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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1957: Elvis Presley's "Jailhouse Rock" is released as a single with the B-side of "Treat Me Nice." The song, released to coincide with the release of Presley's movie of the same name, was a No. 1 hit in the U.S. for seven weeks in the fall of 1957, and a UK No. 1 hit for three weeks early in 1958.


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