Thursday, April 11, 2013
Eight Track Tape Day
When : Always April 11th
Eight Track Tape Day brings back fond memories of the sixties and seventies. During this era, eight track tapes ruled the music world. America's love of the automobile, was a driving force in creating the demand for musical cassette formats. For those who grew up in this era, an eight track tape player in your home and your car was an essential. It was eventually replaced by cassette and other formats for storing music.
Eight Track Tape Day is a day to bring back fond memories of the sixties and seventies. If you still have tapes and a player, by all means enjoy the day listening to some great music. If not, just spend a few minutes looking back in time to when you loved your eight track tapes!
Did you know? Eight track tapes were created by the jet maker William Lear.
Origin of "Eight Track Tape Day":
Our research did not find the creator, or the origin of this day.
It's origin likely hails from the sixties and seventies, when eight track cassettes were in use.
This Day in History April 11
William III and Mary II are crowned as joint sovereigns of Britain. (1689)
The Treaty of Fontainebleau ends the War of the Sixth Coalition against Napoleon Bonaparte, and forces him to abdicate unconditionally for the first time. (1814)
The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks is organized. (1876)
Spelman College is founded in Atlanta, Georgia as the Atlanta Baptist Female Seminary, an institute of higher education for African-American women (1881)
The U.S. Submarine Force was officially established. (1900)
The International Labour Organization is founded. (1919)
American forces liberate the Buchenwald concentration camp. (1945)
President Harry Truman relieves General of the Army Douglas MacArthur of overall command in Korea. (1951)
The most boring day since 1900 according to the True Knowledge Answer Engine. (1954)
President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Civil Rights Act of 1968, prohibiting discrimination in the sale, rental, and financing of housing. (1968)
Apollo 13 is launched. (1970)
The Apple I is created. (1976)
Ron Hextall becomes the first goaltender in NHL history to score a goal in the playoffs. (1989)