Tuesday, August 31, 2010

August 31

Track Year Event Artist Song Album
1. 1888  Mary Ann Nichols is murdered. She is the first of Jack the Ripper's known victims. Morrissey Jack the Ripper Certain People I Know
2. 1897 Thomas Edison patents the Kinetoscope, the first movie projector. Modest Mouse The Stars are Projectors The Moon and Antarctica
3. 1994 The Provisional Irish Republican Army declares a ceasefire. Sick of It All Ceasefire Scratch the Surface
4. 1997 Diana, Princess of Wales, her companion Dodi Al-Fayed and driver Henri Paul die in a car crash in Paris. The 90 Day Men National Car Crash To Everybody
5. 2006 Stolen on August 22, 2004, Edvard Munch's famous painting The Scream is recovered in a raid by Norwegian police. Michael Jackson (w/ Janet Jackson) Scream HIStory II

(Historical facts about August 31 are from Wikipedia)

Monday, August 30, 2010

August 30

Track Year Event Artist Song Album
1. 1836 The city of Houston is founded by Augustus Chapman Allen and John Kirby Allen The Rooftop Singers Houston Special American Folksingers and Balladeers
2. 1873 Austrian explorers Julius von Payer and Karl Weyprecht discover the archipelago of Franz Joseph Land in the Arctic Sea. Mirah Archipelago You Think It's Like This, But It's Really Like This
3. 1984 1984 – STS-41-D: The Space Shuttle Discovery takes off on its maiden voyage. El Guapo Space Tourist Fake French
International Day of the Disappeared Stars The Vanishing Heart

(Historical facts about August 30 are from Wikipedia)

Sunday, August 29, 2010

August 29

Track Year Event Artist Song Album
1. 708 Copper coins are minted in Japan for the first time (Traditional Japanese date: August 10, 708). Barrett Strong Money (That's What I Want) Money (That's What I Want)
2. 1756 Frederick the Great attacks Saxony, beginning the Seven Years' War. Glasseater Seven Years Bad Luck Seven Years Bad Luck
3. 1758 The first American Indian Reservation is established, at Indian Mills, New Jersey. Sufjan Stevens No Man's Land The Avalanche
4. 1831 Michael Faraday discovers electromagnetic induction. Kerosene 454 Electric's on the Rise At Zero
5. 1885 Gottlieb Daimler patents the world's first motorcycle. Yo La Tengo Speeding Motorcycle Fakebook
6. 2005  Hurricane Katrina devastates much of the U.S. Gulf Coast from Louisiana to the Florida Panhandle, killing more than 1,836 and causing over $80 billion in damage. Judge The Storm Bringin' It Down

(Historical facts about August 29 are from Wikipedia)

Saturday, August 28, 2010

August 28

Track Year Event Artist Song Album
1. 1189 Third Crusade: the Crusaders begin the Siege of Acre under Guy of Lusignan Morning Dew Crusader's Smile Morning Dew
2. 1609 Henry Hudson discovers Delaware Bay. Saves the Day Hot Time in Delaware Can't Slow Down
3. 1830 The Tom Thumb presages the first railway service in the United States. Pegboy Locomotive Lung Strong Reaction
4. 1859 A geomagnetic storm causes the Aurora Borealis to shine so brightly that it is seen clearly over parts of USA, Europe, and even as far away as Japan. Bjork Aurora Vespertine
5. 1898  Caleb Bradham renames his carbonated soft drink "Pepsi-Cola". Outo I Like Cola Nagasaki Nightrider Comp
6. 1955  Black teenager Emmett Till is murdered in Mississippi, galvanizing the nascent American Civil Rights Movement. The Fleetwoods Tragedy The Best of the Fleetwoods
7. 1961 Motown releases what would be its first #1 hit, "Please Mr. Postman" by The Marvelettes. The Marvelettes Please, Mr. Postman Please, Mr. Postman
8. 1990 The Plainfield Tornado: an F5 tornado hits in Plainfield, Illinois, and Joliet, Illinois, killing 28 people. The Pixies Blown Away Bossanova

(Historical facts about August 28 are from Wikipedia)

ADDENDUM: In 1963 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivers the speech "I Have a Dream"
Artist: 7 Seconds
Song: I Have a Dream
Album: The Crew

Friday, August 27, 2010

August 27

Track Year Event Artist Song Album
1. 1859 Petroleum is discovered in Titusville, Pennsylvania leading to the world's first commercially successful oil well. Wesley Willis Oil Express Greatest Hits Vol. 2
2. 1896 Anglo-Zanzibar War: the shortest war in world history (09:00 to 09:45) between the United Kingdom and Zanzibar. Give Up the Ghost (It's Sometimes Like It Never Started) We're Down Til We're Underground
3. 1939 First flight of the turbojet-powered Heinkel He 178, the world's first jet aircraft. Ladytron Jet Age 604
4. 1962 The Mariner 2 unmanned space mission is launched to Venus by NASA. The 90 Day Men My Trip to Venus The 90 Day Men
5. 1993 The Rainbow Bridge, connecting Tokyo's Shibaura and the island of Odaiba, is completed. The Apples in Stereo The Rainbow The Discovery of a World Inside the Moone
6. 2003 Mars makes its closest approach to Earth in nearly 60,000 years, passing 34,646,418 miles (55,758,005 km) distant. The Cure Close to Me Greatest Hits

