Saturday, November 26, 2011


Today is National Cake Day
1716  The first lion to be exhibited in America was seen in Boston
1783  The city of Annapolis, Maryland became the first peacetime capital – met there until June of 1784
1789  George Washington proclaimed today to be a National Thanksgiving Day in honor of the new Constitution
1825  The first college fraternity was formed at Union College in Schenectady, NY
1832  Streetcar service began in NYC
1865  Alice in Wonderland” by Lewis Carroll was first published
1867  A refrigerated railroad car was patented by JB Sutherland
1885  The first photograph of a meteor was taken
1901  The Hope diamond was brought to NYC
1922  “Peanuts” creator Charles Schulz was born
1922  Howard Carter opened King Tut’s tomb in Egypt
1933  Singer Robert Goulet was born
1938  Comedian/impressionist Rich Little was born
1939  Singer Tina Turner was born
1940  The Nazis forced over 500,000 Jews of Warsaw, Poland to live within a walled ghetto
1942  FRD ordered nationwide gas rationing to begin December 1
1950  China launched an attack across the Yalu River in Korea against UN and US forces
1952  The first 3-D movie premiered – “Bwana Devil”
1962  The first recording session by the Beatles occurred
1973  President Nixon’s secretary told a federal court that she accidentally erased over 18 minutes of a vital Watergate tape
1975  “Squeaky” Fromme was found guilty of trying to assassinate President Ford
1996  The Sands Hotel in Las Vegas was blown up to make room for the Venitian
2000  The Secretary of State of Florida ruled George Bush the winner of the election by 537 votes over Al Gore
2004  Vladimir Guerrero named AL MVP - .337 average, 39 HRs, 126 RBI
2000  John Stockton plays in his 1,271st game with Utah Jazz – passes record set by John Havlicek for most with one team
1999  AC Green of LA Lakers played in his 1,042nd consecutive game – NBA record
1994  Cleveland Cavaliers set NBA record by taking only 2 free throws in a 101-87 win – made both
1986  Coach Don Nelson of Milwaukee gets his 500th NBA win
1984  Montreal’s Gut LaFleur retires, scored 544 career goals
1982  Howard Cosell calls his last fight after being disgusted by the Holmes-Cobb mismatch
1980  Mike Schmidt is NL MVP - .286 average, 48 HRs, 121 RBI
1979  Alfredo Griffin of Toronto (.287 average, 179 hits) and John Castino (.285 average, 112 hits) tie for AL Rookie of the Year
1975  Fred Lynn named AL MVP – 1st rookie ever - .331 average, 21 HRs, 105 RBI, 47 doubles
1965  Jim Lefebvre of Dodgers named NL Rookie of the Year - .250 average, 12 HRs, 69 RBI
1963  Pete Rose named NL Rookie of the Year - .273 average, 41 RBI, 170 hits
1941  Amateur tennis champion Bobby Riggs turns pro
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  Papa Was a Rolling Stone – The Temptations
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
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
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
1997  Candle in the Wind (1997) – Elton John
1999  Smooth – Santana with Rob Thomas

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