On this day: November 8

Published On: Nov 08 2012 12:52:55 AM CST   Updated On: Nov 08 2015 01:00:00 AM CST

Gunslinger Doc Holliday dies, the X-ray is discovered by accident, John F. Kennedy is elected president, the Florida recount begins, and the "Guitar Hero" craze is born, all on this day.

OTD November 8 - Michael Jackson
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1995: Michael Jackson merges his ATV Music catalog with Sony's music publishing division to create Sony/ATV Music Publishing, the world's third-largest music publishing company with more than 100,000 titles. Included in the deal were about 250 Beatles songs along with songs performed by Elvis Presley and Little Richard. Jackson retained half-ownership of the company and got $95 million as well as the rights to even more songs. Jackson, who bought ATV Music in 1985 for about $47.5 million, did not include the publishing rights to his own songs in the deal.

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