On this day 54 years ago, Capitol Records released their first album by The Beatles in the United States. Entitled Meet The Beatles!, it featuring the hit, “I Want to Hold Your Hand,” and topped the charts for 11 weeks — until it was replaced by the band’s second LP. (1964)

MORE Good News on this Date:

  • The English parliament met for the first time in the Palace of Westminster, now the Houses of Parliament (1265)
  • American Civil Liberties Union was founded (1920)
  • The Salvation Army was blessed with a donation likely exceeding $1.5 billion from the estate of Joan Kroc, widow of McDonald’s founder Ray Kroc (2004)
  • Barack Obama became the first multi-racial president of the U.S., taking the oath of office before millions of hopeful citizens in Washington, DC. (2009)

And, Happy 62nd Birthday to Bill Maher, comedian and host of “Politically Incorrect” and “Real Time”. (1956)

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