Wednesday, November 23, 2011

THE HISTORY OF NOVEMBER 23

THE HISTORY OF NOVEMBER 23
WORLD EVENTS
Today is National Espresso Day and National eat a Cranberry Day
1783  Annapolis, Maryland became the US capital until June 1784
1785  John Hancock was elected President of the Continental Congress for the second time
1804  The 14th President Franklin Pierce was born
1835  The first machine for manufacturing horseshoes was invented by Henry Burden
1859  Henry McCarty was born – the outlaw Billy the Kid
1863  A patent was granted for a process for making color photographs
1874  A patent for barbed wire was granted to Joseph Glidden
1887  Actor Boris Karloff was born
1889  The first jukebox made its debut in San Francisco
1897  A pencil sharpener was patented by J.L. Love
1921  President Harding signed a bill preventing doctors from prescribing beer or liquor for medicinal purposes
1936  “Life” magazine was first published
1942  The movie “Casablanca” premiered in NYC
1945  Most US wartime rationing of foods expired at the end of the day
1954  The Dow Jones Average reached 381.17 – the pre-crash level it was at 25 years earlier
1964  The Vatican abolished Latin as the official language of the Roman Catholic liturgy
1970  “My Sweet Lord” by George Harrison was released in the US
1971  The Peoples Republic of China was seated in the UN Security Council
1987  Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi was born
1992  Singer/actress Miley Cyrus was born
2008  The US government vowed to put $20 billion of new money into Citigroup to forestall billions in problem loans
SPORTS HISTORY ON NOVEMBER 23
2009  Joe Mauer is AL MVP - .365 average, 28 HRs, 96 RBI in 138 games
1994  Phoenix beats LA Clippers 140-109 – 10 Suns score in double figures – only 3rd time in NBA history
1994  Jeff Hornacek of Utah sets NBA record by making all 8 of his 3 point attempts – career high 40 points
1991  Ty Detmer of BYU ends his college career – 4,031 passing yards for the season, 15,031 career
1991  The Sacramento Kings end the NBA’s longest road losing streak (43 games)
1988  Wayne Gretzky scores his 600th goal
1966  Tommie Agee of White Sox is AL Rookie of the Year - .273 average, 22 HRs, 86 RBI, 44 steals
1962  Maury Wills wins NL MVP - .299 average, 208 hits, 104 stolen bases
1960  Frank Howard of Dodgers is NL Rookie of the Year - .268 average, 23 HRs, 77 RBI in 117 games
# 1 SONGS ON NOVEMBER 23
1960  ARE You Lonesome Tonight – Elvis Presley
1961  Big Bad John – Jimmy Dean
1962  Big Girls Don’t Cry – The Four Seasons
1964  Leader of the Pack – The Shangri-Las
1965  I Hear a Symphony – The Supremes
1966  You Keep Me Hangin’ On – The Supremes
1967  Incense and Peppermints – Strawberry Alarm Clock
1968  Hey Jude –The Beatles
1969  Come Together – The Beatles
1970  I Think I Love You – The Partridge Family
1971  Theme from “Shaft” – Isaac Hayes
1972  I Can See Clearly Now – Johnny Nash
1973  Photograph – Ringo Starr
1974  Whatever Gets You Through the Night – John Lennon
1975  Fly, Robin, Fly – Silver Connection
1976  Tonight’s the Night – Rod Stewart
1977  You Light Up My Life – Debby Boone
1978  MacArthur Park – Donna Summer
1979  No More Tears – Barbra Streisand & Donna Summer
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
1986  Human – The Human League
1987  I’ve Had the Time of My Life – Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes
1989  Blame It On the Rain – Milli Vanilli
1990  I’m Your Baby Tonight – Whitney Houston
1991  When a Man Loves a Woman – Michael Bolton
1992  I Will Always Love You – Whitney Houston
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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