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On this day: December 12

POSTED: 10:32 PM PST Dec 11, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PST Dec 11, 2013 

Ol' Blue Eyes is born, Boys Town is founded, the first motel opens, "The Godfather: Part II" premieres, and the U.S. Supreme Court decides the 2000 presidential election, all on this day.

OTD December 12 - Jim Morrison
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Elektra Records

1970: The Doors make their last public performance with Jim Morrison, at The Warehouse in New Orleans. During the second stop of a tour to promote their album "L.A. Woman," Morrison has a breakdown on stage, slamming his microphone into the stage floor until the platform underneath is destroyed. He then sat down and refused to perform for the remainder of the show. After the concert, the rest of the band decided to end their live act, feeling that Morrison was ready to retire from performing. Morrison would die less than a year later on July 3, 1971.

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