March 3 in Pop Culture History

March 3 in Pop Culture History
1873 – US Congress passed the ‘Comstock Law’, making it illegal to send any “obscene, lewd, or lascivious” books through the mail.

1885 – American Telephone and Telegraph Company was incorporated as a wholly owned subsidiary of American Bell.

1901 – The office of Standards, Weights and Measures was created by an act of the US Congress.

1915 – Birth of a Nation made it’s east coast debut in NYC.

1915 – NACA (National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics), the predecessor of NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration), was founded.

1919 -The first US international airmail service began, between Seattle, Washington and Victoria, B.C., Canada.

1923 – TIME magazine published the first issue.

1931 – President Herbert Hoover made Francis Scott Key’s “The Star-Spangled Banner” the official national anthem of the United States.

1938 – Oil was discovered in Saudi Arabia.

1951 – Watch Mr. Wizard debuted on NBC.

1951 – Jackie Brenston recorded ‘Rocket 88′ at Sam Phillips’ recording studios in Memphis, Tennessee.

1952 – In a 6-3 decision, the US Supreme Court upheld a New York state law that prohibited communists from teaching in public schools.

1985 – Moonlighting premiered on ABC.

1990 – #1 Hit March 3, 1990 – March 23, 1990: Janet JacksonEscapade

1991 – Rodney King was severely beaten by police officers in Los Angeles, CA. The footage was filmed by observers and then broadcast on television in the U.S. The incident led to massive riots by African-Americans in the city of Los Angeles.

1997 – Daria premiered on MTV

2005 – After 67 hours, the first solo non-stop and fastest flight around the world without refueling ended when Steve Fossett landed at the Salina Municipal Airport, which he had left on February 28, 2005.

2007 – #1 Hit March 3, 2007 – March 9, 2007: Justin TimberlakeWhat Goes Around… Comes Around

2012 – #1 Hit March 3, 2012 – March 16, 2012: Katy PerryPart of Me

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