June 7 in Pop Culture History

June 7 in Pop Culture History

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.

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

1989 – The Woman in Black (East End Play) Opened on June 7, 1989

1990 – Universal Studios Florida opened in Orlando, FL.

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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