Monday, February 28, 2011

February 28

Track Year Event Artist Song Album
1 1784 John Wesley charters the Methodist Church. The 90 Day Men Methodist Gogogoairheart
2 1854 The Republican Party of the United States is organized in Ripon, Wisconsin. Har Mar Superstar Let's Get This Party Kickin' You Can Feel Me
3 1883 The first vaudeville theater opens in Boston, Massachusetts. New Vaudeville Band Winchester Cathedral Winchester Cathedral
4 1928 C.V. Raman discovered Raman effect. Wolf Parade Shine a Light Apologies to the Queen Mary
5 1939 The erroneous word "dord" is discovered in the Webster's New International Dictionary, Second Edition, prompting an investigation. The Jesus and Mary Chain Something's Wrong Psychocandy
6 1953 James D. Watson and Francis Crick announce to friends that they have determined the chemical structure of DNA; the formal announcement takes place on April 25 following publication in April Nature (pub. April 2). Kirihito D.N.A.+ Suicidal Noise Cafe
7 1998 First flight of RQ-4 Global Hawk, the first unmanned aerial vehicle certified to file its own flight plans and fly regularly in U.S. civilian airspace. Broadcast Hawk Haha Sound

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Sunday, February 27, 2011

February 27

Track Year Event Artist Song Album
1 1801 Pursuant to the District of Columbia Organic Act of 1801, Washington, D.C. is placed under the jurisdiction of the U.S. Congress. Bad Brains Banned in D.C. Black Dots
2 1812 Poet Lord Byron gives his first address as a member of the House of Lords, in defense of Luddite violence against Industrialism in his home county of Nottinghamshire. Dub Narcotic Sound System (Industrial) Revolution Inclusion Industrial Breakdown
3 1870 The current flag of Japan is first adopted as the national flag for Japanese merchant ships. Windy and Carl The Sun Consciousness
4 1939 United States labor law: The U.S. Supreme Court rules that sit-down strikes violate property owners' rights and are therefore illegal. David Bowie Don't Sit Down Space Oddity
5 1940 Martin Kamen and Sam Ruben discover carbon-14 Enon Carbonation High Society
6 1951 The Twenty-second Amendment to the United States Constitution, limiting Presidents to two terms, is ratified. The Cure A Short Term Effect Pornography

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Saturday, February 26, 2011

February 26

Track Year Event Artist Song Album
1 1870 In New York City a demonstration of the first pneumatic subway opens to the public. Kikeiji Pressure Nagasaki Nightrider
2 1909 Kinemacolor, the first successful color motion picture process, is first shown to the general public at the Palace Theatre in London. Utada Hikaru Colors Colors
3 1917 The Original Dixieland Jass Band records the first jazz record, for the Victor Talking Machine Company in New York. The Original Dixieland Jazz Band Darktown Struthers Ball Victor #A-2297
4 1946 Finnish observers report the first of many thousands of sightings of ghost rockets. Sonic Youth Silver Rocket Daydream Nation
5 1952 British Prime Minister Winston Churchill announces that his nation has an atomic bomb. The Smiths Ask Louder than Bombs
6 1971 U.N. Secretary General U Thant signs United Nations proclamation of the vernal equinox as Earth Day. The Turtles Earth Anthem The Turtles Present the Battle of the Bands

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Friday, February 25, 2011

February 25

Track Year Event Artist Song Album
1 1836 Samuel Colt is granted an United States patent for the Colt revolver. Rage Against the Machine Revolver Evil Empire
2 1866 Miners in Calaveras County, California, discover what is now called the Calaveras Skull, human remains that supposedly indicated that man, mastodons, and elephants had co-existed. 7 Seconds Rock Together (Live) The Crew
3 1956 In his speech On the Personality Cult and its Consequences Nikita Khrushchev, leader of the Soviet Union denounces the cult of personality of Joseph Stalin. Lloyd Price Personality Mr. Personality
4 1964 Cassius Clay (later Muhammad Ali) dethroned Sonny Liston in the Muhammad Ali vs. Sonny Liston world heavyweight boxing title, Ali's 20th pro boxing fight and first heavyweight title. Unwed Sailor The Floating Waltz Marionette and the Music Box
5 1964 North Korean Prime Minister Kim Il-sung calls for the removal of feudalistic land ownership aimed at turning all cooperative farms into state-run ones. Carolina Tar Heels Got the Farm Land Blues Anthology of American Folk Music

(Historical facts about February 25 are from Wikipedia.)

