June 7 in Pop Culture History

07June 7

1692 (Earthquake) Port Royal, Jamaica, over 1,000 people were killed.

1753 – The British Museum was founded, starting the the collections of Sir Hans Sloane.

1755 (Earthquake) Tabriz, Iran

1893 – Mohandas Gandhi committed his first act of civil disobedience.

1914 – The Alliance was the first vessel to pass through the Panama Canal.

1954 – Rutgers Institute of Microbiology opened, it was the second dedicated microbiology laboratory in the world.

1955 – The $64,000 Question debuted on CBS.

1962 – Credit Suisse (then known as Schweizerische Kreditanstalt) opened the first drive-through bank, in Switzerland at St. Peter-Strasse 17, near Paradeplatz in downtown Zurich.

1975 #1 Hit June 7, 1975 – June 13, 1975: John DenverThank God I’m a Country Boy

1976 – The Tribal Rites of the New Saturday Night by journalist Nik Cohn was published in New York Magazine. It was the inspiration for the film Saturday Night Fever.

1981 – The Israeli Air Force destroyed Iraq’s Osiraq nuclear reactor during Operation Opera.

1985 – The Goonies and Perfect were released in theaters

1986 #1 Hit June 7, 1986 – June 13, 1986: MadonnaLive to Tell

1990 – Universal Studios Florida opened in Orlando, Florida.

1991 – City Slickers, Jungle Fever and Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s Dead debuted in theaters

1996 – The Phantom and The Rock were released in theaters

2002 – Kim Possible premiered on The Disney Channel.

2014 #1 Hit June 7, 2014 – July 25, 2014: Iggy Azalea featuring Charli XCXFancy

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June 6 in Pop Culture History

06June 6

1844 – The Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA) was founded in London.

1882 (Cyclone) More than 100,000 people in Bombay, India were killed.

1889 – The Great Seattle Fire destroyed 25 blocks of downtown Seattle.

1912 (Volcano Eruption) Novarupta

1933 – America’s first drive-in opened near Camden, New Jersey, opened today. The first feature was a 1932 film, Wives Beware, and admission was 25 cents per car and an additional 25 cents per person.

1942 – The first parachute jump in the US using a nylon parachute was made by Adeline Gray, in Hartford, Connecticut.

1944 – D-Day: the day the Allied powers crossed the English Channel and landed on the beaches of Normandy, France, turning the tide of the war against Germany.

1948 – BBC Television began broadcasting again for the first time since 1939.

1964 #1 Hit June 6, 1964 – June 26, 1964: The Dixie CupsChapel of Love

1964 – The Rolling Stones made their American TV debut on The Hollywood Palace.

1971 – The Ed Sullivan Show aired for the final time on CBS.

1983 – Reading Rainbow premiered on PBS

1986 – My Little Pony, Invaders From Mars, Raw Deal and Space Camp were released in theaters

1987 #1 Hit June 6, 1987 – June 12, 1987: Kim WildeYou Keep Me Hangin’ On

1997 – Farrah Fawcett made a bizarre appearance on the Late Show With David Letterman. She went on long tirades and story-telling sprees that made little to no sense and was distracted by blinking lights in the studio.

1997 – Con Air debuted in theaters

1998 #1 Hit June 6, 1998 – September 4, 1998: Brandy & MonicaThe Boy Is Mine

1998 – Sex and The City premiered on HBO

2002 – A near-Earth asteroid, estimated at 30 feet in diameter, exploded over the Mediterranean Sea between Greece and Libya.

2005 – In Gonzales v. Raich, the US Supreme Court upheld a federal law banning cannabis, including medical marijuana.

2008 – You Don’t Mess with the Zohan and Kung Fu Panda were released in theaters

2014 – Edge of Tomorrow and The Fault in our Stars debuted in theaters

2015 #1 Hit June 6, 2015 – July 24, 2015: Taylor Swift featuring Kendrick LamarBad Blood

 2002 – A near-Earth asteroid, estimated at 30 feet in diameter, exploded over the Mediterranean Sea between Greece and Libya.

