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This Day In Rock 2/21/13

2007- Apple secures the rights to the name I-Phone following a settlement with Cisco Systems.
 
2004- Tara Reid is carried out of a Miami nightclub after reportedly drinking herself into a stupor.
 
2001- Steely Dan wins four statues, including Album of the Year, at the 43rd annual Grammy Awards.
 
2000 - David Letterman returns to The Late Show five weeks after quintuple bypass surgery.
 
1995- Chicago stockbroker Steve Fossett becomes the first person to fly solo across the Pacific Ocean in a balloon. He lands in Leader, Saskatchewan, Canada.
 
1990- Bonnie Raitt is the big winner at the 32nd annual Grammy Awards, taking home four awards, including Album of the Year for Nick of Time. Milli Vanilli is named Best New Artist, but stripped of the award when it is revealed the duo didn't sing on its album.
 
1990 - Metallica wins its first Grammy, for the song "One."
 
1988- In Baton Rouge, Louisiana, T-V evangelist Jimmy Swaggart confesses to his congregation that he is guilty of an unspecified sin. (It later comes out that he has been having sex with a prostitute.) He announces that he is leaving the pulpit temporarily.
 
1987- Sly Stone is jailed on drug charges.
 
1972 - Richard Nixon becomes the first U-S president to visit China.
 
1968 - The Who begin a US tour at San Jose Civic Auditorium.
 
1968 -An agreement between baseball players and club owners increases the minimum salary for major league players to $10,000 a year.
 
1966- The Beatles' single of "Nowhere Man," backed with "What Goes On," is released.
 
1965- Controversial black leader Malcolm X, 39, is shot to death during an appearance at the Audubon Ballroom in New York.
 
1964 - The Rolling Stones release their third UK single, a cover of Buddy Holly's "Not Fade Away." It will become their first Top 10 single there.
 
1925- The New Yorker magazine makes its debut.
 


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