Monday, October 10, 2011


Today is National Angel Food Cake Day
1845  The Naval School (now The Naval Academy) opened at Annapolis – 50 students and 7 professors
1877  Lt. Colonel George Custer was buried at West Point
1886  The first dinner jacket was worn to an autumn ball in Tuxedo Park, NY – the first Tuxedo was born
1913  The Panama Canal was completed
1925  James Duke died, founder of American Tobacco Co., his daughter Doris Duke inherited $125 million
1933  The first synthetic detergent for home use was marketed – was called DREFT
1946  Actor/dancer Ben Vereen was born – “Roots”
1955  Rocker David Lee Roth was born – “Van Halen”
1959  Pan Am announced the beginning of the first global airline service
1963  A treaty banning atmospheric nuclear testing was signed by the US, UK, and USSR
1965  The Red Baron made his first appearance in the comic strip “Peanuts”
1965  The Supremes made their first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show
1973  Actor Mario Lopez was born – “Saved By the Bell”
1973  Vice President Spiro Agnew pleaded no contest to tax evasion and resigned from office
1975  Liz Taylor married for the 6th time – she remarried Richard Burton
1976  The New York Meadowlands Stadium opened – the NY Giants played the Dallas Cowboys
1981  Anwar Sadat’s funeral was held in Cairo – he had been assassinated by terrorist gunmen
1985  Actor/director Orson Welles died at age 70
1985  Actor Yul Brynner died at age 65
1985  US fighter jets forced an Egyptian plane carrying the hijackers of the Achille Lauro cruise ship to land – they were placed under arrest
2004  Christopher Reeve died at age 52
1999  Red Sox beat Cleveland 23-7 – postseason record number of runs – had 24 hits in the game
1992  John Smoltz of Atlanta beats Pittsburgh 6-4 – he also had two hits and a stolen base
1990  Boston’s Roger Clemens is ejected from the ALCS in the 2nd inning for
cursing at the umpire
1987  San Francisco’s Jeff Leonard sets a playoff record with his 4th consecutive game with a HR
1980  Kevin McHale makes his NBA debut with the Boston Celtics
1980  George Brett hits a 3 run HR in the 7th inning and beats NYY as Royals advance to the World Series
1968  Tigers win their first World Series since 1945 – Mickey Lolich was responsible for three of the wins
1957  Milwaukee Braves win their 1st World Series since 1914 as Lew Burdette wins his 3rd complete game and 2nd shutout over NYY
1951  Joe DiMaggio plays his last game as the Yankees win the World Series
1937  Yankees win the World Series – they did not commit an error in the five game series
1923  The NY Giants and NY Yankees become the first to play each other in 3 consecutive World Series
1920  Indians Bill Wambsganns makes the first unassisted triple play in World Series history
1961  Hit the Road Jack – Ray Charles
1964  Oh, Pretty Woman – Roy Orbison
1965  Yesterday – The Beatles
1967  The Letter – The Box Tops
1968  Hey Jude –The Beatles
1970  Cracklin’ Rose – Neil Diamond
1971  Maggie May – Rod Stewart
1972  Ben – Michael Jackson
1973  Half Breed - Cher
1974  I Honestly Love You – Olivia Newton-John
1978  Kiss You All Over – Exile
1979  Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough – Michael Jackson
1980  Another One Bites the Dust - Queen
1981  Endless Love – Diana Ross & Lionel Richie
1982  Jack and Diane – John Cougar
1983  Total Eclipse of the Heart – Bonnie Tyler
1984  I Just Called to Say I Love You – Stevie Wonder
1987  Here I Go Again on My Own – Whitesnake
1989  Miss You Much – Janet Jackson
1990  Praying for Time – George Michael
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

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