 2005 – In Gonzales v. Raich, the US Supreme Court upheld a federal law banning cannabis, including medical marijuana.

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June 5 in Pop Culture History

05June 5

1851 – Harriet Beecher Stowe’s anti-slavery serial, Uncle Tom’s Cabin (or Life Among the Lowly) began a ten-month run in the National Era, an abolitionist newspaper.

1883 – The first regularly scheduled Orient Express left Paris.

1933 – US President Franklin D. Roosevelt took the United States off of the “Gold Standard”, a result of the Great Depression. President Nixon, in 1971, completed the transition when he announced that the United States would no longer convert dollars to gold at a fixed value, $35 an ounce at that time.

1954 #1 Hit June 5, 1954 – August 6, 1954: Kitty KallenLittle Things Mean A Lot

1956 – Elvis Presley introduced his new single, Hound Dog, on The Milton Berle Show

1961 #1 Hit June 5, 1961 – June 18, 1961: Roy OrbisonRunning Scared

1966 – The Beatles had a taped appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show, debuting music videos for Rain and Paperback Writer.

1968 – Robert F. Kennedy was shot and killed at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles, by Sirhan Sirhan, a Palestinian.

1977 – The Apple II went in sale.

1981 – The Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that five people in Los Angeles, California, had a rare form of pneumonia seen only in patients with weakened immune systems, in what turns out to be the first recognized cases of AIDS.

1987 – The Untouchables, Benji The Hunted and Harry and the Hendersons were released in theaters

1989 – The Tiananmen Square protests ended violently in Beijing by the People’s Liberation Army, with at least 241 dead. Many western journalists had errantly speculated that the army would not fight against the people.

1992 – Patriot Games debuted in theaters

1995 – Singled Out with host Chris Hardwick premiered on MTV

1998 – The Truman Show was released in theaters

2009 – Land of the Lost and The Hangover debuted in theaters

2011 – Teen Wolf premiered on MTV

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 2011 – Teen Wolf premiered on MTV

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June 4 in Pop Culture History

04June 4

1784 – Elisabeth Thible was the first woman to fly in an untethered hot air balloon, flying for about 45 minutes.

1812 – Following Louisiana’s admittance as a US state, the Louisiana Territory was renamed the Missouri Territory.

1876 – The Transcontinental Express arrived in San Francisco, California, in only 83 hours and 39 minutes after leaving New York City.

1895 – Joseph Lee was issued a patent (#540,553) for a “bread crumbing machine”

1912 – Massachusetts became the first state of the United States to call for a minimum wage, although it was non-specific, and for children under 18 and women.

1919 – The US Congress approved the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution, which guaranteed voting for women, and sent it to the individual states for ratification.

1937 – The first shopping carts were introduced at the Humpty Dumpty Supermarket in Oklahoma City, created by the store’s owner, Sylvan Goldman.

1957 – The first U.S. commercial long-distance coal slurry pipeline, 108 miles long, began delivery from a coal mine, from the Georgetown Preparation Plant of the Hanna Coal Company in Cadiz, Ohio, to the Cleveland Illuminating Company power station, in Eastlake, Ohio.

1974 – During a ‘Ten Cent Beer Night’ inebriated Cleveland Indians fans started misbehaving, causing the game to be forfeited to the Texas Rangers.

1976 – ‘The gig that changed the world.’ A few dozen people saw the debut of the Sex Pistols at the Lesser Free Trade Hall in Manchester, England.

1982 – Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan and Poltergeist were released in theaters

1986 – Jonathan Pollard pled guilty to espionage for selling top secret United States military intelligence to Israel.

1989 – The ‘Tank Man’ halted the progress of a column of advancing tanks for over half an hour after the Tienanmen Square protests of 1989.

