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Today in History: Tuesday, August 6, 2013

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On August 6, 1973, Stevie Wonder was seriously injured when the car he was riding in collided with a lumber truck in North Carolina. He spent four days in a coma.
   
In 1982, the movie "Pink Floyd -- The Wall" had its U.S. premiere in New York.
   
In 1987, the Beastie Boys sued the city of Jacksonville for including the phrase "mature audience" on their concert tickets and ads.
   
In 1988, "Yo! MTV Raps" made its debut, hosted by Fab 5 Freddy.
   
In 1989, the musical "Oh! Calcutta!" closed on Broadway.
   
Also in 1989, bassist Adam Clayton of U2 was arrested at his home in Dublin for pot possession.
   
In 1992, the first Oscar to be sold was put on the auction block in New York. Harold Russell had won the award in 1947 for "The Best Years of Our Lives" and sold it against the Academy's wishes. It brought in $60,500.
   
In 1994, Michael Jackson and Lisa Marie Presley made their first public appearance as newlyweds, in Budapest.
   
Also in 1994, "(Stay) I Miss You" by Lisa Loeb and Nine Stories hit number one on the pop charts. It was the first number one single by an unsigned act.
   

 

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