On this day: January 30

Published On: Jan 29 2013 12:26:37 AM CST   Updated On: Jan 30 2016 01:00:00 AM CST

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 - Betsy Ross
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1836: American seamstress Betsy Ross dies at the age of 84 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Ross is widely credited with making the first American flag, although there is no credible historical evidence that the story is true.

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