Saturday, September 3, 2011


Today is National Welsh Rarebit Day
1752  This day never happened, nor the next 10 days, as England changed to the Gregorian calendar
1783  The Treaty of Paris was signed ending the American Revolution
1833  The NY Sun began publishing – 1st daily newspaper in the U.S.
1910  Kitty Carlisle was born – beat known as a panelist on “To Tell the Truth”
1913  Actor Alan Ladd was born – “Shane”, “The Great Gatsby”
1929  The Dow Jones Average peaked at 381.17 – one month before the market crash
1935  Malcolm Campbell drove the first automobile to exceed 300 MPH
1939  Britain declared war on GermanyFrance, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, and Canada quickly followed
1940  The first high definition color TV was demonstrated
1943  The Allies invaded Italy
1951  TV soap opera, “Search for Tomorrow” made its debut on TV – it ran until 1986
1954  “The Lone Ranger” aired on the radio for the last time – there had been 2,956 episodes aired over a 21 year span
1964  U.S. Attorney General Robert Kennedy resigned
1965  Actor Charlie Sheen was born
1966  The TV show “Ozzie and Harriet” ended after 14 years
1967  The final episode of “What’s My Line” aired after a 17 tear run
1971  The Watergate team broke into the office of Daniel Ellsberg
1977  “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” last aired – first aired 1970
1978  Pope John Paul I was installed as head of the Catholic Church – he became the 264th Pope
2004  The hostage siege in Russia ended – Chechen terrorists had seized 1,000 hostages – 334 were dead including about 175 children
2005  Supreme Court Chief Justice William Rehnquist died – he had served on the court for 33 years
2006  Houston beats Mets 2-1 – Houston had only one hit, a single – they had 9 walks
2002  Mets lose NL record 15th straight home game – will win the 2nd game of the double header to end it
2001  Jose Canseco steals his 200th base – 9th to have 200 steals and 400 HRs
2000  Philadelphia beats Dallas 41-14 as the Eagles have 425 total yards _ Duce
Staley had 262 of them – 201 rushing and 61 in the air
1995  Barry Bonds hits San Francisco’s 11,000th franchise HR – his father hit the 8,000th on September 3, 1971
1992  Blue Jays get 10 consecutive hits (ties AL record) in the 2nd inning of a 16-5 win over the Twins
1989  Seven batters are hit by a pitch in KC-Texas game – 3rd time in MLB history
1983  Cleveland scores 10 runs in the 9th inning to beat Oakland 13-6 – Oakland used MLB record 6 pitchers in the inning
1972  Steve Carlton throws his 8th shutout of the season
1968  White Sox set AL record with 39 losses by one run – end the season with 44 losses by one
1966  The Houston Oilers held Denver to no first downs in a 45-7 win – total yards were 472 to 26 – Houston had 28 first downs
1961  Mantle hits his 50th HR – Maris has 53 – 1st time in MLB history teammates have 50 or more
1957  Warren Spahn sets NL record for lefties with his 41st shutout
1928  Ty Cobb got his final hit – his 4,191st
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
1967  Ode to Billie Joe – Bobbie Gentry
1968  People Got to Be Free – The Rascals
1969  Honky Tonk Woman – The Rolling Stones
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
1983  Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) – The Eurythmics
1984  What’s Love Got to Do With It – Tina Turner
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
1996  Macarena – Los Del Rio
1998  I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing – Aerosmith

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