March 11 in Pop Culture History

11March 11 in Pop Culture History
105 – Ts’ai Lun invented paper, in China.

1818 – Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus by 21-year-old Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, was published. It is recognized as world’s first science fiction novel.

1864 – The Great Sheffield Flood killed 238 people in Sheffield, England.

1888 – Great Blizzard of 1888, east coast, USA, killed more than 400 people.

1916 – USS Nevada (BB-36) was commissioned as the first US Navy ‘super-dreadnought’.

1918 – The influenza epidemic of 1918 began in Fort Riley, Kansas. 20 million people world-wide died from the disease.

1927 – Samuel Roxy Rothafel opened the Roxy Theatre in NYC.

1933 – 42nd Street was released in theaters.

1960 – Pioneer V was launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida.

1967 – #1 Hit March 11, 1967 – March 17, 1967: The SupremesLove Is Here and Now You’re Gone

1974 – The children’s special Free to Be… You and Me, produced by Marlo Thomas, aired on ABC.

1989 – COPS debuted on FOX. It was one of the earliest ‘reality TV” shows.

1994 – Four Weddings and a Funeral was released in theaters.

1997 – ‘Sir’ Paul McCartney was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II for his “services to music.”

2005 – Robots debuted in theaters.

2006 – #1 Hit March 11, 2006 – March 17, 2006: James BluntYou’re Beautiful

2011 – Battle: Los Angeles debuted in theaters.

2011 (Earthquake) Coastal Honshu, Japan

2011 – Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Disaster, Japan

Did you like this? Share it:

Comments

comments



Loading...