Sunday, October 31, 2010

October 31

Track Year Event Artist Song Album
1. 1517 Protestant ReformationMartin Luther posts his 95 theses on the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg. Impact Unit Complain My Friend the Pit
2. 1913 Dedication of the Lincoln Highway, the first automobile road across United States. Convocation of … Highway Convocation of …
3. 1926 Magician Harry Houdini dies of gangrene and peritonitis that developed after his appendix ruptured. Utopia Gangrene Oops Wrong Planet
4. 1941 After 14 years of work, Mount Rushmore is completed. Jad Fair & Yo La Tengo Retired Grocer Constructs Tiny Mount Rushmore Entirely of Cheese Strange But True
5. 1996 Tomb Raider is released for the first time, being credited as the first 3D action-adventure game. DJ Fresh Tomb Raider FabricLive 18
6. N/A Halloween (IrelandCanadaUnited KingdomUnited States and other places) The Misfits Halloween 12 Hits From Hell
7. N/A Samhain in the northern hemisphere, Beltane in the southern hemisphere; begins on sunset of October 31 (GaelsWelsh people and Neopagans) Samhain Initium & Samhain Initium

(Historical facts about October 31 are from Wikipedia.)

Saturday, October 30, 2010

October 30

Track Year Event Artist Song Album
1. 1501 Ballet of Chestnuts – a banquet held by Cesare Borgia in the Papal Palace where fifty prostitutes or courtesans are in attendance for the entertainment of the guests. Glenn Miller & His Orchestra with Marion Hutton The Chestnut Tree The Great Glenn Miller
2. 1864 Helena, Montana is founded after four prospectors discover gold at "Last Chance Gulch". Unwed Sailor Golden Cities The Faithful Anchor
3. 1894 Domenico Melegatti obtains a patent for a procedure to be applied in producing pandoro industrially. On!Air!Library Bread On!Air!Library
4. 1938 Orson Welles broadcasts his radio play of H. G. Wells's The War of the Worlds, causing anxiety in some of the audience in the United States. Prefuse 73 Radio Attack (Pt2-Re-Edit) Urban Renewal Program
5. 1945 Jackie Robinson of the Kansas City Monarchs signs a contract for the Brooklyn Dodgers to break the baseball color barrier. Os Mutantes Tecnicolor Tecnicolor
6. 1961 Because of "violations of Lenin's precepts", it is decreed that Joseph Stalin's body be removed from its place of honour inside Lenin's tomb and buried near the Kremlin wall with a plain granite marker instead. The Animals Bury My Body Best of the Animals
7. N/A Mischief Night (United States) Devil's Night (Michigan) The Traveling Wilburys The Devil's Busy Traveling Wilburys Complete Collection

(Historical facts about October 30 are from Wikipedia.)

Friday, October 29, 2010

October 29

Track Year Event Artist Song Album
1. 1675 Leibniz makes the first use of the long s (∫) as a symbol of the integral in calculus. Pet Shop Boys Integral Fundamental
2. 1886  The first ticker-tape parade takes place in New York City when office workers spontaneously throw ticker tape into the streets as the Statue of Liberty is dedicated.Cat Power Shaking Paper You are Free
3. 1921 The Harvard University football team loses to Centre College, ending a 25 game winning streak. This is considered one of the biggest upsets in college football. Cubismo Grafico Upsetters Escalator Records, Tokyo
4. 1969 The first-ever computer-to-computer link is established on ARPANET, the precursor to the Internet. Le Tigre Get off the Internet From the Desk of Mr. Lady
5. 1998 Space Shuttle Discovery blasts off on STS-95 with 77-year old John Glenn on board, making him the oldest person to go into space. Ani Difrance & Radiohead Astronaut

(Historical facts about October 29 are from Wikipedia.)

Thursday, October 28, 2010

October 28

Track Year Event Artist Song Album
1. 1886 In New York Harbor, President Grover Cleveland dedicates the Statue of Liberty. The Descendents Statue of Liberty Milo Goes to College
2. 1891 The Mino-Owari Earthquake, the largest earthquake in Japan's history, strikes Gifu Prefecture. Bill Haley & the Comets Shake, Rattle and Roll Shake, Rattle and Roll
3. 1915 Richard Strauss conducts the first performance of his tone poem Eine Alpensinfonie in Berlin. Fischerspooner Tone Poem #1
4. 1948 Swiss chemist Paul Müller is awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his discovery of the insecticidal properties of DDT. Joan of Arc Ne Mosquitoes Pass How Can Anything So Little Be Any More?
5. 1965 Construction on the St. Louis Arch is completed. April Stevens & Nino Tempo St. Louis Blues Sing the Great Songs

(Historical facts about October 28 are from Wikipedia.)

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

October 27

Track Year Event Artist Song Album
1. 312  Constantine the Great is said to have received his famous Vision of the Cross. Yesterday's New Quintet Visions Stevie
2. 1275 Traditional founding of the city of Amsterdam. The Outsiders Amsterdam Complete Polydor Tapes
3. 1682 PhiladelphiaPennsylvania is founded. The Three Degrees T.S.O.P. (The Sound of Philadelphia) When Will I See You Again
4. 1904 The first underground New York City Subway line opens; the system becomes the biggest in United States, and one of the biggest in world. Brian Reitzel & Roger J. Manning Jr. On the Subway Lost In Translation Soundtrack
5. 1964 Ronald Reagan delivers a speech on behalf of Republican candidate for president, Barry Goldwater. The speech launched his political career and came to be known as "A Time for Choosing". Stalag 13 The Choice is Yours In Control
6. 1988 Ronald Reagan decides to tear down the new U.S. Embassy in Moscow because of Soviet listening devices in the building structure. The Microphones I Listen Close Island Songs
7. 1992 United States Navy radioman Allen R. Schindler, Jr. is brutally murdered by shipmate Terry M. Helvey for being gay, precipitating first military, then national, debate about gays in the military that resulted in the United States "Don't ask, don't tell" military policy. The Exciters Tell Him Tell Him

(Historical facts about October 27 are from Wikipedia.)

