Category Archives: Culture

This Day in Pop Culture for January 8

2011: Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords is injured in Shooting Regardless of party line, most people agree that one of America’s saddest days happened on this day in 2011 as U.S. congresswoman, Gabrielle Giffords, was shot and critically injured during a shooting spree outside of a supermarket in Tucson, Arizona where she had been speaking. Six people died in the attack and

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This Day in Pop Culture for January 7

1950: ‘Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer’ is a Hit…Twice Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer started as a giveaway storybook written in 1939 for Montgomery Ward department stores. Robert L. May from the company’s marketing department came up with the story. More than two million copies of the book went out to customers, but most of the world was still unaware of this reindeer

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