November 19 in Pop Culture History

19November 19 in Pop Culture History

1620 – The Mayflower reached Cape Cod & explored the coast.

1805 – Lewis & Clark reached Pacific Ocean, they were the first European Americans to cross the American continent.

1850 – A patent (#7,784) for magic lantern slides made of glass plate was issued to Frederick Langenheim of Philadelphia, PA as an “improvement in photographic pictures on glass.”

1863 – US President Lincoln delivered his Gettysburg Address beginning “Four score & seven years ago…”

1911 – NY received the first Marconi wireless transmission from Italy.

1916 – Samuel Goldfish and Edgar Selwyn established Goldwyn Pictures.

1953 – US Supreme Court ruled (7-2) baseball was a sport not a business

1954 – The first automatic toll collection machine was used at the Union Toll Plaza on New Jersey’s Garden State Parkway. It only accepted quarters (one was needed).

1955 – National Review published its first issue

1959 – Rocky & Friends premiered on NBC (moved to ABC and changed to The Rocky & Bullwinkle Show in 1964).

1966 – #1 Hit November 19, 1966 – December 2, 1966: The SupremesYou Keep Me Hangin’ On

1978 – The Miracle at the Meadowlands – Philadelphia Eagles’ Herman Edwards returned a fumble for a touchdown with 31 seconds left to give Philadelphia a 19-17 victory over the New York Giants.

1980 – CBS banned a Calvin Klein’s jean ad featuring Brooke Shields.

1988 – #1 Hit November 19, 1988 – December 2, 1988: Bon JoviBad Medicine

1998 – The United States House of Representatives Judiciary Committee began impeachment hearings against U.S. President Bill Clinton.

2006 – Nintendo released the Wii in the US.

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