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1649: Following the second civil war in a decade, King Charles I of England is beheaded for high treason. The monarchy was then abolished and a republic called the Commonwealth of England was declared. Charles's son, Charles II, who dated his accession from the death of his father, did not take up the reins of government until the restoration of the monarchy in 1660.
An assassin's misfires spare President Andrew Jackson, "The Lone Ranger" debuts on radio, Gandhi is assassinated, The Beatles hit the roof for one last gig, and the first computer virus is written, all on this day.
The first face off of state gubernatorial candidates occurred Friday. Three candidates on the stage, but one was missing.
At first glance, it seems like a lot of roadside construction is taking place in this residential neighborhood west of Beijing's Tsinghua University.
But a closer look reveals out-of-place pipes, mysterious pools of water and long hoses that run along...