Friday, October 7, 2011


Today is National Frappe Day
1806  Carbon paper was patented by Ralph Wedgewood in London
1826  The first railway in the US opened in Quincy, Ma.
1868  Cornell University opened in Ithaca, NY
1916  The German sub, U-53, entered Newport, RI harbor – sank six vessels off Nantucket Harbor the next day and three more the following day
1931  The first infra-red photograph was taken
1935  The Supreme Court held its first session in its current building
1938  Germany demanded that all Jewish passports be stamped with the letter “J”
1950  US forces invaded Korea by crossing the 38th parallel – in November, China would send several thousand troops into North Korea
1957  “American Bandstand” premiered on TV
1959  The far side of the Moon was seen for the first time – the photos were taken by the USSR’s “Lunar 3”
1960  “Route 66” made its TV debut
1967  The Beatles turned down $1 million for a concert in NYC
1968  The Motion Picture Association of America adopted a film rating system – it ranged from G to X
1982  The musical “Cats” opened on Broadway – had 7,485 performances
1985  PLO terrorists seized the Italian cruise liner Achille Lauro – they surrendered 2 days later after killing American Leon Klingerhoffer
1988  Robin Givens filed for divorce from Mike Tyson after 8 months of marriage
1996  The Fox News Channel made its TV debut
1997  PepsiCo spun off Taco Bell, Pizza Hut, and KFC
2003  Arnold Schwarzenegger won a recall election of California Governor Davis to become the new Governor
2005  White Sox sweep Boston in ALDS with a 5-3 win
2005  Angels get 19 hits and beat NYY 11-7
2003  Florida’s Mike Lowell hits a pinch hit HR in the 11th inning to beat Cubs 9-8 – teams had 7 HRs in the game  (NLCS record)
2001  Ugly day in the NFL as teams combine for 57 turnovers – 9 of them came in the Giants win over Washington
2001  Rickey Henderson gets his 3,000th hit – it is also Tony Gwynn’s final game – Gwynn - .338 hitter, won 8 batting titles including .394 in 1994
2001  Barry Bonds hits his 73rd HR of the season
1995  Edgar Martinez of Seattle hits a grand slam and drives in 7 runs to win
game 4 of the ALCS
1987  Scottie Pippen makes his NBA debut with the Chicago Bulls
1984  Walter Payton passes Jim Brown as the NFL’s career rushing leader
1984  Denver Beats Lions 28-7 as Detroit QBs combine for 7 interceptions and team has 10 total
1975  Red Sox beat Oakland to win AL pennant
1961  Roger Maris hits a 9th inning HR to give the NYY a 2-1 win over Cincinnati in game 3 of the World Series
1952  NYY win the World Series for the 4th consecutive year
1950  NYY win their 13th World Series
1916  Georgia Tech’s football team beats Cumberland College 222-0 – Tech carried the ball for 978 yards                                             
1961  Hit the Road Jack – Ray Charles
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
1978  Kiss You All Over – Exile
1979  Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough – Michael Jackson
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  I Just Called to Say I Love You – Stevie Wonder
1985  Oh, Sheila – Ready for the Wind
1986  When I Think of You – Janet Jackson
1987  Here I Go Again on My Own – Whitesnake
1989  Miss You Much – Janet Jackson
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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