The Emirate of Granada, the last Moorish stronghold in Spain, fell in 1492. More than 4000 people across the US, mostly members of the Industrial Workers of the World, were arrested as suspected Communists and anarchists in the second and largest, of the Palmer Raids, in 1920. In 1971, 66 people were killed at the Ibrox Stadium in Glasgow when a stairway barrier gave way. And 68 people were killed in a blizzard that slammed the Midwestern US in 1999.
Born today: Isaac Asimov (1920-1992) and Roger Miller (1936-1992).