Saturday, April 30, 2011

April 30

Track Year Event Artist Song Album
1 1006 Supernova SN 1006, the brightest supernova in recorded history, appears in the constellation Lupus. Circus Lupus Pop Man 20 Years of Dischord
2 1492 Spain gives Christopher Columbus his commission of exploration. The Church Columbus Heyday
3 1513 Edmund de la Pole, Yorkist pretender to the English throne, is executed on the orders of Henry VIII. Cinerama Let's Pretend Disco Volante
4 1789 On the balcony of Federal Hall on Wall Street in New York City, George Washington takes the oath of office to become the first elected President of the United States. Super Furry Animals Presidential Suite Rings Around the World
5 1803 Louisiana Purchase: The United States purchases the Louisiana Territory from France for $15 million, more than doubling the size of the young nation. David Bowie A Small Plot of Land Outside
6 1812 The Territory of Orleans becomes the 18th U.S. state under the name Louisiana. The Essex Green New Orleans Fabulous Day
7 1894 Coxey's Army reaches Washington, D.C. to protest the unemployment caused by the Panic of 1893. Piebald Our Very Own Employment Office When Life Hands You Lemons
8 1900 Casey Jones dies in a train wreck in Vaughn, Mississippi, while trying to make up time on the Cannonball Express. The Carter Family The Cannonball The Collection
9 1927 The Federal Industrial Institute for Women opens in Alderson, West Virginia, as the first women's federal prison in the United States. Destroyer A Dangerous Woman Up to a Point Destroyer's Rubies
10 1938 The animated cartoon short Porky's Hare Hunt debuts in movie theaters, introducing Happy Rabbit (a prototype of Bugs Bunny). Animal Collective Who Could Win a Rabbit Sung Tongs

(Historical facts about April 30 are from Wikipedia.)

Friday, April 29, 2011

April 29

Track Year Event Artist Song Album
1 1429 Joan of Arc arrives to relieve the Siege of Orleans. Joan of Arc Trial at Orleans Method and Sentiment
2 1832 Évariste Galois released from prison. Massive Attack Group Four Mezzanine
3 1909 The Parliament of the United Kingdom passes the People's Budget, the first budget in British history with the expressed intent of redistributing wealth among the British public. Opeth Hours of Wealth Ghost Reveries
4 1916 Easter Rebellion: Martial law in Ireland is lifted and the rebellion is officially over with the surrender of Irish nationalists to British authorities in Dublin. Kim Robertson Irish Harp Music Treasures of the Celtic Harp
5 1946 Father Divine, a controversial religious leader who claims to be God, marries the much-younger Edna Rose Ritchings, a celebrated anniversary in the International Peace Mission movement. The New Pornographers It's Only Divine Right Electric Version
6 1953 The first U.S. experimental 3D-TV broadcast showed an episode of Space Patrol on Los Angeles ABC affiliate KECA-TV. Balloons Various Dimensions 451 deg F
7 1968 The controversial musical Hair opens on Broadway. The Cowsills Hair Hair
8 1992 1992 Los Angeles riots: Riots in Los Angeles, California, following the acquittal of police officers charged with excessive force in the beating of Rodney King. Over the next three days 53 people are killed and hundreds of buildings are destroyed. Bad Brains Riot Squad Rock for Light

(Historical facts about April 29 are from Wikipedia.)

Thursday, April 28, 2011

April 28

Track Year Event Artist Song Album
1 1503 The Battle of Cerignola is fought. It is noted as the first battle in history won by small arms fire using gunpowder. The Wrens Faster Gun Meadowlands
2 1869 Chinese and Irish laborers for the Central Pacific Railroad working on the First Transcontinental Railroad lay 10 miles of track in one day, a feat which has never been matched. Michael Jackson Workin' Day and Night Off the Wall
3 1930 The first night game in organized baseball history takes place in Independence, Kansas. Stereolab Come and Play in the Milky Night Cobra and Phases Group Play in the Milky Night
4 1932 A vaccine for yellow fever is announced for use on humans. Van Der Graaf Generator Cat's Eye / Yellow Fever (Running) The Quiet Zone / The Pleasure Dome
5 1977 The Budapest Treaty on the International Recognition of the Deposit of Microorganisms for the Purposes of Patent Procedure is signed. Rilo Kiley Small Figures in a Vast Expanse Takeoffs & Landings
6 1988 Near Maui, Hawaii, flight attendant Clarabelle "C.B." Lansing is blown out of Aloha Airlines Flight 243, a Boeing 737, and falls to her death when part of the plane's fuselage rips open in mid-flight. Broadcast You Can Fall The Noise Made By People
7 1994 Former Central Intelligence Agency counter-intelligence officer and analyst Aldrich Ames pleads guilty to giving U.S. secrets to the Soviet Union and later Russia. Yo La Tengo All Your Secrets Popular Songs
8 2001 Millionaire Dennis Tito becomes the world's first space tourist. El Guapo Space Tourist Fake French

(Historical facts about April 28 are from Wikipedia.)

