On this day: February 1

POSTED: 10:51 PM PST Jan 31, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PST Jan 31, 2016 

The Beatles hit No. 1 for the first time in America, tragedy strikes space shuttle Columbia, and Janet Jackson suffers a Super Bowl "wardrobe malfunction," all on this day.

OTD February 1 - Martin Luther King Jr
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1965: Martin Luther King Jr. and more than 700 demonstrators are arrested in Selma, Alabama, during a protest march against discrimination in black voter registration. King would initially refuse bond in an attempt to raise awareness of the issue and remained in jail for four days.


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