Wednesday, November 16, 2011

THE HISTORY OF NOVEMBER 16

THE HISTORY OF NOVEMBER 16
WORLD EVENTS
Today is National Fast Food Day
1676  The first colonial prison was organized in Nantucket, Mass.
1801  The first edition of the New York evening Post was published
1824  NYC’s 5th Avenue was opened for business
1875  William Bonwill patented a dental mallet to impact gold into cavities
1907  Actor Burgess Meredith was born – the Penguin in “Batman”, the trainer in  “Rocky”
1914  The Federal Reserve System was formally opened
1920  The first Pitney Bowes postage meter was used in Stamford, Ct.
1933  The US and the Soviet union established diplomatic relations
1939  Al Capone was freed from Alcatraz
1959  “The Sound of Music” opened on Broadway for the first of 1,443 performances
1960  Actor Clark Gable died – “Gone with the Wind”
1963  The touch-tone telephone was first introduced
1981  Actor William Holden was found dead in his apartment in Santa Monica – died from a fall around November 12
1982  The space shuttle Columbia completed its first operational flight
1998  Monica Lewinsky signed a $1 million book deal – it was published in 1999
2001  The movie “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” opened to record audiences in the US
2004  President Bush chose Condoleezza Rica as Secretary of State to succeed Colin Powell
2006  Nancy Pelosi was named Speaker-elect of the House of Representatives – the first woman to hold the position
SPORTS HISTORY ON NOVEMEBER 16
2006  Johan Santana wins his 2nd Cy Young – 19-6, 2.77 ERA, 245 strikeouts
2004  Vladmir Guerrero wins AL MVP - .337 average, 39 HRs, 126 RBI
2000  Jeff Kent of Giants wins NL MVP - .334 average, 33 HRs, 125 RBI
1994  Patrick Ewing becomes the 9th NBA player to have 2,000 blocked shots in his career
1988  Jose Canseco is AL MVP - .307 average, 42 HRs, 124 RBI, 40 stolen bases – 1st member of the “40-40” club – Bonds, Rodriguez, and Soriano will join him
1984  The Houston Rockets block 20 shots vs. Denver tying a NBA regulation game record
1977  Rod Carew of the Minnesota Twins wins AL MVP - .388 average, 239 hits, 100 RBI
1966  Roberto Clemente wins NL MVP - .317 average, 29 HRs, 119 RBI
1962  Wilt Chamberlain scores 73 vs. NY Knicks
1957  Bill Russell of Celtics gets 32 rebounds in a half in a game vs. Philadelphia (record for a half) – ends with 49 for the game                           
1926  NY Rangers play their first game ever – win 1-0
# 1 SONGS ON NOVEMBER 16
1961  Big Bad John – Jimmy Dean
1962  Big Girls Don’t Cry – The Four Seasons
1963  Deep Purple – Nino Tempo & April Stevens
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
1973  Keep on Truckin’ – Eddie Kendricks
1974  Whatever Gets You Through the Night – John Lennon
1975  That’s the Way I Like It – KC & the Sunshine Band
1976  Tonight’s the Night – Rod Stewart
1977  You Light Up My Life – Debby Boone
1978  MacArthur Park – Donna Summers
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  Human – The Human League
1987  Mony Mony – Billy Idol
1988  Bad Medicine – Bon Jovi
1989  When I See You Smile – Bad English
1990  Love Takes Time – Mariah Carey
1991 Cream – Prince & N.P.G.
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
1995  Fantasy – Mariah Carey
1997  Candle in the Wind (1997) – Elton John
1998  Doo Wop (That Thing) – Lauren Hill
1999  Smooth – Santana with Rob Thomas

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