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Feb 2, 1979: Sid Vicious Dies of a Drug Overdose in New York City

Facebook To the New York City Police Department and Medical Examiner’s Office, he was John Simon Ritchie, a 22-year-old Englishman under indictment for murder but now dead of a heroin overdose in a Greenwich Village apartment. To the rest of

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Feb 1, 1979: Ayatollah Khomeini Returns to Iran

On February 1, 1979, the Ayatollah Khomeini returns to Iran in triumph after 15 years of exile. The shah and his family had fled the country two weeks before, and jubilant Iranian revolutionaries were eager to establish a fundamentalist Islamic

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Dec 19, 2005: Ahmadinejad Bans All Western Music in Iranian State Television and Radio Broadcasts

The first known pronouncement by a public figure regarding the potential of popular music to act as a socially destabilizing force comes from the first century B.C., when none other than the great philosopher Plato wrote, “When the mode of

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