Saturday, September 17, 2011

THE HISTORY OF SEPTEMBER 17

THE HISTORY OF SEPTEMBER 17
WORLD EVENTS
Today is National Apple Dumpling Day
1787  The Constitution of the U.S. was completed and signed by a majority of the delegates  attending – went into effect March 4, 1789 after ratification by the states
1796  President Washington delivered his farewell address to Congress
1862  The Battle Of Antietam took place during the Civil War – 23,000 died
1872  The sprinkler system to combat fires was patented by Phillip Pratt
1873  19 students attended Opening Day at Ohio State University
1908  Thomas Selfridge became the first person to die in a plane crash – the pilot, Orville Wright, survived
1923  Country singer Hank Williams Sr. was born
1931  Actress Anne Bancroft was born – “The Graduate”
1937  At Mt. Rushmore, President Lincoln’s face was dedicated
1948  Comedian John Ritter was born – “Three’s Company”
1963  “The Fugitive” with David Janssen premiered on TV
1964  “Bewitched” debut on TV
1964  The Beatles were paid  a record $150,000 for a concert in Kansas
1965  “The Smothers Brothers Show” premiered on CBS
1965  “Hogan’s Heroes” premiered on TV
1972  “M*A*S*H” madei its debut on TV
1976  NASA unveiled its first space shuttle, the Enterprise
1978  The Camp David Accords were signed by Sadat, Begin, and Carter
1978  30th Emmy Awards – “All in the Family” was a winner
1980  The Solidarity labor union was formed in Poland
1983  Vanessa Williams became the first black Miss America – in July she would be the first to resign
1989  41st Emmy Awards – winners were “LA Law” and “Cheers”
1997  Comic Red Skelton died at age 84
2001  Six days after 9/11, Wall Street opened for business, the Dow dropped 684 points
SPORTS HISTORY ON SEPTEMBER 17
2004  Barry Bonds hits his 700th HR – joins Ruth and Aaron
2004  Ichiro Suzuki gets his 199th single of the year – MLB record – ends season with 262 hits
2002  Patrick Ewing retires after 17 years in the NBA – 15 with the Knicks
1996  LA Dodgers Hideo Nomo no hits the Rockies 9-0
1988  Jeff Reardon becomes the 1st pitcher to record 40 saves in a season in both leagues – Minnesota and Montreal
1984  NY Mets Dwight Gooden becomes the 2nd to strikeout 32 over 2 consecutive games – 16 in a 2-1 loss and 16 in a 2-0 win on 9/12
1984  Reggie Jackson hits his 500th HR – hit his first exactly 17 years ago
1981  Fernando Valenzuela gets his 8th shutout of his rookie year – ties MLB rookie mark set in 1910 and 1913
1979  George Brett gets his 20th triple – 5th player in MLB history to have 20 or more doubles, triples, and HRs in a season – 1st since Willie Mays in 1957
1968  Gaylord Perry no hits the Cardinals 1-0 – gave up 2 walks
1964  Mickey Mantle gets his 2,000th hit and 450th HR – ends with 2,415 hits and 536 HRs
1963  Sandy Koufax gets his 11th shutout of the season – he is 24-5 with 1.87 ERA
1955  Brooks Robinson makes his MLB debut – gets 2 hits – ends career with 2,848 of them
1953  Ernie Banks becomes the 1st black player on the Chicago Cubs
1941  Stan Musial makes his MLB debut – goes 2 for 4 – ends with 3,630 hits
1916  Babe Ruth wins his 20th game of the season – will win 23 with a 1.75 ERA
#1 SONGS ON SEPTEMBER 17
1960  The Twist – Chubby Checker
1961  Take Good Care of My Baby – Bobby Vee
1963  Blue Velvet – Bobby Vinton
1964  The House of the Rising Sun – The Animals
1965  Help – The Beatles
1966  You Can’t Hurry Love – The Supremes
1968  Harper Valley PTA – Jeannie C. Riley
1970  Ain’t No Mountain High Enough – Diana Ross
1974  Can’t Get Enough of Your Love – Barry White
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
1982  Hard to Say I’m Sorry - Chicago
1983  Maniac – Michael Sembello
1985  Money for Nothing – Dire Straights
1986  Stuck With You – Huey Lewis & the News
1988  Sweet Child of Mine – Guns & Roses
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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