Saturday, November 19, 2011

THE HISTORY OF NOVEMBER 19

THE HISTORY OF NOVEMBER 19
WORLD EVENTS
Today is National Carbonated Beverage with Caffeine Day
1620  The Pilgrims reached Cape Cod
1831  James Garfield was born – 20th President
1863  President Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address as he dedicated a national cemetery at the sight in Pennsylvania
1895  The pencil was patented by Frederick Blaisdell
1911  NYC received the first Marconi wireless transmission from Italy
1928  The first issue of Time magazine was published – Japanese Emperor Hirohito was on the cover
1933  Talk show host Larry King was born
1936  Talk show host Dick Cavett was born
1938  Entrepreneur Ted Turner was born
1942  Fashion designer Calvin Klein was born
1955  William F. Buckley Jr. published the first issue of the politically conservative journal National Review
1959  Ford announced the end of production of the unpopular Edsel – sold less than 110,000 of them
1961  Actress Meg Ryan was born
1962  Actress Jodie Foster was born
1969  Charles Conrad and Alan Bean landed on the moon – 3rd and 4th to do so
1973  Saudi Arabia, Libya and other Arab states proclaimed a total embargo of all exported oil to the US – gas prices quadrupled
1977  President of Egypt Anwar Sadat became the first Arab leader to visit Israel
1980  CBS banned Calvin Klein commercials featuring Brooke Shields from airing on their network
1988  Heiress Christina Onassis died at age 37
1997  Bobbi McCaughey gave birth to septuplets – 4 boys and 3 girls – second time such a birth occurred in the US
2007  Amazon.com began selling the Kindle electronic book reader for $399
SPORTS HISTORY ON NOVEMBER 19
2009  Tim Lincecum of San Francisco wins NL Cy Young – 15-7, 2.48 ERA, 261 strikeouts
2001  Barry Bonds wins NL MVP - .328 average, 73 HRs, 137 RBI
1993  Montreal acquires Pedro Martinez from LA Dodgers
1990  Barry Bonds of Pittsburgh is NL MVP - .301 average, 33 HRs, 114 RBI, 52 steals
1989  U.S. qualifies for the 1990 World Soccer Cup – 1st time since 1950
1986  Mike Schmidt of Philadelphia is NL MVP - .290 average, 37 HRs, 119 RBI
1983  Kareem Abdul-Jabbar scores his 30,000th point – 2nd in NBA history to do so – Wilt Chamberlain
1979  Astros sign free agent Nolan Ryan
1977  New Orleans Jazz make only one free throw in a game vs. Houston (NBA record) – they still win 103-101 – record will be eclipsed in 1996 when Toronto does not make even one
1975  Joe Morgan of Cincinnati wins NL MVP - .327 average, 17 HRs, 94 RBI, 67 steals
1969  Pele scores his 1,000th goal
1967  Bears beat St. Louis 30-3 as Cardinals QBs throw 7 interceptions and have a total of 9 turnovers in the game
1961  In the AFL, Houston beats NY Titans 49-13 as George Blanda throws 7 TDs and kicks the extra point on all 7 – threw for 418 yards
# 1 SONGS ON NOVEMBER 19
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
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  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
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  Exhale – Whitney Houston
1997  Candle in the Wind (1997) – Elton John
1999  Smooth – Santana with Rob Thomas

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