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Carl Jung1788--New York, the 11th state, becomes a part of the United States of America. New York City, one of the most famous cities in the world, was once the capital of the Empire State, but that changed in 1796, when Albany, once called Fort Orange, became the capital.

1875--Carl Gustav Jung, Swiss psychiatrist, is born. Founder of analytical psychology, he introduced (among many things) the concepts of introvert and extrovert personalities.

1908--The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is established.

1928--Stanley Kubrick, director of the films “2001: A Space Odyssey,” “Spartacus,” “Dr. Strangelove,” “The Shining,” “A Clockwork Orange,” and “Lolita,” is born.

Darlene Love1941--Darlene Love, one of the most talented background singers of the 20th century, is born in Los Angeles, California.

1942--Singer Dobie Gray, who gave the world The In Crowd, is born in Brookshire, Texas.

Mick Jagger1943--The Rolling Stones’ lead singer, Mick Jagger, is born Michael Philip Jagger in Dartford, Kent, England. He teamed with Brian Jones, Keith Richards, Bill Wyman, and Charlie Watts in 1963 to create one of the most famous rock and roll bands in history. The band was highly influenced by the American R&B records of the day, and they blended that sound perfectly with the emerging British rock. Because of the “good boy” image that The Beatles had developed, they decided to become the “bad boys” of rock and roll, and the legacy of The Rolling Stones began. The group, which took its name from a Muddy Waters song, was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1989. The group did not receive a Grammy Award until 1986, when it was presented a Lifetime Achievement Grammy. For four decades, with only minor personnel changes, the group has remained one of the biggest touring bands of all time.

1945--Winston Churchill resigns as Britain's prime minister after his Conservative Party was soundly defeated by the Labor Party.

Helen Mirren1946--Actress Helen Mirren, who appeared early on in her career in the rock cult classic film “O Lucky Man!” is born in England.

1947--The National Security Act establishes the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).

1961--The Beatles perform a night show at the Cavern Club.

1962--The Beatles perform at Cambridge Hall, Southport, Lancashire. They appear as the supporting act for Joe Brown and the Bruvvers, who have a hit at #3 in the charts, A Picture Of You. This song is one of Brian Epstein's personal favorites, and The Beatles include it in their stage act, with George Harrison taking the lead vocal.

1963--The Beatles perform at the Odeon Cinema in Weston-super-Mare, Somerset.

1964--The Beatles perform at the Opera House in Blackpool, Lancashire.

The Beatles performing Hey Jude.1968--John Lennon goes to Paul McCartney's house to assist him in completing his song Hey Jude, which has been selected as The Beatles' next single. At some point during this work session, John encourages Paul to keep the lyric, “the movement you need is on your shoulder,” telling him: “It’s one of the best lines of the song, I know what you mean by it.”

1968--Decca pulls the Rolling Stones' Beggars Banquet LP from its release schedule, citing problems with the sleeve. The design features a graffiti-covered toilet. It's one of the first disagreements between the band and the label, with Mick Jagger angrily pointing out that Decca released Tom Jones' A-tom-ic Jones with a nuclear explosion printed on its jacket sleeve.

1969--Elvis Presley opens his first live engagement in nearly eight years in Las Vegas, Nevada.

1970--John Lennon records demos of his song God. And the dream of a generation is over.

1974--The first Beatles convention, called “Strawberry Fields Forever,” is held in Boston, Massachusetts.

Prince's Purple Rain album.1976--Suffering from hepatitis, George Harrison misses the contractual deadline with A&M Records for the completion of his next album.

1977--Elvis Costello is arrested for playing outside the London Hilton. The new wave songwriter was hoping to interest record executives into giving him an American record deal, as a CBS Records conference was being held inside. He was fined £5, but CBS invited him to a proper audition.

1984--"Purple Rain," the first film from rock singer, Prince, premieres in Hollywood.

1992--Mary Wells, whose song, My Guy, was Motown's first No. 1, dies of throat cancer at age 49.

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