Thursday, September 22, 2011

THE HISTORY OF SEPTEMBER 22

THE HISTORY OF SEPTEMBER 22
WORLD EVENTS
Today is National Ice Cream Cone Day
1692  The last person is hanged for witchcraft in America
1776  Nathan Hale, as he was about to be killed by the British , stated: My only regret is that I have but one life to give for my country.”
1784  Russian trappers established a colony in Alaska on Kodiak Island
1850  An earthquake in China killed 300,000
1862  Abraham Lincoln said that he would free all slaves in all states January 1 – “The Emancipation Proclamation”
1903  Italio Marchioni applied for a patent – the ice cream cone
1949  The Soviet Union exploded its first nuclear bomb
1957  The TV series “Maverick” premiered on TV
1961  President Kennedy signed an act of Congress creating the Peace Corps
1964  “Fiddler on the Roof” opened on Broadway – it would run for 3,242 performances
1965  President Johnson declared Columbus Day a national; holiday
1973  Dallas International Airport was dedicated
1973  Henry Kissinger was sworn in as Secretary of State becoming the first naturalized citizen to hold the position
1975  Sara Jane Moore attempted to assassinate President Ford – 17 days earlier “Squeaky” Fromme had made the same attempt
1980  Iraq invaded Iran – the war would last 8 years
1987  Dan Rowan of “Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In”, died
1989  Songwriter Irving Berlin died at age 101
1997  Elton John released “Candle in the Wind 1997” – his tribute song to Princess Diana
2002  “West Wing” won its 3rd consecutive Emmy Award, “Frasier” won for best comedy
2004  CBS was fined $550,000 by the FEC for Janet Jackson’s wardrobe malfunction at the Super Bowl
2007  Famous French mime, Marcel Marceau, died at age 84
SPORTS HISTORY ON SEPTEMBER 22
2006  Alfonso Soriano gets a double – now has 45 HRs, 41 stolen bases, and 40 doubles – never happened before – 1st 40-40-40 player
2004  Seattle beats Angels 16-6 – they had 24 hits – 6 by Raul Ibanez (ties AL record) and 4 by Ichiro Suzuki
2003  Detroit loses its 118th game – AL record previously set in 1916
2003  Kevin Millar gets a double – 8th Boston player to reach 30 doubles this year – MLB record
2002  Cubs Fred McGriff hits his 30th HR – 1st to have 30 with 5 different teams
1997  Ken Griffey Jr. hits his 55th HR – most since Maris in 1961
1993  Nolan Ryan makes his final MLB appearance – debut 9/11/1966 – had 7 no hitters, 324 wins, ERA of 3.19, and 5,714 strikeouts
1991  Miami coach Don Shula wins his 300th game
1990  Andre Dawson steals his 300th base and is the only player other than Willie Mays to have 300 steals, 300 HRs, and 2,000 hits
1987  NFL players go on a 24 day strike
1973  Baltimore Orioles Al Bumbry hits 3 triples in the game – ties MLB record
1969  Willie Mays hits his 600th HR – ends with 660
1968  Twins Cesar Tovar pitches a scoreless inning and plays 9 positions
1953  Satchel Paige gets his final MLB win on his 46th birthday
1927  The famous “long count” – Dempsey loses to Tunney
1911  Cy Young wins his 511th and final game – had a career ERA of 2.63, 2,803 strikeouts, and had 5 seasons winning 30 or more
# 1 SONGS ON SEPTEMBER 22
1961  Take Good Care of My Baby – Bobby Vee
1963  Blue Velvet – Bobby Vinton
1964  Oh, Pretty Woman – Roy Orbison
1966  Cherish – The Association
1967  The Letter – The Box Tops
1968  Harper Valley PTA – Jeannie C. Riley
1969  Sugar Sugar – The Archies
1970  Ain’t No Mountain High Enough – Diana Ross
1971  Go Away Little Girl – Donny Osmond
1972  Don’t Get Hooked on Me – Mac Davis
1973  Delta Dawn – Helen Reddy
1975  I’m Sorry – John Denver
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  Tell Her About It – Billy Joel
1985  Money for Nothing – Dire Straights
1987  Didn’t We Almost Have It All – Whitney Houston
1988  Don’t Worry Be Happy – Bobby McFerrin
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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