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This Day In Rock 1/7/13

1989- The Leaning Tower of Pisa is closed to the public. The accelerated rate of "leaning" raises fears for the safety of its visitors.
1975 - Led Zeppelin fans riot while waiting for tickets to go on sale at the Boston Gardens. The show is cancelled after 30-thousand-dollars' worth of damage is done.

1970- Max Yasgur is sued for $35,000 in property damages by neighboring farmers. The August 1969 Woodstock Festival was held on Yasgur's farm.
1968- George Harrison begins work on the soundtrack to the movie Wonderwall at E-M-I's studios in Bombay, India. Released later in the year, it is the first solo record from a Beatle.
1968 - The price of a first-class stamp is raised to six cents.
1964- Cyril Davies dies of leukemia. The British harmonica player co-founded Blues Incorporated, which would include future Rolling Stones members Mick Jagger, Brian Jones and Charlie Watts as well as two-thirds of Cream -- Jack Bruce and Ginger Baker
1959- The United States recognizes Fidel Castro's new government in Cuba.
1953- President Harry Truman announces the development of the hydrogen bomb.
1927- Transatlantic telephone service begins between New York and London, with 31 calls made the first day. 
1927- The Harlem Globetrotters play their first game, in Hinkley, Illinois.
1896 - Fannie Farmer publishes her first cookbook.
1894- W-K Dickson receives a patent for motion picture film.
1785 - Americans vote for the electors who would choose George Washington to be the first president.
1782 - The Bank of North America opens in Philadelphia. It is the first commercial bank in the United States.
1714- The typewriter is patented.

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Locations : BombayHinkleyIllinoisLondonNew YorkPhiladelphia
People : Brian JonesCharlie WattsCyril DaviesFannie FarmerFidel CastroGeorge HarrisonGeorge WashingtonGinger BakerHarry TrumanJack BruceMax YasgurMick Jagger

01/07/2013 3:19PM
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