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 - The Beatles
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1970: The Beatles, minus John Lennon, who was on holiday in Denmark and had essentially left the band by that time, complete their last joint recording session at EMI studios, recording overdubs on the title track to the "Let It Be" album.

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