October 22 in Pop Culture History

October 22 in Pop Culture History
362 – The temple of Apollo at Daphne, outside Antioch, (in modern day Turkey) was destroyed in a fire.

1746 – The College of New Jersey (renamed Princeton University in 1896) received its charter.

1836 – Sam Houston was inaugurated as the first President of the Republic of Texas.

1879 – Thomas Edison tested the first practical electric incandescent light bulb – it lasted 13 1/2 hours.

1883 – …

October 21 in Pop Culture History

October 21 in Pop Culture History
1520 – Ferdinand Magellan discovers a strait now known as Strait of Magellan in South America.

1797 – In Boston Harbor, the 44-gun United States Navy frigate USS Constitution was launched. It was the third such vessel completed for the US Navy.

1854 – Florence Nightingale and a staff of 38 nurses are sent to the Crimean War.

1921 – The Sheik, starring Rudolph Valentino, premiered in Los Angeles…

October 20 in Pop Culture History

October 20 in Pop Culture History
1720 – Caribbean pirate Calico Jack Rackham, one of the first pirates to use the “Jolly Roger”, was captured by the Royal Navy.

1803 – The United States Senate ratified the Louisiana Purchase.

1818 – The Convention of 1818 was signed between the US and the UK which settled the Canada/United States border on the 49th parallel for most of its length.

1873 – Yale, Princeton, Columbia, and Rutgers …

October 19 in Pop Culture History

October 19 in Pop Culture History
1512 – Martin Luther earned a doctorate of theology.

1798 – Chief Justice John Jay was sworn in as the first Chief Justice of the United States.

1957 – #1 Hit October 19, 1957 – October 25, 1957: The Everly BrothersWake Up Little Susie

1974 – #1 Hit October 19, 1974 – October 25, 1974: Billy PrestonNothing from Nothing

1982 – St. Elsewhere premiered on …

October 18 in Pop Culture History

October 18 in Pop Culture History
1386 – The University of Heidelberg opened.

1851 – Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick was first published as ‘The Whale.’

1867 – “Seward’s Folly” United States took possession of Alaska after purchasing it from Russia for $7.2 million.

1898 – The United States took possession of Puerto Rico from Spain.

1922 – The British Broadcasting Company (Corporation) BBC was founded.

1952 – #1 Hit October 18, 1952 – November 21, 1952: …

October 17 in Pop Culture History

October 17 in Pop Culture History
1091 – The London Tornado of 1091 destroyed many buildings, and killed two people.

1860 – First Open (Golf) Championship (referred to in the US as the British Open).

1919 – Radio Corporation of America (RCA) incorporated.

1931 – Al Capone was convicted of income tax evasion.

1956 – The first commercial nuclear power station is officially opened in Sellafield, Cumbria, England.

1956 – Donald Byrne and Bobby Fischer …

October 16 in Pop Culture History

October 16 in Pop Culture History
On October 16, 1958 Patricia Bay Haroski (an employee of State Farm Insurance Company) registered Boss’s Day with US Chamber of Commerce. Haroski chose the date because it was the date of her boss’s birthday who was also her father.

1793 – Marie Antoinette, widow of Louis XVI, was guillotined at the height of the French Revolution. The phrase “Let them eat cake” is often attributed to Marie but …

October 15 in Pop Culture History

October 15 in Pop Culture History
On October 15, 1964 Congress resolved that October 15 would be proclaimed White Cane Safety Day. President Lyndon Johnson immediately made a proclamation sealing this as an official day to recognize the advancements and achievements of blind individuals. It is called White Cane Safety Day because the white cane is a recognizable symbol a blind person’s independence.

1582 – Pope Gregory XIII implemented the Gregorian calendar. In several …

October 14 in Pop Culture History

October 14 in Pop Culture History
1926 – Winnie the Pooh, by A. A. Milne, was first published.

1881 – Eyemouth Windstorm Disaster, Scotland

1908 – The Chicago Cubs defeated the Detroit Tigers, 2-0, winning the World Series.

1912 – Former President of the US, Theodore Roosevelt, was shot and mildly wounded by John Schrank. With the fresh wound and bullet in his chest, Roosevelt still gave his scheduled speech.

1947 – Captain Chuck …

October 13 in Pop Culture History

October 13 in Pop Culture History
1773 – The Whirlpool Galaxy, almost 25 million light years away, was discovered by Charles Messier.

1775 – The United States Continental Congress ordered the establishment of the Continental Navy (later renamed the United States Navy).

1843 – B’nai B’rith was founded in New York City.

1917 – The 10 minute “Miracle of the Sun” was witnessed by an estimated 70,000 people in the Cova da Iria in Fátima, …