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On this day in 1962.

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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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Richard Burton (Richard Walter Jenkins Jr.)
(November 10, 1925 – August  5, 1984)

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Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor in Cléopâtre  (1963)

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MUSIC CHART BEGAN ON THIS DAY IN 1958

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Billboard Magazine introduced its "Hot 100" chart, which was part popularity and a barometer of the movement of potential hits. It quickly became the industry standard
and Billboard dropped the Best Sellers In Stores chart on October 13, 1958. The
first number one song on the “Hot 100” was Ricky Nelson’s "Poor Little Fool."

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Ricky Nelson (Eric Hilliard Nelson)
(May 8, 1940 – December 31, 1985)

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America’s iconic Crosley brand began in 1907 with the formation an
automobile company in Connersville, Indiana. The company failed
and the Crosley name was later applied to radios in the 1920’s along
with many world-class appliances manufactured today.

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The Crosley “Harko” radio.

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Powel Crosley Jr.
(September 18, 1886 – March 28, 1961)

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The space probe Ranger 7 transmitted pictures of the moon’s
surface on this day in 1964.

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It was on this day in 1777.

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Sens. Thomas Eagleton (left) and George McGovern were chosen as their
parties candidates for vice president and president, respectively, at the
Democratic National Convention in 1972. Due to health issues and other
personal problems, Eagleton withdrew as McGovern’s running mate on
this day in 1972.

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J.K. Rowling (Joanne Rowling) is 52 years young today.

English-born author J.K. Rowling wrote the bestselling Harry Potter fantasy
books. Her first novel in the series, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone
(1997), was followed by six equally popular installments, all of which were
made into feature films. She began writing as a child, creating stories about
a rabbit family for her younger sister’s enjoyment. 

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On this day in 1948, U.S. President Truman signed executive orders
that prohibited discrimination in the U.S. armed forces and federal employment.

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Fidel Castro began his revolt on this day in 1953 against Fulgencio Batista with
an unsuccessful attack on an army barracks in eastern Cuba. Castro eventually
ousted Batista six years later.

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Formerly the Moncada Army Barracks (above) now a school and
museum in Santiago de Cuba, Cuba.

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It was on this day in 1952.

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Born on this day in 1856.

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Sir Michael Philip Jagger is 74 years old today.

Mick Jagger is one of the most influential figures in the history of rock and roll
as frontman of The Rolling Stones. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll
Hall of Fame with the Stones in 1989. He met future Rolling Stones guitarist
Keith Richards in primary school. He initially intended on going into politics
or economics. In 2003, he was knighted.

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Mick Jagger has appeared on the cover of Rolling Stone
magazine over twenty times since 1968.

 

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