May 24 in Pop Culture History

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May 24 in Pop Culture History
1775 – John Hancock was elected president of the Second Continental Congress.

1830 – Mary Had a Little Lamb by Sarah Josepha Hale was published.

1844 – Samuel F.B. Morse sent the first public telegraph message – ‘What Hath God Wrought?’ through the Washington-to-Baltimore telegraph line.

1883 – The Brooklyn Bridge over the East River opened, connecting Manhattan and Brooklyn.

1935 – The Cincinnati Reds beat the Philadelphia Phillies 2-1 in Major League Baseball’s first-ever night game at Crosley Field in Cincinnati, Ohio.

1938 – A patent (#2,118,318) was issued for a Coin Controlled Parking Meter to Carl C. McGee of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

1943 – Josef Mengele, the ‘Angel of Death’ began working at the Auschwitz, Poland concentration camp.

1969 # 1 Hit May 24, 1969 – June 27, 1969: The Beatles with Billy PrestonGet Back

1975 # 1 Hit May 24, 1975 – May 30, 1975: Earth, Wind & FireShining Star

1976 – The Concorde began regular passenger service between Europe and Washington DC.

1989 – Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade was released in theaters

1991 – Thelma and Louise, Hudson Hawk and Backdraft debuted in theaters T&L’s car was a 1966 Ford Thunderbird.

1995 – ABC made the announcement that an episode of All My Children was deleted from broadcast due to the recent Oklahoma City bombing. In the storyline a character was supposed to explode a church in which her ex was re-marrying.

1997 # 1 Hit May 24, 1997 – June 13, 1997: HansonMMMBop

2000 – Mission: Impossible II was released in theaters

2002 – Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron debuted in theaters

2006 – Taylor Hicks won American Idol season five.

2006 – An Inconvenient Truth was released in theaters

2008 # 1 Hit May 24, 2008 – June 27, 2008: RihannaTake a Bow

2013 – Fast & Furious 6 and Epic debuted in theaters

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May 23 in Pop Culture History

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May 23 in Pop Culture History
1911 – The New York Public Library was dedicated.

1934 – Bank robbers Bonnie and Clyde were shot to death in stolen Ford Deluxe near Bienville Parish, Louisiana.

1960 # 1 Hit May 23, 1960 – June 26, 1960: The Everly BrothersCathy’s Clown

1960 (Tsunami) Caused by yesterday’s earthquake off the coast of Chile, a tsunami travelled across the Pacific Ocean and killed 61 people in Hilo, Hawaii.

1984 – Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom was released in theaters

1986 – Poltergeist II: The Other Side debuted in theaters.

1994 – Star Trek: The Next Generation aired its final episode titled “All Good Things”. It aired at 6pm rather than being part of the prime-time line-up

1995 – ABC’s Full House came to an end.

1997 – The Lost World: Jurassic Park was released in theaters

1998 # 1 Hit May 23, 1998 – June 5, 1998: Mariah CareyMy All

2003 – Bruce Almighty debuted in theaters

2005 – Tom Cruise famously jumped around on Oprah Winfrey’s couch, proclaiming his love for Katie Holmes

2007 – Jordin Sparks won America Idol season six

2012 – Phillip Phillips won American Idol season eleven

2013 – The Hangover Part III was released in theaters

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May 22 in Pop Culture History

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May 22 in Pop Culture History
1455 – England’s War of the Roses began when the Yorkists defeated King Henry VI’s Lancastrian forces at St. Albans.

1849 – Abraham Lincoln was issued a patent (#6,469) for “buoying boats over shoals”.

1906 – Orville and Wilbur Wright were granted a patent (#821,393) for their system of flight control.

1927 (Earthquake) Gulang/Gansu, China

1960 (Earthquake) Magnitude 9.5 in Chile killed 5,000 and left 2,000,000 homeless.

1961 # 1 Hit May 22, 1961 – May 28, 1961: Ernie K-DoeMother-in-Law

1965 # 1 Hit May 22, 1965 – May 28, 1965: The BeatlesTicket to Ride

1976 # 1 Hit May 22, 1976 – May 28, 1976: WingsSilly Love Songs

1985 – Rambo: First Blood Part II & Brewster’s Millions were released in theaters

1987 – The Chipmunk Adventure and Ernest Goes to Camp debuted in theaters

1992 – Johnny Carson hosted The Tonight Show for the last time

1992 – Alien III was released in theaters

1993- NBC broadcasted the graduation episode (series finale) for Saved By The Bell.

1995- Blossom came to an end on NBC

1996 – Mission Impossible debuted in theaters

2004 # 1 Hit May 22, 2004 – July 9, 2004: UsherBurn

2008 – Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull was released in theaters

2009 – Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian debuted in theaters

2010 # 1 Hit May 22, 2010 – June 18, 2010: EminemNot Afraid

2011 (Tornado) Joplin, Missouri

2015 – Tomorrowland and Poltergeist were released in theaters

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May 21 in Pop Culture History

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May 21 in Pop Culture History
1863 – Organization of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Battle Creek, Michigan.

1955 – George B. Hansburg of Walker Valley, N.Y. was issued a patent (#2,793,036) for his invention of an improved pogo stick.

