Thursday, November 3, 2011

THE HISTORY OF NOVEMBER 3

THE HISTORY OF NOVEMBER 3
WORLD EVENTS
Today is National Sandwich Day
1762  Spain acquired Louisiana
1796  John Adams was elected the 2nd US President
1868  The first black man was elected to Congress – John Menard of Louisiana
1868  Ulysses S. Grant was elected the 18th President
1896  William McKinley defeated William Jennings Bryant to become the 25th President
1900  The first automobile show opened in NYC at Madison Square Garden
1908  William Howard Taft was elected the 27th President by defeating William Jennings Bryant
1921  Actor Charles Bronson was born – “The Dirty Dozen”
1936  Franklin Roosevelt won the election in a landslide for a second term as President
1954  The movie “Godzilla” was released – 22 films starring him would follow
1956  The “Wizard of Oz” first appeared on CBS TV
1964  Lyndon Johnson defeated Barry Goldwater to become the 36th President
1964  Robert Kennedy was elected Senator from New York
1970  Governor Ronald Reagan won a second term as the Governor of California
1971  Clint Eastwood’s movie “Play Misty for Me” premiered in NYC
1975  “Good Morning, America” made its debut on TV
1983  Jesse Jackson launched his first campaign for the Presidency
1990  Mary Martin, star of the musical “Peter Pan”, died
1992  Bill Clinton was elected the 42nd President
1998  Minnesota elected Jesse “The Body” Ventura, former Navy Seal and wrestler, as their Governor
SPORTS HISTORY ON NOVEMEBR 3
2006  Greg Maddux wins his 16th Gold Glove – ties all-time record (Jim Kaat and Brooks Robinson)
2003  Chicago White Sox name Ozzie Guillen manager
2001  Steve Smith of San Antonio ties NBA record with 8 three point field goals without a miss
2001  Arizona beats NYY 15-2 to tie World Series 3-3 – Arizona had World Series record 22 hits (20 in 1921)
1997  Nomar Garciaparra named AL Rookie of the Year - .306 average, 98 RBI, 209 hits
1990  Moses Malone makes his 7,695th free throw to become #1 all-time – Karl Malone will pass him in 2001
1989  Lou Piniella named manager of the Cincinnati Reds                     
1989  Portland Trailblazers retire Bill Walton’s # 32
1987  Mark McGwire of A’s named AL Rookie of the Year - .289 average, 49 HRs, 118 RBI
1981  Rollie Fingers named Cy Young winner – 6-3, 1.04 ERA, 28 saves
1970  Bob Gibson wins NL Cy Young award – 23-7, 3.12 ERA, 23 complete games, 274 strikeouts
1967  Jim Lonborg of Red Sox wins AL Cy Young – 22-9, 3.16 ERA, 246 strikeouts
1965  Sandy Koufax wins Cy Young – 26-8, 2.04 ERA, 27 complete games, 382 strikeouts
1942  Ted Williams wins the Triple Crown (.356/36/137), but loses the MVP award to Joe Gordan of NYY (.322/18/103)
1934  Lou Gehrig wins the Triple Crown (.363/49/165), but loses the MVP award to Mickey Cochrane (.320/2/76)
1934  Dizzy Dean wins NL MVP – 30-7, 2.66 ERA, 24 complete games
# 1 SONGS ON NOVEMBER 3
1961  Big Bad John – Jimmy Dean
1963  Sugar Shack – Jimmy Gilmer & the Fireballs
1964  Baby Love – The Supremes
1965  Get Off of My Cloud – The Rolling Stones
1966  Last Train to Clarksville – The Monkees
1967  To Sir, With Love - Lulu
1968  Hey Jude –The Beatles
1969  Wedding Bell Blues – The 5th Dimension
1970  I’ll Be There – The Jackson 5
1971  Gypsies, Tramps & Thieves - Cher
1972  I Can See Clearly Now – Johnny Nash
1973  Train to Georgia – Gladys Knight & the Pips
1975  Island Girl – Elton John
1980  Woman In Love – Barbra Streisand
1981  Private Eyes – Daryl Hall & John Oates
1982  Up Where We Belong – Joe Cocker & Jennifer Warnes
1983  Islands in the Stream – Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton
1984  Caribbean Queen (No More Love on the Run) – Billy Ocean
1985  Miami Vice Theme – Jan Hammer
1986  Amanda - Boston
1987  I Think We’re Alone Now - Tiffany
1988  Kokomo – The Beach Boys
1990  Ice Ice Baby – Vanilla Ice
1992  End of the Road – Boyz II Men
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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