Tuesday, November 29, 2011


Today is National Chocolates Day and National Lemon Crème Pie Day
1775  Invisible ink was invented by Sir James Jay
1812  The last element of Napoleon’s Army retreated from Russia
1825  The first Italian opera in the US premiered in NYC – “Barber of Seville”
1870  Compulsory education was proclaimed in England
1887  The US received the rights to Pearl Harbor in Hawaii
1903  It was discovered that the US Postal Service had lost millions of dollars due to fraud
1916  The US declared marshal law in the Dominican Republic
1927  Sports broadcaster Vince Scully was born
1927  The first woman inmate arrived at the new women’s quarters at San Quentin – Genevieve Paddleford – serving one to ten years for stealing $600 of clothing
1929  Lt. Cmdr. Richard Byrd radioed that he had made the first airplane flight over the South Pole
1942  Coffee rationing began in the US
1944  The first open heart surgery was performed in the US at Johns Hopkins Hospital
1947  The UN passed a resolution calling for the partitioning of Palestine between Arabs and Jews
1948  NYC Metropolitan Opera was broadcast on TV for the first time – “Othello”
1949  Comedian Garry Shandling was born
1953  American Airlines began the first regularly scheduled air service between NYC and LA
1955  Comedian Howie Mandel was born
1956  The musical “Bells Are Ringing” premiered in NYC for 1st of 925 performances
1981  Actress Natalie Wood drowned off of Catalina Island, California
1986  Actor Cary Grant died at age 82
1991  Actor Ralph Bellamy died at age 87
1999  Game show host Gene Rayburn died at age 81
2009  Brett Favre throws for 392 yards and 3 TDs and Jay Cutler throws 147 yards and 2 interceptions as Minnesota beats Chicago 36-10
1987  Rangers goalie Bob Froese becomes the 2nd goalie to score a goal – was later ruled that he should not have been credited with it
1987  Joe Montana completes 22 consecutive passes – NFL record
1976  Reggie Jackson signs 5 year, $3.5 million deal with the NYY – they will win 4 division titles, 3 pennants, and 2 World Series while he is there
1971  Cincinnati Reds trade for Joe Morgan – future Hall of Famer – will win 2 MVPs with the Reds
1964  49ers lose to Baltimore 14-3 as John Brodie throws 5 interceptions and the team loses 3 fumbles
1934  The Bears beat the Lions 19-16 in the first NFL game broadcast nationally on the radio
1890  The first Army –Navy football game was played – Navy won 24-0
1960  Are You Lonesome Tonight – Elvis Presley
1961  Big Bad John – Jimmy Dean
1962  Big Girls Don’t Cry – The Four Seasons
1964  Ringo – Lorne green
1965  Turn! Turn! Turn! – The Byrds
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  Family Affair – Sly & the Family Stone
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  Heaven is a Place on Earth – Belinda Carlisle
1988  Baby I Love Your Way – Will to Power
1989  Blame It on the Rain – Milli Vanilli
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
1995  One Sweet Day – Mariah Carey & Boyz II Men
1997  Candle in the Wind (1997) – Elton John
1999  Smooth – Santana with Rob Thomas

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