Sunday, October 16, 2011


Today is National World Food Day and National Liqueur Day
1758  Noah Webster was born – Webster’s Dictionary
1793  Marie Antoinette was beheaded during the French Revolution
1829  The Tremont Hotel opened in Boston – was the first modern hotel with 170 rooms renting for $2 per day including 4 meals
1834  In London, the Houses of Parliament caught fire and many documents were destroyed
1869  A hotel in Boston became the first to have indoor plumbing
1888  Playwright Eugene O’Neill was born – “The Iceman Cometh”
1908  The first airplane flight in England took place – Samuel Cody a US citizen
1923  The Disney Company was founded
1925  Actress Angela Lansbury was born – “Murder She Wrote”
1925  The Texas School Board prohibited the teaching of evolution in school
1940  Benjamin Davis was named the first black General in the regular Army
1946  Actress Suzanne Somers was born – “Threes Company”
1946  Ten Nazi leaders were hanged as war criminals after the Nuremberg trials
1955  Mrs. Esther Lederer first appeared in newspapers using the name Ann Landers
1962  President Kennedy was made aware of the intelligence gathered that the Soviets were building missile sites in Cuba
1964  China became the world’s 4th nuclear power
1973  OPEC announced that they would begin cutting back oil exports to the West – eventually led to a total embargo
1978  Polish Cardinal Karol Wojtyla was elected Pope – Pope John Paul II – first non-Italian Pope since 1523
1982  The US warned the UN that it would withdraw from the organization if they rejected Israel
1987  18 month old Jessica McClure was rescued 58 hours after falling into a 22 foot well shaft
1988  The Pakistani government said that sabotage was the cause of the August 7 crash that killed President Zia, a US Ambassador and 10 Pakistani Generals
2001  Parts of the US Senate were closed due to finding anthrax in Senator Daschle’s office
2005  Chicago Cubs win AL pennant – 1st since 1959
2004  NYY beat Boston 19-8 to take a 3-0 lead in ALCS
2003  Aaron Boone hits a HR in the 11th to give NYY a 6-5 win over Boston and advance to the World series – Mariano Rivera pitches 3 innings in relief for the win
1990  Eric Davis of the Cincinnati Red hits a HR in his first World Series at bat – the 22nd to do so
1988  Orel Hershiser beat the A’s 3-0 on 3 hits – also had 3 hits himself including 2 doubles
1977  The Denver Broncos beat the Oakland Raiders 30-7 as Kenny Stabler throws 7 interceptions
1969  100-1 long shot NY Mets win the 66th World Series in 5 games
1968  Wes Unseld makes his NBA debut – will win MVP award in his rookie year – only other player than Wilt Chamberlain to do so
1965  Billy Cunningham makes his NBA debut with the Philadelphia 76ers
1962  Dave DeBusschere makes his NBA debut
1936  Lou Gehrig is named AL MVP - .354 batting average, 49 HRs, and 152 RBI for the season
1961  Hit the Road Jack – Ray Charles
1962  Monster Mash – Bobby Picket & the Crypt Kickers
1965  Yesterday – The Beatles
1966  Reach Out (I’ll Be There) – The Four Tops
1967  To Sir, With Love - Lulu
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
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
1991  Emotions – Mariah Carey
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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