On this day: March 14

POSTED: 11:54 AM PST Mar 08, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT Mar 13, 2016 

America's first town hall meeting is held, Eli Whitney patents his cotton gin, Pan Am is incorporated, and JFK's body is moved to a permanent memorial, all on this day.

OTD March 14 - Quincy Jones
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1933: Record producer, composer and conductor Quincy Jones, who has won 27 Grammys in a career spanning five decades, is born in Chicago, Illinois. Jones was the producer of Michael Jackson's albums "Thriller," and was the producer and conductor of the charity song "We Are the World." He's also worked with artists such as Frank Sinatra, Dinah Washington, Ray Charles, Little Richard, Ella Fitzgerald, Aretha Franklin and Donna Summer. Jones has scored more than 30 motion pictures, including "In Cold Blood," "In the Heat of the Night," "The Wiz" and "The Color Purple," earning seven Oscar nominations in his career.


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