Saturday, September 24, 2011


Today is National Cherries Jubilee Day
1742  Faneuil Hall in Boston was opened to the public
1755  John Marshall was born – 4th Supreme Court Chief Justice
1789  President Washington appointed John Hay as the 1st Chief Justice of the Supreme Court
1789  The U.S. Federal Judiciary Act was passed – created a 6 person Supreme Court and an Attorney General
1862  President Lincoln suspended the writ of habeas corpus
1896  Author F. Scott Fitzgerald was born – “The Great Gatsby”
1936  Puppeteer Jim Hensen was born – “
Sesame Street
1948  Comedian Phil Hartman was born – “SNL”
1957  President Eisenhower sent in federal troops to Little Rock, Arkansas to preserve order and desegregate an all white school
1960  The 1st nuclear powered aircraft carrier was launched – USS Enterprise
1961  The last episode of “I love Lucy” aired – started 10/15/1951
1962  The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals ordered the University of Mississippi to admit James Meredith, a black student
1964  “The Munsters” premiered on TV
1968  “60 Minutes” debuted on TV
1968  The TV show “Mod Squad” debuted on ABC
1976  Patty Hearst was sentenced to 7 years in prison for her role in a 1974 bank robbery – was released after 22 months by President Carter
1977  “The Love Boat” made its debut on ABC – aired until 1986
1991  Theodore Seuss Geisel died at age 87 – was the author of the Dr. Seuss series of children’s books
2004  The USS Crommelin stopped the fishing boat San Jose – it has 26,000 pounds of cocaine on it
2006  Boston’s David Ortiz hits his 32nd HR on the road this year – ties AL record – Babe Ruth in 1927
2001  Barry Bonds hits his 35th HR on the road – MLB record
1998  Tom Gordon of Red Sox gets his 42nd consecutive save of the year
1988  Dave Stewart wins his 20th game of the year and Oakland its 100th
1988  Canadian sprinter Ben Johnson wins the 100 meter sprint at the Olympics – he will be disqualified three days later for steroids
1985  Montreal’s Andre Dawson hits 3 HRs, including two 3 run HRs in the 5th inning – 6 RBI in an inning ties MLB record
1982  Tennis great Bjorn Borg retires at age 26
1979  Pete Rose gets his 200th hit for the 10th time – breaks MLB record of 9 set by Ty Cobb
1978  NYY Ron Guidry gets the win – record now is 23-3
1974  Al Kaline of Detroit gets his 3,000th hit – will end his career this year with 3,007
1971  Orioles Mike Cuellar and Pat Dobson gets their 20th wins in a double header vs. Cleveland
1967  Cardinal Jim Bakken kicks 7 field goals in a game vs. Pittsburgh
1957  The Brooklyn Dodgers play their last game at Ebbets Field – they beat the Pirates 2-0 – in the game Sandy Koufax struck out for the 12th consecutive time
1957  Hank Aaron hit his 1st grand slam
1950  Pitcher Carlos Pasqual makes his MLB debut and gets the only win of his career – loses his final game 4 days later – ends career 1-1 with 2.12 ERA
1940  Jimmie Foxx gets his 500th hit – ends with 534
1938  Don Budge becomes the first tennis player to win the Grand Slam of Tennis
1931  Lefty Grove wins his 31st game of the season
1961  Take Good Care of My Baby – Bobby Vee
1964  Oh, Pretty Woman – Roy Orbison
1966  Cherish – The Association
1967  The Letter – The Box Tops
1968  Hey Jude – the Beatles
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
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
1983  Tell Her About It – Billy Joel
1984  Let’s Go Crazy - Prince
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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