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SINGLE RELEASED ON THIS DAY IN 1967

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Smokey Robinson and The Miracles recording of “I Second That Emotion”
peaked for three weeks in the United States at #4 on the
Billboard pop
singles chart
in December 1967. It became the Miracles highest charting
popular single since "
Shop Around".

The song also topped the Billboard Black Singles Chart and was a million-
selling hit for The Miracles, their sixth overall.
 

       

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HIGHLIGHTS OF PAST WORLD NEWS

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NANCY LYONS

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Depiction of the surrender of the British army of Cornwallis at
Yorktown to General Washington on this day in 1781.

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On this day in 1987.

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On this day in 1812, Napoleon’s forces began retreat from Moscow.

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Concorde makes first landing at JFK Airport in New York on this
day in 1977.

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RECORDED ON THIS DAY IN 1935

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The song "I’m Getting Sentimental Over You" was recorded
by
Tommy Dorsey and His Orchestra. He was the featured
trombone soloist when his orchestra played it.

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IT WAS THE LAST LOOK ON THIS DAY IN 1971

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After 34 years, the final issue of Look magazine was published.    
    
    
    
Look magazine was generally considered a competitor to Life magazine,          
which began publication months earlier and ended in 1972, a few months     
after Look ceased publication.

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First issue, February 1937.

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PAST WORLD NEWS HIGHLIGHTS

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On this day in 1931.

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On this day in 1962, the above three scientists shared the Nobel
Prize for their DNA work.

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The Anthrax scare hits CBS in New York on this day in
2001.
    
        
   

CBS News announced that an employee in Dan Rather’s office had tested
positive for skin anthrax.

The FBI and Postal Service announced a $1 million reward for information
leading to the arrest of those responsible for the anthrax mailings.

     
     

    
    
    
    
    
    

   
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On this day in 2001, four disciples of Osama bin Laden, convicted in the
1998 bombing of US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania, were sentenced
to life in prison and ordered to pay $33 million in restitution to victims.

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On this day in 1968, two black athletes, Tommie Smith (center) and John
Carlos, (right) were suspended by the
U.S. Olympic Committee for giving
a "black power" salute during a ceremony at the Summer Olympics in
Mexico City.

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Charles Edward Anderson Berry (October 18, 1926 – March 18, 2017)

Chuck Berry is one of the pioneers of rock ‘n’ roll who released influential
songs such as "Maybellene" and "Johnny B. Goode."

He became immortalized for songs such as "Roll Over Beethoven," which
reached  #29 on the Billboard Top 100 chart.

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