April 30 in Pop Culture History

April 30 in Pop Culture History 1789 – In New York City, George Washington was inaugurated as the first president of the United States. 1803 – The Louisiana Purchase from France, for 15 million dollars, also included much (if not all of) of Arkansas, Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, […]

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April 29 in Pop Culture History

April 29 in Pop Culture History 1429 – 17 year-old Joan of Arc arrived to relieve the Siege of Orléans. 1864 – Theta Xi fraternity was founded at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1962 – ABC’s Wide World of Sports premiered. 1945 – The US Seventh Army’s 45th Infantry Division liberated the Dachau concentration camp. 1945 – […]

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April 27 in Pop Culture History

April 27 in Pop Culture History 4977 BC – The Universe was created, according to Johannes Kepler. 1667 – Blind writer John Milton sold his copyright to Paradise Lost for 10 pounds. He needed the money because he was penniless at the time. 1865 – SS Sultana explosion, Mississippi River, near Memphis, Tennessee, killing 1800 […]

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April 26 in Pop Culture History

April 26 in Pop Culture History 662 (Earthquake) Iran 1278 – Imprisoned for murder, John le F*cker sent a letter asking for bail, the earliest recorded instance of the English swear word “f*ck”. 1564 – Playwright William Shakespeare was baptized in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England. People were traditionally baptized three days after birth, this is how […]

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April 25 in Pop Culture History

April 25 in Pop Culture History 1644 – The Chongzhen Emperor, the last Emperor of Ming Dynasty China, committed suicide during a peasant rebellion. 1719 – Daniel Defoe’s The Life and Strange Adventures of Robinson Crusoe was published. 1792 – Highwayman (thief) Nicolas J. Pelletier became the first person executed by guillotine in Paris, France. […]

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April 24 in Pop Culture History

April 24 in Pop Culture History 1184 BC – The fall of Troy (with the Trojan Horse) took place, according to tradition. 1704 – The first regular newspaper in British Colonial America, the News-Letter, was published in Boston, Massachusetts. 1800 – The Library of Congress was established. 1885 – American sharpshooter Annie Oakley joined Buffalo […]

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April 23 in Pop Culture History

April 23 in Pop Culture History 1516 – A Beer Purity Law was put into law still in effect today in Germany. It was decreed on April 23, 1516, by Munich’s Duke Wilhelm, protecting the country’s beer drinkers from contaminants, chemicals and any other additives that unsavory merchants might have thought of adding. 1564 – […]

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April 19 in Pop Culture History

April 19 in Pop Culture History 1775 – The American Revolution began in Lexington, Massachusetts. 1892 -The first Duryea automobile was operated by pioneer manufacturer Charles E. Duryea in Springfield, Massachusetts. 1897 – The first Boston Marathon was held. 1919 – Leslie Irvin made the first successful voluntary free-fall parachute jump using a self-contained parachute. […]

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Happy Birthday Superman

“Faster than speeding bullet.  More powerful than a locomotive.  Able to leap tall building in a single bound.  “Look up in the sky!”  “It’s a bird!”  “It’s a plane!”  It’s Superman!”  Yes, it’s superman strange visitor from another planet who came to earth with powers and abilities far beyond those of mortal men.  Superman who […]

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April 18 in Pop Culture History

April 18 in Pop Culture History 1506 – The cornerstone of the current St. Peter’s Basilica was laid. 1738 – Real Academia de la Historia (“Royal Academy of History”) was founded in Madrid, Spain. 1775 – Paul Revere’s Ride took place. He probably said “The Regulars are coming out” rather subtly since there were British […]

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April 17 in Pop Culture History

April 17 in Pop Culture History 1397 – Geoffrey Chaucer told The Canterbury Tales for the first time at the court of Richard II. 1815 (Volcano) Tambora volcano in Indonesia killed almost 100,000 people. 1861 – The first oil well fire occurred at the Little and Merrick well at Oil Creek, near Rouseville, Pennsylvania, killing […]

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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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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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