50 United States Quick Facts

50 United States Quick Facts

US State #1. Delaware – Capitol: Dover, joined on Dec. 7, 1787, nickname: The First State

US State #2. Pennsylvania – Capitol: Harrisburg, joined on Dec. 12, 1787, nickname: Keystone State

US State #3. New Jersey – Capitol: Trenton, joined on Dec. 18, 1787, nickname: Garden State

US State #4. Georgia – Capitol: Atlanta, joined on Jan. 2, 1788, nickname: Peach State

US State #5. Connecticut – Capitol: Hartford, joined …

Top 100 Cover songs and Remakes


Top 100 Cover Songs

The Top 100 list of songs that became better known when another artist later recorded it.
Sometimes, a fresh take on a song re-imagines to lyrics and music, sometimes, surprisingly, it can be better than the original.
Cover Song – New Artist (Original Artist)

1. Respect – Aretha Franklin (Otis Redding)
2. Hurt – Johnny Cash (Nine Inch Nails)
3. Unchained Melody – Righteous Brothers (Les Baxter <& 3 others!> in …

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 …

June 30 in Pop Culture History

June 30 in Pop Culture History

1831 – A patent for a platform scale was issued to brothers Erastus and Thaddeus S. Fairbanks of St. Johnsbury, Vermont.

1859 – Jean-Francois Gravelet, known as Emile Blondin, became the first daredevil to walk across Niagara Falls on a tightrope.

1860 – The 1860 Oxford evolution debate (Huxley-Wilberforce debate or the Wilberforce-Huxley debate) at the Oxford University Museum of Natural History took place.

1886 – The United States …

June 29 in Pop Culture History

June 29 in Pop Culture History

1613 – The Globe Theatre in London burned to the ground.

1889 – Hyde Park and several other Illinois townships voted to be annexed by Chicago, forming the largest United States city in area and second largest in population.

1956 – The Federal-Aid Highway Act of 1956 was signed, officially creating the United States Interstate Highway System.

1967 – Actress Jayne Mansfield died in car crash on Interstate 90, …

June 28 in Pop Culture History

June 28 in Pop Culture History

1635 – Guadeloupe became a French colony.

1832 – The first American case of a cholera epidemic was reported in New York City.

1838 – Coronation of Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom.

1846 – Adolphe Sax patented the saxophone.

1894 – Labor Day became an official US holiday.

1895 – The US Court of Private Land Claims rules James Reavis’ claim to Barony of Arizona is “wholly fictitious …

June 27 in Pop Culture History

June 27 in Pop Culture History

1556 – The thirteen Stratford Martyrs were burned at the stake near London for their Protestant beliefs.

1844 – Joseph Smith, Jr., founder of the Mormons, and his brother Hyrum Smith, were murdered by a mob at the Carthage, Illinois jail.

1898 – The first solo circumnavigation of the globe was completed by Joshua Slocum from Briar Island, Nova Scotia.

1949 – The first sci-fi TV show, Captain Video

June 26 in Pop Culture History

June 26 in Pop Culture History

1498 – The bristle toothbrush was invented in China.

1797 – Charles Newbold was issued a patent (#X000177) for an improvement for the cast-iron plow

1807 – Lightning struck a gunpowder factory in Luxembourg, killing more than 300 people.

1819 – The first US patent (#X003115) for a velocipede, a predecessor of the bicycle, was issued to William K. Clarkson Jr. of New York.

1870 – Christmas was declared …

June 24 in Pop Culture History

June 24 in History
1374 – An early morning, sudden outbreak of ‘St. John’s Dance’ caused people in the streets of Aachen, Germany, to experience hallucinations and begin to jump and twitch uncontrollably until they collapsed from exhaustion.

1509 – Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon were crowned King and Queen of England.

1873 – Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain) received a patent (#140,245) for a self-pasting Scrapbook.

1916 – Mary Pickford became the first female …

June 23 in Pop Culture History

June 23 in Pop Culture History

1683 – William Penn signed a friendship treaty with Lenni Lenape Indians in Pennsylvania.

1860 – The United States Congress established the Government Printing Office.

1868 – Christopher Latham Sholes received the patents (#79265 & #79868) for an invention he called the “Type-Writer.” He also invented the ‘QWERTY keyboard’ in 1873.

1894 – The International Olympic Committee was founded at the Sorbonne in Paris.

1926 – The College Board …

June 21 in Pop Culture History

June 21 in Pop Culture History

1834 – Cyrus Hall McCormick received a patent (#X008277) for his grain reaping machine.

1877 – The Molly Maguires, ten Irish immigrants convicted of murder, were hanged in Pennsylvania prisons, in Schuylkill County and Carbon County.

1893 – The first Ferris Wheel premiered at Chicago’s Columbian Exposition, and could hold up to 2000 people on 36 cars, and was 264 feet tall.

1913 – The first successful parachute jump …

June 20 in Pop Culture History – National Vanilla Milkshake Day

June 20 in Pop Culture History
June 20 is National Vanilla Milkshake Day.

1214 – The University of Oxford received its Royal charter.

1782 – Congress adopted the Great Seal of the United States, with the Bald Eagle clutching both an olive branch and thirteen arrows.

1837 – Queen Victoria succeeded to the British throne.

1840 – Samuel Morse received the patent (#1647) for the telegraph.

1893 – Lizzie Borden was acquitted of the murders …