February 1 in Pop Culture History

00February 1 in Pop Culture History

February 1st is Decorating With Candy Day.
It is also Robinson Crusoe Day.

1790 – First session of the U.S. Supreme Court, New York City

1851 – Evaporated milk was invented by Gail Borden.

1884 – The Oxford Dictionary debuted

1887 – The area known as Hollywood was founded.

1893 – Thomas A. Edison finished construction of the first motion picture studio, the Black Maria in West Orange, New Jersey.

1896 – Puccini’s La bohème premiered in Turin, Italy.

1898 – Travelers Insurance Company began issuing car insurance.

1911 – Thomas Jennings was found guilty in Illinois with the first use of fingerprint evidence in the US.

1913 – Grand Central Terminal opened in New York as the world’s largest train station

1938 (Volcano Eruption) Banda Sea, Indonesia.

1942 – Voice of America, the official external radio and television service of the US, begans broadcasting with programs aimed at areas controlled by the Axis powers (later at the communist block).

1953 – You Are There premiered on CBS radio.
When Northeast Airlines Flight 823 crashed on Rikers Island on February 1, 1957, prisoners were released from the prison building to help pull people from the wreckage. Some had their sentences commuted or reduced for acts of heroism during the incident.

1960 – The Greensboro ‘Sit In’ took plane in North Carolina, protesting discrimination.

1964 – # 1 Hit February 1, 1964 – March 20, 1964: The Beatles I Want to Hold Your Hand.

1969 – # 1 Hit February 1, 1969 – February 14, 1969: Tommy James & the ShondellsCrimson and Clover

1974 – Good Times premiered on CBS.

1975 – # 1 Hit February 1, 1975 – February 7, 1975: Neil SedakaLaughter in the Rain

1978 – Director Roman Polanski fled the United States to France after pleading guilty to charges of having sex with a 13-year-old girl.

1982 – Late Night with David Letterman debuted on NBC.

1996 – The Communications Decency Act was passed by the US Congress.

2003 – Space Shuttle Columbia on mission STS-107 disintegrated during reentry into the Earth’s atmosphere, killing all seven astronauts aboard over Texas.

2003 – # 1 Hit February 1, 2003 – February 7, 2003: B2K featuring P. DiddyBump, Bump, Bump

2004 – The Janet Jackson/Justin Timberlake Super Bowl XXXVIII halftime show Wardrobe Malfunction controversy occurred.

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