The Boston Massacre riles up American colonists, Che strikes a famous pose, Elvis is discharged, a plane crash kills Patsy Cline, and John Belushi overdoses, all on this day.
1970: The Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons goes into effect after ratification by 43 nations. The treaty's objective is to prevent the spread of nuclear weapons and weapons technology, to promote cooperation in the peaceful uses of nuclear energy and to further the goal of achieving nuclear disarmament. Another 146 countries have signed onto the treaty since its ratification.
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