FEBRUARY 13: The Daily Flashback

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1741: The first issue of American Magazine, the first magazine in the U.S., was published in Philadelphia.
1914: The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (known as ASCAP) was formed in New York City. The society was founded to protect the copyrighted musical compositions of its members.
1937: The comic strip “Prince Valiant” was published for the first time.
1961: Lawrence Welk’s “Calcutta” hit No. 1 for the first of two weeks.
1965: Sixteen-year-old Peggy Fleming won the ladies senior figure skating title at Lake Placid.
1967: Dolly Parton released her debut album, Hello, I’m Dolly, boasting the Top 20 hit “Dumb Blonde.”
1970: Black Sabbath released their self-titled debut album, which not coincidentally, came out on Friday the 13th.
1978: “Al Green Day” was declared in Los Angeles.
1988: Michael Jackson bought a ranch in Santa Ynez, California, which he renamed Neverland.
1993: RuPaul became the first drag queen to make the Hot 100 when “Supermodel (You Better Work)” entered the chart.
1996: Tupac Shakur’s All Eyez on Me was released. The first rap double-album on a major label, it sold over 10 million copies in the United States.
2005: Ray Charles won eight posthumous Grammy Awards for his final album, Genius Loves Company.
2011: Esperanza Spalding surprisingly beat out Justin Bieber for the Grammy Award for Best New Artist, becoming the first jazz artist to win the award.

BIRTHDAYS
1892: Grant Wood
1919: Tennessee Ernie Ford
1920: Boudleaux Bryant
1923: Chuck Yeager
1942: Peter Tork
1950: Peter Gabriel
1956: Peter Hook
1961: Henry Rollins

DEATHS
1883: Richard Wagner
2002: Waylon Jennings

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