On this day: January 4

POSTED: 03:04 PM PST Jan 03, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PST Jan 03, 2015 

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.

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2007: The 110th United States Congress convenes, electing Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., as the first female speaker of the House in U.S. history.


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