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This Day in History for February 14 – Penicillin Discovered and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1920 – The League of Women Voters is founded (More info)

1929 – Seven people, six of them gangster rivals of Al Capone’s gang, are murdered in Chicago in what would come to be known as the Saint Valentine’s Day massacre (More info)

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Sean Gallup, Getty Images
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This Day in History for February 13 – Switzerland Declared Neutral and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1914 – The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, or ASCAP, is established to protect the copyrighted musical compositions of its members (More info)

1920 – The Leag

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Friejose, Wikimedia Commons
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This Day in History for January 29 – Cooperstown Inducts Inaugural Class and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1845 – Edgar Allan Poe’s first published work, ‘The Raven,’ appears in the New York Evening Mirror (More info)

1936 – The first inductees into the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY are announced: Ty Cobb, Babe Ruth, Honus Wagner, Christy Mathewson and Walter Johnson (More info)

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Hulton Archive, Getty Images
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This Day in History for January 17 – Chevy Corvette Debuts and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1929 – Popeye the Sailor Man, a cartoon character created by Elzie Segar, first appears in the Thimble Theatre comic strip (More info)

1950 – In what would come to be called the Great Brinks Robbery, thieves steal more than $2 million from an armored car in Boston (More info)

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Chip Somodevilla, Getty Images
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This Day in History for January 4 – Pelosi Becomes First Female Speaker and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1847 – Samuel Colt sells his first revolver pistol to the United States government (More info)

1965 – President Lyndon B. Johnson proclaims his “Great Society” during his State of the Union address (More info)

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Keystone, Getty Images
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This Day in History for December 20 – Elvis Presley Drafted and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1803 – The Louisiana Purchase is completed at a ceremony in New Orleans (More info)

1860 – South Carolina becomes the first state to secede from the United States (More info)

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Michael Jackson 30th Anniversary Celebration
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The River Remembers November 21, 1983- ‘Thriller’ Premieres[VIDEO]

Michael Jackson is the greatest performer in the history of music, in my (not-so) humble opinion. He's bigger than Elvis, he's better  than The Beatles, he's thinner thinner than Taylor Swift.

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R.E.M. In Concert At Madison Square Garden
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The River Remembers November 8, 2009- Smiths Get Dissed

The Smiths rock. According to my vast research (IE, wikipedia) critics have called them "the most important alternative rock band to emerge from the British independent music scene of the 1980s."

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The River Remembers November 7, 1987- Tiffany Thinks We’re Alone

The 80's were such a great time for music. Michael Jackson, Prince,  Hair bands, Abba, and of course, the princess of 80's music(because, obviously, Madonna was the queen) Tiffany.

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National Television Awards 2010 - Winners Boards
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The River Remembers November 3, 1990- ‘Ice Ice Baby’ Tops the Charts

Obviously, if you're a true fan of music, you can appreciate all genres of music, regardless of whether it's your favorite or not. That being said, it's hard not to appreciate the success(?) of Vanilla Ice.

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"I Walk The Line: A Night For Johnny Cash" - Arrivals
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The River Remembers Oct. 25, 1997- Johnny Cash is “Hurt”

Johnny Cash is a legend. With numerous awards, multi-platinum records, and a super hot wife, that being June, Cash was a god of music. He was everything that was "cool" about Rock and Roll. Which is why, on this day in 1997, people were saddened when, after falling over on stage reaching for a guitar pick, the "man in black" announced that he had Parkinson's disease

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SiriusXM Reopens Studio 54 For "One Night Only"
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The River Remembers Oct. 24, 1973- Keith Richards Proves He’s A Rockstar

Keith Richards, for decades, has always been seen as being Rock and Roll's "bad boy." He wears cool clothes, smokes on stage, breaks things, swears and more. But on this day in 1973, Richards proved his "bad boy" status

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