Saturday, October 22, 2011


Today is National Nut Day
1746  The College of New Jersey was chartered – later became Princeton University
1797  Andre-Jacques Garnerin became the first recorded parachutist – he jumped from a height of 3,000 feet
1883  The Metropolitan Opera House in NYC had its grand opening
1897  The world’s first car dealership opened in London
1907  The Panic of 1907 began when depositors began withdrawing their money from NYC banks – Westinghouse Electric went into receivership and several banks failed – loans by JP Morgan and the Treasury checked the panic
1920  Harvard professor and proponent of LSD Timothy Leary was born
1928  Herbert Hoover spoke of the “American system of rugged individualism”
1936  The first commercial flight from the mainland to Hawaii occurred
1938  The first Xerox copy was made – used powdered ink and an electrical charge
1942  Actress Annette Funicello was born – “Mickey Mouse Club”
1962  President Kennedy went on TV to inform the American people that he had ordered US forces to impose a blockade on Cuba due to the Soviet Union placing missiles on the island
1963  225,000 students boycotted Chicago schools in Freedom Day protests
1965  The Highway Beautification Act was signed – it provided for reduced federal assistance to states that did not control billboards and junkyards along highways
1968  Apollo 7 splashed down – it had orbited the earth 163 times
1979  The deposed Shah of Iran arrived in the US for medical treatment
1981  US debt topped $1 trillion for the first time
1986  President Reagan signed the Tax Reform Act of 1986 into law
1988  Elton John sold out Madison Square Garden for a record 26th time
1991  General Motors announced a nine month loss of $2.2 billion
1995  Commemorating the 50th anniversary of the UN, President Clinton called for a crackdown on international crime including terrorism and drug smuggling
2005  Chicago beats Houston 5-3 in 1st game of the World Series – Jose Contreras gets the win, but he hits 3 batters to tie World Series record
2001  NYY win their 38th AL pennant
2000  In a World Series game, Roger Clemens throws a broken bat at Mike Piazza
1991  Braves beat Twins 5-4 in 12 innings – Twins use World Series record 23 players in the game
1985  Kansas City wins their first ever World Series game
1975  Cincinnati wins game 7 of World Series to beat the Red Sox
1972  Oakland A’s win their 1st World Series in 42 years – Gene Tenace named MVP – he had 4 HRs in the series – hit 5 all year during the regular season
1967  In the AFL, Daryle Lamonica throws 4 TDs and Oakland holds Boston Patriots to 83 total yards in a 48-14 win – Oakland had 395 yards
1958  Elgin Baylor makes his NBA debut with the Lakers – entered Hall of Fame in 1977 – averaged 27.4 points, 13.5 rebounds, and 4.3 assists in 14 seasons
1957  Sam Jones makes his NBA debut with the Boston Celtics
1950  LA Rams set NFL scoring record – beat Baltimore 70-27 – they had 535 total yards in the game, Baltimore had 423
1920  8 members of the Chicago White Sox are indicted for allegedly throwing the 1919 World Series
1961  Runaround Sue – Dion
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
1973  Train to Georgia – Gladys Knight & the Pips
1974  Then Came You – Dionne Warwick & the Spinners
1976  If You Leave Me Now – Chicago
1977  You Light Up My Life – Debby Boone
1978  Hot Child In the City – Nick Glider
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  Saving All My Love for You – Whitney Houston
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
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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