September 30 in Pop Culture History

September 30 in Pop Culture History

587 (Earthquake) Atioch (now Turkey)

1452 – Johann Guttenberg’s Bible was published.

1659 – Daniel Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe was shipwrecked.

1888 – “Jack the Ripper” killed two women, Liz Stride & Kate Eddowes.

1911 – The first movie stuntman was hired as a stand-in for ‘The Military Scout’.

1946 – 22 Nazi leaders were found guilty of war crimes at the Nuremberg Trials.

1947 – The first World Series …

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(PCM) Without a doubt September 29 is one of our very favorite days of the year, as it is the time we get to celebrate National Coffee Day in honor of our favorite caffeinated nectar! It has been a bit of a challenge to pinpoint the exact origins of National Coffee Day, however an event was promoted in Japan as early as 1983. The first public mention of National Coffee Day here in the States …

September 29 in Pop Culture History

September 29 in Pop Culture History

480 BC – Battle of Salamis: The Greek fleet under Themistocles defeats the Persian fleet under Xerxes I. This was a few weeks after the famous Battle of Thermopylae (with King Leonidas and the 300 Spartans).

1829 -Scotland Yard went on patrol for the first time.

1938 – The Treaty of Munich was signed by Hitler, Benito Mussolini, Daladier & Chamberlain. Contrary to some overly optimistic high hopes, it …

September 28 in Pop Culture History

September 28 in Pop Culture History

1850 – Flogging (whipping) in the Navy and Merchant Marines was abolished by the US.

1889 – The first General Conference on Weights and Measures (CGPM) defined the length of a ‘meter’ (‘metre’) as the distance between two lines on a standard bar of an alloy of platinum with ten percent iridium, measured at the melting point of ice. Since 1983, it has been defined as “the length of …

September 27 in Pop Culture History

September 27 in Pop Culture History

1066 – William the Conqueror and his army set sail from the mouth of the Somme river, and started the Norman conquest of England.

1290 (Earthquake) Chihli, China

1540 – Pope Paul III approved the charter for the Society of Jesus (Jesuits).

1650 (Volcano Eruption) Kolumbo

1825 – The world’s first public railway to use steam locomotives, the Stockton and Darlington Railway, was opened.

1903 – Wreck of the …

September 26 in Pop Culture History

September 26 in Pop Culture History

1687 – The Parthenon in Athens was partially destroyed in a gunpowder accident during the Morean War.

1933 – Machine Gun Kelly surrendered to the FBI, and shouted  “Don’t shoot, G-Men!”, which became the nickname for FBI agents.

1957 – West Side Story opened on Broadway.

1960 – Longest speech in UN history at 4 hours and 29 minutes, was given by Cuba’s Fidel Castro.

1960 – American presidential …

September 25 in Pop Culture History

September 25 in Pop Culture History
Today is 9 months after Christmas. And 3 months before Christmas.

1954 – #1 Hit September 25, 1954 – November 5, 1954: Rosemary ClooneyHey There

1957 – United States Troops were called to escort nine Black students to the all-white Little Rock Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas.

1965 – #1 Hit September 25, 1965 – October 1, 1965: Barry McGuireEve Of Destruction

1970 …

September 24 in Pop Culture History

September 24 in Pop Culture History

1789 – The United State’s Post Office was formed.

1869 – Stock market panic due to crashing gold prices caused by an attempt to corner the market by Gould and Fisk.

1948 – The Honda Motor Company was founded in Japan.

1954 – Tonight Show premiered on NBC, hosted by Steve Allan.

1957 – MLB’s Brooklyn Dodgers played their last game at Ebbets Field.

1964 – The Munsters premiered …

September 23 in Pop Culture History

September 23 in Pop Culture History

1551 (Tornado) Grand Harbour at Valletta, Malta

1642 – Harvard College in Cambridge, Massachusettes, had its first graduating class.

1846 – German astronomer Johann Gottfried Galle discovered the planet Neptune.

1913 – Mark Sennet presented the first Keystone Cops film, although some say it was Hoffmeyer’s Legacy, in 1912.

1938 – A time capsule, to be opened in 6939, was buried at World’s Fair in …

September 22 in Pop Culture History

September 22 in Pop Culture History

1776 – Nathan Hale was hanged by the British as a spy for the colonies during the Revolutionary War. In fairness to the British, this war hero was spying on them.

1789 – The U.S. Post Office was established by congress.

1911 – Pitcher Cy Young beat Pittsburgh 1-0 for his final career victory – number 511.

1920 – A Chicago Grand Jury convened to investigate charges that 8 …

September 21 in Pop Culture History

September 21 in Pop Culture History

1776 – Nathan Hale was captured by the British and accused of spying.

1897 – The New York Sun published it’s editorial – Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus.

1915 – Cecil Chubb bought Stonehenge for £6,600 as a gift for his wife. He donated to the UK in 1918 because she didn’t like it. His wife, Mary Chubb wanted curtains.

1937 – J. R. R. Tolkien’s The

September 20 in Pop Culture History

September 20 in Pop Culture History

1498 (Earthquake & Tsunami) Nankaido, Japan

1960 – The Flintstones debuted on ABC

1969 – #1 Hit September 20, 1969 – October 17, 1969: The ArchiesSugar, Sugar

1973 – An estimated 90 million people watched ‘The Battle of the Sexes.’ Billie Jean King defeated Bobby Riggs in a televised tennis match at the Astrodome in Houston, Texas.

1975 – #1 Hit September 20, 1975 – September 26, …