Tuesday, September 13, 2011


Today is National Peanut Day
1788  New York City became the temporary capital of the U.S.
1851  Army surgeon Walter Reed was born – “Walter Reed Hospital
1899  Henry Bliss became the first person in the U.S. to be killed by an automobile
1925  Singer Mel Torme was born
1943  Chiang Kai-shek became President of China
1944  Jacqueline Bisset was born – actress “Charlie’s Angels”
1948  Actress Nell Carter was born – Nell on “Gimme a Break”
1948  Margaret  Chase Smith (R-ME) was elected Senator – first woman to serve in both houses of Congress
1965  The Beatles released “Yesterday”
1970  The first NYC marathon took place – Fireman Gary Muhrucke was the winner – 127 runners participated
1971  11 hostages and 32 prisoners died in the takeover of Attica State Prison by the National Guard
1974  “The Rockford Files” with James Garner premiered on TV
1977  The first diesel automobile was introduced by General Motors – the Oldsmobile 88
1981  33rd Emmy Awards – “Hill Street Blues” won big
1987  Paul Lynch of Great Britain did 32,573 pushups in 24 hours
1988  Hurricane Gilbert became the strongest (26.13 barometers) hurricane in the Western Hemisphere
1990  “Law and Order” premiered on TV
1993  “Late Night with Conan O’Brien” premiered on NBC
1996  Tupac Shakur died of gunshot wounds he received in Las Vegas on September 7
1998  “Frasier” won a record 5th consecutive Emmy for Best Comedy
2001  Air traffic begins again in the U.S. following the 9/11 attacks
2004  Oprah Winfrey started her 19th season – gave the audience new cars
2009  Lions start where they left off last year – lose to New Orleans 45-27 – Drew Brees threw 6 TDs
2009  Ichiro Suzuki gets his 200th hit for the 9th straight year – MLB record
2007  The NFL fines Bill Belichick $500,000 and the Patriots $250,000 for illegal videotaping of the Jets during the game
2004  Sammy Sosa hits his 30th HR – only 3rd player in history to hit 30 or more 10 seasons in a row
1998  Sammy Sosa hits his 61st and 62nd HR to pass Maris and pull into a tie with Mark McGwire
1997  Tom Candiotti of the Dodgers hits 3 batters in the 1st inning and one in the 2nd to tie MLB record
1983  Rickey Henderson steals his 100th base for the 3rd consecutive year 
1982  Joe Niekro beats his brother Phil 5-3 – only Phil’s 4th loss of the season
1974  Philadelphia uses a NL record 27 players in the game and St. Louis uses 24 tying a MLB record 51 – Philadelphia won 7-3 in 17 innings
1971  Frank Robinson hits his 500th HR – ends with 586
1969  Barry Bonds is the 4th player in MLB history to have 30 steals and 30 HRs – will do it 4 more times in his career including a 40-40 year
1965  Willie Mays hits his 500th HR – ends with 660
1951  Cardinals play an unusual double header – beat Giants in the afternoon and lose to the Braves at night
1942  Cubs shortstop Lennie Merullo makes 4 errors in the 2nd inning (MLB record) – also made one in the 1st game of the double header
1909  Ty Cobb hits his 9th HR of the season – all inside the park
1960  The Twist – Chubby Checker
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  Ain’t No Mountain High Enough – Diana Ross
1972  Black and White – Three Dog Night
1974  I Shot the Sheriff – Eric Clapton
1975  Rhinestone Cowboy – Glen Campbell
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
1988  Sweet Child of Mine – Guns & Roses
1989  Don’t Want to Lose You – Gloria Estefan
1992  End of the Road – Boyz II Men
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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