Thursday, August 4, 2011


Today is National Lasagna Day
1693  Dom Perignon invented champagne
1790  The Revenue Cutter Service was founded – became the Coast Guard
1821  “The Saturday Evening Post” was published for the first time as a weekly – continued until 1969
1901  Louis Armstrong was born – “Hello Dolly”
1914  Britain declared war on GermanyAmerica declared neutrality
1916  The U.S buys the Virgin Islands for $25 million
1944  Anne Frank was arrested by the Nazis during a raid in Amsterdam – her diary would be published after her death
1956  Elvis Presley released “Hound Dog”
1961  The 44th President Barack Obama was born
1964  President Johnson announced attacks on North Vietnam in retaliation for the attack on a U.S. destroyer on August 2
1964  The bodies of 3 civil rights workers were found in Mississippi – they had disappeared June 21
1972  Arthur Brenner was found guilty of shooting Governor Wallace – sentenced to 63 years in prison
1995  The Wall Street Journal reports that 1% of Americans own 40% of the nation’s wealth
1997  Jeanne Calment, the oldest woman in the world, died at age 122 in France
2000  Queen Elizabeth, the Queen mother, celebrated her 100th birthday
2007  Alex Rodriguez (32) is the youngest to hit 500 HRs
2007  Barry Bonds ties Hank Aaron with his 755th HR
2004  St. Louis catcher Mike Matheny commits an error – ends his MLB record 252 consecutive game errorless streak
1998  Darryl Strawberry hits his second pinch hit grand slam of the season – ties MLB record
1996  Jim Bunning and Earl Weaver are inducted into the Hall of Fame
1993  San Diego’s Tony Gwynn gets 6 hits vs. the Giants – his 4th time this season with 5 or more in a game – ties MLB record set by Wee Willie Keeler – equaled by Ty Cobb and Stan Musial
1989  Dave Steib loses a perfect game with 2 outs in the 9th – third time he has lost a no hitter with 2 outs in the 9th
1986  White Sox pitcher Jose DeLeon gets his 2nd win of the season – beat the Red Sox and Roger Clemens (17-4) for the second time in 5 days by 1-0 score
1985  Tom Seaver becomes the 17th pitcher to win 300 games – ends with 311
1985  Rod Carew gets his 3,000th hit – ends with 3,053
1984  Carl Lewis wins his first gold medal at the Olympics
1982  NY Mets Joel Youngblood singles in a Chicago day game – he then singles for the Expos in Philadelphia in a night game – he was traded between games
1979  Braves Phil Niekro sets MLB record with 4 wild pitches in an inning and 6 in the game
1978  NYY Ron Guidry has his 2nd loss of the season – 2-1 to Baltimore – record now is 15-2
1971  Bob Gibson wins his 200th game – ends with 251
1936  Jesse Owens wins his 2nd gold medal at the Olympics in Berlin
1960  I’m Sorry – Brenda Lee
1962  Roses are Red – Bobby Vinton
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
1975  Jive Talkin’ – The Bee Gees
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
1991  Every Thing I Do – Bryan Adams
1992  This Used to Be My Playground – Madonna
1993  Can’t Help Falling in Love – UB40
1995  Waterfalls - TLC
1996  Macarena – Los Del Rio
1998  The Boy Is Mine – Brandy & Monica
1999  Genie in a Bottle – Christina Aguilera

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