Thursday, June 30, 2011

June 30

Track Year Event Artist Song Album
1 1688 The Immortal Seven issue the Invitation to William (continuing the English rebellion from Rome), which would culminate in the Glorious Revolution. The Black Heart Procession The Invitation Amore del Tropico
2 1859 French acrobat Charles Blondin crosses Niagara Falls on a tightrope. The Stone Roses Tightrope Second Coming
3 1882 Charles J. Guiteau is hanged in Washington, D.C. for the assassination of U.S. President James Garfield. Beat Happening Hangman Jamboree
4 1905 Albert Einstein publishes the article "On the Electrodynamics of Moving Bodies", in which he introduces special relativity. Faraquet Study in Movement Faraquet / Akarso Split
5 1906 The United States Congress passes the Meat Inspection Act and Pure Food and Drug Act. Dead Boys Caught with the Meat in Your Mouth Young, Loud, and Snotty
6 1953 The first Chevrolet Corvette rolls off the assembly line in Flint, Michigan. Animal Collective Two Corvettes Campfire Songs
7 1956 A TWA Super Constellation and a United Airlines DC-7 (Flight 718) collide above the Grand Canyon in Arizona, United States, killing all 128 on board the two planes. Haymarket Riot Grand Canyon I Know What You Did
8 1971 The crew of the Soviet Soyuz 11 spacecraft are killed when their air supply escapes through a faulty valve. Talking Heads Air Fear of Music
9 1971 Ohio ratifies the 26th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, lowering the voting age to 18, thereby putting the amendment into effect. SSD Eighteen Power
10 1972 The first leap second is added to the UTC time system. The Palisades Make the Night a Little Longer One Kiss Can Lead to Another: Girl Group Sounds Lost and Found

(Historical facts about June 30 are from Wikipedia.)

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

June 29

Track Year Event Artist Song Album
1 1613 The Globe Theatre in London, England burns to the ground. Turning Point Feeding the Fire 1988-1991 Discography
2 1786 Alexander Macdonell and over five hundred Roman Catholic highlanders leave Scotland to settle in Glengarry County, Ontario. Swingset Highlander is a Pussy More Kids, More Fun
3 1874 Greek politician Charilaos Trikoupis publishes a manifesto in the Athens daily Kairoi entitled "Who's to Blame?" in which he lays out his complaints against King George. He is elected Prime Minister of Greece the next year. Atmosphere Blamegame God Loves Ugly
4 1889 Hyde Park and several other Illinois townships vote to be annexed by Chicago, forming the largest United States city in area and second largest in population. KC Accidental Something for Chicago Captured Anthems for an Empty Bathtub
5 1950 The United States defeats England during the 1950 FIFA World Cup. Sonic Youth Quest for the Cup Experimental Jet Set, Trash & No Star
6 1956 The Federal-Aid Highway Act of 1956 is signed, officially creating the United States Interstate Highway System. Dirty Beaches A Hundred Highways Badlands
7 1972 The U.S. Supreme Court rules in the case Furman v. Georgia that arbitrary and inconsistent imposition of the death penalty violates the Eighth and Fourteenth Amendments, and constitutes cruel and unusual punishment. Fin Fang Foom Cruel and Unusual With the Gift Comes the Curse
8 1995 Space Shuttle program: STS-71 Mission (Atlantis) docks with the Russian space station Mir for the first time. Bad Brains At the Atlantis Black Dots
9 2006 Hamdan v. Rumsfeld: The U.S. Supreme Court rules that President George W. Bush's plan to try Guantanamo Bay detainees in military tribunals violates U.S. and international law. Sick of it All Injustice System Blood, Sweat, and No Tears

(Historical facts about June 29 are from Wikipedia.)

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

June 28

Track Year Event Artist Song Album
1 1776 American Revolutionary War: Fort Moultrie is attacked during the Battle of Sullivan's Island; this event is commemorated in Carolina Day. The Raconteurs Carolina Drama Consolers of the Lonely
2 1807 Second British invasion of the Río de la Plata; John Whitelock lands at Ensenada on an attempt to recapture Buenos Aires and is defeated by the locals. Mirah The Dogs of Buenos Aires C'mon Miracle
3 1846 The saxophone is patented by Adolphe Sax in Paris, France. Junior Walker and the All Stars Shotgun Shotgun
4 1859 The first conformation dog show is held in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England. Melt Banana Dog Song Bambi's Dilemma
5 1895 Court of Private Land Claims rules James Reavis' claim to Barony of Arizona is "wholly fictitious and fraudulent". Hockey Too Fake (RAC Mix) Mind Chaos
6 1902 The U.S. Congress passes the Spooner Act, authorizing President Theodore Roosevelt to acquire rights from Colombia for the Panama Canal. FischerSpooner Emerge #1
7 1914 Franz Ferdinand, Archduke of Austria and his wife Sophie are assassinated in Sarajevo by young Serbian nationalist Gavrilo Princip, the casus belli of World War I. Franz Ferdinand Fade Together You Could Have It So Much Better
8 1919 The Treaty of Versailles is signed in Paris, formally ending World War I between Belgium, Britain, France, Italy, the United States and allies on the one side and Germany and Austria-Hungary on the other side. Depeche Mode Peace Sounds of the Universe
9 1969 Stonewall Riots begin in New York City marking the start of the Gay Rights Movement. The Hidden Cameras Boys of Melody The Smell of Our Own

(Historical facts about June 28 are from Wikipedia.)

