On this day: September 24

POSTED: 3:39 AM Sep 23 2012   UPDATED: 12:00 AM Sep 24 2014

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.

OTD September 24 - Tears of a Clown
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Motown Records

1970: Smokey Robinson & the Miracles release the song "The Tears of a Clown." The song quickly became a No. 1 hit on both the Billboard Hot 100 and R&B Singles charts, making it the group's first and only No. 1 hit while Robinson was lead singer.

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