Tuesday, November 8, 2011

THE HISTORY OF NOVEMBER 8

THE HISTORY OF NOVEMBER 8
WORLD EVENTS
Today is National Cappuccino Day
1793  The Louvre Museum in Paris opened for the first time
1864  President Lincoln was re-elected – won 55% of the popular vote
1889  Montana became the 41st state
1892  Former President Cleveland was elected President – became the first and only President to win nonconsecutive terms in office
1900  Author Margaret Mitchell was born – “Gone With the Wind”
1904  Teddy Roosevelt elected President – had succeeded assassinated President McKinley
1910  Washington state granted women the right to vote
1922  Surgeon Christian Barnard was born – performed the first heart transplant
1923  Hitler made his first attempt at seizing power in a failed coup called the “Beer Hall Putsch”
1931  Newsman Morley Safer was born – “60 Minutes”
1932  FDR elected President for the first of his four terms
1942  American and British forces under Eisenhower landed in Africa for the first time
1956  After turning down 18,000 names, the Ford Motor Co. decided to call its new car the Edsel after Henry Ford’s son
1960  John Kennedy was elected the 35th President – defeated Richard Nixon by 118,550 popular votes
1965  “Days of Our Lives” debut on TV
1966  Ronald Reagan was elected Governor of California by over one million votes
1988  VP George Bush was elected President becoming the 14th VP to become President
1993  Five Picasso paintings were stolen from the Museum of Modern Art in Sweden – valued at $52 million
1994  Republicans won a majority in both houses of Congress for the first time since 1952
2006  With the handling of the Iraq war a major theme in the country, Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld resigned after 6 years in the office
SPORTS HISTORY ON NOVEMBER 8
2005  Bartolo Colon is AL Cy Young winner – 21-8, 3.48 ERA, 157 strikeouts
2004  Jason Bay named Rookie of the Year - .282 average, 26 HRs, 82 RBI
1998  Sammy Sosa named NL MVP - .306 average, 66 HRs, 158 RBI
1994  Joe Dumars ties NBA record by making ten three point FGs in a game – Dennis Scott will make 11 in 1996
1992  Sacramento Kings beat LA Lakers in Los Angeles – first win there since 1974 – had 43 straight losses
1991  Cal Ripken Jr. wins AL MVP - .323, 34 HRs, 114 RBI
1983  Dale Murphy of Atlanta wins NL MVP for 2nd straight year - .302 average, 36 HRs, 121 RBI
1966  Frank Robinson of Orioles wins AL MVP – 1st player to win it in both leagues – won Triple Crown .316 average, 49 HRs, 122 RBI
1961  Whitey Ford wins AL Cy Young – 25-4, 3.21 ERA, 11 complete games
1951  Yogi Berra wins AL MVP - .294 average, 27 HRs, 88 RBI
#1 SONGS ON NOVEMBER 8
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  Poor Side of Town – Johnny Rivers
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
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  How Do You Talk to an Angel – The Heights
1993  I’d Do Anything for Love – Meat Loaf
1994  I’ll Make Love to You – Boyz II Men
1995  Fantasy – Mariah Carey
1997  Candle in the Wind (1997) – Elton John
1999  Smooth – Santana with Rob Thomas

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