Tuesday, August 30, 2011


Today is National Roasted Marshmallow Day
1645  American Indians and Dutch made a peace treaty at New Amsterdam (NYC)
1780  Benedict Arnold secretly promised to surrender the fort at West Point to the British
1893  Louisiana Governor Huey P. Long was born – “Kingfish”
1901  Hubert Booth patented the vacuum cleaner
1930  Legendary investor Warren Buffett was born
1935  FDR signed the Revenue Act – was a wealth tax on inheritance, gifts, and higher income individuals
1941  The siege of Leningrad by the Nazis began
1945  General MacArthur set up the Allied occupation headquarters in Tokyo
1945  Hong Kong was liberated from Japan
1960  A partial blockade of West Germany by Eat Germany was imposed
1963  Actor Michael Chiklis was born – “The Shield”
1967  The U.S. Senate confirmed Thurgood Marshall as the first black Supreme Court justice
1972  Actress Cameron Diaz was born
1979  The first recorded occurrence of a comet hitting the sun – the energy was equal to 1 million hydrogen bombs
1983  Guion Buford became the 1st black astronaut on the 8th space shuttle
1992  “Murphy Brown” won three Emmys including best comedy series
1993  “The Late Show with David Letterman” premiered on CBS
2001  The Japanese stock market, Nikkei, fell to a 17 year low
2003  Charles Bronson, actor in over 60 movies, died
2003  Harley-Davidson celebrated its 100th birthday with a parade of 10,000 motorcycles
2004  The Republican Convention opened in NYC – would nominate Bush/Cheney
2005  24 hours after Katrina hit New Orleans, 80% of the area was flooded and over 20,000 people were in the Superdome
2006  Pittsburgh beats Chicago 10-9 in 11 innings – each team had 20 hits – no HRs
2006  Red Sox Curt Schilling gets his 3,000th strikeout – ends with 3,116
2004  Houston’s Jeff Bagwell steals a base – 11th player in MLB history with 400 HRs and 200 steals
1998  Sammy Sosa hits his 54th HR and Mark McGwire hits his 55th
1998  Roger Clemens beats the Twins 6-0 – has 29 inning scoreless streak going
1998  Philadelphia’s Curt Schilling throws his 13th complete game of the season –
benefited by a triple play
1997  Red Sox Nomar Garciaparra does not get a hit – ending AL rookie record at 30 consecutive games
1988  Phillies Kent Tekulve becomes the second pitcher in MLB history to appear in 1,000 games – Hoyt Wilhelm
1987  Twins Kirby Puckett is 6 for 6 in the game (ties AL record) – went 4 for 5 yesterday – ties MLB record 10 in 2 games
1984  Boston’s Jim Rice grounds into his 33rd double play of the season – MLB record – will end with 36
1974  Texas’ Dave Nelson steals 2nd, 3rd, and home in the 1st inning – only 3rd time in MLB history it is done in the 1st inning
1969  Senators Frank Howard steals a base – his first in 3 years – ends career with 8
1969  Angels catcher Jose Azcue ties AL record with 3 consecutive passed balls
1964  Milwaukee and San Francisco combine to use MLB record 15 pinch hitters in a double header
1905  Ty Cobb makes his debut – got a hit – will make 4,189 of them
1960  It’s Now or Never – Elvis Presley
1964  Where Did Our Love Go – The Supremes
1965  Help – The Beatles
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
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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