Sunday, September 11, 2011


Today is National Hot Cross Bun Day
1773  Ben Franklin wrote “There never was a good war or a bad peace”
1789  Alexander Hamilton was appointed the 1st Secretary of the Treasury
1875  1st newspaper cartoon strip appears – “Professor Tigwissel’s Burglar Alarm”
1916  The “Star Spangled Banner” was song at a baseball game for the first time
1917  Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos was born
1923  The ZR-1 (biggest active dirigible) flew over NYC’s tallest skyscraper – the Woolworth Building
1941  Ground breaking for the Pentagon began
1946  The first mobile long distance car to car telephone conversation took place
1954  The Miss America Pageant made its TV debut – Lee Ann Meriwether won
1965  The Beatles album “Help” went #1 on the charts – would be there for 9 weeks
1967  Singer Harry Connick Jr. was born
1967  The “Carol Burnett Show” premiered on CBS – ended in 1978
1970  Ford introduced the Pinto – less than $2,000 – later found to have a tendency to blow up when hit in a rear end collision near gas tank
1972  The Olympic games close in Munich
1973  In Chile, President Salvador Allende was killed during a military coup by General Augusto Pinichet
1977  Rapper and actor Ludacris was born
1987  Lorne Green, actor in Bonanza, died at age 72
2001  Approximately 3,000 people died when terrorists seized four airliners and crashed them into the World Trade Center in NYC, the Pentagon in Washington, and a field near Shanksville, Pa.
2003  Comedian/actor John Ritter collapsed on set and died of a heart attack while filming
2004  Barry Bonds walks 3 times – 1st player to ever have 200 walks in a season
2004  Philadelphia beats NY Mets 11-9 in 13 innings – MLB record 18 pitchers used in the game
2002  Hall of Fame QB Johnny Unitas died at age 69
2002  John Smoltz gets his 50th save of the season – 7th to do so
1999  Eric Milton of Minnesota throws a no hitter vs. Angels
1998  Florida Marlins lose their 100th game of the season – won the World Series last year – 1st team to do that
1985  Pete Rose gets his 4,192nd hit – passes Ty Cobb
1980  Expos Ron LeFlore steals his 91st base and Rodney Scott his 58th – MLB  
record number for teammates
1974  Cardinals beat Mets in 25 innings – NY goes to the plate 103 times and St. Louis 99 – MLB record 45 runners left on base
1973  Samuel Ewing makes his MLB debut for White Sox – strikes out 4 times – Nolan Ryan gets the win
1966  Johnny Miller of NYY hits a HR in his 1st at bat – his only HR as a Yankee – will hit a HR in his last at bat in 1969 as a Dodger – only 2 HRs in his career
1965  Milwaukee beats Mets on a one hitter as they did yesterday – ties MLB record for back to back one hitters
1959  Frank Robinson ties NL rookie record with his 38th HR of the season
1936  A’s pitcher Hod Lisenbee gave up 26 hits in the game
1918  The Boston Red Sox win the 15th World Series
1960  It’s Now or Never – Elvis Presley
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
1974  I Shot the Sheriff – Eric Clapton
1975  Rhinestone Cowboy – Glen Campbell
1976  Shake Your Booty – KC & the Sunshine Band
1979  My Sharona – The Knack
1980  Upside Down – Diana Ross
1981  Endless Love – Diana Ross & Lionel Richie
1983  Maniac – Michael Sembello
1984  What’s Love Got to Do With It – Tina Turner
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
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
1998  I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing – Aerosmith

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