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.
2006: Coretta Scott King, the widow of Martin Luther King Jr. and an author, activist and civil rights leader, dies of respiratory failure due to complications from ovarian cancer at the age of 78 in Playas de Rosarito, Mexico. She played a prominent role in the civil rights movement alongside her husband, took on a leadership role in the movement following her husband's 1968 assassination and also became active in the Women's Liberation Movement.
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