Jody Victor: Here’s what happened on this day, September 13, in history.
122 Building begins on Hadrian’s Wall 604 Sabinian begins his reign as Catholic Pope 1625 Rabbi Isiah Horowith & 15 other rabbis arrested in Jerusalem 1663 First serious slave conspiracy in colonial America (Virginia) 1759 Wolfe defeats Montcalm on Plains of Abraham; Canada becomes English 1788 New York City becomes capital of the United States 1789 First loan to US Govt (from NYC banks) 1849 First US prize fight fatality (Tom McCoy) 1867 Gen E R S Canby orders SC courts to impanel blacks jurors 1882 Britain invades Egypt 1883 Cleveland Hugh Daily no-hits Phila 1-0 1906 First airplane flight in Europe 1922 136.4øF (58ø C), El Aziziyah, Libya in shade (world record) 1925 Brookln Dodger Dazzy Vance no-hits Phillies, 10-1 1927 Waite Hoyt became the only 20 game winner of the 1927 Yankees 1928 KOH-AM in Reno NV begins radio transmissions 1932 NY Yankees clinch their 7th pennant 1936 Cleveland Bob Feller strikes out then record 17 in a game (vs Phila A’s) 1942 Cubs shortstop Leonard Merullo makes 4 errors in 1 inning 1942 German forces attack Stalingrad 1943 Chiang Kai-shek became president of China 1948 Margaret Chase Smith (R-Me) elected senator, 1st woman to serve in both houses of Congress 1949 Ladies Pro Golf Association of America formed in NYC 1959 USSR’s Luna 2 becomes 1st probe to contact another celestial body 1961 “Car 54 Where are You?” premiers on TV 1961 Unmanned Mercury-Atlas 4 launched into Earth orbit 1963 “The Outer Limits” premiers 1963 Yankees clinch their 28th pennant 1965 Beatles release “Yesterday” 1965 Today Show’s 1st totally color broadcast 1965 Willie Mays hits his 500th HR 1970 IBM announces System 370 computer 1971 9 hostages & 28 prisoners die in take over at Attica State Prison 1971 Frank Robinson hits his 500th HR 1971 World Hockey Association formed 1973 ABC announces it obtained TV rights for the 1976 Olympics 1973 Congress passes & sends a bill to President Nixon to lift football’s blackout 1974 Phillies set NL record, using 27 players in a game, St Louis uses 24, tying record of 51. Phils win 7-3 in 17 1976 2nd Enterprise, approach & lands test (ALT) flight (5m28s) 1977 First TV viewer discretion warning-Soap 1977 2nd test of the Space Shuttle Enterprise 1978 NY Yankees win to gain sole possession of 1st place from 14 games back 1979 South Africa grants Venda independence (Not recognized out of S Afr) 1981 33rd Emmy Awards (Hill Street Blues big winner) 1981 April Moon sets women’s handbow distance record of 1,039 yds & 13″ 1981 Atlanta Falcons tie record of 31 points in 4th quarter (vs Green Bay) 1981 John McEnroe beats Bj”rn B”rg for US Open title 1982 50 die in Spantax Airlines DC-10 on takeoff from Malaga, Spain 1982 Joe Lefevre gets 6 hits in one baseball game 1983 US mint strikes 1st gold coin in 50 years (Olympic Eagle) 1984 STS 41-G launch vehicle moves to launch pad 1985 John Williams introduces the new Today Show theme 1986 Bert Blyleven gives up a record 44 HRs in a season 1986 Kellye Cash (Miss Tennessee) crowned Miss America 1987 Paul Lynch of Great Britain does 32,573 push-ups in 24 hours 1988 10th time, 4 players hit baseball major-league record grand slams 1988 Hurricane Gilbert becomes strongest (26.13 barometer) hurricane in Western Hemisphere 1989 Fay Vincent named baseball commissioner 1990 Iraqi troops storm the residence of French ambassador in Kuwait 1990 Senate Judiciary Com opens hearing on confirmation of David Souter 1991 A 55 ton concrete beam falls in Montreal’s Olympic Stadium 1991 Joe Colemans 3rd 100 RBI season in a row 3 teams (Cleveland, SD & Toronto)
Jody Victor: Here’s what happened on this day, September 6, in history.
