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On This Day: Michael Jackson buys Beatles catalogue – UPI.com

On This Day: Michael Jackson buys Beatles catalogue – UPI.com

On This Day: Michael Jackson buys Beatles catalogue – UPI.com
August 14
12:14 2017

Aug. 14 (UPI) — On this date in history:

In 1784, Grigory Shelikhov, a Russian fur trader, founded the first permanent Russian settlement in Alaska on Kodiak Island.

In 1900, about 2,000 U.S. Marines joined with European forces to capture Beijing, ending the Boxer Rebellion against the Western presence in China.

In 1935, the U.S. Congress passed the Social Security Act and President Franklin D. Roosevelt immediately signed it into law.

In 1945, U.S. President Harry Truman announced that Japan had accepted terms for unconditional surrender. Japan formally surrendered Sept. 2, officially ending World War II.

In 1947, more than 400 million people living in Hindustan and Pakistan gained their independence from Britain.

In 1966, the unmanned U.S. Orbiter 1 spacecraft began orbiting the moon.

In 1985, Michael Jackson paid $47 million at auction for the rights to 40,000 songs, including most of the Beatles classics.

In 1994, the notorious international terrorist known as “Carlos the Jackal” was captured in Sudan. The next day he was extradited to France, where he was convicted of murder and sentenced to life in prison.

In 1995, following a long legal battle, Shannon Faulkner was admitted to the cadet corps of the previously all-male Citadel. She resigned from the South Carolina military school four days later.

In 1996, the Republican Party nominated Sen. Bob Dole of Kansas for president to face incumbent Bill Clinton in the November election.

Source: On This Day: Michael Jackson buys Beatles catalogue – UPI.com

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