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We Didn't Start the Fire

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Kingandi The King and I, musical, opens. The King and I, musical, opens on Broadway.
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Elt200710241833201551536 Ernest Hemingway commits suicide. Ernest Hemingway commits suicide on July 2 after a long battle with depression
Pose Moonshot: Apollo 11. MORE INFORMATIONMoonshot: Apollo 11, the first manned lunar landing, successfully lands on the moon.
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We Didn't Start the Fire "We Didn't Start the Fire" is a song by Billy Joel. Its lyrics include brief, rapid-fire allusions to more than 100 headline events between March 1949 (Joel was born on May 9 of that year) and 1989, when the song was released on his album Storm Front. The song was a No. 1 hit in the US.