Tuesday, August 30, 2011

TODAY IN HISTORY AUGUST 29

THE HISTORY OF AUGUST 29
WORLD EVENTS
Today is National Chop Suey Day and National Lemon Juice Day
1786  Shay’s Rebellion began in Springfield, Ma. – protested the seizure of property for the non—payment of debt
1893  The “clasp locker” was patented by Whitcomb Judson – a clumsy forerunner to the zipper
1936  Senator/Presidential candidate John McCain was born
1938  Actor Elliot Gould was born – “M*A*S*H”
1938  News anchor Peter Jennings was born
1941  TV host Robin Leach was born – “Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous”
1945  General MacArthur was named Supreme Commander of Allied forces in Japan
1949  A nuclear device was first used at the University of Chicago to treat patients
1957  Senator Strom Thurmond (SC) set a filibuster record in the Senate speaking
24 hours and 18 minutes in opposition to the Civil Rights Act of 1957
1958  The Air Force Academy was opened in Colorado Springs, Colorado
1967  The final episode of “The Fugitive” aired – 120 episodes aired from 1963
1973  Judge John Sirica ordered the President to turn over the Watergate tapes – Nixon refused and appealed the decision
1995  At the OJ Simpson trial recordings of Detective Mark Furman using racial comments were played
2002  Eminem won 4 awards at the MTV Video Music Awards
2004  India tested a nuclear capable missile – had a range of 1,560 miles
2005 One of the deadliest hurricanes in U.S. made landfall in the gulf coast states of Louisiana and Mississippi
2008  On his birthday, John McCain chose Sarah Palin as his running mate for President
2009  Michael Jackson’s death was ruled a homicide caused by drugs
SPORTS HISTORY on AUGUST 29
2006  Barry Bonds hits 2 HRs – now has 69 multiple HR games – Babe Ruth had 72
2004  Albert Pujols gets his 100th RBI of the season – only 4th player in MLB history to do so in his first 4 years – Simmons, DiMaggio, and Ted Williams
2002  Cubs Mark Bellhorn hits a HR from both sides of the plate in the same inning – 1st NL player to do so in the same inning – Carlos Baerga did it also
2000  Angels Darin Erstad gets his 200th hit of the season – fastest to get there in 65 years
1998  Florida Marlins lose their 89th game of the season – MLB record for a defending World Series champion
1996  Ramon Martinez of the Dodgers beats brother Pedro of Montreal 2-1
1993  Royals George Brett steals a base – 3rd player in MLB history with 3,000 hits, 300 HRs, and 200 steals – Mays and Aaron
1987  Nolan Ryan gets his 200th strikeout of the season – MLB record 11th time
1979  Eddie Murray of the Orioles gets 7 RBI in a 7-4 win – hit 3 consecutive HRs – 2 right handed and 1 left handed
1978  NYY get 5 intentional walks in a game vs. Angels                   
1977  Lou Brock steals his 893rd base – passes Ty Cobb
1977  Cleveland shortstop Duane Kuiper hits a HR – when he retires in 1985 it will be his only HR in 3,379 at bats
1972  San Francisco’s Jim Barr retires the first 20 batters he faced – retired the last 21 he faced in his previous outing – the 41 retired is a MLB record that would last 37 years
1967  Bert Campaneris of KC gets 3 triples in a game – they lose to Cleveland
1965  White Sox shortstop Ron Hansen handles 28 chances in a double header vs. Red Sox – MLB record
#1 SONGS on AUGUST 29
1960  It’s Now or Never – Elvis Presley
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
1971  Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey – Paul & Linda McCarthy
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  You Should Be Dancing – The Bee Gees
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

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