January 13 in Pop Culture History

13January 13 in Pop Culture History

1854 – US patent (#11062) for an accordion was issued to Anthony Faas of Philadelphia, Pa.

1863 – Thomas Crapper invented the portable toilet.

1888 – National Geographic Society was founded in Washington, D.C.

1930 – Disney’s ‘Mickey Mouse’ newspaper strip first appeared.

1906 – The 1st radio set advertised (Telimco for $7.50 in Scientific American)

1959 – Motown Records is formed in Detroit.

1962 – #1 Hit January 13, 1962 – January 26, 1962: Chubby CheckerThe Twist

1962 – Wilt Chamberlain of the Philadelphia Warriors scored 73 points against Chicago

1966 – Tabitha was born on ABC’s Bewitched. The episode titled, “And Then There Were Three.”

1967 – US patent (#3359678) was issued to the Wham-O Mfg. Company for their improvement of the Frisbee.

1969 – Dick York collapsed on the set of Bewitched and is rushed to the hospital. He resigned from the show due to his persistent back injury (started in 1959) and was replaced by Dick Sargent.

1978 – United States Food and Drug Administration began requiring all blood donations to be labeled “paid” or “volunteer” donors.

1986 – Johnny Cash performed his famous Folsom County Jail show.

1995 – Far From Home: The Adventures of Yellow Dog, Higher Learning and Demon Knight were released in theaters.

2005 – US Surgeon General, Richard H. Carmona, issued a national health advisory to warn the public about the risks of breathing indoor radon.

2010 – Beauty and the Beast (3D) was released in theaters.

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