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 2, in history.
257 St Stephen I ends his reign as Catholic Pope 640 Severinus ends his reign as Catholic Pope 686 John V ends his reign as Catholic Pope 1375 First roller skating rink opens (London) 1492 Jews are expelled from Spain by King Ferdinand & Queen Isabella 1776 Formal signing of the Declaration of Independence 1798 British under Adm Horatio Nelson beat French at Battle of Nile 1819 First parachute jump in US 1832 1,300 Illinois militia defeat Sac & Fox indians, end Black Hawk War 1832 Black Hawk defeated (IA) 1832 Whites decimate Indians in Battle of Bad Axe River, Wisc 1858 First street mailboxes-Boston, Mass 1864 2nd Saratoga Racetrack (NY) opens 1873 First trial run of SF cable car, Clay Street between Kearny & Jones 1877 SF Public Library opens with 5,000 volumes 1903 Unsuccessful uprising of Macedonians against Turkey 1906 Chicago White Sox begin record 19 game win streak 1909 First Lincoln head pennies minted 1909 Army Air Corps formed as Army takes 1st delivery from Wright Brothers 1914 Sherlock Holmes Adventure “His Last Bow” takes place 1929 Phillies Don Hurst sets NL record of 6 consecutive games with a HR 1932 Charlie Grimm replaces Roger Hornsby as manager of Chicago Cubs 1934 First airplane train, plane tows 3 mail gliders behind it 1934 William Franks twirls an indian club overhead 17,280 times in 1 hour 1938 First test of a yellow baseball (Dodgers vs Cardinals) 1939 Hatch Act prohibits political activity by federal workers 1941 Jews are expelled from Hungarian Ruthenia 1943 PT-109 rammed & sunk 1959 Milwaukee Brave Bill Bruton hits 2 bases loaded triples 1961 Beatles 1st gig as house band of Liverpool’s Cavern Club 1961 St Louis Cards (NFL) beat Toronto Argonauts (CFL) 36-7 in Toronto 1962 NASA civilian test pilot Joseph A Walker takes X-15 to 32,600 m 1964 North Vietnam fires on a US destroyer in Gulf of Tonkin 1964 Race riot in Jersey City NJ 1965 Morley Safer’s sends 1st Vietnam report indicating we are losing 1966 Radio Vila (New Hebrides) begins transmitting 1967 New Orleans Saints 1st pre-season game, they lose to LA Rams 16-77 1967 US’s Lunar Orbiter 5 launched; enters lunar orbit Aug 5 1972 Gold hits record $70 an ounce in London 1975 Billy Martin named manager of NY Yankees (1st time) 1979 Gilda Radner Live From New York opens on Broadway 1980 US swimmers set 3 world records at National championships 1983 STS-8 vehicle moves to launch pad 1983 US District Court begins trying Yonkers accuse of race discrimination 1985 5 die in a train crash in Westminster Colo 1985 NASA launches space vehicle S-209 1986 Jackie Joyner-Kersee (US) sets record for heptathlon (7161 pts) 1986 TODAY/PC born today 1987 Cin Red Eric Davis becomes 7th & earliest 30 HR 30 steal man 1987 Don Brown sets flight record for handbow (1,336 yds 1’3″) 1987 Kevin Seitzer (KC Royals), gets 6 hits in one baseball game 1987 Michael Andretti runs fastest Indy car race in history (171.49 MPH) 1988 Raymond Acevedo is retired from singing group Menudo 1988 System Enhancement Assoc settles case with PKware (ARC vs PKARC) 1989 NASA confirmed Voyager 2’s discovery of 3 more moons of Neptune designated temporarily 1989 N2, 1989 N3 & 1989 N24 1990 Iraq invades & occupies Kuwait 1991 Funk singer Rick James, arrested on sexual torture charges 1991 Hedy Lamaar is arrested for shoplifting in LA 1991 Space shuttle STS 43 (Atlantis 9) launched
Jody Victor: Let’s see what happened on this day, July19, in history.
