August 31 in Pop Culture History

August 31 in Pop Culture History

1803 – Lewis and Clark started their expedition to the west by leaving Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

1888 – Mary Ann Nichols was murdered, the first of Jack the Ripper’s confirmed victims.

1897 – Thomas Edison received his patent (# 589168) for his Kinetoscope, the first movie projector.

1928 – Brecht & Weil’s play, The Threepenny Opera,  premiered.

1957 – #1 Hit August 31, 1957 – September 13, 1957: Debbie