October 25 in Pop Culture History

October 25 in Pop Culture History
1938 – Archbishop of Dubuque, Francis J. L. Beckman, denounced swing music as “a degenerated musical system, turned loose to gnaw away at the moral fiber of young people.”

1940 – Benjamin O. Davis, Sr. was named the first African American general in the United States Army.

1962 – Nelson Mandela was sentenced to five years in prison.

1964 – The Rolling Stones appeared on the Ed Sullivan Show

October 24 in Pop Culture History

October 24 in Pop Culture History
1901 – Annie Edson Taylor, at age 63, became the first person to go over Niagara Falls in a barrel.

1902 (Volcano Eruption) Santa María.

1926 – Harry Houdini’s last performance took place at the Garrick Theatre in Detroit.

1929 – Stock market crash on the New York Stock Exchange “Black Thursday”

1931 – Over the Hudson River, and connecting the Washington Heights, Manhattan in New York City to …

October 23 in Pop Culture History

October 23 in Pop Culture History
Avagadro’s number (6.02×10^23) is used as a basic unit of measure in chemistry, more commonly referred to as a Mole. It’s observed on October 23rd from 6:02 am to 6:02 pm

4004 BC is the date when the creation of the world began, according to the calculations of Archbishop James Ussher.

1850 – The first National Women’s Rights Convention opened in Worcester, Massachusetts.

1861 – President Abraham Lincoln suspended …

October 22 in Pop Culture History

October 22 in Pop Culture History
362 – The temple of Apollo at Daphne, outside Antioch, (in modern day Turkey) was destroyed in a fire.

1746 – The College of New Jersey (renamed Princeton University in 1896) received its charter.

1836 – Sam Houston was inaugurated as the first President of the Republic of Texas.

1879 – Thomas Edison tested the first practical electric incandescent light bulb – it lasted 13 1/2 hours.

1883 – …

October 21 in Pop Culture History

October 21 in Pop Culture History
1520 – Ferdinand Magellan discovers a strait now known as Strait of Magellan in South America.

1797 – In Boston Harbor, the 44-gun United States Navy frigate USS Constitution was launched. It was the third such vessel completed for the US Navy.

1854 – Florence Nightingale and a staff of 38 nurses are sent to the Crimean War.

1921 – The Sheik, starring Rudolph Valentino, premiered in Los Angeles…

October 20 in Pop Culture History

October 20 in Pop Culture History
1720 – Caribbean pirate Calico Jack Rackham, one of the first pirates to use the “Jolly Roger”, was captured by the Royal Navy.

1803 – The United States Senate ratified the Louisiana Purchase.

1818 – The Convention of 1818 was signed between the US and the UK which settled the Canada/United States border on the 49th parallel for most of its length.

1873 – Yale, Princeton, Columbia, and Rutgers …

October 19 in Pop Culture History

October 19 in Pop Culture History
1512 – Martin Luther earned a doctorate of theology.

1798 – Chief Justice John Jay was sworn in as the first Chief Justice of the United States.

1957 – #1 Hit October 19, 1957 – October 25, 1957: The Everly BrothersWake Up Little Susie

1974 – #1 Hit October 19, 1974 – October 25, 1974: Billy PrestonNothing from Nothing

1982 – St. Elsewhere premiered on …

October 18 in Pop Culture History

October 18 in Pop Culture History
1386 – The University of Heidelberg opened.

1851 – Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick was first published as ‘The Whale.’

1867 – “Seward’s Folly” United States took possession of Alaska after purchasing it from Russia for $7.2 million.

1898 – The United States took possession of Puerto Rico from Spain.

1922 – The British Broadcasting Company (Corporation) BBC was founded.

1952 – #1 Hit October 18, 1952 – November 21, 1952: …

It’s National Mulligan Day! Who Doesn’t Need A “Do-Over” From Time To Time?

 

(PCM) Each year, Mulligan Day is celebrated on October 17 and for those that may not be familiar with the term “mulligan”, it is a word that is used in the sport of golf to describe a player getting a second chance to perform a move or action. In fact, we are willing to bet that golf just may be the only sport that would even allow such a thing to occur!  The term finds …

October 17 in Pop Culture History

October 17 in Pop Culture History
1091 – The London Tornado of 1091 destroyed many buildings, and killed two people.

1860 – First Open (Golf) Championship (referred to in the US as the British Open).

1919 – Radio Corporation of America (RCA) incorporated.

1931 – Al Capone was convicted of income tax evasion.

1956 – The first commercial nuclear power station is officially opened in Sellafield, Cumbria, England.

1956 – Donald Byrne and Bobby Fischer …

October 16 in Pop Culture History

October 16 in Pop Culture History
On October 16, 1958 Patricia Bay Haroski (an employee of State Farm Insurance Company) registered Boss’s Day with US Chamber of Commerce. Haroski chose the date because it was the date of her boss’s birthday who was also her father.

1793 – Marie Antoinette, widow of Louis XVI, was guillotined at the height of the French Revolution. The phrase “Let them eat cake” is often attributed to Marie but …

Celebrate National Grouch Day!

(PCM) National Grouch Day is celebrated annually on October 15 and is a day for celebrating and letting loose the inner grouch that can live within us all! According to the dictionary a grouch is a habitually irritable or complaining person and most grouchy people are at their happiest when others around them can share in their misery and general unhappy nature. 

We all have something going on in our lives that can make us …