August 24 in Pop Culture History

August 24 in Pop Culture History 79 (Volcano Eruption) Mount Vesuvius erupted. The cities of Pompeii, Herculaneum, and Stabiae were buried in volcanic ash, although some scholars believe it was October 24th. Pop/Rock band Bastille wrote a song about the event in 2013. 1215 – Pope Innocent III declared Magna Carta invalid. 1456 – The […]

The post August 24 in Pop Culture History appeared first on Today in History.

August 22 in Pop Culture History

August 22 in Pop Culture History 565 – Columba, an Irish missionary, reported seeing a monster in Loch Ness, Scotland. 1791 – Haitian Slave Revolution in Saint-Domingue began. It ended with the founding of the Republic of Haiti in 1804. 1831 – Nat Turner’s slave rebellion began just after midnight in Southampton County, Virginia, leading […]

The post August 22 in Pop Culture History appeared first on Today in History.

August 21 in Pop Culture History

August 21 in Pop Culture History 1883 – An F5 tornado strikes Rochester, Minnesota, leading to the creation of the Mayo Clinic. 1888 – The first practical adding machine in the United States was patented (#’s 388,116-388,119) by William Seward Burroughs. 1911 – The Mona Lisa was stolen by a Louvre employee, Vincenzo Peruggia. It […]

The post August 21 in Pop Culture History appeared first on Today in History.

August 20 in Pop Culture History

August 20 in Pop Culture History 1000 – The foundation of the Hungarian state by Saint Stephen. 1858 – Charles Darwin first published his theory of evolution through natural selection in The Journal of the Proceedings of the Linnean Society of London 1882 – Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture debuted in Moscow, Russia. 1910 – The Great […]

The post August 20 in Pop Culture History appeared first on Today in History.

August 19 in Pop Culture History

August 19 in Pop Culture History 295 BC – The first temple to Venus, the Roman goddess of love, beauty and fertility, was dedicated by Quintus Fabius Maximus Gurges 1612 – The “Samlesbury witches”, three women from the Lancashire village of Samlesbury, England, were put on trial, accused of practicing witchcraft, with all three of […]

The post August 19 in Pop Culture History appeared first on Today in History.

August 18 in Pop Culture History

August 18 in Pop Culture History 1227 – RIP – Genghis Khan (c. 1162 – August 18, 1227) is said to have fathered between 1,000-2,000 children, making him the man with most children in human history. He is also the male-line ancestor of ~0.5% of the world’s population. 1587 – Virginia Dare, granddaughter of Governor John White […]

The post August 18 in Pop Culture History appeared first on Today in History.

August 16 in Pop Culture History

August 16 in Pop Culture History 1858 – President James Buchanan inaugurated the new transatlantic telegraph cable by exchanging greetings with Queen Victoria in the United Kingdom. “Europe and America are united by telegraphy. Glory to God in the highest; on earth, peace and good will toward men.” 1896 – Skookum Jim Mason, George Carmack […]

The post August 16 in Pop Culture History appeared first on Today in History.

August 15 in Pop Culture History

August 15 in Pop Culture History 1483 – Pope Sixtus IV consecrated the Sistine Chapel and dedicated it to the Virgin Mary. 1519 – Panama City, Panama, was founded. 1549 – Jesuit priest Francis Xavier came ashore at Kagoshima, Japan. 1843 – Tivoli Gardens, one of the oldest still intact amusement parks in the world, […]

The post August 15 in Pop Culture History appeared first on Today in History.

August 14 in Pop Culture History

August 14 in Pop Culture History 1888 – An audio recording of English composer Arthur Sullivan’s “The Lost Chord”, one of the first recordings of music ever made, was played during a press conference introducing Thomas Edison’s phonograph in London, England. 1893 – France became the first country to introduce motor vehicle registration. 1933 – […]

The post August 14 in Pop Culture History appeared first on Today in History.

August 13 in Pop Culture History

August 13 in Pop Culture History 1521 – Spanish conquistador Hernan Cortes captured Aztec leader Tlatoani Cuauhtémoc and conquered the Aztec capital of Tenochtitlan. 1868 (Earthquake & Tsunami) Arica, Chile 1889 – Samuel Leeds Allen was issued a patent (#408,681) for his Flexible Flyer sled. 1898 – Carl Gustav Witt discoverd 433 Eros, the first near-Earth […]

The post August 13 in Pop Culture History appeared first on Today in History.

August 11 in Pop Culture History

August 11 in Pop Culture History 3114 BC – The Mesoamerican Long Count calendar, used by several pre-Columbian Mesoamerican civilizations, began. This was the calendar that caused the Friday, December 21, 2012 ‘end of the world’ fears. 1858 – The Eiger in the Bernese Alps was ascended for the first time by Charles Barrington, along […]

The post August 11 in Pop Culture History appeared first on Today in History.

