October 18 in Pop Culture History

October 18 in Pop Culture History 1386 – The University of Heidelberg opened. 1620 – The Mayflower landed at Plymouth Rock, Massachusetts. 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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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October 15 in Pop Culture History

October 15 in Pop Culture History On October 15, 1964 Congress resolved that October 15 would be proclaimed White Cane Safety Day. President Lyndon Johnson immediately made a proclamation sealing this as an official day to recognize the advancements and achievements of blind individuals. It is called White Cane Safety Day because the white cane […]

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October 14 in Pop Culture History

October 14 in Pop Culture History 1926 – Winnie the Pooh, by A. A. Milne, was first published. 1881 – Eyemouth Windstorm Disaster, Scotland 1908 – The Chicago Cubs defeated the Detroit Tigers, 2-0, winning the World Series. 1912 – Former President of the US, Theodore Roosevelt, was shot and mildly wounded by John Schrank. […]

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October 13 in Pop Culture History

October 13 in Pop Culture History 1773 – The Whirlpool Galaxy, almost 25 million light years away, was discovered by Charles Messier. 1775 – The United States Continental Congress ordered the establishment of the Continental Navy (later renamed the United States Navy). 1843 – B’nai B’rith was founded in New York City. 1917 – The […]

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October 11 in Pop Culture History

October 11 in Pop Culture History 1138 (Earthquake) Aleppo, Syria 1811 -The Juliana, began operation as the first steam-powered ferry service between New York City, New York, and Hoboken, New Jersey. 1852 – The University of Sydney, Australia’s oldest university, opened. 1890 The Daughters of the American Revolution were founded, in Washington, DC. 1958 – […]

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October 10 in Pop Culture History

October 10 in Pop Culture History 1780 – The Great Hurricane of 1780 killed 20,000 to 30,000 people in the Caribbean region. 1845 – In Annapolis, Maryland, the Naval School (now the United States Naval Academy) opened. 1871 – The Great Chicago Fire finally dissipated. 1871 – Tau Epsilon Phi was founded at Columbia University […]

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Christopher Columbus Day

The first celebration of Columbus Day took place in New York City on October 12, 1866. Since 1970, the holiday has been celebrated on the second Monday in October. San Francisco holds the nation’s oldest continuously existing celebration with their Italian-American community’s annual Columbus Day Parade, which was established in 1868. Despite the negative publicity […]

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October 8 in Pop Culture History

October 8 in Pop Culture History Emergency Nurses Day was established on October 8, 1989 in order to honor the nurses who specifically work in hospital emergency rooms. These nurses play an intrinsic part of a community’s life. Responding quickly to life endangering circumstances but also having to have a compassionate heart towards patients who […]

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October 7 in Pop Culture History

October 7 in Pop Culture History 3761 BC – Today was the first day of creation, according to the Jewish Talmudic Calendar. 1737 (Cyclone) India 1919 – KLM, the Netherlands official airline, was founded. 1933 – Air France began, with the merger of 5 smaller French airlines. 1950 – Mother Teresa opened the Missionary of […]

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October 6 in Pop Culture History

October 6 in Pop Culture History 1876 – The American Library Association was founded. 1927 – Opening of The Jazz Singer with its Vitaphone sound-on-disc system, in New York City. 1948 (Earthquake) Ashgabat, Soviet Union 1948 – The first television network soap opera, Faraway Hill, is broadcast by the DuMont Network. 1973 – #1 Hit […]

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October 5 in Pop Culture History

October 5 in Pop Culture History October 5, 1994 was the first celebration of World Teachers Day. This day is set aside to commemorate and celebrate teachers in the local community. The day has been recognized by The United Nations. Communities are encouraged to sponsor and plan events around the day. Many countries including the […]

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October 3 in Pop Culture History

October 3 in Pop Culture History 1863 – The last Thursday in November was declared as Thanksgiving Day by US President Abraham Lincoln. 1872 – The Bloomingdale brothers opened their first store at 938 Third Avenue, in New York City. 1949 – WERD, the first black-owned radio station in the United States, opened in Atlanta. […]

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October 2 in Pop Culture History

October 2 in Pop Culture History 1187 – Saladin captured Jerusalem from Balian of Ibelin. 1893 – Cheniere Caminada Hurricane, Louisiana 1950 – Peanuts by Charles M. Schulz was first published. 1955 – Alfred Hitchcock premiered on CBS 1958 – The Huckleberry Hound Show premiered, in syndication 1959 – The anthology series The Twilight Zone […]

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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 […]

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Join Us In Celebration Of National Coffee Day

(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 […]

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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 […]

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September 27 in Pop Culture History

September 27 in Pop Culture History 1290 (Earthquake) Chihli, China 1540 – Pope Paul III approved the charter for the Society of Jesus (Jesuits). 1650 (Volcano Eruption) Kolumbo 1903 – Wreck of the Old 97, traveling from Monroe, Virginia, to Spencer, North Carolina, the train derailed at Stillhouse Trestle near Danville, Virginia. 1905 – Albert […]

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The ‘Meister Print’: Fact Or Fiction?

