On this day: January 30

Published On: Jan 28 2013 10:26:37 PM PST   Updated On: Jan 29 2016 11:00:00 PM PST

An assassin's misfires spare President Andrew Jackson, "The Lone Ranger" debuts on radio, Gandhi is assassinated, The Beatles hit the roof for one last gig, and the first computer virus is written, all on this day.

OTD January 30 - Gandhi
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1948: Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, who used non-violent civil disobedience to lead India to independence, is shot and killed in New Delhi by Pandit Nathuram Godse, a Hindu extremist who thought Gandhi was too sympathetic to India's Muslims. Godse and his co-conspirator were tried and executed in 1949. Gandhi, who was 78 when he was killed, inspired movements for non-violence, civil rights and freedom across the world through his work.


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