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Ashlee Simpson divorces Pete Wentz

Simpson filed for divorce from Wentz, citing irreconcilable differences, and asked that her maiden name restored. The former couple released a joint statement following the announcement, stating "We remain friends and deeply committed and loving parents to our son the Bronx, whose happiness and well-being remains our number one priority."

The 37th American Music Awards are held

The 37th American Music Awards were held at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles. For the 1st time, there was no host of the event. The most successful artists were Taylor Swift, who won five awards, and Jay-Z and The Black Eyed Peas, who won two. Michael Jackson's brother accepted his awards on his behalf.

The 33rd American Music Awards are held

The 37th American Music Awards were hosted by Cedric the Entertainer. The most successful artists were Green Day, Destiny's Child, Tim McGraw, and The Black Eyed Peas, who won two awards. Sugarland was awarded as New Artist of the Year.

Whitney Houston is #1 with 'I Will Always Love You'

I Will Always Love You is a song originally written and recorded by an American singer-songwriter Dolly Parton. Her country version of the track was released 4 as a single. Whitney Houston recorded her version of the song for the movie The Bodyguard. Her single spent 14 weeks at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart making it one of the best-selling singles of all time.

The Beatles release 'The White Album'

The White Album is the ninth studio album by the Beatles. Its plain white cover has no graphics or text other than the band's name embossed, which was intended as a contrast to the colorful cover of the Beatles' previous album Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.

The first interracial TV kiss

In the "Plato's Stepchildren" episode of Star Trek: The Original Series, Uhura and Captain Kirk kiss. The episode is popularly cited as the first example of a scripted interracial kiss on United States TV, although other previous instances have since come to light.

Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel appear as Tom and Jerry

Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel met as children. Under the name Tom & Jerry, they had their first minor success with Hey Schoolgirl, a song imitating their idols The Everly Brothers. The song attracted regular rotation on nationwide AM pop stations, leading it to sell over 100,000 copies.

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