July 3 in Pop Culture History

03July 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

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July 2 in Pop Culture History

02July 2 in Pop Culture History
1698 – Thomas Savery patented the first steam engine.

1776 – The Continental Congress adopted a resolution severing ties with the Kingdom of Great Britain, although the final wording of the formal Declaration of Independence was not approved until July 4.

1839 – 53 African slaves took over the slave ship Amistad.

1890 – The US Congress passes the Sherman Anti-Trust Act.

1962 – The first Wal-Mart store opened in Rogers, Arkansas.

1964 – US President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the (Republican written) Civil Rights Act of 1964 meant to prohibit segregation in public places.

2002 – Steve Fossett became the first person to fly solo around the world (Australia to Australia ) nonstop in a balloon in just under two weeks.

2005 – The Live 8 benefit concerts – more than 1,000 musicians performed and were broadcast on 182 television networks and 2,000 radio networks.

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July 1 in Pop Culture History

01July 1 in Pop Culture History
1881 – The world’s first international telephone call was made between St. Stephen, New Brunswick, Canada, and Calais, Maine, United States.

1903 – The first Tour de France bicycle race began.

1943 – Tokyo City merged with Tokyo Prefecture area and was dissolved. Since this date, no city in Japan actually has the name “Tokyo” – that is, present-day Tokyo is not officially a city.

1963 – ZIP codes were introduced for US mail.

1965 – Maurice Masse, a farmer, in Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, France said he was ‘frozen’ by aliens while investigating the strange noises they were making.

1971 – The Post Office Department (1792–1971) became the United States Postal Service

1972 – The first Gay Pride march in England took place.

1979 – Sony introduced the Walkman (in Japan).

1980 – “O Canada” officially became the national anthem of Canada.

1985 – A&E separated from sister channel Nickelodeon.

1984 – The PG-13 rating is introduced by the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA).

1985 – Nike-at-Nite began on Nickelodeon

1991 – Court TV, which later became truTV, began airing in the US.

2007 – Smoking in England was banned in all public indoor spaces.

2007 – The Concert for Diana was held at the new Wembley Stadium in London and broadcast in 140 countries, on which would have been her 46th birthday.

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June 30 in Pop Culture History

30June 30
 1859 – Jean-Francois Gravelet, known as Emile Blondin, became the first daredevil to walk across Niagara Falls on a tightrope.

 1860 – The 1860 Oxford evolution debate (Huxley-Wilberforce debate or the Wilberforce-Huxley debate) at the Oxford University Museum of Natural History took place.

 1906 – The United States Congress passes the Meat Inspection Act and Pure Food and Drug Act.

 1936 – Margaret Mitchell’s Gone with the Wind was published.

 1952 – The Guiding Light premiered on CBS.

 1953 – The first Chevrolet Corvette rolled off the assembly line in Flint, Michigan.

 1966 – The National Organization for Women (NOW) was founded.

 1971 – Ohio ratifies the 26th Amendment to the US Constitution, reducing the voting age to 18, putting the amendment into effect.

 1972 – The first leap second was added to the UTC time system.

 1987 – Iran-Contra hearings aired during daytime television, pre-empting most programming.

 1989 – ‘Do The Right Thing’ was released in theaters.

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June 29 in Pop Culture History

29June 29
 1613 – The Globe Theatre in London burned to the ground.

 1956 – The Federal-Aid Highway Act of 1956 was signed, officially creating the United States Interstate Highway System.

 1967 – Actress Jayne Mansfield died in car crash on Interstate 90, east of New Orleans, Louisiana.

 1974 – Mikhail Baryshnikov defected from the Soviet Union to Canada while on tour with the Kirov Ballet.

 1995 – STS-71 Mission; Atlantis Space Shuttle docked with the Russian space station Mir for the first time.

 1998 – The Lifetime Movie Network made its debut.

 2007 – Apple released its first mobile phone, the iPhone.

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June 28 in Pop Culture History

28June 28
 1635 – Guadeloupe became a French colony.

 1838 – Coronation of Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom.

 1894 – Labor Day became an official US holiday.

 1895 – The US Court of Private Land Claims rules James Reavis’ claim to Barony of Arizona is “wholly fictitious and fraudulent.”

 1914 – World War One (originally ‘The Great War’) began with the assassination of Austrian Archduke Franz Ferdinand, in Serajevo.

 1926 – Mercedes-Benz was formed by Gottlieb Daimler and Karl Benz merging their two companies.

 1964 – Malcolm X formed the Organization of Afro-American Unity.

 1969 – Stonewall Riots began in New York City, marking the start of the Gay Rights Movement.

 1992 (Earthquake) Landers, California, about 100 miles east of Los Angeles.

 1997 – Mike Tyson bit Evander Holyfield’s ear in the third round of their heavyweight rematch, earning a disqualification.

 2007 – Burn Notice premiered on USA

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