July 17 in Pop Culture History

July 17 in Pop Culture History

1429 – Charles VII of France was crowned the King of France in the Reims Cathedral after a successful campaign by Joan of Arc.

1856 – The Great Train Wreck of 1856 in Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, injured over 100, and killed over 60 people.

1899 – NEC Corporation is organized as the first Japanese joint venture with foreign capital. Today, NEC has structured its organization around three principal segments: …

July 16 in Pop Culture History

July 16 in Pop Culture History

622 – The 354 day Islamic Calendar was established.

1661 – The first banknotes in Europe were issued by the Swedish bank Stockholms Banco.

1769 – Father Junípero Serra founded California’s first mission, Mission San Diego de Alcalá, alter known as San Diego, California.

1790 – The District of Columbia was established as the capital of the United States with the Residence Act.

1862 – David Farragut was promoted …

July 15 in Pop Culture History

July 15 in Pop Culture History

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1149 – The reconstructed Church of the Holy Sepulchre was consecrated in Jerusalem.

1799 – The Rosetta Stone was found in the Egyptian village of Rosetta by French Captain Pierre-François Bouchard during Napoleon’s Egyptian Campaign.

1823 – A fire destroyed the ancient Basilica of Saint Paul Outside the Walls in Rome, Italy.

1834 – The Spanish Inquisition was officially disbanded after nearly 356 years. Several thousand …

July 14 in Pop Culture History

July 14 in Pop Culture History

1789 – Bastille Day. Tens of thousands of the citizens of Paris stormed the Bastille, the Paris fortress used as a prison to hold political prisoners, and released the seven prisoners inside at the onset of the French Revolution.

1798 – The Sedition Act became law in the United States, making it a federal crime to write, publish, or utter false or malicious statements about the United States government.…

July 13 in Pop Culture History

July 13 in Pop Culture History

1787 – The Continental Congress enacted the Northwest Ordinance establishing governing rules for the Northwest Territory. It also established procedures for the admission of new states and limits the expansion of slavery.

1923 – The Hollywood Sign is officially dedicated in the hills above Hollywood, Los Angeles, California. It originally read “Hollywoodland ” but the four last letters are dropped after a renovation in 1949.

1951 – Arnold Schoenberg, …

July 12 in Pop Culture History

 July 12 in Pop Culture History

927 – Æthelstan, King of England, secured a pledge from Constantine II of Scotland that the latter would not ally with Viking kings, beginning the process of unifying Great Britain. This is considered by most historians to the closest thing that England has to a foundation date.

1533 – The celestial globe in Hans Holbein (the younger)’s painting The Ambassadors is depicted with such detail that the date and …

July 11 in Pop Culture History

July 11 in Pop Culture History

1796 – The United States took possession of Detroit from Great Britain under terms of the Jay Treaty.

1798 – The United States Marine Corps was re-established (they had been disbanded after the American Revolutionary War).

1889 – Tijuana, Mexico, was founded.

1893 – The first cultured pearl was created under the direction of Kokichi Mikimoto, in Japan.

1914 – Babe Ruth made his debut in Major League Baseball …

July 10 in Pop Culture History

July 10 in Pop Culture History

1553 – Lady Jane Grey began her 9 day reign on the throne of England.

1892 – The first concrete-paved street was built, on Court Avenue, around the Logan County Court House, in Bellefountaine, Ohio.

1913 – Death Valley, California, hits 134 °F (57 °C), the highest temperature recorded in the United States.

1921 – (Sunday) Bloody Sunday: Sixteen people were killed and 161 houses destroyed during rioting and …

July 9 in Pop Culture History

July 9 in Pop Culture History

1540 – King Henry VIII of England annulled the marriage to his fourth wife, Anne of Cleves.

1595 – Johannes Kepler published Mysterium cosmographicum (Mystery of the Cosmos)

1776 – George Washington ordered the Declaration of Independence to be read out loud to members of the Continental Army in New York, New York, for the first time.

1815 – The first developed natural gas well in the U.S. was …

July 8 in Pop Culture History

July 8 in Pop Culture History

1776 – The Liberty Bell rang at Pennsylvania State House (now Independence Hall) in Philadelphia, inviting citizens to the first public reading of the Declaration of Independence.

1800 – Dr. Benjamin Waterhouse gave the smallpox vaccination to his son, Daniel. It was performed in the US, using cowpox serum to prevent smallpox.

1876 – White supremacists killed five Black Republicans in Hamburg, South Carolina.

1889 – The first issue …

July 7 in Pop Culture History

July 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 conquistadors 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 …

July 6 in Pop Culture History

July 6 in Pop Culture History

1189 – Richard I “the Lionheart” acceded to the English throne.

1348 – Pope Clement VI issued a papal bull (rule) protecting the Jews accused of having caused the Black Death.

1415 – Jan Hus, an early church reformer, was condemned as a heretic and then burned at the stake.

1483 – Richard III was crowned King of England. Although he died in 1485, his body was lost until …