July 10 in Pop Culture History

10July 10 in Pop Culture History

1553 – Lady Jane Grey began her 9 day reign on the throne of England.

1892 – The first concrete-paved street was built, on Court Avenue, around the Logan County Court House, in Bellefountaine, Ohio.

1913 – Death Valley, California, hits 134 °F (57 °C), the highest temperature recorded in the United States.

1921 – (Sunday) Bloody Sunday: Sixteen people were killed and 161 houses destroyed during rioting and gun battles in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

1925 – In Dayton, Tennessee, the Monkey Trial began with John T. Scopes, a high school science teacher accused of teaching the theory of evolution in violation of the Butler Act. The law was repealed on May 17, 1967.

1938 – Howard Hughes set a record by completing a 91-hour airplane flight around the world.

1950 – Your Hit Parade debuted on NBC.

1961 – #1 Hit July 10, 1961 – August 27, 1961: Bobby LewisTossin’ and Turnin’

1962 – The patent (#3,043,625) was issued to Nils Bohlen, for the three-point car seat-belt.

1962 – Telstar, the world’s first communications satellite, was launched into orbit. An instrumental pop tune by The Tornadoes titled after the event reached #1 on the Billboard Pop Music Chart.

1965 – #1 Hit July 10, 1965 – August 6, 1965: The Rolling Stones(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction

1966 – Ultraman debuted in Japan

1976 – #1 Hit July 10, 1976 – July 23, 1976: Starland Vocal BandAfternoon Delight

1978 – World News Tonight premiered on ABC.

1987 – Revenge of the Nerds II: Nerds in Paradise, The Whistle Blower, White Water Summer, O.C. and Stiggs and The Squeeze debuted in theaters.

1991 – Boris Yeltsin took office as the first elected President of Russia.

1992 – Universal Soldier, Prelude to a Kiss, Cool World, Gas Food Lodging and The Best Intentions were released in theaters.

1993 – #1 Hit July 10, 1993 – July 23, 1993: SWVWeak

1998 – Lethal Weapon 4, Madeline and Small Soldiers debuted in theaters.

2004 – #1 Hit July 10, 2004 – July 23, 2004: FantasiaI Believe

2009 – Bruno and I Love You Beth Cooper were released in theaters.

2015 – Minions was released in theaters.

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