Friday, August 19, 2011

August 19

Track Year Event Artist Song Album
1 1692 Salem witch trials: in Salem, Massachusetts, Province of Massachusetts Bay five people, one woman and four men, including a clergyman, are executed after being convicted of witchcraft. Make Believe Witchcraft Make Believe
2 1839 The French government announces that Louis Daguerre's photographic process is a gift "free to the world". Circulatory System Days to Come (In Photographs) Circulatory System
3 1934 The first All-American Soap Box Derby is held in Dayton, Ohio. Arab Strap (Afternoon) Soaps Philophobia
4 1989 Raid on offshore pirate station, Radio Caroline in North Sea by British and Dutch governments. The Beach Boys Caroline, No Radio Promo (Mike) UM 14 Disc 4
5 2005 A series of strong storms lashes Southern Ontario spawning several tornadoes as well as creating extreme flash flooding within the city of Toronto and its surrounding communities. In Toronto, it is also dubbed as the Toronto Supercell. Classics IV Stormy Stormy
6 2010 Operation Iraqi Freedom ends, with the last of the United States brigade combat teams crossing the border to Kuwait. Yuck Operation Yuck

(Historical facts about August 19 are from Wikipedia.)

Thursday, August 18, 2011

August 18

Track Year Event Artist Song Album
1 1572 Marriage in Paris of the future Huguenot King Henry IV of Navarre to Marguerite de Valois, in a supposed attempt to reconcile Protestants and Catholics. The Descendents Marriage Milo Goes to College
2 1587 Virginia Dare, granddaughter of governor John White of the Colony of Roanoke, becomes the first English child born in the Americas. The Rolling Stones Sweet Virginia Exile on Main St.
3 1634 Urbain Grandier, accused and convicted of sorcery, is burned alive in Loudun, France. Nougaro L'Amour Sorcier Grand Angle Sur: The Best of Claude Nougaro
4 1783 A huge fireball meteor is seen across the United Kingdom as it passes over the east coast. Tommy James & the Shondells Ball of Fire The Very Best of Tommy James and the Shondells
5 1938 The Thousand Islands Bridge, connecting New York State, United States with Ontario, Canada over the St. Lawrence River, is dedicated by U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Braid Bridge to Canada Movie Music Vol. Two
6 1958 Vladimir Nabokov's controversial novel Lolita is published in the United States. Mustard Plug Lolita Pray for Mojo
7 2000 A Federal jury finds the US EPA guilty of discrimination against Dr. Marsha Coleman-Adebayo, under the Civil Rights Act of 1964, later inspiring passage of the No FEAR Act. Doves There Goes the Fear Last Broadcast

(Historical facts about August 18 are from Wikipedia.)

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

August 17

Track Year Event Artist Song Album
1 1807 Robert Fulton's North River Steamboat leaves New York City for Albany, New York on the Hudson River, inaugurating the first commercial steamboat service in the world. The Beach Boys Steamboat Holland
2 1907 Pike Place Market, a popular tourist destination and registered historic district in Seattle, opened. Broken Social Scene Marketfresh Beehives
3 1908 Fantasmagorie, the first animated cartoon, created by Émile Cohl, is shown in Paris. The Olivia Tremor Control Black Foliage (Animation 1) Black Foliage: Animation Music Vol. 1
4 1953 Addiction: First meeting of Narcotics Anonymous in Southern California. Porcupine Tree Pure Narcotic Stupid Dream
5 1959 Quake Lake is formed by the magnitude 7.5 1959 Yellowstone earthquake near Hebgen Lake in Montana. M83 On a White Lake Near a Green Mountain Dead Cities, Red Seas and Lost Ghosts
6 1970 Venera Program: Venera 7 launched. It will later become the first spacecraft to successfully transmit data from the surface of another planet (Venus). Arab Strap Amor Veneris The Red Thread
7 1978 Double Eagle II becomes first balloon to cross the Atlantic Ocean when it lands in Miserey near Paris, 137 hours after leaving Presque Isle, Maine. Iron Maiden Where Eagles Dare Piece of Mind
8 1980 Azaria Chamberlain disappears, probably taken by a dingo, leading to what was then the most publicised trial in Australian history. The Feud Sometimes...Few Dingo Versus Yr Universe
9 2008 Michael Phelps becomes the first person to win eight gold medals in one Olympic Games. Sufjan Stevens A Winner Needs a Wand A Sun Came!

(Historical facts about August 17 are from Wikipedia.)

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

August 16

Track Year Event Artist Song Album
1 1819 Seventeen people die and over 600 are injured in cavalry charges at a public meeting at St. Peter's Field, Manchester, England. Hood August Charge Hood / Meredith Split Tape
2 1841 U.S. President John Tyler vetoes a bill which called for the re-establishment of the Second Bank of the United States. Enraged Whig Party members riot outside the White House in the most violent demonstration on White House grounds in U.S. history. Scholastic Deth Kill Em With Politics Revenge of the Nerds
3 1869 Battle of Acosta Ñu: A Paraguayan battalion made up of children is massacred by the Brazilian Army during the War of the Triple Alliance. Yeasayer The Children Odd Blood
4 1960 Joseph Kittinger parachutes from a balloon over New Mexico at 102,800 feet (31,300 m), setting three records that still stand today: High-altitude jump, free-fall, and highest speed by a human without an aircraft. Supercar Jump 16/50 1997-1999
5 1989 A solar flare from the Sun creates a geomagnetic storm that affects micro chips, leading to a halt of all trading on Toronto's stock market. The Magnetic Fields I Don't Believe in the Sun 69 Love Songs, Vol. 1

(Historical facts about August 16 are from Wikipedia.)

