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June 1st,

1967: The Beatles release what's considered one of rock's greatest albums: "Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band." The album's complex and experimental sounds made it a popular and critical success amid the counterculture of the late 1960s. 1926: Actress and silver screen sex symbol Marilyn Monroe is born Norma Jean Mortenson in Los Angeles. Among her films: Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, The Seven-Year Itch, Bus Stop, Some Like It Hot and The Misfits. 1980: Cable News Network — founded by Ted Turner — hits the airwaves, introducing the world to 24-7 TV news coverage. 1801: Brigham Young — the Mormon leader whose religious followers settled what's now Utah — is born in Whitingham, Vermont. And, 1968: Helen Keller — the blind and deaf author and lecturer, whose story is told in "The Miracle Worker" — dies in Easton, Connecticut. She was 87. Today in History, June 1st, Camille Bohannon The Associated Press.

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