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 - Elizabeth Ann Seton
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1821: The first native-born American saint, Elizabeth Ann Seton, dies in Emmitsburg, Maryland. Seton established the nation's first Catholic school in Emmitsburg, where she also founded the first American congregation of Religious Sisters, the Sisters of Charity. She would be canonized by Pope Paul VI in 1975.


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