Tuesday, May 31, 2011

May 31

Track Year Event Artist Song Album
1. 1578  Martin Frobisher sails from HarwichEngland to Frobisher BayCanada, eventually to minefool's gold, used to pave streets in London. Fool's Gold Nadine (Memory Tapes Version) N/A
2. 1578 King Henry III lays the first stone of the Pont Neuf (New Bridge), the oldest bridge of Paris. L'Spaerow Bridges L'Spaerow
3. 1929 The first talking cartoon of Mickey Mouse, "The Karnival Kid", is released. The Instruments Carnival Billions of Photographs
4. 1971 In accordance with the Uniform Monday Holiday Act passed by the U.S. Congress in 1968, observation of Memorial Dayoccurs on the last Monday in May for the first time, rather than on the traditional Memorial Day of May 30. Wilco Monday Being There
5. 2005 Vanity Fair reveals that Mark Felt was Deep Throat. Shalabi Effect Deep Throat Pink Abyss
6. 2009 Anti-abortion activist Scott Roeder shoots and kills physician George Tiller during church services in Wichita, Kansas. The Starlight Mints The Killer Drowaton

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Monday, May 30, 2011

May 30

Track Year Event Artist Song Album
1. 1431 Hundred Years' War: in RouenFrance, 19-year-old Joan of Arc is burned at the stake by an English-dominated tribunal. Because of this the Catholic Church remember this day as the celebration of Saint Joan of Arc. The Smiths Bigmouth Strikes Again The Queen is Dead
2. 1539 In FloridaHernando de Soto lands at Tampa Bay with 600 soldiers with the goal of finding gold. Eskmo Gold & Stone Eskmo
3. 1806 Andrew Jackson kills Charles Dickinson in a duel after Dickinson had accused Jackson's wife of bigamy. Iron Maiden The Duellists Powerslave
4. 1868 Decoration Day (the predecessor of the modern "Memorial Day") is observed in the United States for the first time (By "Commander-in-chief of the Grand Army of the RepublicJohn A. Logan's proclamation on May 5). The Carter Family Dying Soldier The Carter Family
5. 1879 New York City's Gilmores Garden is renamed Madison Square Garden by William Henry Vanderbilt and is opened to the public at 26th Street and Madison Avenue. Mirah The Garden Advisory Committee
6. 1899 Female Old West outlaw Pearl Hart robs a stage coach 30 miles southeast of Globe, Arizona. The Microphones Pearl Diver Island Songs
7. 1883 In New York City, a rumor that the Brooklyn Bridge is going to collapse causes a stampede that crushes twelve people. Fleetwood Mac Don't Stop Rumours
8. 1958 Memorial Day: the remains of two unidentified American servicemen, killed in action during World War II and the Korean War respectively, are buried at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery. Envy For You Who Died From Here to Eternity

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Sunday, May 29, 2011

May 29

Track Year Event Artist Song Album
1. 1790 Rhode Island becomes the last of the original United Statescolonies to ratify the Constitution and is admitted as the 13thU.S. state. Big Star Thirteen #1 Record / Radio City
2. 1848 Wisconsin is admitted as the 30th U.S. state. Marthe Hinny Oh! Oh! Oui, oui, oui... Ultra Chicks, Vol. 3. Baby Pop!
3. 1913 Igor Stravinsky's ballet score The Rite of Spring receives its premiere performance in Paris, provoking a riot. Rites of Spring Spring End on End
4. 1919 Einstein's theory of general relativity is tested (later confirmed) by Arthur Eddington's observation of a total solar eclipse inPrincipe and by Andrew Crommelin in Sobral, CearĂ¡Brazil. And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead Relative Ways Source Tags and Codes
5. 1931 Born October 19, 1899 in Sardinia, Michele "Mike" Schirru, Anarchist against Fascism, U.S. Citizen is executed by Italian military firing squad for INTENT to kill Mussolini. The U.S. Government did nothing to help Mike Schirru. Government Issue Anarchy is Dead Legless Bull
6. 1942 Bing Crosby, the Ken Darby Singers and the John Scott Trotter Orchestra record Irving Berlin's "White Christmas", the best-selling Christmas single in history, for Decca Records in Los Angeles. The Flaming Lips White X-mas It's a Cool, Cool Christmas
7. 2004 The World War II Memorial is dedicated in Washington, D.C. Explosions in the Sky Memorial The Earth is Not a Cold Dead Place

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Saturday, May 28, 2011

May 28

Track Year Event Artist Song Album
1. 585 BC solar eclipse occurs, as predicted by Greek philosopher and scientist Thales, while Alyattes is battling Cyaxares in the Battle of the Eclipse, leading to a truce. This is one of the cardinal dates from which other dates can be calculated. Written in the Sand Solar Eclipse 47 Ursae Majoris
2. 1503  James IV of Scotland and Margaret Tudor are married according to a Papal Bull by Pope Alexander VI. A Treaty of Everlasting Peace between Scotland andEngland signed on that occasion results in a peace that lasts ten years. Wilco Everlasting Everything Wilco (The Album)
3. 1892 In San Francisco, CaliforniaJohn Muir organizes the Sierra Club. Cursive Sierra The Ugly Organ
4. 1934  Near Callander, Ontario, the Dionne quintuplets are born to Oliva and Elzire Dionne; they will be the first quintuplets to survive infancy. The Quintones Down the Isle of Love Doo Wop Classics
5. 1936 Alan Turing submits On Computable Numbers for publication. Aidan John Moffat Number on My Hand Ten Short Songs for Modern Lovers
6. 1937 The Golden Gate Bridge in San FranciscoCalifornia, is officially opened by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in Washington, D.C., who pushes a button signaling the start of vehicle traffic over the span. John Vanderslice The Golden Gate Pixel Revolt
7. 1961 Peter Benenson's article The Forgotten Prisoners is published in several internationally read newspapers. This will later be thought of as the founding of the human rights organizationAmnesty International. Spring The Prisoners (Eight by Ten) Spring
8. 2002 The Mars Odyssey finds signs of large ice deposits on the planet Mars. The Microphones Ice It Was Hot We Stayed in the Water

