Wednesday, November 2, 2011

THE HISTORY OF NOVEMBER 2

THE HISTORY OF NOVEMBER 2
WORLD EVENTS
Today is National Deviled Egg Day
1734  Frontiersman Daniel Boone was born
1755  Future Queen of France Marie Antoinette was born
1795  James Polk was born – 11th President
1851  Napoleon staged a coup in France and took power
1865  Warren Harding was born – 29th President
1889  North Dakota became the 39th state and South Dakota the 40th
1913  Actor Burt Lancaster was born
1917  Postage rates went from 2 cents to 3 cents for 1st class mail and postcards from 1 cent to 2 cents
1920  Warren Harding elected President – Happy Birthday
1947  Howard Hughes’ “Spruce Goose” flied for the first and only time – 70 seconds
1948  Truman beat Dewey in a surprise to pollsters and newspapers
1956  Hungary appealed for UN assistance against the Russian invasion
1959  Charles Van Doren, a game show contestant on “Twenty One”, admitted he was given questions and answers in advance
1962  President Kennedy announced that the Cuban missiles had been dismantled
1976  Jimmy Carter defeated incumbent Gerry Ford for President – 39th President
1983  President Reagan signed a bill establishing Martin Luther King Jr. Day
1984  Velma Barfield became the first woman executed in the US since 1962 – she had been convicted of killing her boyfriend
1993  Rudy Giuliani became the 107th Mayor of NYC
2001  The computer animated “Monster’s Inc.” opened – best debut for any animated film and 6th best all time
2001  17th case of anthrax was reported in a NY Post employee
SPORTS HISTORY ON NOVEMBER 2
2009  Cliff Lee wins his 2nd World Series game as Phillies beat NYY in game 5
2000  Todd Helton of Colorado names AP Player of the Year - .372 average, 42 HRs, 147 RBI, and 59 doubles
1999  NBA.com makes its debut
1995  NYY name Joe Torre as manager
1990  Golden State beats Denver 162-158 – 320 points is the most scored in a non OT game
1988  Walt Weiss wins AL Rookie of the Year – 3rd straight for an Oakland player – Canseco and McGwire
1977  Steve Carlton of Philadelphia wins his 2nd Cy Young – 23-10, 2.64 ERA, 17 complete games
1976  Randy Jones of San Diego is the NL Cy Young winner – 22-14, 2.74 ERA, 25 complete games
1974  Atlanta trades Hank Aaron to Milwaukee – started his career there 4/13/54
1972  Steve Carlton wins NL Cy Young award – 27-10, 1.97 ERA, 30 complete games, 310 strikeouts – Philadelphia only won 59 games all season
1969  A NFL record 12 TD passes – New Orleans Billy Kilmer and St. Louis’ Charley Johnson pass for 6 each
1960  Roger Maris named MVP – beat Mickey Mantle by 3 votes
1938  Jimmie Foxx of Red Sox wins his 3rd AL MVP - .349 average, 50 HRs, 175 RBI
# 1 SONGS ON NOVEMBER 2
1961  Big Bad John – Jimmy Dean
1963  Sugar Shack – Jimmy Gilmer & the Fireballs
1964  Baby Love – The Supremes
1965  Get Off of My Cloud – The Rolling Stones
1966  Last Train to Clarksville – The Monkees
1967  To Sir, With Love - Lulu
1968  Hey Jude –The Beatles
1969  Wedding Bell Blues – The 5th Dimension
1970  I’ll Be There – The Jackson 5
1971  Gypsies, Tramps & Thieves - Cher
1972  I Can See Clearly Now – Johnny Nash
1973  Train to Georgia – Gladys Knight & the Pips
1975  Island Girl – Elton John
1977  You Light Up My Life – Debby Boone
1978  You Needed me – Anne Murray
1980  Woman In Love – Barbra Streisand
1981  Private Eyes – Daryl Hall & John Oates
1982  Up Where We Belong – Joe Cocker & Jennifer Warnes
1983  Islands in the Stream – Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton
1984  Caribbean Queen (No More Love on the Run) – Billy Ocean
1985  Miami Vice Theme – Jan Hammer
1986  Amanda - Boston
1987  I Think We’re Alone Now - Tiffany
1988  Kokomo – The Beach Boys
1990  Ice Ice Baby – Vanilla Ice
1992  End of the Road – Boyz II Men
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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