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