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On this day: February 22

Published On: Feb 21 2013 10:56:47 PM CST   Updated On: Feb 22 2013 01:00:00 AM CST

The pilgrims get their first taste of popcorn, George Washington is born, Elvis hits the charts for the first time, and Team USA pulls off a "Miracle on Ice," all on this day.

OTD February 22 - Florence Ballard
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1976: Singer Florence Ballard, one of the founding members of the Motown group The Supremes, dies at age 32 in Detroit, Mich., from cardiac arrest caused by a blood clot in one of her coronary arteries. She sang on 16 top 40 singles with The Supremes, including 10 No. 1 hits, before Motown founder Berry Gordy removed from the group in 1967. Ballard was posthumously inducted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of The Supremes in 1988.

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