July 3 in Pop Culture History
1819 – The Bank of Savings in New York City, an early savings bank in the United States, opened. Many think it was the oldest, but the Philadelphia Saving Fund Society, was headquartered in Philadelphia, PA. PSFS was founded in December 4, 1816.
1852 – Congress established the United States’ 2nd mint in San Francisco.
1884 – Dow Jones and Company published its first stock average. The company was founded by three reporters: Charles Dow, Edward Jones, and Charles Bergstresser.
1952 – The Constitution of Puerto Rico was approved by the Congress of the United States.
1969 – Rolling Stone member Brian Jones dies in an accidental drowning (aged 27)
1969 – Lulu the elephant went off script on live BBC television’s ‘Blue Peter,’ making the first on-air animal “blooper” we could find.
1971 – Doors frontman Jim Morrison died of an accidental drug overdose (aged 27)
1985 – Back to the Future was released, featuring the now famous 1981 DeLorean DMC-12 time machine/automobile