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Friday, May 27, 2011

May 27

Track Year Event Artist Song Album
1. 1703 Tsar Peter the Great founds the city of Saint Petersburg. Gnidrolog Peter In Spite of Harry's Toe-Nail
2. 1907 Bubonic plague breaks out in San Francisco, California. The Fiery Furnances We Got Back the Plague Gallowbird's Park
3. 1927 The Ford Motor Company ceases manufacture of the Ford Model T and begins to retool plants to make the Ford Model A. Roxy Music Re-Make/Re-Model Roxy Music
4. 1933 The Walt Disney Company releases the cartoon Three Little Pigs, with its hit song "Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?" R.E.M. Let Me In Monster
5. 1933 The Century of Progress World's Fair opens in ChicagoIllinois. Broadcast City in Progress The Noise Made By People
6. 1987 Saint Paul, Minnesota's mayor George Latimer names May 27 "August Wilson Day" in honor of the only person to win aPulitzer Prize hailing from the state. Julian Jay Savarin Cycle Waiters on the Dance
7. 1995 In Culpeper, Virginia, actor Christopher Reeve is paralyzed from the neck down after falling from his horse in a riding competition. The Kinks Superman Ultimate Collection

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Thursday, May 26, 2011

May 26

Track Year Event Artist Song Album
1. 1328 William of OckhamFranciscan Minister-General Michael of Cesena and two other Franciscan leaders secretly leave Avignon, fearing a death sentence from Pope John XXII. Annihilation Time Razor Annihilation Time
2. 1647 Alse Young, hanged in Hartford, Connecticut, becomes the first person executed as a witch in the British American colonies. Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks Witch Mountain Bridge Pig Lib
3. 1828 Feral child Kaspar Hauser is discovered wandering the streets of Nuremberg. Duran Duran The Wild Boys The Wild Boys
4. 1830 The Indian Removal Act is passed by the U.S. Congress; it is signed into law by President Andrew Jackson two days later. Heroin Leave Heroin
5. 1897 Dracula, a novel by Irish author Bram Stoker is published. New Order Dracula's Castle Waiting for the Sirens' Call
6. 1998 The Supreme Court of the United States rules that Ellis Island, the historic gateway for millions of immigrants, is mainly in the state of New Jersey, not New York. Orchid New Jersey Vs Valhalla Discography

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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

May 25

Track Year Event Artist Song Album
1. 1738 treaty between Pennsylvania and Maryland ends the Conojocular War with settlement of a boundary dispute and exchange of prisoners. Yann Tiersen La Dispute Le Fabuleux Destin d'Amelie Poulain
2. 1895  Playwright, poet, and novelist Oscar Wilde is convicted of "committing acts of gross indecency with other male persons" and sentenced to serve two years in prison. The Hidden Cameras Smells Like Happiness The Smell of Our Own
3. 1925 Scopes TrialJohn T. Scopes is indicted for teaching Charles Darwin's theory of evolution. Banco del Mutuo Soccorso L'Evoluzione Darwin!
4. 1935 Jesse Owens of Ohio State University breaks three world records and ties a fourth at the Big Ten Conference Track and Field Championships in Ann Arbor, Michigan. 12 Rods I Am Faster Split Personalities
5. 1961 Apollo programU.S. President John F. Kennedy announces before a special joint session of the Congress his goal to initiate a project to put a "man on the Moon" before the end of the decade. R.E.M. Man on the Moon Automatic for the People
6. 1977 Star Wars (retitled Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope in 1981) is released in theaters, inspiring the Jediism religion and Geek Pride Day holiday. Boy Sets Fire The Force Majeure After the Eulogy

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Tuesday, May 24, 2011

May 24

Track Year Event Artist Song Album
1. 1689 The English Parliament passes the Act of Toleration protecting ProtestantsRoman Catholics are intentionally excluded. Frank Black and the Catholics Horrible Day Show Me Your Tears
2. 1738 John Wesley is converted, essentially launching the Methodist movement; the day is celebrated annually by Methodists as Aldersgate Day and a church service is generally held on the preceding Sunday. TV On the Radio A Method Return to Cookie Mountain
3. 1844 Samuel Morse sends the message "What hath God wrought" (a biblical quotation, Numbers 23:23) from the Old Supreme Court Chamber in the United States Capitol to his assistant, Alfred Vail, in BaltimoreMaryland to inaugurate the first telegraph line. New Order Touched by the Hand of God International
4. 1856  John Brown and his men kill five slavery supporters at Pottawatomie CreekKansas. John Brown Battery Come and Go Unknown
5. 1976 The London to Washington, D.C. Concorde service begins. Piano Magic I Must Leave London Disaffected
6. 1976 The Judgement of Paris takes place in France, launching California as a worldwide force in the production of quality wine. Syd Barrett Wined and Dined Barrett

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