On this day:

1848: Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels publish “The Communist Manifesto” “Das Kommunistische Manifest” outlined the sociopolitical worldview today called “Marxism” and has been translated from German into over 100 languages.

1804: The world’s first railway journey takes place in Wales

Born on this day:

1946: Alan Rickman: English actor, played the popular character of Severus Snape in the Harry Potter series of movies

1924: Robert Mugabe: Zimbabwean politician, 2nd President of Zimbabwe

Gone on this day:

1965: Malcolm X: American minister, activist