Thursday, October 6, 2011


Today is National Noodle Day
1781  American and French forces began a siege of Cornwallis at Yorktown – the last major battle of the American revolution
1783  Benjamin Hanks patented a self winding clock
1866  The first train robbery in the US took place – the Reno brothers got $10,000
1884  The Naval war College was established in Newport, RI
1889  Thomas Edison showed his first motion picture
1890  The Mormon Church outlawed polygamy
1893  Nabisco invented Cream of Wheat
1908  Actress Carol Lombard was born
1927  The era of talking pictures arrived with the opening of “The Jazz Singer” with Al Jolsen
1939  In an address to the Reichstag, Hitler announced that he had no intention of going to war with Britain and France
1967  Haight-Ashbury hippies held a funeral to mark the end of hippies
1973  The Yom Kippur War began as Syria and Egypt attacked Israel – the war would last two weeks
1979  Pope John Paul II became the first Pope to visit the White House
1981  Anwar Sadat, the President of Egypt, was assassinated by gunmen at a military rally in Cairo
1986  A Soviet nuclear submarine sank in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Bermuda about 1,200 miles from NYC
1987  Microsoft introduced its first Windows application – Excel
1989  Actress Betty Davis died at age 81
1991  Elizabeth Taylor married for the 8th time – Larry Fortensky – it was only his 3rd marriage
2000  The US jobless rate was reported to be 3.9%
2007  Arizona sweeps Cubs in NLDS
2003  Red Sox advance to the ALCS beating Oakland 4-3 – Manny Ramirez hit a 3 run HR and Derek Lowe struck out the last batter with the bases loaded
2001  Cal Ripken plays in his final game
1993  Michael Jordan announces he is retiring from the NBA – will return March 19, 1995
1973  Tom Seaver strikes out 13, but gives up a HR to Pete Rose and Johnny Bench as Cincinnati beats Mets 2-1 in 1st game of NLCS
1969  NY Mets win the NLCS
1968  In a 10-1 win over Detroit, Bob Gibson gets his 7th straight World Series win
and Lou Brock gets a HR, triple, and double – he ends with 7 steals in the Series
1966  Jim Palmer (20) is the youngest to pitch a World Series shutout – beats Dodgers and Sandy Koufax 6-0 – it is Koufax’s last game
1959  A single game attendance record for a World Series game – 92,706 at the Los Angeles Coliseum
1926  Babe Ruth hits 3 HRs in a World Series game
1961  Hit the Road Jack – Ray Charles
1962  Sherry – The Four Seasons
1963  Sugar Shack – Jimmy Gilmer & the Fireballs
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
1969  Sugar Sugar – The Archies
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  Bad Blood – Neil Sedaka
1977  Star Wars Theme - Meco
1978  Kiss You All Over – Exile
1979  Sad Eyes – Robert John
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  Oh, Sheila – Ready for the Wind
1986  When I Think of You – Janet Jackson
1987  Here I Go Again on My Own – Whitesnake
1988  Love Bites – Janet Jackson
1989  Miss You Much – Janet Jackson
1990  Close to You – Maxi Priest
1991  Emotions – Mariah Carey
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

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