Monday, November 14, 2011

THE HISTORY OF NOVEMBER 14

THE HISTORY OF NOVEMBER 14
WORLD EVENTS
Today is National Guacamole Day and National Pickle Day
1719  The composer Mozart was born
1732  The first US professional librarian was hired – Louis Timothee in Philadelphia
1765  Robert Fulton was born – invented the steamship
1832  The first streetcar went into operation in NYC – it was a horse drawn vehicle
1840  French Impressionist painter Claude Monet was born
1851  Melville’s “Moby Dick” was first published in the US
1910  Lt. Eugene Ely became the first to take off in an airplane from the deck of a ship
1915  Black educator Booker T. Washington died
1922  The British Broadcasting Corp. (BBC) began its first daily radio broadcasts
1929  Actor McLean Stevenson was born – “M*A*S*H”
1948  Heir to the British throne Prince Charles was born
1954  Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice was born
1961  President Kennedy increased the number of advisors in Vietnam from 1,000 to 6,000
1965  90,000 US soldiers sent to Vietnam
1968  Yale University announced its plans to go co-ed
1972  The Dow Jones Average closed above 1,000 for the first time
1986  The SEC imposed a record $100 million fine for insider trading against Ivan Boesky
1988  The TV show “Murphy Brown” made its debut with Candace Bergen – ran until 1998
1996  The first GM electric auto was produced – range 70-90 miles before needing to be recharged
1998  The US tobacco industry agreed to a $260 billion settlement of state’s claims of public health costs due to smoking
2001  The Microsoft Xbox went on sale for $299
2008  Ann Dunwoody became the Army’s first female four star general
SPORTS HISTORY ON NOVEMEBER 14
2005  Alex Rodriguez of NYY wins AL MVP - .321 average, 48 HRs, 130 RBI
2002  Greg Maddux of Atlanta wins his 13th straight Gold Glove award
2000  Randy Johnson of Arizona wins his 3rd Cy Young – 19-7, 2.64 ERA, 347 K’s
1997  Phoenix beats Portland 140-139 in 4 OTs – 8th time in NBA history there has been a 4 OT game – three Portland players scored over 30 points
1996  Juan Gonzalez of Rangers wins AL MVP award - .314 average, 47 HRs, and 144 RBI
1990  Doug Drabek is NL Cy Young winner – 22-6, 2.76 ERA
1989  Mark Davis of San Diego wins the NL Cy Young award – 1.85 ERA, 44 saves
1979  Don Baylor of the Anaheim Angels wins the AL MVP award - .296 average, 36 HRS, 139 RBI
1973  Reggie Jackson of the Oakland A’s wins the AL MVP award - .293 average, 32 HRs, 117 RBI
1973  Jim Palmer of the Orioles wins the AL Cy Young award – 22-9, 2.40 ERA
1970  The Marshall football team is virtually wiped out in a plane crash in W. Va.
1957  Hank Aaron wins the MVP award - .322 average, 44 HRs, 132 RBI
1956  Mickey Mantle wins AL MVP - .353 average, 52 HRs, 130 RBI
1946  Ted Williams wins AL MVP - .342 average, 38 HRs, 123 RBI
1888  The USC Trojans (the Methodists) play their 1st football game
# 1 SONGS ON NOVEMBER 14
1960  Georgia on My Mind – Ray Charles
1961  Big Bad John – Jimmy Dean
1962  Big Girls Don’t Cry – The Four Seasons
1964  Baby Love – The Supremes
1965  I Hear a Symphony – The Supremes
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  Theme from “Shaft” – Isaac Hayes
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
1984  Wake Me Up Before We Go-Go – Wham!
1987  I Think We’re Alone Now - Tiffany
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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