On this day: December 4

Published On: Dec 03 2012 06:14:12 PM CST   Updated On: Dec 04 2013 01:00:00 AM CST

The U.S. Senate approves America's participation in the United Nations, the "Million Dollar Quartet" jams at Sun Studios, Led Zeppelin disbands, and Pan Am collapses, all on this day.

OTD December 4 - Jay-Z
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1969: Rapper Jay Z, one of the most financially successful hip hop artists and entrepreneurs in America, is born Shawn Corey Carter in Brooklyn, New York. He is known for such hits as "Hard Knock Life (Ghetto Anthem)," "Big Pimpin'," "Izzo (H.O.V.A.)," "Dirt Off Your Shoulder" and "99 Problems," and his marriage to fellow music star Beyoncé.

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