Sunday, November 6, 2011

THE HISTORY OF NOVEMBER 6

THE HISTORY OF NOVEMBER 6
WORLD EVENTS
Today is National Nachos Day
1851  Charles Dow was born – Co-founder of Dow Jones Average
1860  Abraham Lincoln was elected the 16th President
1861  James Naismith was born – inventor of basketball
1861  Jefferson Davis was elected to a 6 year term as Confederate President
1888  Benjamin Harrison won the Presidential election beating incumbent Grover Cleveland
1911  Maine became a dry state
1917  The Bolshevick Revolution began with the capturing of the Winter Palace
1917  New York allowed women to vote
1923  Jacob Schick was granted a patent for the electric shaver
1928  Herbert Hoover beat Alfred Smith for the Presidency – won 83% of the electoral vote
1928  Franklin Roosevelt was elected Governor of New York
1936  RCA demonstrated the television to 200 invited guests
1946  Actress Sally Field was born – “The Flying Nun”
1956  President Eisenhower was re-elected – beat Adlai Stevenson
1962  Ted Kennedy was elected to the Senate from Massachusetts for the first time
1965  The Freedom Flights began – allowed 250,000 Cubans to come to the US by 1971
1967  Phil Donahue began a TV talk show in Dayton, Ohio – final airing was May 2, 1996
1978  The Shah of Iran placed the country under military rule
1984  President Reagan was re-elected in a landslide – won 97.6% of the electoral vote
1990  About 20% of Universal Studios back lot in California was destroyed by fire
1991  Kuwait doused the last of the oil fires ignited by Iraq during the Persian Gulf war
2001  Season 1 of the TV show “24” made its debut
SPORTS HISTORY ON NOVEMBER 6
2007  Greg Maddux wins his 17th Gold Glove
2002  Barry Zito of Oakland wins the AL Cy Young award – 23-5, 2.75 ERA
2001  Greg Maddux wins his 12th straight Gold Glove and Roberto Alomar his 10th – most ever for a second baseman
1998  Kerry Wood of Chicago wins NL Rookie of the Year – 13-6, 3.40 ERA
1995  Mark Messier scores his 500th goal
1991  Chuck Knoblauch is named AL Rookie of the Year - .281 average, 50 RBI and 159 hits – also had 15 postseason hits
1990  David Justice of Atlanta wins NL Rookie of the Year - .282 average, 28 HRs, 78 RBI
1988  Grete Waitz wins her 9th women’s title at the NYC marathon
1984  Willie Hernandez names AL MVP, also won Cy Young – only other reliever to win both was Rollie Fingers – Hernandez was 9-3, 1.92 ERA, 32 saves
1974  Mike Marshall of Dodgers wins Cy Young – 1st reliever to do so – 106 appearances, 208 innings, 15-12, 2.42 ERA, 21 saves
1970  Jim Perry of Minnesota wins Cy Young – 24-12, 3.04 ERA
1969  The 1st Cy Young award tie – Mike Cuellar and Denny McLain – Cuellar was 23-11, 2.38 ERA, 18 complete games and McLain was 24-9, 2.80 ERA, and 23 complete games
# 1 SONGS ON NOVEMBER 6
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
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
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  All Night Long – Lionel Richie
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  Wild Wild West – The Escape Club
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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