November 12 in Pop Culture History

November 12 in Pop Culture History 1799 – Andrew Ellicott wrote the about first known record of a meteor shower observed in the US. We now know they were the Leonids. 1847 – Sir James Young Simpson, the father of modern anesthetics, used chloroform (“perchloride of formyle”) for the first time as an anesthetic in […]

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November 11 in Pop Culture History

November 11 in Pop Culture History 1111 – Most of the people alive at 11:11 11/11/1111 had no idea there was anything interesting about that moment. 1215 – The Fourth Lateran Council met, defining the doctrine of transubstantiation, the process by which bread and wine are, by that doctrine, said to transform into the body […]

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November 10 in Pop Culture History

November 10 in Pop Culture History 1619 – René Descartes had the dreams that inspired his Meditations on First Philosophy. 1775 – The United States Marine Corps Was Born: “That two battalions of Marines be raised consisting of one Colonel, two lieutenant-colonels, two majors and other officers, as usual in other regiments; that they consist […]

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November 9 in Pop Culture History

November 9 in Pop Culture History In Germany, November 9th is called Schicksalstag (Fateful Day) it was the day that Robert Blum was executed in 1848, Kaiser Wilhelm abdicated in 1918, Hitler’s Beer Hall Putsch in 1923, Kristallnacht in 1938, and the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. 1799 – Napoleon Bonaparte became dictator […]

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November 8 in Pop Culture History

November 8 in Pop Culture History 392 – Roman Emperor Theodosius declared the Christian religion the official state religion. He also dissolved the order of the Vestal Virgins in Rome, which had been in place for almost 400 years. 1519 – First meeting of Moctezuma II & Hernán Cortés in Tenochtitlan, Mexico. #bigmistake Little is […]

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November 7 in Pop Culture History

November 7 in Pop Culture History 1492 – The Ensisheim Meteorite, the oldest meteorite with a known date of impact, struck ground one afternoon in a wheat field outside the village of Ensisheim, Alsace, France. 1665 – First edition of the London Gazette was printed. At the time it was called “The Oxford Gazette”. 1786 […]

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November 6 in Pop Culture History

November 6 in Pop Culture History 1572 – A supernova was observed in constellation known as Cassiopeia. Queen Cassiopeia was the wife of Cepheus, King of Aethiopia and mother of Princess Andromeda in Greek mythology. 1789 – Pope Pius VI appointed Father John Carroll as the first Catholic bishop in the United States. He is […]

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November 5 in Pop Culture History

November 5 in Pop Culture History 1530 – St. Felix’s Flood, Netherlands 1605 – Gunpowder Plot – an attempt to blow up English Parliament. Plot discovered and leader Guy Fawkes was tortured and later executed. He was caught with 36 barrels of gunpowder at the House of Lords. 1639 – First post office in the […]

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November 4 in Pop Culture History

November 4 in Pop Culture History 1667 (Earthquake) Shamakhi (now Azerbaijan) estimated 80,000 people killed. 1841 – First wagon train arrived in California. They left Independence, Missouri on May 1, 1841. 1846 – The first U.S. patent (#4,834) for an artificial leg was granted to Benjamin F. Palmer of Meredith, New Hampshire. 1873 – A […]

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November 3 in Pop Culture History

November 3 in Pop Culture History 1838 – The Times of India, the world’s largest circulated English language daily broadsheet newspaper is founded as The Bombay Times and Journal of Commerce. 1863 – US patent for an antifouling paint for ships’ hulls was issued to J.G. Tarr and A.H. Wonson (# 40515) for a copper […]

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November 2 in Pop Culture History

November 2 in Pop Culture History 1898 – Cheerleading was started at the University of Minnesota with Johnny Campbell leading the crowd in cheering on the football team with “Rah, Rah, Rah! Ski-u-mah, Hoo-Rah! Hoo-Rah! Varsity! Varsity! Varsity, Minn-e-So-Tah!” Princeton had published cheers for the audience to chant as early as 1877. In 1903 the […]

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