Tuesday, November 22, 2011

THE HISTORY OF NOVEMBER 21

THE HISTORY OF NOVEMBER 21
WORLD EVENTS
Today is National Gingerbread Day and National Cashew Day
1620  The Pilgrims reached Provincetown Harbor, Mass.
1789  North Carolina became the 12th state to ratify the Constitution
1794 Honolulu Harbor was discovered
1871  A cigar lighter was patented by Moses Gale
1877  Thomas Edison announced his latest invention – the phonograph
1906  While in Puerto Rico, President Roosevelt promised citizenship to the people of that country
1921  The first mid-air refueling was done by hand over Long Beach, Ca.
1922  Rebecca Felton of Georgia Became the first woman to serve in the US Senate
1937  Actress/comedian Marlo Thomas was born
1938  Nazi forces occupied western Czechoslovakia and declared its citizens to be German citizens
1942  The cartoon character Tweedy Bird first appeared
1945  Comedian/actress Goldie Hawn was born
1963  Robert Stroud, the Bird Man of Alcatraz, died in federal prison on Missouri
1973  J. Fred Buzhardt revealed the existence of an 18 minute gap in one of the White House tapes concerning Watergate
1974  The Freedom of Information Act was passed by Congress
1980  83 million people watched “Dallas” to find out who shot J.R. – it was Kristin Shepard
1980  87 people died in a fire at the MGM Hotel in Las Vegas
1989  A law banning smoking on most domestic flights was passed
1993  Actor Bill Bixby died at age 59 – “My Favorite Martian”
1995  The Dow Jones Average passed 5,000 for the first time
2004  Donald Trump’s casino operations filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy
2005  Camden, NJ was named the most dangerous city in the US for the second straight year
SPORTS HISTORY ON NOVEMBER 21
1996  Bill Fitch of Clippers records his 1,000th coaching loss – 1st to do so
1990  Moses Malone of Atlanta gets his 25,000th point – 7th to do so
1989  Kevin Mitchell of Giants wins NL MVP - .291 average, 47 HRs, 125 RBI
1984  Celtics connect on 55 of 81 field goal attempts in a 135-91 win
1983  Darryl Strawberry of NY Mets wins NL Rookie of the Year - .257 average, 26 HRs, 74 RBI in 122 games
1982  NFL play resumes after a 57 day strike
1977  Eddie Murray of Baltimore is AL Rookie of the Year - .283 average, 27 HRs, 88 RBI
1973  Pete Rose wins NL MVP - .338 average, 230 hits (career high)
1972  Carlton Fisk of Red Sox is AL Rookie of the Year - .293 average, 22 HRs, 61 RBI
1971  NY Rangers score a record 8 goals in a period
1956  Don Newcombe of Brooklyn Dodgers wins NL MVP – 27-7, 3.06 ERA, 18 complete games
BORN TODAY:
Michael Strahan (1971)
Ken Griffey Jr. (1969)
Troy Aikman (1966)
Cedric Maxwell (1955)
Earl “The PearlMonroe (1944)
DIED TODAY:
Carl Hubbell (1988)
Max Baer (1959)
Mel Ott (1958)
# 1 SONGS ON NOVEMBER 21
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
1980  Lady – Kenny Rogers
1981  Physical – Olivia Newton-John
1982  Truly – Lionel Richie
1983  All Night Long – Lionel Richie
1984  Wake Me Up Before We Go-Go – Wham!
1985  We Built This City – Starship
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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