Saturday, December 3, 2011

THE HISTORY OF DECEMBER 2

THE HISTORY OF DECEMBER 2
WORLD EVENTS
Today is National Fritters Day
1763  Touro Shul, the oldest existing US Synagogue, was dedicated in Newport, Rhode Island
1776  George Washington and his army began a retreat across the Delaware River
1804  Napoleon crowned himself Emperor of France
1812  James Madison was re-elected President of the US
1816  The first savings bank in the US opened in Philadelphia
1840  William Henry Harrison was elected US President
1859  US abolitionist John Brown was hanged for his raid on Harper’s Ferry the previous October
1892  American financier John Gould died – estimated fortune then was $72 million
1923  Opera singer Maria Callas was born
1924  Alexander Haig was born – Army General and Secretary of State
1927  Henry Ford introduced the successor to the Model T – the Model A – first one sold for $385
1938  Albert Kessel became the first person to die in California’s gas chamber
1942  A self-sustaining nuclear chain reaction was demonstrated for the first time at the University of Chicago
1946  Designer Gianni Versace was born
1968  Actress Lucy Liu was born
1954  The US Senate voted 67-22 to censure Senator Joseph McCarthy
1981  Singer Britney Spears was born
1986  Musician/actor Desi Arnaz died – “I Love Lucy”
1993  Columbian drug lord Pablo Escobar was shot and killed in Medellin
1994  “Hollywood Madam” Heidi Fleiss was convicted of three counts of pandering
2001  Enron filed for bankruptcy
SPORTS HISTORY ON DECEMBER 2
1996  Clyde Drexler becomes only the 5th NBA player in history to have 2,000 career steals
1993  Houston Rockets get their 15th straight win to start the season 
1989  Andre Ware wins the 55th Heisman award
1986  Boston Celtics lose to Washington 117-109 – had won 38 straight home games
1981  Fernando Valenzuela of Dodgers is NL Rookie of the Year – 13-7, 2.48 ERA, 11 complete games, 8 shutouts, 180 strikeouts
1962  In the AFL, Houston beats Denver 34-17 – Denver QBs threw 8 interceptions and had a total of 9 turnovers, George Blanda of Houston managed to throw 5 interceptions himself, but also threw 3 TDs
1951  Philadelphia sets NFL record with 25 rushing 1st downs in the game
1948  Stan Musial is NL MVP - .376 average, 39 HRs, 131 RBI, 230 hits, 46 doubles, 18 triples
# 1 SONGS ON DECEMBER 2
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
1980  Lady – Kenny Rogers
1981  Physical – Olivia Newton-John
1982  Truly – Lionel Richie
1983  All Night Long – Lionel Richie
1984  Out of Touch – Daryl Hall & John Oates
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
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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