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Today in
Crime History

1948 - Mildred Gillars, known as "Axis Sally", pled innocent to charges of treason. She ended up serving 12 years for being a Nazi wartime radio propagandist.

1969 - The trial began for the "Chicago Eight," who were accused of inciting riots at the 1968 Democratic national convention.

1976 - Patricia Hearst was sentenced to 7 years in prison for her role in a 1974 bank robbery. An executive clemency order from U.S. President Jimmy Carter set her free after only 22 months.

1991 - Jack Mann, a British hostage, was set free by Lebanese kidnappers. He had been held captive for more than two years.

1994 - Ten Haitians were killed when a firefight erupted between U.S. Marines and a group of armed Haitians in Cap-Haitian.

2004 - The USS Crommelin stopped the fishing boat San Jose. The Coast Guard team found 26,000 pounds of cocaine.

Today in
Disaster History

1966 - In the Caribbean, Hurricane Inez killed 293 people. (September 24-30)

1972 - In Ben Cat, South Vietnam, 10 people were killed when an Air Vietnam flight crashed 23 miles from Saigon while attempting an emergency landing. Three people survived.

1975 - In Palembang, Indonesia, 26 people were killed when a Garuda Indonesia Airlines flight crashed during an approach in poor weather.

Today in
Death History

2001 - There is nothing listed on this this time.

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