Thursday, March 31, 2011

March 31

Track Year Event Artist Song Album
1 1146 Bernard of Clairvaux preaches his famous sermon in a field at V├ęzelay, urging the necessity of a Second Crusade. Louis VII is present, and joins the Crusade. The Church Fields of Mars Blurred Crusade
2 1717 A sermon on "The Nature of the Kingdom of Christ" by Benjamin Hoadly, the Bishop of Bangor, provokes the Bangorian Controversy. The New Pornographers It's Only Divine Right Electric Version
3 1854 Commodore Matthew Perry signs the Treaty of Kanagawa with the Japanese government, opening the ports of Shimoda and Hakodate to American trade. Wide Awake Friendship Discography
4 1906 The Intercollegiate Athletic Association of the United States (later the National Collegiate Athletic Association) is established to set rules for college sports in the United States. Sick of It All Who Sets the Rules Scratch the Surface
5 1918 Daylight saving time goes into effect in the United States for the first time. Viva Voce Daylight The Heart Can Melt Your Brain
6 1930 The Motion Pictures Production Code is instituted, imposing strict guidelines on the treatment of sex, crime, religion and violence in film, in the U.S., for the next thirty eight years. Bad Brains Regulator Black Dots
7 1951 Remington Rand delivers the first UNIVAC I computer to the United States Census Bureau. Deerhoof Data Holdy Paws
8 1980 The Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific railroad operates its final train after being ordered to liquidate its assets because of bankruptcy and debts owed to creditors. Johnny Cash Rock Island Line The Essential Johnny Cash 1955-1983
9 1985 The first WrestleMania, the biggest wrestling event from the WWE (then the WWF), takes place in Madison Square Garden in New York. Joan of Arc Let's Wrestle A Portable Model of

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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

March 30

Track Year Event Artist Song Album
1 1842 Anesthesia is used for the first time, in an operation by the American surgeon Dr. Crawford Long. Shai Hulud Anesthesia A Profound Hatred of Man
2 1855 Origins of the American Civil War: Bleeding Kansas Bleeding Kansas It's Time Like These... Red Line Distribution Sampler
3 1867 Alaska is purchased from Russia for $7.2 million, about 2 cent/acre ($4.19/km²), by United States Secretary of State William H. Seward. Some in the American media call this Seward's Folly. The Smiths I'll Never Make that Mistake Again Last of the English Roses
4 1981 President Ronald Reagan is shot in the chest outside a Washington, D.C., hotel by John Hinckley, Jr. Saves the Day Jodie Can't Slow Down

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Tuesday, March 29, 2011

March 29

Track Year Event Artist Song Album
1 1806 Construction is authorized of the Great National Pike, better known as the Cumberland Road, becoming the first United States federal highway. The Convocation Of... Highway The Convocation Of...
2 1867 Queen Victoria gives Royal Assent to the British North America Act which establishes the Dominion of Canada on July 1. Matt Pond PA Canadian Song Green Fury
3 1882 The Knights of Columbus are established. Of Montreal Knight Rider The Sunlandic Twins
4 1886 Dr. John Pemberton brews the first batch of Coca-Cola in a backyard in Atlanta, Georgia. Le Onde Blu Layla (Strange Brew) Italian Sixties Beat, Vol. 1
5 1951 Ethel and Julius Rosenberg are convicted of conspiracy to commit espionage. Beck The Information The Information
6 1971 A Los Angeles, California jury recommends the death penalty for Charles Manson and three female followers. Charles Manson Die to Be One Family Jams
7 2004 The Republic of Ireland becomes the first country in the world to ban smoking in all work places, including bars and restaurants. Kung Fu Rick Public Smoking Banishment Acceptance/Show Me the Way
8 2008 Thirty-five countries and over 370 cities join Earth Hour for the first time. Unwed Sailor The Quiet Hour The Faithful Anchor

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Monday, March 28, 2011

March 28

Track Year Event Artist Song Album
1 364 Roman Emperor Valentinian I appoints his brother Flavius Valens co-emperor. Ritchie Valens Come On Let's Go Come On Let's Go
2 845 Paris is sacked by Viking raiders, probably under Ragnar Lodbrok, who collects a huge ransom in exchange for leaving. The Del Vikings Come Go With Me Come Go With Me
3 1920 Palm Sunday tornado outbreak of 1920 affects the Great Lakes region and Deep South states. Sufjan Stevens The Palm Sunday Tornado Hits Crystal Lake The Avalanche
4 1930 Constantinople and Angora change their names to Istanbul and Ankara. City of Caterpillar A Little Change Could Go a Long Ways City of Caterpillar
5 1979 Operators of Three Mile Island's Unit 2 nuclear reactor outside of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania fail to recognize that a relief valve in the primary coolant system has stuck open following an unexpected shutdown. As a result, enough coolant drains out of the system to allow the core to overheat and partially melt down. Saves the Day Three Miles Down Can't Slow Down
6 1990 President George H. W. Bush posthumously awards Jesse Owens the Congressional Gold Medal. Nice Nice Make it Gold Extra Wow
7 2006 At least 1 million union members, students, and unemployed take to the streets in France in protest at the government's proposed First Employment Contract law. Aloha Protest Song Sugar

