Sunday, July 31, 2011

July 31

Track Year Event Artist Song Album
1. 904 Thessalonica falls to the Arabs, who destroy the city. Arab Strap Act of War Monday at the Hug and Pint
2. 1703 Daniel Defoe is placed in a pillory for the crime of seditious libel after publishing a politically satirical pamphlet, but is pelted with flowers. Destroyer 3000 Flowers Destroyer's Rubies
3. 1790 The very first U.S. patent is issued: to inventor Samuel Hopkins for a potash process. Engine Down Patent on the Better To Bury Within the Sound
4. 1930 The radio mystery program The Shadow airs for the first time. Yo La Tengo Shadows I Can Hear the Heart Beating as One
5. 1938 Archaeologists discover engraved gold and silver plates from King Darius the Great in Persepolis. Lifetime Find The Seven Inches
6. 1992 Discovery ProgramLunar Prospector – NASA intentionally crashes the spacecraft into the Moon, thus ending its mission to detect frozen water on the moon's surface. David Bowie Fall Dog Bombs the Moon Reality

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Saturday, July 30, 2011

July 30

Track Year Event Artist Song Album
1 1619 In Jamestown, Virginia, the first representative assembly in the Americas, the House of Burgesses, convenes for the first time. Nas Represent Illmatic
2 1729 Foundation of Baltimore, Maryland. S.T. Monroe The Baltimore Vision Forge Again Records Sampler 2002
3 1932 Premiere of Walt Disney's Flowers and Trees, the first cartoon short to use Technicolor and the first Academy Award winning cartoon short. Coldplay Life in Technicolor Viva la Vida
4 1956 A joint resolution of the U.S. Congress is signed by President Dwight D. Eisenhower, authorizing In God We Trust as the U.S. national motto. The Pretty Things Trust S.F. Sorrow
5 1965 U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Social Security Act of 1965 into law, establishing Medicare and Medicaid. Melt Banana Smell the Medicine Speak Squeak Creak
6 1975 Jimmy Hoffa disappears from the parking lot of the Machus Red Fox restaurant in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit, at about 2:30 p.m. He is never seen or heard from again, and will be declared legally dead on this date in 1982. The Girlfriends My One and Only, Jimmy Boy One Kiss Can Lead to Another: Girl Group Sounds Lost and Found
7 1978 The 730 (transport), Okinawa changes its traffic on the right-hand side of the road to the left-hand side. The Sea and Cake Left Side Clouded One Bedroom
8 2003 In Mexico, the last 'old style' Volkswagen Beetle rolls off the assembly line. Of Montreal Sleeping in the Beetle Bug Cherry Peel

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Friday, July 29, 2011

July 29

Track Year Event Artist Song Album
1 1836 Inauguration of the Arc de Triomphe in Paris. A Silver Mt. Zion The Triumph of Our Tired Eyes Born into Trouble as the Sparks Fly Upward
2 1847 Cumberland School of Law is founded in Lebanon, Tennessee, United States, one of only 15 law schools to exist in the United States at the end of 1847. Warren Zevon Lawyers, Guns, and Money Excitable Boy
3 1848 Irish Potato Famine: Tipperary Revolt Dee Dee Sharp Mashed Potato Time Mashed Potato Time
4 1958 U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower signs into law the National Aeronautics and Space Act, which creates the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). The Beta Band Space Heroes to Zeroes
5 1976 In New York City, David Berkowitz (aka the "Son of Sam") kills one person and seriously wounds another in the first of a series of attacks. Procol Harum As Strong as Samson Exotic Birds and Fruits
6 2005 Astronomers announce their discovery of the dwarf planet Eris. Eris Intro (Live) Unknown

(Historical facts about July 29 are from Wikipedia.)

Thursday, July 28, 2011

July 28

Track Year Event Artist Song Album
1 1609 Bermuda is first settled by survivors of the English ship Sea Venture en route to Virginia. My Morning Jacket Bermuda Jighway At Dawn
2 1868 The 14th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States is certified, establishing African-American citizenship and guaranteeing due process of law. The Get Up Kids Overdue On a Wire
3 1896 The city of Miami, Florida is incorporated. Foals Miami Total Life Forever
4 1932 U.S. President Herbert Hoover orders the United States Army to forcibly evict the "Bonus Army" of World War I veterans gathered in Washington, D.C. Yuck Get Away Yuck
5 1996 The remains of a prehistoric man are discovered near Kennewick, Washington. Such remains will be known as the Kennewick Man. Circulatory System Prehistoric Circulatory System

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Wednesday, July 27, 2011

July 27

Track Year Event Artist Song Album
1 1789 The first U.S. federal government agency, the Department of Foreign Affairs, is established (it will be later renamed Department of State). Antidote Foreign Job Lot Thou Shalt Not Kill
2 1940 The animated short A Wild Hare is released, introducing the character of Bugs Bunny. Clint Mansell Bugs Got a Devilish Grin Conga Requiem for a Dream Soundtrack
3 1974 Watergate Scandal: the House of Representatives Judiciary Committee votes 27 to 11 to recommend the first article of impeachment (for obstruction of justice) against President Richard Nixon. Caesars I'm Gonna Kick You Out 39 Minutes of Bliss
4 1981 6 year old Adam Walsh, son of John Walsh is kidnapped in Hollywood, Florida and is found murdered two weeks later. The Waterboys The Stolen Child Fisherman's Blues
5 2005 STS-114: NASA grounds the Space Shuttle, pending an investigation of the continuing problem with the shedding of foam insulation from the external fuel tank. During ascent, the external tank of the Space Shuttle Discovery sheds a piece of foam slightly smaller than the piece that caused the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster; this foam does not strike the spacecraft. Donovan Sand and Foam Mellow Yellow
6 2007 Phoenix News Helicopter Collision: news helicopters from Phoenix, Arizona television stations KNXV and KTVK collide over Steele Indian School Park in central Phoenix while covering a police chase; The Stills Helicopters Without Feathers

