Daily Archives: August 3, 2013

The Beatles debut on American pop charts 50 years ago today (1963)

(Saturday, August 3, 1963) — The Beatles debuted on the American pop charts today when “From Me To You” appeared at #125 on Billboard‘s Bubbling Under the Hot 100 chart. The track would peak at #116 on Aug. 10, then fall out of the chart after only a total of three weeks.

The Beatles would not chart again in the U.S. until Jan. 18, 1964; “From Me To You” would be re-leased on Jan. 30, 1964 as the B-side to “Please Please Me” and returned to the chart on Feb. 22, 1964.

Coolidge sworn in as 30th U.S. President in Plymouth Notch, Vermont 90 years ago this hour (1923)


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(Friday, August 3, 1923, 2:47 p.m. EST) — Calvin Coolidge, 29th Vice President of the United States, was sworn-in as the 30th President of the United States early this morning at his family home in Plymouth Notch, Vermont, succeeding to the presidency upon the passing of President Warren G. Harding, who had died of natural causes in San Francisco four hours and 17 minutes prior.

Coolidge’s father, John Calvin Coolidge, Sr., a notary public, administered the oath of office in the family’s parlor by the light of a kerosene lamp.

The vice presidency would remain vacant until the next presidential term began on March 4, 1925.