Harry Houdini, the most celebrated magician and escape artist of the 20th century, dies of peritonitis in a Detroit hospital.
Twelve days before, Houdini had been talking to a group of students after a lecture in Montreal when he commented on the strength of his stomach muscles and their ability...
Indira Gandhi, the prime minister of India, is assassinated in New Delhi by two of her own bodyguards.
Beant Singh and Satwant Singh, both Sikhs, emptied their guns into Gandhi as she walked to her office from an adjoining bungalow.
Conan Doyle was born in Scotland and studied medicine at the University of Edinburgh, where he met Dr....
In the autumn of 1963, Beatlemania was a raging epidemic in Britain, and it was rapidly spreading across the European continent.
On this day, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, by Arthur Conan Doyle, is published.
star John Boyega spilled the beans that not only did Prince William and Prince Harry film scenes when they visited Pinewood Studios in April 2016, but Tom Hardy also was milling around the set at the same time.
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On this day in 1517, the priest and scholar Martin Luther approaches the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg, Germany, and nails a piece of paper to it containing the 95 revolutionary opinions that would begin the Protestant Reformation. Citing failing health, General Winfield Scott, commander of the Union forces, retires from service on this day in 1861.
In his theses, Luther condemned the excesses and corruption of the... The hero of the Mexican War recognized early in the Civil War that his health and advancing years were a liability in the daunting task of directing the Federal war effort....