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Today in
Crime History

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.

Today in
Disaster History

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.

Today in
Death History

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