2011 - U2’s 360 Degrees tour breaks the record for the highest-grossing tour ever, which had been held by The Rolling Stones' 2005-2007 A Bigger Bang tour.
2007 - The lineups for the Live Earth shows in Britain and the United States are announced. The Police, Bon Jovi, Alicia Keys, Kanye West and TheSmashing Pumpkins headline the show in East Rutherford, New Jersey, while Madonna, The Beastie Boys, Black Eyed Peas, Red Hot Chili Peppers,Genesis and Spinal Tap highlight the lineup in London.
2004- President Bush's daily briefing from August 6th, 2001 is released. Titled "Bin Laden Determined to Attack Inside the United States," it warns that members of al-Qaeda had been in the U-S for several years and were thought to have been conducting surveillance of buildings in New York.
2002- President Bush calls for a total ban on human cloning. He urges the Senate to pass legislation forbidding the procedures for both reproductive and research purposes.
2002- After a long battle, M-G-M and United Artists close a deal that will allow the third "Austin Powers" film--originally titled Goldmember--to be called Austin Powers in Goldmember.
2000 - In New York, The Who announce a U-S reunion tour. Jimmy Page& The Black Crowes will play the same venues, using the same set-up-either the day before or after-to help cut down on tour costs.
1996 - President Clinton blocks a ban on late-term abortions.
1994 - Thousands gather at Seattle's Space Needle for a candlelight vigil in honor of Kurt Cobain. Courtney Love prerecords a message, which contains excerpts from Kurt's suicide note, for broadcast over the PA system.
1973 - Led Zeppelin gets a gold album for Houses of the Holy.
1970 - The Beatles split up, according to London's Daily Mirror, whose front-page headline proclaims, "Paul Is Quitting The Beatles." McCartney counters the previous day's statement from Apple by distributing his own "self-interview" along with review copies of his solo album. Citing "business and music differences, but most of all because I have a better time with my family."
1968 - Rolling Stone magazine reports that drummer Mickey Hart has joined The Grateful Dead.
1964- TheBeatles' Second Album is released.
1961- At Gerde's Folk City in New York, newcomer Bob Dylan is introduced to folk singing sensation (and his future girlfriend) Joan Baez for the first time.