(PCM) In case you haven’t heard of it, the “Meister Print” is a fossilized sandal print that was discovered by a man named William J. Meister in 1968. It wasn’t only the sandal print that was so fascinating, but rather what was inside of the print that amazed historians. The right-sided sandal print contained a […]

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September 26 in Pop Culture History

September 26 in Pop Culture History 1957 – West Side Story opened on Broadway. 1960 – Longest speech in UN history at 4 hours and 29 minutess, was given by Cuba’s Fidel Castro. 1960 – American presidential candidates John F. Kennedy and Richard M. Nixon debate on live television and radio. Radio listeners said that […]

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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 Clooney – Hey There 1957 – United States Troops were called to escort nine Black students to the all-white Little Rock Central High School in Little […]

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September 23 in Pop Culture History

September 23 in Pop Culture History <a href=”http://www.youtube.com/embed/rHXIlXsCxT8″>Keystone Cops</a> 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 […]

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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 Archies – Sugar, Sugar 1973 – An estimated 90 million people watched ‘The Battle of the Sexes.’ Billie Jean King defeated Bobby Riggs in […]

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September 19 in Pop Culture History

September 19 in Pop Culture History 1876 – Melville Bissell patented the first carpet sweeper. 1921 – The greatest rainfall recorded in United States history during 18 consecutive hours (measured at an unofficial weather-monitoring site) fell at Thrall, Williamson County, Texas, 36.40 inches fell from a Hurricane. 1928 – Mickey Mouse’s first screen appearance – […]

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September 18 in Pop Culture History

September 18 in Pop Culture History 844 (Earthquake) Damasus, Syria 1793 – George Washington layed the cornerstone for the Capitol building in Washington D.C. 1848 – Baseball rulet a 1st baseman can tag base for out instead of the runner 1850 – Congress passed the Fugitive Slave Act, which required the return of escaped slaves […]

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September 17 in Pop Culture History

September 17 in Pop Culture History 1303 (Earthquake) China 1849 – Harriet Tubman escaped from slavery in Maryland. 1859 – Joshua Norton declared himself “Emperor of these United States” and subsequently “Protector of Mexico”, renaming himself Norton! 1895 – The second U.S. battleship, but first named after a state, the USS Maine was commissioned. 1908 […]

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September 16 in Pop Culture History

September 16 in Pop Culture History 1620 – The Mayflower set sail from Plymouth, England with 102 Pilgrims. 1630 – The Massachusetts village of Shawmut changed its name to Boston. 1908 – William C. Durant. founded General Motors. 1953 – 20th Century-Fox released The Robe, using its new wide-screen stereophonic film process. 1964 – Shindig […]

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September 15 in Pop Culture History

September 15 in Pop Culture History 1949 – The Lone Ranger premiered on ABC-TV, starring Clayton Moore. 1959 – Soviet Premier Khrushchev arrived in the U.S. for an unprecedented visit. 1962 – #1 Hit September 15, 1962 – October 19, 1962: The Four Seasons – Sherry 1963 – A church bombing in Birmingham, Alabama, killed […]

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September 14 in Pop Culture History

September 14 in Pop Culture History 1752 – Yesterday was September 2nd, in Great Britain and the American Colonies, but with the switchover from the Julian to Gregorian calendar, it became September 14 in all of western civilization. 1814 – Francis Scott Key wrote The Star Spangled Banner which later became the United State’s national […]

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September 12 in Pop Culture History – National Chocolate Milkshake Day

September 12 in Pop Culture History 1609 – Henry Hudson began his exploration of the Hudson River. 1910 – Alice Stebbin Wells was hired as America’s first actual female police officer, in Los Angeles. 1940 – The Lascaux Cave Paintings, about 17,300 year old, were found in southwestern France. 1952 – The Flatwoods Monster was […]

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September 11 in Pop Culture History

