Monday, October 3, 2011


Today is Nation al Caramel Custard Day
1650  The English Parliament declared its rule over the infant American colonies
1776  Congress borrowed $5 million to stop the rapid depreciation of paper money in the colonies
1789  President Washington proclaimed the first national Thanksgiving Day on November 26
1863  President Lincoln designated the last Thursday of November to be Thanksgiving Day
1899  The motor driven vacuum cleaner was patented by J.S. Thurman
1922  The first fax was sent over city lines in Washington, DC
1922  Rebecca Felton became the first female to hold the office of Senator- she was appointed to fill a vacancy
1941  “The Maltese Falcon” with Humphrey Bogart premiered
1952  The first video recording on magnetic tape was processed in Los Angeles
1952  The British detonated their first atomic bomb
1954  “Father Knows Best” premiered on TV – ended 1960
1955  “Captain Kangaroo” debut on TV as “Good Morning, Captain” ended 1993
1955  “The Mickey Mouse Club” premiered on TV
1957  The comedy series “The Real McCoy’s” premiered on ABC
1960  “The Andy Griffith Show” premiered on CBS – ran until 1968
1961  “The Dick Van Dyke Show” premiered on CBS
1990  East and West Germany merged to form a single country after 25 years of division
1993  18 Special Ops soldiers died in Somalia – “Black Hawk Down” chronicled the events
1995  OJ Simpson was acquitted of the 1994 murders of Nicole Simpson and Ron Goldman – the trial had started January 24
2001  Apple introduced the iPod – cost $399
2008  OJ Simpson was found guilty of robbing two sports memorabilia dealers in Las Vegas at gun point
2000  St. Louis beats Atlanta in 7-5 in 1st game of NLDS – pitcher Rick Ankiel throws MLB record 5 wild pitches in the 3rd inning
1999  Chicago Bears beat New Orleans despite 5 turnovers
1999  Chargers beat Chiefs 21-14 despite being out gained 314 to 132
1999  Atlanta beats Florida 18-0 with 21 hits – MLB record 15 players score
1999  In the last game of the season, Mark McGwire hits his 65th HR, Sammy Sosa
his 63rd
1990  NY Mets George Jelic hits his first, last, and only HR of his career – will only have 11 at bats and this is his only hit
1978  Reggie Jackson hits a 3 run HR, a double, and a single as NYY beat Royals 7-1 in 1st game of ALCS
1976  Hank Aaron singles in his last MLB at bat – career 3,771 hits, 755 HRs, 2,297 RBI, .305 average in 23 seasons
1972  Steve Carlton wins his 27th game – team had 59 total wins
1971  Houston and New Orleans play to a 13-13 tie both teams have 263 total yards each
1970  In 1st game of ALCS, pitcher Mike Cuellar hits a grand slam – 1st and only HR by a pitcher in ALCS history
1965  Cubs record their 3rd triple play of the season – pitcher Bill Faul was on the mound for all three
1965  Washington (8) and Lions (6) combine for 14 turnovers in the game – QBs in the game did not record a TD, but did have 10 interceptions
1962  Maury Wills gets his 104th steal of the season
1915  Ty Cob gets his 96th steal – will last until Maury Wills breaks it in 1962
1961  Hit the Road Jack – Ray Charles
1964  Oh, Pretty Woman – Roy Orbison
1965  Yesterday – The Beatles
1966  Cherish – The Association
1967  The Letter – The Box Tops
1968  Hey Jude –The Beatles
1970  Ain’t No Mountain High Enough – Diana Ross
1971  Maggie May – Rod Stewart
1972  Don’t Get Hooked on Me – Mac Davis
1973  Half Breed - Cher
1974  I Honestly Love You – Olivia Newton-John
1975  Fame – David Bowie
1980  Another One Bites the Dust - Queen
1981  Endless Love – Diana Ross & Lionel Richie
1982  Jack and Diane – John Cougar
1983  Total Eclipse of the Heart – Bonnie Tyler
1984  Let’s Go Crazy - Prince
1985  Money for Nothing – Dire Straights
1987  Didn’t We Almost Have It All – Whitney Houston
1989  Miss You Much – Janet Jackson
1991  Good Vibrations – Marky Mark & the Funky Bunch
1992  End of the Road – Boyz II Men
1994  I’ll Make Love to You – Boyz II Men
1996  Macarena – Los Del Rio

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