The Daily Blog – Mots clés "On This Day" – Page 2 – Number Six

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1756 - St. Patrick's Day was celebrated in New York City for the first time. The event took place at the Crown and Thistle Tavern. Happy St.Patricks day to you all!

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1978 - Italian politician and former prime minister Aldo Moro was kidnapped by left-wing urban guerrillas. Moro was later murdered by the group. Check out the full story here

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1991 - Janet Jackson signed a deal with Virgin Records for 2 albums worth $50 million.

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1969 - James Earl Ray pled guilty in Memphis, TN, to the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. Ray later repudiated the guilty plea and maintained his innocence until his death in April of 1998.

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1964 - The first Ford Mustang rolled off of the Ford assembly line.

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1971 - Joe Frazier, of Philadelphia, won a boxing decision over Muhammad Ali who had been previously undefeated. The fight itself became something of a symbol of the country. Leading up to the fight, Ali (who had denounced the Vietnam War) had refused induction into the U.S. Army in 1967, leading to his being stripped of his title and barred from fighting, losing 3 1/2 years from the prime of his career. Ali became a symbol of the anti-establishment movement, while Frazier became a symbol of the conservative, pro-war movement. (In his autobiography, Frazier said that he didn't fight in the war because he was...

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1987 - Mike Tyson became the youngest heavyweight titleholder when he beat James Smith in a decision during a 12-round fight in Las Vegas, NV.

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1931 - President Herbert Hoover signed into law a bill making "The Star-Spangled Banner" the national anthem in the U.S.A. Got you feeling nostalgic about all things American? Check out the America-made athletic clothing inspired by history, Ebbets Field flannels, designed to reproduce historically-accurate sports wear, in-particular baseball.

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1904 - Theodor Geisel, better known to the world as Dr. Seuss, the author and illustrator of such beloved children's books as ‘The Cat in the Hat’ (1957) and ‘Green Eggs and Ham’ (1960), is born in Springfield, Massachusetts. Geisel, who used his middle name (which was also his mother's maiden name) as his pen name, wrote 48 books, including a few for adults, that have sold well over 200 million copies and been translated into multiple languages. Dr. Seuss books are known for their whimsical rhymes and quirky characters, which have names like the Lorax and the Sneetches and...

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1994 -  Nirvana played their final ever concert when they appeared at The Terminal Einz in Munich, Germany. The 3,000 capacity venue was a small Airport Hanger. The power went off during the show so they played an impromptu acoustic set including a version of The Cars 'My Best Friend's Girl.'

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1970 - Led Zeppelin performed a concert in Copenhagen under the alias NOBS to avoid legal action from Eva Von Zeppelin, a member of the airship family.

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1979 - Soul singer Donny Hathaway died after jumping, (or falling) from a 15th floor hotel room in New York City at the age of 34.

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