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.
1960: Singer-songwriter Michael Stipe, the lead singer of the alternative rock band R.E.M., is born in Decatur, Ga.
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