Here are entries that are tagged “death.”
On this date in 1986, the worst nuclear reactor accident occurred in Chernobyl in the Soviet Union. An explosion and fire sent radioactivity into the air. At least 31 Soviets died immediately, and many more persons died from radiation poisoning.
On this date in 1906, a major earthquake shook San Francisco, California and started huge fires. More than 3,000 persons died.
On this date in 1865, actor John Booth shot U.S. President Lincoln while he attended the comedic play “Our American Cousin” in Ford’s Theater in Washington, D.C. The President died the next day.
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.