Sunday, January 9, 2011

Tidbits from the Past

Some events that happened in history for the week of January 9-15.

9 The United Nations opens its headquarters in New York City.
10 The world's first underground passenger railway system opens in London, England (1863)
11 American League baseball adopts the "Designated Hitter" rule (1973)
12 Batman debuts on television (1966)
14 The United States of America ratifies a treaty with England ending the Revolutionary war. (1784)
14 The Miami Dolphins defeat the Washington Redskins in Superbowl VII , and become the first undefeated team in NFL history. (1973)
14 The Simpsons debut on television. Will TV ever be the same again!?! (1990)
15 The Pentagon opens (1943)
15 Happy Days premieres on television (1974)

2 comments:

The Professor said...

Its about time that the national league add the DH. There have been enough pitchers in the past few years who have had their careers messed up while batting.

Go Dodgers!!

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