July 30 in Pop Culture History

July 30 in Pop Culture History 762 – Baghdad was founded by caliph Al-Mansur. 1619 – In Jamestown, Virginia, the first representative assembly in the Americas, the House of Burgesses, convenes for the first time. 1729 – Founding of Baltimore, Maryland. 1733 – The first Masonic Grand Lodge in the future United States was constituted […]

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July 28 in Pop Culture History

July 28 in Pop Culture History 1854 – The USS Constellation, the last all-sail warship built by the United States Navy, was commissioned. 1868 – The 14th Amendment to the United States Constitution was certified, establishing African American citizenship and guaranteeing due process of law. 1896 – The city of Miami, Florida was incorporated. 1945 […]

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July 27 in Pop Culture History

July 27 in Pop Culture History 1694 – A Royal charter was granted to the Bank of England. 1789 – The first US federal government agency, the Department of Foreign Affairs, was established (later renamed the Department of State). 1866 – The first permanent transatlantic telegraph cable was successfully completed, stretching from Valentia Island, Ireland, […]

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July 25 in Pop Culture History

July 25 in Pop Culture History 306 – Constantine I (Constantine The Great) was proclaimed Roman emperor by his troops. 1593 – Henry IV of France converted from Protestantism to Roman Catholicism. 1668 (Earthquake) China 1788 – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart completed his Symphony No. 40 in G minor. 1861 – The United States Congress passed […]

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July 23 in Pop Culture History

July 23 in Pop Culture History 1829 – In the United States, William Austin Burt patented (#5581X) the typographer, an early typewriter. 1926 – Fox Film bought the patents of the Movietone sound system, for recording sound onto film. 1961 – The Sandinista National Liberation Front was founded in Nicaragua. 1962 – Telstar relayed the […]

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July 22 in Pop Culture History

July 22 in Pop Culture History 1587 – A second group of English settlers arrived on Roanoke Island off North Carolina to re-establish the deserted colony. 1796 – Surveyors of the Connecticut Land Company named an area in Ohio “Cleveland” after Gen. Moses Cleaveland, the superintendent of the surveying party. 1933 – Wiley Post became […]

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July 16 in Pop Culture History

July 16 in Pop Culture History 622 – The 354 day Islamic Calendar was established. 1661 – The first banknotes in Europe were issued by the Swedish bank Stockholms Banco. 1769 – Father Junípero Serra founded California’s first mission, Mission San Diego de Alcalá, alter known as San Diego, California. 1790 – The District of […]

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July 15 in Pop Culture History

July 15 in Pop Culture History 850 (Earthquake) Iran 1149 – The reconstructed Church of the Holy Sepulchre was consecrated in Jerusalem. 1799 – The Rosetta Stone was found in the Egyptian village of Rosetta by French Captain Pierre-François Bouchard during Napoleon’s Egyptian Campaign. 1823 – A fire destroyed the ancient Basilica of Saint Paul […]

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July 13 in Pop Culture History

July 13 in Pop Culture History 1787 – The Continental Congress enacted the Northwest Ordinance establishing governing rules for the Northwest Territory. It also established procedures for the admission of new states and limits the expansion of slavery. 1923 – The Hollywood Sign is officially dedicated in the hills above Hollywood, Los Angeles, California. It […]

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July 11 in Pop Culture History

July 11 in Pop Culture History 1796 – The United States took possession of Detroit from Great Britain under terms of the Jay Treaty. 1798 – The United States Marine Corps was re-established (they had been disbanded after the American Revolutionary War). 1889 – Tijuana, Mexico, was founded. 1893 – The first cultured pearl was […]

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July 9 in Pop Culture History

July 9 in Pop Culture History 1540 – King Henry VIII of England annulled the marriage to his fourth wife, Anne of Cleves. 1595 – Johannes Kepler published Mysterium cosmographicum (Mystery of the Cosmos) 1776 – George Washington ordered the Declaration of Independence to be read out loud to members of the Continental Army in […]

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July 8 in Pop Culture History

July 8 in Pop Culture History 1776 – The Liberty Bell rang at Pennsylvania State House (now Independence Hall) in Philadelphia, inviting citizens to the first public reading of the Declaration of Independence. 1800 – Dr. Benjamin Waterhouse gave the smallpox vaccination to his son, Daniel. It was performed in the US, using cowpox serum […]

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July 5 in Pop Culture History

July 5 in Pop Culture History 1687 – Isaac Newton published Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy. (Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica) 1841 – Thomas Cook organized the first package excursion (planned vacation tour), from Leicester to Loughborough. 1865 – William Booth and his wife Catherine establish the Christian Mission, later known as the Salvation Army (1878). […]

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The Declaration of Independence

The Declaration of Independence When, in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bonds which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the laws of nature and of nature’s God entitle them, a […]

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July 2 in Pop Culture History

July 2 in Pop Culture History 1698 – Thomas Savery patented the first steam engine. 1776 – The Continental Congress adopted a resolution severing ties with the Kingdom of Great Britain, although the final wording of the formal Declaration of Independence was not approved until July 4. 1839 – 53 African slaves took over the […]

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