September 11 in Pop Culture History 1950 – Dick Tracy debuted on ABC. 1954 – The Miss America contest was aired for the first time on television, hosted by Bob Russell. Lee Meriwether, was crowned Miss America 1955. 1959 – Congress passed a bill authorizing food stamps for Americans in need. 1961 – World Wildlife […]

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September 10 in Pop Culture History

September 10 in Pop Culture History 1608 – James Smith was elected President of Jamestown colony (in Virginia) 1913 – The Lincoln Highway opened as the first coast-to-coast paved U.S. Highway. 1919 – Florida Keys Hurricane 1945 – Mike the Headless chicken survived his pre-meal beheading, living another year and a half without a head. […]

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September 9 in Pop Culture History

September 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 […]

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September 8 in Pop Culture History

September 8 in Pop Culture History 1504 – Michelangelo’s David was unveiled in Piazza della Signoria in Florence. 1860 – The steamship Lady Elgin sank in Lake Michigan, killing nealy 300. 1888 – The body of Jack the Ripper’s second murder victim, Annie Chapman, was found in London. 1892 – The Pledge of Allegiance was […]

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September 6 in Pop Culture History

September 6 in Pop Culture History 1620 – The Pilgrims sailed from Plymouth, England, on the Mayflower to settle in North America. 1837 – Oberlin Collegiate Institute became the first college to grant women equal status. 1866 – Frederick Douglass was the first US black delegate to a national political convention. 1901 – Leon Czolgosz […]

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September 4 in Pop Culture History

September 4 in Pop Culture History 1682 – English astronomer Edmund Halley discovered the comet now named after him. 1781 – The city of Los Angeles was founded. 1833 – Barney Flaherty (age 10) was hired by the new York Sun as America’s first newsboy. 1888 – George Eastman patented his 1st roll-film camera and […]

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September 3 in Pop Culture History

September 3 in Pop Culture History 1189 – Richard The Lion-Hearted was crowned King of England at Westminster Abbey. 1192 – King Richard settled a peace with Muslim general Saladin, allowing Christian pilgrims and merchants access to Muslim-held Jerusalem. 1752 – September 3-13 never happened for many, thanks to Great Britain adaopting the Gergorian calander. […]

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September is National Milkshake Month!

September is National Milkshake Month! ~ Milkshake Trivia & History ~ The basic ingredients for a milkshake include milk, ice cream, and flavoring. Bandleader Fred Waring financed the invention by Frederick Jacob Osius, and later marketed the Miracle Mixer and Waring Blendor (note the spelling) in 1937, making milkshakes available in many homes, in addition […]

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September 1 in Pop Culture History

September 1 in Pop Culture History 1651 – Robinson Crusoe, a fictional character, began on his first sea voyage, from Hull to London. 1661 – In the first official well-known Yacht Race, England’s King Charles lost to his brother, James. 1752 – “Proclaim LIBERTY throughout all the land unto all the inhabitants thereof” The Liberty […]

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August 31 in Pop Culture History

August 31 in Pop Culture History 1803 – Lewis and Clark started their expedition to the west by leaving Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. 1888 – Mary Ann Nichols was murdered, the first of Jack the Ripper’s confirmed victims. 1897 – Thomas Edison received his patent (# 589168) for his Kinetoscope, the first movie projector. 1957 – #1 […]

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August 30 in Pop Culture History

August 30 in Pop Culture History 1835 – Melbourne, Australia was founded. 1836 – The city of Houston, named after former General Sam Houston, was founded by Augustus Chapman Allen and John Kirby Allen. 1945 – Hong Kong was liberated from Japan by British Armed Forces. 1963 – The Moscow to Washington hotline between the […]

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August 29 in Pop Culture History

August 29 in Pop Culture History 1758 – The first American Indian reservation was established, at Indian Mills, New Jersey. 1831 – Michael Faraday discovers electromagnetic induction, opening the door to electric generators. 1885 – Gottlieb Daimler patented the world’s first internal combustion motorcycle, the Reitwagen. 1896 – Chinese Ambassador Li Hung-Chang’s chef is crdited […]

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August 28 in Pop Culture History

August 28 in Pop Culture History 1609 – Henry Hudson discovered the Delaware Bay. 1789 – William Herschel discovered another Saturn moon, Enceladus. 1830 – The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad’s (B&O) new ‘Tom Thumb’ steam locomotive races a horse-drawn car, presaging steam’s role in US railroads. 1833 – The Slavery Abolition Act 1833 received Royal […]