1620 Pilgrims set sail from Plymouth England to the New World 1628 Puritans land at Salem, from Mass Bay Colony, witches soon to settle 1839 Great fire in NY 1848 National Black Convention meets (Cleveland) 1853 Women’s Rights Convention met (NYC) 1862 Stonewall Jackson occupies Fredrick, Maryland 1863 After 59 day siege, confederates evacuate Ft Wagner, SC 1869 First westbound train arrives in SF 1869 Mine fire kills 179 at Avondale Pennsylvania 1873 Regular Cable Car service begins on Clay Street 1876 Race riot in Charleston SC 1876 Southern Pacific line from LA to SF completed 1883 Cub’s Burns (extra bases), Williamson & Pfeiffer get 3 hits in 1 inn 1899 Carnation processes its 1st can of evaporated milk 1903 Start of Sherlock Holmes “The Adventure of The Creeping Man” (BG) 1905 Atlanta Life Insurance Company established 1905 Chicago White Sox Frank Smith no-hits Detroit Tigers, 15-0 1909 Word received, Adm Peary discovers North Pole 5 months earlier 1910 Saskatchewan (then Regina) Roughriders football club formed 1912 NY Giant Jeff Tesreau no-hits Phila, 3-0 1913 First aircraft to loop the loop (Adolphe P‚goud-France) 1914 Battle of the Marne; Germans prevented from occupying Paris 1920 First radio broadcast of a prizefight 1924 Charles Paddock captures 100 & 200 yd AAU national senior outdoor track & field championships 1930 Brooklyn Dodgers beat Phillies 22-8 1941 All Jews over age 6 in German territories ordered to wear a star 1941 Jews of Vilna Poland are confined to a ghetto 1943 “Congressional Limited” train derails near Frankfort Pa, kills 79 1946 All-American Football Conference plays 1st game (Clev 44, Miami 0) 1948 Juliana becomes queen of the Netherlands 1949 Howard Unruh kills 13 neighbors in 12 minutes 1954 Yankees use a record 10 pinch hitters 1963 Major league baseballs 100,000th game 1966 “Star Trek” premiers on NBC TV 1966 Race riot in Atlanta Georgia 1968 Swaziland gains independence from Britain (National Day) 1972 John & Yoko appear on Jerry Lewis Muscular Dystrophy Telethon 1973 NY Times reports almost all Superfectas run at Yonkers, Roosevelt & Monticello from Jan-Mar of 1973 were fixed 1975 6.8 quake along Anatolian Fault kills over 2,000 in Lice Turkey 1976 Russian pilot defects to Japan in a Mig 25 jet 1978 Begin & Sadat meet at Camp David to discuss peace 1980 Chantal Langlace sets women’s record for fastest 100K run (7h27m22s) 1980 College football longest losing streak of 50 games ends for Macalaster U of St Paul, Minn beating Mount Senario 17-14 1981 Bob Lemon named Yankee manager 1982 Paul McCartney releases “Tug of War” 1982 Polish dissidents seize the Polish Embassy in Bern, Switzerland 1983 USSR admits to shooting down KAL 007 on 9/2 1984 Today Show begins live remote telecasts from Moscow 1986 Barbra Streisand’s 1st live concert in 20 years 1986 USSR charges correspondent Nicholas Daniloff with spying 1987 Saskatchewan’s Dave Ridgway kicks a CFL-record 60-yard field goal 1988 Crippled soviet Soyuz TM-5 lands safely with 2 cosmonauts aboard 1989 Amateur Atheletic Fed strips Ben Johnson of all track records 1991 USSR recognizes independence of the 3 baltic republics
Jody Victor: Here’s what happened on this day, August 30, In history.
31 -BC- Origin of Era of Augustus 257 St Sixtus II begins his reign as Catholic Pope 1645 Dutch & Indians sign peace treaty 1843 First black participation in national political convention (Liberty Party) 1850 Honolulu, Hawaii becomes a city 1854 John Fremont issues proclamation freeing slaves of Missouri rebels 1862 Battle of 2nd Manassas-Pope defeated by Lee-Battle of Richmond, KY 1862 Battle of Altamont-Confederates beat Union forces in Tennessee 1885 13,000 meteors seen in 1 hour near Andromeda 1888 Lord Walsingham kills 1070 grouse in a single day 1905 Ty Cobb’s 1st major league at bat (Detroit Tigers) 1906 Hal Chase became 1st Yankee to hit 3 triples in a game 1910 Yank Tom Hughes pitches 9 no-hit innings but loses to Cleve 5-0 in 11 1912 St Louis Brown Earl Hamilton no-hits Detroit Tigers, 5-1 1913 Phillies lead Giants 8-6 in top of 9th, fans in bleachers try to distract Giants, Umpire forefeits game to Giants, later overruled 1916 Boston’s Dutch Leonard no-hits St Louis Browns, 4-0 1916 Paul Von Hindenburg becomes chief-of-General-Staff in Germany 1939 NY Yankee Atley Donald pitches a baseball a record 94.7 mph (152 kph) 1941 Siege of Leningrad by Nazi troops began during WW II 1941 St Louis Card Lon Warneke no-hits Cin Reds, 2-0 1944 Soviet troops enter Bucharest Romania 1945 Hong Kong liberated from Japan 1956 White mob prevents enrollment of blacks at Mansfield HS, Texas 1961 First Negro judge of a US District Court confirmed-JB Parsons 1961 Oriole Jack Fisher