Friday, November 18, 2011

THE HISTORY OF NOVEMBER 18

THE HISTORY OF NOVEMBER 18
WORLD EVENTS
Today is National Vichyssoise Day
1626  St. Peter’s Cathedral in Rome was consecrated
1805  The Lewis and Clark expedition reached the Pacific Ocean
1820  Antarctica was discovered by US Navy Captain Nathaniel Palmer
1861  The first meeting of the Confederate Congress was held in Richmond, Virginia
1883  The US and Canada adopted Standard Time Zones
1886  Chester A. Arthur died at age 56 – 21st President
1894  The first Sunday newspaper color comic strip was published in the New York World
1923  Alan Shepard was born – first astronaut in space
1928  The first sound-synchronized animated cartoon appeared – Disney’s “Steamboat Willie” starring Mickey Mouse
1936  The main span of the Golden Gate Bridge was joined
1942  Actress Linda Evans was born
1959  “Ben-Hur” with Charlton Heston premiered in NYC
1966  US Catholic bishops did away with the rule against eating meat on Fridays outside of Lent
1987  CBS sold its record division to Sony for $2 billion
1992  “Malcolm X” with Denzel Washington premiered in US
1994  “Star Trek VII Generation” premiered
1999  A pyramid of logs for a traditional bonfire at Texas A&M University collapsed and killed 11 students
2000  Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones were married
2002  Actor James Coburn died at age 74
2004  President Clinton’s Presidential Library was opened in Little Rock, Arkansas
2006  Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes were married
SPORTS HISTORY ON NOVEMBER 18
2008  Dustin Pedroia wins AL MVP - .326 average, 213 hits, 54 doubles
2007  10-0 Patriots beat Buffalo 56-10 as Tom Brady throws 5 TDs, 4 of them to Randy Moss
1999  Ivan Rodriguez wins AL MVP - .332 average, 35 HRs, 113 RBI
1987  Andre Dawson of Cubs wins NL MVP - .287 average, 49 HRs, 137 RBI – Cubs finished in last place
1986  Roger Clemens is AL MVP – 24-4, 2.48 ERA, 238 strikeouts
1985  Joe Theismann broke his leg after a hit by Lawrence Taylor – 12 year career ended
1985  Willie McGee wins NL MVP - .353 average, 216 hits, 18 triples, 56 steals
1985  Dwight Gooden wins NL Cy Young – 24-4, 1.53 ERA, 8 shutouts, 268 strikeouts
1981  Mike Schmidt of Philadelphia wins NL MVP - .316 average, 31 HRs, 91 RBI
1980  George Brett of Royals wins AL MVP - .390 average, 175 hits, 118 RBI in only 117 games
1970  Johnny Bench wins NL MVP - .293 average, 45 HRs, 148 RBI
1966  Sandy Koufax announces his retirement – 3 time Cy Young winner , career 2.76 ERA in 12 seasons
1964  Brooks Robinson of Orioles is AL MVP - .317 average, 28 HRs, 118 RBI
1949  Jackie Robinson named NL MVP - .342 average, 203 hits, 124 RBI
# 1 SONGS ON NOVEMBER 18
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
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
1997  Candle in the Wind (1997) – Elton John
1999  Smooth – Santana with Rob Thomas

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