Sunday, August 14, 2011

August 14

Track Year Event Artist Song Album
1 1848 Oregon Territory is organized by act of Congress. Daniel Moore Oregon (Give Me Wings) Unknown
2 1885 Japan's first patent is issued to the inventor of a rust-proof paint. Menomena Wet & Rusty Friend and Foe
3 1888 An audio recording of English composer Arthur Sullivan's "The Lost Chord", one of the first recordings of music ever made, is played during a press conference introducing Thomas Edison's phonograph in London. A Silver Mt. Zion Broken Chords Can Sing a Little He Has Left Us Alone But Shafts Of Light Sometimes Grace The Corner Of Our Rooms
4 1901 The first claimed powered flight, by Gustave Whitehead in his Number 21. The Charlatans UK Come in Number 21 Up to Our Hips
5 1935 United States Social Security Act passes, creating a government pension system for the retired. Damien Jurado Tonight I Will Retire Ghost of David
6 2003 Widescale power blackout in the northeast United States and Canada. Now It's Overhead Blackout Curtain Now It's Overhead

(Historical facts about August 14 are from Wikipedia.)

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