January 25 in Pop Culture History

January 25 in Pop Culture History 1533 – Henry VIII of England married his second wife Anne Boleyn. 1858 – The Wedding March by Felix Mendelssohn was played at the marriage of Queen Victoria’s daughter, Victoria, and Friedrich of Prussia. 1881 – Thomas Edison and Alexander Graham Bell formed the Oriental Telephone Company. 1937 – […]

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January 24 in Pop Culture History

January 24 in Pop Culture History 41 – Roman Emperor Caligula was assassinated. 1848 – Gold was discovered at Sutter’s Mill, Coloma, California by James W. Marshall. 1899 – The US patent (#618128) for a rubber ‘safety heel’ was issued to Humphrey O’Sullivan 1922 – The ‘Eskimo Pie’, an ice cream centre covered in chocolate, […]

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January 23 in Pop Culture History

January 23 in Pop Culture History 1556 (Earthquake) Shaanxi, China. Over 800,000 people may were killed. 1571 – The Royal Exchange opened in London. 1793 – Humane Society of Philadelphia (America’s 1st aid organization) founded. 1870 – US cavalry men killed 173 Native Americans, mostly women and children, in what is known as the Marias […]

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January 21 in Pop Culture History

January 21 in Pop Culture History 1472 – The Great Daylight Comet of 1472 was visible in daylight for 8 days. 1790 – Dr Joseph-Ignace Guillotin proposed the guillotine to the newly formed National Assembly of Paris as a “humane” method of execution. 1799 – Edward Jenner’s smallpox vaccination was introduced. 1807 – The London […]

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January 20 in Pop Culture History

January 20 in Pop Culture History January 20, 1992 was a Good Day for rapper Ice Cube. 1265 – 1st English Parliament was called into session by Earl of Leicester. 1835 (Volcano Eruption) Cosigüina 1920 – American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) was founded. 1929 – In Old Arizona, the first full-length talking motion picture filmed […]

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January 19 in Pop Culture History

January 19 in Pop Culture History 1825 – The US patent (#X004009) for food storage in cans to “preserve animal substances in tin” was issued to Ezra Daggett and his nephew Thomas Kensett of New York City. 1839 – The British East India Company captures Aden, Yemen. There have not been many companies that could […]

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January 17 in Pop Culture History

January 17 in Pop Culture History 1706 – Ben Franklin ‘The First American’ was born. 1773 – Captain James Cook and his crew became the first Europeans to sail below the Antarctic Circle. 1929 – Popeye made his 1st appearance, in comic strip ‘Thimble Theater’ 1929 – From the Mount Wilson Observatory, Carnegie Institution of […]

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January 16 in Pop Culture History

January 16 in Pop Culture History 1362 – St. Marcellus Flood or Grote Mandrenke (Great Drowning of Men), Netherlands 1547 – Ivan the Terrible crowned himself 1st Tsar of Moscow. 1581 – The English Parliament outlawed Roman Catholicism. 1605 – The first edition of El ingenioso hidalgo Don Quijote de la Mancha (Book One of […]

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January 15 in Pop Culture History

January 15 in Pop Culture History It’s National Hat Day, because in 1797, the 1st top hat was worn, by John Etherington in London. There are 350 days left until next year. (unless it is 2020 or 2024) 1759 – The British Museum, in Bloomsbury, London, the world’s oldest public national museum, opened to the […]

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January 14 in Pop Culture History

January 14 in Pop Culture History 1690 – The Clarinet was invented in Nurnberg, Germany 1794 – Elizabeth Hog Bennett became the first woman in the US to successfully give birth to a child by a Cesarean section. Her husband, Dr. Jesse Bennett performed the operation. 1878 – U.S. Supreme Court rules that race separation […]

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January 13 in Pop Culture History

January 13 in Pop Culture History 1854 – US patent (#11062) for an accordion was issued to Anthony Faas of Philadelphia, Pa. 1863 – Thomas Crapper invented the portable toilet. 1888 – National Geographic Society was founded in Washington, D.C. 1930 – Disney’s ‘Mickey Mouse’ newspaper strip first appeared. 1906 – The 1st radio set […]

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