Tuesday, November 15, 2011

THE HISTORY OF NOVEMBER 15

THE HISTORY OF NOVEMBER 15
WORLD EVENTS
Today is National Raisin Bran Cereal Day and National Bundt Cake Day
1492  Christopher Columbus noted the first recorded reference to tobacco
1777  The Continental Congress adopted the Articles of Confederation – served as a precursor to the US Constitution
1864  Union Major General William Sherman set fires that destroyed much of Atlanta
1881  The American Federation of Labor (AFL) was founded
1904  King C. Gillette patented his Gillette razor blade
1920  The first League of Nations session was held – 41 nations were present in Geneva
1926  The National Broadcasting Co. (NBC) made its debut with a radio network of 24 stations
1929  Actor Ed Asner was born – “Mary Tyler Moore Show”
1932  Singer Petula Clark was born
1937  The first Congressional session in air conditioned chambers took place in Washington, DC
1939  President Roosevelt laid the cornerstone for the Jefferson Memorial in Washington, DC
1956  Elvis Presley’s first movie opened in NYC – “Love Me Tender”
1960  The submarine USS George Washington took to the sea – first sub that carried nuclear weapons
1969  Dave Thomas opened in Wendy’s Hamburger restaurant in Ohio
1995  Monica Lewinsky and President Clinton started their sexual relationship at the White House
1996  Michael Jackson married Debbie Rowe, the woman carrying his child
2006  NFL Hall of Famer Emmitt Smith won “Dancing with the Stars”
SPORTS HISTORY ON NOVEMBER 15
2007  Barry Bonds arraigned on perjury and obstruction of justice chargers
2005  Albert Pujols named MVP - .330 average, 41 HRs, 117 RBI
2004  Barry Bonds wins his 7th MVP - .362 average, 45 HRs, 101 RBI
2001  Roger Clemens of NYY wins his 6th Cy Young – 20-3, 3.51 ERA, 213 strikeouts
2000  Jason Giambi of Oakland A’s named AL MVP - .333 average, 43 HRs, 137 RBI
1995  Hakeem Olajuwon becomes the 3rd NBA player to have 3,000 blocked shots in his career
1992  Richard Petty drove in his final race after 35 years
1989  Bret Saberhagen wins AL Cy Young – 23-6, 2.16 ERA
1988  Kirk Gibson of LA Dodgers is NL MVP - .290 average, 25 HRs, 76 RBI
1983  Cal Ripken wins AL MVP - .318 average, 27 HRs, 102 RBI, 211 hits, 47 doubles
1978  Dave Parker of Pittsburgh Pirates is named NL MVP - .334 average, 30 HRs, 117 RBI
1972  Dick Allen of Chicago White Sox is AL MVP - .308 average, 37 HRs, 113 RBI
1967  Carl Yastrzemski is AL MVP - .326, 37 HRs, 121 RBI – Triple Crown winner
1964  Mickey Wright shoots a 62 – lowest golf score for a woman pro
1962  Don Drysdale wins Cy Young – 25-9, 2.83 ERA, 232 strikeouts
1961  Roger Maris wins AL MVP - .269 average, 61 HRs, 141 RBI
1960  Elgin Baylor of the LA Lakers scores 71 vs. NY Knicks – NBA record at the time
# 1 SONGS ON NOVEMBER 15
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 Think I Love You – The Partridge Family
1971  Theme from “Shaft” – Isaac Hayes
1972  I Can See Clearly Now – Johnny Nash
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  Physical – Olivia Newton-John
1982  Up Where We Belong – Joe Cocker & Jennifer Warnes
1983  All Night Long – Lionel Richie
1984  Wake Me Up Before We Go-Go – Wham!
1985  We Built This City – Starship
1986  Amanda - Boston
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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