August 3 in Pop Culture History

August 3 in Pop Culture History

1492 – Christopher Columbus set sail from Palos de la Frontera, Spain towards, he expected to find Asia.

1769 – The La Brea Tar Pits in Los Angeles, California were discovered.

1852 – Harvard University won the first Boat Race against Yale University. The race was the first American intercollegiate athletic event

1900 – The Firestone Tire and Rubber Company was founded.

1926 – The first traffic lights in …

August 2 in Pop Culture History

August 2 in Pop Culture History

1610 – Henry Hudson sailed into what is now known as Hudson Bay (he thought he had made it through the Northwest Passage, and reached the Pacific Ocean).

1776 – The signing of the Declaration of Independence didn’t occur on July 4. After the Continental Congress voted to declare independence on July 2, the final language of the document was approved on July 4, and it was printed and …

The Twist by Chubby Checker

1962 – The Year of Chubby Checker and The Twist

Chubby Checker’s version of The Twist came out August 1, 1960 and he followed it up with non-stop touring, The Hucklebuck, Pony Time, Let’s Twist Again, and repeated The Twist with a second release on November 13, 1961.

The Twist
The Twist was first shown to the public via American Bandstand, which originated as simply Bandstand, a local show in Philadelphia in …

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 and spirits distilled in the U.S.

1834 – Slavery was abolished in the British Empire with the Slavery Abolition Act.…

July 31 in Pop Culture History

July 31 in Pop Culture History

781 – The oldest recorded eruption of Mount Fuji in Japan.

1492 – Jews were expelled from Spain when the Alhambra Decree took effect.

1790 – The first US patent (X000001) as issued, to inventor Samuel Hopkins for a potash process.

1930 – The radio mystery program The Shadow aired for the first time.

1931 – New York television station W2XAB (now known as WCBS) began broadcasting.

1948 – …

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 in Massachusetts.

1866 – New Orleans, Louisiana’s Democratic government ordered police to raid an integrated Republican Party meeting, killing 40 …

July 29 in Pop Culture History

July 29 in Pop Culture History

1148 – The Siege of Damascus ended with a crusader defeat and lead end of the Second Crusade.

1836 – Inauguration of the Arc de Triomphe de l’√Čtoile (Arch of Triumph of the Star) in Paris, France.

1914 – The 7 mile long Cape Cod Canal opened in Massachusetts.

1916 – Matheson Fire, Ontario

1921 – Adolf Hitler became the leader of the National Socialist German Workers Party.

1948 …

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 – A US Army B-25 bomber crashed into the 79th floor of the Empire State Building, killing 14 and injuring …

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, to Heart’s Content, Newfoundland.

1890 – Vincent van Gogh (probably) shot himself, and died from the chest wound on July …

July 24 in Pop Culture History

July 24 in Pop Culture History

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1567 – Mary, Queen of Scots, was forced to abdicate and replaced by her 1-year-old son James VI, after the sudden death of one husband and the quick marriage to another.

1823 – Slavery was abolished in Chile.

1847 – Brigham Young brought 148 Mormon pioneers into Salt Lake Valley, establishing Salt …

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 first publicly transmitted, live, trans-Atlantic television program, featuring CBS’s Walter Cronkite and NBC’s Chet Huntley in New York, and the …

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 first person to fly solo around the world, traveling 15,596 miles in seven days, 18 hours and 45 minutes.…