(Historical facts about August 27 are from Wikipedia)

Thursday, August 26, 2010

August 26

Track Year Event Artist Song Album
1. 1346  Hundred Years' War: the military supremacy of the English longbow over the French combination of crossbow and armouredknights is established at the Battle of Crécy. Walkmen Bows and Arrows Bows and Arrows
2. 1466 A conspiracy against Piero di Cosimo de' Medici in Florence, led by Luca Pitti, is discovered. The Beatles Baby, You're a Rich Man Magical Mystery Tour
3. 1748 The first Lutheran denomination in North America, the Pennsylvania Ministerium, is founded in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Johnny Cash Luther Played the Boogie The Sun Years
4. 1858 First news dispatch by telegraph. The Russian Futurists A Telegram from the Future Let's Get Ready to Crumble
5. 1939 The first Major League Baseball game is telecast, a doubleheader between the Cincinnati Reds and the Brooklyn Dodgers at Ebbets Field, in Brooklyn, New York. Blink 182 TV Cheshire Cat
6. 1970 The then new feminist movement, led by Betty Friedan, leads a nation-wide Women's Strike for Equality. Exactly one year later Congress declares Aug. 26 to be Women's Equality Day. DRI Equal People Dealing with It
7. 1987 President Ronald Reagan proclaims September 111987 as 9-1-1 Emergency Number Day. Reagan Youth Reagan Youth Youth Anthems for the New Order

(Historical facts about August 26 are from Wikipedia)

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

August 25

Track Year Event Artist Song Album
1. 1609 Galileo Galilei demonstrates his first telescope to Venetian lawmakers Nada Surf Telescope Karmic
2. 1768 James Cook begins his first voyage. Quasi Bon Voyage Field Studies
3. 1825 Uruguay declares its independence from Brazil. New Order Leave Me Alone Power, Corruption & Lies
4. 1835 The New York Sun perpetrates the Great Moon Hoax. The Magnetic Fields Alien Being House of Tomorrow
5. 1894 Shibasaburo Kitasato discovers the infectious agent of the bubonic plague and publishes his findings in The Lancet. !!! The Dis-ease The Dis-ease/The Funky Branca
6. 1910 Yellow Cab is founded. Make Believe Can't Tell Cop from Cab Shock of Being
7. 1944 World War II: Paris is liberated by the Allies. Aloha Liberty That's Your Fire
8. 1989 Voyager 2 spacecraft makes its closest approach to Neptune, the outermost planet in the Solar System. Jimi Hendrix Valleys of Neptune Valleys of Neptune

(Historical facts about August 25 are from Wikipedia)

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

August 24

Track Year Event Artist Song Album
1. 79  Mount Vesuvius erupts. The cities of PompeiiHerculaneum, and Stabiae are buried in volcanic ash. The Microphones Get the Hell Out of the Way of the Volcano Invisible Shield
2. 1814 British troops invade Washington, D.C. and burn down the White House and several other buildings. Talking Heads Burning Down the House Speaking in Tongues
3. 1891 Thomas Edison patents the motion picture camera. Thomas Edison Mary Had a Little Lamb N/A
4. 1912  Alaska becomes a United States territory. Johnny Cash When It's Springtime In Alaska (It's Forty Below) Murder
5. 1932 Amelia Earhart is the first woman to fly across the United States non-stop (from Los Angeles to NewarkNew Jersey). Spanky & Our Gang Amelia Earhart's Last Flight Live
6. 1960 A temperature of −88°C (−127°F) is measured in Vostok, Antarctica — a world-record low. (Broken in 1983 in the same location) The Cure Cold Pornography
7. 1995 Computer software developer Microsoft releases their Windows 95 operating system. Broadcast Unchanging Windows The Noise Made by People
8. 1998  First RFID human implantation tested in the United Kingdom. Peter Tosh Mark of the Beast Honorary Citizen
9. 2006 The International Astronomical Union (IAU) redefines the term "planet" such that Pluto is considered a Dwarf Planet. The Creatures Pluto Drive Boomerang

(Historical facts about August 24 are from Wikipedia)

Monday, August 23, 2010

August 23

Track Year Event Artist Song Album
1. 1305 William Wallace, Scottish patriot, is executed for high treason by Edward I of England. Grave Digger William Wallace (Braveheart) Tunes of War
2. 1572 Mob violence against Huguenots in Paris – St. Bartholomew's Day massacre. The Varukers Another Religion, Another War Another Religion, Another War
3. 1775 King George III declares that the American colonies exist in a state of open and avowed rebellion. The Crystals He's a Rebel He's a Rebel
4. 1784  Western North Carolina (now eastern Tennessee) declares itself an independent state under the name of Franklin; it wasn’t accepted into the United States, and only lasted for four years. Bikini Kill Reject All American Reject All American
5. 1927 Sacco and Vanzetti are executed. Joan Baez The Ballad of Sacco & Vanzetti Forever Young
6. 1942 World War II: The last cavalry charge in history takes place at Izbushensky. The Homosexuals Calvary Astral Glamour
7. 1966 Lunar Orbiter 1 takes the first photograph of Earth from orbit around the Moon. John Vanderslice Lunar Landscapes Cellar Door
8. 1998 UNESCO designates Aug. 23 as the nternational Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition Riot/Clone Slave Trade To Find a Little Bluebird

(Historical facts about August 23 are from Wikipedia)