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.
1815: The U.S. Congress re-establishes the Library of Congress, which was burned by the British during the War of 1812, by agreeing to pay former President Thomas Jefferson $23,940 for his personal collection of 6,487 books.
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