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On this day: April 4

Published On: Apr 02 2013 05:57:21 PM CDT   Updated On: Apr 04 2014 01:00:00 AM CDT

A Kansas town elects the first woman mayor in the U.S., The Beatles make history in dominating the charts, a civil rights leader is gunned down, and the World Trade Center is dedicated, all on this day.

OTD April 4 - Buddy Holly
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1959: Buddy Holly's "It Doesn't Matter Anymore" hits No. 13 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart, becoming his first posthumous hit, and his last top 20 hit. The song was recorded in October 1958 during the last formal recording session for Holly, who died in a plane crash near Clear Lake, Iowa, on Feb. 3, 1959, along with Ritchie Valens, J. P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson and pilot Roger Peterson.

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