This Day in History: February 1

space shuttle: crew of Columbia on its last mission

2003 – Space shuttle Columbia destroyed. On this day in 2003, while returning to Earth from an orbital mission, the U.S. space shuttleColumbia broke up catastrophically at an altitude of about 40 miles (60 km) over Texas, killing all seven crew members

Janet Jackson

2004 – In what was perhaps the most controversial halftime show in Super Bowl history, pop singer Janet Jackson experienced a “wardrobe malfunction” when part of her bustier was ripped off by Justin Timberlake; some argued it was accidental while others said premeditated.

civil rights movement: Greensboro sit-in

1960 – Protesting a segregated lunch counter at a Woolworth’s in Greensboro, North Carolina, four African Americans began a sit-in; its success led to a wider sit-in movement throughout the South.

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