Friday, October 14, 2011


Today is National Chocolate-Covered Insects Day
1834  Henry Blair became the second black to receive a patent – a corn planter
1884  Transparent paper-strip photographic film was patented by George Eastman
1890  Dwight Eisenhower was born – 34th President
1912  Theodore Roosevelt was shot while campaigning in Milwaukee – he continued on with his speech
1926  The book “Winnie the Pooh” made its debut
1927  Actor Roger Moore was born – James Bond
1933  Nazi Germany withdrew from the League of Nations
1938  John Dean was born – White House Counsel during Watergate
1947  Chuck Yeager made the first supersonic flight
1949  14 US Communist Party leaders were convicted of sedition, fines and imprisoned
1953  President Eisenhower promised to fire any Federal worker as a Communist if they took the 5th Amendment
1959  Actor Errol Flynn died
1960  The Peace Corp was first suggested by the Kennedy Administration
1962  US aircraft photos first revealed Soviet construction of missile sites in Cuba – would lead to the Cuban Missile Crisis
1964  Martin Luther King Jr. became the youngest to win the Nobel Peace Prize
1968  The first live telecast from a manned space craft occurred – Apollo 7
1977  Bing Crosby died at age 74
1980  President Reagan promised to nominate a woman for the Supreme Court – he would do so with Sandra Day O’Connor
1987  Jessica McClure, 18 months old, fell down an abandoned well in Texas – she was rescued 58 hours later
1990  Composer and conductor Leonard Bernstein died
1996  Singer Madonna gave birth to her daughter Lourdes
1996  The Dow Jones Average closed above 6,000 for the first time
2003  Florida, losing 3-0 with one out in the bottom of the 8th, score 3 runs and will beat the Cubs to win game 7 of NLCS – Cub fan Bartman will forever live in infamy for his actions in game 6
2000  NYY Roger Clemens records 15 strikeouts in World Series game – a record
1996  Atlanta beats St. Louis 14-0 with playoff record 22 hits

1985  NY Jets retire Joe Namath’s #12
1984  Detroit Tigers win the World Series – their 1st one since 1968
1984  Sparky Anderson becomes the 1st manager to win 100 games in a season and a World Series in both leagues – 104 wins with Detroit this year and 100+ wins 3 times with the Reds
1979  Wayne Gretzky scores his 1st NHL goal
1973  NY Mets win game 2 of the World Series – Willie Mays gets the last MLB hit of his career
1972  Gene Tenace of the A’s is the first player in World Series history to hit a HR in his first 2 at bats                                                                          
1971  Roberto Clemente hits safely in his 12th straight World Series game
1965  Sandy Koufax beats the Twins 2-0 on a 3 hitter to win the World Series for the Dodgers – his 3rd win of the Series
1927  Walter Johnson retires – won 417 career games and had a 2.17 ERA in 21 seasons, career 3,509 strikeouts – was 36-7 with a 1.14 ERA in 1913 and had 12 seasons with 20 or more wins
1908  Only 6,210 fans see the Cubs beat the Tigers in the World Series – smallest attendance in series history
1961  Hit the Road Jack – Ray Charles
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  Angie – The Rolling Stones
1974  Nothing From Nothing – Billy Preston
1977  You Light Up My Life – Debby Boone
1978  Kiss You All Over – Exile
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
1989  Miss You Much – Janet Jackson
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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