March 12 in Pop Culture History

12March 12 in Pop Culture History
1894 – Coca-Cola bottles were sold to the public for the first time, in Vicksburg, Mississippi.

1912 – The Girl Guides (later renamed the Girl Scouts of the USA) were founded in the United States.

1923 – Phonofilm, the first motion picture with a sound-on-film track was demonstrated at a press conference by Dr. Lee De Forest, who was also the inventor of the radio tube in 1907.

1928 – St. Francis Dam collapsed San Francisquito Canyon, California

1933 – New resident Franklin D. Roosevelt gave his first national radio address or “fireside chat,” from the White House.

1988 – #1 Hit March 12, 1988 – March 25, 1988: Rick AstleyNever Gonna Give You Up

1993 – ’93 Superstorm stretched from the Gulf of Mexico to the northeastern US. 318 were killed.

1994 – #1 Hit March 12, 1994 – April 8, 1994: Ace Of BaseThe Sign

1994 – The Church of England ordained its first female priests.

1999 – Former Warsaw Pact members the Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland joined NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization).

2003 – Bend It Like Beckham debuted in theaters.

2003 – 15-year-old Elizabeth Smart was found in Sandy, Utah, nine months after being abducted from her Salt Lake City home.

2003 – The Dixie Chicks’ lead singer, Natalie Maines said, in an interview with The Gaurdian “Just so you know, we’re on the good side with y’all. We do not want this war, this violence. And we’re ashamed the President of the United States is from Texas.” That lead to a revolt from many of their fans.

2004 – Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London and NASCAR 3D: The IMAX Experience debuted in theaters.

2008 – Hulu opened online.

2012 – John Carter debuted in theaters.

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