Today in History: La Moulin Rouge opened its doors in 1889

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Today in History: La Moulin Rouge opened its doors in 1889

On this day in 1889, the French cabaret Moulin Rouge opened its doors on the Boulevard Clichy in the Montmartre district of Paris. The venue was famous for its modern can-can dance performances and soon became the center of the Parisian entertainment district. It was considered the essence of Belle Epoque Paris where artists, businessmen, the middle classes, elegant women and visitors converged to attend avant-garde performances. The so-called “Bal du Moulin Rouge” was immortalized in posters by the famous artist Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. Original works still adorn the foyer today. The “Moulin Rouge” helped many dancers to popularity and fame, among them “La Goulue.”

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Today in History: Beatles Get MBEs

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History: Beatles Get MBEs
On this day in 1965, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II appoints the four members of The Beatles, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, and George Harrison – “Members of the Order of the British Empire.” The Beatles are given their MBEs at Buckingham Palace.

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History: 1st Presidential TV Debate in 1960

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History: 1st Presidential TV Debate in 1960
On this day in 1960, for the first time in U.S. history, a debate between major party presidential candidates is shown on television. The presidential hopefuls, John F. Kennedy, a Democratic senator of Massachusetts, and Richard M. Nixon, the vice president of the United States, met in a Chicago studio to discuss U.S. domestic matters. It was the first of four televised debates. On November 8, 1960, Kennedy won 49.7 percent of the popular vote in one of the closest presidential elections in U.S. history, surpassing by a fraction the 49.6 percent received by his Republican opponent.

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History: Jimi Hendrix dies in 1970

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Today in History: Jimi Hendrix dies in 1970

On this day in 1970, American musician Jimi Hendrix died after collapsing at a party in London. He was 27 years old. Hendrix was born in Seattle, Washington, but rose to fame in Britain with his band the Jimi Hendrix Experience. He was arguably one of the most influential guitarists of the 1960s and perhaps in the history of rock music.

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Today is National Radio Day

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Today is National Radio Day

Each year on August 20th, National Radio Day recognizes the invention of the radio. Wireless communication started developing during the 19th century. Commercial broadcasts began in the 1920s and the radio quickly became an important mass medium for news and entertainment.

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History: Major blackout in 2003

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Today in History: Major blackout in 2003

On this day in 2003, massive power failures caused chaos across the eastern United States and Canada, hitting major cities such as New York and Ottawa. The worst power cut in US history affected more than 50 million people. Power was up and running again after nearly 30 hours. Most of the blame for the blackouts was laid on an Ohio-based plant operator, FirstEnergy, one of whose plants had shut down unexpectedly, cutting off a major supply route into the main electrical grid.

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Today in History: 1st Pink Floyd Album released in 1967

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Today in History: 1st Pink Floyd Album released in 1967

On this day in 1967,  Pink Floyd released its first album, “The Piper at the Gates of Dawn.”

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Today in History: Louis Armstrong born in 1901

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Today in History: Louis Armstrong born in 1901

Louis Armstrong is best known as one of the greats in jazz music. Born in New Orleans, he began playing in public after dropping out of school at age 11. By the time he was 14, Armstrong was playing his cornet in a night club. Like many other jazz musicians, he moved to Chicago which was quickly becoming the center of Jazz in the United States. Over the next few years even during the great depression of the early thirties he still found work due to his unique style. In 1964 he recorded his biggest hit “Hello, Dolly!” which not only went to number 1 on the pop music chart but even dislodged the Beatles. Armstrong died on July 6, 1971.

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Happy Birthday, Mick Jagger !

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Happy Birthday, Mick Jagger !
The English music icon and Rolling Stones front man is celebrating his 78th birthday today.

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Today in History: First performance of the Rolling Stones in 1962

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Today in History: Rolling Stones’s 1st Live Performance in 1962
On this day in 1962, the British rock band performed for the first time as a group at the Marquee Club in London. The Rolling Stones soon secured a residency at the Crawdaddy Club, bringing in younger audiences who were looking for something new and exciting

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