Friday, November 4, 2011

THE HISTORY OF NOVEMBER 4

THE HISTORY OF NOVEMBER 4
WORLD EVENTS
Today is National Candy Day
1846  A patent for an artificial leg was granted to Benjamin Palmer of New Hampshire
1862  Patent #36,836 was granted to Richard Gatling – the Gatling gun
1879  Humorist Will Rogers was born
1884  Grover Cleveland was elected President for his 1st term
1916  News Anchor Walter Cronkite was born
1918  Comedian Art Carney was born – Ed Norton on the Honeymooners
1922  The US Postmaster General ordered all homes to get mailboxes if they wanted delivery
1922  Howard Carter discovered the tomb of Tutankhamen in Egypt – he ruled 3,200 years prior
1924  Nellie Ross of Wyoming became the first female Governor in the US as she served out her late husband’s term
1939  The first air conditioned automobile was exhibited in Chicago at the 40th annual Auto Show – the Packard
1946  Laura Bush was born – wife of President Bush
1952  Dwight Eisenhower was elected the 34th President
1956  200,000 Soviet troops attacked protesters in Budapest, Hungary
1964  Comedian Lenny Bruce was arrested on obscenity charges
1978  Iranian troops fired on anti-Shah protesters
1979  Iranian militants seized the US Embassy in Tehran taking 90 hostages (63 Americans) – they demanded the return of the Shah to Iran – most Americans were held until January 20, 1981
1980  Ronald Reagan defeated President Carter in a landslide to become the 40th President
1989  About one million East Berliners filled the streets of the city in a protest rally
1991  President Reagan opened his library in California – former Presidents Carter, Ford and Nixon, along with current President Bush attended – first gathering of 5 Presidents
1995  Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin was assassinated by a right-wing Israeli after attending a peace rally
2001  “The West Wing” won the Emmy for best drams and “sex in the City” for best comedy
SPORTS HISTORY ON NOVEMBER 4
2009  NYY win World Series beating Philadelphia in 6 games
2001  Arizona beats NYY in game 7 of World Series – Randy Johnson and Curt Schilling named co-MVPs
1997  Orlando Magic do not score a 3 point play – had done so a NBA record 316 previous games
1996  Charles Barkley gets 4 assists in the game – 4th player in NBA history with 20,000 points, 10,000 rebounds, and 3,500 assists
1989  David Robinson makes his NBA debut – his rookie year he averaged 24.3 points, 12.0 rebounds, and 3.9 blocks
1989  Orlando Magic play their first game – lose 111-106
1988  Charlotte Hornets play their first game – lose 113-93
1987  Benito Santiago of Padres named NL Rookie of the Year - .300 average, 18 HRs, 79 RBI – had a 34 game hitting streak to end the year
1980  Steve Carlton wins his 3rd Cy Young – 24-9, 2.34 ERA, 286 strikeouts
1963  St. Louis acquires Roger Craig from NY Mets – was 5-22 in 1963 and 10-24 in 1962
# 1 SONGS ON NOVEMBER 4
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
1975  Island Girl – Elton John
1978  You Needed Me – Anne Murray
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  Love Takes Time – Mariah Carey
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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