On this day: November 9

Published On: Nov 08 2012 10:01:03 PM EST   Updated On: Nov 09 2015 02:00:00 AM EST

Pilgrims on the Mayflower spot land, Jack the Ripper kills for the last time, the PGA integrates, Rolling Stone magazine debuts, and the Berlin Wall begins to fall, all on this day.

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Columbia Records

1973: The album "Piano Man" is released by Billy Joel. The album, Joel's first with Columbia Records and second overall, would prove to be his breakthrough album, peaking at No. 27 on the U.S. Billboard 200 albums chart and selling more than 4 million copies. The single "Piano Man," a fictionalized retelling of Joel's days as a lounge singer in Los Angeles, would peak at No. 25 on Billboard's Pop Singles chart and at No. 4 on the Adult Contemporary singles chart.


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