A country is born -- and later expands, an "Iron Horse" retires, and we lose three presidents, all on this day.
1976: Elton John and Kiki Dee's "Don't Go Breaking My Heart" is released. The song would become John's sixth No. 1 single on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 singles chart, a position it held for four weeks.
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