On This Day Archive
Charles Manson and three members of his cult were sentenced to death in Los Angeles. (The California Supreme Court abolished the death penalty in 1972 and the four were given life sentences.)
Spanish Civil War ends as Madrid falls to Francisco Franco.
Princess Anne and Captain Mark Phillips escape a kidnap attempt.
White South Africans back political reforms to end apartheid and create a multi-racial government.
British Prime Minister Harold Wilson resigns.
Christopher Columbus returns to Spain after his first trip to the Americas.
Jack Ruby sentenced to death for the murder of Lee Harvey Oswald.
Great Train Robber Ronnie Biggs flees to Rio de Janeiro.
Kray twins found guilty of McVitie murder.
President Ronald Reagan is shot and wounded in Washington.
Lindbergh baby kidnapped. The body was found in May the same year.
Watson and Crick discover chemical structure of DNA