On this day:

1982: The first computer virus was released “into the wild”. Elk Cloner was created by 15-year-old Richard Skrenta as a practical joke.

1933: Adolf Hitler becomes Chancellor of Germany. The “Machtergreifung” marked the end of the Weimar Republic and the beginning of the “Third Reich”.

1948: Mahatma Gandhi assassinated by Hindu extremist Nathuram Godse

Born on this day:

1882: Franklin D. Roosevelt, American politician, 32nd President of the United States

Gone on this day:

1948: Mahatma Gandhi: Assassinated by Nathuram Godse

1948: Orville Wright: American aviation pioneer

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