Saturday, September 10, 2011


Today is National Weinerschnitzel Day
1776  The Continental Congress renamed the “United Colonies” to the “United States
1828  Leo Tolstoy was born – author of “War and Peace”
1836  Abe Lincoln received his license to practice law
1850  California became the 31st state
1890  Harland Sanders was born – Founder of Kentucky Fried Chicken
1893  Frances Cleveland, wife of President Cleveland, gave birth to a baby girl – first baby born in the White House
1904  Mounted police first used in NYC
1908  Orville Wright made the first one hour flight
1919  Boston police force went on strike – 1,500 members
1926  NBC was created by Radio Corporation of America
1941  Singer Otis Redding was born – “Sittin’ on the Dock of the Bay”
1945  Japan surrendered to China
1956  Elvis Presley appeared on the “Ed Sullivan Show” for the first time
1960  Actor Hugh Grant was born
1967  “Rowan and Martin’s Laugh-in” aired as a one hour special – led to a series from 1968 to 1973
1971  1,000 convicts seized Attica State Prison – 38 guards and staff were held hostage – lasted until September 13 – 39 died and over 100 injured
1971  John Lennon’s hit “Imagine” is released in the U.S.
1976  Mao Tse-Tung died at age 82
1997  Actor Burgess Meredith died – was the actor who played the Penguin in “Batman” and the trainer in “Rocky”
1999  The Sega Dreamcast game system went on sale – by all Toys R Us stores in the country were sold out
2009  Derek Jeter gets his 2,721st hit as a NYY – ties Lou Gehrig
2007  Milwaukee opens the game with 3 straight HRs – only the third time in MLB history it has happened
2004  In the first game of a double header, KC beats Tigers 26-5 then lose the second game 8-0
2004  Ichiro Suzuki of Seattle gets a single – his 194th of the season to break his own AL record
2002  Randy Johnson gets his 300th strikeout – MLB record 5th straight year
2001  Barry Bonds hits his 62nd HR of the season – it is a MLB record for lefties previously held by Roger Maris
1992  Robin Yount of Brewers gets his 3,000th hit – 2nd in MLB history with 200 HRs, 200 stolen bases, and 100 triples (Willie Mays)
1989  Angels Devon White steals 2nd, 3rd, and home in the same inning
1988  Bruce Sutter gets his 300th save – joins Fingers and Gossage
1978  Ron Guidry of NYY improves his record to 21-2
1977  Detroit rookies Lou Whitaker and Alan Trammel make their MLB debut – will be teammates for the next 19 years
1974  NYY win at Fenway – improve their record there to 2-24 since 1972
1972  Gaylord Perry of the Indians wins his 20th game of the year – first pitcher in 48 years to win 20 in each league
1965  Sandy Koufax pitches a perfect game – 8th in MLB history
1952  Stan Musial gets his 2,000th hit – ends with 3,630
1950  Sal Maglie of NY Giants pitches his 4th consecutive shutout – ties MLB record
1945  Jimmie Foxx hit his last HR – his 534th – hit his 1st May 31, 1927 
1960  It’s Now or Never – Elvis Presley
1963  My Boyfriend’s Back – The Angels
1964  The House of the Rising Sun – The Animals
1965  Help – The Beatles
1966  You Can’t Hurry Love – The Supremes
1967  Ode to Billie Joe – Bobbie Gentry
1969  Honky Tonk Woman – The Rolling Stones
1970  War – Edwin Starr
1971  Go Away Little Girl – Donny Osmond
1972  Alone Again (Naturally) – Gilbert O’Sullivan
1974  I Shot the Sheriff – Eric Clapton
1975  Rhinestone Cowboy – Glen Campbell
1976  Shake Your Booty – KC & the Sunshine Band
1977  Best of My Love – The Emotions
1979  My Sharona – The Knack
1981  Endless Love – Diana Ross & Lionel Richie
1983  Maniac – Michael Sembello
1984  What’s Love Got to Do With It – Tina Turner
1986  Take My Breath Away - Berlin
1987  La Bamba – Los Lobos
1988  Sweet Child of Mine – Guns & Roses
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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