- 1904] East River tragedy: More than 1,000 die when fire erupts aboard the steamboat General Slocum
Monday, June 15, 2009
Monday, June 15, 2009...
10 Timeline Memories:
1923] The Ironman era has begun: Baseball Hall of Famer Lou Gehrig makes his major league debut with the Yankees... 1948] Debuted on this date: WPIX-TV (11) begins broadcasting in New York City…1969] "Hee Haw" debuts on CBS-TV, hosted by Buck Owens and Roy Clark…1973] "American Graffiti (Where were you in '62?)" premieres in New York City… 1938] Talkin’ Baseball: Reds pitcher Johnny Vander Meer spoils Ebbets Field’s first night game by pitching his second consecutive no-hitter. It's safe to say that this record will never be broken because a pitcher would have to pitch 3 consecutive no-hitters to break it…1977] The Mets do the unthinkable, trading Tom Seaver to Cincinnati for Pat Zachry, Steve Henderson, Doug Flynn and Dan Norman. The Mets will eventually reacquire Seaver in 1983… 1978] Wedding bells: King Hussein of Jordan marries 26-year old American Lisa Halaby, who becomes Queen Noor... 1992] Are you smarter than a fifth-grader?: Vice President Dan Quayle puts on a dunce cap and sits in the corner after spelling potato with an "e". The Trenton (NJ) elementary school than spells Quayle's name: "d-u-m-m-y"... 1995] If the glove don't fit, you must acquit: That was the quote from attorney Johnnie Cochran in the O.J. Simpson double-murder trial after O.J. struggles to put on the murder gloves. Case over, O.J. walks... 1996] ‘Happy Trails’: The legendary Ella Fitzgerald dies from circulation problems, having lost both legs in 1994. Ella was 79… 2005] Autopsy results: The autopsy on Terri Schiavo is released, backing the contention of her husband, Michael, that she was in a persistent vegetative state when they pulled the plug... 2006] Gates bows out: Microsoft Corp. Chairman Bill Gates says he will transition from day-to-day reponsibilities at the company to concentrate on the charitable work of the Bill and Melida Gates Foundation. Since then, he and his wife have given out millions to help people worldwide...For more on June 15th: