The Boston Massacre riles up American colonists, Che strikes a famous pose, Elvis is discharged, a plane crash kills Patsy Cline, and John Belushi overdoses, all on this day.
1956: Singer-songwriter Teena Marie, whose success in R&B and soul earned her the nickname "Ivory Queen of Soul," is born Mary Christine Brockert in Santa Monica, Calif. Marie, who died at the age of 54 on Dec. 26, 2010, was best known for such funk-infused 1980s hits as "I Need Your Lovin'" and "Lovergirl."
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