1845, Humming Tunes


1845, Humming Tunes


Love is a Many-Splendored Thing (The Four Aces)

     Barrett sends Browning the first love letter

Come Together (The Beatles)

     Uniform federal election day established 

Freebird (Lynyrd Skynyrd) 

     “The Raven” published in New York Evening 


Rubber Band Man (The Spinners)

     UK: rubber band patented by Stephen Perry 

Because He Lives (The Gaithers)

     Finland: only country to have Easter Sunday 

Fire (The Pointer Sisters) 

     Fire destroys Pittsburgh 

Swing Low, Sweet Chariot (Wallace Willis) 

     Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an 

     American Slave published 

Mashed Potato Time (Dee Dee Sharp)

     Potato blight begins famine in Ireland 

America the Beautiful (Katherine Bates and Samuel Ward)

     Concept of Manifest Destiny coined by John 


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