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

October 26

Track Year Event Artist Song Album
1. 1775 King George III goes before Parliament to declare the American colonies in rebellion, and authorized a military response to quell the American Revolution. The Get Up Kids I'm a Loner Dottie, a Rebel Post Marked Stamped No. 4 – The Get Up Kids/Braid
2. 1776 Benjamin Franklin departs from America for France on a mission to seek French support for the American Revolution. Joan of Arc Questioning Benjamin Franklin Joan of Arc, Dick Cheney, Mark Twain
3. 1861 The Pony Express officially ceased operations. Hedika Hey Pony Ultra Chicks, Vol. 3 – Baby Pop!
4. 1881 The Gunfight at the O.K. Corral takes place at Tombstone, Arizona. Johnny Cash Don't Take Your Guns to Town The Essential Johnny Cash 1955-1983
5. 1921 The Chicago Theatre opens. Sufjan Stevens Chicago (Adult Contemporary Easy Listening Version) The Avalanche
6. 1948 Killer smog settles into Donora, Pennsylvania. Black Moth Super Rainbow Smog in Cities Falling Through a Field
7. 1959 The world sees the far side of the Moon for the first time. Jeff Hanson Hiding Behing the Moon Son
8. 2001 The United States passes the USA PATRIOT Act into law. The Kingston Trio The Patriot Game Capitol Collectors Series

(Historical facts about October 26 are from Wikipedia.)

Monday, October 25, 2010

October 25

Track Year Event Artist Song Album
1. 1760 George III becomes King of Great Britain. Spatula King George Island Under the Veil of Health
2. 1938 The Archbishop of DubuqueFrancis J. L. Beckman, denounces swing music as "a degenerated musical system... turned loose to gnaw away at the moral fiber of young people", warning that it leads down a "primrose path to hell". Lustre King Gigolo Swing The Money Shot
3. 1962 Cuban missile crisisAdlai Stevenson shows photos at the UN proving Soviet missiles are installed in Cuba. Sufjan Stevens Adlai Stevenson The Avalanche
4. 2004 Fidel CastroCuba's President, announces that transactions using the American Dollar will be banned by November 8. Embrace Money Money
5. 2007 The first Airbus A380 passenger flight, operating for Singapore Airlines, with flight number SQ 380, flying scheduled service between Singapore and Sydney,Australia. New Order Jetstream Waiting for the Sirens' Call
6. 2009 The 25 October 2009 Baghdad bombings kills 155 and wounds at least 721. Outkast B.O.B. (Bombs Over Baghdad) Stankonia

(Historical facts about October 25 are from Wikipedia.)

Sunday, October 24, 2010

October 24

Track Year Event Artist Song Album
1. 1590 John White, The governor of the second Roanoke Colony, returns to England after an unsuccessful search for the "lost" colonists. The Walkmen Everyone Who Pretended to Like Me is Gone Everyone Who Pretended to Like Me is Gone
2. 1795 Partitions of Poland: The Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth is completely divided among AustriaPrussia, and Russia MGMT Pieces of What Oracular Spectacle
3. 1901 Annie Edson Taylor becomes the first person to go over Niagara Falls in a barrel. Lone Pigeon Waterfall Concubine Rice
4. 1926 Harry Houdini's last performance, which is at the Garrick Theatre in DetroitMichigan. Queen A Kind of Magic A Kind of Magic
5. 1945 Founding of the United Nations Civ United Kids Set Your Goals
6. 1947 Walt Disney testifies to the House Un-American Activities Committee, naming Disney employees he believes to be communists. Minor Threat Seeing Red Complete Discography
(Historical facts about October 24 are from Wikipedia.)

Saturday, October 23, 2010

October 23

Track Year Event Artist Song Album
1. 42 BC Roman Republican civil warsSecond Battle of Philippi – Mark Antony and Octavian decisively defeat Brutus's army. Brutus commits suicide. Johnny Mandel Suicide is Painless M*A*S*H
2. 1950 The first National Women's Rights Convention begins in Worcester, Massachusetts, United States. Belle & Sebastian Women's Realm Fold Your Hands Child, You Walk Like a Peasant
3. 1861 U.S. President Abraham Lincoln suspends the writ of habeas corpus in Washington, D.C., for all military-related cases. Drive Like Jehu Good Luck in Jail Drive Like Jehu
4. 1958 The Smurfs, a fictional race of blue dwarves, later popularized in a Hanna-Barbera animated cartoon series, appear for the first time in the story Le flute à six schtroumpfs, a Johan and Peewit adventure by Peyo which is serialized in the weekly comics magazine Spirou Tyrannosaurus Rex Dwarfish Trumpet Blues My People Were Fair And Had Sky In Thier Hair But Now They're Content To Wear Stars On Their Brows
5. 2001 Apple releases the iPod. The Beach Boys I Can Hear Music 20/20
6. N/A Mole Day (Chemists) múm There is a Number of Small Things Yesterday was dramatic - today is OK

(Historical facts about October 23 are from Wikipedia)