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— On this date in 1668, the U.S.’s first official horse race took place

— On this date in 1863, The first Army Medal of Honor awarded

— On this date in 1942, Aretha Franklin was born

— On this date in 1954, RCA introduced the color TV

— On this date in 1965, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. led 25,000 marchers to the state capitol in Montgomery, Alabama, to protest the denial of voting rights to blacks

— On this date in 1967, The Turtles’ ” Happy Together” hits #1

— On this date in 1969, John Lennon and Yoko Ono held their first bed-in peace demonstration

— On this date in 1972, America’s ” A Horse with No Name” hits #1

— On this date in 1977, Bob Seger’s ”Night Moves” goes Platinum

— On this date in 1982, Cagney & Lacey premiered on CBS

— On this date in 1983, Michael Jackson ‘moonwalked’ during his performance of “Billie Jean” on “Motown 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever”