Sunday, September 25, 2011


Today is National Crab Meat Newburg Day
1493  Christopher Columbus set sail from Spain on his 2nd voyage to the Western Hemisphere
1513  Spanish explorer Balboa crossed the Isthmus of Panama and proclaimed the Pacific Ocean for Spain
1639  The first printing press appeared in America
1789  Congress proposed a Bill of Rights – 10 of the 12 were rarified
1890  Congress established Yosemite National Park
1911  Ground breaking began on Fenway Park
1926  Henry Ford announced the 8 hour, 5 day work week
1929  Newswoman Barbara Walters was born
1944  Actor Michael Douglas was born
1952  Actor Christopher Reeve was born – “Superman”
1957  300 U.S. Army troops guarded nine black children as they entered Central High School on Little Rock, Arkansas
1961  Actress Heather Locklear was born
1968  Actor Will Smith was born – “Fresh Prince”
1969  Actress Catherine Zeta Jones was born – married to Michael Douglas
1979  The musical “Evita” opened in NYC – had 1,568 performances
1981  Sandra Day O’Connor was sworn in as the first female Supreme Court Justice
1983  35th Emmy Awards – “Hill Street Blues” and “Cheers” were winners
1986  Antonin Scalia was appointed Supreme Court Justice
1992  In Orlando, Florida, a judge granted 12 year old Gregory Kingsley a divorce from his parents
1996  Astronaut Shannon Lucid ended her 188 day stay in space – it was longer than any other American
2005  Don Adams died – Maxwell Smart in “Get Smart” TV series
2006  Bernie Ebbers began serving a 25 year prison sentence for his role on the $11 billion accounting fraud at WorldCom
2003  Sammy Sosa becomes the 1st NL player to have 100 RBI in 9 straight seasons
2003  Carlos Delgado hits 4 HRs in the game – 15th to do so
2002  Michael Jordan announces he is returning to the NBA
2001  Chicago Cubs pitchers get their 1,250th strikeout of the year – MLB record
2000  Cleveland plays an odd double header – beat Chicago in the first one and lose to Minnesota in the second game – only 2nd time there was a 3 team double
header in MLB history (1951)
1998  NYY win their 112th game of the season – AL record
1996  Barry Bonds gets his 149th walk of the season – NL record
1992  Seattle and Texas use MLB record 54 players in a 16 inning game – Rangers strand 20 and strikeout 18 times
  1984  NY Mets Rusty Staub joins Ty Cobb as the only players to hit a HR in their teens and their forties
1965  Willie Mays becomes the oldest (34) to hit 50 HRs in a season – also the youngest to hit 50 ten years earlier
1965  Sandy Koufax gets his 24th win and 365th strikeout of the season – ERA 2.12
1962  Sonny Liston KOs Floyd Patterson in the 1st to win the heavyweight title
1941  The Brooklyn Dodgers win their 1st pennant in 21 years
1911 Groundbreaking begins on Fenway Park
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  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
1974  Rock Me Gently – Andy Kim
1975  I’m Sorry – John Denver
1976  Play That Funky Music - Wild Cherry
1977  Star War Theme – Meco
1978  Kiss You All Over - Exile
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  Total Eclipse of the Heart – Bonnie Tyler
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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