Fifty years ago today, on Feb. 13, 1964, an estimated 10,000 Miami area students skipped school and headed out to Miami International Airport to witness the arrival of the Beatles.
Police and airport officials cite "a barrage of publicity" by two radio stations for the airport mob scene "that left $2,000 damage and assorted cuts and bruises," according to the Miami News.
|Miami News, Feb. 14, 1964.|
|The Beatles take in the sights during a cruise|
a day after their arrival in Miami.
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