Friday, September 2, 2011

TODAY IN HISTORY SEPTEMBER 2

THE HISTORY OF SEPTEMBER 2
WORLD EVENTS
Today is National Blueberry Popsicle Day
1666  The Great Fire of London started – destroyed over 13,000 buildings – nearly 80% of London
1789  The U.S. Treasury department was established by Congress
1864  Union General William Sherman captured Atlanta
1901  Theodore Roosevelt used the phrase “speak softly and carry a big stick”
1930  The first non-stop plane ride from Europe to the U.S. occurred – it took 37 hours
1942  German troops enter Stalingrad
1944  During WWII, future President George Bush Sr. ejected from his burning plane after it was fired on
1945  Ho Chi Minh declared Vietnam independent from France
1945  Japan surrendered to the U.S. aboard the USS Missouri as WWII ended after 6 years
1963  CBS and NBC expand their network news from 15 to 30 minutes
1964  Actor Keanu Reeves was born
1969  North Vietnam President Ho Chi Minh died – served as leader since 1945
1969  The original “Star Trek” aired its final season after 3 years
1973  J.R.R. Tolkein died at age 81 – author of “Lord of the Rings”
2003  The 100th birthday of Harley-Davidson was celebrated
2004  President Bush accepted the Republican nomination at the convention for his 2nd term
2005  Bob Denver, Gilligan on “Gilligan’s Island” died at age 70
SPORTS HISTORY on SEPTEMBER 2
2006  Indians rookie Kevin Kouzmanoff hits a grand slam on the first pitch he sees in his MLB debut – 3rd rookie to hit a grand slam in his 1st at bat
2004  Gary Sheffield gets his 100th RBI for the 5th team in his career – only 2nd player in MLB to do so (Don Brouthers 1887-1894)
2002  Oakland wins its 19th straight game – ties AL record set in 1906 and 1947
2001  Mike Mussina misses a perfect game – 2 outs, 2 strikes to Carl Everett in the 9th – his 4th career one hitter
1999  Cal Ripken hits his 400th HR – 29th to do so
1996  Mike Greenwell of Boston drives in all 9 runs in a 9-8 win
1992  Terry Mulholland of Philadelphia records his 14th pickoff of the season – MLB record
1990  Dave Steib pitches a no hitter – 9th in MLB this year – record
1987  Kevin Bass of Houston is the first NL player to switch hit HRs in a game
twice in a season
1986  Greg Maddux makes his MLB debut – gets the loss – ends career with 355 wins and 4 consecutive Cy Young awards
1979  Falcons beat Saints 40-34 as the teams combine for 1,064 total yards
1974  Luis Tiant and Bill Lee each allow just one run in a double header – both lose to Baltimore 1-0
1972  Milt Pappas no hits the Padres 1-0 – gave up 2 walks
1965  Ernie Banks gets his 400th HR – ends with 512
#1 SONGS on SEPTEMBER 2
1960  It’s Now or Never – Elvis Presley
1962  Sheila – Tommy Roe
1963  My Boyfriend’s Back – The Angels
1964  The House of the Rising Sun – The Animals
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  Alone Again (Naturally) – Gilbert O’Sullivan
1973  Let’s Get It On – Marvin Gaye
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  St. Elmo’s Fire – John Parr
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
1993  Can’t Help Falling In Love – UB40
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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