Friday, December 9, 2011

THE HISTORY OF DECEMBER 9

THE HISTORY OF DECEMBER 9
WORLD EVENTS
Today is National Pastry Day
1793  The first daily newspaper in New York was established – American Minerva by Noah Webster
1867  Denver became the capital of the Colorado Territory
1872  P.B.S. Pinchback became the first black Governor of Louisiana
1898  Famous clown Emmett Kelly was born
1902  Margaret Hamilton was born – Wicked Witch in the Wizard of Oz
1909  Actor Douglas Fairbanks Jr. was born
1916  Actor Kirk Douglas was born
1922  Comedian Redd Foxx was born – “Sanford & Son”
1941  FDR told Americans to plan on a long war
1941  China declared war on Japan, Germany and Italy
1941  Hitler ordered that all US ships be torpedoed
1950  President Truman banned the export of US goods to Communist China
1953  General Electric said that all Communist employees would be fired
1957  Singer Donny Osmond was born
1963  Frank Sinatra Jr. was kidnapped – his father paid a $240,000 ransom for his release
1965  “A Charlie Brown Christmas” premiered
1990  The first American hostages held in Iraq began returning top the US
1990  Lech Walesa was elected President of Poland in a landslide
1992  US Marines landed in Somalia to ensure delivery of food and medicine – left March 1995 – 43 killed and 153 wounded
1992  Prince Charles and Princess Diana announced their separation – would be divorced in August of 1996
2000  The Supreme Court by a 5-4 vote ruled to stop the Florida recount vote until arguments were heard December 11
2002  United Airlines filed for bankruptcy as they were losing $20 million a day
2008  Federal authorities arrested Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich on charges of trying to sell the Senate seat vacated by President-elect Obama
SPORTS HISTORY ON DECEMBER 9
1997  Michael Jordan passes Moses Malone to become #3 in all-time NBA scoring – now has 27,432 in 13 seasons
1995  Eddie George wins the 61st Heisman Award
1994  Red Sox get Jose Canseco from Texas – will be .301/24/81 in 1995 and .289/28/82 in 1996
1992  Atlanta signs Greg Maddux to a 5 year deal – will win Cy Young in 1993, 1994, and 1995
1984  LA Rams Eric Dickerson goes over 2,000 yards rushing for the season
1980  Cubs trade 1979 Cy Young winner Bruce Sutter to St. Louis – will have 127 saves for them in the next 4 years – led league 3 of the 4
1965  Reds trade Frank Robinson to Orioles – will win MVP in 1966 batting .316, 49 HRs, and 122 RBI – only player to win MVP in both leagues
# 1 SONGS ON DECEMBER 9
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  I Am Women – Helen Reddy
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
1978  Le Freak - Chic
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
1985  Broken Wings – Mr. Mister
1986  The Way It Is  - Bruce Hornsby and the Range
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  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
1998  I’m Your Angel – R. Kelly & Celine Dion
1999  Smooth – Santana with Rob Thomas

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