April 6 in Pop Culture History

April 6 in Pop Culture History 648 BC – Earliest solar eclipse recorded by the Ancient Greeks. 1748 – Excavations began at Pompeii, covered by an eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD. 1830 – The Mormon Church was founded in Fayette Township, New York, by Joseph Smith. 1852 – Edward Sabine announced that the […]

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April 5 in Pop Culture History

April 5 in Pop Culture History 1614 – In Virginia, Native American Pocahontas married English colonist John Rolfe. 1722 – On Easter Sunday, Dutch explorer Jacob Roggeveen discovered a Polynesian Island 1400 miles from the coast of South America and named it Easter Island. 1753 – The British Museum was founded with the purchase of […]

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April 4 in Pop Culture History

April 4 in Pop Culture History 1561 – UFOs were reported flying over Nuremberg, German 1841 – US President Harrison died of pneumonia after one month in office 1850 – Los Angeles, California was incorporated as a city. 1871 – Mary Florence Potts of Ottumwa, Iowa Patented (#113,448) the “Mrs. Potts’ sad iron” – a […]

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April 3 in Pop Culture History

April 3 in Pop Culture History 33 – Researchers from Oxford published a paper that put the definitive date of Jesus’ crucifixion at Friday, April 3, 33 AD 1860 – Pony Express mail, traveling by horse and rider relay teams, simultaneously left St. Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento, California. They used horses, not ponies. 1885 – […]

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April 2 in Pop Culture History

April 2 in Pop Culture History 1513 – Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de Leon landed near what is now called St. Augustine, Florida and declared the land for Spain. 1792 – The Coinage Act was passed, establishing the United States Mint. 1827 – Lead pencils were began being manufactured by Joseph Dixon, who built his […]

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April 1 in Pop Culture History

April 1 in Pop Culture History April 1 is known as April Fools Day or All Fools’ Day in many countries. Also, April 1st is the perfect day for companies to market risky ideas. 1789 – Pennsylvania Representative Frederick Augustus Conrad Muhlenberg was elected as the first US Speaker of the House of Representatives. 1853 […]

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March 31 in Pop Culture History

March 31 in Pop Culture History 1492 – Queen Isabella of Castille issued the Alhambra Decree, ordering her 150,000 Jewish and Muslim subjects to convert to Christianity or face expulsion. 1822 – The massacre of tens of thousands of people living on the Greek island of Chios by soldiers of the Ottoman Empire following an […]

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March 30 in Pop Culture History

March 30 in Pop Culture History 1842 – Ether anesthesia was used for the first time, in an operation by the American surgeon, Dr. Crawford Long. 1867 – Alaska is purchased from Russia for $7.2 million (‘Seward’s Folly’), by United States Secretary of State William H. Seward. 1910 – The Mississippi Legislature founded the University […]

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March 29 in Pop Culture History

March 29 in Pop Culture History 1638 – Swedish colonists established the first European settlement in Delaware, naming it New Sweden. 1867 – Queen Victoria gave Royal Assent to the British North America Act which established the Dominion of Canada, effective on July 1. 1871 – The Royal Albert Hall was opened by Queen Victoria. […]

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March 28 in Pop Culture History

March 28 in Pop Culture History 1783 (Earthquake) Calabria, Italy 1920 – Douglas Fairbanks and Mary Pickford got married; it was the first high profile celebrity wedding. 1949 – Fred Hoyle coined the term “Big Bang” in a radio interview. 1960 – Stanley Kramer was the first to get his star on the Hollywood Walk […]

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March 27 in Pop Culture History

March 27 in Pop Culture History 1886 – Apache warrior, Geronimo, surrendered to the US Army. 1899 – Guglielmo Marconi’s radio transmitted across the English Channel from Boulogne, France, to Dover, England. 1915 – Typhoid Mary, the first healthy carrier of disease ever ID’d in the United States, was put in quarantine. 1964 (Earthquake) ‘Good […]

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