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The Birth of Motown

On January 13th, 1959, with an $800 loan from his family, 29-year-old Berry Gordy, Jr. founded Tamla Records; Motown was born and Detroit would make…

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Good Queen Bess

On this day in 1558, Elizabeth I (September 7 1533 – March 24 1603) is made Queen of England and Ireland from November 17, 1558…

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Houdini’s Last Act

On this day in 1926, Harry Houdini, the most celebrated magician and escape artist of the 20th century, dies of peritonitis at Detroit’s Grace Hospital…

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Orson Welles Punks America

On this day in 1938, boy-genius radio producer Orson Welles and his Mercury Theater players scare the pants off America with a presentation of “War…

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The Saddest Jester

On this day in 2014, actor Robin Williams is found dead at his home in Tiburon, California, after an apparent suicide. As a performer, the…

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Bob Dylan – Newport and the New Generation of Music

On this day in 1965, singer-songwriter Bob Dylan rocks the world of folk music when he performs at the Newport Folk Festival in Rhode Island…

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