On this day: November 8

POSTED: 11:52 PM MST Nov 07, 2012    UPDATED: 12:00 AM MST Nov 08, 2013 

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 are 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 in 1985 for about $47.5 million, did not include the publishing rights to his own songs in the deal.

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