Tuesday, August 9, 2011

TODAY IN HISTORY AUGUST 9

THE HISTORY OF AUGUST 9
WORLD EVENTS
Today is National Rice Pudding Day
1173 Construction began on the Tower of Pisa – takes two centuries to complete
1483  Opening of the Sistine Chapel
1678  The Bronx was sold by the American Indians for 400 beads
1790  Columbia” became the first U.S. flagged ship to sail around the world – took three years
1831  The first steam locomotive began its trip in NY state – Albany to Schenectady
1859  The “revolving stairs” was patented by Nathan Ames – the escalator – 1st working one appeared in 1900
1921  The Veteran’s Bureau was established
1944  “Smokey the Bear” was created by the Forest Service
1945  The first network TV broadcast occurred in Washington, DC – the program announced the bombing in Japan
1945  The second atomic bomb was dropped on Nagasaki
1963  Singer/actress Whitney Houston was born
1969  Five people including actress Sharon Tate were found dead in LA – Charles Manson later convicted
1974  Richard Nixon resigns the Presidency – Gerald Ford became the 38th President – “Our long national nightmare is over”
1985  A federal judge found Arthur Walker guilty of 7 counts of spying for the Soviets
1993  “Hollywood Madam” Heidi Fleiss pleads innocent of pandering – found guilty in 1994
1998  73,000 telephone workers of Bell Atlantic went on strike
2000  Bridgestone/Firestone Inc. announced a recall of 6.5 million defective tires
2006  Senator Joe Lieberman (D) files to run as an independent in Connecticut
SPORTS HISTORY on AUGUST 9
2005  KC loses 11th in a row – gave up 11 runs in the 9th to lose 13-7 – will lose 19 in a row
2002  Barry Bonds hits his 600th HR – Aaron, Mays, and Ruth are the only others
2001  Sammy Sosa hits 3 consecutive HRs but they lose to Colorado 14-5
2001  In Giants vs. Reds game, Ken Griffey Jr. hits his 450th HR – youngest to reach that mark and Barry Bonds hits his 49th – fastest to reach that mark
1999  Toronto beats Texas 19-4 – Toronto had 25 hits – Doug Davis of Rangers makes his MLB debut – gave up 11 hits, 3 HRs, and 10 earned runs in 2 1/3rd innings – will be gone tomorrow
1999  5 grand slams hit in baseball today – most in the 129 year history of the
game
1990  Padres Gary Templeton gets his 2,000th hit – got his 1st exactly 14 years ago
1988  Edmonton trades Wayne Gretzky to the LA Kings
1988  Cubs beat Mets in the 1st official night game at Wrigley
1987  Trailing 15-4, NYY catcher Rick Cerone pitched – 2nd time in three weeks he has caught and pitched in the same game
1975  Dodgers Davey Lopes steals his 32nd consecutive base – broke record set in 1922
1971  Satchel Paige is inducted into the Hall of Fame
1960  Phillies second baseman Tony Taylor plays both games of a doubleheader and does not record a putout – ties MLB record
1936  Jesse Owens wins his 4th gold medal at the Olympics in Berlin
1928  Bob Cousy was born
1925  The only time Babe Ruth was pinch hit for – Bobby Veach flied out
#1 SONGS on AUGUST 9
1962  Breaking Up Is Hard to Do – Neil Sadaka
1964  Everybody Loves Somebody – Dean Martin
1965  I Got You Babe – Sonny & Cher
1967  Light My Fire – 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  Three Times a Lady – The Commodores
1979  Bad Girls – Donna Summer
1980  Magic – Olivia Newton-John
1981  Endless Love – Diana Ross & Lionel Richie
1982  Eye of the Tiger - Survivor
1983  Every Breathe You Take – The Police
1984  Ghostbusters – Ray Parker Jr.
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  End of the Road – Boyz II Men
1995  Waterfalls – TLC
1996  Macarena – Los Del Rio
1999  Genie in a Bottle – Christina Aguilera

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