September 17 in Pop Culture History

September 17 in Pop Culture History

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1849 – Harriet Tubman escaped from slavery in Maryland.

1859 – Joshua Norton declared himself “Emperor of these United States” and subsequently “Protector of Mexico”, renaming himself Norton!

1895 – The second U.S. battleship, but first named after a state, the USS Maine was commissioned.

1908 – Thomas Selfridge, a passenger in a plane piloted by Orville Wright, became the first airplane fatality when the craft …

September 16 in Pop Culture History

September 16 in Pop Culture History

1620 – The Mayflower set sail from Plymouth, England with 102 Pilgrims.

1630 – The Massachusetts village of Shawmut changed its name to Boston.

1908 – William C. Durant. founded General Motors.

1953 – 20th Century-Fox released The Robe, using its new wide-screen stereophonic film process.

1964 – Shindig (a pop music show) premiered on ABC.

1972 – #1 Hit September 16, 1972 – September 22, 1972: Three

September 15 in Pop Culture History

September 15 in Pop Culture History

1949 – The Lone Ranger premiered on ABC-TV, starring Clayton Moore.

1959 – Soviet Premier Khrushchev arrived in the U.S. for an unprecedented visit.

1962 – #1 Hit September 15, 1962 – October 19, 1962: The Four SeasonsSherry

1963 – A church bombing in Birmingham, Alabama, killed four young black girls, 14-year-olds Addie Mae Collins, Carole Robertson and Cynthia Wesley and 11-year-old Denise McNair. After decades of …

September 14 in Pop Culture History

September 14 in Pop Culture History

1752 – Yesterday was September 2nd, in Great Britain and the American Colonies, but with the switchover from the Julian to Gregorian calendar, it became September 14 in all of western civilization.

1814 – Francis Scott Key wrote The Star Spangled Banner which later became the United States’ national anthem.

1868 – Tom Morris, at Prestwick’s 8th hole, was credited with Golf’s 1st recorded hole-in-one.

1901 – The first …

September 13 in Pop Culture History

September 13 in Pop Culture History

1928 – Okeechobee Hurricane, east coast USA

1952 – #1 Hit September 13, 1952 – October 17, 1952: Jo StaffordYou Belong To Me

1961 – Car 54 – Where are You? premiered on NBC.

1963 – The Outer Limits premiered on ABC.

1965 – The Today Show (NBC) broadcasted in all-color for the first time.

1969 – Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! premiered on TV.

1970 – …

Birthstones and Gemstones

A birthstone is a special gem dedicated to each month of the year, often due to beliefs that a stone’s mystical power is stronger during its month, or that the stone possesses a virtue that can be given only to those born that month. The concept of the birthstone has been a part of many cultures for centuries. Many scholars agree that the tradition of birthstones started with the Breastplate of Aaron, a religious garment …

September 12 in Pop Culture History – National Chocolate Milkshake Day

September 12 in Pop Culture History

1609 – Henry Hudson began his exploration of the Hudson River.

1910 – Alice Stebbin Wells was hired as America’s first actual female police officer, in Los Angeles.

1940 – The Lascaux Cave Paintings, about 17,300 year old, were found in southwestern France.

1952 – The Flatwoods Monster was described by several children in Flatwoods, West Virginia. Their mother, Kathleen may also reported seeing a ten foot creature.

1954 …

September 11 in Pop Culture History

September 11 in Pop Culture History

1950 – Dick Tracy debuted on ABC.

1954 – The Miss America contest was aired for the first time on television, hosted by Bob Russell. Lee Meriwether, was crowned Miss America 1955.

1959 – Congress passed a bill authorizing food stamps for Americans in need.

1961 – World Wildlife Fund was founded.

1962 – The Beatles recorded their first single Love Me Do.

1966 – The Rolling Stones …

September 10 in Pop Culture History

September 10 in Pop Culture History

1608 – James Smith was elected President of Jamestown colony (in Virginia)

1913 – The Lincoln Highway opened as the first coast-to-coast paved U.S. Highway.

1919 – Florida Keys Hurricane

1945 – Mike the Headless chicken survived his pre-meal beheading, living another year and a half without a head. (True story!)

1955 – Gunsmoke debuted on CBS-TV and ran until 1975. The radio version played from 1952 to 1961.…

September 9 in Pop Culture History

 

 

 

 

 

 

September 9 in Pop Culture History

1543 – Mary Stuart, nine months old, was crowned “Queen of Scots” in the central Scottish town of Stirling.

1776 – The Continental Congress officially named its new union of sovereign states ‘The United States.’

1789 – The Bill of Rights was approved by the United States House of Representatives.

1791 – Washington, DC (District of Columbia), the capital of the United States, …

September 8 in Pop Culture History

 

 

 

 

 

 

September 8 in Pop Culture History

1504 – Michelangelo’s David was unveiled in Piazza della Signoria in Florence.

1860 – The steamship Lady Elgin sank in Lake Michigan, killing nearly 300.

1888 – The body of Jack the Ripper’s second murder victim, Annie Chapman, was found in London.

1892 – The Pledge of Allegiance was first published by the Youth’s Companion Magazine – “I pledge allegiance to my Flag …

September 7 in Pop Culture History

September 7 in Pop Culture History

1251 BC – A solar eclipse marked the birth of legendary man-god Hercules.

1800 – The Zion AME Church was founded.

1895 – The first game of rugby league football was played, in England.

1901 – The Boxer Rebellion in Qing dynasty China officially ended with the signing of the Boxer Protocol.

1915 – Johnny Gruelle received US Patent (#47789) for his Raggedy Ann Doll.

1923 – Interpol was …