514 St Symmachus ends his reign as Catholic Pope 532 Start of Dionysian Pascal Cycle 1321 -BC- origin of Era of Menophres 1510 38 Jews are burned at the stake in Berlin Prussia 1553 15-year-old Lady Jane Grey deposed as England’s Queen after 9 days 1816 Survivors of French frigate Medusa rescued off Senegal after 17 days 1848 First women’s rights convention (Seneca Falls, NY) 1860 First railroad reaches Kansas 1862 Forrest’s 1st raid 1870 France declares war on Prussia; the Franco-Prussian war begins 1875 Emma Abbott, a floating hospital for sick kids, makes trial trip, NYC 1877 First Wimbledon tennis championships held 1880 SF Public Library starts lending books 1882 J Palisa discovers asteroid #226 Weringia 1907 K Lohnert discovers asteroid #639 Latona 1909 First baseman Neil Ball turns unassisted triple-play 1913 Billboard publishes earliest known “Last Week’s 10 Best Sellers
among Popular Songs” Malinda’s Wedding Day is #1 1914 Boston Braves begin drive from last to 1st place in the NL 1918 German armies retreat across Marne River in France (WW I) 1923 WRC-AM in Washington DC begins radio transmissions 1925 V Albitzkij discovers asteroid #1059 Mussorgskia 1927 Ty Cobb gets his 4,000th hit 1928 H E Wood discovers asteroid #1305 Pongola 1939 First use of fiberglass sutures, R.P. Scholz, St Louis, Mo 1941 First US Army flying school for black cadets dedicted (Tuskegee Ala) 1941 British PM Winston Churchill launched his “V for Victory” campaign 1941 President Roosevelt appointed FEP Committee 1943 Allied air forces raid Rome during WW II 1949 Laos becomes associated state within French Union 1952 15th modern Olympic games opens in Helsinki 1955 Balclutha ties up at Pier 43 & becomes a floating museum 1957 First rocket with nuclear warhead fired, Yucca Flat, Nevada 1957 Don Bowden becomes 1st American to break 4 minute mile (3m58s7) 1960 SF Giants Juan Marichal debuts, with a 1 hitter against Phillies 1961 First in-flight movie shown (TWA) 1963 NASA civilian test pilot Joe Walker in X-15 reaches 105 km 1963 Phila Phillies Roy Siever hits HR # 300 1965 Shooting begins on Star Trek 2nd pilot “Where No Man Has Gone Before” 1966 Gov James Rhodes declares state of emergency in Cleveland (race riot) 1967 Race riots in Durham NC 1967 US launches Explorer 35 for lunar orbit (800/7400 km) 1969 Apollo 11 goes into Moon orbit 1971 B Burnasheva discovers asteroid #2259 Sofievka 1973 Willie Mays named to NL all star team for 24th time (ties Musial) 1974 Cleveland Indian Dick Bosman no-hits Oakland A’s, 4-0 1974 David Bowie’s Diamond Dog tour ends in NYC 1974 Felix Aguilar Observatory discovers asteroid #3118 1975 Apollo & Soyuz linked in orbit for 2 days, separate 1976 Rock group Deep Purple disbands 1977 N Chernykh discovers asteroid #2228 Soyuz-Apollo 1977 NL beats AL 7-5 in 48th All Star Game (Yankee Stadium, NY) 1978 Yankees start 14« game comeback with 2-0 win 1979 2 supertankers collide off Tobago-260,000 TONS of oil spill 1979 Nicaragua Liberation Day; Sandinistas take over from Somoza 1979 Patricia Harris, becomes sect of HEW 1980 22nd modern Olympic games opens in Moscow; US & others boycott 1980 David Bowie appears in role of Elephant Man in Denver 1980 Moscow Summer Olympics begin, US & others boycott 1982 David S Dodge becomes the 1st American hostage in Lebanon 1984 First female to captain a 747 across the Atlantic (Lynn Rippelmeyer) 1984 Geraldine A Ferraro, (Rep-D-NY), won Democratic VP nomination 1985 Christa McAuliffe chosen 1st schoolteacher to fly the space shuttle 1986 Caroline Kennedy weds Edwin A Schlossberg in Centerville, Mass 1986 Cleveland Indian pitcher Phil Niekro wins his 307th game tying him with
Mickey Welch for 14th place on all time win list 1987 Don Mattingly sets AL record of extra base hits in 10 cons games 1989 United flight 232 crashes in Iowa 1990 BASF plant in Cincinnatti explodes in flames, 1 dies 1990 Cincinnati Red Pete Rose is sentence to 5 months for tax evasion 1990 Richard Nixon library opens in Yorba Linda, Calif
Dave Raghetti pitches in his 499th game as a NY Yankee, passing
Whitey Ford in most appearances as a NY Yankee 1991 Miss Black America contestant accuses Mike Tyson of rape 1991 With NY Yankee victory, 10 of 14 AL teams are at .500 or better 2781 -BC- Presumed start of Egyptian calendar