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Today in entertainment history: Nov. 1

Today in entertainment history: Nov. 1

THE KING: Elvis Presley is shown at the International Hotel where he made his first public stage appearance in 9 years in Las Vegas, Nev., in Aug. 1969. Photo: Associated Press

A look back on some of the entertainment industry’s biggest events to happen on Nov. 1.

1968: Apple Records released “Wonderwall Music” by George Harrison, the first Beatle solo album.

1969: Elvis Presley had his first No. 1 single in seven years with “Suspicious Minds.”

1971: A funeral for guitarist Duane Allman was held in Macon, Georgia. Allman had been killed in a motorcycle crash. At the funeral, the Allman Brothers Band performed several songs.

1988: actors Jeff Goldblum and Geena Davis got married. They have since divorced.

1988: Sub Pop Records released Nirvana’s first release, “Love Buzz/Big Cheese.”

Today’s Birthdays: Country singer Bill Anderson is 76. “Hustler” publisher Larry Flynt is 71. Country singer Kinky Friedman is 69. Music producer David Foster is 64. Saxophonist Ronald Khalis Bell of Kool and the Gang is 62. Country singer-songwriter-producer Keith Stegall is 59. Singer Lyle Lovett is 56. Actress Rachel Ticotin is 55. Singer-keyboardist Mags Furuholmen of A-ha is 51. Drummer Rick Allen of Def Leppard is 50. Country singer Big Kenny of Big and Rich is 50. Singer Sophie B. Hawkins is 49. Rapper Willie D of the Geto Boys is 47. Actress Toni Collette (“The United States of Tara,” ”Little Miss Sunshine”) is 41. Actress Jenny McCarthy is 41. “American Idol” runner-up Bo Bice is 38. Actor Matt Jones (“Breaking Bad”) is 32. Actor Penn Badgely (“Gossip Girl”) is 27.

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Dollar Tree to buy Family Dollar for $8.5 billion

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‘Lucy,’ ‘Hercules’ beat expectations at box offices

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Tentative agreement reached on U.S. veterans’ funding bill

Senator-elect Bernie Sanders (I-VT) is interviewed by a Reuters reporter at Sanders' office in Burlington, Vermont on November 28, 2006.

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One dead after lightning strikes beach crowd

A man is treated by a paramedic after a lightning strike in the water in Venice, California July 27, 2014.

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Gaza fighting abates as diplomatic tension flares

Palestinian Abir Shamaleh, left, sits next to the grave of her son Saher, a civilian according to the family, who was killed in an Israeli strike during the war, as members of the family visit a cemetery in Gaza City, in the northern Gaza Strip, Monday, July 28, 2014. Monday marked the beginning of the three-day Eid al-Fitr holiday, which caps the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan. Muslims usually start the day by visiting cemeteries, to pay their respects to the dead, and then exchange family visits.

Israel eased its assaults in the Gaza Strip and Palestinian rocket fire from the enclave declined sharply on Monday, with calls for a durable ceasefire.