August 10 in Pop Culture History

August 10 in Pop Culture History 1519 – Ferdinand Magellan set sail from Seville, Spain to circumnavigate the globe. 1675 – The foundation stone of the Royal Greenwich Observatory in London, England was laid. 1846 – The Smithsonian Institution was chartered by the United States Congress. 1873 – Louvre Museum opened in France. 1932 – […]

The post August 10 in Pop Culture History appeared first on Today in History.

August 9 in Pop Culture History

August 9 in Pop Culture History 1483 – Opening of the restored Sistine Chapel in Rome. Renaissance painters Sandro Botticelli, Pietro Perugino, Pinturicchio, Domenico Ghirlandaio and Cosimo Roselli contributed. Michelangelo added his work on the ceiling in 1508-1512. 1854 – Henry David Thoreau published Walden or Life in the Woods. 1892 – Thomas Edison received […]

The post August 9 in Pop Culture History appeared first on Today in History.

August 8 in Pop Culture History

August 8 in Pop Culture History 1786 – Mont Blanc on the French/Italian border was climbed for the first time by Jacques Balmat and Dr. Michel-Gabriel Paccard. 1786 – Coinage of US money was established by Congress 1876 – Thomas Edison received a patent (#180,857) for his mimeograph (Autographic Printing). 1908 – Wilbur Wright made […]

The post August 8 in Pop Culture History appeared first on Today in History.

August 7 in Pop Culture History

August 7 in Pop Culture History 1782 – George Washington ordered the creation of the Badge of Military Merit to honor soldiers wounded in battle. It was later renamed the Purple Heart. 1909 – Alice Huyler Ramsey and three other women became the first women to complete a transcontinental automobile trip, taking 59 days to […]

The post August 7 in Pop Culture History appeared first on Today in History.

August 6 in Pop Culture History

August 6 in Pop Culture History NASA programmed the Curiosity Rover to sing itself “Happy Birthday” every year, on the anniversary of it’s landing date August 6, 2012. 1787 – 60 copies of the Constitution of the United States were delivered to the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 1890 – At Auburn Prison in New […]

The post August 6 in Pop Culture History appeared first on Today in History.

August 5 in Pop Culture History

August 5 in Pop Culture History 1305 – William Wallace, who led the Scottish resistance against England, was captured by the English near Glasgow. Mel Gibson starred in a dramatization of the story in Braveheart. 1620 – The Mayflower departed from Southampton, England, headed towards North America. 1861 – In order to help pay for […]

The post August 5 in Pop Culture History appeared first on Today in History.

August 1 in Pop Culture History

August 1 in Pop Culture History 1774 – British scientist Joseph Priestley re-discovered oxygen (the gas), verifying the discovery of it by German-Swedish chemist Carl Wilhelm Scheele. 1790 – The first U.S. Census, there were 3,929,326 people living here. 1794 – The Whiskey Rebellion Western. Pennsylvania farmers revolted, protesting the excise duty (tax) on stills […]

The post August 1 in Pop Culture History appeared first on Today in History.

July 30 in Pop Culture History

July 30 in Pop Culture History 762 – Baghdad was founded by caliph Al-Mansur. 1619 – In Jamestown, Virginia, the first representative assembly in the Americas, the House of Burgesses, convenes for the first time. 1729 – Founding of Baltimore, Maryland. 1733 – The first Masonic Grand Lodge in the future United States was constituted […]

The post July 30 in Pop Culture History appeared first on Today in History.

July 28 in Pop Culture History

July 28 in Pop Culture History 1854 – The USS Constellation, the last all-sail warship built by the United States Navy, was commissioned. 1868 – The 14th Amendment to the United States Constitution was certified, establishing African American citizenship and guaranteeing due process of law. 1896 – The city of Miami, Florida was incorporated. 1945 […]

The post July 28 in Pop Culture History appeared first on Today in History.

July 27 in Pop Culture History

July 27 in Pop Culture History 1694 – A Royal charter was granted to the Bank of England. 1789 – The first US federal government agency, the Department of Foreign Affairs, was established (later renamed the Department of State). 1866 – The first permanent transatlantic telegraph cable was successfully completed, stretching from Valentia Island, Ireland, […]

The post July 27 in Pop Culture History appeared first on Today in History.