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

April 27

Track Year Event Artist Song Album
1 1521 Battle of Mactan: Explorer Ferdinand Magellan is killed by natives in the Philippines led by chief Lapu-Lapu. Gentle Giant His Last Voyage Free Hand
2 1667 The blind and impoverished John Milton sells the copyright of Paradise Lost for £10. The Ronettes Paradise Back to Mono (1958-1969)
3 1773 The Parliament of Great Britain passes the Tea Act, designed to save the British East India Company by granting it a monopoly on the North American tea trade. Family Buffet Tea for Two It's Only a Movie
4 1810 Beethoven composes his famous piano piece, Für Elise. The Cure A Letter to Elise Wish
5 1927 Carabineros de Chile (Chilean national police force and gendarmery) are created. Watashi Wa Message in a Bottle Police Covers
6 1974 10,000 march in Washington, D.C., calling for the impeachment of US President Richard Nixon Golden Smog He's a Dick Down by the Old Mainstream
7 1992 Betty Boothroyd becomes the first woman to be elected Speaker of the British House of Commons in its 700-year history. OOIOO Speaker OOIOO
8 2006 Construction begins on the Freedom Tower for the new World Trade Center in New York City. Sondre Lerche On the Tower Two Way Monologue

(Historical facts about April 27 are from Wikipedia.)

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

April 26

Track Year Event Artist Song Album
1 1865 Union cavalry troopers corner and shoot dead John Wilkes Booth, assassin of President Lincoln, in Virginia. Sufjan Stevens Kill A Sun Came!
2 1928 Los Angeles City Hall dedicated. Neutral Milk Hotel Los Angeles Hype City Soundtrack
3 1933 The Gestapo, the official secret police force of Nazi Germany, is established. The Rites PC Gestapo Not Fucking Entertainment
4 1958 Final run of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad's Royal Blue from Washington, D.C., to New York City after 68 years, the first U.S. passenger train to use electric locomotives. Traveling Wilburys End of the Line Traveling Wilburys Complete Collection
5 1962 NASA's Ranger 4 spacecraft crashes into the Moon. The New Pornographers Crash Years Together
6 1965 A Rolling Stones concert in London, Ontario is shut down by police after 15 minutes due to rioting. The Rolling Stones It's All Over Now It's All Over Now
7 1981 Dr. Michael R. Harrison of the University of California, San Francisco Medical Center performs the world's first human open fetal surgery. Don Caballero Let's Face it Pal, You Didn't Need that Eye Surgery American Don
8 1986 A nuclear reactor accident occurs at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in the Soviet Union (now Ukraine), creating the world's worst nuclear disaster. Peter Bjorn & John Start to Melt Writer's Block
9 1989 The deadliest tornado in world history strikes Central Bangladesh, killing upwards of 1,300, injuring 12,000, and leaving as many as 80,000 homeless. Camel Supertwister Mirage

(Historical facts about April 26 are from Wikipedia.)

Monday, April 25, 2011

April 25

Track Year Event Artist Song Album
1 404 BC Peloponnesian War: Lysander's Spartan Armies defeated the Athenians and the war ends. Azure Ray Raining in Athens Burn and Shiver
2 1792 Highwayman Nicolas J. Pelletier becomes the first person executed by guillotine. Amon Duul II Soap Shop Rock: Halluzination Guillotine Yeti
3 1849 The Governor General of Canada, Lord Elgin, signs the Rebellion Losses Bill, outraging Montreal's English population and triggering the Montreal Riots. The Stills Of Montreal Logic Will Break Your Heart
4 1901 New York becomes the first U.S. state to require automobile license plates. Don Caballero Details on How to Get Icemand on Your License Plate American Don
5 1939 DC Comics publishes its second major superhero in Detective Comics #27; he is Batman, one of the most popular comic book superheroes of all time. Mogwai I am Not Batman Ten Rapid
6 1953 Francis Crick and James D. Watson publish Molecular structure of nucleic acids: a structure for deoxyribose nucleic acid describing the double helix structure of DNA. Of Montreal Lecithin's Tale of a DNA Experiment that Went Horribly Awry Coquelicot Asleep in the Poppies: A Variety of Whimsical Verse
7 1961 Robert Noyce is granted a patent for an integrated circuit. Mew Circuitry of the Wolf And the Glass Handed Kites
8 2003 The Human Genome Project comes to an end 2.5 years before first anticipated. No Time Left Human Interest Story Zero Effort Solution

(Historical facts about April 25 are from Wikipedia.)

Sunday, April 24, 2011

April 24

Track Year Event Artist Song Album
1 1558 Mary, Queen of Scots, marries the Dauphin of France, François, at Notre Dame de Paris. Can Mary, Mary So Contrary Monster Movie
2 1800 The United States Library of Congress is established when President John Adams signs legislation to appropriate $5,000 USD to purchase "such books as may be necessary for the use of Congress". The Books Thankyoubranch Thought for Food
3 1907 Hersheypark, founded by Milton S. Hershey for the exclusive use of his employees, is opened. Kylie Minogue Chocolate Body Language
4 1915 The arrest of 250 Armenian intellectuals and community leaders in Istanbul marks the beginning of the Armenian Genocide. Integrity Armenian Persecution Systems Overload
5 1916 Easter Rising: The Irish Republican Brotherhood led by nationalists Patrick Pearse, James Connolly, and Joseph Plunkett starts a rebellion in Ireland. Erase Errata Surprise It's Easter At Crystal Palace
6 1918 First tank-to-tank combat, at Villers-Bretonneux, France, when three British Mark IVs met three German A7Vs. Emerson, Lake & Palmer Tank Emerson, Lake & Palmer
7 1990 STS-31: The Hubble Space Telescope is launched from the Space Shuttle Discovery. Anah Aevia Hubble's Law Realize You're Dead
8 2004 The United States lifts economic sanctions imposed on Libya 18 years previously, as a reward for its cooperation in eliminating weapons of mass destruction. Midnight Oil Put Down that Weapon Diesel and Dust
9 2005 Snuppy, the world's first cloned dog, is born in South Korea. Burial Stolen Dog Street Halo

(Historical facts about April 24 are from Wikipedia.)