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.
1922: Comedian Dick Martin (right), best known as the co-host of the TV sketch comedy program "Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In" from 1968 to 1973, is born in Battle Creek, Mich. Martin, who had lost the use of a lung as a teenager and suffered respiratory problems late in life, died from breathing complications at age 86 on May 24, 2008.
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