Thursday, September 1, 2011


Today is National Cherry Popover Day
1752  The Liberty Bell arrived in Philadelphia
1859  The first Pullmam sleeping car went into service
1878  The first female telephone operator began work – Emma Nutt of Boston
1894  Congress declared Labor Day a national holiday
1897  The first section of the Boston subway system was opened – it was the nation’s first
1923  An earthquake hit Tokyo and Yokohama killing over 106,000
1932  NYC mayor James Walker (elected in 1926) was forced to resign on graft and corruption charges
1939  WWII starts as Germany invades Poland
1939  Comedian Lily Tomlin was born
1946  Singer Barry Gibbs was born – “Bee Gees”
1948  Communists form the North China People’s Republic
1957  Singer Gloria Estefan was born
1962  The UN announced that the earth’s population had reached 3 billion
1970  The last episode of “I Dream of Jeannie” aired on TV – it had been a regular running show since 1965
1972  Bobby Fisher of the United States defeated Boris Spassky (USSR) for the world chess title
1975  The TV western “Gunsmoke” went off the air – had been on since September 10, 1955
1983  A Korean Boeing 747 accidentally strayed into Siberia and was shot down by a Soviet jet – 269 aboard were killed including 61 Americans
1985  Remains of the Titanic were located – sunk in 1912
1989  Laws required all newly manufactured cars to have air bags installed
2004  Chechen rebels take 1,000 children hostage in Russia – at the end 330 would die
2005  National Guard moves into New Orleans in the wake of the devastation caused by Katrina
2008  Cliff Lee of Cleveland wins his 20th game – 1st Indian to do so in 34 years
2007  Red Sox Clay Buchholtz throws a no hitter in his 2nd start
2004  Phillies Ryan Howard makes his MLB debut – strikes out
2002  Jeff Kent gets his 100th RBI for the 6th straight season – MLB record for 2nd basemen
1999  Mark McGwire gets his 494th HR as a 1st baseman – passes Lou Gehrig
1998  Mark McGwire hits his 56th and 57th HR – NL record
1996  Sloppy opening day in the NFL as teams combine for 58 turnovers led by Tampa Bay with 6
1991  Buffalo and Miami combine for a total of 978 yards as Jim Kelly beats Dan Marino 35-31 – Thurman Thomas had 165 yards on the ground and 103 in the air
1990  Red Sox Mike Greenwell hits an inside the park grand slam
1990  Texas’ Bobby Witt strikes out 10, walks 10, and gets his 10th win
1978  In his MLB debut, Baltimore’s Sammy Stewart strikes out 7 consecutive batters
1975  Tom Seaver gets his 200th strikeout for the 8th straight season
1960  It’s Now or Never – Elvis Presley
1963  My Boyfriend’s Back – The Angels
1964  Where Did Our Love Go – The Supremes
1965  Help – The Beatles
1966  Sunshine Superman - Donovan
1967  Ode to Billie Joe – Bobbie Gentry
1968  People Got to Be Free – The Rascals
1969  Honky Tonk Woman – The Rolling Stones
1970  War – Edwin Starr
1971  Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey – Paul & Linda McCartney
1972  Brandy (You’re a Fine Girl) – Looking Glass
1973  Brother Louie - Stories
1974  Having My Baby – Paul Anka with Odia Coates
1975  Rhinestone Cowboy – Glen Campbell
1976  You Should Be Dancing – The Bee Gees
1977  Best of My Love – The Emotions
1979  My Sharona – The Knack
1980  Upside Down – Diana Ross
1981  Endless Love – Diana Ross & Lionel Richie
1982  Abracadabra – Steve Miller Band
1983  Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) – The Eurythmics
1984  What’s Love Got to Do With It – Tina Turner
1985  The Power of Love – Huey Lewis & the News
1986  Venus - Bananarama
1987  La Bamba – Los Lobos
1989  Cold Hearted – Paula Abdul
1991  Every Thing I Do – Bryan Adams
1992  End of the Road – Boyz II Men
1994  I’ll Make Love to You – Boyz II Men
1995  You Are Not Alone – Michael Jackson
1996  Macarena – Los Del Rio
1998  I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing – Aerosmith

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