1703 - The 47 Ronin, under the command of Oishi Kuranosuke,
avenged the death of their master, Asano Naganori.
1790 - The first boat designed as a lifeboat was tested on
the River Tyne.
1868 - Charles Darwin's book, Variation of Animals and Plants
under Domestication, was published.
1948 - Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated by Nathuram Godse.
1958 - The first two-way, moving sidewalk (1,425 feet long)
was put in service at Love Field Air Terminal in Dallas, TX.
1960 - Lily Potter's Birthday
1968 - The North Vietnamese Army and the Viet Cong began the
1969 - The Beatles rooftop performance and recording for Let
It Be took place at Apple Records.
1972 - British Paratroopers open fire on and kill fourteen
unarmed civil rights/anti-internment marchers in Derry, Northern
Ireland. It was commemorated by US with 1983's Sunday Bloody
1973 - KISS played their 1st show at the Coventry Club in
Queens New York.
1987 - Allan Quatermain and the Lost City of Gold, Radio Days
and Outrageous Fortune were released in theaters.
2007 - Microsoft released Windows Vista.
2009 Taken and The Uninvited were released in theaters.