walks 12 LA Angels in a 9 inning baseball game 1963 Hot Line communications link between Wash DC & Moscow went begins 1965 Casey Stengel announces his retirement after 55 years in baseball 1965 Section of Allalin glacier wipes out construction site at Mattmark Dam near Saas-Fee, Switzerland 1967 US Senate confirm Thurgood Marshall as 1st black justice 1968 First record under Apple label (Beatle’s Hey Jude) 1969 120,000 attend Texas Intl Pop Festival 1969 25,000 attend 2nd Annual Sky River Rock Festival, Tenino Wash 1969 Racial disturbances in Fort Lauderdale Florida 1974 Express train runs full speed into Zagreb, Yugo rail yard killing 153 1975 KTW-AM in Seattle Wash changes call letters to KYAC (now KKFX) 1976 Tom Brokaw becomes news anchor of the Today Show 1979 First recorded occurrence-comet hits sun (energy=1 mil hydrogen bombs) 1979 President Carter attacked by a rabbit on a canoe trip in Plains Ga 1983 8th Space Shuttle Mission-Challenger 3-launched (6 days) 1984 12th Space Shuttle Mission (41-D)-Discovery 1-launched (6 days) 1986 Soviet authorities arrested Nicholas Daniloff (US News World Report) 1987 Ben Johnson of Canada runs 100 m in world record 9.83 sec 1987 Stefka Kostadinova of Bulgaria sets high jump women’s record (6’10¬”) 1987 Yves Pol of France runs complete marathon backwards (3:57:57) 1988 Julianne Philips files for divorce from Bruce Springsteen 1988 Tennis star Chris Everett weds skier Andy Mills 1989 Roman Polanski marries actress Emmanuelle Seigner 1990 Ken Griffey & Ken Griffey Jr become 1st father & son to play on the same team (Seattle Mariners), both single in the 1st inning 1991 Dan O’Brien sets US decathalon record with 8,812 points 1991 France beats US by narrowest Ryder Cup margin – 14« to 13« 1991 Mike Powell of the US, sets then long jump record at 29′ 4«”
Jody Victor: Here’s what happened on this day, August 23, in history.
1617 First one-way streets established (London) 1833 Britain abolishes slavery in colonies; 700,000 slaves freed 1838 Mt Holyoke Female Seminary (South Hadley, Mass) 1st graduating class 1864 Fall of Fort Morgan at Mobile 1866 Treaty of Prague ends Austro-Prussian war 1869 First carload of freight (boots & shoes) arrives in SF, from Boston 1872 First Japanese coml ship visits SF, carrying tea 1883 Phillies make 27 errors against Providence (wild pitches, walks & passballs count as errors prior to 1888) 1889 First ship-to-shore wireless message received in US (SF) 1900 National Negro Business League organizes (Boston) 1904 Automobile tire chain patented 1907 Pitts Howie Camnitz no-hits NY Giants, 1-0 in 5 inning game 1914 Japan declares war on Germany in World War I 1917 Race riot in Houston Texas (2 blacks & 11 whites killed) 1919 “Gasoline Alley” cartoon strip premiers in Chicago Tribune 1924 Mars’ closest approach to Earth since the 10th century 1939 USSR & Germany sign a non-agression pact 1944 Romania liberated from Nazi occupation (National Day 1944-1990) 1947 President Truman’s daughter, Margaret’s 1st public singing concert 1948 World Council of Churches formed by 147 churches from 44 countries 1950 West Germany & Japan readmitted to Intl Amateur Athletic Federation 1953 Phil Grate sets record for throwing a baseball (443’3«”) 1958 Marie Ashton completes playing piano a female record 133 hours 1960 World’s largest frog (3.3 kg) caught (Equatorial Guinea) 1961 US lunar probe Ranger 1 reaches 190 km from Earth, falls back 1963 Beatles release “She Loves You” in the UK 1963 Ringo admits he wrote a song “Don’t Pass Me By” 1964 St Louis Cards are 11 games back in NL, & win the World Series 1966 Lunar Orbiter 1 takes 1st photograph of Earth from Moon 1968 Ringo quits the Beatles over a disagreement, temporarily 1968 Yankees & Tigers play 3-3 tie in 19 due to 1 AM curfew 1969 Audrey McElmory (US) wins World Cycling Championships, Brno, Czechoslovakia (1st American to win cycling race title since 1912) 1972 Republican convention (Miami Beach, Fla) renominates VP Agnew but not unanimous-1 vote went to NBC newsman David Brinkley) 1973 Intelsat communications satellite launched 1977 First man-powered flight of a mile (Bryan Allen in Gossamer Condor) 1977 Yankees leap frog over Red Sox « baseball game in 1st place to stay 1979 Bolshoi Ballet dancer Alexander Godunov defects in NYC 1979 UN’s Vienna office opens 1985 Said Aouita of Morroco sets the 1.5k record (3:29.46) in Berlin 1985 Paul Hornung awarded $1,160,000 by a Louisville court against NCAA who barred him as a college football analyst for betting on games 1988 Mike Tyson & Mitch Green brawl at 4 A.M. in Harlem 1989 LA Dodgers beat Montreal Expos, 1-0, in 22 innings
Jody Victor: Here’s what happened on this day, August 9, in history.
