Tuesday, October 11, 2011


Today is National Sausage Pizza Day and World Egg Day
1811  The “Juliana”, the first steam powered ferry, began service
1844  Henry Heinz was born – founded Heinz Ketchup Co.
1868  Thomas Edison filed a patent for an electronic voting machine for Congress – they never purchased it
1881  David Houston patented roll film for cameras
1887  A. Miles patented the elevator
1890  The Daughter’s of the American Revolution was formed in Washington, DC
1922  The first female FBI special agent was appointed – Alaska Davidson
1929  JC Penney opened a store in Milford, Delaware – became the first retailer to have stores in all the states
1939  FDR was presented with a letter from Albert Einstein urging him to develop the US atomic program rapidly
1945  The Chinese Civil war began – Chiang Kai-shek vs. Mao Tse-tung
1946  Daryl Hall was born – Hall & Oates
1968  Apollo 7, the first manned Apollo mission was launched from Cape Kennedy in Florida
1975  Bill Clinton and Hillary Rodham were married
1975  The TV show “Saturday Night Live” made its debut
1981  An unknown performer named Prince opened for the Rolling Stones in Los Angeles
1983  The last hand cranked telephones went out of service as 440 customers in Bryant Road, Maine were switched to direct dial
1987  200,000 gays marched for civil rights in Washington, DC
1991  Anita Hill testified that Clarence Thomas sexually harassed her
1991  Comedian Redd Foxx died at age 68
2000  The second Presidential debate took place between George Bush and Al Gore
2002  Former President Jimmy Carter won the Nobel Peace Prize
2006  The first American was indicted for treason since WWII, Adam Gadahn known in Al-Qaeda circles as “Azzam the American”, for making propaganda videos for the terrorist organization
2006  NYY Cory Lidle dies when the plane he is flying crashes into a 50 story building in NYC
2003  NYY Roger Clemens gets his 11th postseason win as Red Sox and Yankees rumble on the field – Don Zimmer, 72 year old coach of NYY, is thrown to the ground as he charges the mound
1999  Boston beats Cleveland 12-8 in ALDS as Troy O’Leary hits 2 HRs including a grand slam for 7 RBI
1980  The Dallas Mavericks make their NBA debut and beat the San Antonio Spurs 113-92
1975  Luis Tiant shuts out Cincinnati 6-0 in 1st game of the World Series – all the scoring was done in the 7th inning                           
1971  Brooks Robinson reaches base 5 straight time – 2 walks and 3 hits (ties World Series record) as Baltimore beats Pirates 11-3 – Jim Palmer is walked twice in the game with the bases loaded
1967 Red Sox hit 3 HRs in an inning – Yaz, Reggie Smith, and Petrocelli – tie series 3 to 3
1927  Lou Gehrig named MVP – season totals were .373 batting average, 47 HRs, and 175 RBI
1925  NY Giants play their first football game – lose to Providence 14-0
1911  Ty Cobb wins what is now considered the MVP award – batted .420, 248 hits, scores 147 runs, and had 127 RBI
1961  Hit the Road Jack – Ray Charles
1965  Yesterday – The Beatles
1967  The Letter – The Box Tops
1968  Hey Jude –The Beatles
1970  I’ll Be There – The Jackson 5
1971  Maggie May – Rod Stewart
1972  Ben – Michael Jackson
1973  Half Breed - Cher
1974  I Honestly Love You – Olivia Newton-John
1976  Disco Duck – Rick Dees
1977  You Light Up My Life – Debby Boone
1978  Kiss You All Over – Exile
1979  Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough – Michael Jackson
1980  Another One Bites the Dust - Queen
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
1988  Red Red Wine – UB40
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       
1997  Candle in the Wind (1997) – Elton John

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