Wednesday, October 5, 2011


Today is National Apple Betty Day
1829  Chester A. Arthur was born – 21st US President
1864  Most of Calcutta was destroyed by a cyclone – 60,000 died
1880  A.T. Cross patented the ball point pen
1902  Ray Kroc was born – founded McDonalds
1905  Orville and Wilbur Wright flew their plane for 38 minutes
1916  Corporal Adolph Hitler was wounded during WWI
1917  TV host Allen Ludden was born – “Password”
1931  The first non-stop trans Pacific flight occurred – Japan to Washington
1945  “Meet the Press” made its debut on radio
1947  The first Presidential address televised from the White House occurred – President Truman spoke about the international food crisis
1953  Earl Warren was sworn in as the 14th Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court
1962  The Beatles released their first hit in England – “Love Me Do”
1969  A Cuban defector landed a Soviet MIG jet at an Air Force base in Florida – he entered U.S. air space without being detected
1970  PBS became a TV network
1974  American David Kunst completed his journey of walking around the world – it took him 4 years
1983  Lech Walesa, founder of Poland’s Solidarity Union, won the Noble Peace Prize
1988  In the Vice Presidential debates, Lloyd Bentsen told Dan Quayle – “you’re no Jack Kennedy”
1989  The Dalai Lama won the Noble Peace Prize
2004  Half of the U.S. flu vaccine faced destruction – the manufacturer had lost its license due to safety concerns
2004  Tiger Woods married Elin Nordegren
2004  Comedian Rodney Dangerfield died at age 82
2004  St. Louis Cardinals hit 5 HRs to tie the NL postseason record and beat the Dodgers 8-3
2003  Chicago beats Atlanta to advance to the NLCS – 1st postseason win for the Cubs since 1908
2002  Anaheim beats NY Yankees 9-5 to win their first postseason series in their history
2001  Barry Bonds hits his 71st and 72nd HRs of the season to break Mark McGwire’s record
2001  Seattle wins its 115th game of the season – AL record
2001  Braves beat the Marlins 20-3 and gets their 10th straight divisional championship
2001  Cal Ripken plays in his 3,000th game
1996  23 Orioles strikeout in a 12 inning playoff game vs. Cleveland – they still win 4-3
1985  Grambling’s Eddie Robinson wins his 324th football game – record
1980  Mariners Mike Parrot loses his 16th straight game – record is 1-16 – he won 14 in 1979
1967  Red Sox beat St. Louis 5-0 in the World Series as Jim Lonborg pitches a one hitter – only the 4th one hitter in World Series history
1956  Yogi Berra becomes the 4th NYY player to hit a grand slam in the World Series
1953  NYY win their 5th straight World Series – Billy Martin had 12 hits in the series
1922  The Yankees and the Giants play a World Series game to a tie
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  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
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
1994  I’ll Make Love to You – Boyz II Men
1996  Macarena – Los Del Rio

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