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Musician Jack White receives honorary degree from Wayne State University

Wayne State University honored Jack White, a musician and native of Detroit, by conferring an honorary doctoral degree upon him during the commencement ceremony held at the Fox Theatre. The university recognized his commitment to Detroit and his remarkable contributions to the arts as one of the most accomplished and renowned artists of the last 20 years, awarding him with a doctor of humane letters degree. White grew up in southwest Detroit, was the youngest of ten siblings, and graduated from Cass Tech High School.

American band Eagles sue a hotel allegedly named after their song 'Hotel California'

Legendary rock band The Eagles filed a lawsuit against Hotel California, a Mexico-based hotel that shares the same name as the band's famous 1976 song. The band accused the hotel of using the song's popularity to deceive guests into believing that it is the 'lovely place' referred to in the lyrics. The Eagles claim that the hotel plays the song in the lobby and sells merchandise that refers to it as the 'legendary' hotel, giving the impression that there is a connection between the two. The hotel, which was originally named Hotel California in 1950 but changed its name to Todos Santos Hotel before being rebranded in 2001, settled the case with The Eagles, although the terms of the settlement were not disclosed.

'Spider-Man' premieres in the United States

'Spider-Man' is an American superhero film directed by Sam Raimi and based on a Marvel Comics character of the same name. It is the first film in the 'Spider-Man' trilogy. The film was a critical and financial success being the first motion picture to reach $100 million in a single weekend and it became the most successful film based on a comic book.

The 42nd Eurovision Song Contest is held in Dublin

The 42nd edition of the annual Eurovision Song Contest took place in Dublin, Ireland, following Eimear Quinn's win at the 1996 contest in Oslo, Norway. The United Kingdom won the competition, thanks to Katrina and the Waves led by American-born Katrina Leskanich, making it the second time that the British had won the Eurovision on Irish soil.

'Blood On The Dance Floor' hits #1 on the UK singles chart

"Blood on the Dance Floor" is a song by Michael Jackson. It was released as the first single from the remix album, Blood on the Dance Floor: HIStory in the Mix. The single peaked at number 42 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and reached number one in Italy, Spain, New Zealand and the UK.

Final episode of 'Dallas' airs

'Dallas' is an American prime time television soap opera that aired on CBS. The series finale of Dallas, 'Conundrum', garnered 33 million viewers and a 22 household rating from 9-11pm, becoming the country's 14th most watched television series finale.

Norway hosts the 31st Eurovision Song Contest

The 31st Eurovision Song Contest was held at the Grieghallen concert hall in Bergen, Norway. It was the first time Norway hosted the contest. Sandra Kim, who sang "J'aime la vie", was that year's winner and represented Belgium. At age 13, she was the youngest ever Eurovision winner.

'Going My Way' premieres in New York

Going My Way is an American musical comedy-drama film directed by Leo McCarey and starring Bing Crosby and Barry Fitzgerald. Based on a story by Leo McCarey, the film is about a new young priest taking over a parish from an established old veteran.

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