1992 - In Miami, a federal judge sentenced former Panamanian leader Manuel Noriega to 40 years in prison. He was convicted of drug and racketeering charges.
1997 - NATO forces captured one Serb war crimes suspect and killed another in a warning to Bosnia's most wanted.
2000 - Jean-Claude Van Damme was given three years probation and fined $1,200 for drunk driving and driving without a license. Van Damme had been arrested after he crashed his Mercedes-Benz into a restaurant on September 23, 1999.
1992 - In New York, a jury found Pan Am responsible for allowing a terrorist to destroy Flight 103 in 1988, killing 270 people.
2000 - In Quezon City, Philippines, a mountain of garbage collapsed and then burst into flames. About 100 squatters' houses were destroyed and at least 124 people were killed. More than 800 were left homeless.
2000 - In Adeje, Nigeria, About 250 people were killed in an explosion while scavenging gasoline from a broken petroluem pipeline.
1747 - Persian ruler Nadir Shah was assassinated at Fathabad in Persia.
2000 - Justin Pierce commited suicide the day before the premiere of his last movie "Pigeonholed."
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