August 3 in Pop Culture History
1492 – Christopher Columbus set sail from Palos de la Frontera, Spain towards, he expected to find Asia.
1769 – The La Brea Tar Pits in Los Angeles, California were discovered.
1852 – Harvard University won the first Boat Race against Yale University. The race was the first American intercollegiate athletic event
1900 – The Firestone Tire and Rubber Company was founded.
1926 – The first traffic lights in …
August 2 in Pop Culture History
1610 – Henry Hudson sailed into what is now known as Hudson Bay (he thought he had made it through the Northwest Passage, and reached the Pacific Ocean).
1776 – The signing of the Declaration of Independence didn’t occur on July 4. After the Continental Congress voted to declare independence on July 2, the final language of the document was approved on July 4, and it was printed and …
(PCM) Generally speaking what is one of the first things you do when someone does a good job? You might congratulate them verbally, however you might also give them a high five by excitedly slapping your palm together with theirs to physically say ‘job well done’!
Did you ever wonder just where the concept of the high five originally began? It is claimed that the first documented occurrence of the high five was between Dusty …
1962 – The Year of Chubby Checker and The Twist
Chubby Checker’s version of The Twist came out August 1, 1960 and he followed it up with non-stop touring, The Hucklebuck, Pony Time, Let’s Twist Again, and repeated The Twist with a second release on November 13, 1961.
The Twist was first shown to the public via American Bandstand, which originated as simply Bandstand, a local show in Philadelphia in …
August 1 in Pop Culture History
1774 – British scientist Joseph Priestley re-discovered oxygen (the gas), verifying the discovery of it by German-Swedish chemist Carl Wilhelm Scheele.
1790 – The first U.S. Census, there were 3,929,326 people living here.
1794 – The Whiskey Rebellion Western. Pennsylvania farmers revolted, protesting the excise duty (tax) on stills and spirits distilled in the U.S.
1834 – Slavery was abolished in the British Empire with the Slavery Abolition Act.…
July 31 in Pop Culture History
781 – The oldest recorded eruption of Mount Fuji in Japan.
1492 – Jews were expelled from Spain when the Alhambra Decree took effect.
1790 – The first US patent (X000001) as issued, to inventor Samuel Hopkins for a potash process.
1930 – The radio mystery program The Shadow aired for the first time.
1931 – New York television station W2XAB (now known as WCBS) began broadcasting.
1948 – …
July 30 in Pop Culture History
762 – Baghdad was founded by caliph Al-Mansur.
1619 – In Jamestown, Virginia, the first representative assembly in the Americas, the House of Burgesses, convenes for the first time.
1729 – Founding of Baltimore, Maryland.
1733 – The first Masonic Grand Lodge in the future United States was constituted in Massachusetts.
1866 – New Orleans, Louisiana’s Democratic government ordered police to raid an integrated Republican Party meeting, killing 40 …
July 29 in Pop Culture History
1148 – The Siege of Damascus ended with a crusader defeat and lead end of the Second Crusade.
1836 – Inauguration of the Arc de Triomphe de l’Étoile (Arch of Triumph of the Star) in Paris, France.
1914 – The 7 mile long Cape Cod Canal opened in Massachusetts.
1916 – Matheson Fire, Ontario
1921 – Adolf Hitler became the leader of the National Socialist German Workers Party.
July 28 in Pop Culture History
1854 – The USS Constellation, the last all-sail warship built by the United States Navy, was commissioned.
1868 – The 14th Amendment to the United States Constitution was certified, establishing African American citizenship and guaranteeing due process of law.
1896 – The city of Miami, Florida was incorporated.
1945 – A US Army B-25 bomber crashed into the 79th floor of the Empire State Building, killing 14 and injuring …
(PCM) In January of 1967 The Beatles recorded an extensive and very avant-garde 14-minute performance piece that remains unreleased even to this day. The performance is said to be titled “Carnival Of Light” and it is considered the holy grail of missing and unreleased tracks from The Beatles which die-hard fans are desperate to get their hands on!
“Carnival Of Light” is said to have been recorded for “The Million Volt Light and Sound Rave” …
July 27 in Pop Culture History
1694 – A Royal charter was granted to the Bank of England.
1789 – The first US federal government agency, the Department of Foreign Affairs, was established (later renamed the Department of State).
1866 – The first permanent transatlantic telegraph cable was successfully completed, stretching from Valentia Island, Ireland, to Heart’s Content, Newfoundland.
1890 – Vincent van Gogh (probably) shot himself, and died from the chest wound on July …