Tuesday, September 6, 2011

TODAY IN HISTORY SEPTEMBER 6

THE HISTORY OF SEPTEMBER 6
WORLD EVENTS
Today is National Coffee Ice Cream Day
1888  Joseph Kennedy born – father of JFK, RFK, and Ted
1899  Carnation processes its first can of evaporated milk
1901  President William McKinley was shot – would die 8 days later
1909  Word was received that Admiral Perry had discovered the North Pole five months earlier
1920  The first radio broadcast of a fight took place
1937  Jo Anne Worley was born – comedian “Laugh In”
1941  German Jews were ordered to wear yellow stars and not to leave assigned areas without permission
1958  Jeff Foxworthy was born – Country comedian
1959  The first Barbie Doll was sold by Mattel
1976  A Russian pilot defect to Japan in a MIG 25 jet
1983  The Soviet Union admitted to shooting down a Korean Airlines plane saying they did not know it was a commercial flight
1986  Barbara Streisand held her first live concert in 20 years
1990  Iraq warned its citizens that anyone trying to flee the country without permission would be put in prison for life
1995  At the OJ Simpson trial, Detective Mark Furman invoked his 5th Amendment protection
1997  An estimated 2.5 billion people watched the four mile funeral procession for Princess Diana on TV
2000  The UN Millennium summit began in NYC – attended by 150 countries with the objective to bring peace and prosperity to the world
2001  The Justice Department announced it would not seek to break up Microsoft
2007  Opera Tenor Luciano Pavarotti died at age 71
SPORTS HISTORY ON SEPTEMBER 6
2006  Florida rookie Anibal Sanchez no hits Arizona 2-0
2002  Andy Bene beats brother Alan as St. Louis wins over Cubs 11-2
2000  Rangers Scott Sheldon plays all 9 positions in a 13-1 loss to Chicago – 3rd player in MLB history to do so
1996  Orioles Eddie Murray hits his 500th HR becoming only the 3rd in MLB history to have 3,000 hits and 500 HRs – Mays and Aaron
1995  Cal Ripken plays in his 2,131st consecutive game setting a new record previously held by Lou Gehrig
1981  Pittsburgh has 7 turnovers and loses its home opener to KC 37-33
1981  LA Dodgers Fernando Valenzuela ties NL rookie record with his 7th shutout
1968  Denny McLain wins his 28th game (28-5) ends season with 31
1963  MLB’s 100,000th game is played
1961  Whitey Ford of NYY gets his 41st strikeout in 3 games – MLB record
1943  The youngest player  to appear in a MLB game – pitcher Steve Scheib of the Philadelphia A’s – 16 years/8 months/5 days
1935  Dizzy Dean wins his 24th of the season – ends 28-12
1930  Lefty Grove wins his 25th – ends season 28-5
#1 SONGS ON SEPTEMBER 6
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  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  Go Away Little Girl – Donny Osmond
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  Shake Your Booty – KC & the Sunshine Band
1977  Best of My Love – The Emotions
1979  Boogie Oogie Oogie – A Taste of Honey
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
1987  La Bamba – Los Lobos
1988  Sweet Child of Mine – Guns & Roses
1989  Hangin’ Tough – New Kids on the Block
1990  Blaze of Glory – Bon Jovi
1991  Every Thing I Do – Bryan Adams
1992  End of the Road – Boyz II Men
1993  Dream Lover – Mariah Carey
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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