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Today in MJJ HIStory


1999 – David O. Selznick’s 1940 Best Film Oscar for Gone with the Wind (USA, 1939) was bought by Michael for $1,542,000, at Sotheby’s, New York City. The Academy Awards no longer permits such sales, all but ensuring that it will remain the most expensive Oscar!

2003 – Michael is honored in Gary, Indiana with an award for “Outstanding Achievement & Commitment to Humanitarianism” during his return to his hometown for the first time in 20 years.

Michael goes to the City Hall where the Mayor King presents him with a “Key to the city”. He is presented by 2 selected admirers with 5 books filled with messages from his fans & a bouquet of roses, a single white rose in the middle representing the singer, along with the value of “Truth, Intergrity, Purity & Strength” whereas the pink roses – “All of the fans & fan clubs that form MJ Unity”.

He then returns to his childhood home at 2300 Jackson Street where he grew up & where the Jackson 5 performed in the 60’s, including the Roosevelt High School. There, he tells students that “with a will of iron, with perseverance and determination they can do anything they want.” He is given presents & made an honorary Roosevelt graduate. In the evening he attends “Salute to the Troops” an event held at the Baseball Stadium (Gary, Indiana).

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