March 31 in Pop Culture History

March 31 in Pop Culture History 1492 – Queen Isabella of Castille issued the Alhambra Decree, ordering her 150,000 Jewish and Muslim subjects to convert to Christianity or face expulsion. 1822 – The massacre of tens of thousands of people living on the Greek island of Chios by soldiers of the Ottoman Empire following an […]

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“In Like a Lion, Out Like a Lamb” Expression Meaning

Many rhymes, expressions, riddles, idioms, and songs exist to describe certain phases of the calendar year. Some of the most common examples are “April showers bring May flowers” and the Month of the Year nursery rhyme, made to help people remember which months have thirty days and which have thirty-one. Like April, the month of […]

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March 30 in Pop Culture History

March 30 in Pop Culture History 1842 – Ether anesthesia was used for the first time, in an operation by the American surgeon, Dr. Crawford Long. 1867 – Alaska is purchased from Russia for $7.2 million (‘Seward’s Folly’), by United States Secretary of State William H. Seward. 1910 – The Mississippi Legislature founded the University […]

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March 29 in Pop Culture History

March 29 in Pop Culture History 1638 – Swedish colonists established the first European settlement in Delaware, naming it New Sweden. 1867 – Queen Victoria gave Royal Assent to the British North America Act which established the Dominion of Canada, effective on July 1. 1871 – The Royal Albert Hall was opened by Queen Victoria. […]

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March 28 in Pop Culture History

March 28 in Pop Culture History 1783 (Earthquake) Calabria, Italy 1920 – Douglas Fairbanks and Mary Pickford got married; it was the first high profile celebrity wedding. 1949 – Fred Hoyle coined the term “Big Bang” in a radio interview. 1960 – Stanley Kramer was the first to get his star on the Hollywood Walk […]

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March 27 in Pop Culture History

March 27 in Pop Culture History 1886 – Apache warrior, Geronimo, surrendered to the US Army. 1899 – Guglielmo Marconi’s radio transmitted across the English Channel from Boulogne, France, to Dover, England. 1915 – Typhoid Mary, the first healthy carrier of disease ever ID’d in the United States, was put in quarantine. 1964 (Earthquake) ‘Good […]

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March 26 in Pop Culture History

March 26 in Pop Culture History 1169 – Saladin became the emir of Egypt. 1812 – A political cartoon in the Boston Gazette coined the term “gerrymander” (named after Governor Elbridge Gerry) to describe oddly shaped electoral districts designed to help incumbents win re-election. 1830 – The Book of Mormon was published in Palmyra, New […]

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March 25 in Pop Culture History

March 25 in Pop Culture History 421 – The city of Venice was founded. 1655 – Saturn’s largest moon, Titan, was discovered by Christiaan Huygens. 1807 – The Slave Trade Act became law, abolishing the slave trade in the British Empire. 1811 – Percy Bysshe Shelley was expelled from the University of Oxford for publishing […]

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March 24 in Pop Culture History

March 24 in Pop Culture History 1707 – The Acts of Union 1707 was signed, officially uniting the Kingdoms and parliaments of England and Scotland to create the Kingdom of Great Britain. 1765 – The Kingdom of Great Britain passed the Quartering Act, which required homes in the Thirteen Colonies to house British troops. 1882 […]

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March 23 in Pop Culture History

March 23 in Pop Culture History 893 (Earthquake) Iran 1775 – Patrick Henry delivered his ‘Give me liberty, or give me death!’ speech at St. John’s Episcopal Church, in Richmond, Virginia. 1839 – The initials ‘O.K.’ were first published in The Boston Morning Post. Meant as an abbreviation for ‘oll correct,’ a popular slang misspelling […]

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March 22 in Pop Culture History

March 22 in Pop Culture History Year Unknown – Diana of Themyscira, Wonder Woman, Born (made of clay) 1630 – The Massachusetts Bay Colony outlawed the possession of cards, dice, and gaming tables. 1894 – The first championship series for Lord Stanley’s Cup was played in Montreal, Canada. The Montreal HC (Montreal Hockey Club) won […]

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March 20 in Pop Culture History

March 20 in Pop Culture History 1345 – According to scholars at the University of Paris, the Black Death was created today, from what they called “a triple conjunction of Saturn, Jupiter and Mars in the 40th degree of Aquarius, occurring on the 20th of March 1345.” Actually, the bubonic plague came from infected fleas […]

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