Monday, August 15, 2011


Today is National Creamsicle Day
1784  The first Russian settlement in Alaska was established on Kodiak Island
1842  The Seminole War ended – Indians relocated from Florida to Oklahoma
1861  Martial law was declared in St. Louis due to pro-secession sentiment
1925  The idea for Mount Rushmore was proposed
1935  The Social Security Act was signed by FDR
1941  Congress appropriated $83 million for the construction of the Pentagon
1941  Rocker David Crosby was born
1945  Comedian Steve Martin was born
1945  President Truman announced that Japan had surrendered unconditionally during WWII
1953  The wiffle ball bat was patented by David Mullaney of Fairfield, Ct.
1962  A U.S. mail truck in Plymouth, Massachusetts was robbed of over $1.5 million
1965  The Beatles taped an appearance for “The Ed Sullivan Show”
1966  Actress Halle Berry was born
1974  The 40 year ban on private gold transactions and individual ownership was lifted – had been banned since 1933
1980  PETA was incorporated
1980  President Carter and Vice President Walter Mondale were nominated for a second term
1981  The Pope left a Rome hospital three months after being shot
1997  Timothy McVeigh was sentenced to death for his role in the killings that occurred during the Oklahoma City bombings
2003  The worst power failure in U.S. history occurred in the Northeast – 50 million people were affected for days
2008  Four straight White Sox players hit a HR – 6th time in MLB history
2007  Atlanta’s Bobby Cox is ejected – 132nd time in his career – MLB record
2002  Jason LaRue, Cincinnati catcher, has 3 consecutive passed balls
1999  Four Montreal players each hit 2 HRs in a game vs. Colorado – only 3rd time in MLB history
1998  Orioles catcher Chris Hoiles hits 2 grand slams in the game – only 9th in MLB history and first by a catcher
1996  Atlanta calls up Andruw Jones from the minors
1991  Angels Dave Winfield gets his 400th HR – ends with 465
1991  Fred McGriff of SD hits a grand slam for the 2nd day in a row – 12th to do so
1990  Angels Luis Polonia hits an inside the park grand slam vs. NYY
1988  Red Sox lose at Fenway – end AL record streak of 24 straight at home
1987  Mark McGwire sets MLB rookie record with his 39th HR – ends season with 49
1977  Yaz gets his 506th career double – MLB record – ends career with 646
1971  Bob Gibson no hits the Pirates                                         
1961  Phillies lose 17th straight game – end with 23 on August 23
1959  Earvin “Magic” Johnson born
1958  Cleveland Indians Vic Powers steals home twice – ends season with only 3 steals
1939  1st night game at Cominsky Park – Sox win 5-2
1936  1st Olympic basketball game final held – US wins gold beating Canada 19-8
1960  It’s Now or Never – Elvis Presley
1964  Everybody Loves Somebody – Dean Martin
1965  I Got You Babe – Sonny & Cher
1966  Summer in the City – The Lovin’ Spoonful
1967  All You Need is Love – The Beatles
1968  People Got to Be Free – The Rascals
1969  In the Year 2525 – Zager & Evans
1970  (They Long to Be) Close to You – The Carpenters
1971  How Can You Mend a Broken Heart – The Bee Gees
1972  Alone Again Naturally – Gilbert O’Sullivan
1973  The Morning After – Maureen McGovern
1974  The Night Chicago Died – Paper Lace
1975  Jive Talkin’ – The Bee Gees
1976  Don’t Go Breaking My Heart – Elton John & Kiki Dee
1977  Best of My Love – The Emotions
1978  Three Times a Lady – The Commodores
1980  Magic – Olivia Newton-John
1981  Endless Love – Diana Ross & Lionel Richie
1982  Eye of the Tiger - Survivor
1983  Every Breathe You Take – The Police
1984  Ghostbusters – Ray Parker Jr.
1985  Shout – Tears for Fears
1986  Papa Don’t Preach - Madonna
1987  I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For – U2
1990  Vision of Love – Mariah Carey
1991  Every Thing I Do – Bryan Adams
1992  End of the Road – Boyz II Men
1995  Waterfalls - TLC
1996  Macarena – Los Del Rio
1998  The Boy is Mine – Brandy & Monica
1999  Genie in a Bottle – Christina Aguilera

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