Saturday, September 3, 2011


Today is National Macadamia Nut Day
1609  Henry Hudson begins exploring the island of Manhattan
1833  Franklin Flaherty answered an ad in the NY Sun which had started publishing on the 3rd – he became the first paperboy at age 10
1882  Edison displayed the first practical use of an electrical lighting system – turned on lights in a one square mile area of NYC
1885  The first cafeteria opened in NYC – The Exchange Buffet
1886  Geronimo was captured, thus ending the last major U.S.-Indian war
1888  George Eastman patented the first roll-film camera and registered the trademark “Kodak”
1917  Henry Ford II was born – ran Ford Motors for 40 years
1945  Reuben Fine won four simultaneous rapid chess matches – blindfolded
1950  A 997 pound tuna was caught by a man in Nova Scotia
1950  The “Beatle Bailey” cartoon appeared for the first time in syndication
1951  The first live transcontinental TV broadcast occurred when President Truman spoke in San Francisco
1954  Peter Cortese of the U.S. achieved a one arm dead lift of 370 pounds in York, Pa.
1957  Ford Motors began selling the Edsel – so unpopular it was off the market in 2 years – sold only 173,000 units
1967  “Gilligan’s Island” aired for the last time
1971  “The Lawrence Welk Show” aired for the last time on ABC
1972  The game show “Price is Right” premiered on TV with Bob Barker – it continued 35 seasons with him
1981  Beyonce Knowles was born
1993  Pope John Paul II began his first visit to the former Soviet Union
1997  The last original Ford Thunderbird rolled off the assembly line
2002  Kelly Clarkson was voted the 1st winner of “American Idol”
2006  Steve Irwin, “Crocodile Hunter”, was killed by a stingray as he filmed his show
2002  Oakland A’s get AL record 20th straight win – A’s gave up an 11 run lead but homered in the bottom of the 9th for the win
2002  Randy Johnson joins Curt Schilling with his 20th win of the season
2001  3,613 fans see Atlanta beat Montreal in Montreal                       
2000  Kurt Warner throws for 441 yards and 3 TDs and 3 interceptions as 3 St. Louis receivers gain over 100 yards in a 41-36 win over Denver
1999  Reds beat Phillies 22-3 – Reds had 9 HRs (NL record)
1998  NYY win their 100th game – end season 114-48
1996  Andy Pettitte of NYY wins his 20th game – 1st NYY in 11 years to win 20
1995  Robin Ventura of Chicago hit 2 grand slams in the game – 8th time in MLB
1995  Emmitt Smith scores 4 TDs as Dallas shuts out NY Giants on Monday night
1994  Dan Marino throws for 473 yards and 5 TDs and Drew Bledsoe throws 421 yards and 4 TDs as Miami beats New England 39-35
1985  Mets Gary Carter ties MLB record with 5 HRs in 2 games – 11th time in MLB
1981  The longest game at Fenway concludes – Seattle beat Boston 8-7 in 20 innings – game started yesterday
1978  Roger Staubach throws 4 TDs and Tony Dorsett runs for 147 yards and catches one TD for 91 yards as Dallas shuts out Baltimore
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
1966  You Can’t Hurry Love – The Supremes
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  Maniac – Michael Sembello
1984  What’s Love Got to Do With It – Tina Turner
1985  St. Elmo’s Fire – John Parr
1986  Venus - Bananarama
1988  Sweet Child of Mine – Guns & Roses
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
1996  Macarena – Los Del Rio
1998  I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing – Aerosmith

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