August 22 in Pop Culture History

August 22nd History, Trivia and Fun Facts August 22nd History Highlights 1851 – The first America’s Cup was won by the yacht ‘America’. America’s Cup is the oldest international sporting trophy. 1864 – Twelve nations signed the First Geneva Convention, establishing the rules of protection of the victims of armed conflicts. 1945 – The Vietnam… Read More

August 20 in Pop Culture History

August 20th History, Trivia and Fun Facts August 20th History Highlights 1920 – The first(?) commercial radio station, 8MK (now WWJ), began operating in Detroit. 1920 – The National Football League was organized as the American Professional Football Conference in Canton, Ohio. 1986 – In Edmond, Oklahoma, U.S. Postal employee Patrick Sherrill shot and killed14… Read More

August 19 in Pop Culture History

August 19th History, Trivia and Fun Facts August 19th History Highlights 1812 – American frigate USS Constitution defeated the British frigate HMS Guerriere off the coast of Nova Scotia, earning the nickname “Old Ironsides”. 1893 – Frank Wisner invented the Root Beer Float. 1934 – The first All-American Soap Box Derby was held in Dayton,… Read More

August 14 in Pop Culture History

August 14th History, Trivia and Fun Facts August 14th History Highlights 1592 – The Falkland Islands were discovered by John Davis. 1935 – Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Social Security Act, creating a government pension system for the retired. 1975 – The Gager’s Diner softball team played the Bend’n Elbow Tavern team for 365 innings,… Read More

August 12 in Pop Culture History

August 12th History, Trivia and Fun Facts August 12th History Highlights 1492 – Christopher Columbus arrived in the Canary Islands on his first voyage to the New World. 1865 – Joseph Lister, British surgeon, and scientist, performed the first antiseptic surgery. 1952 – Thirteen Jewish writers associated with the Jewish Anti-Fascist Committee (JAC) were executed… Read More

August 8 in Pop Culture History

August 8th History, Trivia and Fun Facts August 8th History Highlights August 8, 1953 Birthday (fictional) Samuel Beckett, Quantum Leap, TV 1962 – Sabado Gigante premiered on Chilean television. It concluded in 2015. 1963 – England’s Great Train Robbery, near Mentmore in Buckinghamshire, England, £2.6 million was stolen. 1978 – featured the first appearance of… Read More

August 6 in Pop Culture History

August 6th History, Trivia and Fun Facts August 6th History Highlights 1890 – The first electrocution as the death penalty was carried out in Auburn, NY. William Kemmler was executed for murdering his common-law wife, Matilde Ziegler. August 6, 1921 Birthday (fictional) Lucy Ricardo, I Love Lucy, TV 1926 – Gertrude Ederle became the first… Read More

August 5 in Pop Culture HIstory

August 5th History, Trivia and Fun Facts August 5th History Highlights 1305 – William Wallace, who led the Scottish resistance against England, was captured, tried, and executed by the English near Glasgow. 1583 – Sir Humphrey Gilbert established the first English colony in the New World, in (now) Newfoundland’s St. John’s harbor. August 5, 1924… Read More

August 4 in Pop Culture History

August 4th History, Trivia and Fun Facts August 4th History Highlights 1693 – This date is traditionally ascribed to Dom Perignon’s invention of champagne. 1821 – The Saturday Evening Post is published for the first time as a weekly newspaper. It is now published periodically throughout the year. 1892 – Andrew Jackson Bordon, along with… Read More

August 3 in Pop Culture History

August 3rd History, Trivia and Fun Facts August 3rd History Highlights 1492 – Christopher Columbus sailed from Palos de la Frontera, Spain, with the Nina, Pinta, and Santa Maria. 1852 – In the first American intercollegiate athletic event, Harvard University won the first Boat Race between Yale University and Harvard. 1946 – Santa Claus Land,… Read More

August 1 in Pop Culture History

August 1st History, Trivia and Fun Facts August 1st History Highlights 1834 – Slavery was abolished in Jamaica 1944 – The last entry for Anne Frank’s diary 1969 – The Zodiac Killer’s letters arrived at several San Fransisco newspapers. The killer was never caught. 1990 – Tim Berners-Lee and Robert Cailliau created the prototype HTML… Read More

August History in Pop Culture

August History, Trivia and Fun Facts August Highlights August was named to honor Roman emperor, Augustus Caesar (63 BC – 14 AD) August Flowers: Gladiolus and the Poppy Birthstone: Peridot Leo (July 23–August 22) Virgo (August 23–September 22) Marvel’s Thor (Journey into Mystery #83 & Amazing Spider-Man (Amazing Fantasy #15) debuted August Quotes “Shall I… Read More

About Music of the 1960s

About Music of the Sixties: Things You Need To Know In 1960, New Orleans was the place to be apparently. Hits included Johnny Horton’s The Battle of New Orleans, Freddy Cannon’s Way Down Yonder In New Orleans, Gary US Bond’s New Orleans and Walking To New Orleans by Fats Domino scored in Billboard’s charts. Chubby… Read More