Saturday, September 10, 2011

THE HISTORY OF SEPTEMBER 10

THE HISTORY OF SEPTEMBER 10
WORLD EVENTS
Today is National TV Dinner Day
1623  Lumber and furs were the first cargo to leave Plymouth for England
1813  Commander Oliver Perry beats the British at the Battle of Lake Erie
1846  Elias Howe receives a patent for the sewing machine
1919  NYC welcomes home General Pershing and 25,000 soldiers from WWI
1935  “Popeye” was heard on the radio for the first time
1942  Gas rationing due to WWII started in the U.S.
1945  Singer Jose Feliciano was born – “Light My Fire”
1949  Bill O’Reilly was born – Fox News Commentator
1953  Swanson sold its first TV dinner
1955  “Gunsmoke” premiers on CBS – last show was 1975
1955  Bert Parks began a 25 year career as host of the Miss America Pageant
1967  Gibraltar voted 12,138 to 44 to remain British
1968  Guy Ritchie was born – was married to Madonna
1977  The last execution by guillotine took place in France
1990  Ellis Island opened as a museum – originally opened on January 1, 1892
1992  Lucy in the “Peanuts” comic strip raised her Psychiatric Help rate from 5 cents to 47 cents
1995  At the Emmy Awards, “ER” won 8, “NYPD Blue” named best dramatic series, “Frasier” best comedy
2000  The Broadway show “Cats” closed in NYC after 7,485 shows
2000  At the 52nd Emmy Awards, “West Wing” won a record 9 Emmy’s , “Will and Grace” won for best comedy
2002  Switzerland became the 190th member of the UN
2007  Actress Jane Wymam, former wife of Ronald Reagan, died at age 90
SPORTS HISTORY ON SEPTEMBER 10
2000  Randy Johnson gets his 3,000th strikeout and 300th of the season
1999  Pedro Martinez gets his 21st win and strikes out 17 NYY – most ever in NYY history in a game
1996  Montreal beats Chicago 10-3 – Expos tie MLB record by using 9 pitchers
1989  Deion Sanders plays his 1st game for Atlanta and returns a punt 68 yards for a TD
1980  Bill Gullickson of Expos sets a rookie record by striking out 18 batters
1977  Wilbur Woods hits 3 straight batters in the 1st inning
1974  Lou Brock breaks the stolen base record for a season with his 105th
1972  The US loses to Russia in Olympic basketball – highly disputed game 51-50
1969  KC uses a record 27 players in a game – lose 11-4
1965  Philadelphia’s Ferguson Jenkins makes his MLB debut – gets the win in
relief – will win 284 in his career
1964  Brooks Robinson hits into a triple play – will end career with MLB record 4 times doing it
1960  Ethiopian Abebe Bikila wins the marathon at the Rome Olympics running barefoot
#1 SONGS ON SEPTEMBER 10
1960  It’s Now or Never – Elvis Presley
1961  Michael – The Highwaymen
1962  Sherry – The Four Seasons
1963  My Boyfriend’s Back – The Angels
1964  The House of the Rising Sun – The Animals
1965  Help – The Beatles
1966  You Can’t Hurry Love – The Supremes
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  Go Away Little Girl – Donny Osmond
1972  Black and White – Three Dog Night
1973  Delta Dawn – Helen Reddy
1974  I Shot the Sheriff – Eric Clapton
1975  Rhinestone Cowboy – Glen Campbell
1976  Shake Your Booty – KC & the Sunshine Band
1977  Best of My Love – The Emotions
1979  My Sharona – The Knack
1980  Upside Down – Diana Ross
1981  Endless Love – Diana Ross & Lionel Richie
1982  Abracadabra – Steve Miller Band
1983  Maniac – Michael Sembello
1984  What’s Love Got to Do With It – Tina Turner
1985  St. Elmo’s Fire – John Parr
1986  Take My Breath Away - Berlin
1987  La Bamba – Los Lobos
1988  Sweet Child of Mine – Guns & Roses
1989  Don’t Want to Lose You – Gloria Estefan
1990  Love and Affection – Nelson
1991  The Promise of a New Day – Paula Abdul
1992  End of the Road – Boyz II Men
1993  Dream Lover – Mariah Carey
1994  I’ll Make Love to You – Boyz II Men
1996  Macarena – Los Del Rio
1997  Honey – Mariah Carey
1998  I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing – Aerosmith

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