On this day: January 30

POSTED: 10:26 PM PST Jan 28, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PST Jan 29, 2015 

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 - Ferdinand Porsche
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1951: Automotive engineer Ferdinand Porsche, best known for creating the Volkswagen Beetle, the first of many Porsche automobiles and the first hybrid vehicle, dies at the age of 75 in Stuttgart, West Germany, following a stroke.


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