Friday, August 19, 2011


Today is National Potato Day and National Hot & Spicy Food Day
1692  Five women and a clergyman were executed in Salem, Massachusetts for witchcraft
1848  The discovery of gold in California was reported by The New York Herald
1856  The process for making condensed milk was patented by G. Borden
1871  Aviation pioneer Orville Wright was born
1919  Afghanistan gained its independence from Britain
1929  The “Amos and Andy” radio show premiered on NBC radio
1934  Adolph Hitler was named Fuehrer of Germany

1940  Actress Jill St.
John was born – “Hart to Hart”
1940  The Civil Aeronautics Administration awarded an honorary license #1 to Orville Wright
1944 The liberation of Paris was started by the Allies
1946  Bill Clinton, 42nd President, was born
1953  A military coup overthrew the government of Iran and the Shah returned to power
1960  Francis Gary Powers, American U-2 pilot, was convicted by the Soviets for spying after he had been shot down
1960  The Soviet Union launched two dogs into space
1963  Actor John Stamos was born – “Full House”
1976  President Ford narrowly won the Republican nomination for President over Ronald Reagan
1977  Comedian Groucho Marx died at age 86
1981  The final episode of “Charlie’s Angels” aired
1993  The final episode of “Cheers” aired on NBC after 11 years
2004  Google Inc. became a publicly traded company – opened at $85 closed at $100 – reached over $700 in several years
2000  NYY hit a record tying 3 sacrifice flies in one inning
2000  Jeff Bagwell of Houston gets his 300th HR – ends with 449
1992  Bret Boone debuts with Seattle – his grandfather and his father were also MLB players
1992  Tom Glavine wins his 13th in a row – (19-3)
1990  Dodger shortstop Jose Offerman hits a HR in his 1st at bat
1984  Lee Trevino (273) wins the 66th PGA Championship
1980  George Brett has his 30 game hitting streak snapped – hit .467 during the streak
1974  Reds Joe Morgan hit a grand slam and a 3 run HR – beat Philadelphia 15-2
1969  Ken Holtzman of the Cubs pitches a no hitter – 5th in 1969 – he did not strikeout a batter
1968  Bob Gibson throws his 10th shutout of the year – ERA is 1.00 and record is 18-5
1965  Reds pitcher Jim Maloney throws a no hitter – gave up 10 walks
1962  Homero Blancas plays the lowest round of a golf tournament (55) at an event in Texas
1962  NYY beat A’s 21-7 – Elston Howard had 8 RBI and Mantle 7
1961  Philadelphia loses its 22nd game in a row 4-3 – they left 11 runners on base
1957  Baseball’s NY Giants vote to move to San Francisco next year
1951  Bill Veeck sends up Eddie Gaedel (height 3’7’) to pinch hit in a game
1945  Jimmie Foxx makes his MLB debut as a pitcher – it will be his only win
1931  Lefty Grove wins his 16th straight game – record now is 25-2
1909  1st race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway – 5 miles – 12,000 fans attended
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
1973  Brother Love - Stories
1974  Having My Baby – Paul Anka with Odia Coates
1976  Don’t Go Breaking My Heart – Elton John & Kiki Dee
1978  Three Times a Lady – The Commodores
1979  My Sharona – The Knack
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
1999  Genie in a Bottle – Christina Aguilera

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