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On this day: December 31

Published On: Dec 29 2012 04:25:41 AM CST   Updated On: Dec 31 2013 01:00:00 AM CST

Times Square holds its first New Year's Eve celebration, the board game Monopoly is patented, "Calvin and Hobbes" say goodbye, and the U.S. relinquishes control of the Panama Canal, all on this day.

OTD December 31 - Beach Boys
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1961: The Beach Boys play a show under this name for the first time at the Ritchie Valens Memorial Dance in Long Beach, Calif. The concert was headlined by Ike & Tina Turner.

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