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1817 – A street in Baltimore became the first to be lighted with gas from America’s First Gas Company!

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1909 – 80-year-old Indian chief GERONIMO had a little too much alcohol in Fort Sill, Oklahoma.  He got drunk, fell off his horse, caught pneumonia from lying outside all night and died.

1933 – Newsweek” was first published.

1960 – ELVIS PRESLEY received his FIRST GOLD RECORD, for “ELVIS”.

1972 – A crowd at London’s Rainbow Theater heard PINK FLOYD play “Dark Side of the Moon” for the first time.  The album was released a year later and stayed on the charts for 303 weeks making it the longest-charting rock LP in “Billboard’s” history.

1987 – BOB BARKER threatened to resign as host of the Miss USA pageant hours before the ceremony over an animal rights dispute.

1988 – A 12-year-old boy thought he was a rock star and set his legs on fire.  He said he thought he could do it because MOTLEY CRUE did it in their “Live Wire” video.

1989 – TAWNY KITAEN married WHITESNAKE’S DAVID COVERDALE. Here’s the Video of Here I Go Again in which Tawny starred.

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