1950 - In Richmond Hill, NY, 79 people died when two Long Island Railroad commuter trains collided.
2001 - In Irra, Colombia, at least 67 people died when a landslide occurred at open-pit gold mine.
2010 - In Phnom Penh, Cambodia, 347 people were killed by a stampede during the Bon Om Thook (Khmer Water Festival).
1783 - John Hanson died in Maryland. He was the first president of the Continental Congress under the Articles of Confederation.
1997 - Epick Soundtracks was found dead in London at the age of 37.
1997 - INXS lead singer Michael Hutchence was found dead due to suicide by hanging in his hotel room in the Ritz Carlton in Double Bay, Australia. He was 37 years old.
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