Thursday, November 17, 2011

THE HISTORY OF NOVEMBER 17

THE HISTORY OF NOVEMBER 17
WORLD EVENTS
Today is National Baklava Day and National Homemade Bread Day
1785  The Church of England was organized in New England
1800  Congress convened in Washington, Dc for the first time – had previously been in Philadelphia, NYC, and Annapolis, Maryland
1863  President Lincoln began the draft of his Gettysburg Address
1869  The Suez Canal was opened in Egypt – connect Mediterranean and Red Seas100 miles long
1902  Acting coach Lee Strasberg was born
1913  The first ship sailed through the Panama Canal
1914  The US declared the Panama Canal zone neutral
1918  Reported influenza deaths in the US exceeded casualties in WWI
1925  Actor Rock Hudson was born
1942  Director Martin Scorsese was born – “Raging Bull”
1944  Producer Lorne Michaels was born – SNL
1944  Actor/comedian Danny DeVito was born
1948  The British House of Commons voted to nationalize the steel industry
1962  Dulles Airport was opened and dedicated by President Kennedy
1965  The United Nations refused membership to China
1973  President Nixon stated: “People have got to known whether or not their President is a crook. Well. I’m not a crook”
1979  Ayatollah Khomeini of Iran ordered the release if 13 female and black hostages
1995  President Clinton and Monica Lewinsky engaged in their 2nd sexual relation
1998  The House Judiciary Committee released 22 hours of telephone conversations secretly record of Monica Lewinsky by Linda Tripp
1998  Actress Esther Rolle died at age 78 – “Good Times”
2003  Arnold Schwarzenegger was sworn in as California’s 38th Governor
SPORTS HISTORY ON NOVEMBER 17
2003  Alex Rodriguez of Texas wins AL MVP - .298 average, 47 HRs, 118 RBI
2000  Reggie Miller of Indiana scores his 20,000th NBA point – 25th to do so
2000  Jason Kidd of Phoenix ties NBA record with 14 turnovers vs. NY Knicks
1999  Braves Chipper Jones wins NL MVP - .319 average, 45 HRs, 110 RBI
1997  Mario Lemieux is inducted into the NHL Hall of Fame – 915 goals, 690 assists, played in 107 Stanley Cup games, 6 time scoring champion
1987  George Bell of Toronto is AL MVP - .308 average, 47 HRs, 134 RBI
1984  Purvis Short of Golden State scores 59 points in a loss to Nets – 131-114
1982  Dale Murphy wins NL MVP - .281 average, 36 HRs, 109 RBI
1968  The “Heidi Bowl” game – NBC switches to the movie and misses Oakland rally to beat the Jets 42-32
1956  Jim Brown of Syracuse scores 43 points vs. Colgate – NCAA record
1945  Elvin Hayes born – career: 27,313 points, 16,279 rebounds, 50,000 minutes played in his NBA career
1944  Tom Seaver born – won 311 games, 2.86 ERA, 3,640 strikeouts, 3 time Cy Young winner in his 20 season MLB career
1926  The Chicago Blackhawks play their 1st game – win 4-1
1894  The Daily Racing Form is founded
# 1 SONGS ON NOVEMBER 17
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
1973  I Can Help – Billy Swan
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
1988  Bad Medicine – Bon Jovi
1989  When I See You Smile – Bad English
1990  Love Takes Time – Mariah Carey
1991  When a Man Loves a Woman – Michael Bolton
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
1999  Smooth – Santana with Rob Thomas

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