378 Battle of Adrianople, Visigoth Calvary defeats Roman Army 480 -BC- Persia defeats Spartan king Leonidas at Thermopylae 1638 Jonas Bronck of Holland becomes 1st European settler in the Bronx 1673 Dutch recapture NY from English; regained by English in 1674 1778 Capt Cook passes through Bering Strait 1786 First ascent of Mt Blanc 1790 Columbia becomes 1st US flagged ship to voyage around the world 1803 First horses arrive in Hawaii 1829 “Stourbridge Lion” locomotive goes into service 1831 First US steam engine train run (Albany to Schenectady, NY) 1842 US-Canada border defined by Webster-Ashburton Treaty 1848 Barnburners (anti-slavery) party merges with the Free Soil Party nominating Martin Van Buren for president 1849 Hungarian Republic crushed by Austria & Russia 1854 Henry David Thoreau publishes “Walden” 1855 Battle of Acapulco during Mexican Liberal uprising 1862 Prelude to 2nd Manassas, Jackson is victorious at Battle of Cedar Mt, however Gen Charles S Winder is killed 1893 First US bowling magazine, Gut Holz, published in NY 1902 Edward VII of England crowned after death of his mother Victoria 1923 NY State Golf Assoc formed 1925 Only time Babe Ruth pinch-hit for, Bobby Veach flies out 1930 Betty Boop debutes in Max Fleischer’s animated cartoon Dizzy Dishes 1936 Jesse Owens wins 4th gold medal of Berlin Olympics 1942 British arrests Indian nationalist Mohandas K Gandhi 1945 US drops 2nd atomic bomb “Fat Man” on Japan destroys part of Nagasaki 1946 First time all major-league baseball games (8) are played at night 1956 First state-wide, state-supported educational TV network, Alabama 1956 South African women demonstrate against pass laws 1960 Race riot in Jacksonville Florida 1961 James B Parsons is 1st black appointed to Federal District Court 1963 Britains rock TV show, Ready Steady Go, premiers 1964 Bunning continues pitching perfectly to the NY Mets until 2 outs in 5th, when Joe Christopher beats out a bunt. He totals 15 innings 1965 Singapore gains independence from Malaysia (National Day) 1969 Manson family commits Tate-LaBianca murders 1970 Peruvian Airlines jet carrying 45 US exchange students explodes 1971 Le Roy (Satchel) Paige inducted into baseball’s Hall of Fame 1972 Rockwell receives NASA contract to construct the Space Shuttle 1973 Henry McCullough & Denny Seiwell quit Wings 1973 USSR launches Mars 7 1974 Richard Nixon resigns presidency, VP Gerald Ford becomes 38th president 1975 First NFL game in Louisiana Superdome, Houston beats Saints 13-7 1976 Pitt Pirate John Candelaria no-hits LA Dodgers, 2-0 1976 USSR launches Luna 24, last Lunar flight to date from Earth 1977 NHL refuses merger of 6 WHA clubs 1978 Yankees score 5 in bottom of 9th beat Brewers 8-7 1981 6 English lifeguards set relay swim record the English Channel (7:17) 1981 NL beats AL 5-4 in 52nd All Star Game (Cleveland Stadium) 1984 Daley Thomas of Britain sets the decathalon record (8,847) in LA Cal 1984 STS 41-D vehicle again moves out to the launch pad 1987 LA Rams beat Dallas Cowboys 28-27 in London, England (NFL expo) 1988 Cubs beat Mets 6-4 in their 1st official night game at Wrigley Field 1988 Edmonton Oilers trade Wayne Gretzky to LA Kings for $15-$20 millions 1988 Just 1 day after 8/8/88 NY’s daily number is 888 1990 12 Arab leaders agree to send pan-Arab forces to protect Saudi Arabia 1992 25th Olympic Summer games close in Barcelona, Spain