2004 – Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban debuted in theaters

2005 #1 Hit June 4, 2005 – July 1, 2005: Mariah CareyWe Belong Together

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June 3 in Pop Culture History

03June 3

1621 – The Dutch West India Company receives a charter for New Netherland (now eastern US) and the Caribbean.

1888 – The poem Casey at the Bat by Ernest Lawrence Thayer, was published in the San Francisco Examiner.

1889 – The first long-distance electric power transmission line in the United States was completed, 14 miles between a generator at Willamette Falls and downtown Portland, Oregon.

1948 – The 200-inch reflecting Hale telescope at the Palomar Mountain Observatory in California was dedicated.

1956 – Santa Cruz, CA authorities announced a total ban on rock and roll at public gatherings, calling the music “Detrimental to both the health and morals of our youth and community.”

1965 – Major Edward White II, a Gemini 4 crew member, performed the first American spacewalk.

1967 #1 Hit June 3, 1967 – June 30, 1967: Aretha FranklinRespect

1968 – Valerie Solanas attempted to assassinate Andy Warhol by shooting him three times.

1972 #1 Hit June 3, 1972 – June 9, 1972: The Staple SingersI’ll Take You There

1978 #1 Hit June 3, 1978 – June 9, 1978: Johnny Mathis and Deniece WilliamsToo Much, Too Little, Too Late

1983 – Psycho II was released in theaters

1988 – Big and Funny Farm debuted in theaters

1989 #1 Hit June 3, 1989 – June 9, 1989: Michael DamianRock On

1992 – Presidential candidate Bill Clinton appeared on the Arsenio Hall Show and played the saxophone.

1994 – Renaissance Man debuted in theaters

1995 #1 Hit June 3, 1995 – July 7, 1995: Bryan AdamsHave You Ever Really Loved A Woman

1996 – Zenith introduced the first HDTV-compatible front projection TV in the U.S.

1989 – The government of China sent troops to force protesters out of Tiananmen Square after seven weeks of occupation.

2006 #1 Hit June 3, 2006 – June 16, 2006: Chamillionaire featuring Krayzie BoneRidin’

2010 – Long suspected of his involvement in the 2005 disappearance of Natalee Holloway, Joran van der Sloot was arrested for the murder of Stephany Flores in Lima, Peru.

2011 – X-Men: First Class was released in theaters

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June 2 in Pop Culture History

02June 2

455 – The Sack of Rome: Vandals entered Rome, and plundered the city for several weeks.

1098 – First Crusade: The first Siege of Antioch ended as Crusader forces take the city. The crusades were a result of Muslim conquests of the Christian holy lands.

1835 – P. T. Barnum and his circus began touring the United States.

1858 – The Donati Comet was first seen and named after its discoverer, Giovanni Battista Donati, in Florence.

1865 – Confederate General Edmund Kirby Smith, a commander of Confederate forces, signed the surrender terms offered by Union negotiators, ending the US civil war.

1928 – Kraft’s Velveeta Cheese was made available.

1953 – The coronation of the United Kingdom’s Queen Elizabeth II.

1962 #1 Hit June 2, 1962 – July 6, 1962: Ray CharlesI Can’t Stop Loving You. Ray Charles hit Billboards Top 5 in both Pop and R&B with a country tune – I Can’t Stop Loving You.

1966 – Surveyor 1 landed in Oceanus Procellarum on the Moon.

1973 #1 Hit June 2, 1973 – June 29, 1973: Paul McCartney and WingsMy Love

1979 #1 Hit June 2, 1979 – June 8, 1979: Donna SummerHot Stuff

1989 – Dead Poets Society was released in theaters

1991 – Liquid Television debuted on MTV

1995 – The Bridges of Madison County debuted in theaters

2000 – Big Momma’s House was released in theaters

2001 #1 Hit June 2, 2001 – July 6, 2001: Christina Aguilera, Lil’ Kim, Mýa and PinkLady Marmalade

2002 – 2 Fast 2 Furious debuted in theaters

2004 – Ken Jennings began his 74-game winning streak on the syndicated game show Jeopardy.

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