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On this day: February 1

Published On: Feb 01 2013 12:51:36 AM CST   Updated On: Feb 01 2013 01:00:00 AM CST

The Beatles hit No. 1 for the first time in America, tragedy strikes space shuttle Columbia, and Janet Jackson suffers a Super Bowl "wardrobe malfunction," all on this day.

OTD February 1 - Mounties
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1920: The Royal Canadian Mounted Police begins operations. Here, a "mountie" is seen in Banff, Alberta, in 2010.

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