1993 - Passenger Colin Ferguson murdered six people and injured 19 others on the LIRR in Nassau County, NY. (The Long Island Rail Road massacre)
1946 - In Atlanta, GA, 119 people were killed in a fire at the Winecoff Hotel.
1970 - In Constanta, Romania, a Tarom flight crashed during poor weather conditions. 18 of the 17 people onboard were killed.
1973 - In Moscow, Russia, 13 people were killed when an Aeroflot flight crashed during landing. 59 people survived the crash.
1988 - In Armenia, a 6.9 magnitude earthquake killed about 25,000 people. More than 15,000 were injured and at least 400,000 were left homeless.
Tomorrow in Disaster History.