Wednesday, November 30, 2011


Today is National Mousse Day
1777  California’s first town was founded by the Spanish – San Jose
1782  The US and Britain signed preliminary accords ending the American Revolution and recognizing US independence
1803  Spain completed the process of ceding Louisiana to France which had sold it to the US
1835  Samuel Clemens born – better known as Mark Twain
1874  Future British Prime Minister Winston Churchill was born
1900  Front wheel drive for automobiles was patented by a German engineer
1919  Women voted for the first time in France
1930  Watergate felon G. Gordon Liddy was born
1948  The Communists completed the division of Berlin and installed a government
1955  Singer Billy Idol was born
1956  Bowing to UN pressure Britain and France agreed to leave the Suez canal
1965  Comedian/actor Ben Stiller was born
1971  The movie “Brian’s Song” first appeared on TV
1973  White House council John Dean pleaded guilty to obstruction of justice charges relating to Watergate
1978  American Idol runner-up Clay Aiken was born
1979  John Paul II became the first Pope in over 1,000 years to attend an Orthodox mass in Turkey
1982  Michael Jackson’s album “Thriller” was released – best selling album of all time
1993  The Brady Bill was signed into law by President Clinton – imposed a 5 day waiting period for the purchase of a handgun
1994  Rapper Tupac Shakur was shot 5 times outside a recording studio in NY
1995  President Clinton became the first President to visit Northern Island
1996  Singer Tiny Tim died at the age of 71
1999  The FTC approved the $81 billion merger of Exxon and Mobil Oil
2007  Daredevil Evel Knievel died
1998  Arizona signs Randy Johnson to a 4 year deal
1996  Michael Jordan scores his 25,000th point – 10th to do so – only Wilt Chamberlain reached 25,000 faster
1990  Larry Bird scores his 20,000th point – at the time he was only the 5th player in NBA history with 20,000 points, 5,000 rebounds, and 5,000 assists (West, Robertson, Havilcek, and Abdul-Jabbar)
1987  LA Raiders beat Seattle 37-14 as Bo Jackson runs for 221 yards and 2 TDS
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  Na Na Hey Hey Goodbye - Steam
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
1987  Heaven is a Place on Earth – Belinda Carlisle
1988  Baby I Love Your Way – Will to Power
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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