Monday, October 24, 2011

THE HISTORY OF OCTOBER 24

THE HISTORY OF OCTOBER 24
WORLD EVENTS
Today is National Bologna Day and National Food and Plenty Day
1836  The match was patented by Alonzo Phillips
1861  West Virginia voters chose to secede from Virginia
1861  The first transcontinental telegraph line was completed – first telegram received by President Lincoln from Sacramento
1901  The first woman to go over Niagara Falls in a barrel – Anna Taylor
1916  Henry Ford awarded equal pay to women
1929  “Black Thursday” – the beginning of the stock market crash – down 12.8%
1931  Al Capone sentenced to 11 years in prison
1931  The George Washington Bridge was dedicated
1939  Nylon stockings went on sale to the public for the first time
1945  The UN was formally established less than a month after the end of WWII
1947  A series of forest fire in the New England states destroyed over $30 million of timber
1948  The term “Cold War” was spoken for the first time – Bernard Baruch used it in front of a Senate committee
1962  US forces went on the highest alert in the postwar era in preparation for a possible full scale war with the Soviets during the Cuban Missile crisis
1973  Heavy fog on the New Jersey Turnpike caused a 65 car collision and killed 11 people
1973  John Lennon sued the US government to admit that the FBI was tapping his phone
1989  TV evangelist Jim Bakker was given a 45 year prison term for stealing from his congregation
2002  The “Beltway Snipers” were captured after a series of killings around the DC area left 10 dead and 3 wounded
2003  The Concorde made its last commercial flight
2005  Rosa Parks died at age 93
SPORTS HISTORY ON OCTOBER 24
2004  Red Sox Curt Schilling beats St. Louis 6-2 – 3rd different team he has won a World Series game with – Philadelphia and Arizona
2004  Emmitt Smith of the Dallas Cowboys rushes for 100 yards for the 78th time – NFL record
2000  NY Mets beat NYY 4-1 – it is the first Yankee loss after 14 straight wins in World Series games
1996  NYY win their 3rd straight game in Atlanta in the World Series – Andy Pettitte beat John Smoltz 1-0 – Pettitte gave up 5 hits, Smoltz 4
1994  Greg Maddux wins his 3rd straight Cy Young award – 16-6, 1.56 ERA – will win it again in 1995 – ends his career with 355 wins, 3.16 ERA
1992  Toronto wins their 1st World Series championship
1990  Red Sox announce they will not pick up the contract on 18 year veteran Dwight Evans
1987  Minnesota’s Kent Hrbek hits a grand slam to lead them to a comeback win over St. Louis 11-5 to tie the series 3-3
1977  Atlanta Braves hire Bobby Cox as manager
1963  Yogi Berra hired as NYY manager
1963  Sandy Koufax wins NL Cy Young award – 25-5, 1.88 ERA, 11 shutouts, 306 strikeouts
1959  Wilt Chamberlain plays in his 1st NBA game – will play in 1,045 and never foul out
# 1 SONGS ON OCTOBER 24
1961  Runaround Sue – Dion
1963  Sugar Shack – Jimmy Gilmer & the Fireballs
1965  Yesterday – The Beatles
1966  96 Tears - ? & the Mysterians
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
1983  Islands in the Stream – Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton
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
1988  Groovy Kind of Love – Phil Collins
1989  Miss You Much – Janet Jackson
1990  Black Cat – 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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