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

August 30 in Pop Culture History

August 30 in Pop Culture History

1835 – Melbourne, Australia was founded.

1836 – The city of Houston, named after former General Sam Houston, was founded by Augustus Chapman Allen and John Kirby Allen.

1945 – Hong Kong was liberated from Japan by British Armed Forces.

1963 – The Moscow to Washington hotline between the leaders of the U.S.A. and the Soviet Union went into operation.

1967 – Thurgood Marshall was confirmed as the first …

August 29 in Pop Culture History

August 29 in Pop Culture History

1758 – The first American Indian reservation was established, at Indian Mills, New Jersey.

1831 – Michael Faraday discovers electromagnetic induction, opening the door to electric generators.

1885 – Gottlieb Daimler patented the world’s first internal combustion motorcycle, the Reitwagen.

1896 – Chinese Ambassador Li Hung-Chang’s chef is crdited with inventing Chop Suey.

1898 – The Goodyear tire company was founded.

1915 – Actress Ingrid Bergman died on her …

August 28 in Pop Culture History

August 28 in Pop Culture History

1609 – Henry Hudson discovered the Delaware Bay.

1789 – William Herschel discovered another Saturn moon, Enceladus.

1830 – The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad’s (B&O) new ‘Tom Thumb’ steam locomotive races a horse-drawn car, presaging steam’s role in US railroads.

1833 – The Slavery Abolition Act 1833 received Royal Assent, abolishing slavery through most the British Empire.

1845 – The first issue of Scientific American magazine was published.

1898 …

August 27 in Pop Culture History

August 27 in Pop Culture History

410 – The sacking of Rome by the Visigoths ended after three days.

1813 – French Emperor Napoleon I defeated a larger force of Austrians, Russians, and Prussians at the Battle of Dresden.

1859 – Petroleum was discovered in Titusville, Pennsylvania leading to the world’s first commercially successful oil well.

1893 – Sea Islands Hurricane, Georgia, South Carolina.

1896 – The  Shortest War in recorded history was the Anglo-Zanzibar …

August 26 in Pop Culture History

August 26 in Pop Culture History

1498 – Michelangelo began his work to carve the Pieta, depicting the body of Jesus on the lap of his mother Mary after the Crucifixion.

1789 – The Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen was approved by the National Constituent Assembly of France.

1791 – John Fitch was granted a United States patent (# X00028) for the steamboat.

1883 (Volcano Eruption & Tsunami) Krakatoa began. …

August 25 in Pop Culture History

August 25 in Pop Culture History

1609 – Galileo Galilei demonstrated his first telescope to Venetian lawmakers.

1835 – The New York Sun perpetrated the Great Moon Hoax a six part article falsely attributed to Sir John Herschel, one of the best-known astronomers of his time.

1916 – The United States National Park Service was created.

1921 – The largest civil uprising in US history since the Civil War occurred when 10,000 Coal Miners battled …

August 24 in Pop Culture History

August 24 in Pop Culture History

79 (Volcano Eruption) Mount Vesuvius erupted. The cities of Pompeii, Herculaneum, and Stabiae were buried in volcanic ash, although some scholars believe it was October 24th. Pop/Rock band Bastille wrote a song about the event in 2013.

1215 – Pope Innocent III declared Magna Carta invalid.

1456 – The printing of the Gutenberg Bible was completed.

1635 – Great Colonial Hurricane of 1635, Colonial USA

1662 – The Act …

August 23 in Pop Culture History

August 23 in Pop Culture History

79 – Mount Vesuvius began stirring, on the feast day of Vulcan, the Roman god of fire.

1305 – Sir William Wallace was executed for high treason at Smithfield in London.

1775 – King George III delivered his ‘Proclamation of Rebellion to the Court of St. James’s’ stating that the American colonies have proceeded to a state of open and avowed rebellion.

1913 – The Little Mermaid statue was …

August 22 in Pop Culture History

August 22 in Pop Culture History

565 – Columba, an Irish missionary, reported seeing a monster in Loch Ness, Scotland.

1791 – Haitian Slave Revolution in Saint-Domingue began. It ended with the founding of the Republic of Haiti in 1804.

1831 – Nat Turner’s slave rebellion began just after midnight in Southampton County, Virginia, leading to the deaths of more than 50 whites and several hundred African Americans who were killed in retaliation for the …

August 21 in Pop Culture History

August 21 in Pop Culture History

1883 – An F5 tornado strikes Rochester, Minnesota, leading to the creation of the Mayo Clinic.

1888 – The first practical adding machine in the United States was patented (#’s 388,116-388,119) by William Seward Burroughs.

1911 – The Mona Lisa was stolen by a Louvre employee, Vincenzo Peruggia. It was returned in 1913.

1919 – Pearl Harbor Dry Dock officially opened.

1957 – The Soviet Union successfully conducted a …

August 20 in Pop Culture History

August 20 in Pop Culture History

1000 – The foundation of the Hungarian state by Saint Stephen.

1858 – Charles Darwin first published his theory of evolution through natural selection in The Journal of the Proceedings of the Linnean Society of London

1882 – Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture debuted in Moscow, Russia.

1910 – The Great Fire of 1910 burned 3 Million acres in Washinton, Idaho and Montana.

1920 – The first commercial radio station, 8MK …