On this day: January 4

POSTED: 03:04 PM PST Jan 03, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PST Jan 03, 2016 

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 - TS Eliot
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1965: Writer and poet T. S. Eliot, best known for such poems as "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock" and "The Waste Land" and who won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1948, dies of emphysema at the age of 76 in London, England.


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