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On This Day (by Bruce)
Events and birthdays around the world on this day
In 1265 1st English Parliament called into session by Earl of Leicester.
In 1760 Charles III king of Spain (1759-88), born.
In 1775 Andre-Marie Ampere France, discovered electromagnetism, born.
In 1841 China cedes Hong Kong to the British.
In 1888 Leadbelly, blues 12 string guitarist (Rock Island Line), born.
In 1896 George Burns [Nathan Birnbaum], NYC, actor/comedian (Oh God), born.
In 1920 DeForest Kelly actor (Dr McCoy-Star Trek), born.
In 1920 Federico Fellini Italian director (Satyricon, La Dolce Vita), born.
In 1921 Turkey declared in remnants of the Ottoman Empire.
In 1930 Edwin E "Buzz" Aldrin Jr, USAF/astro (Gem 12, Ap 11), born.
In 1936 King George V of Britain dies, succeeded by Edward VIII.
In 1946 David Lynch, director (Dune, Eraserhead), born.
In 1947 Malcolm McLaren founded rock group (Sex Pistols-God Save the Queen), born.
In 1948 Mahatma Gandhi India's pacifist, assassinated.
In 1952 Paul Stanley, rock guitarist (KISS), born.
In 1984 Johnny Weismuller, actor (Tarzan, Jungle Jim), dies in Acapulco at 79.
In 1993 Audrey Hepburn, actress (Breakfast at Tiffany's), dies at 63 of colon cancer in Tolochenaz, Switzerland.
Jan 13th, 2014