1975 – Carol Burnett was added to the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

1977 # 1 Hit May 21, 1977 – June 10, 1977: Stevie WonderSir Duke

1980 – Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back was released in theaters. At the time, we just called it The Empire Strikes Back.

1980 – President Jimmy Carter declared a state of emergency at Love Canal in Niagara Falls, New York – a toxic dumping site for Hooker Chemicals and Plastics.

1982 – Annie and The Road Warrior were released in theaters

1983 # 1 Hit May 21, 1983 – May 27, 1983: David BowieLet’s Dance

1992- The first episode of The Real World aired on MTV

1992- The final episode of MacGyver aired on ABC

1992 – Johnny Carson hosted The Tonight Show for the last time.

1993 – Slither and Hot Shots! Part Deux debuted in theaters

1994 # 1 Hit May 21, 1994 – August 5, 1994: All-4-OneI Swear

1999- All My Children actress Susan Lucci finally received an Emmy award for her role as Erica Kane. She had been previously nominated a record 18 times with no win.

1999 – Trekkies was released in theaters

2005 – The tallest roller coaster in the world, Kingda Ka opened at Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson Township, New Jersey.

2008 – David Cook won American Idol season seven.

2009 – Terminator Salvation debuted in theaters

2010 – Shrek Forever After was released in theaters

2011 – Radio broadcaster/preacher Harold Camping predicted that the world would end today. It didn’t.

2011 # 1 Hit May 21, 2011 – July 8, 2011: AdeleRolling in the Deep

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May 20 in Pop Culture History

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1873 – Levi Strauss and Jacob W Davis patented (#139,121) copper-riveted jeans, designed to help prevent tears in the fabric.

1883 – Krakatoa began to erupt; the volcano exploding three months later, killing more than 36,000 people.

1899 – The American Physical Society was founded at Columbia University.

1901 – Claude Grivolas patented (French) a projector for three-dimensional (stereoscopic) movies viewed wearing spectacles with one red and one blue lens.

1916 – The Saturday Evening Post published its first cover with a Norman Rockwell painting – ‘Boy with Baby Carriage’.

1927 – US aviator Charles A. Lindbergh took off from Roosevelt Field on Long Island, New York, on the world’s first solo, nonstop flight across the Atlantic Ocean (New York to Paris.)

1949 – The Armed Forces Security Agency, the predecessor to the National Security Agency (NSA), was established.

1957 – Pilot Milton Torres was ordered to intercept a UFO over East Anglia, UK

1967 # 1 Hit May 20, 1967 – June 2, 1967: Young RascalsGroovin’

1978 # 1 Hit May 20, 1978 – June 2, 1978: WingsWith a Little Luck

1983 – First publication of the discovery of the HIV virus that causes AIDS in the journal Science by Luc Montagnier.

1987 – Beverly Hills Cop II was released in theaters

1988 – Willow debuted in theaters

1989 # 1 Hit May 20, 1989 – June 2, 1989: Paula AbdulForever Your Girl

1993 – 80 million people watched the series finale of Cheers on NBC

1994- The Joan Rivers Show (FOX) came to an end

1995 – Star Search (syndicated) came to an end.

1995 – Pennsylvania Avenue, in front of the White House, was closed to traffic

1996 – NBC’s The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air series came to an end

1997 – Roseanne series came to an end on ABC

1998 – Godzilla was released in theaters

2003 – America’s Next Top Model premiered on UPN

2011 – Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides debuted in theaters

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May 19 in Pop Culture History

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May 19 in Pop Culture History
1780 – This morning, a combination of thick smoke and heavy cloud cover caused complete darkness to fall on Eastern Canada and the New England area of the United States candles were needed by noon, and it not disburse until the following evening, causing New England’s Dark Day.

1910 – Earth passed through the tail of Halley’s Comet.

1962 – Marilyn Monroe sang her famous ‘Happy Birthday’ to President John F. Kennedy at NYC’s Madison Square Garden

1965 – Pete Townshend wrote My Generation today, his 20th birthday on a train. He was on a train because his car, a 1935 Packard hearse, was ordered away by the Queen.

1973 # 1 Hit May 19, 1973 – May 25, 1973: Stevie WonderYou Are the Sunshine of My Life

1987 – A patent (#4,666,425) for “keeping a head alive” was issued to Chet Fleming.

1989 – Roadhouse and Fright Night II were released in theaters

1990 # 1 Hit May 19, 1990 – June 8, 1990: MadonnaVogue

1994 – In Living Color (FOX) and L.A. Law (NBC) came to an end

1995 – Die Hard: With A Vengeance and Forget Paris debuted in theaters

1996 – Sundance Channel made its debut.

1997 – Avian flu, A(H5N1), killed a three-year-old boy in Hong Kong, its first victim.

1999 – Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace was released in theaters

2000 – Road Trip and Dinosaur debuted in theaters

2001 – Moulin Rouge! was released in theaters

2004 – Shrek 2 debuted in theaters

2005 – Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith was released in theaters

2006 – The Da Vinci Code opened in theaters.

2006 – The Da Vinci Code, See No Evil and Over The Hedge debuted in theaters

2009 – Glee premiered on FOX

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