Thursday, February 24, 2011

February 24

11582Pope Gregory XIII announces the Gregorian calendar.Bright EyesThe Calendar Hung ItselfFevers and Mirrors
21803In Marbury v. Madison, the Supreme Court of the United States establishes the principle of judicial review.ReplicatorValidation ComplexReplicator
31831The Treaty of Dancing Rabbit Creek, the first removal treaty in accordance with the Indian Removal Act, is proclaimed. The Choctaws in Mississippicede land east of the river in exchange for payment and land in the West.Valley of the GiantsWestworldValley of the Giants
41875The SS Gothenburg hits the Great Barrier Reef and sinks off the Australianeast coast, killing approximately 100, including a number of high profile civil servants and dignitaries.CursiveSink to the BeatBurst and Bloom
51942Battle of Los Angeles: a UFO flying over wartime Los Angeles causes a blackout order at 2:25 a.m. and attracts a barrage of anti-aircraft fire, ultimately killing 3 civilians.GrissleInvasion of the Body SnatchersTotal Fury / Grissle split
61989Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini offers a USD $3 million bounty for the deathof The Satanic Verses author Salman Rushdie.Clap Your Hand Say YeahSatan Said DanceSome Loud Thunder
71989United Airlines Flight 811, bound for New Zealand from Honolulu, Hawaii, rips open during flight, sucking 9 passengers out of the business-class section.StereolabThe Way Will Be OpeningSuper-Electric
82008Fidel Castro retires as the President of Cuba after nearly fifty years.Damien JuradoTonight I Will RetireGhost of David

(Historical facts about February 24 are from Wikipedia.)

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

February 23

Track Year Event Artist Song Album
1 1455 Traditional date for the publication of the Gutenberg Bible, the first Western book printed with movable type. Jets to Brazil I Typed for Miles Orange Rhyming Dictionary
2 1739 Richard Palmer is identified at York Castle, by his former schoolteacher, as the outlaw Dick Turpin. Starometska Thiefcatcher Unknown
3 1861 President-elect Abraham Lincoln arrives secretly in Washington, D.C., after the thwarting of an alleged assassination plot in Baltimore, Maryland. Rambo What Doesn't Kill Us Makes Us Mosh Harder Wall of Death the System
4 1886 Charles Martin Hall produced the first samples of man-made aluminum, after several years of intensive work. He was assisted in this project by his older sister Julia Brainerd Hall. The White Stripes Aluminum White Blood Cells
5 1905 Chicago attorney Paul Harris and three other businessmen meet for lunch to form the Rotary Club, the world's first service club. R.E.M. Rotary Ten Dead Letter Office
6 1927 German theoretical physicist Werner Heisenberg writes a letter to fellow physicist Wolfgang Pauli, in which he describes his uncertainty principle for the first time. Examination of the ... The Incision and Sweet Taste of Uncertainty We are the Architects of Desire
7 1947 The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) is founded. Quasi All the Same Field Studies
8 1983 The United States Environmental Protection Agency announces its intent to buy out and evacuate the dioxin-contaminated community of Times Beach, Missouri. New Order The Beach Substance
9 1987 Supernova 1987a is seen in the Large Magellanic Cloud. Oasis Champagne Supernova (What's the Story) Morning Glory?

(Historical facts about February 23 are from Wikipedia.)

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

February 22

Track Year Event Artist Song Album
1 1632 Galileo's Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems is published. Built to Spill Center of the Universe Keep it Like a Secret
2 1856 The Republican Party opens its first national meeting in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The Strokes Meet Me in the Bathroom Room on Fire
3 1879 In Utica, New York, Frank Woolworth opens the first of many of 5 and dime Woolworth stores. Current Two and a Dime Discography
4 1889 President Grover Cleveland signs a bill admitting North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana and Washington as U.S. states. Stereophonics Dakota Language. Sex. Violence. Other?
5 1904 The United Kingdom sells a meteorological station on the South Orkney Islands to Argentina, the islands are subsequently claimed by the United Kingdom in 1908. The Good, the Bad, and the Queen Kingdom of Doom The Good, the Bad, and the Queen
6 1980 Miracle on Ice: In Lake Placid, New York, the United States hockey team defeats the Soviet Union hockey team 4-3, in what is considered to be one of the greatest upsets in sports history. Spoon The Underdog Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga
7 1997 In Roslin, Scotland, scientists announce that an adult sheep named Dolly had been successfully cloned. Louis Armstrong Hello, Dolly! Hello, Dolly!

(Historical facts about February 22 are from Wikipedia.)