Friday, November 11, 2011

THE HISTORY OF NOVEMBER 11

THE HISTORY OF NOVEMBER 11
WORLD EVENTS
Today is National Sundae Day
1647  Massachusetts passed the first compulsory school attendance law
1851  Alvan Clark of Massachusetts patented a telescope
1865  Dr. Mary Walker was awarded the Medal of Honor – she was the first female Army surgeon
1885  WWII General George S. Patton was born
1889  Washington became the 42nd state
1890  D. McCree patented a portable fire escape
1896  Mafia gangster Lucky Luciano was born
1904  State Department official and spy Alger Hiss was born
1909  Construction began on a naval base at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii
1918  WWI came to an end when Germany and the Allies signed an armistice
1921  President Harding dedicated the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
1925  Comedian Jonathon Winters was born
1940  The Jeep made its debut
1942  Nazi Germany completed its occupation of France
1952  The first video recorder was demonstrated in California
1962  Actress Demi Moore was born
1965  Walt Disney announced a project in Florida
1974  Actor Leonardo DiCaprio was born
1981  Stuntman Dan Goodwin climbed the outside of the 100 story John Hancock Center in Chicago
1982  The fifth space shuttle mission launched its first commercial flight
1983  Ronald Reagan became the first President to address the Japanese Parliament
1984  Ronald Reagan dedicated the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington
1992  The Church of England voted to ordain women as priests
1993  The Vietnam Woman’s Memorial was dedicated in honor of the more than 11,000 who served
2004  Yassar Arafat died at age 75
SPORTS HISTORY ON NOVEMBER 11
2008  Tim Lincecom of San Francisco wins NL Cy Young – 18-5, 2.62 ERA, 265 strikeouts
2004  Johan Santana of Twins wins AL Cy Young – 20-6, 2.61 ERA, 265 strikeouts
2003  Roy Halladay of Toronto wins AL Cy Young – 22-7, 3.25 ERA, 9 complete games, 204 strikeouts
2002  Barry Bonds wins his 5th MVP award - .370 average, 46 HRs, 110 RBI, and 198 walks
1997  Pedro Martinez of Montreal wins NL Cy Young – 17-7, 1.90 ERA, 13 complete games, 305 strikeouts
1995  Hakeem Olajuwon of Houston scores his 20,000th point – 9th player in NBA history with 20,000 points and 10,000 rebounds
1992  Shaquille O’ Neal makes his NBA debut with Orlando – a 110-100 win
1987  Roger Clemens wins Cy Young – 20-9, 2.97 ERA, 18 complete games, 7 shutouts, 256 strikeouts
1981  Dodgers rookie Fernando Valenzuela wins Cy Young – 13-7, 2.48 ERA, 11 complete games, 8 shutouts
1970  Boog Powell of Orioles wins AL MVP - .297 average, 35 HRs, 114 RBI
1944  The NY Rangers set NHL record of 25 games without a win – 0-21-4
# 1 SONGS ON NOVEMBER 11
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
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  Still – The Commodores
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
1985  We Built This City - Starship
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
1997  Candle in the Wind (1997) – Elton John
1999  Smooth – Santana with Rob Thomas

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