April 15 in Pop Culture History

April 15 in Pop Culture History 1755 – Samuel Johnson’s A Dictionary of the English Language was published in London. 1817 – The Erie Canal was authorized, to link between Buffalo on Lake Erie and the Hudson River at Albany New York, 1892 – The Edison General Electric Company (General Electric Company) was formed. 1912 […]

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April 14 in Pop Culture History

April 14 in Pop Culture History 1775 – The Society for the Relief of Free Negroes Unlawfully Held in Bondage was organized in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania by Benjamin Franklin and Benjamin Rush. 1828 – Noah Webster published his American Dictionary of the English Language. 1863 – The US Patent (No. 38,200) for a continuous-roll printing press […]

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National Blame Someone Else Day is Celebrated on the First Friday the 13th of Every Year

Friday the 13th is traditionally  a day to safely stay in bed with the covers over your head in order to protect yourself from the horrid bad luck that is sure to come at you on that dreaded day.  Friday the 13th is however a day that can also be celebrated too as the first […]

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April 10 in Pop Culture History

April 10 in Pop Culture History 1710 – The Statute of Anne, the first law regulating copyright, was enacted in Great Britain. 1790 – The US Patent office was approved by George Washington. 1815 (Volcano Eruption) Mount Tambora (Year Without A Summer). The eruption lasted 3 months, killing 10,000 people directly and 80,000 more via […]

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April 8 in Pop Culture History

April 8 in Pop Culture History 1730 – Shearith Israel, the first synagogue in New York City, was dedicated. 1820 – The Venus de Milo statue was discovered on the Aegean island of Melos. 1838 (Tornado) Calcutta, India. 1873 – The first commercially successful margarine manufacturing process was Patented (No. 137,564) by Alfred Paraf of […]

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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 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. 1789 – Pennsylvania Representative Frederick Augustus Conrad Muhlenberg was elected as the first US Speaker of the House of Representatives. 1853 – The first professional, full time US fire department with salaried firemen was […]

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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 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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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 21 in Pop Culture History

March 21 in Pop Culture History 1617 – Pocahontas (Rebecca Rolfe) died of either small pox or pneumonia while in England with her husband, John Rolfe. 1788 – The Great New Orleans Fire destroyed 80% of the city. 1859 – The first Zoological Society was incorporated in Philadelphia. PA, today simply called ‘The Philadelphia Zoo.’ […]

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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 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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Saint Patrick The Man and The Legend

Very Little is actually known about Saint Patrick.  His tale is shrouded in mystery and legend.  What we do know comes to us by his own writing.  There are two of those.  One his Confession.  The confession is spiritual autobiography and the second his Letter to Coroticus.  This a denunciation of the British mistreatment of […]

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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. 1945 – Tsutomu Yamaguchi was the […]

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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 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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March 11 in Pop Culture History

March 11 in Pop Culture History 105 – Ts’ai Lun invented paper, in China. 1818 – Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus by 21-year-old Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, was published. It is recognized as world’s first science fiction novel. 1864 – The Great Sheffield Flood killed 238 people in Sheffield, England. 1888 – Great Blizzard of 1888, […]

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March 10 in Pop Culture History

March 10 in Pop Culture History 1804 – In St. Louis, Missouri, a formal ceremony was conducted to transfer ownership of the Louisiana Territory from France to the United States, via the Louisiana Purchase. 1876 – Alexander Graham Bell spoke into his just-completed invention, the telephone. “Mr. Watson, come here. I want to see you.” […]

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March 8 in Pop Culture History

March 8 in Pop Culture History 1618 – Johannes Kepler formulated his Third Law of Planetary Motion. 1669 – Mount Etna, on the island of Sicily, began erupting and over the next several weeks killed over 20,000 people. 1755 – Thomas Paine, published African Slavery in America – the first article in the American colonies […]

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The Real Meaning Of Foo Fighters

(PCM) Yes, believe it or not, millennials, Foo Fighters are actually a big part of World War II history and not just the epic rock band led by front-man Dave Grohl! The term Foo Fighter was used by Allied aircraft pilots in World War II to describe various UFOs or mysterious aerial phenomena seen in the skies over […]

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50 Facts You Thought Were True, But Weren’t

50 Facts You Thought Were True, But Weren’t A lot of people have been taught misconceptions. How many of these facts did you believe to be true? When you pour from cartons with a screw on top on one end, like oil for your car or broth that comes in boxes, why do they splash […]

