On this day: January 20

POSTED: 06:54 PM PST Jan 05, 2014    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PST Jan 19, 2016 

FDR is inaugurated for an unprecedented fourth time, Elvis is promoted to sergeant, "Meet The Beatles!" hits record stores, and Iran releases the American hostages, all on this day.

OTD January 20 - The Beatles
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Capitol Records

1964: The album "Meet The Beatles!" is released in the United States, becoming their first American record issued by Capitol Records. It topped the popular album chart on Feb. 15, 1964, and remained at No. 1 for an impressive 11 weeks before being replaced by "The Beatles' Second Album," the first time that an artist replaced itself at the peak album position. The album contained such hit songs as "I Want to Hold Your Hand," "I Saw Her Standing There" and "All My Loving."


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