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 - Martin Luther King Jr
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1965: Martin Luther King Jr. and more than 700 demonstrators are arrested in Selma, Alabama, during a protest march against discrimination in black voter registration. King would initially refuse bond in an attempt to raise awareness of the issue and remained in jail for four days.

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