In 1517, Martin Luther nailed his 95 Theses on the door of the Wittenberg palace church in protest of the selling of papal indulgences. In 1957, Toyota began selling automobiles and doing business in the U.S. In 1984, Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi was assassinated.
John Keats (1795-1821), poet; Juliette Gordon Low (1860-1927), Girl Scouts founder; Chiang Kai-shek (1887-1975), statesman; Dan Rather (1931- ), TV journalist; Michael Landon (1936-91), actor; John Candy (1950-94), actor; Jane Pauley (1950- ), TV journalist; Peter Jackson (1961- ), filmmaker; Dermot Mulroney (1963- ), actor; Piper Perabo (1976- ), actress; Willow Smith (2000- ), actress/singer
In 1950, Earl Lloyd became the first African American to play in an NBA game.
Japanese automaker Toyota began locating some manufacturing operations in the U.S. in 1972.
"Once the herd starts moving in one direction, it's very hard to turn it, even slightly." – Dan Rather