Tuesday, September 27, 2011


Today is National Chocolate Milk Day and National Corned Beef Hash Day
1787  The Constitution was submitted to the states for ratification
1892  Book matches were patented by the Diamond Match Company
1896  Sam Ervin was born – Senator who headed the Watergate hearings
1910  The first test of a twin engine plane took place – France
1937  The first Santa Claus training school opened in NYC
1938  The ocean liner Queen Elizabeth was launched in Glasgow – was the longest passenger liner ever built at the time
1939  Warsaw, Poland surrendered to the Nazis after 19 days of resistance
1940  Germany, Italy and Japan became allies when they signed the Tripartite Pact
1942  Glenn Miller and his Orchestra performed together for the last time – Miller entered the Army
1954  “The Tonight Show” hosted by Steve Allen made its TV debut
1964  The Warren Commission’s findings were released – they determined that Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone in the assassination of President Kennedy
1970  “The Original Amateur Hour” last aired – made its radio debut in 1935
1972  Actress Gwyneth Paltrow was born
1989  Sony Co. purchased Columbia for $3.4 billion
1995  The prosecution and defense presented their summations in the OJ Simpson trial
2004  NBC announced that Conan O’Brien would succeed Jay Leno as host of “The Tonight Show” in 2009
2008  Chinese astronaut, Zhai Zhigang, became the first person from China to walk in space
2007  Ryan Howard strikes out for the 196th time this season – MLB record
2006  40 year old Moises Alou steals home for San Francisco
2001  Arizona’s Randy Johnson gets his 20th win and 366th strikeout
2000  Angels Darin Erstad sets a record with his 99th RBI as a leadoff hitter
1998  NYY win their 114th game of the season
1998  Mark McGwire hits his 70th HR of the season
1996  Barry Bonds is the 2nd player in MLB history to get 40 steals and 40 HRs in a season – Jose Canseco did it first, Rodriguez and Soriano will follow
1992  Seattle’s Randy Johnson strikes out 18 Texas Rangers
1987  Phil Niekro makes his final MLB appearance – 318 wins, 3,342 strikeouts. and a 3.35 ERA in 24 seasons
1983  Tim Raines becomes the 2nd player in MLB history to have 70 steals and 70 RBI in the same season – Ty Cobb
1973  Nolan Ryan gets his 383rd strikeout of the season – MLB record
1972  Padres Steve Arlin loses his 21st game of the year – lost 19 last year, but his ERA in 1972 was 3.60 and in 1971 it was 3.48
1968  Bob Gibson beats Houston 1-0 – ends season with a 1.12 ERA, 22-9 record, 28 complete games, 13 shutouts, and 268 strikeouts
1967  Philadelphia’s Jim Bunning ties a record with his 5th one run loss of the season – record is 17-15 with a 2.29 ERA – lowest of his career
1942  NY Giants beat the Redskins 14-7 without making a first down – Washington had 15 of them
1931  Lou Gehrig gets his 46th HR and Babe Ruth has 46 – Gehrig has 184 RBI and Ruth 163 – most productive teammates in history – they beat 31 game winner Lefty Grove 13-1
1930  Bobby Jones completes the 1st Grand Slam of Golf
1927  Babe Ruth hits his 57th HR and Lou Gehrig his 46th
1923  Lou Gehrig gets his 1st HR – ends with 493
1961  Take Good Care of My Baby – Bobby Vee
1963  Blue Velvet – Bobby Vinton
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  We’re an American Band – Grand Funk
1974  Rock Me Gently – Andy Kim
1976  Play That Funky Music - Wild Cherry
1978  Kiss You All Over - Exile
1979  My Sharona – The Knack
1980  Upside Down – Diana Ross
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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