Michael Jackson Buys The Beatles

August 14, 1985

Jackson outbids Paul McCartney and Yoko Ono for the rights to more than 250 songs written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney. Ono and McCartney consider bidding a combined $20 million for the collection, but Ono decides that is more … Continue reading

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MacBeth Kills and Is Killed

August 15, 1040 & 1057

On August 15, 1040, the Scottish King Duncan I is killed by his first cousin Mac Bethad mac FindlaĆ­ch (anglicized as Macbeth), after Duncan has moved his army north into Moray, which MacBeth views as his territory. On the same … Continue reading

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