Thursday, August 18, 2011

TODAY IN HISTORY AUGUST 18

THE HISTORY OF AUGUST 18
WORLD EVENTS
Today is National Soft Ice Cream Day
1587  Virginia Dare became the first child born in America to English settlers
1735  The Evening Post began publishing in Boston
1834  Mt. Vesuvius erupted
1894  The Bureau of Immigration was formed by Congress
1914  President Wilson said the U.S. would remain neutral during WWI
1919  “The Anti-Cigarette League of America” was founded in Chicago
1920  Tennessee ratified the 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote – 36th state to approve
1936  Actor Robert Redford was born – “The Sting”
1937  The first FM radio permit was issued – Boston
1937  Toyota Motors was founded in Japan
1938  FDR dedicates the Thousand Islands Bridge – connected Canada and the U.S.
1947  Hewlett-Packard was incorporated
1951  The first transcontinental wireless phone call was made – NYC to San Francisco
1952  Actor Patrick Swayze was born – “Dirty Dancing”
1957  Actor/comedian Denis Leary was born
1963  James Meredith graduated from the University of Mississippi – first black to do so
1982  NYSE volume passes 100 million shares for the first time
1983  Samantha Druce sets a record as the youngest to swim the English Channel – 12 years and 118 days old – 15 hours and 26 minutes
1988  The largest home (130 rooms) on Long Island sold for $22 million
1988  The Republican National Convention in New Orleans chose the ticket of Bush/Quayle
1995  Shannon Faulkner, the first female cadet at the Citadel, quit the school – she had waged a two year battle to get in
SPORTS HISTORY on AUGUST 18
1998  Greg Maddux wins his 200th game – ends with 355
1998  Seattle’s Alex Rodriguez gets 5 hits – 2 HRs and 2 doubles – lose to Detroit 7-6
1995  Cubs beat Colorado 26-7 – nine Cubs score two or more times and 14 Cubs get a hit – both tie MLB record
1995  Seattle’s Mike Blowers hits a grand slam his first time up and a three run HR his second time up for 7 RBI – had 8 in a previous game
1992  St. Louis commits 2 errors – their 1st in 17 consecutive games – 16
consecutive is MLB record
1992  Larry Bird announces his retirement after 13 years in the NBA
1989  Andre Dawson gets his 2,000th hit – ends with 2,774
1987  Earl Campbell retires from football
1986  Jim Kelly signs with the Buffalo Bills ($75 million/5 years)
1977  Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Don Sutton throws NL record tying 5th one hitter
1967  Red Sox Tony Conigliaro is beaned by Angels Jack Hamilton
1966  Pirates third baseman Jose Pagan has 3 errors in one inning to tie a NL record
1965  Brooks Robinson hit into his 3rd triple play of his career – ties MLB record set by George Sisler – will end career doing it four times for the record
1934  Roberto Clemente was born – MLB Hall of Famer
#1 SONGS on AUGUST 18
1960  It’s Now or Never – Elvis Presley
1964  Where Did Our Love Go – The Supremes
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  Honky Tonk Woman – The Rolling Stones
1970  Make It With You - Bread
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  Having My Baby – Paul Anka with Odia Coates
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
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  The Power of Love – Huey Lewis & the News
1986  Papa Don’t Preach - Madonna
1987  Who’s That Girl - Madonna
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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