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This Day In Rock 1/11/13

2004 - Ted Nugent receives more than 40 stitches to sew up a gash on his leg after he accidentally cuts himself with a chainsaw on the set of his V-H-1 show, Surviving Nugent: The Ted Commandments.
2002 - Bruce Springsteen helps E Street Band sax player Clarence Clemons celebrate his 60th birthday by joining "The Big Man" onstage in Connecticut.
2001- According to London's Daily Mail, 56-year-old Michael Douglas, who was once treated for sex addiction, has agreed to pay new wife Catherine Zeta-Jones five-million dollars if he's ever unfaithful to her.
2000- The U.S. Postal Service unveils the second Vietnam Veterans Memorial commemorative stamp in a ceremony at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in Washington, D-C. 
2000 - Sharon Osbourne, Ozzy's wife and manager, quits as manager of The Smashing Pumpkins. She says, "I must resign due to medical reasons -- Billy Corgan was making me sick!"
2000 - Early Days: The Best of Led Zeppelin Volume One goes gold.
1984- On the same day his Thriller album crosses the 10-million mark, Michael Jackson is nominated for a dozen Grammy awards.
1974- The Steve Miller Band's single "The Joker" is certified gold.
1973- Owners of American League baseball teams vote to adopt the designated-hitter on a trial basis.
1967 - The Hollies begin recording "On a Carousel" at Abbey Road.
1964- The Beatles' "I Want to Hold Your Hand" enters the Cashbox singles chart. It will crack the rival Billboard chart a week later, on its way to becoming their first US number-one.
1964- The U-S Surgeon General issues a report that, for the first time, indicates that cigarette smoking may be hazardous to health.
1964 - The Beatles have their first Australian chart-topper when "I Want to Hold Your Hand" starts a five-week run at number-one there. It will be followed by "I Saw Her Standing There" for seven weeks and "All My Lovin'" for another five -- putting the Fab Four atop the Down Under charts for 17 consecutive weeks.
1963 - The Beatles release their third single, "Please, Please Me," in Britain. The B-side is "Ask Me Why."
1963 - L-A gets its first rock club when The Whisky-a-Go-Go opens on Sunset Boulevard.
1935 -Amelia Earhart becomes the first woman to fly solo from Hawaii to California.
1902 - Popular Mechanics magazine is published for the first time.

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