Saturday, July 9, 2011

TODAY'S HISTORY JULY 9

THE HISTORY OF JULY 9
WORLD EVENTS
Today is National Sugar Cookie Day
1776  The Declaration of Independence was read to George Washington and his troops in New York
1776  New York became the 13th colony to ratify the Declaration of Independence
1795  James Swan paid off the $2,024,899 U.S. national debt
1815  The first national gas well in the U.S. was discovered
1850  Zachary Taylor, the 12th President, died at age 65 after only 16 months in office
1878  Patent # 205,816 was issued to Henry Tibbe – corncob pipe
1932  The Dow Jones closed at 41.63 – down 91% from its level 3 years ago
1941  British cryptologists break the code used by Germans to direct their operations
1942  Actor Richard Roundtree was born – “Shaft”
1947  OJ Simpson was born
1953  Helicopter service in NYC began for the first time
1955  Actor Jimmy Smits was born – “NYPD Blue”
1956  Actor Tom Hanks was born
1964  Singer Courtney Love was born
1971  Henry Kissinger secretly visited China and met with the Premier
1991  The International Olympic Committee readmitted South Africa
1992  Bill Clinton chose Al Gore as his running mate
2003  Canada became the first country to sell marijuana for medical use
SPORTS HISTORY on JULY 9
2005  Cubs outfielder Adam Greenberg makes his MLB debut in the 9th and is hit on the head on the 1st pitch – will be his only MLB at bat
2002  All-Star game ends in a 7-7 tie
1996  Philadelphia 76ers trade Wilt Chamberlain to the LA Lakers
1994  Alex Rodriguez gets his 1st MLB hit
1988  Chris Speier of SF hits for the cycle – only 4th player in MLB history to do so for two teams (Joe Cronin, Babe Herman, and Bob Watson)
1979  Fans select an all Red Sox outfield for the All-Star game – Yaz, Rice, Lynn
1976  Red Sox owner Tom Yawkey died
1972  Nolan Ryan strikes out 16 Red Sox including an AL record 8 in a row, as Angels beat Red Sox on a one hitter (Yaz in the 1st)
1972  Twins Rich Reese hits a pinch hit grand slam – 3rd of his career to tie MLB record
1971  Longest shutout in AL history – A’s beat Angels 1-0 in 20 innings – set MLB record with 43 combined strikeouts
1966  Jack Nicklaus wins the 95th British Open
1963  Stan Musial appears in a record 24th All-Star game
#1 SONGS on JULY 9
1960  Alley-Oop – The Hollywood Argyles
1961  Tossin’ and Turnin’ – Bobby Lewis
1962  Roses Are Red – Bobby Vinton
1963  Easier Said Than Done – The Essex
1964  I Get Around – The Beach Boys
1965  (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction – The Rolling Stones
1966  Paperback Writer – The Beatles
1967  Windy – The Association
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 You Baby – George McCrae
1975  Love Will Keep Us Together – The Captain & Tennille
1976  Afternoon Delight – The Standard Vocal Band
1977  Undercover Angel – Alan O’ Day
1978  Shadow Dancing – Andy Gibb
1979  Bad Girls – Donna Summer
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  A View to Kill – Duran Duran
1986  Holding Back the Tears – Simply Red
1987  Alone - Heart
1988  The Flame – Cheap Trick
1989  If You Don’t Know Me by Now – Simply Red
1990  Step by Step – New Kids on the Block
1991  Rush Rush – Paula Abdul
1992  Baby Got Back – Sir Mix-a-Lot
1993  Weak - SWV
1994  I Swear – All-4-One
1995  Waterfalls – TLC
1996  How Do You Want It – 2Pac
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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