Monday, August 15, 2011

August 15

Track Year Event Artist Song Album
1 1040 King Duncan I is killed in battle against his first cousin and rival Macbeth. The latter succeeds him as King of Scotland. Ciccone Youth Macbeth The Whitey Album
2 1281 Mongol invasion of Japan: The Mongolian fleet of Kublai Khan is destroyed by a "divine wind" for the second time in the Battle of Kōan. School of Seven Bells Windstorm Disconnect from Desire
3 1248 The foundation stone of Cologne Cathedral, built to house the relics of the Three Wise Men, is laid. (Construction is eventually completed in 1880.) Fruup Wise as Wisdom Seven Secrets
4 1309 The city of Rhodes surrenders to the forces of the Knights of St. John, completing their conquest of Rhodes. The knights establish their headquarters on the island and rename themselves the Knights of Rhodes. Aki Tsuyuko Travel Alone (Fender Rhodes Version) Ongakushitsu
5 1843 The Cathedral of Our Lady of Peace in Honolulu, Hawaii is dedicated. Now the cathedral of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Honolulu, it is the oldest Roman Catholic cathedral in continuous use in the United States. Cathedral Introspect Stained Glass Stories
6 1914 A male servant of American architect Frank Lloyd Wright sets fire to the living quarters of the architect's Wisconsin home, Taliesin, murders seven people and burns the living quarters to the ground. Talking Heads Burning Down the House Speaking in Tongues
7 1941 Corporal Josef Jakobs is executed by firing squad at the Tower of London at 7:12am, making him the last person to be executed at the Tower for treason. Zola Jesus Tower Valusia
8 1948 The Republic of Korea is established south of the 38th parallel north. Ted Leo & the Pharmacists Parallel or Together? The Tyranny of Distance
9 1965 The Beatles play to nearly 60,000 fans at Shea Stadium in New York City, in an event later seen as marking the birth of stadium rock. Metric Stadium Love Fantasies
10 1977 The Big Ear, a radio telescope operated by Ohio State University as part of the SETI project, receives a radio signal from deep space; the event is named the "Wow! signal" from the notation made by a volunteer on the project. Stereolab Wow and Flutter Mars Audiac Quintet

(Historical facts about August 15 are from Wikipedia.)

Sunday, August 14, 2011

August 14

Track Year Event Artist Song Album
1 1848 Oregon Territory is organized by act of Congress. Daniel Moore Oregon (Give Me Wings) Unknown
2 1885 Japan's first patent is issued to the inventor of a rust-proof paint. Menomena Wet & Rusty Friend and Foe
3 1888 An audio recording of English composer Arthur Sullivan's "The Lost Chord", one of the first recordings of music ever made, is played during a press conference introducing Thomas Edison's phonograph in London. A Silver Mt. Zion Broken Chords Can Sing a Little He Has Left Us Alone But Shafts Of Light Sometimes Grace The Corner Of Our Rooms
4 1901 The first claimed powered flight, by Gustave Whitehead in his Number 21. The Charlatans UK Come in Number 21 Up to Our Hips
5 1935 United States Social Security Act passes, creating a government pension system for the retired. Damien Jurado Tonight I Will Retire Ghost of David
6 2003 Widescale power blackout in the northeast United States and Canada. Now It's Overhead Blackout Curtain Now It's Overhead

(Historical facts about August 14 are from Wikipedia.)

Saturday, August 13, 2011

August 13

Track Year Event Artist Song Album
1 1553 Michael Servetus is arrested by John Calvin in Geneva as a heretic. Aidan John Moffat Less Than Three Ten Short Songs
2 1831 Nat Turner sees a solar eclipse, which he believes is a sign from God. Eight days later he and 70 other slaves kill approximately 55 whites in Southampton County, Virginia. Badly Drawn Boy I Need a Sign How Did I Get Here?
3 1898 Carl Gustav Witt discovers 433 Eros, the first near-Earth asteroid to be found. John Cage 4'33" John Cage
4 1913 First production in the UK of stainless steel by Harry Brearley. Mira Stainless Apart
5 1920 Polish-Soviet War: the Battle of Warsaw begins and will last till August 25. The Red Army is defeated. Queen The Miracle The Miracle
6 1942 Major General Eugene Reybold of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers authorizes the construction of facilities that would house the "Development of Substitute Materials" project, better known as the Manhattan Project. Flash Manhattan Morning Out of Our Hands
7 1969 The Apollo 11 astronauts are released from a three-week quarantine to enjoy a ticker-tape parade in New York. That evening, at a state dinner in Los Angeles, they are awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by U.S. President Richard Nixon. Stereolab Ticker-Tape of the Unconscious Dots and Loops

(Historical facts about August 13 are from Wikipedia.)