Today is Friday, August 12, 2022

Today in
Crime History

1964 - Charlie Wilson escaped from Winson Green Prison in Birmingham England. He had been part of the gang involved in the 1963 Great Train Robbery. Wilson stayed at large until 1968.

Today in
Disaster History

1970 - In Taipei, Taiwan, a China Airlines flight crashed on approach during a storm. 14 of the 31 people onboard were killed.

1972 - In Dehli, India, 18 people were killed when an Indian Airlines flight crashed while on its second approach.

1974 - In Cali, Colombia, 27 people were killed when an Avianca flight crashed when the crew became lost in rainy weather and crashed into Trujillo Mountain.

1985 - In Japan, 520 people died when a Japan Air Lines Boeing 747 crashed into a mountain. Four people survived the crash. At the time, it was the highest death toll in a single-plane crash in aviation history.

1993 - U.S. President Clinton signed a relief package for the flooded areas of the Midwest United States.

2000 - In the Barents Sea, 118 people died when the Russian nuclear submarine Kursk sank after an explosion.

Today in
Death History

1944 - Joseph P. Kennedy Jr. was killed with his co-pilot when their Navy plane exploded over England. Joseph Kennedy was the oldest son of Joseph and Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy.

1990 - The first U.S. casualty occurred during the Persian Gulf crisis when Air Force Staff Sergeant John Campisi died after being hit by a military truck.

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