1969 - Near Los Angeles, CA, a United Airlines flight crashed into Santa Monica Bay shortly after takeoff. All 38 people onboard were killed.
1988 - In southwestern China, an airliner crashed killing 108 people.
2000 - In Guanabara Bay, Rio de Janeiro, a ruptured pipeline spilled 343,200 gallons of heavy oil. The pipeline was owned by the government-owned oil company Petrobras.
2004 - A suicide bomber killed at least 18 people when he detonated 1,000 pounds of explosives in a pickup truck.
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