On this day: December 4

POSTED: 04:14 PM PST Dec 03, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PST Dec 03, 2013 

The U.S. Senate approves America's participation in the United Nations, the "Million Dollar Quartet" jams at Sun Studios, Led Zeppelin disbands, and Pan Am collapses, all on this day.

OTD December 4 - Montreux Casino fire
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Jean-Luc/Wikimedia Commons, Purple Records

1971: The Montreux Casino in Switzerland is set ablaze by someone wielding a flare gun during a Frank Zappa concert. The incident would later be memorialized in the Deep Purple song "Smoke on the Water."

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