Tuesday, December 6, 2011

THE HISTORY OF DECEMBER 4

THE HISTORY OF DECEMBER 4
WORLD EVENTS
Today is National Cookie Day
1783  General George Washington said farewell to his officers in NYC
1791  Britain’s Observer was first published – it is the oldest Sunday newspaper in the world
1816  James Monroe was elected the 5th President of the US
1833  The American Anti-Slavery Society was formed in Philadelphia
1844  James Polk was elected the 11th US President
1863  The seven day bombardment at Charleston, SC came to an end
1892  Francisco Franco was born – ruled Spain as dictator from 1936 to 1975
1915  The KKK received a charter in Fulton County, Georgia
1918  President Wilson set sail for France becoming the first President to travel outside the country while in office
1923  The first version of Cecil B. DeMille’s “Ten Commandments” premiered
1945  The Senate approved US participation in the United Nations
1949  Actor Jeff Bridges was born
1969  Rapper Jay-Z was born
1973  Model Tyra Banks was born
1978  Diane Feinstein became the first female Mayor of San Francisco as she was appointed to fill the post of assassinated Mayor George Moscone
1981  “Falcon Crest” premiered on CBS TV – ran until 1990
1991  Pan American World Airway ceased operations
1991  Terry Anderson was released in Lebanon – longest held American hostage at seven years
1993  Rocker musician Frank Zapper died at age 52
1997  The European Union banned cigarette advertising
2000  Pepsi Co. agreed to pay $13.4 billion for Quaker Oats
2001  The US Postal Service reported a $1.7 billion loss for the year
SPORTS HISTORY ON DECEMBER 4
2003  Red Sox hire Terry Francona as manager
1997  The NBA suspends Latrell Sprewell for attacking his coach
1996  Orlando Magic lose to Cleveland 84-57 – the 57 is the lowest in NBA since the 24 second clock was adopted in 1954 – 13 of the points came from the foul line – Gerald Wilkins was top scorer with 10
1987  Kareem Abdul-Jabbar does not score in double figures ending his streak of 787 games doing so
1982  Herschel Walker wins the 48th Heisman Trophy
1977  The NFL plays its 5,000th game
1968  Houston trades Mike Cuellar to Orioles – was 42-41 with Houston in 5 seasons – 143-87 with Baltimore in 8 years – 4 time 20 games winner, Cy Young winner
1956  Paul Hornung wins 22nd Heisman award
# 1 SONGS ON DECEMBER 4
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
1966v  Good Vibrations – The Beach Boys
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
1979  Babe - Styx
1980  Lady – Kenny Rogers
1981  Physical – Olivia Newton-John
1982  Truly – Lionel Richie
1983  Say, Say, Say – Paul McCartney & Michael Jackson
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  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  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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