June 16 in Pop Culture History

June 16 1816 – Lord Byron read ‘Fantasmagoriana’ to his four house guests – Percy Shelley, Mary Shelley, Claire Clairmont, and John Polidori, and inspired his challenge that each guest write a ghost story. 1858 – Abraham Lincoln gave his “a house divided against itself cannot stand” speech. 1884 – The first public roller coaster, […]

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