🎵 Jan. 30, 1969: The Beatles gave their last performance on the rooftop of the Apple Corps building in London.
🇬🇧 Jan. 31, 2020: The United Kingdom formally leaves the European Union, more than three years after the country voted for "Brexit."
🎩 Feb. 1, 1865: Abraham Lincoln signed the 13th Amendment outlawing slavery.
🚀 Feb. 1, 2003: The Space Shuttle Columbia disintegrated as it reentered the atmosphere over Texas. All seven astronauts on board were killed, including McCool Academy namesake and Coronado HS graduate Commander Willam C. McCool.
❄️ Feb. 2, 1887: The first Groundhog Day was celebrated in Punxsutawney, PA, introducing Punxsutawney Phil.
🗳️ Feb. 3, 1913: The Fifteenth Amendment to the U.S Constitution is ratified, guaranteeing voting rights to citizens regardless of race.
🎸 Feb. 3, 1959: Lubbock native and Lubbock ISD alumnus Buddy Holly and fellow musicians Ritchie Valens and "The Big Bopper" J.P. Richardson were killed in a tragic plane crash near Clear Lake, IA, a day later designated as "The Day the Music Died."