Today is Friday, June 14, 2024

Today in
Crime History

1985 - The 17-day hijacking of TWA flight 847 began. The hijackers were Lebanese Shiite Muslim extremists.

1989 - Zsa Zsa Gabor was arrested in Beverly Hills for slapping a motorcycle policeman.

1995 - Chechen rebels took 2,000 people hostage in a hospital in Russia.

2002 - Twelve people were killed and 50 were injured when a car bomb was used to attack the U.S. consulate in Karachi, Pakistan.

2014 - Pro-Russia separatists shot down a military plane. Forty-nine people were killed.

Today in
Disaster History

1972 - Hurricane Agnes hit the east coast of the United States. 117 people died in the storm including 50 in Pennsylvania. (June 14-23)

1972 - In New Dehli, India, 82 people were killed when a Japan Airlines flight crashed short of the runway.

2005 - In Kirkuk, Iraq, 23 people were killed and 100 were injured when a suicide bomber attacked outside a bank.

Today in
Death History

1381 - The Peasantís Revolt, led by Wat Tyler, climaxed when rebels marched on London. They plundered, burned and captured the Tower of London and killed the Archbishop of Canterbury. The revolt was in response to a statute intended to hold down wages during a labor shortage.

1932 - U.S. Representative Edward Eslick died on the floor of the House of Representatives while pleading for the passage of the bonus bill.

1983 - Five people were killed in a wing of a Ramada Inn in Fort Worth, TX. The fire began in stacked rolls of carpet and padding, the fumes that ensued were toxic.

1994 - Henry Mancini died at the age of 70.

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