Tuesday, October 18, 2011

THE HISTORY OF OCTOBER 18

THE HISTORY OF OCTOBER 18
WORLD EVENTS
Today is National Chocolate Cupcake Day
1785  Benjamin Franklin was elected President of Pennsylvania – similar to today’s Governor
1867  The US took formal possession of Alaska from Russia – the price was $7.2 million or 2 cents per acre
1892  The first long distance commercial phone lines were opened – Chicago to NY – the system maxed out at one call at a time
1898  The American flag was first raised in Puerto Rico one year after it one independence from Spain
1921  The Senate ratified separate treaties concluding peace with Germany, Austria and Hungary
1926  Rocker Chuck Berry was born – “The Twist”
1927  Actor George C. Scott was born – “Patton”
1931  Thomas Edison died at age 84 – credited with holding 1,093 patents – received patents every year from 1868 to 1933
1943  “Perry Mason” was aired on the radio for the first time – would debut on TV in 1957
1945  German war crime trials began at Nuremberg
1960  Action actor Jean Claude Van Damme was born
1967  Disney’s “Jungle Book” was released
1969  The US government banned artificial sweeteners due to research indicating they caused cancer
1988  “Roseanne” premiered on TV – ran 9 years
1997  A memorial dedicated to the women of the US military was dedicated at Arlington
1998  The $1.6 billion Bellagio Hotel and Casino was opened in Las Vegas
2001  In NYC, four defendants were convicted for the 1998 bombings of two US embassies in Africa
SPORTS HISTORY ON OCTOBER 18
2009  The New England Patriots beat the Titans 59-0 – Tom Brady threw for 6 TDs and the Titans had -7 yards in the air
2007  Joe Torre is done as manager of the NYY after 12 years
2004  Boston beats NYY 5-4 in 14 innings of the ALCS – David Ortiz drives in the winning run – NYY still lead the series 3-2
1977  Reggie Jackson hits 3 HRs in a World Series game tying Babe Ruth’s record – each HR was off a different pitcher and each on the first pitch thrown to him
1974  Former UCLA standout, Bill Walton makes his NBA debut with the Portland Trailblazers
1974  Moses Malone makes his ABA debut – career ABA/NBA – 1,455 games, 29,580 points, 17,834 rebounds
1974  In his first Bulls game, Nate Thurmond becomes the first NBA player to score a quadruple double – 22 points, 14 rebounds, 13 assists, and 12 blocks – Alvin Robertson, Hakeem Olajuwon, and David Robinson will be the other 3 to join him
1969  Kareem Abdul-Jabbar makes his NBA debut
1967  Earl “The Pearl” Monroe makes his NBA debut with the Baltimore Bullets
# 1 SONGS ON OCTOBER 18
1961  Runaround Sue – Dion
1962  Monster Mash – Bobby Picket & the Crypt Kickers
1963  Sugar Shack – Jimmy Gilmer & the Fireballs
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
1972  My Ding-a-Ling – Chuck Berry
1973  Angie – The Rolling Stones
1974  Nothing From Nothing – Billy Preston
1976  If You Leave Me Now - Chicago
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
1987  Bad – Michael Jackson
1989  Miss You Much – Janet Jackson
1990  I Don’t Have the Heart – James Ingram
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  Smooth – Santana with Rob Thomas

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