On this day: January 30

POSTED: 10:26 PM PST Jan 28, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PST Jan 29, 2016 

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 - FDR
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Library of Congress

1882: Franklin D. Roosevelt, who became the 32nd president of the United States in 1933, is born in Hyde Park, New York. Roosevelt would lead the United States during a time of worldwide economic depression and total war, becoming the only American president ever elected to more than two terms. He was re-elected to a fourth term in 1944, but died from a stroke on April 12, 1945, less than three months into his final term.


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