Sunday, October 9, 2011


Today is National Dessert Day
1635  Religious dissident Roger Williams was banished from the Massachusetts Bay Colony – later found Rhode Island
1701  The Collegiate School of Connecticut (later Yale) was chartered
1776  Spanish missionaries settled in what today is San Francisco
1825  The first Norwegian immigrants landed in America
1855  Isaac Singer patented the sewing machine motor
1867  Russia formally transferred Alaska to the US – the US had paid $7.2 million in gold
1876  The 1st two way telephone conversation over outdoor wires took place – call was between Bell and his assistant Watson at a distance of 2 miles
1888  The public was first admitted to the Washington Monument
1915  Woodrow Wilson was the 1st President to attend a World Series game
1936  Hoover Dam began transmitting electricity to Los Angeles
1940  Future Beatle John Lennon was born
1946  The first electric blanket was sold – cost $39.50
1947  The first telephone conversation between a moving car and an airplane took place
1949  Harvard Law School began admitting women
1973  Elvis and Priscilla Presley were divorced
1975  Sean Ono Lennon was born – son of John and Oko Lennon
1983  Helen Moss joined the Brownies – She became the oldest member at the age of 83
1990  David Souter was sworn in as Supreme Court Justice
2003  The newly designed $20 bill began circulating
2006  Google agreed to purchase YouTube for $1.65 billion
2009  Barack Obama was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize
2005  Houston beats Braves 7-6 in 18 innings – longest postseason game in MLB history – also 1st postseason game with 2 grand slams
2001  Curt Schilling throws a 3 hit 1-0 win as Arizona beats St. Louis in the NLDS
2000  Bret Hull scores his 611th NHL goal passing his father Bobby to become #9 on all time list
1992  Rookie Tim Wakefield of Pittsburgh beats Atlanta 3-2 in NLCs – 1st rookie to start a NL playoff game in 9 years
1988  Dennis Eckersley becomes the first to save all 4 games in a championship series
1974  Washington Capitals play their 1st NHL game – they lose – will also lose their next 36 road games – end season 15-54-11
1966  Baltimore wins the World Series as they sweep the LA Dodgers – Orioles pitchers threw 33 consecutive scoreless innings – World Series record
1951  NYY Gil McDougald is the first rookie to hit a grand slam in World Series history
1938  NYY win their 3rd straight World Series – 1st to do so
1921  Babe Ruth hits his 1st World Series HR
1919  The Reds beat the White Sox to win the 16th World Series – would be referred to as the “Black Sox Scandal”
1916  Babe Ruth pitches and wins the longest World Series game at the time – 14 innings – he did give up a HR – only HR he gave up all of 1916 – pitched over 323 innings and had a 23-12 record with a 1.75 ERA
1961  Hit the Road Jack – Ray Charles
1963  Sugar Shack – Jimmy Gilmer & the Fireballs
1964  Oh, Pretty Woman – Roy Orbison
1965  Yesterday – The Beatles
1967  The Letter – The Box Tops
1968  Hey Jude –The Beatles
1970  Cracklin’ Rose – Neil Diamond
1971  Maggie May – Rod Stewart
1972  Ben – Michael Jackson
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
1990  Praying for Time – George Michael
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
1999  Heartbreak – Mariah Carey

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