September 7 in Pop Culture History

September 7 in Pop Culture History

1251 BC – A solar eclipse marked the birth of legendary man-god Hercules.

1800 – The Zion AME Church was founded.

1895 – The first game of rugby league football was played, in England.

1901 – The Boxer Rebellion in Qing dynasty China officially ended with the signing of the Boxer Protocol.

1915 – Johnny Gruelle received US Patent (#47789) for his Raggedy Ann Doll.

1923 – Interpol was founded in Vienna.

1927 – The first fully electronic television system was completed by Philo Farnsworth.

1943 – A fire at the Gulf Hotel in Houston, Texas killed 55 people.

1963 – The Pro Football Hall of Fame opened in Canton, Ohio.

1968 – Starring Bingo, Drooper, Fleegle, and Snorky, the Banana Splits Adventure Hour debuted on NBC. It only lasted 31 episodes, but lives in our hearts forever.

1979 – The Entertainment and Sports Programming Network (ESPN) debuted.

1979 – The Chrysler Corporation asked the United States government for $1.5 billion to avoid bankruptcy. The loan was granted, but was a very unusual step for the government at the time, and $1,500,000,000 seemed like a lot of money in 1979…

1981 – The People’s Court debuted with Judge Joseph Wapner

1985 – #1 Hit September 7, 1985 – September 20, 1985: John ParrSt. Elmo’s Fire (Man in Motion)

1985 – Star Wars: Ewoks and Star Wars: Droids premiered on ABC.

1986 – Desmond Tutu became the first black man to lead the Anglican Church in South Africa.

1993 – The Chevy Chase Show debuted on Fox. Cancelled six weeks later.

1998 – Google was founded by Stanford University students Larry Page and Sergey Brin.

2004 – Hurricane Ivan, a Category 5 hurricane hit Grenada, killing 39 people.

2008 – True Blood premiered on HBO