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Hobbits, AC/DC, Nirvana, Monday Night Football and Dog Day afternoons.

  • Hobbit

    85 years ago – In 1937, “The Hobbit” was first published.

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    A Lego toy of Gandalf, the Wizard from The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit. Gandalf is a member of the order of the Istari and one of the Maiar of Valinor. He lends counsel and leadership to Bilbo...

  • Football

    52 years ago – In 1970, ABC’s “Monday Night Football” debuted. The Browns beat the visiting Jets 31-21, and the announcing team was Howard Cosell, “Dandy” Don Meredith and Keith Jackson. Frank Gifford replaced Keith Jackson the next season.

    Football on the ground, held by player wearing gloves on playfield.

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  • Dog Day

    47 years ago – In 1975, “Dog Day Afternoon” opened in New York . . . starring Al Pacino as a man who tries to rob a bank to pay for his male lover’s sex change operation, which turns into a hostage situation

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  • AC/DC

    32 years ago – In 1990, AC/DC released their 12th album “Razor’s Edge”, which included their classic hits “Thunderstruck” and “Money Talks”.

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    Bon Scott from the rock band AC/DC Live at Reading Festival In Reading, UK August 29, 1976 Get premium, high resolution news photos at Getty Images

  • Nirvana

    29 years ago – In 1993, Nirvana released their final album, “In Utero”, featuring “Heart Shaped Box” and “All Apologies”.

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    Kurt Cobain of Nirvana during the taping of MTV Unplugged at Sony Studios in New York City, 11/18/93. Photo by Frank Micelotta. Get premium, high resolution news photos at Getty Images