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August 27 in Pop Culture History

August 27 in Pop Culture History 410 – The sacking of Rome by the Visigoths ended after three days. 1813 – French Emperor Napoleon I defeated a larger force of Austrians, Russians, and Prussians at the Battle of Dresden. 1859 – Petroleum was discovered in Titusville, Pennsylvania leading to the world’s first commercially successful oil […]

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August 25 in Pop Culture History

August 25 in Pop Culture History 1609 – Galileo Galilei demonstrated his first telescope to Venetian lawmakers. 1835 – The New York Sun perpetrated the Great Moon Hoax a six part article falsely attributed to Sir John Herschel, one of the best-known astronomers of his time. 1916 – The United States National Park Service was […]

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August 24 in Pop Culture History

August 24 in Pop Culture History 79 (Volcano Eruption) Mount Vesuvius erupted. The cities of Pompeii, Herculaneum, and Stabiae were buried in volcanic ash, although some scholars believe it was October 24th. Pop/Rock band Bastille wrote a song about the event in 2013. 1215 – Pope Innocent III declared Magna Carta invalid. 1456 – The […]

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August 22 in Pop Culture History

August 22 in Pop Culture History 565 – Columba, an Irish missionary, reported seeing a monster in Loch Ness, Scotland. 1791 – Haitian Slave Revolution in Saint-Domingue began. It ended with the founding of the Republic of Haiti in 1804. 1831 – Nat Turner’s slave rebellion began just after midnight in Southampton County, Virginia, leading […]

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August 21 in Pop Culture History

August 21 in Pop Culture History 1883 – An F5 tornado strikes Rochester, Minnesota, leading to the creation of the Mayo Clinic. 1888 – The first practical adding machine in the United States was patented (#’s 388,116-388,119) by William Seward Burroughs. 1911 – The Mona Lisa was stolen by a Louvre employee, Vincenzo Peruggia. It […]

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August 20 in Pop Culture History

August 20 in Pop Culture History 1000 – The foundation of the Hungarian state by Saint Stephen. 1858 – Charles Darwin first published his theory of evolution through natural selection in The Journal of the Proceedings of the Linnean Society of London 1882 – Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture debuted in Moscow, Russia. 1910 – The Great […]

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August 19 in Pop Culture History

August 19 in Pop Culture History 295 BC – The first temple to Venus, the Roman goddess of love, beauty and fertility, was dedicated by Quintus Fabius Maximus Gurges 1612 – The “Samlesbury witches”, three women from the Lancashire village of Samlesbury, England, were put on trial, accused of practicing witchcraft, with all three of […]

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August 16 in Pop Culture History

August 16 in Pop Culture History 1858 – President James Buchanan inaugurated the new transatlantic telegraph cable by exchanging greetings with Queen Victoria in the United Kingdom. “Europe and America are united by telegraphy. Glory to God in the highest; on earth, peace and good will toward men.” 1896 – Skookum Jim Mason, George Carmack […]

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Where Do Blue-Eyes Really Come From?

(PCM) Did you know that all blue-eyed human beings are said to have a single common ancestor? A research study conducted by the University of Copenhagen in 2007 revealed that blue colored eyes are caused by a single genetic mutation that occurred 6,000-10,000 years ago. This research proves that all blue-eyed individuals can be linked back […]

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August 15 in Pop Culture History

August 15 in Pop Culture History 1483 – Pope Sixtus IV consecrated the Sistine Chapel and dedicated it to the Virgin Mary. 1519 – Panama City, Panama, was founded. 1549 – Jesuit priest Francis Xavier came ashore at Kagoshima, Japan. 1843 – Tivoli Gardens, one of the oldest still intact amusement parks in the world, […]

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August 14 in Pop Culture History

August 14 in Pop Culture History 1888 – An audio recording of English composer Arthur Sullivan’s “The Lost Chord”, one of the first recordings of music ever made, was played during a press conference introducing Thomas Edison’s phonograph in London, England. 1893 – France became the first country to introduce motor vehicle registration. 1933 – […]

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August 13 in Pop Culture History

August 13 in Pop Culture History 1521 – Spanish conquistador Hernan Cortes captured Aztec leader Tlatoani Cuauhtémoc and conquered the Aztec capital of Tenochtitlan. 1868 (Earthquake & Tsunami) Arica, Chile 1898 – Carl Gustav Witt discoverd 433 Eros, the first near-Earth asteroid to be seen. 1918 – Opha Mae Johnson was the first woman to […]

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