 30

THE HISTORY OF JULY 30
WORLD EVENTS
Today is National Cheesecake Day
1729  The city of Baltimore was founded
1844  The New York Yacht club was formed
1863  The founder of Ford Motors, Henry Ford, was born
1931  A long distance flying record was recorded – NYC to Istanbul, Turkey in 49 hours and 20 minutes
1941  Singer/songwriter Paul Anka was born
1947  Arnold Schwarzenegger was born
1952  The 4.4 mile Chesapeake Bay Bridge near Annapolis, Maryland officially opened
1954  Elvis Presley made his first professional appearance at the Overton Park Shell concert in Memphis
1956  Actress Delta Burke was born – “Designing Women”
1956  The phrase “In God We Trust” was adopted as the U.S. motto
1963  Actress Lisa Kudrow was born – “Friends”
1965  President Johnson signed the Medicare bill into law – effective next year
1971  Apollo 15 landed on the Moon – David Scott and James Irwin used the first lunar rover to explore the surface
1974  Hilary Swank was born – “Million Dollar Baby”
1974  President Nixon released the Watergate tapes to the House Judiciary Committee – within 10 days he resigned
1975  Former Teamster head Jimmy Hoffa disappeared from the parking lot of a suburban Detroit restaurant – remains never found
1990  General Motors first Saturn rolled off the assembly line in Tennessee
2002  A 1933 Double Gold Eagle coin sold at auction for $6.6 million
2003  The last Volkswagen Beatle rolled off the production line
SPORTS HISTORY on JULY 30
2006  Mets Carlos Beltran hits his 3rd grand slam this month to tie MLB record – Mets have a total of 6 this month to also tie MLB record
2004  Mike Tyson KO’d in the 4th by British fighter Danny Williams
2002  Lisa Leslie becomes the first woman to slam dunk in a professional basketball game
2000  Tom Glavine gets his 200th win – ends with 305
1998  Alex Rodriguez steals his 30th base – becomes the 6th 30 base 30 HR player in AL history
1995  Mike Schmidt inducted into the Hall of Fame – 3 time MVP
1994  Detroit catcher Chad Kreuter ties MLB record with 3 sacrifice flies in a game – 9th in MLB history
1990  Jack Clark hits his 300th HR – ends with 340
1988  Reds pitcher John Franco gets his 13th save for the month – MLB record
1978  Montreal beats Atlanta 19-10 on 28 hits and NL record 8 HRs
1969  Hank Aaron hits his 537th HR to move pass Mickey Mantle
1969  Jimmy Wynn and Denis Menke of Houston both hit grand slams in the 9th inning of a game vs. the Mets – 1st time this century in the NL that 2 grand slams were hit in the same inning
1960  Phillies pitcher Art Mahaffey picks off the first batter to get a hit off of him – does it again on the next hitter to reach base – also picked off the 1st runner to reach in the next game
1959  Willie McCovey makes his MLB debut – goes 4 for 4
1948  Red Sox get their 25th win of the month
1917  Ty Cobb, Bobby Veach, and Ossie Vitt follow each other in the batting order – all three go 5 for 5
#1 SONGS on JULY 30
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
1968  Hello, I Love You – 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  The Morning After – Maureen McGovern
1974  Annie’s Song – John Denver
1975  One of These Nights – The Eagles
1977  I Just Want to Be Your Everything – Andy Gibb
1978  Miss You – The Rolling Stones
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
1990  Vision of Love – Mariah Carey
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
1996  Macarena – Los Del Rio
1999  Genie in a Bottle – Christina Aguilera

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