Grunge music is an independent-rooted music genre that was inspired by
hardcore punk, thrash metal, and alternative rock. The genre became
commercially successful in the late 1980s and early 1990s, peaking in
mainstream popularity between 1991 and 1994. Bands from cities in the
U.S. Pacific Northwest such as Seattle, Washington, Olympia,
Washington, and Portland, Oregon, were responsible for creating grunge
music and later made it popular with mainstream audiences. The genre
is closely associated with Generation X, due to its popularization
being in tandem with the popularizing of the generation's name. The
popularity of grunge was one of the first phenomena that distinguished
the popular music of the 1990s from that of the 1980s.
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Today's selected anniversaries:
The Holy Roman Empire was dissolved when Francis II, the last Holy
Roman Emperor, was forced to abdicate.
William Kemmler became the first person to be executed in an electric
World War II: Enola Gay, a B-29 Superfortress of the U.S. Army Air
Force, dropped an atomic bomb named Little Boy on Hiroshima, Japan,
killing an estimated 80,000 people instantly.
Tim Berners-Lee released files describing his idea for a "World Wide
U.S. President George W. Bush received a daily briefing warning of an
imminent attack by Osama bin Laden.
Wikiquote of the day:
"The Japanese were ready to surrender, and it wasn't necessary to hit
them with that awful thing." -- Dwight D. Eisenhower