On this day: January 30

Published On: Jan 29 2013 12:26:37 AM CST   Updated On: Jan 30 2014 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 - Martin Luther King Jr
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1956: American civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.'s home is bombed in retaliation for the Montgomery Bus Boycott. King had been speaking at a mass meeting at the First Baptist Church when the bombing happened and nobody was hurt.

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