Saturday, August 27, 2011


Today is National Cherry Turnover Day
1609  Delaware Bay was discovered by Henry Hudson
1837  John Lea and William Perrins began making “Worcester Sauce”
1922  The first radio commercial aired on WEAF in NYC – cost $100 for 10 minutes
1938  The School of Speech at Northwestern University gave an honorary degree to Charlie McCarthy, Edgar Bergen’s wooden dummy
1963  Martin Luther King Jr. gave his “I Have a Dream” speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial
1965  Singer Shania Twin was born
1968  Police and anti-war protesters clashed at the Democratic National Convention in Chicago
1968  Hubert Humphrey was nominated for President by the Democrats
1969  Actor Jason Priestley was born – “90210”
1981  John Hinckley pleaded innocent in the shooting of President Reagan – acquitted in 1982 by reason of insanity
1982  Country singer LeAnn Rimes was born
1983  Joseph Kreckman set a record of shooting 2,215 clay pigeons in an hour
1987  Actor/director John Huston died – “Maltese Falcon”
1990  Iraq declared Kuwait its 19th province
1995  Chase Manhattan and Chemical Bank announced a $10 billion merger
1996  A divorce decree was issued to Prince Charles and Princess Diana ending their 15 year marriage
2004  George Brunstad became the oldest person to swim the English Channel – he was 70 years old and it took him 15 hours and 59 minutes
2005  Katrina was upgraded to a category 5 hurricane – Mayor Nagin ordered the evacuation of all of New Orleans
2008  Barack Obama accepted the nomination for President of the Democrat Party
2003  Dodgers Eric Gagne sets MLB record with his 44th straight save of the season
2002  LA Dodgers Odalis Perez beats the Diamondbacks 1-0 – only run of the game was his HR
2001  Ichiro Suzuki gets his 200th hit of the season – only 3rd AL rookie to hit 200 since 1964
2001  Alex Rodriguez becomes the 9th player in MLB history to hit 40 HRs in 4 consecutive seasons
1996  Vinny Castilla of Colorado gets his 100th RBI of the season – team now has 4 players
players with 100 or more – ties MLB record
1992  Brewers beat Toronto 22-2 – had AL record 31 hits – most hits in a game in 91 years – 26 of them were singles
1990  Ryne Sandberg of Cubs hits his 30th HR of the year – first second baseman to have back to back 30 HR seasons in MLB history
1987  Mike Schmidt hits his 522nd HR – passes Ted Williams and Willie McCovey
1977  Nolan Ryan strikes out his 300th batter for the 5th time in his career
1977  Steve Garvey of Dodgers has 5 extra base hits, scores 5 times, and has 5 RBI in the game
1970  Juan Marichal gets his 200th win – ends with 243
1967  Johnny Bench makes his MLB debut – goes 0 for 3
1951  Pirates ends Giants 16 game win streak
1960  It’s Now or Never – Elvis Presley
1963  My Boyfriend’s Back – The Angels
1964  Where Did Our Love Go – The Supremes
1965  I Got You Babe – Sonny & Cher
1966  Sunshine Superman - Donovan
1967  Ode to Billie Joe – Bobbie Gentry
1968  People Got to Be Free – The Rascals
1969  Honky Tonk Woman – The Rolling Stones
1970  War – Edwin Starr
1971  How Can You Mend a Broken Heart – The Bee Gees
1972  Brandy (You’re a Fine Girl) – Looking Glass
1973  Brother Love - Stories
1974  Having My Baby – Paul Anka with Odia Coates
1975  Get Down Tonight – KC & the Sunshine Band
1976  Don’t Go Breaking My Heart – Elton John & Kiki Dee
1977  Best of My Love – The Emotions
1979  My Sharona – The Knack
1980  Sailing – Christopher Cross
1981  Endless Love – Diana Ross & Lionel Richie
1982  Eye of the Tiger - Survivor
1983  Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) – The Eurythmics
1984  What’s Love Got to Do With It – Tina Turner
1985  The Power of Love – Huey Lewis & the News
1987  La Bamba – Los Lobos
1991  Every Thing I Do – Bryan Adams
1992  End of the Road – Boyz II Men
1994  I’ll Make Love to You – Boyz II Men
1995  You Are Not Alone – Michael Jackson
1996  Macarena – Los Del Rio
1999  Genie in a Bottle – Christina Aguilera

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