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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

July 26

Track Year Event Artist Song Album
1 1788 New York ratifies the United States Constitution and becomes the 11th state of the United States. Frank Sinatra New York, New York Trilogy
2 1878 In California, the poet and American West outlaw calling himself "Black Bart" makes his last clean getaway when he steals a safe box from a Wells Fargo stagecoach. The empty box will be found later with a taunting poem inside. Pretty Girls Make Graves The Getaway Good Health
3 1945 The US Navy cruiser USS Indianapolis arrives at Tinian with parts of the warhead for the Hiroshima atomic bomb. Yo La Tengo The Evil That Men Do Ride the Tiger
4 1951 Walt Disney's 13th animated film, Alice in Wonderland, premieres in London, United Kingdom. Danny Elfman Alice's Theme Alice in Wonderland
5 1990 The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 is signed into law by President George H. W. Bush. James William Hindle Down & Able James William Hindle

(Historical facts about July 26 are from Wikipedia.)

Monday, July 25, 2011

July 25

Track Year Event Artist Song Album
1 1536 Sebastián de Belalcázar on his search of El Dorado founds the city of Santiago de Cali. Electric Light Orchestra Eldorado Eldorado
2 1593 Henry IV of France publicly converts from Protestantism to Roman Catholicism. OOIOO Switch OOIOO
3 1788 Wolfgang Mozart completes his Symphony No. 40 in G minor (K550). Mozart Symphony No. 40 The Greatest Hits
4 1853 Joaquin Murietta, the famous Californio bandit known as "Robin Hood of El Dorado", is killed. Robert Wyatt Little Red Robin Hood Hit the Road Rock Bottom
5 1868 Wyoming becomes a United States territory. The Lucksmiths Wyoming A Good Kind of Nervous
6 1893 The Corinth Canal in the Gulf of Corinth, Greece is used for the first time. Beirut The Canals of Our City Gulag Orkestar
7 1946 At Club 500 in Atlantic City, New Jersey, Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis stage their first show as a comedy team. Gary Lewis & the Playboys Everybody Loves a Clown Best of Gary Lewis & the Playboys
8 1965 Bob Dylan goes electric as he plugs in at the Newport Folk Festival, signaling a major change in folk and rock music. Bob Dylan Like a Rolling Stone The Best of Bob Dylan

(Historical facts about July 25 are from Wikipedia.)

Sunday, July 24, 2011

July 24

Track Year Event Artist Song Album
1 1487 Citizens of Leeuwarden, Netherlands strike against ban on foreign beer. Homer Simpson It Was a Very Good Beer Songs in the Key of Springfield
2 1847 After 17 months of travel, Brigham Young leads 148 Mormon pioneers into Salt Lake Valley, resulting in the establishment of Salt Lake City. Celebrations of this event include the Pioneer Day Utah state holiday and the Days of '47 Parade. The Rolling Stones Salt of the Earth Beggars Banquet
3 1911 Hiram Bingham III re-discovers Machu Picchu, "the Lost City of the Incas". ...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead The Lost City of Refuge Worlds Apart
4 1935 The dust bowl heat wave reaches its peak, sending temperatures to 109°F (44°C) in Chicago and 104°F (40°C) in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Denali Real Heat The Instict
5 1983 George Brett batting for the Kansas City Royals against the New York Yankees, has a game-winning home run nullified in the "Pine Tar Incident". Single Frame Lost Pines (Dream & Body) Body End Basement
6 2005 Lance Armstrong wins his seventh consecutive Tour de France. Nougaro Armstrong Grand Angle Sur
7 2010 Over 80,000 people from around the world record their daily lives for submission to the YouTube documentary Life In A Day. Animal Collective The Daily Routine Post Merriweather Pavilion

(Historical facts about July 24 are from Wikipedia.)

Saturday, July 23, 2011

July 23

Track Year Event Artist Song Album
1 1829 In the United States, William Austin Burt patents the typographer, a precursor to the typewriter. Saturday Looks Good to Me Typing All Your Summer Songs
2 1881 The Boundary treaty of 1881 between Chile and Argentina is signed in Buenos Aires. Traveling Wilburys Borderline Traveling Wilburys Complete Collection
3 1903 The Ford Motor Company sells its first car. Coalesce Still It Sells Give Them the Rope
4 1926 Fox Film buys the patents of the Movietone sound system for recording sound onto film. Radiohead Motion Picture Soundtrack Kid A
5 1929 The Fascist government in Italy bans the use of foreign words. 7 Angels 7 Plagues Away with Words Jhazmyne's Lullaby
6 1982 The International Whaling Commission decides to end commercial whaling by 1985-86. Freelance Whales Hanna (Ra Ra Riot Remix) Benefit for Japan
7 1995 Comet Hale-Bopp is discovered; it will become visible to the naked eye nearly a year later. Stereolab Bop Scotch Margerine Eclipse

(Historical facts about July 23 are from Wikipedia.)