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This Day in History: Elvis becomes Las Vegas headliner

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — February 26 was a huge day in history for the “Entertainment Capital of the World.” 51 years ago today, in 1969, Elvis Presley became a headliner at the International Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.

The site late became the Hilton, and is now the Westgate.

#Local Las #Vegas #History: #OTD 51 years ago the King of Rock'N'Roll becomes a #LasVegas headliner. Feb. 26, 1969, #ElvisPresley signed a contract to perform at the International Hotel & Casino (became the Hilton, now the @WestgateVegas) with the resort still under construction. pic.twitter.com/mYY5bXdPKr

— Clark County Nevada (@ClarkCountyNV) February 26, 2020

The King of Rock ‘N Roll went on to perform more than 800 sold-out shows at the hotel in seven years, bringing about some of the greatest moments in his career. More than 2 1/2 million people saw the King during his Las Vegas residency.

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