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April 26, 1913

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On this day in 1913, a 13 year old girl named Mary Phagan was found murdered in the basement of a pencil factory at Atlanta, Georgia. Her death inspired the song [...]

December 4, 1971

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On this day in 1971, During a Frank Zappa concert, the Montreaux Casino in Switzerland catches fire when someone fires a flare gun, inspiring Deep Purple’s “Smoke [...]

March 18, 1965

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On this day in 1965, a tractor-trailer carrying 15 tons of bananas through Pennsylvania lost control and crashed into cars, telephone poles, and houses on its way down a [...]

March 6, 1970

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On this day in 1970, Charles Manson’s album Lie: The Love & Terror Cult was released. In 1968 a man named Phil Kaufman moved in with Manson and his “family” after [...]
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