Thursday, November 10, 2011

THE HISTORY OF NOVEMBER 10

THE HISTORY OF NOVEMBER 10
WORLD EVENTS
Today is National Vanilla Cupcake Day
1775  The US Marine Corps was established by the Continental Congress
1801  Kentucky outlawed dueling
1891  The first Woman’s Christian Temperance meeting was held – Boston
1917  The new Soviet government suspended freedom of the press
1925  Richard Burton was born – actor and twice married to Liz Taylor
1932  Actor Roy Scheider was born – “Jaws”
1951  The first long distance telephone call without operator assistance occurred
1954  The Iwo Jima Memorial was dedicated in Arlington by President Eisenhower
1969 
Sesame Street
” premiered on PBS-TV
1970  The Great Wall of China was opened to tourists
1975  The UN General Assembly approved a resolution that equated Zionism with racism – it was repealed in December of 1991
1980  Dan Rather of CBS News claimed he was kidnapped in a cab – it turns out he refused to pay the fare
1982  The Vietnam Veterans Memorial was opened to the general public in Washington, DC
1982  Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev died at age 75
1993  The House of Representatives passed the Brady Bill which called for a five day waiting period to purchase a handgun
1994  Iraq recognized the borders of Kuwait in the hope that the move who end trade sanctions
1999  Ted Danson of “Cheers” received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
2008  Circuit City filed for bankruptcy
SPORTS HISTORY ON NOVEMBER 10
2005  Chris Carpenter of St. Louis wins NL Cy Young – 21-5, 2.83 ERA, 213 strikeouts
2003  Dontrelle Willis named NL Rookie of the Year – 14-6, 3.30 ERA, 142 strikeouts
2002  Atlanta and Pittsburgh play to a 34-34 tie as Pittsburgh has 645 total yards and Atlanta 447
1998  Rangers Juan Gonzalez names AL MVP - .318 average, 45 HRs, 157 RBI
1997  Roger Clemens wins AL Cy Young – 21-7, 2.05 ERA, 292 strikeouts
1996  Dan Marino becomes the 1st QB to pass for 50,000 yards
1990  Phoenix beats Denver Nuggets 173-143 to tie record most points scored in a non OT game – Suns had 107 in 1st half (NBA record) – Phoenix coach Cotton Fitzsimmons gets his 700th win
1988  Orel Hershiser wins NL Cy Young – 23-8, 2.26 ERA, 8 shutouts, and 15 complete games
1974  Joe Ferguson of Buffalo throws 6 interceptions in a 21-9 loss
1971  Joe Torre wins NL MVP - .363 average, 230 hits, 137 RBI        
1971  Vida Blue wins AL MVP – 24-8, 1.82 ERA, 8 shutouts, 301 strikeouts
1965  Willie Mays wins NL MVP - .317 average, 52 HRs, 112 RBI
1945  College football’s #1 Army beat #2 ranked Notre Dame 48-0
# 1 SONGS ON NOVEMBER 10
1960  Georgia on My Mind – Ray Charles
1961  Big Bad John – Jimmy Dean
1964  Baby Love – The Supremes
1965  Get Off of My Cloud – The Rolling Stones
1966  Poor Side of Town – Johnny Rivers
1967  To Sir, With Love - Lulu
1968  Hey Jude –The Beatles
1969  Wedding Bell Blues – The 5th Dimension
1970  I’ll Be There – The Jackson 5
1971  Gypsies, Tramps & Thieves - Cher
1972  I Can See Clearly Now – Johnny Nash
1973  Keep on Truckin’ – Eddie Kendricks
1974  Whatever Gets You Through the Night – John Lennon
1975  Island Girl – Elton John
1976  Tonight’s the Night – Rod Stewart
1977  You Light Up My Life – Debby Boone
1979  Heartache Tonight – The Eagles
1980  Lady – Kenny Rogers
1981  Private Eyes – Daryl Hall & John Oates
1982  Up Where We Belong – Joe Cocker & Jennifer Warnes
1983  All Night Long – Lionel Richie
1984  Caribbean Queen (No More Love on the Run) – Billy Ocean
1985  We Built This City - Starship
1986  Amanda - Boston
1987  I Think We’re Alone Now - Tiffany
1988  Wild Wild West – The Escape Club
1989  When I See You Smile – Bad English
1990  Love Takes Time – Mariah Carey
1992  How Do You Talk to an Angel – The Heights
1993  I’d Do Anything for Love – Meat Loaf
1994  I’ll Make Love to You – Boyz II Men
1995  Fantasy – Mariah Carey
1997  Candle in the Wind (1997) – Elton John
1999  Smooth – Santana with Rob Thomas

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