Wow, what a bunch of calamities this day in history has produced. The assassination of Mahatma Gandhi. Hitler becoming Chancellor of Germany. Bloody Sunday in Northern Ireland. An attempted assassination of Andrew Jackson. The beginning of the Tet Offensive. A terrible plane crash off the Ivory Coast.

It’s probably a day to be careful. Here’s The Band with “Look Out Cleveland.”

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Ed Kilgore is a political columnist for New York and managing editor at the Democratic Strategist website. He was a contributing writer at the Washington Monthly from January 2012 until November 2015, and was the principal contributor to the Political Animal blog.