1887 - In Illinois, four people were hanged based on their convictions related to the riots in Chicago on May 4, 1886 that left eight police officers dead.
1999 - In Foggia, Italy, at least 52 people were killed when an apartment building collapsed.
2000 - Near Kaprun, Austria, 156 people died when a cable car transporting skiers to the Kitzsteinhorn glacier caught on fire while moving through a tunnel.
2001 - In Vietnam, at least 20 people died when tropical storm Lingling destroyed 15,000 homes.
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