Sunday, November 20, 2011

THE HISTORY OF NOVEMBER 20

THE HISTORY OF November 20
WORLD EVENTS
Today is National Peanut Butter Fudge Day
1620  Peregrine White was born – born on the Mayflower and was the first child of English parents born in current day New England
1789  New Jersey became the first state to ratify the Bill of Rights
1815  Napoleon was exiled to St. Helena
1888  A timecard clock was patented by William Bundy
1914  The State Department began requiring photographs on US passports
1920  The Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to President Woodrow Wilson
1923  The traffic signal was patented by Garrett Morgan
1925  Robert F. Kennedy was born
1929  Salvador Dali held his first one man show
1932  Comedian/host/actor Richard Dawson was born
1938  Comedian Dick Smothers was born
1942  VP Joe Biden was born
1947  Princess Elizabeth, future Queen of England, married Phillip Mountbatten
1956  Actress Bo Derek was born
1966  “Cabaret” opened on Broadway for the first of 1,166 performances
1970  The United Nations accepted the People’s Republic of China as a member nation
1975  Spain’s General Francisco Franco died – ruled Spain for nearly forty years
1977  Anwar Sadat became the first Arab to address the Israeli parliament
1984  McDonald’s made its 50 billionth hamburger
1995  BBC broadcast an interview with Princess Diana in which she said that she had been unfaithful to Prince Charles
2003  Record producer Phil Spector was charged with the shooting death of an actress at his home – would be convicted
2006  Film director Robert Altman died – M*A*S*H
SPORTS HISTORY ON NOVEMBER 20
2007  Jimmy Rollins of Philadelphia wins NL MVP - .296 average, 30 HRs, 94 RBI, 20 triples
2001  Ichiro Suzuki wins AL MVP - .350 average, 242 hits, 56 stolen bases – also won Rookie of the Year – only player other than Fred Lynn to do so
1999  Hakeem Olajuwon gets a steal in a game vs. Seattle - - only player in NBA history with 2,000 steals and 2,000 blocks
1997  AC Green of Dallas sets NBA record by playing in his 907th consecutive game – ends with 1,192 consecutive
1993  Shaquille O’ Neal scores 24 points, 28 rebounds, and has 15 blocked shots in a 87-85 win over the Nets
1992  Karl Malone scores his 15,000th point – ends with 36,928
1990  Rickey Henderson named AL MVP - .325 average, 119 runs scored, 65 steals
1989  Robin Yount of Milwaukee wins his 2nd MVP - .318 average, 21 HRs, 103 RBI
1985  Don Mattingly is AL MVP - .324 average, 35 HRs, 145 RBI, 48 doubles
1984  At age 20, Dwight Gooden is the youngest to win NL Rookie of the Year – 17-9, 2.60 ERA, 276 strikeouts
1983  Giants Butch Woolfolk has 43 rushing attempts (ties NFL record) – gained 159 yards
1979  Red Holzman wins his 500th game as NY Knicks coach
1977  Willie McCovey of San Francisco is NL MVP - .320 average, 45 HRs, 126 RBI
1967  NY Mets Tom Seaver named NL Rookie of the Year – 16-13, 2.76 ERA
1966  Dallas sacks Pittsburgh QBs a record 12 times
1962  Mickey Mantle wins his 3rd AL MVP - .321 average, 30 HRs, 89 RBI
# 1 SONGS ON NOVEMBER 20
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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