On this day:
1934: Mahatma Gandhi suspends his campaign of civil disobedience
1948: The World Health Organization is established
1969: The Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA) awarded a contract to build a precursor of today’s world wide web to BBN Technologies.
Born on this day:
1920: Ravi Shankar, Indian musician, born in Varanasi
Gone on this day:
1947: Henry Ford, American businessman, founder of the Ford Motor Company