On this date: In 1901, Britain's Queen Victoria died at age 82. In 1905, thousands of demonstrating Russian workers were fired on by Imperial army troops in St. Petersburg on what became known as "Red Sunday" or "Bloody Sunday." In 1917, President Wilson pleaded for an end to war in Europe, calling for "peace without victory." (By April, however, America also was at war.) In 1922, Pope Benedict XV died; he was succeeded by Pius XI. In 1938, Thornton Wilder's play "Our Town" was performed publicly for the first time, in Princeton, N.J. In 1944, during World War II, Allied forces began landing at Anzio, Italy. In 1953, 50 years ago, the Arthur Miller drama "The Crucible" opened on Broadway. In 1968, the fast-paced comedy show "Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In" premiered on NBC TV. In 1973, former President Lyndon Johnson died at age 64. In 1995, Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy died at the Kennedy compound at Hyannis Port, Mass., at age 104. Ten years ago: President Clinton (news - web sites) resumed his search for an attorney general, following the early-morning withdrawal of nominee Zoe Baird in the face of a political firestorm over her hiring of illegal aliens. On the 20th anniversary of the "Roe versus Wade" decision, President Clinton lifted a series of abortion restrictions imposed by his Republican predecessors. Five years ago: Theodore Kaczynski pleaded guilty in Sacramento, Calif., to being the Unabomber in return for a sentence of life in prison without parole. On the first full day of his visit to Cuba, Pope John Paul (news - web sites) II celebrated Mass, preaching the message, "Be not afraid." One year ago: Kmart Corp., the discount chain that gave America the BlueLight Special, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Jack Shea, a gold medal-winning speedskater and patriarch of the nation's first family with three generations of Olympians, died in Lake Placid, N.Y., of injuries suffered in a car accident; he was 91.