William Shakespeare’s First Folio Day – January 4

By Bob Falkenstein
Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies
is the 1623 published collection of William Shakespeare’s plays. Modern scholars commonly refer to it as the First Folio. It is believed that around 750 copies of the First Folio were printed, of which there are 233 known surviving copies.

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January 4 in Pop Culture History

January 4 in Pop Culture History
1790 – President Washington delivered the 1st State of the Union address

1865 – The New York Stock Exchange opened its first permanent headquarters at 10-12 Broad near Wall Street in New York City.

1896 – Utah became the 45th State

1902 – The Carnegie Institute of Washington was founded.

1903 – Thomas Edison filmed the electrocution of a murdering elephant, Topsy, to show the dangers of Alternating Current …