Napoleon returns to Paris, "Uncle Tom's Cabin" is published, the Republican Party is born, John and Yoko get hitched, and Janis Joplin hits No. 1 posthumously, all on this day.
1971: Janis Joplin's version of "Me and Bobby McGee" hits No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Released three months after her death, the song was Joplin's lone chart-topper and only the second posthumous No. 1 single in U.S. chart history after Otis Redding's "(Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay."
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