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 - Floyd Patterson
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1935: Boxer Floyd Patterson, who, at age 21 in 1956, became the youngest man to win the world heavyweight title, is born in Waco, North Carolina. Patterson, who won a gold medal as a middleweight at the 1952 Olympic Games, was also the first heavyweight boxer to regain the title and retired with a record of 55 wins, eight losses and one draw, with 40 wins by knockout. He died at age 71 on May 11, 2006.


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