On this date in 1989, the ship Exxon Valdez crashed on a reef in Alaska and began spilling eleven million gallons of crude oil.
On this date in 1965, America’s first two-man space flight, Gemini 3, launched from Cape Kennedy. N.A.S.A. astronauts Virgil Grissom and John Young flew to Earth orbit.
On this date in 1965, more than 3,000 civil rights demonstrators led by the Reverend Martin King began their march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama.
On this date in 1995, 12 persons were killed and more than 5,500 others sickened when packages containing the poisonous gas sarin leaked on five Tokyo subway trains.