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.
2003: Richard Reid, a British citizen and al-Qaida follower, is sentenced to life in prison by a federal judge in Boston for trying to blow up a transatlantic jetliner with explosives hidden in his shoes. Reid had unsuccessfully tried to detonate the explosives on Dec. 22, 2001, while on board American Airlines Flight 63 from Paris to Miami. Passengers subdued him on the plane, which quickly landed at Logan International Airport in Boston, the closest U.S. airport.
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