1999 - Jean-Claude Van Damme was arrested for drunk driving and driving without a license after he crashed his Mercedes-Benz into a restaurant. On July 10, 2000, Van Damme was given three years probation and fined $1,200.
2001 - In Brookwood, AL, 13 miners were killed in two explosions at the Blue Creek No. 5 mine.
2005 - In Wilmer, TX, 24 people were killed aboard a passenger bus when it caught fire. The fire then caused passengers' oxygen tanks to explode in rapid succession.
1897 - The first recorded traffic fatality in Great Britain occurred. It happened 2 years before the first fatality in the U.S.
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