On this day: September 24

Published On: Sep 23 2012 05:39:49 AM EDT   Updated On: Sep 24 2014 02:00:00 AM EDT

America's first National Monument is declared, the world's first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier is launched, we say goodbye to Dr. Seuss, and Nirvana hits it big with "Nevermind," all on this day.

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1982: Prince's "1999" single is released. The song did not make it into the Top 40 in the U.S. or England on the first attempt. However, upon being re-promoted after "Little Red Corvette" hit the Top 10, it peaked at No. 12 in the U.S. and No. 25 in the U.K.

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