Monday, January 31, 2011

January 31

Track Year Event Artist Song Album
1 1747 The first venereal diseases clinic opens at London Lock Hospital. Buried Alive Drenched in Disease Death of Your Perfect World
2 1846 After the Milwaukee Bridge War, Juneautown and Kilbourntown unified as the City of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Braid Milwaukee Sky Rocket Frame & Canvas
3 1862 Alvan Graham Clark discovers the white dwarf star Sirius B, a companion of Sirius, through an 18.5-inch telescope now located at Northwestern University. Deerhoof Siriustar The Runners Four
4 1876 The United States orders all Native Americans to move into reservations. Wilco Reservations Yankee Hotel Foxtrot
5 1930 3M begins marketing Scotch Tape. Floorpunch Stick Together Division One Champs
6 1958 James Van Allen discovers the Van Allen radiation belt. The Apples in Stereo Radiation New Magnetic Wonder
7 1990 The first McDonald's in the Soviet Union opens in Moscow. Wesley Willis Rock n Roll McDonalds Greatest Hits

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Sunday, January 30, 2011

January 30

Track Year Event Artist Song Album
1 1649 King Charles I of England is beheaded. The Beach Boys Don't Talk (Put Your Head on My Shoulder) Pet Sounds
2 1703 The Forty-seven Ronin, under the command of Ōishi Kuranosuke, avenge the death of their master. Figure Four Loyalty No Weapons Formed Against Us
3 1835 In the first assassination attempt against a President of the United States, Richard Lawrence attempts to shoot president Andrew Jackson, but fails and is subdued by a crowd, including several congressmen. Quasi Only Success Can Fail Me Now Featuring "Birds"
4 1847 Yerba Buena, California is renamed San Francisco. Of Montreal Honeymoon in San Francisco The Bedside Drama: A Petite Tragedy
5 1969 The Beatles' last public performance, on the roof of Apple Records in London. The impromptu concert is broken up by the police. Califone Rooftop-static Deceleration One
6 1982 Richard Skrenta writes the first PC virus code, which is 400 lines long and disguised as an Apple boot program called "Elk Cloner". Slapshot Hang Up Your Boots Step On It

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Saturday, January 29, 2011

January 29

11834US President Andrew Jackson orders first use of federal soldiers to suppress a labor dispute.Roy OrbisonWorking for the ManThe All-time Greatest Hits
21845"The Raven" is published in the New York Evening Mirror, the first publication with the name of the author, Edgar Allan PoeThe Alan Parsons ProjectThe RavenTales of Mystery and Imagination
31850Henry Clay introduces the Compromise of 1850 to the U.S. Congress.American Quartet with Billy MurraySailin' Away on the Henry ClayVictor 18353
41861Kansas is admitted as the 34th U.S. state.The Weddng PresentKansasSaturnalia
51886Karl Benz patents the first successful gasoline-driven automobile.The Mercury ProgramFrom the Vapor of GasolineFrom the Vapor of Gasoline
61891Liliuokalani is proclaimed Queen of Hawaii, its last monarch.OsymysoSod It, I'm Off to Hawaii!Welcome to the Palindrome
72002In his State of the Union Address, President George W. Bush describes "regimes that sponsor terror" as an Axis of Evil, in which he includes Iraq, Iran and North Korea.Franz FerdinandEvil and a HeathenYou Could Have it So Much Beter

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Friday, January 28, 2011

January 28

1814Charlemagne dies. He was King of the Franks from 768 and Emperor of the Romans (Imperator Romanorum) from 800 to his death.KC AccidentalKev's Message for CharlieCaptured Anthems for an Empty Bathtub
21754Horace Walpole coins the word serendipity in a letter to Horace Mann.The Serendipity SingersBeans in My EarsThe Serendipity Singers
31887In a snowstorm at Fort Keogh, Montana, the world's largest snowflakes are reported, 15 inches (38 cm) wide and 8 inches (20 cm) thick.Q and Not USnow PatternsDifferent Damage
41896Walter Arnold of East Peckham, Kent became the first person to be convicted of speeding. He is fined 1 shilling, plus costs, for speeding at 8 mph (13 km/h), thus exceeding the contemporary speed limit of 2 mph (3.2 km/h).Nada SurfHi Speed SoulLet Go
51933The name Pakistan is coined by Choudhary Rehmat Ali Khan and is accepted by the Indian Muslims who then thereby adopted it further for the Pakistan Movement seeking independence.StatisticsLeave Your NameLeave Your Name
61938The World Land Speed Record on a public road is broken by driver Rudolf Caracciola in the Mercedes-Benz W195 at a speed of 432.7 kilometres per hour (268.9 mph).12 RodsI Am FasterSplit Personalities

