Wednesday, August 17, 2011

August 17

Track Year Event Artist Song Album
1 1807 Robert Fulton's North River Steamboat leaves New York City for Albany, New York on the Hudson River, inaugurating the first commercial steamboat service in the world. The Beach Boys Steamboat Holland
2 1907 Pike Place Market, a popular tourist destination and registered historic district in Seattle, opened. Broken Social Scene Marketfresh Beehives
3 1908 Fantasmagorie, the first animated cartoon, created by Émile Cohl, is shown in Paris. The Olivia Tremor Control Black Foliage (Animation 1) Black Foliage: Animation Music Vol. 1
4 1953 Addiction: First meeting of Narcotics Anonymous in Southern California. Porcupine Tree Pure Narcotic Stupid Dream
5 1959 Quake Lake is formed by the magnitude 7.5 1959 Yellowstone earthquake near Hebgen Lake in Montana. M83 On a White Lake Near a Green Mountain Dead Cities, Red Seas and Lost Ghosts
6 1970 Venera Program: Venera 7 launched. It will later become the first spacecraft to successfully transmit data from the surface of another planet (Venus). Arab Strap Amor Veneris The Red Thread
7 1978 Double Eagle II becomes first balloon to cross the Atlantic Ocean when it lands in Miserey near Paris, 137 hours after leaving Presque Isle, Maine. Iron Maiden Where Eagles Dare Piece of Mind
8 1980 Azaria Chamberlain disappears, probably taken by a dingo, leading to what was then the most publicised trial in Australian history. The Feud Sometimes...Few Dingo Versus Yr Universe
9 2008 Michael Phelps becomes the first person to win eight gold medals in one Olympic Games. Sufjan Stevens A Winner Needs a Wand A Sun Came!

(Historical facts about August 17 are from Wikipedia.)

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