June 27 in Pop Culture History

June 27 1556 – The thirteen Stratford Martyrs were burned at the stake near London for their Protestant beliefs. 1844 – Joseph Smith, Jr., founder of the Mormons, and his brother Hyrum Smith, were murdered by a mob at the Carthage, Illinois jail. 1898 – The first solo circumnavigation of the globe was completed by […]

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June 26 in Pop Culture History

June 26  1498 – The bristle toothbrush was invented in China. 1797 – Charles Newbold was issued a patent (#X000177) for an improvement for the cast-iron plow 1807 – Lightning struck a gunpowder factory in Luxembourg, killing more than 300 people. 1819 – The first US patent (#X003115) for a velocipede, a predecessor of the […]

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June 25 in Pop Culture History

June 25 1867 – Barbed wire was patented (#66,182) by Lucien B. Smith of Kent, Ohio. 1876 – Native American forces, led by Chiefs Crazy Horse and Sitting Bull, defeated the US Army troops lead by Lieutenant Colonel George Armstrong Custer in a battle near southern Montana’s Little Bighorn River. 1910 – The US Congress […]

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June 24 in Pop Culture History

June 241374 – An early morning, sudden outbreak of ‘St. John’s Dance’ caused people in the streets of Aachen, Germany, to experience hallucinations and begin to jump and twitch uncontrollably until they collapsed from exhaustion. 1509 – Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon were crowned King and Queen of England. 1873 – Samuel Clemens (Mark […]

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June 23 in Pop Culture History

June 23  1683 – William Penn signed a friendship treaty with Lenni Lenape Indians in Pennsylvania. 1860 – The United States Congress established the Government Printing Office. 1868 – Christopher Latham Sholes received the patents (#79265 & #79868) for an invention he called the “Type-Writer.” He also invented the ‘QWERTY keyboard’ in 1873. 1894 – […]

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June 22 in Pop Culture History

June 22 1633 – The Holy Office in Rome forced Galileo Galilei to recant his view that the Sun, not the Earth, is the center of the Universe 1870 – US Congress created the United States Department of Justice. 1937 – Joe Louis won the world heavyweight boxing title when he defeated Jim Braddock. 1942 […]

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June 21 in Pop Culture History

June 21 1834 – Cyrus Hall McCormick received a patent (#X008277) for his grain reaping machine. 1877 – The Molly Maguires, ten Irish immigrants convicted of murder, were hanged in Pennsylvania prisons, in Schuylkill County and Carbon County. 1893 – The first Ferris wheel premiered at Chicago’s Columbian Exposition, and could hold up to 2000 […]

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June 20 in Pop Culture History – National Vanilla Milkshake Day

June 20June 20 is National Vanilla Milkshake Day. 1214 – The University of Oxford received its Royal charter. 1782 – Congress adopted the Great Seal of the United States, with the Bald Eagle clutching both an olive branch and thirteen arrows. 1837 – Queen Victoria succeeded to the British throne. 1840 – Samuel Morse received […]

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June 19 in Pop Culture History

June 19 1586(?) – English colonists leave Roanoke Island, and disappeared. The only clue found was the word “CROATOAN” carved into a tree. 1718 (Earthquake) Gansu, China 1846 – The first officially recorded, organized baseball game was played under Alexander Cartwright’s rules on Hoboken, New Jersey’s Elysian Fields with the New York Base Ball Club […]

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June 18 in Pop Culture History

June 18  1178 – A meteor crached into the Moon or exploded between Earth and the Moon. 1812 – The U.S. Congress declares war on Great Britain, Canada, and Ireland, starting The War of 1812. 1815 – Napoleon defeated at Waterloo, in Belgium. 1873 – Susan B. Anthony was fined $100 for attempting to vote […]

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