November 15 in Pop Culture History
1492 – Christopher Columbus’ notes included the first recorded reference to tobacco.
1660 – First kosher butcher (Asser Levy) was licensed in New York City (New Amsterdam).
1791 – The first Catholic college in US, Georgetown University, opened
1806 – First US college magazine, Yale Literary Government, published its first issue
1894 – First newspaper Sunday color comic section was published (NY World)
1896 – The first long-distance transmission of hydroelectricity from the Niagara Falls Power Company flowed to Buffalo, N.Y., 26 miles away.
1904 – King Camp Gillette was issued a US patent (#775,134) for his invention of a safety razor using disposable blades.
1914 – Canton Bulldog Harry Turner became the first player to die from game-related injuries (spinal) in the “Ohio League”, the direct predecessor to the National Football League.
1920 – First assembly of the League of Nations was held in Geneva, Switzerland.
1926 – The National Broadcasting Company (NBC) launched with a radio network of 24 stations across the USA.
1956 – Li’l Abner opened at St James Theater New York City.
1959 – The murders of the Clutter Family in Holcomb, Kansas occurred, which inspired Truman Capote’s non-fiction book In Cold Blood.
1969 – Wendy’s Hamburgers opened in Columbus, Ohio.
1971 – Intel advertised the 4004-processor, the first micro-processor.
1979 – The UnaBomber struck for the first time when a bomb exploded in the cargo cabin of an American Airlines 727 on its way from Chicago to Washington.
1980 – #1 Hit November 15, 1980 – December 26, 1980: Kenny Rogers – Lady
1984 – Baby Fae died, she was an infant born a month earlier, but lived for 20 days with a transplanted baboon heart.
1990 – The world discovered that Milli Vanilli, the hot, new Grammy winning pop duo, were lip synching in their songs, and resulted in losing the Grammy award for Best New Artist.
1993- Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake and Christina Aguilera joined the cast of The New Mickey Mouse Club.
2007 – #1 Hit September 15, 2007 – September 28, 2007: Soulja Boy – Crank That (Soulja Boy)