2004- Sammy Hagar opens his first Cabo Wabo Cantina in the United States at the Harveys Resort and Casino in Lake Tahoe, Nevada. Among those who join him for the festivities are Bob Weir from the Grateful Dead, Ted Nugent and country singer Toby Keith.
2003 - Virginia passes a law to end the sending or receiving of unsolicited commerical E-mail (spam) to or from the state.
2002- Two home recordings by John Lennon sell for nearly 200-thousand dollars at Christie's auction house in London, while a comic strip he wrote for his school paper brings in more than 47-grand.
2001- The D-E-A calls on the makers of pain-killers to curb the distribution of Oxy-Contin, a drug blamed for more than 100 fatal overdoses.
2000- In a gay rights parade in Washington, hundreds of thousands celebrate the progress of the gay rights movement and press for legislation against hate crimes.
1997 - Two-time heavyweight champion Riddick Bowe retires from boxing.
1993 - English guitarist and producer Mick Ronson, who worked with David Bowie, Mott the Hoople, Hunter/Ronson, Bob Dylan's Rolling Thunder Revue and The Rich Kids, dies of liver cancer at age 46.
1983- Chicago blues pioneer Muddy Waters dies of a heart attack at age 68.
1982 -The Steve Miller Band records "Abracadabra."
1978 -The Clash, X-Ray Spex and the Tom Robinson Band perform at a Rock Against Racism rally in London.
1977 - The Steve Miller Band releases "Jet Airliner." It becomes his third consecutive Top 10 single after "Rock 'n Me" and "Fly Like an Eagle."
1971 - The New York Times reports that promoter Bill Graham will close the Fillmore East in May.
1965- Bob Dylan begins the UK tour that is filmed for the documentary film Don't Look Back.
1965- The Kinks begin their first headlining tour of the UK, with The Yardbirds as the opening act.
1964 - The Beatles get a 140-thousand dollar royalty check for the four months since Beatles brand chewing gum went on sale. The Beatles endorsed several snack and candy products when they first came to America. Besides Beatles brand chewing gum, Hood, a large New England dairy company, manufactured a "Beatle Krunch Coated Ice Cream Bar" in 1964.
1789- George Washington takes office in New York as the first president of the United States.