May 25 in Pop Culture History

May 25 in Pop Culture History

1878 – Gilbert and Sullivan’s comic opera H.M.S. Pinafore opened at the Opera Comique in London.

1935 – At Forbes Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Babe Ruth hit his 714th (and final) home run.

1961 – President John F. Kennedy declared “I believe that this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man on the Moon and returning him safely to …

May 24 in Pop Culture History

May 24 in Pop Culture History

1775 – John Hancock was elected president of the Second Continental Congress.

1830 – Mary Had a Little Lamb by Sarah Josepha Hale was published.

1844 – Samuel F.B. Morse sent the first public telegraph message – ‘What Hath God Wrought?’ through the Washington-to-Baltimore telegraph line.

1883 – The Brooklyn Bridge over the East River opened, connecting Manhattan and Brooklyn.

1935 – The Cincinnati Reds beat the Philadelphia Phillies …

May 23 in Pop Culture History

May 23 in Pop Culture History

1701 – Scottish-born sea captain William Kidd was hanged on the banks of the Thames after being found guilty of piracy and murder.

1911 – The New York Public Library was dedicated.

1920 – Joan of Arc was canonized by Pope Benedict XV.

1922 – Abie’s Irish Rose (Broadway Play) Opened on May 23, 1922 and Closed: October 1, 1927

1934 – Bank robbers Bonnie and Clyde were shot …

May 22 in Pop Culture History

May 22 in Pop Culture History

1455 – England’s War of the Roses began when the Yorkists defeated King Henry VI’s Lancastrian forces at St. Albans.

1849 – Abraham Lincoln was issued a patent (#6,469) for “buoying boats over shoals”.

1906 – Orville and Wilbur Wright were granted a patent (#821,393) for their system of flight control.

1927 (Earthquake) Gulang/Gansu, China

1933 – First modern sighting of the Loch Ness Monster by Aldie and John …

May 21 in Pop Culture History

May 21 in Pop Culture History

1863 – Organization of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Battle Creek, Michigan.

1955 – George B. Hansburg of Walker Valley, N.Y. was issued a patent (#2,793,036) for his invention of an improved pogo stick.

1975 – Carol Burnett was added to the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

1977 – Gemini (Broadway Play) Opened on May 21, 1977 and Closed: September 6, 1981

1977 # 1 Hit May 21, 1977 – …

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May 20 in Pop Culture History

May 20 in Pop Culture History

1873 – Levi Strauss and Jacob W Davis patented (#139,121) copper-riveted jeans, designed to help prevent tears in the fabric.

1883 – Krakatoa began to erupt; the volcano exploding three months later, killing more than 36,000 people.

1899 – The American Physical Society was founded at Columbia University.

1901 – Claude Grivolas patented (French) a projector for three-dimensional (stereoscopic) movies viewed wearing spectacles with one red and one blue …

May 19 in Pop Culture History

May 19 in Pop Culture History

1780 – This morning, a combination of thick smoke and heavy cloud cover caused complete darkness to fall on Eastern Canada and the New England area of the United States candles were needed by noon, and it not disburse until the following evening, causing New England’s Dark Day.

1910 – Earth passed through the tail of Halley’s Comet.

1962 – Marilyn Monroe sang her famous ‘Happy Birthday’ to …

May 18 in Pop Culture History

May 18 in Pop Culture History

1910 – The Earth passes through the tail of Halley’s Comet.

1926 – In one of the first Media Frenzy’s of Popular Culture, Evangelist Aimee Semple McPherson disappeared while visiting a Venice, California beach.

1946 – A UFO, with living creatures inside, was reported by Gosta Carlsson, in Sweden.

1952 – Professor Willard F. Libby determined the age of Stonehenge on Salisbury Plain, England, at 1848 BC, give or …

May 17 in Pop Culture History

May 17 in Pop Culture History

1536 – The annulment of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn’s marriage.

1792 – The New York Stock Exchange was formed.

1875 – Aristides won the first Kentucky Derby.

1890 – Comic Cuts, the first British weekly comic paper, was published in London by Alfred Northcliffe.

1900 – The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, by L. Frank Baum, was published with an initial 10,000 copies.

1952 # 1 Hit …

May 16 in Pop Culture History

May 16 in Pop Culture History
1866 – Root Beer was invented by Charles Elmer Hires in Philadelphia, PA.
Annie Get Your Gun (Broadway Musical) Opened on May 16, 1946 and Closed: February 12, 1949

1946 – The first magnetic tape recorder was demonstrated by Jack Mullin.

1964 # 1 Hit May 16, 1964 – May 29, 1964: Mary WellsMy Guy. Motown Records got its first #1 hit with the song.

1966 …

May 15 in Pop Culture History

May 15 in Pop Culture History
1501 – Ottaviano Petrucci opened the first modern-style music publishing house, by producing the first book of music made from movable type, in Venice.

1793 – Diego Marín Aguilera flew a glider for approximately 1,000 feet during one of the first attempted manned flights, in Spain.

1800 – President John Adams ordered the new US federal government to leave Philadelphia and move to the nation’s new capital in Washington …