July 29 in Pop Culture History

29July 29 in Pop Culture History
1148 – The Siege of Damascus ended with a crusader defeat and lead end of the Second Crusade.

1836 – Inauguration of the Arc de Triomphe de l’Étoile (Arch of Triumph of the Star) in Paris, France.

1914 – The 7 mile long Cape Cod Canal opened in Massachusetts.

1916 – Matheson Fire, Ontario

1921 – Adolf Hitler became the leader of the National Socialist German Workers Party.

1948 – After a hiatus of 12 years caused by World War II, the first Summer Olympics to be held since the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin, open in London.

1958 – US President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed the National Aeronautics and Space Act into law, which created the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

1976 – David Berkowitz (the “Son of Sam”) killed one person and seriously wounded another in the first of a series of attacks in New York City.

1981 – A worldwide TV audience of over 700 million people watched the wedding of Charles, Prince of Wales, and Lady Diana Spencer at St Paul’s Cathedral in London.

1982 – Professional wrestler Jerry Lawler slapped actor Andy Kaufman in the face on the program Late Night with David Letterman, a staged event that prompted a several month ‘war’ between the two of them.

2005 – Astronomers announced their discovery of the dwarf planet, Eris.

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July 28 in Pop Culture History

28July 28 in Pop Culture History
1896 – The city of Miami, Florida was incorporated.

1945 – A US Army B-25 bomber crashed into the 79th floor of the Empire State Building, killing 14 and injuring 26.

1973 – Nearly 600,000 people attended the Summer Jam at Watkins Glen rock festival at the Watkins Glen International Raceway.

1976 (Earthquake) Tangshan, China

1996 – The remains of the prehistoric Kennewick Man were discovered near Kennewick, Washington.

2000 – Kathie Lee Gifford left Live with Regis and Kathie Lee

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July 27 in Pop Culture History

27July 27 in Pop Culture History
1694 – A Royal charter was granted to the Bank of England.

1789 – The first US federal government agency, the Department of Foreign Affairs, was established (later renamed the Department of State).

1866 – The first permanent transatlantic telegraph cable was successfully completed, stretching from Valentia Island, Ireland, to Heart’s Content, Newfoundland.

1890 – Vincent van Gogh shot himself, and died from the chest wound on July 29.

1929 – The Geneva Convention was signed at Geneva, Switzerland. The full official name is the ‘Convention Relative to the Treatment of Prisoners of War, Geneva July 27, 1929.’

1940 – The animated short A Wild Hare is released, introducing the character of Bugs Bunny. “What’s up, Doc?” was the first line the still-unnamed rabbit said to Elmer Fudd.

1981 – Adam Walsh, the 6-year-old son of John & Reve Walsh, was kidnapped in Hollywood, Florida and is found murdered two weeks later.

1987 – RMS Titanic Inc. begins the first expedited salvage of wreckage of the RMS Titanic.

1996 – In Atlanta, United States, a pipe bomb explodes at Centennial Olympic Park during the 1996 Summer Olympics. Security guard Richard Jewell saved many people, although there were many injuries. Jewell was also falsely accused on setting the bomb. He was exonerated and

Eric Robert Rudolph was later found to have been the bomber.

1999 – Tony Hawk landed the first ‘900’ on a skateboard (two-and-a-half complete revolutions) at the fifth annual X Games in San Francisco, California.

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July 26 in Pop Culture History

26July 26 in Pop Culture History
1775 – Allowance for The United States Post Office Department was established by the Second Continental Congress. It was called the Post Office Department 1792–1971. United States Postal Service was effective on July 1, 1971.

1847 – Liberia disbanded from the support of American Colonization Society, and formalized their settlement as the Republic of Liberia.

1887 – Dr. Esperanto’s International Language, usually referred to as Unua Libro (English: First Book) was published.

1908 – United States Attorney General Charles Joseph Bonaparte issued an order to staff the Bureau of Investigation (BOI – later renamed the Federal Bureau of Investigation FBI).

1941 – US President Franklin D. Roosevelt ordered the seizure of all Japanese assets in the United States.

1946 – Aloha Airlines began service from Honolulu International Airport

1963 – Syncom 2, the world’s first geosynchronous satellite, was launched from Cape Canaveral. It was used to telecast the 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo to the United States

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July 25 in Pop Culture History

25July 25 in Pop Culture History
306 – Constantine I (Constantine The Great) was proclaimed Roman emperor by his troops.

1593 – Henry IV of France converted from Protestantism to Roman Catholicism.

1668 (Earthquake) China

1861 – The United States Congress passed the Crittenden-Johnson Resolution, stating that the war was being fought to preserve the Union and not to end slavery.

1959 – The SR.N1 hovercraft crossed the English Channel from Calais, France to Dover, England in just over two hours.

1965 – Bob Dylan played an electric guitar at the Newport Folk Festival, surprising fans of folk and rock music.

1976 – Viking 1 took the now-famous Face on Mars photo.

1978 – Louise Brown, the world’s first “test tube baby” was born at Oldham General Hospital, Oldham, England.

1984 – Salyut 7 cosmonaut Svetlana Savitskaya became the first woman to perform a space walk.

2010 – WikiLeaks publishes classified documents about the War in Afghanistan, one of the largest leaks in US military history.

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July 24 in Pop Culture History

24July 24 in Pop Culture History
1567 – Mary, Queen of Scots, was forced to abdicate and replaced by her 1-year-old son James VI, after the sudden death of one husband and the quick marriage to another.

1823 – Slavery was abolished in Chile.

1847 – Brigham Young brought 148 Mormon pioneers into Salt Lake Valley, establishing Salt Lake City.

1901 – Writer O. Henry (William Sydney Porter) was released from prison in Columbus, Ohio after serving three years for embezzlement from a bank.

1915 – SS Eastland overturned on the Chicago River.

1935 – The Dust Bowl heat wave reached its peak, with temperatures of 109°F (43°C) in Chicago, Illinois and 104°F (40°C) in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

1950 – Cape Canaveral Air Force Station opened with the launch of Bumper rocket 8. The first 7 Bumpers were launched from White Sands, New Mexico.

1974 – The United States Supreme Court unanimously ruled that President Richard Nixon did not have the authority to withhold subpoenaed White House tapes and they ordered him to surrender the tapes to the Watergate special prosecutor, Archibald Cox.

2002 – Democrat James Traficant was expelled from the United States House of Representatives on a vote of 420 to 1 (CA Representative Gary Condit, under investigation at the time, didn’t vote against him).

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