Saturday, December 10, 2011

THE HISTORY OF DECEMBER 10

THE HISTORY OF DECEMBER 10
WORLD EVENTS
Today is National Lager Day
1672  Governor Lovelace announced monthly mail service between NYC and Boston
1799  The metric system was established in France
1817  Mississippi was admitted as the 20th state
1830  American poet Emily Dickerson was born
1861  Kentucky was admitted to the Confederate States of America
1862  The House of Representatives passed a bill creating West Virginia
1864  The 12 day siege of Savannah began under General Sherman
1898  US and Spain signed the Treaty of Paris ending the Spanish-American War – US received Puerto Rico, Philippines and Guam
1903  Marie Curie became the first woman to win a Nobel Prize – physics for the study of radioactivity
1906  President Teddy Roosevelt became the first American President to win the Nobel Peace Prize
1917  Nobel Peace Prize awarded to the International Red Cross
1930  Ruth Nichols set the women’s record for coast to coast US air flight – 13 hours 22 minutes
1936  Edward VIII abdicated the throne to marry American divorcee Wallis Warfield Simpson
1950  Dr. Ralph Bunche became the first black American to win the Nobel Peace Prize
1958  The first domestic American passenger jet flight took place – 111 passengers from NYC to Miami
1964  Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. won the Nobel Peace Prize
1967  Singer Otis Redding died in a plane crash in Wisconsin
1971  William Rehnquist confirmed as Supreme Court Justice
1984  South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu awarded Nobel Peace Prize
1993  Nelson Mandela and S. Africa President de Klerk awarded Nobel Peace Prize
1998  The House Judiciary Committee opened debate on 4 articles of impeachment of President Clinton
2004  A US passenger jet landed in Vietnam for the 1st time in 30 years
2007  Michael Vick sentenced to 23 months in prison for involvement in a dog fighting operation
SPORTS HISTORY ON DECEMBER 10
1999  Babe Ruth voted player of the century by Associated Press, Willie Mays second – Ruth: 22 years: .342 average, 714 HRs, 2,213 RBI – Mays: 22 years: .302 average, 660 HRs, 1,903 RBI
1998  Dennis Eckersley announces his retirement – pitched in more games than any reliever
1995  James Worthy of LA Lakers has his #42 retired – 3 time NBA champion
1985  Indiana Pacers make just 19 FGs in a 82-64 loss to the Knicks – will stand as NBA record until 1999 (18 by Chicago)
1983  Last NFL game at Shea Stadium is played – Jets lose to Steelers 34-7
1971  Kareem Abdul-Jabbar scores career high 55 points in win over Boston
1971  Angels receive Nolan Ryan in a trade with the Mets – will lead the league in strikeouts 7 of the next 8 years
1935  Jimmie Foxx of A’s sold to Red Sox – will win MVP in 1938 – his 3rd
# 1 SONGS ON DECEMBER 10
1960  Are You Lonesome Tonight – Elvis Presley
1961  Please Mr. Postman – The Marvelettes
1962  Big Girls Don’t Cry – The Four Seasons
1964  Mr. Lonely – Bobby Vinton
1965  Turn! Turn! Turn! – The Byrds
1966  Good Vibrations – The Beach Boys
1967  Daydream Believer – The Monkees
1968  I Heard It Through the Grapevine – Marvin Gaye
1969  Na Na Hey Hey Goodbye - Steam
1970  The Tears of a Clown – Smokey Robinson & the Miracles
1971  Family Affair – Sly & the Family Stone
1972  Me and Mrs. Jones – Billy Paul
1973  The Most Beautiful Girl – Charlie Rich
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
1980  Lady – Kenny Rogers
1981  Physical – Olivia Newton-John
1983  Say, Say, Say – Paul McCartney & Michael Jackson
1984  Out of Touch – Daryl Hall & John Oates
1987  Faith – George Michael
1989  We Didn’t Start the Fire – Billy Joel
1991  Black or White – Michael Jackson
1992  I Will Always Love You – Whitney Houston
1993  Again – Janet Jackson
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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