Tuesday, August 2, 2011


Today is National Ice Cream Sandwich Day
1790  Enumeration for the first U.S. census began – population 3,929,214

1824  5th Avenue
was opened in NYC
1858  The first mailboxes were installed along the street of Boston
1876  “Wild Bill” Hickok was killed in Deadwood, SD while playing poker – had aces over eights
1892  Charles Wheeler patented the escalator
1909  The first Abraham Lincoln pennies were minted – they replaced the Indian Head pennies
1921  A jury acquitted members of the White Sox in the “Black Sox Scandal” – members of the team had been accused of throwing the World Series
1922  Alexander Graham Bell died
1923  The 29th President William Harding died
1924  Actor Carroll O’Connor was born – Archie on “All in the Family”
1934  Hitler became the country’s Fuhrer – President and Chancellor
1937  The Marijuana Tax Act was passed – possession became illegal
1943  PT-109, captained by Lt. John Kennedy, sank after being torpedoed
1950  Lance Ito was born – judge in OJ Simpson trial
1964  Pentagon reports that a U.S. destroyer was attacked in the Gulf of Tonkin by the North Vietnamese
1967  “In the Heat of the Night” with Sidney Poitier and Rod Steiger opened in NYC
1985  A jumbo jet crashed at Dallas-Fort Worth while attempting to land – 137 died – caused by violent thunderstorms
1990  Iraq invaded Kuwait – over 100,000 soldiers attack the country – Hussein threatened to turn Kuwait City into a “graveyard” if any other country challenged him
2007  Fisher Price recalled 1 ½ million imported toys from China due to fears that the paint may be a health risk to children
1995  Toronto rookie pitcher Paul Menhart pitches a one hitter, but loses 1-0 to Baltimore – the one hit was a HR by Harold Baines
1992  Rollie Fingers and Tom Seaver inducted into the Hall of Fame – Fingers: 341 saves, 2.90 ERA, Cy Young and MVP in 1981 – Seaver: 311 wins, 2.86 ERA, 3 time Cy Young winner
1991  Rangers pitcher Mike Jeffcoat gets an RBI – 1st AL pitcher to drive in a run since DH rule in 1973 – 1st AL pitcher to get a hit since 10/2/1974
1990  NYY rookie Kevin Maas hits his 10th HR in his 72nd at bat – fastest ever to hit 10 HRs
1987  Reds Eric Davis hits his 30th HR – becomes the 7th player in MLB history to have 30 HRs and 30 steals in a season
1987  KC rookie Kevin Seitzer goes 6 for 6 (ties AL record) – will end up with 12 hits in 3 consecutive games (3rd highest in MLB history)
1982  Rickey Henderson steals his 100th base – 1st player to ever steal 100 twice
1979  NYY Thurmon Thomas dies in a plane crash at age 32
1978  The day after his 44 game hitting streak came to an end, Pete Rose gets 2 singles, a double, and a HR                                                               
1967  Pete Rose hits a HR from both sides of the plate
1959  Jim Bunning of Detroit strikes out 3 Red Sox on 9 pitches in an inning – 1st time since 1928 (Lefty Grove)
1959  Billy Bruton of Braves hits 2 bases loaded triples – ties MLB record
1959  Willie McCovey hits his 1st HR – ends with 521
1960  I’m Sorry – Brenda Lee
1964  A Hard Day’s Night – The Beatles
1965  I’m Henry VIII, I Am – Herman’s Hermits
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  How Can You Mend a Broken Heart – The Bee Gees
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
1976  Don’t Go Breaking My Heart – Elton John & Kiki Dee
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
1986  Glory of Love – Peter Cetera
1987  I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For – U2
1990  Vision of Love – Mariah Carey
1995  Waterfalls - TLC
1996  Macarena – Los Del Rio
1999  Genie in a Bottle – Christina Aguilera

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