Thursday, August 4, 2011

August 04

Track Year Event Artist Song Album
1. 70 The destruction of the Second Temple in Jerusalem by the Romans. Old Time Relijun Tigers in the Temple Lost Light
2. 1693 Date traditionally ascribed to Dom Perignon's invention of Champagne, although he actually did not have anything to do with sparkling wine. Death Cab for Cutie Champagne from a Paper Cup Something About Airplanes
3. 1854 The Hinomaru is established as the official flag to be flown from Japanese ships. Yuzo Kayama The Setting Sun is Red Singles Collection
4. 1892 The parents of Lizzie Borden are found murdered in their Fall River, Massachusetts home. The Beatles Dizzy Miss Lizzie Help!
5. 1958 The Billboard Hot 100 is founded. Saves the Day Houses and Billboards Can't Slow Down
6. 1977 US President Jimmy Carter signs legislation creating the United States Department of Energy. Susumu Yokota Metalic Energy Kaleidoscope
7. 1987 The Federal Communications Commission rescinds the Fairness Doctrine which had required radio and television stations to present controversial issues "fairly". A Tribe Called Quest Everything Is Fair The Low End Theory
8. 2007 NASA's Phoenix spaceship is launched. Yeasayer Phoenix Wind End Blood

(Historical facts about August 4 are from Wikipedia.)

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