Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1914 – The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, or ASCAP, is established to protect the copyrighted musical compositions of its members (More info)

1920 – The League of Nations recognizes the perpetual neutrality of Switzerland (More info)

1965 - 16-year-old Peggy Fleming won the U.S. Ladies Senior Figure Skating Title at Lake placid, New York.

1970 – ‘Black Sabbath,’ arguably the very first heavy metal album, is released (More info)

1972 - The musical "Grease" opened on Broadway, and was on the Great White Way's longest running shows.

1983 - Singer Karen Carpenter died of anorexia ta age 32.

1990 – An agreement is reached on a two-stage plan to reunite Germany (More info)

2000 – The last original ‘Peanuts’ comic strip appears in newspapers one day after Charles M. Schulz dies (More info)


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