Monday, November 7, 2011

THE HISTORY OF NOVEMBER 7

THE HISTORY OF NOVEMBER 7
WORLD EVENTS
Today is National Bittersweet Chocolate with Almonds Day
1805  Lewis and Clark first saw the Pacific Ocean
1874  The Republican Party was first depicted as an elephant in a cartoon in Harper’s Weekly
1876  Edward Bouchet became the first black to receive a PhD from a US college – Yale
1876  The cigarette manufacturing machine was patented by Albert Hook
1876  Rutherford B. Hayes won a disputed Presidential election over Samuel Tilden – disputed returns in 4 states left Tilden one electoral vote short
1893  The state of Colorado granted women the right to vote
1913  French philosopher Albert Camus was born
1916  Woodrow Wilson was re-elected President – results not known until November 11
1918  Evangelist Billy Graham was born
1922  Jazz great Al Hirt was born
1942  FDR became the first President to broadcast in another language – French
1944  FDR won his 4th term in office defeating Thomas Dewey
1962  Richard Nixon quit politics – told the press “You won’t have Nixon to kick around anymore”
1965  The “Pillsbury Dough Boy” made his debut in TV commercials
1972  President Nixon was re-elected defeating George McGovern
1973  New Jersey became the first state to let girls into Little League
1976  “Gone with the Wind” was televised – shown over two nights due to length
1980  Actor Steve McQueen died at age 50
1982  Liz Taylor divorced for the 7th time – this time from John Warner
1989  Virginia elected Douglas Wilder – the first black Governor in the US
1989  NYC elected its first black Mayor – David Dinkins
2000  The infamous Bush-Gore election: recounts, hanging chads, protests, lawyers and a court case that went to the Supreme Court
SPORTS HISTORY ON NOVEMEBER 7
2000  Atlanta’s Rafael Furcal is NL Rookie of the Year - .295 average, 134 hits, 40 stolen bases
1999  Tiger Woods is the 1st golfer since Ben Hogan to win 4 straight tournaments
1992  Isiah Thomas gets his 8,000th assist – joins Magic Johnson and Oscar Robertson
1991  Magic Johnson retires from the NBA after discovering he has HIV virus
1990  Indians Sandy Alomar is AL Rookie of the Year - .290 average, 66 RBI, 129 hits
1989  Orioles Gregg Olson wins AL Rookie of the Year – 5-2, 1.69 ERA, 27 saves
1986  Philadelphia 76ers retire Bobby Jones’ # 24
1978  Jim Rice of Red Sox is AL MVP - .315 average, 46 HRs, 139 RBI, 213 hits
1967  Orlando Cepeda of St. Louis wins NL MVP - .325 average, 25 HRs, 111 RBI
1963  Elston Howard of NYY wins AL MVP - .287 average, 28 HRs, 85 RBI
1962  Glenn Hall sets a NHL record of 502 consecutive games as a goalie
1954  Cleveland Browns win by the largest margin over Washington (62-3) – 33 1st downs to 4, 515 total yards to 64
1943  Detroit Lions and NY Giants play to a 0-0 tie – last scoreless tie in NFL – Giants had three 1st downs and 3 net passing yards, Detroit had six 1st downs and 28 passing yards
# 1 SONGS ON NOVEMBER 7
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
1976  Tonight’s the Night – Rod Stewart
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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