On this day: September 12

Published: Sep 12 2012 12:34:26 AM EDT   Updated On: Sep 12 2014 02:00:00 AM EDT

John F. Kennedy marries Jackie, "Lassie," "The Monkees," "Bonanza" and "Taxi" all premiere on TV, and The Man in Black dies, all on this day.

OTD September 12 - Ray Dolby
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Dolby Laboratories

2013: Engineer Ray Dolby, the creator of the Dolby noise reduction system and a co-inventor of video tape recording, dies of leukemia at age 80 at his home in San Francisco.

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