May 19 in Pop Culture History

May 19 in Pop Culture History

1780 – This morning, a combination of thick smoke and heavy cloud cover caused complete darkness to fall on Eastern Canada and the New England area of the United States candles were needed by noon, and it not disburse until the following evening, causing New England’s Dark Day.

1910 – Earth passed through the tail of Halley’s Comet.

1962 – Marilyn Monroe sang her famous ‘Happy Birthday’ to …

May 18 in Pop Culture History

May 18 in Pop Culture History

1910 – The Earth passes through the tail of Halley’s Comet.

1926 – In one of the first Media Frenzy’s of Popular Culture, Evangelist Aimee Semple McPherson disappeared while visiting a Venice, California beach.

1946 – A UFO, with living creatures inside, was reported by Gosta Carlsson, in Sweden.

1952 – Professor Willard F. Libby determined the age of Stonehenge on Salisbury Plain, England, at 1848 BC, give or …

May 17 in Pop Culture History

May 17 in Pop Culture History

1536 – The annulment of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn’s marriage.

1792 – The New York Stock Exchange was formed.

1875 – Aristides won the first Kentucky Derby.

1890 – Comic Cuts, the first British weekly comic paper, was published in London by Alfred Northcliffe.

1900 – The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, by L. Frank Baum, was published with an initial 10,000 copies.

1952 # 1 Hit …

May 16 in Pop Culture History

May 16 in Pop Culture History
1866 – Root Beer was invented by Charles Elmer Hires in Philadelphia, PA.
Annie Get Your Gun (Broadway Musical) Opened on May 16, 1946 and Closed: February 12, 1949

1946 – The first magnetic tape recorder was demonstrated by Jack Mullin.

1964 # 1 Hit May 16, 1964 – May 29, 1964: Mary WellsMy Guy. Motown Records got its first #1 hit with the song.

1966 …

May 15 in Pop Culture History

May 15 in Pop Culture History
1501 – Ottaviano Petrucci opened the first modern-style music publishing house, by producing the first book of music made from movable type, in Venice.

1793 – Diego Marín Aguilera flew a glider for approximately 1,000 feet during one of the first attempted manned flights, in Spain.

1800 – President John Adams ordered the new US federal government to leave Philadelphia and move to the nation’s new capital in Washington …

May 14 in Pop Culture History

May 14 in Pop Culture History

1796 – Edward Jenner, a doctor from Gloucestershire, England successfully tested his vaccination for smallpox on eight year old James Phipps.

1804 – Lewis and Clark expedition left St. Louis, Missouri, on a mission to explore the Northwest from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean.

1842 – Alfred Lord Tennyson published Poems.

1850 – The first US. patent (#7,365) for a dishwashing machine was issued to Joel …

May 13 in Pop Culture History

May 13 in Pop Culture History

1607 – English in Virginia founded Jamestown, the first permanent English settlement in North America.

1637 – The rounded table knife was created by Cardinal Richelieu in France.

1890 – Nikola Tesla was issued a patent (#428,057) for an electric generator.

1917 – Three children, Lúcia Santos and her cousins Jacinta and Francisco Marto report the first apparition of Our Lady of Fátima in Fátima, Portugal.

1939 – The …

May 12 in Pop Culture History

May 12 in Pop Culture History

1551 – The National University of San Marcos, the oldest university in the Americas, was founded in Lima, Peru.

1932 – The body of the Lindbergh baby was found less than a mile from the Lindbergh home in Hopewell, New Jersey.

1963 – Bob Dylan walked out on The Ed Sullivan Show before his planned appearance over the lyrics to the song he would perform his song Talkin’ John

May 11 in Pop Culture History

May 11 in Pop Culture History

868 – The first known dated printed book was the Diamond Sutra, a Buddhist scripture. A citation included : “printed on 11 May 868, by Wang Chieh, for free general distribution”.

1811 – The famous Siamese twins, Chang and Eng, were born of Chinese parents in Siam (now Thailand).

1942 – Go Down, Moses by William Faulkner, was published

1947 – B.F. Goodrich Co. announced the development of tubeless …

May 10 in Pop Culture History

May 10 in Pop Culture History

Mother’s Day in Mexico is a set date of May 10th every year, unlike most other countries where it lands on a Sunday.

1503 – Columbus stumbled across the Cayman Islands and dubbed them Las Tortugas, after the numerous sea turtles.

1860 – The discovery of two new elements – caesium (Cs) and rubidium (Rb), was announced by German chemists, Robert Bunsen and Gustav Robert Kirchhoff to the Berlin …

May 9 in Pop Culture History

May 9 in Pop Culture History

1662 – Famous puppet Mr. Punch made his first recorded appearance in England.

1865 – The patent (#47,631) was issued to Richard Jordan Gatling for the Gatling gun, which was the first to successfully combine reliability, high firing rate and ease of loading into a single device.

1882 – William F. Ford was issued a patent (#257,487) for his stethoscope.

1887 – Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show opened in …

May 8 in Pop Culture History

May 8 in Pop Culture History

1840 – The first U.S. photographic patent (#1,582) was issued to Alexander S. Wolcott of New York City

1886 – Coca-Cola was first sold to the public at the soda fountain in Jacob’s Pharmacy in Atlanta, Georgia.

1902 (Tornado) Goliad, Texas

1912 – Paramount Pictures was founded.

1933 – Mohandas Gandhi began a 21-day fast of self-purification and launched a one-year campaign to help the Harijan movement.

1945 – …