1958 - Martin Luther King Jr. was stabbed in the chest at a New York City department store by an apparently deranged black woman.
1984 - A Hezbulla suicide bomber destroyed the rebuilt U.S. Embassy in Beirut. 25 people were killed.
1989 - The wreckage of a DC-10 belonging to the French airliner UTA was found in Niger. The plane disappeared on September 19 with 171 passengers onboard. The Paris-bound plane was believed to have been brought down by a bomb.
1976 - In the Karatepe Mountains, Turkey, 154 people were killed when a THY Turkish Airlines flight struck Mt. Karatepa during an approach to land.
1998 - Hurricane Georges hit the Caribbean, Florida Keys and the Gulf Coast. About 600 people were killed, mostly in the Dominican Republic. (September 20-29)
2002 - In Karmadon Gorge, North Ossetia, Russia, an avalanche killed more than 100 people.
2001 - There is nothing listed on this date...at this time.
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