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It happened on a… February 1

2018

Archaeologists announce discovery of thousands of undetected structures in Mayan lowland civilisation, Guatemala, using Lidar, suggests population of 10 million.

2014

Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning becomes all-time record-holder for MVP trophies, winning his 5th at the NFL Honours in New York.

2013

“House of Cards”, starring Kevin Spacey as Frank Underwood and Robin Wright as his wife, is released on Netflix.

2004

Janet Jackson’s breast is exposed during the half-time show of Super Bowl XXXVIII, resulting in US broadcasters adopting a stronger adherence to Federal Communications Commission censorship guidelines.

2003

NASA’s space shuttle Columbia exploded while re-entering the Earth’s atmosphere. All seven astronauts on board were killed.

1964

The Beatles’ 1st #1 hit “I Want to Hold Your Hand,” topped the Hot 100, stays #1 for 7 weeks before being replaced by “She Loves You”.

1961

“The Misfits” premieres in NYC, final movie for both Clark Gable and Marilyn Monroe.

1920

Founding of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.

1896

Giacomo Puccini’s opera “La Boheme” premiered in Turin.

1854

Fire destroys Parliament Buildings at Quebec.

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