All of the Presidents pictured above were sworn into office on this day.
1569 – The translator of the Bible into English, Miles Coverdale, dies at 80
1942 – Slim Whitman, yodeler and country singer, was born. Below are two videos of him singing “Indian Love Call.” The first is from Mars Attacks.
1948 - Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated. A few quotes from him follow.
“I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ.”
“I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary; the evil it does is permanent.”
“When I despair, I remember that all through history the ways of truth and love have always won. There have been tyrants, and murderers, and for a time they can seem invincible, but in the end they always fall. Think of it–always.”
1993 - Audrey Hepburn, actress in My Fair Lady, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, and Roman Holiday, dies of colon cancer in Switzerland at 63.