July 31 in Pop Culture History

July 31 in Pop Culture History

781 – The oldest recorded eruption of Mount Fuji in Japan.

1492 – Jews were expelled from Spain when the Alhambra Decree took effect.

1790 – The first US patent (X000001) as issued, to inventor Samuel Hopkins for a potash process.

1930 – The radio mystery program The Shadow aired for the first time.

1931 – New York television station W2XAB (now known as WCBS) began broadcasting.

1948 – …

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 in Massachusetts.

1866 – New Orleans, Louisiana’s Democratic government ordered police to raid an integrated Republican Party meeting, killing 40 …

July 29 in Pop Culture History

July 29 in Pop Culture History

1148 – The Siege of Damascus ended with a crusader defeat and lead end of the Second Crusade.

1836 – Inauguration of the Arc de Triomphe de l’√Čtoile (Arch of Triumph of the Star) in Paris, France.

1914 – The 7 mile long Cape Cod Canal opened in Massachusetts.

1916 – Matheson Fire, Ontario

1921 – Adolf Hitler became the leader of the National Socialist German Workers Party.

1948 …

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 – A US Army B-25 bomber crashed into the 79th floor of the Empire State Building, killing 14 and injuring …

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, to Heart’s Content, Newfoundland.

1890 – Vincent van Gogh (probably) shot himself, and died from the chest wound on July …

July 26 in Pop Culture History

July 26 in Pop Culture History

1745 – “The greatest cricket match that was played in this part of England was on Friday, the 26th of last month, on Gosden Common, near Guildford, between eleven maids of Bramley and eleven maids of Hambledon, all dressed in white. The Bramley maids had blue ribbons and the Hambledon maids red ribbons on their heads. The Bramley girls got 119 notches and the Hambledon girls 127. There was …

July 25 in Pop Culture History

25July 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 the Crittenden-Johnson Resolution, stating that the war was being fought to preserve the Union and not to end slavery.

1925 …

July 24 in Pop Culture History

July 24 in Pop Culture History

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1567 – Mary, Queen of Scots, was forced to abdicate and replaced by her 1-year-old son James VI, after the sudden death of one husband and the quick marriage to another.

1823 – Slavery was abolished in Chile.

1847 – Brigham Young brought 148 Mormon pioneers into Salt Lake Valley, establishing Salt …

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 first publicly transmitted, live, trans-Atlantic television program, featuring CBS’s Walter Cronkite and NBC’s Chet Huntley in New York, and the …

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 the first person to fly solo around the world, traveling 15,596 miles in seven days, 18 hours and 45 minutes.…

July 21 in Pop Culture History

July 21 in Pop Culture History

356 BC – The Temple of Artemis in Ephesus, one of the Seven Wonders of the World, was destroyed by arson.

1865 – In Springfield, Missouri, Wild Bill Hickok shot and killed Davis Tutt, in what is considered as the first western showdown.

1873 – Near Adair, Iowa, Jesse James and the James-Younger Gang pulled off the first successful train robbery in the ‘American Old West.’

1902 – Willis …

July 20 in Pop Culture History

July 20 in Pop Culture History

1903 – The Ford Motor Company shipped its first car.

1938 – The United States Department of Justice filed suit in New York City against the motion picture industry charging violations of the Sherman Antitrust Act in regards to the studio system.

1940 – California opened its first freeway, the Arroyo Seco Parkway.

1960 – The Polaris missile was successfully launched from a submarine, the USS George Washington, for …