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'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey' premieres

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is a 2012 epic high fantasy adventure film directed by Peter Jackson. It is the first installment in a three-part film adaptation based on J. R. R. Tolkienโ€™s 1937 novel The Hobbit. The story is set in Middle-earth seventy-seven years before the main events of The Lord of the Rings.

Jay-Z and Alicia Keys are at #1 on the US singles chart

"Empire State of Mind" is a song performed by American rapper Jay-Z featuring vocals by American singer Alicia Keys, from Jay-Z's 11th studio album, The Blueprint 3. Produced by Al Shux and co-produced by Angela Hunte and Jane't Sewell-Ulepic, the song features a music sample of "Love on a Two-Way Street" performed by The Moments.

Queen Latifah releases her debut album

All Hail the Queen is the debut album by hip-hop artist Queen Latifah, released under Tommy Boy Records. The album was unusually successful for a hip-hop record at the time, buoyed by the single "Wrath of My Madness", and was certified gold in July 1990. The feminist anthem "Ladies First" (with Monie Love) remains one of Latifah's signature songs.

Anniversaries of the (in)famous

died 2014


born 1987

Karen Gillan

born 1950

Ed Harris