May 1 in Pop Culture History

01May 1
526 (Earthquake) Antioch, Byzantine Empire (Turkey) May 1

May 1 is Law Day, begun in 1958. “A national day set aside to celebrate the rule of law. Law Day underscores how law and the legal process have contributed to the freedoms that all Americans share.”

1951 – Great Exhibition opened in the Crystal Palace in London with over 10,000 exhibitors.

1941 – Citizen Kane debuted at the RKO Palace Theater in New York City.

1960 – American U-2 spy plane shot down over the Soviet Union.

1983 – V miniseries began broadcasting on NBC

2011 – Osama bin Laden was reported killed by U.S. forces in Pakistan.

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April 26 in Pop Culture History

26April 26
662 (Earthquake) Iran

1278 – Imprisoned for murder, John le F*cker sent a letter asking for bail, the earliest recorded instance of the English swear word “f*ck”.

1564 – Playwright William Shakespeare was baptized in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England. People were traditionally baptized three days after birth, this is how we know his birthday was April 23.

1721 (Earthquake) Tabriz, Iran

1882 – A perpetual motion machine was Patented (#257,103) by John Sutliff. I’m pretty sure it didn’t really work.

1921 – The first US broadcast of the weather was made from St. Louis, Missouri, over station WEW. Or so legend has it. There were few rules in the earliest days of radio, so another station may have made a weather announcement. It was about 55 degrees.

1933 – The Gestapo, the official secret police force of Nazi Germany, was established.

1954 – Polio vaccine trials began.

1958 – #1 Hit April 26, 1958 – May 2, 1958: The PlattersTwilight Time

1975 – #1 Hit April 26, 1975 – May 2, 1975: B. J. Thomas(Hey Won’t You Play) Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song

1977 – Studio 54 opened at 254 West 54th Street in New York City.

1986 – Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant disaster, Ukraine, sending a radioactive cloud over much of Europe. It was announced two days later.

1989 (Tornado) Daulatpur-Salturia Tornado, Bangladesh killed 1300 people and injured 12,000.

1978 – Ringo Starr’s Ringo a musical version of The Prince and the Pauper, aired on NBC, with George Harrison narrating.

2010 – Boobquake was envisioned by Jennifer McCreight. An estimated 200,000 people participated world wide, and the epicenter was considered the Purdue Bell Tower in West Lafayette, Indiana.

2011 – The Voice premiered on NBC

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April 25 in Pop Culture History

25April 25
1644 – The Chongzhen Emperor, the last Emperor of Ming Dynasty China, committed suicide during a peasant rebellion.

1719 – Daniel Defoe’s The Life and Strange Adventures of Robinson Crusoe was published.

1792 – Highwayman (thief) Nicolas J. Pelletier became the first person executed by guillotine in Paris, France.

1859 – Ground was broken for opened the Suez Canal by British and French engineers. The 100 mile canal between the Mediterranean and the Red Seas opened ten years later, on November 17, 1869.

1901 – New York became the first US state to require automobile license plates.

1944 – The United Negro College Fund was incorporated.

1947 – President Harry Truman opened the two lane White House bowling alley.

1953 – Francis Crick and James D. Watson published Molecular Structure of Nucleic Acids: A Structure for Deoxyribose Nucleic Acid describing the double helix structure of DNA.

1954 – The first practical solar cell was demonstrated by Bell Telephone Laboratories.

1960 – #1 Hit April 25, 1960 – May 22, 1960: Elvis PresleyStuck on You

1961 – The integrated circuit was Patented (#2,981,877) by Robert Noyce.

1970 – #1 Hit April 25, 1970 – May 8, 1970: The Jackson 5ABC

1982 – Israel completed the withdrawal from the Sinai Peninsula per the Camp David Accords.

1983 – Pioneer 10 traveled beyond ex-planet Pluto’s orbit.

1990 – The Hubble Space Telescope was deployed in space from the Space Shuttle Discovery to an orbit 381 miles above Earth.

