November 3 in Pop Culture History

03November 3 in Pop Culture History

1838 – The Times of India, the world’s largest circulated English language daily broadsheet newspaper is founded as The Bombay Times and Journal of Commerce.

1863 – US patent for an antifouling paint for ships’ hulls was issued to J.G. Tarr and A.H. Wonson (# 40515) for a copper oxide, tar and naptha mixture. It helped keep ships free from barnacles growing on the hull.

1868 – First black US Congressman was elected (Republican John Willis Menard, Louisiana)

1906 – International Radio Telecommunications Com adopted “SOS” – international Morse code distress signal (· · · � � � · · ·) – as the new call for help.

1913 – The USA introduced a permanant income tax, although the US federal government imposed the first, although temporary, personal income tax, on August 5, 1861, to help finance the Civil War.

1930 – Bank of Italy became the Bank of America National Trust and Savings Association, now known as the Bank of America.

1952 – Clarence Birdseye marketed frozen peas. He had started freezing fresh fish in the 1920s.

1955 – Carlton Schwerdt and F.L. Schaffer crystallized the polio virus. Their research laid the groundwork for the polio vaccine.

1947 – Howard Hughes piloted his huge wooden airplane, the Spruce Goose on its only flight, which lasted about a minute, over Long Beach Harbor in California.

1951 – #1 Hit November 3, 1951 – December 14, 1951: Tony BennettCold, Cold Heart

1954 – The first Godzilla film was released and marks the first appearance of the character.

1956 – #1 Hit November 3, 1956 – December 7, 1956: Elvis PresleyLove Me Tender

1956 – The Wizard of Oz was shown on television for the first time, on CBS. Although a moderate success when released theatrically in 1939, it is now recognized as the most watched film in television history.

1957 – Sputnik 2 was launched, with the first live animal sent into space, a Siberian husky dog named Laika (‘barker’ in Russian).

1962 – #1 Hit November 3, 1962 – November 16, 1962: The CrystalsHe’s a Rebel

1975 – Good Morning America premiered on ABC (David Hartman & Nancy Dussault). The initial show was called AM America, which started on January 6, 1975.

1978 – First broadcast of Diff’rent Strokes on NBC. The series starred Gary Coleman and Todd Bridges as Arnold and Willis Jackson. Dana Plato performed as Kimberly Drummond.

1979 – #1 Hit November 3, 1979 – November 9, 1979: MPop Muzik

1983 – The Nashville Network (TNN) started on cable TV. The channel evolved to Spike TV in 2003.

1984 – #1 Hit November 3, 1984 – November 16, 1984: Billy OceanCaribbean Queen (No More Love on the Run)

1988 – Talk-show host Geraldo Rivera’s nose was broken as Roy Innis brawled with skinheads at a TV taping. He did not press charges, claiming that he did not wish to be “tied up with the roaches” and also said that “if there ever was a case of deserved violence, this was it.”

1990 – #1 Hit November 3, 1990 – November 9, 1990: Vanilla IceIce Ice Baby

2000 – William Shepherd, Sergei Krikalev and Yuri Gidzenko entered the ISS (International Space Station)

2001 – #1 Hit November 3, 2001 – December 14, 2001: Mary J. BligeFamily Affair

2014 – One World Trade Center (also known as the Freedom Tower, 1 World Trade Center, One WTC and 1 WTC) officially opened.

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