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 - Voice of America
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1942: Voice of America, the official external radio and television service of the United States government, begins broadcasting with programs aimed at areas controlled by the Axis powers.

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