Wednesday, October 19, 2011


Today is National Seafood Bisque Day
1781  Cornwallis surrendered to George Washington at Yorktown
1812  Napoleon began his retreat from Moscow
1849  Elizabeth Blackwell became the first woman in the US to receive a medical degree
1870  The first blacks (four) were elected to the House of Representatives
1914  The first government owned vehicle fleet was used to pick up mail in Washington, DC
1915  A patent for a “paper bottle” was granted – the first paper milk carton was produced in 1933
1926  John Garland patented a semi-automatic rifle
1932  Actor Robert Reed was born – “The Brady Bunch”
1949  The People’s Republic of China was formally announced
1957  “Damn Yankees” closed in NYC after 1,022 performances
1960  Martin Luther King Jr. was arrested in an Atlanta sit-in
1960  The US imposed an embargo on exports to Cuba during the Cuban missile Crisis – medical products and certain food items were allowed
1963  The Beatles recorded “I Want to Hold Your Hand”
1967  Presidential daughter Amy Carter was born
1971  The last issue of “Look” magazine was published
1977  The supersonic Concorde landed in NYC for the first time
1982  John DeLorean, a prominent car maker, was arrested and charged with drug possession and accused of attempting to sell drugs to shore up his ailing company – he was later acquitted
1983  The US Senate approved a bill establishing a holiday in honor of Martin Luther King Jr.
1987  “Black Monday” – the Dow Jones Average dropped 508 points (22.6%)
1989  The US Senate rejected an amendment that would have barred the destruction of the American flag
2006  The Dow Jones Average closed above 12,000 for the first time
2008  Tennessee beats KC 34-10 – Titans had 332 yards on the ground
2008  Tampa Bay beats Boston in the ALCS to advance to the World Series
2005  Houston advances to the World Series for the 1st time – 44 years
2004  Red Sox tie ALCS at 3-3 with a 4-2 win over NYY – Curt Schillings “bloody Sock” game
2003  Philadelphia beats NY Giants 14-10 despite having only 134 total yards – Brian Westbrook’s 84 yard punt return for a TD did it
1998  Mike Tyson gets his license back after he lost it for biting Evander Holyfield
1987  Billy Martin is hired as manager of the NYY for the 5th time
1986  Red Sox beat NY Mets 9-3 – get 18 hits to win game 2 of the World Series
1972  A’s score 2 runs in the bottom of the 9th to beat Reds 3-2 – they had 4 straight singles – 3 by pinch hitters
1963  Nate Thurmond makes his NBA debut with the Warriors – 1st of only 4 players to have a quadruple double
1960  Oscar Robertson debuts with Cincinnati and Jerry West with the Lakers as Cincinnati beats the Lakers 140-123 – Oscar will be the only player in NBA history to average a triple double in a season – 1961-62 had 30.8 points, 12.5 rebounds, and 14.4 assists – career: 25.7/7.5/9.5 – West will have 27.0 points, 6.7 assists, and 5.8 rebounds in his career
1933 The Olympic Committee votes to play basketball in the 1936 Berlin games
1932  Jimmie Foxx wins what is now considered the MVP award - .364 average, 58 HRs, and 169 RBI
1961  Runaround Sue – Dion
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
1976  If You Leave Me Now - Chicago
1977  You Light Up My Life – Debby Boone
1978  Kiss You All Over – Exile
1980  Woman In Love – Barbra Streisand
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  True Colors – Cyndi Lauper
1987  Bad – Michael 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
1999  Smooth – Santana with Rob Thomas

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