Wednesday, August 3, 2011

August 03

Track Year Event Artist Song Album
1. 1492 Christopher Columbus sets sail from Palos de la FronteraSpain. Takeshi Terauchu Red Sails in the Sunset The World is Waiting for Terry
2. 1527 The first known letter from North America is sent by John Rut while at St. John'sNewfoundland. The Medallions The Letter Doo Wop Groups and Crooners
3. 1678 Robert LaSalle builds the Le Griffon, the first known ship built on the Great Lakes. The Instruments My Ship Billions of Photographs
4. 1852 First Boat Race between Yale and Harvard, the first American intercollegiate athletic event. Harvard won. Yo La Tengo The Race is On Again I Am Not Afraid of You and I Will Beat Your Ass
5. 1900 The Firestone Tire & Rubber Company is founded. The Smiths Rubber Ring Louder Than Bombs
6. 1921 Major League Baseball Commissioner Kenesaw Mountain Landis confirms the ban of the eight Chicago Black Sox, the day after they were acquitted by a Chicago court. Genesis Throwing It All Away Invisible Touch
7. 1946 Santa Claus Land, the world's first themed amusement park, opened in Santa Claus, Indiana, US. Belle & Sebastian Santa Claus Peel Session, 18-Dec-2002
8. 1977  The United States Senate begins its hearing about Project MKULTRA. MK Ultra Over the Counter Culture MK Ultra

(Historical facts about August 3 are from Wikipedia.)

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