Tuesday, October 4, 2011


Today is National Taco Day
1636  The Massachusetts Plymouth Colony drafted its first law
1648  Peter Stuyvesant established the first volunteer fire department
1822  Rutherford B. Hayes was born – 19th US President
1881  Edward Leveaux received a patent for the player piano
1883  The Orient Express made its first run – Istanbul to Paris by rail
1895  Silent film comedian Buster Keaton was born
1905  First air flight over 30 minutes – Orville Wright covered 21 miles
1916  AT&T was first added to the Dow Jones Industrial Average
1923  Actor Charlton Heston was born
1927  The actual work of carving Mt. Rushmore began
1931  The comic “Dick Tracy” appeared for the first time
1933  Esquire magazine was first published
1946  Actress Susan Sarandon was born – “Bull Durham”
1949  The United Nations’ permanent headquarters in NYC was dedicated
1957  “Leave It to Beaver” debut on TV – ended 1963
1957  Rap mogul Russell Simmons was born
1957  The space race began as the Soviets launched “Sputnik”
1957  Jimmy Hoffa was elected President of the Teamsters Union
1965  Pope John VI became the first Pope to visit the Western Hemisphere when he spoke at the UN
1970  Singer Janis Joplin died at age 27 of a heroin overdose
1976  Barbara Walters made her debut as the first female network news anchor
1976  The Supreme Court lifted the ban on the death sentence in murder cases – it had not been used since 1967
1994  South African President Nelson Mandela visited President Clinton at the White House
2009  NYY end the season with 243 HRs – franchise record
2005  NYY beat Angels 4-2 in 1st game of ALDS as Robinson Cano hits a bases loaded triple
2005  White Sox get ALDS record 5 HRs in a 14-2 win
2001  Barry Bonds hits his 70th HR to tie Mark McGwire’s MLB record
2001  Rickey Henderson becomes MLB’s all time career runs scored leader when he gets 2,246th
1992  San Francisco’s Greg Litton hits a pinch hit grand slam to beat Cincinnati in the 13th inning
1991  Jim Thome of Indians hits his 1st HR
1989  Oakland’s Rickey Henderson steals four bases in the ALCS win
1986  White Sox pitcher Floyd Bannister gives up back to back inside the park HRs to Greg Gagne
1981  NY Jets and Miami play to a 28-28 tie as no points are scored in OT – Jets had 546 total yards and Miami 399
1964  Larry Jackson wins his 24th game of the season for last place Cubs – record is 76-86
1969  MLB’s first divisional playoff games are played – NY Mets vs. Braves and Orioles vs. Twins
1955  The Brooklyn Dodgers win their only World Series
1948  The Indians beat the Red Sox in the first AL playoff game
1925  Ty Cobb ends the season with a .378 batting average – will hit above .300 23 of his 24 seasons – career .366 average
1961  Hit the Road Jack – Ray Charles
1962  Sherry – The Four Seasons
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  Cracklin’ Rose – Neil Diamond
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
1978  Kiss You All Over - Exile
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
1986  Stuck With You – Huey Lewis & the News
1987  Here I Go Again on My Own – Whitesnake
1988  Love Bites – Janet Jackson
1989  Miss You Much – Janet Jackson
1991  Good Vibrations – Marky Mark & the Funky Bunch
1992  End of the Road – Boyz II Men
1993  Dreamlover – Mariah Carey
1994  I’ll Make Love to You – Boyz II Men
1996  Macarena – Los Del Rio

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