Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1920: In Dublin, 31 people are killed in what became known as "Bloody Sunday" (more info)

1922: Rebecca Latimer Felton of Georgia takes the oath of office, becoming the first female United States senator (more info)

1959: Disc jockey Alan Freed, who popularized the term "rock and roll," is fired from WABC radio for participating in the payola scandal (more info)

1980: A deadly fire breaks out at the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas, killing 87 and injuring more than 650 in the worst disaster in Nevada history (more info)

1980: Hundreds of millions around the world tune in to television's popular prime-time drama 'Dallas' to find out who shot J.R. Ewing, the character fans loved to hate (more info)