Thursday, October 13, 2011


Today is National Yorkshire Pudding Day
1775  The Continental Congress ordered the construction of a naval fleet
1792  George Washington laid the cornerstone for the Executive Mansion which would later be called the White House
1860  The first US aerial photo was taken from a balloon in Boston
1914  Garrett Morgan patented the gas mask
1925  Comedian Lenny Bruce was born
1925  British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher was born
1932  President Hoover laid the cornerstone for what was to become the new Supreme Court Building
1941  Singer Paul Simon was born – Simon & Garfunkel
1953  An ultra-sonic burglar alarm was patented by Sam Bagno
1957  Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra introduce the Ford Edsel on an hour long special – the car was a huge failure
1959  Singer Marie Osmond was born – Donny & Marie
1960  The third Presidential debate took place between Nixon and Kennedy
1963  The word “Beatlemania” was coined after their appearance at the Palladium
1974  Ed Sullivan died at age 74
1981  VP Mubarak was elected President of Egypt after the assassination of Anwar Sadat
1995  Walt Disney resort welcomed its 500 millionth guest
2001  Anthrax was confirmed in three states – NY, Florida and Nevada
2006  The Unlawful Internet Gambling Act was signed by President Bush – effectively it attempted to outlaw all US internet gambling
2006  Air America filed for bankruptcy after two years of broadcasting
2006  Oakland’s Mark Kiger makes his MLB debut as a defensive replacement – 1st MLB player to make his debut in the postseason – his final game is tomorrow – never got to bat in his 2 game career
2002  Adam Kennedy of Angels hits 3 HRs and has 7 RBI as Anaheim wins its first pennant ever
2000  NYY Mariano Rivera pitches a scoreless inning – his 33 1/3rd consecutive one – postseason record
1999  John Smoltz gets a save – the first relief appearance of his career as Atlanta beats Mets 4-3 in NLCS
1996  Nick Lowrey breaks Jan Stenerud’s NFL field goal record with his 374th
1978  Ron Guidry gets a complete game win as NYY beat Dodgers 5-1 in game 1
of World Series – he had a 25-3 record with a 1.74 ERA during the season
1971  68th World Series – first night game in series history
1970  Calvin Murphy makes his NBA debut with the San Diego Rockets
1970  Dave Cowens makes his NBA debut with the Boston Celtics – lose to Knicks
1960  Pirates’ Mazeroski’s bottom of the 9th HR beats the NYY in game 7 of the World Series – 1st time in World Series play that a game had ended with a HR – also only game in World Series history where a strikeout was not recorded by either team
1961  Hit the Road Jack – Ray Charles
1962  Sherry – The Four Seasons
1963  Sugar Shack – Jimmy Gilmore & the Fireballs
1964  Do Wah Diddiy Diddy – Manfred Mann
1965  Yesterday – The Beatles
1966  Reach Out (I’ll Be There) – The Four Tops
1967  The Letter – The Box Tops
1968  Hey Jude –The Beatles
1969  I Can’t Get Next to You – The Temptations
1970  I’ll Be There – The Jackson 5
1971  Maggie May – Rod Stewart
1972  Ben – Michael Jackson
1973  Half Breed - Cher
1974  Nothing From Nothing – Billy Preston
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
1985  Take On Me – a-ha
1986  When I Think of You – Janet Jackson
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
1995  Fantasy – Mariah Carey
1996  Macarena – Los Del Rio       
1997  Candle in the Wind (1997) – Elton John
1999  Heartbreak – Mariah Carey

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