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8/24/2003: A major outage knocked out power across the eastern United States and parts of Canada. Beginning at 4:10 p.m. ET, 21 power plants shut down in just three minutes. Fifty million people were affected, including residents of New York, Cleveland and Detroit, as well as Toronto and Ottawa, Canada.

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August 1, 1966: Charles Whitman takes a stockpile of guns and ammunition to the observatory platform atop a 300-foot tower at the University of Texas and proceeds to shoot 46 people, killing 15 people and wounding 31.

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July 25, 1956: The Italian liner Andrea Doria collided with the Swedish ship Stockholm off the New England coast, claiming the lives of 51 people.


7/24/1915: The steamer Eastland overturns in the Chicago River, drowning between 800 and 850 of its passengers who were heading to a picnic

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7/20/2012: A 24-year-old gunman goes on a rampage at a movie theater in the Denver suburb of Aurora, killing 12 people—the youngest a 6-year-old girl—and injuring at least 70 others.

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The Newark Riots, 7/12/1967-7/17/1967: 26 were killed — many of them black residents, as well as a white firefighter and a white police detective — and more than 700 were injured, causing about $10 million in damages and reducing entire blocks to charred ruins.

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July 7, 2005: Synchronized suicide bombings in 3 crowded London subways and one bus during the peak of the city’s rush hour killed 56 and injured another 700.

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7/6/1944: a fire breaks out under the big top of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, killing 167 people and injuring 682.

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A stampede of religious pilgrims in a pedestrian tunnel in Mecca leaves more than 1,400 people dead: 7/2/1990.

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British prosecutors charged six people on Wednesday, including four former senior police officials, in the deaths of 96 people crushed and trampled to death at Hillsborough stadium in Sheffield in 1989.

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