Sunday, December 11, 2011

THE HISTORY OF DECEMBER 11

THE HISTORY OF DECEMBER 11
WORLD EVENTS
Today is National Noodle-Ring Day
1620  The Mayflower Pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock
1816  Indiana was admitted as the 19th state
1844  The first dental use of nitrous oxide in the US took place in Connecticut
1872  America’s first black Governor took office in Louisiana – Pinckney Pinchback
1882  Boston’s Bijou Theater gave its first performance – first theater in America to be exclusively lighted by electricity
1901  Marconi sent his first transatlantic radio signal from England to Canada
1928  Police in Buenos Aires thwarted an attempt on the life of President-elect Herbert Hoover
1931  Actress Rita Moreno was born
1937  Italy withdrew from the League of Nations
1941  Germany and Italy declared war on the US and the US responded in turn
1941  Guam was occupied by Japanese forces
1949  Actress Teri Garr was born
1954  Jermaine Jackson was born – “The Jackson 5”
1957  The movie “
Peyton Place
” premiered
1961  A US aircraft carrier arrived in Saigon – the first direct US military support for South Vietnam
1964  Frank Sinatra Jr. was released to his parents following the payment of $240,000 to his kidnappers
1970  Disney’s “Aristocats” was released
1972  The lunar lander for Apollo 17 landed on the Moon – last time men would visit
1978  Six masked men stole $5.8 million in cash and jewelry from the Lufthansa cargo area at NYC’s Kennedy Airport
1980  “Magnum P.I.” starring Tom Selleck premiered on CBS TV
1990  Ivana and Donald Trump were divorced after 12 years of marriage
1991  A jury in West Palm beach found William Kennedy Smith not guilty of sexual assault
2005  Paramount Studios announced it was buying Dream Works Studios
2008  Berner Madoff was arrested and charged with operating a $50 billion Ponzi scheme
SPORTS HISTORY ON DECEMBER 11
2000  Texas signs free agent Alex Rodriguez to a 10 year $252 million deal
1993  Moses Malone becomes the 5th NBA player to have 16,000 rebounds
1993  Charlie Ward wins the 59th Heisman Award
1985  NHL record 62 points scored – Edmonton (36) and Chicago (26) in a 12-9 game – NHL record 21 goals
1984  Celtics beat NJ Nets 130-121 – teams combine to shoot 63% (108 of 171) from the field – NBA record
1981  Muhammad Ali’s 61st and last fight – lost to Trevor Berbick
1972  NY Jets Don Maynard becomes the all-time pro reception leader at 632
1951  Joe DiMaggio officially retires from NYY – 56 game hitting streak in 1941 – 13 seasons played, .325 average, 3 time MVP, 13 time All-Star
# 1 SONGS ON DECEMBER 11
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
1982  Mickey – Toni Basil
1983  Say, Say, Say – Paul McCartney & Michael Jackson
1984  Out of Touch – Daryl Hall & John Oates
1987  Faith – George Michael
1988  Look Away - Chicago
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  Here Comes the Hot Stepper – Ini Kamoze
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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