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Sunday, March 27, 2011

March 27

Track Year Event Artist Song Album
1 1309 Pope Clement V excommunicates Venice and all its population. The Church City Gold Afternoon Fix
2 1814 War of 1812: In central Alabama, U.S. forces under General Andrew Jackson defeat the Creek at the Battle of Horseshoe Bend. The White Stripes St. Andrew (This Battle Is in the Air) Icky Thump
3 1851 First reported sighting of the Yosemite Valley by Europeans. Thee Silver Moutain Reveries There's a River in the Valley Made of Melting Snow Pretty Little Lightning Paw
4 1884 A mob in Cincinnati, Ohio, US, attacks members of a jury who had returned a verdict of manslaughter in a clear case of murder, and then over the next few days would riot and destroy the courthouse. Kaiser Chiefs The Angry Mob Yours Truly, Angry Mob
5 1886 Famous Apache warrior, Geronimo, surrenders to the U.S. Army, ending the main phase of the Apache Wars. The Shadows Apache Apache
6 1915 Typhoid Mary, the first healthy carrier of disease ever identified in the United States, is put in quarantine, where she would remain for the rest of her life. The Everly Brothers Take a Message to Mary Take a Message to Mary
7 1980 Silver Thursday: A steep fall in silver prices, resulting from the Hunt Brothers attempting to corner the market in silver, led to panic on commodity and futures exchanges. Echo and the Bunnymen Silver Ocean Rain

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Saturday, March 26, 2011

March 26

Track Year Event Artist Song Album
1 1484 William Caxton prints his translation of Aesop's Fables. The New Pornographers These are the Fables Twin Cinema
2 1967 Ten thousand people gather for one of many Central Park be-ins in New York City The 5th Dimension Be Here Now Earthbound
3 1974 Gaura Devi leads a group of 27 women of Laata village, Henwalghati, Garhwal Himalayas, to form circles around trees to stop them being felled and giving rise to the Chipko Movement in India. The Essex Green Trees Fabulous Day
4 1975 The Biological Weapons Convention comes into force. Air Biological Talkie Walkie
5 1997 Thirty-nine bodies are found in the Heaven's Gate cult suicides. I Hate Myself Secret Lovers at the Heaven's Gate Ranch I Hate Myself
6 1999 The "Melissa worm" infects Microsoft word processing and e-mail systems around the world. The Allman Brothers Band Melissa Eat a Peach

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Friday, March 25, 2011

March 25

Track Year Event Artist Song Album
1 421 Venice, Italy is born at twelve o'clock noon, according to legend. Fennesz Transit (ft. David Sylvian) Venice
2 1584 Sir Walter Raleigh is granted a patent to colonize Virginia. Os Mutantes Virginia Tecnicolor
3 1811 Percy Bysshe Shelley is expelled from the University of Oxford for publishing the pamphlet The Necessity of Atheism. Everclear Why I Don't Believe in God So Much for the Afterglow
4 1911 In New York City, the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire kills 146 garment workers. Shalabi Effect Vicious Triangle Shalabi Effect 1
5 1948 The first successful tornado forecast predicts that a tornado will strike Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma. American Analog Set Weather Report The Golden Band
6 1957 United States Customs seizes copies of Allen Ginsberg's poem "Howl" on the grounds of obscenity. Tokimonsta Madness Midnight Menu
7 1990 The Happy Land fire was an arson fire that kills 87 people trapped inside an illegal nightclub in the New York City borough of The Bronx. Old Time Relijun Happyland Varieties of Religious Experience

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Thursday, March 24, 2011

March 24

Track Year Event Artist Song Album
1 1765 American Revolutionary War: The Kingdom of Great Britain passes the Quartering Act that requires the Thirteen Colonies to house British troops. Braid Quarters Frankie Welfare Boy Age Five
2 1832 In Hiram, Ohio a group of men beat, tar and feather Mormon leader Joseph Smith, Jr.. Kind of Like Spitting Birds of a Feather Nothing Makes Sense Without It
3 1896 A. A. Popov makes the first radio signal transmission in history. Pet Shop Boys Radiophonic Nightlife
4 1944 World War II: In an event later dramatized in the movie The Great Escape, 76 prisoners begin breaking out of Stalag Luft III. The Convocation of... Moments Escape The Convocation of...
5 1965 NASA spacecraft Ranger 9, equipped to convert its signals into a form suitable for showing on domestic television, brings images of the Moon into ordinary homes before crash landing. Tyrannosaurus Rex By the Light of a Magical Moon A Beard of Stars
6 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill: In Prince William Sound in Alaska, the Exxon Valdez spills 240,000 barrels (42,000 m³) of petroleum after running aground. Thumbnail I Know It Spills Red!Dead!

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