Saturday, December 3, 2011


Today is National Apple Pie Day
1762  France ceded to Spain all lands west of the Mississippi
1800  State electors met and voted for the Presidency – the result was a tie between Thomas Jefferson and Aaron Burr
1818  Illinois became the 21st state
1828  Andrew Jackson was elected the 7th President of the US – he defeated John Quincy Adams
1833  Oberlin College of Ohio became the first coeducational school of higher learning in the US
1835  The first fire insurance policy in the US was issued – Rhode Island
1849  California asked to be admitted to the Union as a free state
1894  Writer Robert Louis Stevenson died – “Treasure Island
1910  Neon lights were first seen at the Auto Show in Paris
1922  The first Technicolor movie was shown in NYC – “Tall of the Sea”
1927  Singer Andy Williams was born
1931  Alka Seltzer was introduced by Miles Laboratories
1947  Tennessee Williams’ “A Streetcar Named Desire” premiered on Broadway starring Marlon Brando
1948  Ozzy Osbourne was born
1960  Actress Daryl Hannah was born
1964  “Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer” first aired on TV
1967  The first human heart transplant took place – Dr. Christian Barnard was the surgeon – patient survived 18 days
1976  Fidel Castro elected President of Cuba
1984  Over 4,000 died and 200,000 injured when gas escaped from a pesticide plant in India – 40 tons of vapor was released after an explosion
1998  The movie “Shakespeare in Love” premiered
1999  Tori Murden became the first female to complete a rowboat crossing of the Atlantic – 81 days
2007  Don Imus returned to the radio after 8 months
2004  It is reported that Barry Bonds admitted to a grand jury that he used “clear” and “cream” provided by BALCO
2000  Mike Anderson of Denver rushes for 251 yards and 4 TDs and Denver holds New Orleans to 21 yards on the ground in a 38-23 win
1993  In the NBA, Houston loses to Atlanta – their 1st loss of the season after 15 straight wins
1990  The Boston Celtics honor 37 year announcer Johnny Most
1988  Barry Sanders wins the 54th Heisman Trophy award
1976  Fred Brown of Syracuse ties NBA record with 10 steals in the game
1972  Minnesota beats Chicago 23-10 as they hold the Bears to 1 net passing yard and a total of 91 yards and 5 1st downs – Minnesota had 341 total yards
1968  The pitcher’s mound will drop from 15 inches to 10 inches to aid the hitters
1956  Wilt Chamberlain’s 1st college game – scored 52 points and 31 rebounds
1950  Cleveland is the last NFL team with a no passing game – they won 13-7 had 69 total yards
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  I Am Women – Helen Reddy
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
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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