Thursday, December 1, 2011


Today is National Pie Day
1804  Emperor Napoleon married Josephine
1824  The Presidential election was turned over the House of Representatives
when a deadlock occurred among four candidates – John Quincy Adams eventually won
1835  Hans Christian Andersen published his first book of fairy tales
1887  Arthur Conan Doyle published his first story involving Sherlock Holmes 
1903  The first Western film was released – “The Great Train Robbery”
1913  Actress Mary Martin was born – “The Sound of Music”
1913  The first drive-in auto service station in the US was opened – Pittsburgh
1913  The continuous moving assembly line was introduced by Henry Ford
1929  The game of Bingo was invented by Henry Love
1933  Singer Lou Rawls was born
1935  Actor/director Woody Allen was born
1940  Comedian/actor Richard Pryor was born
1942  Nationwide gas rationing went into effect in the US
1945  Singer/actress Bette Midler was born
1955  Rosa Parks was arrested in Montgomery, Alabama when she refused to move to the back of the bus to accommodate a white passenger
1959  The first color photograph of the Earth was sent back from outer space
1969  The first lottery draft since WWII (1942) occurred in the US
1980  IBM delivered its first prototype PC to Microsoft
1992  Amy Fisher was sentenced to 5-15 years in prison for shooting Mary Jo Buttafuoco, wife of her lover
2000  The US Supreme Court heard arguments from the lawyers of George Bush and Al Gore over the Florida vote count
2004  Tom Brokaw made his final appearance as anchor of NBC News (21 years) – Brian Williams succeeded him
1997  Latrell Sprewell attacks his coach PJ Carlesimo
1996  The 7,000,000th NBA point is scored – Hershey Hawkins of Seattle
1991  Isiah Thomas becomes Detroit’s all-time leading scorer at 15,493 points – passed Hal Lanier
1984  Doug Flute wins the 50th Heisman Trophy award
1981  Kareem Abdul-Jabbar passes Oscar Robertson to become the NBA’s #2 all-time scorer – trailed only Wilt Chamberlain
1980  Steve Howe of Dodgers wins NL Rookie of the Year – 2.65 ERA, 17 saves
1973  Jack Nicklaus becomes the first golfer to earn $2 million
1971  Chicago cubs release 2 time MVP Ernie Banks – then sign him as a coach
1967  Wilt Chamberlain sets NBA record by missing 22 free throws in a game
1956  Frank Robinson of Reds is NL Rookie of the Year - .290 average, 38 HRs, 83 RBI, 122 runs scored
1956  Luis Aparicio of White Sox is AL MVP - .266 average, 56 RBI, 21 steals
1960  Are You Lonesome Tonight – Elvis Presley
1961  Big Bad John – Jimmy Dean
1962  Big Girls Don’t Cry – The Four Seasons
1963  Dominique – The Singing Nun
1964  Ringo – Lorne green
1965  Turn! Turn! Turn! – The Byrds
1967  Daydream Believer – The Monkees
1968  Love Child – Diana Ross & the Supremes
1969  Na Na Hey Hey Goodbye - Steam
1970  I Think I Love You – The Partridge Family
1971  Family Affair – Sly & the Family Stone
1972  Papa Was a Rolling Stone – The Temptations
1973  Top of the World – The Carpenters
1974  Kung Fu Fighting – Carl Douglas
1975  Fly, Robin, Fly – Silver Connection
1976  Tonight’s the Night – Rod Stewart
1977  You Light Up My Life – Debby Boone
1978  You Don’t Bring Me Flowers – Barbra Streisand & Neil Diamond
1979  No More Tears – Barbra Streisand & Donna Summer
1980  Lady – Kenny Rogers
1981  Physical – Olivia Newton-John
1982  Truly – Lionel Richie
1983  All Night Long – Lionel Richie
1984  Wake Me Up Before We Go-Go – Wham!
1985  Broken Wings – Mr. Mister
1986  The Next Time I Fall in Love – Peter Cetera & Amy Grant
1987  Heaven is a Place on Earth – Belinda Carlisle
1988  Baby I Love Your Way – Will to Power
1990  I’m Your Baby Tonight – Whitney Houston
1991  Black or White – Michael Jackson
1992  I Will Always Love You – Whitney Houston
1993  I’d Do Anything for Love – Meat Loaf
1994  On Bended Knee – Boyz II Men
1995  One Sweet Day – Mariah Carey & Boyz II Men
1996  Un-break My Heart – Toni Braxton
1997  Candle in the Wind (1997) – Elton John
1999  Smooth – Santana with Rob Thomas

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