2012—A mentally-unstable PNSY employee sets a fire that destroys the billion-dollar U.S.S. Miami.
1976—The Washington Post reports that Rep. Wayne L. Hays’ (D-Ohio) mistress, on his payroll at $14,000 a year, admits she “can’t type…can’t file, [and] can’t even answer the phone.”
1971—President Nixon meets with the milk cartel. For a $2 million campaign contribution, he OKs a $100 million increase in the cost of milk.
1969—Drunk, homesick U.S.A.F. Sgt. Paul Meyer steals a C-130 from Mildenhall, UK and heads for Langley, Va. He crashes into the English Channel—possibly shot down.
1950—The UAW and GM sign the Treaty of Detroit. Workers get better benefits but give up all hope of power over corporate decisions.
1939—Squalus sinks off the Shoals with 59 aboard. Within 40 hours, 33 are rescued, but 26 die.
1934—Cops in Louisiana ambush and kill Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow. Their bodies are mauled by gawkers as they get hauled through town, dead, in their shot-up Ford V-8.
1930—“I wish you all had one neck and that I had my hands on it,” writes serial killer Carl Panzram to the Society for the Abolition of Capital Punishment.
1908—In Calif., 16 passengers survive a fall from an exploding dirigible.
1849—In Haverhill, N.H., thousands watch as Rev. Enos Dudley is hanged for strangling his wife.