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"Did you catch the live three-hour performance of The Sound of Music? Right now on the Internet, Julie Andrews fans are battling with Carrie Underwood fans. It's like an East Coast/West Coast rap feud." — Craig Ferguson
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1953: Aspiring journalist Hugh Hefner invests nearly $8,000 to publish the first issue of Playboy magazine, including a semi-nude calendar photo of actress Marilyn Monroe. The magazine is undated because Hefner is uncertain there will be a second issue.
1964: The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. delivers his acceptance speech for the Nobel Peace Prize at the University of Oslo in Norway. At age 35, the civil rights leader becomes the youngest recipient of the award.
1967: Only three days after recording his classic “(Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay,” Otis Redding, along with four members of the Bar-Kays, is killed in the crash of a private plane near Madison, Wis. Redding was 26.
2001: Peter Jackson’s film The Fellowship of the Ring, the first part of his acclaimed Lord of the Rings trilogy, has its world premiere in London. The second part of Jackson’s adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit will be released this month.
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