1893 - A jury in New Bedford, MA, found Lizzie Borden innocent of the ax murders of her father and stepmother.
1967 - Muhammad Ali was convicted in Houston of violating Selective Service laws by refusing to be drafted. The U.S. Supreme Court later overturned the conviction.
1994 - In Los Angeles, O.J. Simpson pled innocent to the killing of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman.
2001 - In Texas, Andrea Yates was arrested for drowning her five children in a bathtub.
2002 - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the execution of mentally retarded murderers was unconstitutionally cruel. The vote was 6 in favor and 3 against.
1972 - Along the U.S. Eastern Seaboard, 129 people were killed in a ten-day encounter with tropical storm Agnes.
1973 - In Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, 27 people were killed when an Aeromexico flight hit high ground.
1981 - In Casablanca, Morocco, riots resulted in the deaths of about 100 people.
2002 - In Jixi, Heilongjian Province, China, 111 people died in a gas explosion at the Chengzihe coal mine.
2002 - In Tanzania, 48 miners died of suffocation in a gemstone mine after the oxygen pump failed.
2011 - Nothing available at this time.
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