May 2 in Pop Culture History

May 2 in Pop Culture History 1536 – Anne Boleyn, Queen of England, was arrested and imprisoned on charges of adultery, incest, treason and witchcraft. 1611 – The King James Bible was published for the first time in London, England, by printer Robert Barker. 1670 – Hudson’s Bay Company was chartered by King Charles II of England. 1775 – Benjamin Franklin completed the first scientific study and chart of the Gulf Stream. 1885 – Good Housekeeping magazine began publication. 1918 – General Motors acquired the Chevrolet Motor Company. 1960 – Dick Clark concluded his second day of testimony in the Payola scandal, saving his career. “Believe me this is not as unusual as it may seem. I think the crime I have committed, if any, is that I made a great deal of money in a short time on little investment. But that is the record business.” 1965 – The Rolling Stones made their second appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show. 1981 # 1 Hit May 2, 1981 – May 15, 1981: Sheena EastonMorning Train (Nine to Five) 1986 – The Citizens of Chernobyl were evacuated six days after the disaster 1987 # 1 Hit May 2, 1987 – May 15, 1987: Cutting Crew(I Just) Died in Your Arms 1982 – The Weather Channel began broadcasting in the US 2001 – 42nd Street (Broadway Musical) Opened on May 2, 2001 and Closed: January 2, 2005 (revival) 2005 – The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Broadway Musical) Opened on May 2, 2005 and Closed: January 20, 2008 2008 – Cyclone Nargis, Myanmar 2008 – Marvel’s Iron Man was released in theaters.

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