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IT WAS ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY

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It was on this day in 1962.

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Actress Marilyn Monroe (Norma Jeane Mortenson)
(June 1, 1926 – August 5, 1962)

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On Bedloe’s Island in New York Harbor on this day in 1884, the cornerstone for the Statue of Liberty was laid.


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On this day in 1957, American Bandstand made its network debut on ABC-TV. The show was hosted by Dick Clark. Until this day the show
had been a local show in Philadelphia since 1952.

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From left: singer Paul Anka and Bandstand host Dick Clark

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CHUBBY CHECKER IS 75 TODAY

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Chubby Checker (born Ernest Evans in Spring Gully, South Carolina)

Recording artist Chubby Checker dominated the 1960s music scene with the
dance song "The Twist." and also made the "Limbo Rock" song and dance
style popular. In September 2008 "The Twist" topped Billboard’s list of the
most popular singles to have appeared in the Hot 100 since its debut in 1958.

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Dick Clark and Chubby Checker on American Bandstand.

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ON THIS DAY IN 1964

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Dustry Springfield (Mary Isobel Catherine Bernadette O’Brien)
(April 16, 1939 – March 2, 1999)

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DANCE HISTORY MADE ON THIS DAY IN 1960

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Chubby Checker performed "The Twist" on TV for the first time on "American Bandstand."

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