2019 San Diego Comic-con Pop Culture Highlights

2019 San Diego Comic-Con Highlights Everybody has a reason to go to San Diego in the third week of July every year. It started out with comic books, action figures and memorabilia were added to the mix, and now 50 years in, every aspect of Pop Culture is represented. Anime, cosplay, toys, established and wannabe …

2019 San Diego Comic-con Pop Culture Highlights Read More »

2019 San Diego Comic-con Pop Culture Highlights appeared first on Pop Culture TP.

July 25 in Pop Culture History

July 25 in Pop Culture History 306 – Constantine I (Constantine The Great) was proclaimed Roman emperor by his troops. 1593 – Henry IV of France converted from Protestantism to Roman Catholicism. 1668 (Earthquake) China 1788 – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart completed his Symphony No. 40 in G minor. 1861 – The United States Congress passed […]

The post July 25 in Pop Culture History appeared first on Today in History.

July 23 in Pop Culture History

July 23 in Pop Culture History 1829 – In the United States, William Austin Burt patented (#5581X) the typographer, an early typewriter. 1926 – Fox Film bought the patents of the Movietone sound system, for recording sound onto film. 1961 – The Sandinista National Liberation Front was founded in Nicaragua. 1962 – Telstar relayed the […]

The post July 23 in Pop Culture History appeared first on Today in History.

July 22 in Pop Culture History

July 22 in Pop Culture History 1587 – A second group of English settlers arrived on Roanoke Island off North Carolina to re-establish the deserted colony. 1796 – Surveyors of the Connecticut Land Company named an area in Ohio “Cleveland” after Gen. Moses Cleaveland, the superintendent of the surveying party. 1933 – Wiley Post became […]

The post July 22 in Pop Culture History appeared first on Today in History.

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 […]

The post July 16 in Pop Culture History appeared first on Today in History.

July 15 in Pop Culture History

July 15 in Pop Culture History 850 (Earthquake) Iran 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 […]

The post July 15 in Pop Culture History appeared first on Today in History.

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 […]

The post July 13 in Pop Culture History appeared first on Today in History.

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 […]

The post July 11 in Pop Culture History appeared first on Today in History.

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 […]

The post July 9 in Pop Culture History appeared first on Today in History.

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 […]

The post July 8 in Pop Culture History appeared first on Today in History.

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. […]

The post 50 United States Quick Facts appeared first on Today in History.

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). […]

The post July 5 in Pop Culture History appeared first on Today in History.

The Declaration of Independence

The Declaration of Independence When, in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bonds which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the laws of nature and of nature’s God entitle them, a […]

The post The Declaration of Independence appeared first on Today in History.

July 2 in Pop Culture History

July 2 in Pop Culture History 1698 – Thomas Savery patented the first steam engine. 1776 – The Continental Congress adopted a resolution severing ties with the Kingdom of Great Britain, although the final wording of the formal Declaration of Independence was not approved until July 4. 1839 – 53 African slaves took over the […]

The post July 2 in Pop Culture History appeared first on Today in History.

June 30 in Pop Culture History

June 30 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 […]

The post June 30 in Pop Culture History appeared first on Today in History.

June 26 in Pop Culture History

June 26   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 post June 26 in Pop Culture History appeared first on Today in History.

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 – […]

The post June 24 in Pop Culture History appeared first on Today in History.

100 Years: 100 Songs of Summer

Popular Music has two special seasons – Christmas and Summer. Each Year, One Song Becomes The Song Of The Summer The Top 100 Summer Songs 1920- 2019: 2019: Old Town Road by Lil Nas X Featuring Billy Ray Cyrus 2018: In My Feelings – Drake 2017: Despacito – Luis Fonsi feat Daddy Yankee (and sometimes Justin Bieber) 2016: Closer – Chainsmokers […]

The post 100 Years: 100 Songs of Summer appeared first on .

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 […]

The post June 23 in Pop Culture History appeared first on Today in History.

June 21 in Pop Culture History

June 21 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 […]

The post June 21 in Pop Culture History appeared first on Today in History.

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. […]

The post June 20 in Pop Culture History – National Vanilla Milkshake Day appeared first on Today in History.

June 17 in Pop Culture History

June 17 1462 – Vlad III the Impaler attempted to assassinate Mehmed II, forcing him to retreat from Wallachia, in Romania. 1631 – Mumtaz Mahal died during childbirth. Her husband, Mughal emperor Shah Jahan I, spent the next 17 years building her mausoleum, the Taj Mahal. 1837 – Charles Goodyear obtained his first rubber-processing patent. […]

The post June 17 in Pop Culture History appeared first on Today in History.

June 16 in Pop Culture History

June 16 1816 – Lord Byron read Fantasmagoriana to his four house guests – Percy Shelley, Mary Shelley, Claire Clairmont, and John Polidori, and inspired his challenge that each guest write a ghost story. 1858 – Abraham Lincoln gave his “a house divided against itself cannot stand” speech. 1884 – The first public roller coaster, […]

The post June 16 in Pop Culture History appeared first on Today in History.