Friday, September 30, 2011

THE HISTORY OF SEPTEMBER 30

THE HISTORY OF SEPTEMBER 30
WORLD EVENTS
Today is National Mulled Cider Day
1630  John Billington was executed for murder – the first person in the American colonies to be executed
1777  The US Congress fled to York, Pa. as the British advanced
1841  The stapler was patented by Samuel Slocum
1861  William Wrigley was born – founder of Wrigley Chewing Gum Co.
1898  The city of New York was established with 5 boroughs
1924  Author Truman Capote was born – “In Cold Blood”
1931  Actress Angie Dickinson was born – “Police Woman”
1935  Singer Johnny Mathis was born
1938  The Munich Agreement forced Czechoslovakia to give territory to Nazi Germany – British PM Neville Chamberlain said “I believe it is peace for our time”
1946  22 Nazi’s were found guilty of war crimes at Nuremburg
1946  The British liner Queen Mary claimed the record for fastest trans Atlantic crossing – 3 days, 15 hours, 48 minutes
1949  The Berlin Airlift ended after 277,000 flights and 2.3 million tons of food were delivered
1950  Radio’s “Grand Ole Opry” was broadcast on TV for the first time
1951  “The Red Skelton Show” premiered on TV – ended 1971
1954  The first atomic powered vessel was commissioned – the Nautilus
1955  Actor James Dean died in a car accident in California at age 24
1960  “The Flintstones” premiered on TV – first prime time animated show
1968  The first Boeing 747 rolled off the assembly line
1982  “Cheers” premiered on NBC
1992  Ling Ling, the giant Panda from China, died at the Washington National Zoo
1999  Donald Trump proposed himself for President in an article in the Wall Street Journal
2002  West coast ports closed down in retaliation for work slowdown – they moved over $300 billion of cargo each year
2004  President Bush and John Kerry held their first debate
SPORTS HISTORY ON SEPTEMBER 30
2009  Ricky Nolasco of Florida strikes out 9 consecutive batters
2008  White Sox win 1-0 in playoff game with Twins to win AL central
2006  Chicago and Colorado each use 10 pitchers in the game – tie MLB record
2001  Todd Helton of Colorado hits his 100th extra base hit of the season – 1st player in MLB history to have 100 extra base hits in back to back seasons –
2001 he had 54 doubles and 49 HRs, in 2000 59 doubles and 42 HRs
2000  Oakland beats Texas 23-2 – 14 players score runs – MLB record
2000  Seattle beats Angels 21-9 – Alex Rodriguez had 7 RBI
1997  NYY beat Indians 8-6 in 1st game of the playoffs – Tim Raines, Derek Jeter, and Paul O’Neill hit consecutive HRs
1995  Indians Albert Belle hits his 17th HR of the month – ties Babe Ruth’s record for the month
1993  George Brett gets his 3,000th hit
1989  Nolan Ryan strikes out his 300th batter – 6th 300 strikeout season
1984  Angels Mike Witt throws a perfect game on 97 pitches
1980  Rickey Henderson steals his 97th base – MLB record – Ty Cobb had 96 in 1915 – ends with 100 for the year
1978  Dennis Eckersley wins his 20th game of the season
1972  Roberto Clemente gets his 3,000th hit – final regular season hit
1947  1st televised World Series – Yankees beat Dodgers 5-3
1934  Dizzy Dean wins his 30th game of the year
1934  Babe Ruth’s last game as a NYY – goes 0-3 – Lou Gehrig wins the triple crown - .363 average, 49 HRs, and 165 RBI
1927  Babe Ruth hit his 60th HR – was first player ever to hit 30, 40, 50, and 60 today
# 1 SONGS ON SEPTEMBER 30
1961  Take Good Care of My Baby – Bobby Vee
1964  Oh, Pretty Woman – Roy Orbison
1965  Hang on Snoopy – The McCoys
1966  Cherish – The Association
1967  The Letter – The Box Tops
1968  Hey Jude –The Beatles
1970  Ain’t No Mountain High Enough – Diana Ross
1971  Maggie May – Rod Stewart
1972  Don’t Get Hooked on Me – Mac Davis
1973  Half Breed - Cher
1974  I Honestly Love You – Olivia Newton-John
1976  Play That Funky Music - Wild Cherry
1978  Kiss You All Over - Exile
1980  Another One Bites the Dust - Queen
1981  Endless Love – Diana Ross & Lionel Richie
1982  Jack and Diane – John Cougar
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
1994  I’ll Make Love to You – Boyz II Men
1996  Macarena – Los Del Rio

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