March 25 in Pop Culture History

March 25 in Pop Culture History 421 – The city of Venice was founded. 1655 – Saturn’s largest moon, Titan, was discovered by Christiaan Huygens. 1807 – The Slave Trade Act became law, abolishing the slave trade in the British Empire. 1811 – Percy Bysshe Shelley was expelled from the University of Oxford for publishing […]

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March 24 in Pop Culture History

March 24 in Pop Culture History 1707 – The Acts of Union 1707 was signed, officially uniting the Kingdoms and parliaments of England and Scotland to create the Kingdom of Great Britain. 1765 – The Kingdom of Great Britain passed the Quartering Act, which required homes in the Thirteen Colonies to house British troops. 1882 […]

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March 23 in Pop Culture History

March 23 in Pop Culture History 893 (Earthquake) Iran 1775 – Patrick Henry delivered his ‘Give me liberty, or give me death!’ speech at St. John’s Episcopal Church, in Richmond, Virginia. 1839 – The initials ‘O.K.’ were first published in The Boston Morning Post. Meant as an abbreviation for ‘oll correct,’ a popular slang misspelling […]

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March 22 in Pop Culture History

March 22 in Pop Culture History Year Unknown – Diana of Themyscira, Wonder Woman, Born (made of clay) 1630 – The Massachusetts Bay Colony outlawed the possession of cards, dice, and gaming tables. 1894 – The first championship series for Lord Stanley’s Cup was played in Montreal, Canada. The Montreal HC (Montreal Hockey Club) won […]

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March 20 in Pop Culture History

March 20 in Pop Culture History 1345 – According to scholars at the University of Paris, the Black Death was created today, from what they called “a triple conjunction of Saturn, Jupiter and Mars in the 40th degree of Aquarius, occurring on the 20th of March 1345.” Actually, the bubonic plague came from infected fleas […]

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March 19 in Pop Culture History

March 19 in Pop Culture History 1649 – The House of Commons of England abolished the House of Lords, declaring it ‘useless and dangerous to the people of England’. 1842 – French writer Honore de Balzac’s play Les Ressources de Quinola opened to an empty house due to a publicity stunt. He had earlier announced […]

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March 18 in Pop Culture History

March 18 in Pop Culture History 37 – Caligula was declared emperor of Rome. 1834 – The first US railroad tunnel was completed between Hollidaysburg and Johnstown, Pennsylvania. 1850 – American Express was founded by Henry Wells and William Fargo. They were very successful in banking. 1852 – Henry Wells and William G. Fargo founded […]

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March 17 in Pop Culture History

March 17 in Pop Culture History 461 – Saint Patrick died in Saul, Downpatrick, Ireland. 1762 – The first Saint Patrick Parade was held by Irish soldiers serving in the British army in New York City. 1885 – The medical report of the deformities of Joseph Carey Merrick – The ‘Elephant Man’ – was presented […]

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March 16 in Pop Culture History

March 16 in Pop Culture History 1850 – Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter was published.1926 – American Robert H. Goddard launched the world’s first liquid-fueled rocket at Auburn, Massachusetts. It reached a height of 41 feet. 1942 – The first V-2 rocket test launched. It exploded at lift-off. 1958 – The Ford Motor Company produced […]

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March 15 in Pop Culture History

March 15 in Pop Culture History 44 BC – Gaius Julius Caesar was stabbed to death in the Roman Senate house, by 60 conspirators led by Marcus Junius Brutus and Gaius Cassius Longinus. #bewaretheidesofmarch 1545 – First meeting of the Council of Trent, the ‘Counter-Reformation’. 1806 – A chondrite meteorite, carrying carbon-based, organic chemicals, was […]

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March 14 in Pop Culture History

March 14 in Pop Culture History 44 BC – Casca and Cassius decided that Mark Antony should stay alive durng the Caesar assassination the next day. 1794 – Eli Whitney was issued a US Patent (#X0072) for his cotton gin. 1839 – Sir John Herschel referred to ‘photography’- his new word – in a lecture […]

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March 13 in Pop Culture History

March 13 in Pop Culture History 1639 – Formerly ‘New College,” Harvard College was renamed after clergyman John Harvard. 1781 – German-born English astronomer William Hershel discovered Uranus. 1862 – The US government forbade all Union army officers from returning fugitive slaves, effectively annulling the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850 and setting the stage for […]

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