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Surrealist Salvador Dali Once Collaborated With Walt Disney

In 1944, surrealist artist Salvador Dali and Disney studio artist John Hench of Walt Disney came together to collaborate on an animated short film titled “Destino”. The film was only seven minutes in length and was not officially completed and released until 2003.  It took nearly 60 years for “Destino” to make it’s debut and […]

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The Origins Of The Christmas Ornament

(PCM) It is the time of year where we are ready to deck the halls and begin trimming our Christmas trees. For many families this is time for togetherness and one of the most enjoyable aspects of the impending holiday season. The tradition of the Christmas tree as we know it today began here in […]

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The Most Stolen Piece Of Art Might Just Surprise You!

(PCM) It was very surprising for us to learn that Hubert and Jan van Eyck’s 12 panel Adoration of the Mystic Lamb (also known as the Ghent Altarpiece) is widely regarded as the most stolen art piece throughout history.  It was robbed by Napoleon, nearly burned by Calvinists, sought after by the Nazis and that is […]

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The Story Behind The Iconic Cartoon Character Bugs Bunny!

(PCM) The Merrie Melodies/Looney Tunes cartoon character is one of the most widely recognizable throughout popular culture and around the globe. Bugs Bunny has been in more films than any other cartoon character and has also earned the rank of being the ninth most portrayed film character in history. Bugs Bunny has appeared in numerous […]

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The Legend Of Count Dracula And The Character We Know Today!

(PCM) Many believe that the origin of Count Dracula can be linked to an area of Romania known as Transylvania, which is believed to sit upon some of Earth’s strongest magnetic fields and some feel that it gives individuals who reside in the area various types of extra-sensory perceptions. The area gave birth to famous author […]

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The Story Of Caesar Salad And A Good Recipe Too!

(PCM) Seriously, who doesn’t love a good Caesar Salad every once and while? It is definitely one of the more healthy food choices and can be perfectly paired with chicken, or really any meat dish of your choosing. Others choose to simply enjoy Caesar salad as a main entree all it’s own, as it can […]

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Why Did They Remove Lenin’s Brain?

(PCM) Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov, better known by the alias Lenin, was a Russian communist revolutionary, politician, and political theorist. He is credited with creation of the Soviet Union and was a feared political figure until this death at the young age of 53 in January of 1924. Lenin’s cause of death was a series of strokes […]

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What Is The Human Genome Project?

(PCM) The Human Genome Project was completed on April 14th of 2003 and it was a breakthrough for scientific researchers across the globe, however many of you may be wondering what exactly The Human Genome Project is and just why it is so important. First let’s look at the definition of a genome. A genome […]

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The Lost Episodes Of Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood And Why They Vanished!

(PCM) Most of us reminisce about “Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood” with memories of star Fred Rogers and his colorful cast of puppets teaching us about creativity, empathy, learning and more. We most recall this show with happy childhood memories, however did you know there were a few times where the show actually took quite a dark […]

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A Look Back At The Very First Cell Phone Call

(PCM) Over the last decade cell phones have become a huge part of our everyday lives, in fact, many of us feel completely naked if we happen to forget our phones at home or in the car and in turn freak out about what we may be missing all day long! (Trust us, it’s really not […]

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Can Mental Illness Be Misdiagnosed or Even Faked?

(PCM) Mental illness is a real condition that affects millions of individuals worldwide, however often times it can be incredibly hard to detect. Some forms of mental illness show little to no physical symptoms, so it can be truly difficult for medical professionals to get to the bottom of what is truly going on. This […]

Our Encounter At The Viking’s Seer’s Lair At SDCC!

