The Jackson 5 were an American popular music quintet from Gary,
Indiana. The group, active from 1962 to 1990, regularly played from a
repertoire of R&B, soul, funk, and later disco. Considered "one of the
biggest phenomenons in pop music" during the early 1970s, the Jackson
5 group is also notable for launching the career of its lead singer,
Michael Jackson. The primary members of the group were all the male
children of Katherine and Joseph Jackson: Jackie, Tito, Jermaine,
Marlon, Michael, and Randy. Most of the early hits were written and
produced by a specialized songwriting team known as The
Corporation™; later Jackson 5 hits were chiefly crafted by Hal
Davis. They continued their success into the 1980s with hits such as
"Shake Your Body (Down to the Ground)" and "State of Shock", and a
highly successful 1984 Victory tour before disbanding in 1990.
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Robert the Bruce was crowned King of Scotland at the Scone Palace
The English colony of Maryland was founded by Lord Baltimore and a
group of Catholic settlers.
Christiaan Huygens discovered Titan, the largest natural satellite of
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West Germany, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Italy, France and Belgium
signed the Treaty of Rome, establishing the European Economic
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