February 20 in Pop Culture History

February 20 in Pop Culture History 1792 – The United States Post Office became a cabinet position under President George Washington. In 1971, the Post Office became an independent corporation. 1816 – Rossini’s opera The Barber of Seville premiered at the Teatro Argentina in Rome. 1872 – The Metropolitan Museum of Art opened in New […]

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February 19 in Pop Culture History

February 19 in Pop Culture History 1600 (Volcano Eruption) Huaynaputina 1847 – Of the 89 original members of the Donner Party, only 45 reached California. They had been trapped, with no provisions and little survival skills since late October of 1848, about 13 miles northwest of Lake Tahoe. 1864 – The Knights of Pythias was […]

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February 18 in Pop Culture History

February 18 in Pop Culture History 1856 – The “Know-Nothing Party,” convened in Philadelphia to nominate its first presidential candidate. The Know-Nothing movement began in the 1840s, when an increasing rate of immigration led to the formation of a number of groups to combat “foreign” influences in American society. 1861 – Jefferson Davis became the […]

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February 17 in Pop Culture History

February 17 in Pop Culture History 1621 – Myles Standish was appointed as first commander of the English Plymouth Colony in North America. 1859 – Dmitri Mendeleev began creating what we now call The Periodic Table. 1904 – Giacomo Puccini’s opera Madame Butterfly premiered at the La Scala theatre in Milan, Italy. It was one […]

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February 16 in Pop Culture History

February 16 in Pop Culture History 1852 – Studebaker Brothers wagon company was established. 1883 – Ladies Home Journal magazine began publication. 1894 – Gunslinger John Wesley Hardin is pardoned after spending 15 years in a Texas prison for murder. Hardin shot and killed a man just for snoring, by firing through the wall at […]

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February 15 in Pop Culture History

February 15 in Pop Culture History 1758 – Mustard was first advertised for sale in America, by Benjamin Jackson, in Philadelphia, PA. 1764 – The city of St. Louis was established in Spanish Louisiana (now in Missouri, USA). 1898 – An explosion sank the battleship USS Maine in Cuba’s Havana harbor, killing 260 of the […]

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February 14 in Pop Culture History

February 14 in Pop Culture History Ferris Wheel Day, named after George Ferris, born Feb. 14, 1859. It is also National Donor Day & St. Valentine’s Day. ~270 – Valentine, a priest in Rome in the days of Emperor Claudius II, was beheaded for performing (illegal at the time) marriage ceremonies. 1779 – Captain James […]

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February 13 in Pop Culture History

February 13 in Pop Culture History It’s World Whale Day Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day 1633 – Galileo Galilei arrived in Rome to face charges of heresy by the Catholic Church for advocating Copernican theory, which held that the Earth revolved around the Sun. 1741 – The first magazine was published in America – The American […]

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February 12 in Pop Culture History

February 12 in Pop Culture History Feb 12 is Darwin Day, named after the anniversary of Charles Darwin’s birth (Feb 12, 1813) 881 – Charles the Fat was declared the Holy Roman Emperor. 1809 – Abraham Lincoln and Charles Darwin were both born on February 12th, 1809 1870 – Women were given the right to […]

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February 11 in Pop Culture History

February 11 in Pop Culture History It’s National Pro Sports Wives Day 660 BC – Traditional date for the foundation of Japan by Emperor Jimmu. 1534 – Henry VIII of England is recognized as supreme head of the Church of England. 1752 – The first hospital in the United States, Pennsylvania Hospital, opened. 1808 – […]

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February 10 in Pop Culture History

February 10 in Pop Culture History 1763 – The Treaty of Paris ended the French and Indian War and France ceded Canada to England. 1840 – Queen Victoria and her cousin, Prince Albert of Saxe Coburg-Gotha, married. They had 9 children – Victoria, Bertie, Alice, Alfred, Helena, Louise, Arthur, Leopold, and Beatrice. 1863 – General […]

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February 9 in Pop Culture History

February 9 in Pop Culture History 1825 – The U.S. House of Representatives elected John Quincy Adams president since no candidate had received a majority of electoral votes. 1870 – The weather service, now named the National Weather Service (NWS) was authorized by Congress. 1889 – The United States Department of Agriculture was established 1895 […]

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