Sunday, November 13, 2011

THE HISTORY OF NOVEMBER 12

THE HISTORY OF NOVEMBER 12
WORLD EVENTS
Today is National Pizza Day
1927  The Holland Tunnel under the Hudson River opened to traffic between NYC and Jersey City
1927  Stalin became the undisputed dictator of Russia after Trotsky was expelled from the Communist Party
1929  Actress/Princess of Monaco Grace Kelly was born
1933  The Nazis received a windfall in the elections – 92%
1940  A 2 day blizzard swept through the Midwest and Northeast killing 154
1940  Walt Disney’s “Fantasia” opened
1942  The Battle of Guadalcanal assured American of land success in fighting on the island
1942  Kaiser Shipyard set a construction record when it launched the Rober E. Peary just 4 ½ days after the keel was laid
1944  Sportscaster Al Michaels was born
1945  Singer Neil Young was born
1946  The first drive up bank window was opened – Chicago
1954  Ellis Island, the immigration office in NY harbor, was closed – it had processed more than 20 million immigrants since 1892
1979  The US halted Iranian oil imports and froze Iranian assets in response to the taking of hostages on November 4
1981  The first non-stop balloon crossing of the Pacific was completed – Japan to California
1981  The second shuttle mission was launched – the first time a spacecraft had been reused
1987  The American Medal Association told doctors that they could not refuse to
treat patients with the AIDS virus
1989  Brazil held its first free elections in 29 years
1997  Ramzi Yousef was found guilty of masterminding the 1993 bombing of the
World Trade Center
2001  American Airlines flight 587 crashed minutes after takeoff from Kennedy
Airport in NYC – all 260 aboard were killed
2004  Scott Peterson was convicted of first degree murder of his wife and second
degree murder of his unborn child
SPORTS HISTORY ON NOVEMBER 12
2007  Dustin Pedroia of Red Sox is AL Rookie of the Year - .317 average, 39 doubles, 165 hits in 139 games
2002  Miguel Tejada of Oakland is AL MVP - .308 average, 34 HRs, 131 RBI
2001  Albert Pujols wins NL Rookie of the Year - .329 average, 37 HRs, 130 RBI
2000  Ichiro Suzuki of Seattle is AL Rookie of the Year - .350 average, 242 hits, 56 stolen bases
1997  Ken Griffey Jr. is AL MVP - .304 average, 56 HR, 147 RBI
1995  Dan Marino passes Fran Tarkington to become all-time passing leader with 47,003 yards
1986  Roger Clemens of Boston wins AL Cy Young – 24-4, 2.48 ERA, 10 complete games, 238 strikeouts
1980  Steve Stone of Orioles wins AL Cy Young award – 25-7, 3.23 ERA – never won more than 15 games in a season in his 11 year career
1975  Tom Seaver of NY Mets wins his 3rd Cy Young – 22-9, 2.38 ERA, 243 strikeouts
1970  Cleveland Cavaliers get their 1st NBA win – had lost 15 in a row – will lose next 12 – next win will be December 6
1969  Harmon Killebrew of Twins is AL MVP - .276 average, 49 HRs, 140 RBI
1953  The U.S. District Court rules that the NFL can blackout home games
# 1 SONGS ON NOVEMBER 12
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
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
1987  I Think We’re Alone Now - Tiffany
1988  Wild Wild West – The Escape Club
1989  When I See You Smile – Bad English
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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