Sunday, September 18, 2011

TODAY IN HISTORY SEPTEMBER 18

THE HISTORY OF SEPTEMBER 18
WORLD EVENTS
Today is National Cheeseburger Day
1793  President Washington laid the cornerstone of the Capitol Building
1830  “Tom Thumb”, 1st locomotive in the U.S., lost a 9 mile race to a horse
1851  The New York Times began publishing as the NY Daily Times
1873  The financial firm Jay Cooke & Co. failed, many more the next day, touching off the Panic of 1873 – NYSE closed for 10 days
1905  Actress Greta Garbo was born
1921  Astronaut and Senator John Glenn was born
1927  CBS went on the air with 16 radio stations
1929  Charles Lindbergh took off on a 10,000 mile tour of South America
1933  Actor Robert Blake was born
1947  The National Security Act created the CIA and the National Security Council
1957  “Wagon Train” premiered on TV
1961  Actor James Gandolfini was born – Tony Soprano
1963  “The Patty Duke Show” premiered on ABC
1965  “Get Smart” premiered on NBC
1965  “I Dream of Jeannie” premiered on NBC
1970  Legendary guitarist Jimi Hendrix died at age 27 of a drug overdose
1973  Future President Jimmy Carter filed a report with the federal government saying he had seen a UFO
1975  Heiress/bank robber Patti Hearst was captured by the FBI in San Francisco
1987  The movie “Fatal Attraction” with Michael Douglas and Glenn Close opened
1990  A 500 lb. 6 foot Hershey’s Kiss was displayed in Times Square in NYC
1996  OJ Simpson’s civil trial began in California
2004  Britney Spears married Kevin Federline
2005  At the Emmy’s, “Everybody Loves Raymond” won the best comedy award and “Lost” won for drama
2007  OJ Simpson was charged with 7 felonies in Las Vegas
2009  “The soap “Guiding Light” last aired, started on radio in 1937
SPORTS HISTORY ON SEPTEMBER 18
2006  Dodgers hit 4 consecutive HRs in the 9th inning – only 4th time in history
2003  Tigers lose their 114th game of the season and pitcher Mike Maroth his 21st – will end the season 43-119
1999  Sammy Sosa hits his 60th HR – 1st in MLB to hit 60 in consecutive seasons
1998  Frank Thomas gets his 100th RBI for the 8th straight season
1996  Roger Clemens ties his own MLB mark with 20 strikeouts in a game
1987  Tigers Darrell Evans is the 1st 40 year old to hit 40 HRs in a season
1986  Reggie Jackson hits his 30th HR – at age 40 he is the 3rd player to do so – Musial and Ruth
1984  Tigers become only the 4th team to stay in first place since opening day
1984  Montreal’s Tim Raines steals his 70th base – only player with 4 consecutive 70 base seasons
1977  Boston rookie Ted Cox makes his MLB debut and goes 4 for 4 – will get a hit in his first 2 at bats tomorrow – MLB record for consecutive hits to start a career
1974  Erskine Thomason of Philadelphia throws 8 pitches in an inning to retire the side – his only MLB appearance
1966  Mickey Mantle gets his 1,500th career strikeout – 1st player to reach that level in his career – ends with 1,710
1931  Lefty Grove wins his 30th game – last AL pitcher to do so until 1968 (Denny McLain) – ends season 31-4, 2.06 ERA
#1 SONGS ON SEPTEMBER 18
1960  The Twist – Chubby Checker
1961  Take Good Care of My Baby – Bobby Vee
1963  Blue Velvet – Bobby Vinton
1964  The House of the Rising Sun – The Animals
1965  Help – The Beatles
1966  Cherish – The Association
1967  The Letter – The Box Tops
1968  Harper Valley PTA – Jeannie C. Riley
1970  Ain’t No Mountain High Enough – Diana Ross
1972  Don’t Get Hooked on Me – Mac Davis
1974  Can’t Get Enough of Your Love – Barry White
1975  Fame – David Bowie
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
1982  Hard to Say I’m Sorry - Chicago
1983  Tell Her About It – Billy Joel
1985  Money for Nothing – Dire Straights
1986  Stuck With You – Huey Lewis & the News
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
1997  Honey – Mariah Carey
1998  I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing – Aerosmith

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