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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 - Billboard hit parade
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1936: Billboard magazine publishes its first "Hit Parade," which ranks songs based on sales and airplay. The first No. 1 song on the chart was "Stop! Look! Listen!" by Joe Venuti & his Orchestra.

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