Saturday, November 26, 2011

THE HISTORY OF NOVEMBER 25

THE HISTORY OF NOVEMBER 25
WORLD EVENTS
Today is National Parfait Day
1715  England granted its first patent to an American – it was for processing corn
1783  Britain evacuated its last military position in the United StatesNew York
1792  Farmer’s Almanac was first published
1835  American industrialist Andrew Carnegie was born
1867  Alfred Nobel patented dynamite
1884  Evaporated mile was patented by John Meyenberg
1908  The first issue of the Christian Science Monitor was published
1920  Actor Richard Montalban was born – “Fantasy Island
1922  Archaeologist Howard Carter entered the newly discovered King Tut’s tomb in Egypt
1940  Woody Woodpecker made his debut in “Knock Knock”
1949  “Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer” first appeared on the music charts
1953  “Guys & Dolls” closed on Broadway after 1,200 shows
1960  John F. Kennedy, Jr. was born
1963  Assassinated President John Kennedy was buried at Arlington National Cemetery – 800,000 lined the streets for the state funeral procession
1971  Actress Christina Applegate was born
1973  Boston strangler Albert DeSalvo was stabbed to death in prison
1974  The Irish Republican Army was outlawed in Britain
1981  First daughters Barbara and Jenna Bush were born
1998  Comedian and TV host Flip Wilson died at age 64
2002  President Bush signed into law the Department of Homeland Security and named Tom Ridge to head it
2008  It was announced that the Federal Reserve would inject $800 billion into the US financial system
SPORTS HISTORY ON NOVEMBER 25
2007  Kurt Warner throws for 484 yards but loses to 49ers 37-31
2002  Red Sox hire 28 year old Theo Epstein as GM
1990  The NY Giants and San Francisco 49ers after starting the season 10-0 both lose on the same day
1986  Jose Canseco named AL Rookie of the Year - .240 average, 33 HRs, 117 RBI
1985  Ozzie Guillen is AL Rookie of the Year - .273 average, 134 hits, 12 errors in 150 games
1981  Rollie Fingers wins AL MVP – 1st reliever to do so – 6-3, 1.04 ERA, 28 saves
1980  Sugar Ray Leonard defeats Roberto Duran to regain the title
1977  Thomas Hearns KOs Jerome Hill in 2 rounds in his 1st pro fight
1974  Mike Hargrove of Texas Is AL Rookie of the Year - .323 average, 66 RBI, 134 hits in 131 games
1970  NYY Thurman Munson is AL Rookie of the Year - .302 average, 53 RBI, 137 hits in 132 games
1969 Lou Piniella of Royals is AL Rookie of the Year - .282 average, 11 HRs, 68 RBI in 135 games
1958  Ernie Banks of Cubs is NL MVP - .313 average, 47 HRs, 129 RBI
1951  The Cleveland Browns are penalized 209 yards vs. Bears, but win 42-21
1949  Ted Williams wins MVP - .343 average, 43 HRs, 159 RBI
# 1 SONGS ON NOVEMNER 25
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
1968  Love Child – Diana Ross & the Supremes
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  Top of the World – The Carpenters
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  Separate Lives – Phil Collins & Jennifer Warnes
1986  You Give Love a Bad Name – Bob Jovi
1987  I’ve Had the Time of My Life – Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes
1988  Bad Medicine – Bon Jovi
1990  I’m Your Baby Tonight – Whitney Houston
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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