Tuesday, November 29, 2011


Today is National French Toast Day
1520  Navigator Ferdinand Magellan reached the Pacific Ocean
1775  The Second Continental Congress established the US Navy
1776  George Washington and his troops crossed the Delaware River
1861  The Confederate Congress admitted Missouri to the Confederacy despite the fact that the state had not yet seceded from the Union
1895  The first auto race between gas powered cars took place – James Duryea won the 52 mile race at an average speed of 7.5 MPH
1919  American born Lady Astor became the first female member of the British Parliament
1920  The film “The Mark of Zorro” with Douglas Fairbanks opened in New York City
1929  Recording executive Berry Gordy Jr. was born – “Motown Records”
1932  Groucho Marx performed on radio for the first time
1942  491 people died in a fire at the Coconut Grove nightclub in Boston – a cause and person responsible was never established
1948  The TV western “Hopalong Cassidy” premiered NBC TV
1948  The Polaroid Land Camera first went on sale
1949  Paul Schaffer was born – band leader on David Letterman Show
1958  The US reported the first full range firing of an ICBM
1962  Comedian/TV host Jon Stewart was born
1967  Anna Nicole Smith was born
2000  George Bush’s attorneys asked the Supreme Court to intercede in the Florida presidential recount case
2001  Enron stock, which had been as high as $90, dropped below $1 and the company filed for bankruptcy December 2
2007  OJ Simpson pleaded not guilty to kidnapping and armed robbery at his trial in Las Vegas
2003  Arizona trades Curt Schilling to the Red Sox
1997  Michael Jordan moves pass Elvin Hayes into 4th place in NBA scoring – Hayes had 27,313 points
1986  The Boston Celtics win their 38th straight home game – NBA record
1981  Bear Bryant wins his 315th college football game – all time coaching wins leader at the time
1979  Rick Sutcliffe of the Los Angeles Dodgers is named NL Rookie of the Year – 17-10, 3.46 ERA
1978  Cincinnati Reds fire manager Sparky Anderson – under him they won 4 pennants and 2 World Series in 9 seasons
1973  Al Bumbry of Baltimore is AL Rookie of the Year - .337 average, 120 hits, 11 triples in 110 games
1969  NY Knicks win their 18th straight game – NBA record until LA Lakers won 33 straight in 1971-72 season
1957  Warren Spahn of Braves is Cy Young winner – 21-11, 2.69 ERA, 18 complete games
1944  Hal Newhouser is named AL MVP – 29-9 record, 2.22 ERA 25 complete games
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
1967  Daydream Believer – The Monkees
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
1978  You Don’t Bring Me Flowers – Barbra Streisand & Neil Diamond
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  On Bended Knee – Boyz II Men
1997  Candle in the Wind (1997) – Elton John
1999  Smooth – Santana with Rob Thomas

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