Wednesday, December 7, 2011

THE HISTORY OF DECEMBER 6

THE HISTORY OF DEC EMBER 6
WORLD EVENTS
Today is National Gazpacho Day and National Microwave Day
1790  Congress moved from NYC to Philadelphia
1812  The majority of Napoleon’s army staggered to retreat ending his failed Russian campaign
1820  James Madison was re-elected for a second term as President
1849  Harriet Tubman escaped from slavery in Maryland
1876  The Electoral College picked Rutherford B. Hayes as President
1876  The first US crematorium began operation in Pennsylvania
1877  The Washington Post was first published
1877  The first sound recording was made by Thomas Edison on his phonograph machine – “Mary had a Little Lamb”
1884  The Washington monument was completed – construction began July 4, 1848 on the 555 feet monument
1886  Poet Joyce Kilmer was born
1889  Jefferson Davis died – first and only President of the Confederate States of America
1896  Composer Ira Gershwin was born
1907  362 men died in a coal mining disaster in West Virginia
1923  President Coolidge held the first Presidential address that was broadcast on the radio
1924  Comedian/actor Wally Cox was born
1969  300,000 fans attended a Rolling Stones concert in California where Hells Angels were hired as security – some of the fans were beaten and one died
1973  Gerald Ford was sworn in as Vice President to succeed the disgraced Spiro Agnew
1975  Congress authorized a $2.3 billion loan to NYC to avert bankruptcy
1988  Rock-and-Roll star Roy Orbison died – “Pretty Woman”
1994  Orange County, California filed for bankruptcy protection after losing over $2 billion on risky investments
2006  NASA reported evidence of water on two Martian craters
SPORTS HISTORY ON DECEMBER 6
2007  LA Dodgers sign Andruw Jones to a 2 year $36 million deal – will hit 3 HRs and bat .158 and be released
2000  Antawn Jameson of Golden State and Kobe Bryant of Lakers each score 51 points in the game – 3rd time in NBA history that opposing players have scored at least 50 in a game – last one 38 years ago when Wilt (63) and Elgin Baylor (50) played – Jamison also scored 51 in his prior games vs. Seattle
1988  The Milwaukee Bucks win their 1,000th game – 2nd fastest
1986  Vinny Testaverde wins the 52nd Heisman Award
1984  As part of a 7 player trade, the White Sox obtain minor leaguer Ozzie Guillen from Padres – will be Rookie of the Year in 1985
1970  The Cleveland Cavaliers get their 1st home win – record now 2-27
1966  Rick Barry of San Francisco makes NBA record 14 free throws in one quarter
# 1 SONGS ON DECEMBER 6
1960  Are You Lonesome Tonight – Elvis Presley
1961  Please Mr. Postman – The Marvelettes
1962  Big Girls Don’t Cry – The Four Seasons
1963  Dominique – The Singing Nun
1964  Mr. Lonely – Bobby Vinton
1965  Turn! Turn! Turn! – The Byrds
1966  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  The Tears of a Clown – Smokey Robinson & the Miracles
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  Mickey – Toni Basil
1983  Say, Say, Say – Paul McCartney & Michael Jackson
1984  Out of Touch – Daryl Hall & John Oates
1986  The Next Time I Fall in Love – Peter Cetera & Amy Grant
1987  Faith – George Michael
1988  Look Away – Chicago
1989  We Didn’t Start the Fire – Billy Joel
1990  Because I Love You – Stevie B
1991  Black or White – Michael Jackson
1992  I Will Always Love You – Whitney Houston
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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