September 9 in Pop Culture History

09September 9 in Pop Culture History

1543 – Mary Stuart, nine months old, was crowned “Queen of Scots” in the central Scottish town of Stirling.

1776 – The Continental Congress officially named its new union of sovereign states ‘The United States.’

1789 – The Bill of Rights was approved by the United States House of Representatives.

1791 – Washington, DC (District of Columbia), the capital of the United States, was named after President George Washington.

1839 – John Herschel took the first glass plate photograph. He also named seven moons of Saturn and four moons of Uranus, among other achievements.

1850 – California became the 31st state.

1917 – (fictional) George, the Time Traveler, encountered his friend Filby’s now-grown son James, who advises his father was lost in the Great War in George Pal’s 1960 film, The Time Machine.

1926 – The National Broadcasting Company (NBC) was founded by the Radio Corporation of America

1947 – The first case of a computer bug being found… a moth lodged in a relay of a Harvard Mark II computer at Harvard University.

1950 – The first American television show to incorporate a laugh track was the sitcom The Hank McCune Show, although the technique started in radio in the 1940s.

1956 – Elvis Presley appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show for the first time.

1965 – The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development was established.

1966 – The National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act was signed into law by US President Lyndon B. Johnson.

1967 – George of the Jungle cartoon debuted on ABC.

1969 – In Canada, the Official Languages Act was enacted, making French equal to English throughout the Federal government.

1971 – The Attica prison riot occured – 1200 inmates revolted, resulting in the deaths of 10 hostages and 29 inmates.

1972 – Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids premiered on CBS.

1978 – #1 Hit September 9, 1978 – September 29, 1978: A Taste of HoneyBoogie Oogie Oogie

1989 – #1 Hit September 9, 1989 – September 15, 1989: New Kids on the BlockHangin’ Tough

1993 – The Palestine Liberation Organization officially recognized Israel as a legitimate state.

1995 – #1 Hit September 9, 1995 – September 29, 1995: Coolio featuring L.V.Gangsta’s Paradise

1999 – Sega released the first 128-bit video game console, the Dreamcast.

2006 – #1 Hit September 9, 2006 – October 27, 2006: Justin TimberlakeSexyBack

2006 – Bleach premiered on Adult Swim

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