On this day:

1905: On what was later known as Bloody Sunday, Russian workers marching on St. Petersburg were fired on by Russian troops.

1970: The Boeing 747 takes off on its first scheduled flight from New York to London.

Born on this day:

1909: U Thant: Burmese diplomat, 3rd United Nations Secretary-General

1788: Lord Byron: English poet

Gone on this day:

2008: Heath Ledger: Australian actor, director, known for playing the iconic role of Joker in The Dark Knight

1901: Queen Victoria—who reigned for more than 60 years, during which time the British Empire reached the apex of its power

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