Today In Pop Culture For July 19: First Bloomers, Bill And Ted, Battleground, Treasure Island, And More!

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This Day in Pop Culture History

Welcome to This Day in Pop Culture History, our daily look at important events, birthdays, and other oddities in pop culture! History is important, and we aim to educate here at Bleeding Cool. So without further ado, here are some things that happened on July 19th, the 200th day of the year.

1848- Amelia Jenks Bloomer wears the first pair bloomers to the first Women’s Rights Convention.

1961- The first regularly By Love Possessed, shown on a TWA airplane flight.

1985- Christa McAuliffe is chosen from 11,000 to ride aboard the space shuttle Challenger.

1991- Bill and Ted’s Bogus Journey open sin theaters.

Today in gaming history saw the release of Star Ocean in Japan (1996), Final Fantasy X in Japan (2000), Digimon Digital Card Battle in the UK (2002), Captain America: Super Soldier (2011)

Today in Pro Wrestling history, in 2015 WWE presented their PPV Battleground on the WWE Network, featuring a title match between Champion Seth Rollins and challenger Brock Lesnar. It was Lesnar’s rematch after Seth cashed in Money in the Bank at Wrestlemania to capture the title. During the match, in a huge surprise, The Undertaker interfered in the match, making a rare apperance outside of Wrestlemania. This would go on to lead to a series of matches between Lesnar and Taker throughout the fall. And a Happy Birthday going out to WWE Champion Jinder Mahal!


Today in Bleeding Cool history, I could have chosen from multiple years, but in 2012 we covered the first day of SDCC extensively and in was a BIG year that year.

Today’s Birthdays include Max Fleischer animator (1883), Bob Burden artist (1952), Anthony Edwards actor (1962), Jim Norton comedian (1968), Benedict Cumberbatch actor (1976), Jared Padalecki actor (1982), Jon Jones MMA fighter (1987)

Happy National Daiquiri Day!

Today in Disney history, in 1950 Disney’s Treasure Island hit theaters, starring Bobby Driscoll.

Have a great Wednesday everyone! Stay tuned later for SDCC Preview night coverage!


(Last Updated July 19, 2017 3:18 pm )

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Jeremy Konrad loves Star Wars and collecting action figures and collectibles. He also watches wrestling, maybe more than Jude Terror. Follow him on Twitter @jeremyohio

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