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This Day In Rock 6/4/13

2008 - Ed McMahon begins a fight to avoid foreclosure on his Beverly Hills estate after falling 644-thousand dollars behind in mortgage payments.
2008 - Scarlett Johansson tops O-K magazine's list of the American actors who do the worst British accents.
2003 - Led Zeppelin's How the West Was Won debuts on top of the album chart with just over 154-thousand copies its first week in stores.
1998 - Terry Nichols is sentenced to life in prison for his role in the Oklahoma City bombing.
1998- Actor Bob Denver, the onetime star of Gilligan's Island, is busted for marijuana possession in West Virginia after receiving pot in the mail.
1992 - The "young Elvis" stamp beats out the later "Vegas Elvis" stamp in a U-S Postal Service contest for which more than a million votes were tallied.
1984 - Bruce Springsteen's Born in the U-S-A album is released. It will top Billboard's Top 200 album chart for seven weeks and produce seven Top 10 singles.
1982 - Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan opens in theaters nationwide.
1977 - Supertramp releases "Give a Little Bit" as a single.
1977- The Apple II computer goes on sale for the first time.
1974- Paul McCartney gets a gold record for "Band on the Run."
1974- The Cleveland Indians forfeit a game to the Oakland A's when 10-cent beer night gets out of control.
1970 - Santana records "Black Magic Woman/Gypsy Queen."
1967 - With Paul McCartney and George Harrison in the audience, The Jimi Hendrix Experience opens its show at London's Saville Theater with "Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band."
1965 - The Rolling Stones release "Satisfaction." Carrying the London Records serial number 9766, the single becomes the British band's first U-S chart-topper.
1964- Sandy Koufax of the Dodgers pitches his third no-hitter, a 3-0 gem against the Phillies.
1939 - In Oklahoma City, Sylvan Goodman invents the shopping cart, which is actually a modified folding chair on wheels.

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