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.
1931: The comedy "City Lights," written by, directed by, and starring Charlie Chaplin, premieres in Los Angeles, Calif. The silent movie proved immensely popular upon release, generating positive reviews and $5 million at the box office. Today, it is considered one of the highest accomplishments of Chaplin's prolific career.
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