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This Day In HIStory

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Wednesday, 25th February

On this day – 25th February 1986 Michael and Lionel Ritchie attend the 28th annual Grammy Awards. ‘We Are The World’ wins four of its six nominations for Song Of The Year, Record Of The Year, Best Pop Performance By …

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Wednesday, 25th February

On this day – 25th February 1983 At a CBS Records press conference Jane Fonda presents Michael with a Double Platinum certificate for ‘Thriller’ (LP). Watch Michael receiving his certificate from Jane here:

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Tuesday, 24th February

On this day – 24th February 1993 Michael receives two nominations at the 35th Annual Grammy Awards at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles for Best Pop Male Vocal (‘Black Or White’) and Best R&B Male Vocal (‘Jam’). Although he …

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Monday, 23rd February

On this day – 23rd – 24th February 1988 Michael kicks off his first ever solo tour of America in Kansas City performing to an audience of 33,918 during two sell-out shows at the Kemper Arena. The standing room only …

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Monday, 23rd February

On this day – 23rd February 2002 Although not present for the ceremony, Michael wins three NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) Image Awards at this 33rd annual event: Outstanding Variety Series/Special for ‘Michael Jackson:30th Anniversary Special’ …

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Saturday, 21st February

On this day – 21st February 2002 Prince Michael Jackson II, better known as “Blanket”, was born at 9:23 p.m. in La Mesa, California. A Special Happy Birthday to Michael’s beautiful boy!

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Friday, 20th February

On this day – 20th February 1990 Michael attends a sit-down breakfast at the Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel. The party is organised by CBS Records for unprecedented record sales of 110 million records throughout the 1980s making Michael the Top …

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Friday, 20th February

On this day – 20th February 2003 ‘Michael Jackson – The Footage You Were Never Meant To See’, is aired in the USA on the FOX network. The programme is based on video footage, which was filmed over the period …

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Wednesday, 18th February

On this day – 18th February 1986 Fourteen-year old heart transplant patient, Donna Ashlock from Patterson in California, receives a call from Michael after he learns she is a devoted fan. Michael wishes her well and invites her to visit …

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Wednesday, 18th February

On this day – 18th February 2002 During their ‘free dance’ routine Skaters Shae-Lynn Bourne and Victor Kraatz of Canada use Michael’s music during the Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City. They begin their routine with ‘Billie Jean’, followed by …

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Monday, 16th February

On this day – 16th February 1997 Elizabeth Taylor who is facing surgery soon for a benign brain tumor, celebrated her 65th birthday in her characteristic glamour at a black-tie gala in Hollywood Sunday night with a star-studded cast of …

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Monday, 16th February

On this day – 16th February 1980 ‘Off The Wall’/’Get On The Floor’ by Michael released this month on Epic, enters the Pop singles chart peaking at number 10 and remains on the charts for seventeen weeks. Listen to Michael’s …

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Sunday, 15th February

On this day – 15th February 1993 ‘Give in to Me’ was officially released in Europe with a video clip featuring Slash. It was filmed in Germany, in front of a live audience. The single was not released in North …

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Sunday, 15th February

On this day – 15th February 1994 It takes a Denver jury only three and a half hours of deliberation to rule in Michael’s favour in the copyright infringement case brought by Crystal Cartier, who claimed that ‘Dangerous’ was her …

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Saturday, 14th February

On this day – 14th February 2001 Hundreds of fans gather inside Carnegie Hall in New York to welcome Michael to a pre-launch event for his new charity ‘Heal The Kids’. The charities main initiative is to help restore a …

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Saturday, 14th February

On this day – 14th February 1985 Michael helps with the delivery of a baby deer born to his pet deers Prince and Princess. The birth of Valentino, born on Valentine’s Day, is videotaped.

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This Day In HIStory is taken from The Visual Documentary Facebook page, which publishes facts from one of the most comprehensive books on the King of Pop and the only book to be authorised by Michael himself.

It's written by the founder of MJWN and friend of Michael's, Adrian Grant and we thank him for helping us remember the special moments in Michael's life. We encourage everyone to follow The Visual Documentary on Facebook.

Buy The Visual Documentary from Amazon.co.uk

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