1992 – #1 Hit April 25, 1992 – June 19, 1992: Kris KrossJump

1992- Growing Pains and Who’s The Boss aired their final episodes

1998 – #1 Hit April 25, 1998 – May 22, 1998: NextToo Close

2015 – #1 Hit April 25, 2015 – June 5, 2015: Wiz Khalifa featuring Charlie PuthSee You Again

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April 24 in Pop Culture History

24April 24
1184 BC – The fall of Troy (with the Trojan Horse) took place, according to tradition.

1704 – The first regular newspaper in British Colonial America, the News-Letter, was published in Boston, Massachusetts.

1800 – The Library of Congress was established.

1885 – American sharpshooter Annie Oakley joined Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show.

1895 – Joshua Slocum, the first person to sail single-handedly around the world, set sail from Boston, Massachusetts aboard the sloop “Spray”.

1907 – Hersheypark, founded by Milton S. Hershey initially for the exclusive use of his employees, was opened.

1908 (Tornado) Amite, Louisiana and Purvis Missouri.

1913 – The 57 floor Woolworth Building skyscraper in New York City opened.

1928 – The fathometer was Patented (#1,667,540) by Herbert Grove Dorsey. It was designed to measure the depth of water.

1953 – Winston Churchill was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II.

1961 – #1 Hit April 24, 1961 – May 21, 1961: Del ShannonRunaway

1965 – #1 Hit April 24, 1965 – April 30, 1965: Wayne Fontana & The MindbendersGame of Love

1970 – The first Chinese satellite, Dong Fang Hong I, was launched.

1981 -The first IBM personal computer was completed.

1982 – Jane Fonda’s first Workout video was released.

1990 – STS-31 – The Hubble Space Telescope was launched from the Space Shuttle Discovery.

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April 23 in Pop Culture History

23April 23
1564 – William Shakespeare was born. He went on to write 38 plays and invent dozens of English words.

1635 – The first public school in the Americas, the Boston Latin School, was founded in Boston.

1916 – The Chicago Cubs played their first game at Weeghman Park (now Wrigley Field).

1940 – Rhythm Club Fire (or The Natchez Dance Hall Holocaust) Natchez, Mississippi killed 198 people.

1940 – A leak-proof flashlight battery (the Ray-o-Vac) was patented (#2,198,423) by Herman Anthony.

1961 – Judy Garland performed at Carnegie Hall, the performance is often called “the greatest night in showbiz history.”

1977 – #1 Hit April 23, 1977 – April 29, 1977: Thelma HoustonDon’t Leave Me This Way

1983 – #1 Hit April 23, 1983 – April 29, 1983: Dexys Midnight RunnersCome On Eileen

1985 – Coca-Cola changed its formula and released ‘New Coke’.

1988 – #1 Hit April 23, 1988 – May 6, 1988: Whitney HoustonWhere Do Broken Hearts Go

1994 – Physicists at the Department of Energy’s Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory discovered the subatomic particle called the top quark.

2005 – First YouTube video was uploaded, titled “Me at the zoo“.

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April 22 in Pop Culture History

22April 22
1056 – First seen July 2, 1054, the supernova in the Crab nebula was last seen by the naked eye.

1519 – Spanish conquistador Hernán Cortés established a settlement at Veracruz, Mexico.

1864 – The U.S. Congress passed the Coinage Act of 1864 that mandated that the inscription ‘In God We Trust’ would be placed on all coins minted as United States currency.

1876 – The first ever National League baseball game was played in Philadelphia. Philadelphia Athletics and the Boston Red Stockings. Boston won the game 6-5.

1912 – Pravda, the “voice” of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, began publication in Saint Petersburg.

1964 – The 1964-1965 New York World’s Fair opened for its first season.

1970 – Earth Day was started by John McConnell, Denis Hayes, Fred Kent, Pete Grannis, and Kristin and William Hubbard and Ira Einhorn.

1978 – The Blues Brothers (John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd) made their first appearance on Saturday Night Live.

1989 – #1 Hit April 22, 1989 – May 12, 1989: MadonnaLike a Prayer

1993 – The Mosaic web browser is released.

1998 – Disney’s Animal Kingdom opened at Walt Disney World in Florida.

2000 – US Federal Agents seized six-year-old Elián González from his relatives’ home in Miami, and sent him back to Cuba.

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