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Today in
Crime History

1980 - In New York City, Mark David Chapman shot John Lennon to death. Earlier in the day, Lennon had autographed an album for Chapman.

2004 - Darrell "Dimebag" Abbott was killed onstage while performing with Damageplan at a club in Columbus, Ohio.



Today in
Disaster History

1881 - In Vienna, at least 620 people died when a fire occurred at the Ring Theatre.

1972 - In Chicago, IL, 43 people were killed when a United Airlines flight crashed. Two additional people were killed on the ground. Eighteen people survived the crash.

1972 - In Rawalpindi, Pakistan, 26 people were killed when a Pakistan International Airlines flight crashed in a hilly aree in poor weather conditions.

1981 - Near Whitwell, TN, 13 miners were killed by a methane gas explosion in a coal mine.

1999 - In Fez, Morocco, about 47 people were killed in the collapse of a poorly constructed five-story apartment building.

2002 - In Angra Dos Reis, Brazil, at least 39 people died after heavy rains caused mudslides.



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