July 5 in Pop Culture History

July 5 in Pop Culture History

1687 – Isaac Newton published Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy. (Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica)

1841 – Thomas Cook organized the first package excursion (planned vacation tour), from Leicester to Loughborough.

1865 – William Booth and his wife Catherine establish the Christian Mission, later known as the Salvation Army (1878).

1921 – Jury selection began for the Chicago White Sox players in a public trial in 1921 of “throwing” (lose intentionally) the 1919 World Series.

1935 – The National Labor Relations Act was signed into law by President Franklin D. Roosevelt.

1937 – Spam (the luncheon meat, not the internet junk) was introduced into the market by the Hormel Foods Corporation.

1946 – French designer Louis Reard introduced the Bikini in Paris. He could not find a “respectable”Model to wear his creation so he had to hire a local Nude Dancer.

1950 – The Knesset passed the Law of Return which grants all Jews the right to immigrate to Israel.

1952 – #1 Hit July 5, 1952 – July 11, 1952: Percy FaithDelicado

1954 – The BBC broadcasted its first television news bulletin.

1971 – The Twenty-sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution, lowering the American voting age from 21 to 18 years, was formally certified by President Richard Nixon.

1985 – The Emerald Forest and Red Sonja debuted in theaters.

1986 – #1 Hit July 5, 1986 – July 11, 1986: Billy OceanThere’ll Be Sad Songs (To Make You Cry)

1991 – Problem Child 2 and Slacker were released in theaters.

1996 – Dolly the sheep was born – the first mammal cloned from an adult cell (she actually had three mothers)

1996 – Phenomenon debuted in theaters.

2008 – #1 Hit July 5, 2008 – August 22, 2008: Katy PerryI Kissed a Girl

2012 – The Shard in London was inaugurated as the tallest building in Europe, with a height of 1,020 ft.

2012 – Katy Perry: Part of Me was released in theaters.

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