Monday, June 27, 2011

June 27

Track Year Event Artist Song Album
1 1743 War of the Austrian Succession: Battle of Dettingen: On the battlefield in Bavaria, George II personally leads troops into battle. The last time that a British monarch would command troops in the field. Pat Benetar Love is a Battlefield Love is a Battlefield
2 1895 The inaugural run of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad's Royal Blue from Washington, D.C., to New York, New York, the first U.S. passenger train to use electric locomotives. Electric Prunes Train for Tomorrow I Had to Much to Dream (Last Night)
3 1905 Battleship Potemkin uprising: sailors start a mutiny aboard the Battleship Potemkin, denouncing the crimes of autocracy, demanding liberty and an end to war. The New Pornographers Mutiny, I Promise You Challengers
4 1923 Capt. Lowell H. Smith and Lt. John P. Richter perform the first ever aerial refueling in a DH-4B biplane Badly Drawn Boy Magic in the Air The Hour of Bewilderbeast
5 1950 The United States decides to send troops to fight in the Korean War. Cake I Bombed Korea Motorcade of Generosity
6 1967 The world's first ATM is installed in Enfield Town, England, United Kingdom. King Crimson Easy Money Lark's Tongues in Aspic
7 1971 After only three years in business, rock promoter Bill Graham closes the Fillmore East in New York, New York, the "Church of Rock and Roll". The Suicide File I Hate Rock N' Roll The Hope Conspiracy / The Suicide File Split
8 1989 The current international treaty defending indigenous peoples, ILO 169 convention, is adopted. The Books Beautiful People The Way Out

(Historical facts about June 27 are from Wikipedia.)

Sunday, June 26, 2011

June 26

Track Year Event Artist Song Album
1 1284 The legendary Pied Piper leads 130 children out of Hamelin, Germany The Beach Boys I'm the Pied Piper Holland
2 1870 The Christian holiday of Christmas is declared a federal holiday in the United States. Miami Horror Holidays Illumination
3 1927 The Cyclone roller coaster opens on Coney Island. Mercury Rev Coney Island Cyclone Yerself is Steam
4 1934 President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs the Federal Credit Union Act, which establishes credit unions. Hot Snakes If Credit's What Matters I'll Take Credit Automatic Midnight
5 1948 Shirley Jackson's short story The Lottery is published in The New Yorker magazine. Discordance Axis Carcass Lottery Jouhou
6 1997 The U.S. Supreme Court rules that the Communications Decency Act violates the First Amendment to the United States Constitution. Georges Brassens Le Pornographe Le Pornographe
7 2008 The U.S. Supreme Court rules in District of Columbia v. Heller that the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution protects an individual right, and that the District of Columbia handgun ban is unconstitutional. Japancakes Handguns and Firearms Belmondo

(Historical facts about June 26 are from Wikipedia.)

Saturday, June 25, 2011

June 25

Track Year Event Artist Song Album
1 1678 Venetian Elena Cornaro Piscopia is the first woman awarded a doctorate of philosophy when she graduates from the University of Padua. Weezer Smart Girls Hurley
2 1906 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania millionaire Harry Thaw shoots and kills prominent architect Stanford White. Converge Thaw Jane Doe
3 1949 Long-Haired Hare, starring Bugs Bunny, is released in theaters. Dub Narcotic Sound System Bunny Echo Boot Party
4 1960 Two cryptographers working for the United States National Security Agency left for vacation to Mexico, and from there defected to the Soviet Union. Agnostic Front Traitor United Blood
5 1967 Broadcasting of the first live global satellite television program: Our World Buck Our World Skanktified
6 1978 The rainbow flag representing gay pride is flown for the first time in the San Francisco Gay Freedom Day Parade. Limp Wrist Rainbows Thee Official Limp Wrist Discography

(Historical facts about June 25 are from Wikipedia.)

Friday, June 24, 2011

June 24

Track Year Event Artist Song Album
1 1374 A sudden outbreak of St. John's Dance causes people in the streets of Aachen, Germany, to experience hallucinations and begin to jump and twitch uncontrollably until they collapse from exhaustion. Suicide Dance Second Album
2 1916 Mary Pickford becomes the first female film star to sign a million dollar contract. He Who Corrupts One...Million Dollars Master of Profits
3 1938 Pieces of a meteor, estimated to have weighed 450 metric tons when it hit the Earth's atmosphere and exploded, land near Chicora, Pennsylvania. MGMT Pieces of What Oracular Spectacular
4 1947 Kenneth Arnold makes the first widely reported UFO sighting near Mount Rainier, Washington. The Olivia Tremor Control Mystery Black Foliage: Animation Music, Vol. 1
5 1949 The first Television Western, Hopalong Cassidy, is aired on NBC starring William Boyd. On!Air!Library! Spaghetti Western Superstar (Randolph Scott Mix) On!Air!Library!
6 1957 In Roth v. United States, the U.S. Supreme Court rules that obscenity is not protected by the First Amendment . The Books All Bad Ends All Thought for Food
7 1982 "The Jakarta Incident": British Airways Flight 9 flies into a cloud of volcanic ash thrown up by the eruption of Mount Galunggung, resulting in the failure of all four engines. Broadcast Ominous Cloud Haha Sound
8 2010 John Isner of the United States defeats Nicolas Mahut of France at Wimbledon, in the longest match in professional tennis history. The Walkmen It Should Take A While Everyone Who Pretended to Like Me is Gone

(Historical facts about June 24 are from Wikipedia.)