Work begins on Mount Rushmore, Sputnik is launched into space, the pope visits America for the first time, Janis Joplin is found dead of an overdose, all on this day.
2014: Paul Revere, the leader of the 1960s rock band Paul Revere and the Raiders, dies at age 76 in Garden Valley, Idaho, following a battle with cancer. The band, which often performed in three-cornered hats and other costumes harking back to the American Revolution, was best known for the hit songs "Kicks," "Hungry" and "Indian Reservation."
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