Tuesday, November 1, 2011


Today is National Deep Fried Clams Day and National Vinegar Day
1512  Michelangelo’s painting in the Sistine Chapel was first exhibited
1604  “Othello” by William Shakespeare was first performed in London
1765  The Stamp Act went into effect in the American colonies causing resistance by the colonists
1800  John Adams became the first President to live in the White House
1830  Former President John Adams was elected to the House of Representative – first time this had ever occurred
1834  The first published reference to poker was made – was referred to as a Mississippi River boat game
1864  The US Post Office first began selling money orders – viewed as a safe way to pay by mail
1867  “Harper’s Bazaar” was first published
1870  The US Weather Bureau began operations in 24 locations
1897  The new Library of Congress opened
1939  The first animal ever conceived by artificial insemination was displayed – a rabbit
1939  The first jet plane, Heinkel He 178, was demonstrated to the German high command
1945  The first issue of “Ebony” magazine was published by John Johnson
1950  Two Puerto Rican nationalists tried to assassinate President Truman by forcing their way into the White House
1952  The US exploded the first hydrogen bomb
1955  A time bomb aboard a United DC-6 exploded killing 44 people above Longmont, Colorado – Jack Graham rigged the bomb in his mother’s suitcase to collect insurance
1957  Country singer Lyle Lovett was born
1963  South Vietnam’s President Diem was assassinated in a military coup
1968  The Motion Picture Association of America unveiled its movie rating system – G to X
1979  President Carter offered troubled Chrysler a $1.5 billion loan guarantee
1991  Clarence Thomas was formally seated as the 106th Supreme Court Justice
1993  The European Union came into existence
1998  First handheld global satellite phone and paging system introduced
2001  NYY beat Atlanta in 12 innings 3-2 – 1st World Series game ever started in November
1978  Ron Guidry of NYY wins AL Cy Young – 25-3, 1.74 ERA, 9 shutouts
1971  Green Bay and Detroit play to a 14-14 tie as Green Bay manages 0 net yards in the air on only 5 pass attempts
1968  Denny McLain of Detroit is unanimous winner of AL Cy Young – 31-6, 1.96 ERA, 28 complete games
1966  Sandy Koufax wins Cy Young for 3rd time – 27-9, 1.73 ERA, 27 complete games, 317 strikeouts
1959  The 1st NHL goalie to wear a face mask – Jacques Plante
1950  Bob Cousy makes his NBA debut with the Boston Celtics
1950  The first black player in the NBA – Celtics Charles Cooper
1947  The great Man O’ War died at age 30
1946  The 1st NY Knicks basketball game – a 68-66 win
1938  Seabiscuit beat War Admiral in a match race at Pimlico
1924  The 1st U.S. NHL franchise is formed – Boston Bruins
1961  Big Bad John – Jimmy Dean
1963  Sugar Shack – Jimmy Gilmer & the Fireballs
1964  Baby Love – The Supremes
1965  Get Off of My Cloud – The Rolling Stones
1966  Last Train to Clarksville – The Monkees
1967  To Sir, With Love - Lulu
1968  Hey Jude –The Beatles
1969  Suspicious Minds – Elvis Presley
1970  I’ll Be There – The Jackson 5
1971  Gypsies, Tramps & Thieves - Cher
1972  I Can See Clearly Now – Johnny Nash
1973  Train to Georgia – Gladys Knight & the Pips
1975  Island Girl – Elton John
1980  Woman In Love – Barbra Streisand
1982  Up Where We Belong – Joe Cocker & Jennifer Warnes
1983  Islands in the Stream – Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton
1984  Caribbean Queen (No More Love on the Run) – Billy Ocean
1985  Part Time Lover – Stevie Wonder
1986  True Colors – Cyndi Lauper
1987  I Think We’re Alone Now - Tiffany
1988  Kokomo – The Beach Boys
1990  Ice Ice Baby – Vanilla Ice
1992  End of the Road – Boyz II Men
1993  I’d Do Anything for Love – Meat Loaf
1994  I’ll Make Love to You – Boyz II Men
1996  Macarena – Los Del Rio       
1997  Candle in the Wind (1997) – Elton John
1999  Smooth – Santana with Rob Thomas

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