Saturday, November 5, 2011

THE HISTORY OF NOVEMBER 5

THE HISTORY OF NOVEMBER 5
WORLD EVENTS
Today is National Doughnut Day
1639  The first Post office in the colonies was opened – Massachusetts
1872  Ulysses Grant was re=elected President
1895  The first patent for an auto was granted – George Seldon sold the rights to his patent four years later for $200,000
1911  Cowboy/actor Roy Rogers was born
1912  Woodrow Wilson was elected the 28th President – defeated Teddy Roosevelt and Howard Taft
1913  Actress Vivien Leigh was born – “Gone With the Wind”
1935  Parker Brothers launched a new game – Monopoly
1940  FDR won an unprecedented 3rd term as President
1941  Singer Art Garfunkel was born – “Simon & Garfunkel”
1946  John Kennedy was elected to the House of Representatives
1956  The British and French landed forces in Egypt – there was a cease fire two days later
1963  Tatum O’Neal was born
1968  Richard Nixon was elected the 37th President – defeated Hubert Humphrey and George Wallace
1968  Shirley Chisholm became the first black female elected to the House of Representatives
1974  Ella Grasso was elected Governor of Connecticut – first female Governor elected in the US who did not succeed her husband
1979  Cartoonist Al Capp died – best known for his Lil’ Abner comic strip
1991  Media tycoon Robert Maxwell was found dead floating near his yacht in the Canary Islands
1994  Former President Reagan announced he had Alzheimer’s disease
1996  Bill Clinton was reelected President
2006  Saddam Hussein was convicted and sentenced to death for crimes against humanity
SPORTS HISTORY ON NOVEMBER 5
2002  Randy Johnson of Diamondbacks wins NL Cy Young for 5th time – 24-5, 2.32 ERA, 334 strikeouts – led MLB in strikeouts for 8th time
1997  Milwaukee Brewers move from the AL to the NL
1996  Derek Jeter wins AL Rookie of the Year - .314 average, 78 RBI, 183 hits
1994  George Foreman at age 45 becomes the oldest boxing heavyweight champion when he KOs Michael Moore in Las Vegas
1993  Houston Rockets beat NJ Nets 110-88 – will win first 15 games of the season to tie NBA record set in 1948
1988  Miami Heat make debut in Florida – lose 111-91
1984  Supreme Court ruled that the NFL had exceeded its antitrust limit by attempting to stop the Oakland Raiders from moving to Los Angeles
1982  The Cleveland Cavaliers lose their 24th straight game over 2 seasons
1977  Marc Wilson of BYU passes for NCAA record 571 yards
1976  Jim Palmer wins AL Cy Young award – 23-13, 2.51 ERA, 23 complete games
1971  Elgin Baylor of LA Lakers retires from the NBA after 14 seasons
1971  LA Lakers begin their 33 game win streak
1968  Denny McLain is unanimous winner of AL MVP – 31-6, 1.96 ERA, 28 complete games
# 1 SONGS ON NOVEMBER 5
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
1974  You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet – Bachman-Turner Overdrive
1975  Island Girl – Elton John
1977  You Light Up My Life – Debby Boone
1978  MacArthur Park – Donna Summer
1979  Heartache Tonight – The Eagles
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
1989  When I See You Smile – Bad English
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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