Friday, October 28, 2011

THE HISTORY OF OCTOBER 28

THE HISTORY OF OCTOBER 28
WORLD EVENTS
Today is National Chocolate Day
1492  Columbus discovered Cuba and claimed it for Spain
1636  Harvard University was established – the first graduate was Englishman George Downing – Downing St in London is named after him
1793  Eli Whitney applied for a patent for the cotton gin – granted in March
1886  The Statue of Liberty was dedicated by President Cleveland – weighs 225 tons and is 152 feet tall
1904  The St. Louis police tried a new investigative technique – fingerprinting
1914  Jonas Salk was born – developed the polio vaccine
1914  George Eastman announced the invention of the color photographic process
1919  The Volstead Act was passed by Congress – prohibition began – it was repealed in 1933 with the passing of the 21st Amendment
1922  Benito Mussolini took control of the Italian government
1936  FDR rededicated the Statue of Liberty on its 50th anniversary
1944  Actor Dennis Franz was born – NYPD Blue
1949  Eugenie Anderson became the first female US Ambassador – posted to Denmark
1955  Bill Gates was born
1962  Khrushchev ordered the withdrawal of missiles from Cuba ending the Cuban Missile Crisis
1965  The Gateway Arch was completed in St. Louis630 feet high
1967  Actress Julia Roberts was born – “Pretty Woman”
1972  Country singer Brad Paisley was born
1974  Actor Joaquin Phoenix was born
1986  The Centennial of the Statue of Liberty was celebrated
1993  Doris Duke died – only child of the founder of the American Tobacco Co.
2008  The Dow Jones Average rose 889 points to 9,065 – 2nd largest advance ever
SPORTS HISTORY ON OCTOBER 28
2007  Red Sox win the World Series as they sweep ColoradoRockies had won 21 of 22 games to make the playoffs
2006  Red Auerbach died – won 9 NBA championships with the Celtics
2001  Diamondbacks’ Randy Johnson pitches a 3 hit shutout vs. NYY to take a 2 game lead in the series
1995  Atlanta wins the World Series in 6 games 1-0 as they hold Cleveland to one hit – Indians batted .179 in the series
1989  Oakland sweeps Giants in the World Series – Dave Stewart had 2 of the wins and is named MVP
1983  Clyde Drexler makes his NBA debut with Portland – 20.4 points, 6.1 rebounds, 5.6 assists average for his career
1981  Dodgers beat NYY to win World Series in 6 games – George Frazier of NYY lost 3 of the games (tied record) – pitched 3.2 innings and gave up 7 runs in the losses
1973  Elmore Smith of the LA Lakers blocks NBA record 17 shots in a game
1968  Bob Gibson wins Cy Young unanimously – 22-9, 1.12 ERA, 28 complete games, 13 shutouts, 268 strikeouts
1967  Walt Frazier makes his NBA debut – 18.9 points, 5.9 rebounds, 6.1 assist career average – 7 time all defensive team, 2 time champion
# 1 SONGS ON OCTOBER 28
1961  Runaround Sue – Dion
1963  Sugar Shack – Jimmy Gilmer & the Fireballs
1964  Baby Love – The Supremes
1965  Yesterday – The Beatles
1966  96 Tears - ? & the Mysterians
1967  To Sir, With Love - Lulu
1968  Hey Jude –The Beatles
1969  Suspicious Minds – Elvis Presley
1970  I’ll Be There – The Jackson 5
1971  Maggie May – Rod Stewart
1973  Train to Georgia – Gladys Knight & the Pips
1975  Island Girl – Elton John
1976  If You Leave Me Now – Chicago
1978  Hot Child In the City – Nick Glider
1980  Woman In Love – Barbra Streisand
1982  Who Can It Be Now – Men at Work
1983  Islands in the Stream – Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton
1984  Caribbean Queen (No More Love on the Run) – Billy Ocean
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  Ice Ice Baby – Vanilla Ice
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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