Monday, September 19, 2011


Today is National Butterscotch Pudding Day
1777  American soldiers won the Battle of Saratoga
1796  President Washington’s farewell address was published in newspapers
1849  The first commercial laundry was established in Oakland, Ca.
1854  Henry Meyers patented a railroad sleeping car
1876  Melville Bissell patented the carpet sweeper
1881  President Garfield died as a result of being shot July 2
1893  New Zealand became the first nation to grant women the right to vote
1928  Actor Adam West was born – Batman
1928  Mickey Mouse had his screen debut in “Steamboat Willie” at the Colony Theater in nYC
1934  Bruno Hauptman was arrested for the kidnapping of the Lindbergh baby – would be executed in 1936
1941  Singer “Mama” Cass Elliot was born – The Mamas and the Papas
1957  The first nuclear explosion occurred in Nevada
1959  Nikita Kruschchev was denied admission to Disney Land for security reasons – he was not happy
1970  “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” premiered on CBS – ran until 1977
1974  Comedian Jimmy Fallon was born
1981  Simon and Garfunkle reunited for a concert in Central Park in NYC
1982  34th Emmy Awards – “Hill Street Blues” and “Barney Miller” were winners
1986  Federal health officials announced that AZT will be available to AIDS patients
1990  Iraq began confiscating the assets of foreign countries imposing sanctions against it
1993  “Seinfeld” won 3 awards at the Emmy’s
1995  The Unabomber’s manifesto was published in the Washington Post and the NY Times – 35,000 words
1995  Orville Redenbacher died at age 88
2004  “The Soprano’s” won the Emmy for best drama series, “Arrested Development” won for comedy
2005  Tyco CEO Dennis Kozlowski was sentenced to 25 years in prison for his looting of the company
2002  Bartolo Colon of Expos gets his 10th win of the season – only 2nd in MLB history to have 10 wins in both leagues in a single season – had 10 for Cleveland
2002  KC 1st base coach Tom Gamboa is attacked on the field by a father and son
who are arrested
2001  Rookie Albert Pujols gets his 120th RBI of the season – breaks a 70 year old NL rookie mark
2001  Roger Clemens wins his 20th – record is 20-1 with 3.42 ERA – season 20-3, 3.51 ERA
2000  Ken Griffey Jr. hits his 400th HR
1998  Alex Rodriguez hits his 40th HR – joins 40 HR and 40 steal club of Canseco and Bonds – Soriano will later join
1998  Atlanta Braves win their 100th game of the season – won 100 last year – 1st team since Philadelphia in 1976-1977 to have back to back 100 wins seasons
1988  U.S. Olympic diver Greg Louganis hits his head on the diving board 
1986  Chicago’s Joe Crowley gets a no hitter – gave up 7 walks and a sacrifice fly but won 7-1 – will never win another game
1985  Vince Coleman steals his 100th base – will end with 110
1976  Catfish Hunter gets his 200th career win – ends with 224
1968  Denny McLain wins his 31st of the season, but Mickey Mantle gets his 535th HR to put him into 3rd all time
1955  Cubs Ernie Banks hits his record 5th grand slam of the season – surpassed only by 6 in 1987 by Don Mattingly and 6 in 2006 by Travis Hoffman
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
1966  Cherish – The Association
1967  The Letter – The Box Tops
1968  Harper Valley PTA – Jeannie C. Riley
1970  Ain’t No Mountain High Enough – Diana Ross
1972  Don’t Get Hooked on Me – Mac Davis
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
1983  Tell Her About It – Billy Joel
1985  Money for Nothing – Dire Straights
1988  Don’t Worry Be Happy – Bobby McFerrin
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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