Monday, November 14, 2011

THE HISTORY OF NOVEMBER 13

THE HISTORY OF NOVEMBER 13
WORLD EVENTS
Today is National Indian Pudding Day
1806  Pike’s Peak was discovered by Lt. Pike – 14,110 feet high
1835  Texas officially proclaimed its independence from Mexico – called itself the Lone Star Republic
1850  Novelist Robert Louis Stevenson was born – “Treasure Island
1907  The first helicopter was piloted by a French engineer – it hovered a foot off the ground for 20 seconds
1942  The draft age was lowered from 21 to 18 by President Roosevelt
1945  Charles de Gaulle was elected President of France
1952  False fingernails were first sold
1955  Actress/comedian Whoopi Goldberg was born
1956  The Supreme Court ruled that state and local laws requiring segregation on busses was illegal
1967  Comedian/TV host Jimmy Kimmel was born
1970  A cyclone in East Pakistan killed an estimated 300,000 people
1971  The spacecraft Mariner 9 reached Mars becoming the first spacecraft to orbit another planet – launched May 30
1977  The comic strip “Li’l Abner” appeared in newspapers for the last time – started in 1934 by Al Capp
1979  Ronald Reagan announced in NYC that he would seek the Republican nomination for President
1994  Sweden voted to join the European Union
1997  “Lion King” opened in NYC – based on the Disney film
1998  Without pleading guilty, President Clinton paid Paula Jones $850,000 to settle the sexual harassment suit
2009  NASA announced that a lunar probe had discovered significant amounts of water close to the south pole of the Moon
SPORTS HISTORY ON NOVEMBER 13
2008  Cliff Lee of Indians wins Cy Young – 22-3, 2.54 ERA
2007  CC Sabathia wins AL Cy Young – 19-7, 3.21 ERA, 209 strikeouts
2003  Eric Gagne of Dodgers wins Cy Young – 1.20 ERA, 55 saves
2001  Randy Johnson wins NL Cy Young for 3rd consecutive season – 21-6, 2.49 ERA, 372 strikeouts
2000  Pedro Martinez of Boston wins AL Cy Young – 18-6, 1.74 ERA, 284 RBI
1997  Larry Walker of Colorado wins NL MVP - .366 average, 49 HRs, 130 RBI
1996  Ken Caminiti is named NL MVP - .326 average, 40 HRs, 130 RBI
1995  Greg Maddux of Atlanta wins Cy Young for 4th consecutive year – 19-2, 1.63 ERA, 10 complete games
1995  Barry Larkin of Cincinnati wins NL MVP - .319 average, 15 HRs, 66 RBI, 51 stolen bases
1990  Bob Welch of Oakland wins AL Cy Young – 27-6, 2.95 ERA
1990  Magic Johnson becomes only the 2nd player in NBA history to have 9,000 assists (Oscar Robertson) – both will be passed by John Stockton    
1984  Ryne Sandberg of Cubs is NL MVP - .314 average, 19 HRs, 84 RBI, 19 triples,
1979  Willie Stargell of Pittsburgh (.281 average, 32 HRs, 82 RBI) and Keith Hernandez of St. Louis (.344 average, 11 HRs, 105 RBI) share NL MVP
1977  John Havlicek of Celtics passes Jerry West to become 3rd all-time NBA scorer
1974  Steve Garvey of Dodgers is NL MVP - .312 average, 21 HRs, 111 RBI
1968  Bob Gibson of St. Louis wins NL MVP – 22-9, 1.12 ERA, 13 shutouts, 28 complete games, 268 strikeouts
1964  Bob Petit becomes the 1st NBA player to score 20,000 points
# 1 SONGS ON NOVEMBER 13
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  You Keep Me Hangin’ On – The Supremes
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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