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This Day In HIStory

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Wednesday, 1st April

On this day – 1st April 2004 Michael is presented with a golden elephant as an award for his work in fighting AIDS in Africa. The award ceremony is held at the Ethiopian Embassy in Washington D.C., and is presented …

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Wednesday, 1st April

On this day – 1st April 2004 Michael is presented with a golden elephant as an award for his work in fighting AIDS in Africa. The award ceremony is held at the Ethiopian Embassy in Washington D.C., and is presented …

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Monday, 30th March

On this day – 30th March 2005 Two icons of the Twentieth Century both call Michael their source of inspiration in newly published interviews. Speaking to a Danish magazine, former South African President Nelson Mandela says: “When you are behind …

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Monday, 30th March

On this day – 30th-31st March 2004 Michael arrives in Washington D.C. to meet privately with several members of the US Congress in the office of Republican Chaka-Fattah, D-Pa. During their meeting they speak of fighting AIDS in Africa. Michael …

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Sunday, 29th March

On this day – 29th March 1985 Michael leaves the Montcalm Hotel to visit a London Hospital, where he views the skeleton of John Merrick, the Elephant Man. At Marylebone Police Station in the afternoon, he is treated to a …

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Saturday, 28th March

On this day – 28th March 1985 Michael arrives at a besieged Madame Tussaud’s wax museum for the unveiling of his wax model, his first public visit to England since The Jacksons’ tour in 1979. London is brought to a …

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Friday, 27th March

On this day – 27th March 1985 Michael attends the futuristic musical ‘Starlight Express’ at the Apollo Theatre, Victoria in London and meets the cast backstage.

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Friday, 27th March

On this day – 27th March 2005 The Reverend Jesse Jackson interviews Michael on his weekly radio show. Listen to the interview in the links below:

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Wednesday, 25th March

On this day – 25th March 1991 All eyes are on Michael and Madonna when they show up together for the 63rd annual Academy Awards ceremony. ‘People Weekly’ magazine reports that ‘Michael looked positively legendary in gold tipped cowboy boots, …

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Wednesday, 25th March

On this day – 25th March 1983 ‘Motown 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever’ was taped before a live audience at Pasadena Civic Auditorium and broadcast nearly two months later on May 16th by NBC. Michael and his brothers rehearsed for the …

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Tuesday, 24th March

On this day – 24th March 1988 Michael performs a concert at Mc Nichols Arena in Denver, Colorado. Listen to a promo radio add for the concert in Denver here:

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Monday, 23rd March

On this day – 23rd March 1984 ‘I Love Quincy’, broadcast by Channel Four TV in Britain, includes segments of Michael rehearsing for the ‘Thriller’ video and shows footage of a rare interview with Michael as well as Michael singing …

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Saturday, 21st March

On this day – 21st March 2007 Michael leaves the UK. He is seen at Heathrow Airport escorted by security guards and police.

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Friday, 20th March

On this day – 20th March 1999 Michael appears on the German TV Show ‘Wetten Das’ (‘Wanna Bet’) to announce his plans to stage two concerts in Korea and Germany to raise funds for The Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund, the …

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Friday, 20th March

On this day – 20th March 1990 Adrian Grant, Editor of ‘Off The Wall’ magazine, the official Michael Jackson fanzine in Britain, presents Michael with the ‘Off the Wall’ Appreciation Award’, a montage of images of Michael throughout his career …

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Thursday, 19th March

On this day – 19th March 2001 Michael arrives at the Waldorf Astoria in New York, to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Lance Bass of N’Sync, who had the honour of inducting Michael into the …

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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.

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