TODAY IN HISTORY
On this date in 1881, american outlaw gunfighter William Bonney -- better known as “Billy the Kid” -was shot to death by lawman Pat Garrett, (above), in Fort Sumner, New Mexico.
In 1789, a Paris mob stormed the notorious Bastille prison and released seven political prisoners during the French revolution. Bastille day is now a national holiday in France.
In 1965, “Mariner 4” circled Mars, taking the first close-up photographs of the red planet.
In 1980, 23 patients died when fire swept through a nursing home in Mississauga, Ont.