Wednesday, September 14, 2011


Today is National Creamed Filled Donut Day and National Eat a Hoagie Day
1716  The first lighthouse in the U.S. was lit – Boston Harbor
1814  Francis Scott Key, overlooking Fort McHenry, wrote “The Star Spangled Banner”
1901  President McKinley died of gunshot wounds he received 8 days earlier – VP Teddy Roosevelt became the 26th President
1914  Actor Clayton Moore was born – the “Lone Ranger”
1930  The Nazis gained 107 seats in the German elections
1938  “Graf Zeppelin II”, the world’s largest aircraft, made its maiden flight
1940  Congress passed the first peace time conscription bill (the draft) by a one vote margin
1944  Dancer/actress Joey Heartherton was born
1948  Ground breaking ceremonies for the UN headquarters in NYC were held
1960  OPEC was founded – Iraq, Iran, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, and Venezuela were the core members
1972  “The Walton’s” debut on TV
1975  Mother Elizabeth Ann Bayley Seton was canonized and became the first U.S. born saint
1978  “Mork and Mindy” premiered on ABC
1981  “Entertainment Tonight” premiered on TV
1982  Princess Grace of Monaco died from injuries suffered in a car accident the previous day
1984  The first MTV Awards were held – Bette Midler and Dan Aykroyd hosted the show
1985  “The Golden Girls” premiered on NBC – ended 1992
1997  “Law and Order” and “Frasier” won Emmy’s for best shows
1998  Microsoft passed GE as the most valuable company in the world - $216 billion
2008  Carlos Zambrano of the Cubs no hits Houston
2003  Detroit loses its 110th game of the season – ends with 43-119 record
2002  Barry Bonds gets his 100th RBI – 11th time in his career
2002  Red Sox Derek Lowe wins his 20th game – had 20 saves last season
1999  Royals Mark Quinn makes his MLB debut – hit 2 HRs – only 3rd in MLB history to hit 2 in his debut – also had a double
1999  NYY beat Toronto 10-6 – Bernie Williams hit a grand slam in the 8th and Paul O’Neill hit one in the 9th
1996  NY Mets Todd Hundley sets a record of 41 HRs by a catcher
1994  On the 34th day of the strike, Bud Selig announces the end of the season
1990  Ken Griffey and Ken Griffey Jr. hit back to back HRs in the 1st inning vs. the Angels
1990  A’s Dave Stewart wins his 20th game for the 4th straight year
1989  Jeff Reardon gets his 30th save – 1st pitcher to have 30 or more saves in 5 straight seasons
1987  Blue Jays hit a MLB record 10 HRs vs. Baltimore
1986  Bo Jackson hit his 1st HR – had 141 in 8 seasons
1978  Angels beat Texas 16-1 – had 13 unearned runs in the 9th inning
1972  San Diego’s Steve Arlin loses his 20th game of the season – lost 19 last year – ends career 34-67
1968  Denny McLain wins his 30th game – 1st 30 game winner since 1934
1961  St. Louis and Chicago combine to use 72 players in a double header
1958  NYY win their 24th pennant and 9th under Casey Stengel
1951  Rookie Bob Nieman made his MLB debut and hit a HR his first two times at bat – only time in MLB history it has been done
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
1970  Ain’t No Mountain High Enough – Diana Ross
1972  Black and White – Three Dog Night
1974  I Shot the Sheriff – Eric Clapton
1975  Fame – David Bowie
1976  Play That Funky Music - Wild Cherry
1977  I Just Want to be Your Everything – Andy Gibb
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
1988  Sweet Child of Mine – Guns & Roses
1989  Don’t Want to Lose You – Gloria Estefan
1990  Love and Affection - Nelson
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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