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1711 - Composer Ignaz Jakob Holzbauer was born.
1795 - Composer Giuseppe Saverio Raffaele Mercadante was born.
1884 - Composer Charles Tomlinson Griffes was born.
1931 - RCA Victor Records began demonstrations of the long-playing (LP), 33-1/3 RPM phonograph record.
1939 - Frank Sinatra recorded "All or Nothing at All" with the Harry James Orchestra for Columbia Records.
1952 - Frank Sinatra completed his final session with Mitch Miller and Columbia Records.
1955 - Capitol Records released "Magic Melody, Part Two". The song consisted only of the last two notes of the musical phrase, "Shave and a haircut, two bits." It was the shortest song to ever to be released.
1956 - Brenda Lee's single "Jambalaya" was released. It was her first single.
1965 - "The Smothers Brothers Show" premiered on CBS-TV.
1967 - The Doors appear on the "Ed Sullivan Show" and performed "Light My Fire" and "People Are Strange."
1967 - The Who appeared on The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour. An incident occurred with flash explosions that damaged Pete Townshend's ears.
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1976 - Ringo Starr released "Ringo's Rotogravure."
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1980 - Bette Midler's concert film "Divine Madness" premiered in Los Angeles, CA.
1983 - Vanessa Williams, as Miss New York, became the first black woman to be crowned Miss America.
1989 - Natalie Cole married Andre Fisher. Cole filed for a divorce less than three years later.
1989 - At the Emmy Awards, Paula Abdul won Best Choreography for her work on "The Tracey Ullman Show."
1991 - "Use Your Illusion I" and "Use Your Illusion II" were released simultaneously by Guns N' Roses.
1992 - Tiffany gave birth to her son Elijah Bulmaro.
1997 - Fleetwood Mac began their reunion tour with the support of their LP "The Dance."
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1998 - An American Airlines flight made an emergency stop in Denver because a passenger had become violent after meeting Hootie & The Blowfish on the plane.
1998 - Terri Clark had her shoulder dislocated when she was pulled from a moving car at the New Mexico State Fair. A male fan had pulled her from the open car.
1998 - Wu-Tang Clan rapper Ol' Dirty Bastard (Russell Jones) was arrested on a charge of making terrorist threats in Los Angeles. He had been ejected from the House of Blues nightclub and had threatened to return and kill them all.
1999 - Eminem had a $10 million lawsuit filed against him. The suit, brought by his mother, claimed that he had made defamatory remarks in several interviews.
2002 - Kelly Clarkson's first single "Before Your Love/A Moment Like This" was released.
2003 - David Lee Roth injured himself while doing a very fast, complicated 15th-century samurai move onstage. Roth needed 21 stitches when a staff he was using hit him in the face. A few days later the remainder of his tour was canceled.