Monday, September 5, 2011

TODAY IN HISTORY SEPTEMBER 5

THE HISTORY OF SEPTEMBER 5
WORLD EVENTS
Today is National Cheese Pizza Day
1698  Russia’s Peter the Great imposed a tax on men with beards
1847  Outlaw Jesse James was born
1881  The American Red Cross promised relief for the first time in response to the Great Fire in Michigan
1882  The first Labor Day observance was held in NYC – a parade and a picnic
1885  The first gasoline pump was delivered to a dealer in Indiana
1914  The Battle of the Marne began – Germany, Britain, and France fought for days with over a half a million dead
1929  Comedian Bob Newhart was born
1939  The U.S. proclaimed its neutrality at the outset of WWII
1940  Actress Raquel Welch was born
1953  The first privately operated atomic reactor opened in Raleigh
1975  “Squeaky” Fromme attempted to assassinate President Ford – she was a disciple of Charles Manson
1978  Sadat of Egypt, Begin of Israel, and President Carter began Middle East peace talks at Camp David
1980  The world’s largest auto tunnel opened in the Swiss Alps
1986  Merv Griffin aired his last show for Metromedia Television after 23 years on various talk programs
1991  The U.S. trial of Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega began
1997  Mother Teresa died at age 87
1997  Funeral services were held for Princess Diana in London
1999  Allen Funt, founder and host, of “Candid Camera” died at age 84
2005  President Bush nominated John Roberts to be the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court following the death William Rehnquist
2007  Apple launched its Itouch
SPORTS HISTORY on SEPTEMBER 5
2006  13 games played today – 7 shutouts
2003  Detroit’s Mike Maroth loses his 20th game – 1st 20 game loser in 23 years
2003  Montreal’s Todd Zeile hits a HR – 1st to do so for 11 different teams
2002  Alex Rodriguez hits his 50th HR – 5th in MLB history with consecutive 50 HR seasons
1999  Cincinnati has 14 HRs over 2 games – MLB record
1998  Mark McGwire hits his 60th HR – 3rd time in MLB history
1995  Cal Ripken plays in his 2,130th consecutive game – ties Lou Gehrig
 1988  Canadian football player Earl Winfield scores on a 101 yard punt return, 100 yards on a kickoff, and 58 on a TD reception
1987  John McEnroe fined $17,500 for his tirade at the US Open
1984  Nolan Ryan gets 8 strikeouts – passes Steve Carlton for #1 all time
1979  Matt Keough pitches Oakland to a 6-1 win – had lost 14 straight – ends season with 18 losses
1978  Montreal beats Chicago 10-8 in 9 innings – MLB record 45 players used in the game
1975  Expos and Pirates play a double header – record 15 pinch hitters used
1972  11 Israeli athletes were killed at the Summer Olympics in Munich
1971  JR Richards strikes out 15 in his MLB debut
1961  Lee Thomas of the Angels ties a MLB record with nine hits in a double header
1955  Dodgers Don Newcombe hits NL record 7th HR of the season – also got his 20th win of the season
#1 SONGS on SEPTEMBER 5
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
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  Maniac – Michael Sembello
1984  What’s Love Got to Do With It – Tina Turner
1985  St. Elmo’s Fire – John Parr
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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