1983 - 38 Irish nationalist guerillas shot their way out of prison near Belfast, Northern Ireland.
2002 - In Karachi, Pakistan, seven people were killed and another were wounded by gunmen in the offices of a Christian welfare organization.
1954 - From North Carolina to New England, Hurrican Carol killed 60 people. (August 25-31)
1978 - In San Diego, CA, 144 people were killed when a Pacific Southwest Airlines flight and a private jet collided in midair. The 135 passengers on the Pacific Southwest flight and two on the private flight were killed. Also, seven people were killed on the ground.
1998 - The death toll due to Hurricane Georges rose to 307 after the storm passed through Caribbean.
2001 - There is nothing listed on this date...at this time.
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