Spanish Influenza breaks out, Janet Reno is confirmed as the first female attorney general, and a massive earthquake and tsunami cripple Japan, all on this day.
1931: Entrepreneur and media mogul Rupert Murdoch, the founder, chairman and CEO of global media holding company News Corporation, is born in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. News Corporation, the world's second-largest media conglomerate, owns Twentieth Century Fox, HarperCollins and The Wall Street Journal among its holdings.
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