Krakatoa blows its top, The Guinness Book of World Records debuts, "Mary Poppins" premieres, The Beatles meet The King, and a guitar great dies, all on this day.
1955: "The Guinness Book of World Records" is published for the first time. It would reach the top of the British bestseller lists by Christmas. The following year it was launched in the U.S. and sold 70,000 copies.
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