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This Day In Rock 12/12/12

2008- Bono receives the Man of Peace prize in Paris for his work to alleviate African debt, poverty and disease
2008 - Joe Walsh marries Marjorie Bach -- the sister of Ringo Starr's wife, actress Barbara Bach -- at a star-studded affair in Los Angeles.
2001- Actress Winona Ryder is arrested for shoplifting in Beverly Hills, California.
1997 - AC/DC's Back in Black goes 12-times platinum.
1997 - The Justice Department orders Microsoft to sell its Internet Explorer browser separately from its Windows operating system to prevent it from building a monopoly of Web access programs.
1997- Metallica's Reload is certified gold, platinum and double platinum.
1994- Mike Love is awarded a 30-percent share of Brian Wilson's settlement over back royalties from A-&-M Publishing. The decision affirms Love's role as lyricist on many of The Beach Boys' hits.
1985- Ian Stewart, road manager, sometime keyboardist and original member of The Rolling Stones, dies of a heart attack at 47. He also co-wrote and played on Led Zeppelin's "Boogie With Stu," from Physical Graffiti.
1980- Bruce Springsteen's The River goes platinum.
1974 - The Rolling Stones go into a Munich studio to start on what will be released in 1976 as Black and Blue.
1970 - Jim Morrison makes what will be his last concert appearance, as Doors play the Warehouse in New Orleans.
1969 - On the occasion of a show at Monmouth College in New Jersey, Bruce Springsteen changes the name of his band from Child to Steel Mill.
1967 - A London Appeals Court commutes Brian Jones' nine-month prison sentence for marijuana possession after three psychiatrists testify that the Rolling Stones guitarist could not survive nine months behind bars.
1964- Filming begins on Star Trek's pilot.
1964- The Beatles' "I Feel Fine," number-one in Britain, breaks into the U-S Top 10.
1930 - Baseball adopts the "ground-rule double" rule, making a ball that bounces into the stands no longer a home run.
1800- Washington, D-C is established as the capital of the United States.

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People : Barbara BachBrian JonesBrian WilsonBruce SpringsteenIan StewartJim MorrisonJoe WalshMarjorie BachMike LoveRingo StarrWinona Ryder

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