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 - Mary Shelley
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National Portrait Gallery, London

1851: English author Mary Shelley, best known for her Gothic novel "Frankenstein: or, The Modern Prometheus," dies at the age of 53 in London, England, from what her physician suspected was a brain tumor.

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