Monday, September 19, 2016

PARACULTURAL CALENDAR FOR SEPTEMBER 19


On this day in 1778, the Continental Congress passes the first United States federal budget.

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On this day in 1796, George Washington's Farewell Address is printed across America as an open letter to the public.

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On this day in 1881, U.S. President James A. Garfield dies of wounds suffered in a July 2 shooting.

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On this day in 1928, Walt Disney's star creation Mickey Mouse makes his on-screen debut at New York's Colony Theater in Steamboat Willie, a really short and boring cartoon. Exactly thirty-one years later, on this day in 1959, Russian premier Nikita "We Will Bury You" Krushchev is denied entry to Walt Disney's experimental utopian community prototype, codename: Disneyland. Coincidence? Yeah. Right.

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On this day in 1934, a German immigrant named Bruno Hauptmann is arrested for the kidnapping and murder of Charles Lindbergh, Jr.

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On this day in 1946, the first Cannes Film Festival is held, having been delayed seven years due to World War II.

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On this day in 1957, the first American underground nuclear bomb test - part of Operation Plumbbob - takes place.

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On this day in 1970, the first Glastonbury Festival is held at Michael Eavis's farm in Glastonbury, United Kingdom.

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On this day in 1976, two Imperial Iranian Air Force F-4 Phantom II jets fly out to investigate an unidentified flying object when both independently lose instrumentation and communications as they approach, only to have them restored upon withdrawal.

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On this day in 1985, Tipper Gore and other political wives form the Parents Music Resource Center as Frank Zappa and other musicians testify at U.S. Congressional hearings on obscenity in rock music.

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On this day in 1991, Ötzi the Iceman is discovered by German tourists.

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