On this day!

1483 Edward V (aged 12) succeeds his father Edward IV as king of England. He is never crowned, and disappears presumed murdered, after incarceration in the Tower of London with his younger brother Richard (the “Princes in the Tower”).

1667 1st public art exhibition at the Palais-Royale in Paris.

1974 San Diego Padres owner Ray Kroc, addresses fans “Ladies & gentlemen, I suffer with you I’ve never seen such stupid baseball playing in my life”.

San Diego Padres owner Ray Kroc

1963 Winston Churchill becomes 1st honorary US citizen.

Winston Churchill

1968 Martin Luther King Jr., buried in Atlanta.

Martin Luther King Jr

2012 “The Lion King” becomes highest grossing Broadway show after overtaking “The Phantom of the Opera”.

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