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Thursday, January 27, 2011

January 27

11142Execution, believed wrongful, of noted Song Dynasty General Yue Fei.The New PornographersExecution DayMass Romantic
21785The University of Georgia is founded, the first public university in the United States.Belle & SebastianThe Stars of Track and FieldIf You're Feeling Sinister
31825The U.S. Congress approves Indian Territory (in what is present-day Oklahoma), clearing the way for forced relocation of the Eastern Indians on the "Trail of Tears".The CardigansHey! Get Out of My WayLife
41909The Young Left is founded in Norway.Peter Bjorn and JohnYoung FolksWriter's Block
51951Nuclear testing at the Nevada Test Site begins with a one-kiloton bomb dropped on Frenchman Flat.DeerhoofA-Town Test SiteThe Man, the King, the Girl
61967Apollo program: Apollo 1HumApolloDownward is Heavenward
71967More than sixty nations sign the Outer Space Treaty banning nuclear weapons in space.Antioch ArrowSpace AgeIn Love with Jetts
81983The pilot shaft of the Seikan Tunnel, the world's longest sub-aqueous tunnel (53.85 km) between the Japanese islands of HonshÅ« and Hokkaidō, breaks through.Arcade FireNeighborhood #1 (Tunnels)Funeral
91984Pop singer Michael Jackson suffers second degree burns to his scalp during the filming of a Pepsi commercial in the Shrine Auditorium.FugaziBurning13 Songs
102006Western Union discontinues its Telegram and Commercial Messaging services.T. RexTelegram SamThe Slider

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Wednesday, January 26, 2011

January 26

11564The Council of Trent issues its conclusions in the Tridentinum, establishing a distinction between Roman Catholicism and Protestantism.The Stone PoneysDifferent DrumEvergreen, Volume 2
21589Job is elected as Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia.Talking HeadsFound a JobMore Songs about Buildings and Food
31837Michigan is admitted as the 26th U.S. state.Sufjan StevensSay Yes! to Michigan!Michigan
41838Tennessee enacts the first prohibition law in the United StatesRev. I.B. Ware/Wife & SonYou Better Quit Drinking ShineGuitar Evangelists (1928-1951)
51855Point No Point Treaty is signed in Washington Territory.FenneszThe Point of it AllVenice
61905The Cullinan Diamond is found at the Premier Mine near Pretoria in South Africa.The Black Heart ProcessionIt's a Crime I Never Told You about the Diamonds in Your Eyes2
71960Danny Heater sets a worldwide high school basketball scoring record when he records 135 points for Burnsville High School (West Virginia)Sonic YouthCinderella's Big ScoreGoo
81978The Great Blizzard of 1978, a rare severe blizzard with the lowest non-tropical atmospheric pressure ever recorded in the US, strikes the OhioVictory at SeaBlizzard of '78Carousel
91992Boris Yeltsin announces that Russia will stop targeting United States cities with nuclear weapons.SpoonDon't Make Me a TargetGa Ga Ga Ga Ga
102004A whale explodes in the town of Tainan, Taiwan. A build-up of gas in the decomposing sperm whale is suspected of causing the explosion.VoidExplodeFaith/Void Split

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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

January 25

11533Henry VIII of England secretly marries his second wife Anne Boleyn.The BeatlesDo You Want to Know a SecretPlease Please Me
21787American Daniel Shays leads a rebellion to seize Federal arsenal to protest debtor's prisons.Los Locos Del RitmoYo No Soy RebeldeMexican Garage Stompers
31858The Wedding March by Felix Mendelssohn becomes a popular wedding recessional after it is played on this day at the marriage of Queen Victoria's daughter, Victoria, and Friedrich of Prussia.Broken Social SceneWeddingsBeehives
41881Thomas Edison and Alexander Graham Bell form the Oriental Telephone Company.Joan of ArcThe Telephones Have Begun Making CallsJoan of Arc, Dick Cheney, Mark Twain
51937The Guiding Light debuts on NBC radio from Chicago. In 1952 it moves to CBS television, where it remains until Sept. 18, 2009.School of Seven BellsWired for LightAlpinisms
61971Charles Manson and three female "Family" members are found guilty of the 1969 Tate-LaBianca murders.Charles MansonRa-Hide Away!Family Jams
71996Billy Bailey became the last person to be hanged in the United States of America.Bobby DarinBill Bailey, Won't You Please Come HomeBill Bailey, Won't You Please Come Home
82004Opportunity rover (MER-B) lands on surface of Mars.The Flaming LipsTake Me Ta MarsIn a Priest Driven Ambulance

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Monday, January 24, 2011

January 24

141Gaius Caesar (Caligula), known for his eccentricity and cruel despotism, is assassinated by his disgruntled Praetorian Guards. Claudius succeeds his nephew.MuseAssassinBlack Holes and Revelations
21848California Gold Rush: James W. Marshall finds gold at Sutter's Mill near Sacramento.Neil YoungAfter the Gold RushAfter the Gold Rush
31916In Brushaber v. Union Pacific Railroad, the Supreme Court of the United States declares the federal income tax constitutional.D.R.I.Give My Taxes BackDealing with It
419611961 Goldsboro B-52 crash: A bomber carrying two H-bombs breaks up in mid-air over North Carolina. The uranium core of one weapon remains lost.BeckMissingGuero
51972Japanese Sgt. Shoichi Yokoi is found hiding in a Guam jungle, where he had been since the end of World War II.Architecture in HelsinkiWhever You've Been HidingFingers Crossed
61978Soviet satellite Cosmos 954, with a nuclear reactor onboard, burns up in Earth's atmosphere, scattering radioactive debris over Canada's Northwest Territories. Only 1% is recovered.XTCAnother SatelliteSkylarking
71984The first Apple Macintosh goes on sale.The White StripesApple BlossomDe Stijl
82009The storm Klaus makes landfall near Bordeaux, France. It subsequently would cause 26 deaths as well as extensive disruptions to public transport and power supplies.Valley of the GiantsClaudia and KlausValley of the Giants

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