July 20 in Pop Culture History

July 20 in Pop Culture History 1903 – The Ford Motor Company shipped its first car. 1938 – The United States Department of Justice filed suit in New York City against the motion picture industry charging violations of the Sherman Antitrust Act in regards to the studio system. 1940 – California opened its first freeway, […]

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July 19 in Pop Culture History

July 19 in Pop Culture History 64 – Great Fire of Rome occurred, destroying half of the city. Contrary to rumors, Nero did not play the fiddle while it burned, but he did blame “the Christians.” 1553 – Lady Jane Grey was replaced by Mary I of England as Queen of England after only nine […]

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July 18 in Pop Culture History

July 18 in Pop Culture History 1870 – The First Vatican Council decreed the dogma of papal infallibility. 1925 – Adolf Hitler published Mein Kampf. 1960 – #1 Hit July 18, 1960 – August 7, 1960: Brenda Lee – I’m Sorry 1968 – Intel was founded in Mountain View, California. 1964 – #1 Hit July […]

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July 17 in Pop Culture History

July 17 in Pop Culture History 1429 – Charles VII of France was crowned the King of France in the Reims Cathedral after a successful campaign by Joan of Arc. 1856 – The Great Train Wreck of 1856 in Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, injured over 100, and killed over 60 people. 1899 – NEC Corporation is […]

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July 16 in Pop Culture History

July 16 in Pop Culture History 622 – The 354 day Islamic Calendar was established. 1661 – The first banknotes in Europe were issued by the Swedish bank Stockholms Banco. 1769 – Father Junípero Serra founded California’s first mission, Mission San Diego de Alcalá, alter known as San Diego, California. 1790 – The District of […]

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July 15 in Pop Culture History

July 15 in Pop Culture History 850 (Earthquake) Iran 1149 – The reconstructed Church of the Holy Sepulchre was consecrated in Jerusalem. 1799 – The Rosetta Stone was found in the Egyptian village of Rosetta by French Captain Pierre-François Bouchard during Napoleon’s Egyptian Campaign. 1823 – A fire destroyed the ancient Basilica of Saint Paul […]

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July 14 in Pop Culture History

July 14 in Pop Culture History 1789 – Bastille Day. Tens of thousands of the citizens of Paris stormed the Bastille, the Paris fortress used as a prison to hold political prisoners, and released the seven prisoners inside at the onset of the French Revolution. 1798 – The Sedition Act became law in the United […]

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July 13 in Pop Culture History

July 13 in Pop Culture History 1787 – The Continental Congress enacted the Northwest Ordinance establishing governing rules for the Northwest Territory. It also established procedures for the admission of new states and limits the expansion of slavery. 1923 – The Hollywood Sign is officially dedicated in the hills above Hollywood, Los Angeles, California. It […]

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July 12 in Pop Culture History

July 12 in Pop Culture History 927 – Æthelstan, King of England, secured a pledge from Constantine II of Scotland that the latter would not ally with Viking kings, beginning the process of unifying Great Britain. This is considered by most historians to the closest thing that England has to a foundation date. 1543 – […]

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July 11 in Pop Culture History

July 11 in Pop Culture History 1796 – The United States took possession of Detroit from Great Britain under terms of the Jay Treaty. 1798 – The United States Marine Corps was re-established (they had been disbanded after the American Revolutionary War). 1889 – Tijuana, Mexico, was founded. 1893 – The first cultured pearl was […]

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