Wednesday, November 9, 2011

THE HISTORY OF NOVEMBER 9

THE HISTORY OF NOVEMBER 9
WORLD EVENTS
Today is National Cook Something Bold and Pungent Day
1821  The first US pharmacy college held its first class
1858  The NY Symphony Orchestra held its first performance
1872  Fire destroyed nearly 1,000 buildings in Boston
1904  The first airplane flight to last over 5 minutes occurred
1906  Teddy Roosevelt left on a trip to Panama to check on the progress of the canal – first foreign trip for a President
1918  Spiro Agnew was born – disgraced VP under Richard Nixon
1944  The Red Cross won the Nobel peace prize
1946  President Truman ended a wage and price freeze
1951  Bodybuilder/actor Lou Ferrigno was born – “Incredible Hulk”
1961  The PGA eliminated the white only rule
1963  On the same day in Japan, 450 coal miners were killed in an explosion and 160 died in a train crash
1965  The great Northeast blackout occurred causing several states and Canada to lose power for up to 13 hours
1967  Rolling Stone magazine was first published – 40,000 copies
1970  Former French President Charles De Gaulle died
1976  The UN Assembly condemned apartheid in South Africa
1984  The Vietnam Veterans Memorial was completed
1989  East Germany opened its borders allowing their citizens to freely travel to West Germany
1998  US custom officials found 1,600 pounds of cocaine on a Columbia C-130 plane in Florida – the next day the Air Force head in Columbia resigned
2003  Art Carney died – Ed Norton on the “Honeymooners”
2004  Kenny Chesney won country music’s Album of the Year award and entertainer of the year
SPORTS HISTORY ON NOVEMBER 9
2004  Roger Clemens wins his 7th Cy Young – 18-4, 2.98 ERA, 218 strikeouts
1999  Carlos Beltran wins AL Rookie of the Year - .293 average, 22 HRs, 108 RBI
1995  Chicago Bulls beat Cleveland in Ohio – 1st road win of the season – will win NBA record 33 on the road this season
1995  LA Dodgers Hideo Nomo named NL Rookie of the Year – 13-6, 2.54 ERA, 236 strikeouts
1993  Michael Williams of Timberwolves ends his record NBA consecutive free throw steak at 97 over two seasons
1993  Barry Bonds wins NL MVP for the 3rd time in last 4 seasons - .336 average, 46 HRs, 123 RBI
1989  Milwaukee Bucks beat Seattle 155-154 in 5 OTs – 2nd longest game in NBA history (1949) – Dale Ellis of Supersonics set NBA record by playing 69 minutes
1983  David Stern named NBA commissioner
1982  Robin Yount of Milwaukee named MVP - .331 average, 210 hits, 114 RBI, 46 doubles
1982  Sugar Ray Leonard retires from boxing for the 1st time
1977  George Foster of Reds named MVP - .320 average, 52 HRs, 149 RBI
1953  The Supreme Court rules that MLB is exempt from antitrust laws
1946  George Mikan makes his NBA debut
# 1 SONGS ON NOVEMBER 9
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
1979  Heartache Tonight – The Eagles
1980  Lady – Kenny Rogers
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
1997  Candle in the Wind (1997) – Elton John
1999  Smooth – Santana with Rob Thomas

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