(PCM) No visit to San Diego Comic Con would be complete without a visit to yet another of HISTORY Channel’s amazing on-site activations, this time with an incredibly detailed (and a bit creepy) journey to “The Seer’s Lair” in support of the upcoming season of the hit series “Vikings”! Escaping the hustle and bustle of […]

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Toymakerz David Ankin is a Family Man

  Toymakerz star David Ankin has been in the car business for most of his life. His biggest passion is building cars, particularly of the hot rod variety.  While we have spent a lot of time watching him on TV, it took him awhile to get to where he is now. Several of David’s friends… Read More

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History’s Vikings Returns This Fall

San Diego, CA. – July 20, 2018 – HISTORY’s hit drama series “Vikings” returns on Wednesday, November 28 at 9 PM ET/PT, it was announced today from San Diego Comic-Con International. An exclusive trailer from the mid-season five premiere was unveiled to nearly 5,000 fans during the “Vikings” cast panel held in Ballroom 20 this… Read More

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Frank Sinatra’s Obsession With Dimes

(PCM) Many may not know this, but Frank Sinatra, otherwise known as Ol’ Blue Eyes, had an obsession with dimes. However, he was not always a collector! His obsession with the ten cent coins began for much more sinister reasons. Sinatra’s son, Frankie Sinatra, Jr was kidnapped on December 8, 1963 and the performer ended […]

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Celebrating The Pop Culture Phenomena Of Playboy!

(PCM) The iconic Playboy bunny symbol is without a doubt one of the most recognized brand logos throughout the history of pop culture. The magazine was started by Hugh Hefner back in December of 1953 and the very first issue is actually undated because they were not sure if there would even be another copy […]

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The Birth Of The TV Dinner Was Actually A Mistake!

(PCM) Surely nearly every one of us at one point or another hasn’t had the time or the energy to make a home-cooked dinner each and every night, so that is when the modern day TV Dinner comes in handy to save the day. We are sure you definitely have a few of these lurking […]

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The Mysterious And Unexplained Disappearance Of Pilot Felix Moncla

(PCM) Was it a UFO,some kind of spontaneous combustion or just a freak accident? These are the questions we have to ask ourselves when delving into the mysterious and unexplained disappearance of United States Air Force Pilot Felix Moncla. It is rumored that Mocla had an encounter with a UFO (Unidentified Flying Object) when he […]

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The Evolution Of The Modern Day Bra

(PCM) The bra. Love it or hate it, it is a piece of clothing that is owned by nearly every woman both young and old. Studies revealed that the average woman will spend upwards of $4,000 dollars on bras throughout her lifetime and own approximately 16 to 20 bras at any given time. Over the […]

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Why An Anonymous Letter Left Frank Sinatra On The FBI Watch List

(PCM) Any follower of pop culture history will know that Frank Sinatra, our loving Ol’ Blue Eyes, definitely had his fare share of run-ins with the law. Sinatra was a true icon in the music industry and beloved by his millions of fans, however he was most certainly  involved in some illicit activities with some […]

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The True Birth Of Superman

(PCM) It was back in 1933 when two kids from Cleveland, Ohio named Jerome Siegel and Joseph Shuster developed a very small self-published fanzine title “Science Fiction”. In issue #3 of their fanzine, they created a story about a super-powered telepath who was going to attempt to take over the world. At first the Superman […]

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The Mysterious Case Of ‘The Girl In Blue’ And How It Was Eventually Solved!

(PCM) On Christmas Eve, December 24, 1933, a mysterious, yet friendly visitor to the town of Willoughby, Ohio walked directly in front of a moving train and was tragically killed. No one in the area had any idea of the young woman’s identity and she was only referred to as the “Girl In Blue”, based […]

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A Look At The Insanely Long Dance Marathons Of The Mid 1900’s

(PCM) If you have ever visited a night club you will quickly realized the dancing the night away is definitely still a trend that spans throughout the globe. However, you don’t tend to see very many dance competitions or dance marathons these days, but they were certainly all the rage back in the mid 1900’s […]

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Who Invented Frozen Food?

(PCM) Many of us pass by the frozen foods section of the grocery stores at least once a week. It seems as if frozen meals and vegetables have been around forever. We stock up on these frozen dishes for easy meal prep and when fresh foods are just not easily available. Thinking about frozen meals […]

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Brush Up On Your Horse Racing Facts!

(PCM) Many of us have heard about the infamous Triple Crown in horse racing which consists of the Belmont, Preakness and Kentucky Derby races, however that is about where our knowledge ends. We have gathered together a collection of some horse racing facts to give (ourselves) and you a better understanding behind some of the […]

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Was Candid Camera The Beginning Of Reality TV?

(PCM) Nowadays it feels like reality television has taken over airwaves with shows such as the “Real Housewives” of whatever city, “Survivor”, and of course the “Kardashians”, but where did this trend really begin? Many feel that the takeover began MTV began airing their housemate reality series “The Real World” back in the early 90’s, […]

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