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On this day: January 4

Published On: Jan 03 2013 05:04:16 PM CST   Updated On: Jan 04 2013 01:00:00 AM CST

Billboard publishes its first music chart, Sputnik falls to Earth, The Beatles record together for the last time, and Nancy Pelosi becomes the first female speaker of the House, all on this day.

OTD January 4 - Great Society
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1965: U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson proclaims his "Great Society" during the State of the Union address. The overall effort included legislation dealing with civil rights, public broadcasting, Medicare, Medicaid, environmental protection, aid to education and Johnson's "War on Poverty."

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