On this day: February 1

Published On: Feb 01 2013 12:51:36 AM CST   Updated On: Feb 01 2016 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 - George Whipple
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The Nobel Foundation

1976: American pathologist and biomedical researcher George Whipple, who shared the 1934 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for discoveries concerning liver therapy in cases of anemia, dies at the age of 97 in Rochester, New York.

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