July 7 in Pop Culture History

07July 7 in Pop Culture History

1456 – A retrial verdict acquitted Joan of Arc of heresy, authorized by Pope Callixtus III, 25 years after she was burned alive for heresy.

1520 – Spanish conquistadores defeated a larger Aztec army at the Battle of Otumba.

1898 – US President William McKinley signed the Newlands Resolution annexing Hawaii as a territory of the United States.

1907 – Florenz Ziegfeld, Jr. staged his first Ziegfeld Follies on the roof of the New York Theater in New York City.

1928 – Sliced bread was sold for the first time, by the Chillicothe Baking Company of Chillicothe, Missouri.

1930 – The construction of the Hoover Dam began. It was completed/dedicated on September 30, 1935

1946 – Mother Francesca S. Cabrini becomes the first American to be canonized by the Catholic Church.

1946 – Howard Hughes crashed his XF-11 reconnaissance aircraft prototype in a Beverly Hills neighborhood.

1947 – The Roswell Incident, a reported crash of an alien spaceship near Roswell in New Mexico.

1954 – Elvis Presley made his radio debut when WHBQ Memphis played his recording for Sun Records, That’s All Right.

1962 – #1 Hit July 7, 1962 – July 13, 1962: David RoseThe Stripper

1973 – #1 Hit July 7, 1973 – July 20, 1973: Billy PrestonWill It Go Round in Circles

1981 – US President Ronald Reagan (R) appointed Sandra Day O’Connor to become the first female member of the Supreme Court of the United States.

1984 – #1 Hit July 7, 1984 – August 10, 1984: PrinceWhen Doves Cry

1989 – Lethal Weapon 2, The Music Teacher and Weekend at Bernie’s debuted in theaters.

1995 – Species and First Knight were released in theaters.

2000 – Scary Movie and Disney’s The Kid debuted in theaters.

2001 – #1 Hit July 7, 2001 – August 3, 2001: UsherU Remind Me

2004 – King Arthur was released in theaters.

2005 – A series of four explosions occurred on London’s transportation system killing 56 people including four suicide bombers and injuring over 700 others.

2005 – Dark Water was released in theaters.

2006 – Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest was released in theaters.

2006 – Psych premiered on USA

2007 – The first Live Earth benefit concert was held in 11 locations around the world.

2009 – Warehouse 13 premiered on Syfy

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