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7/20/2019: James Holmes started a mass shooting at a movie theater in Aurora, a Denver suburb, killing 12 and injuring at least 70 others.

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7/18/1984: James Oliver Huberty opens fire in a crowded McDonald’s restaurant in San Ysidro, California, killing 21 people and wounding 19 others with several automatic weapons.

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7/18/64: The great fire of Rome breaks out and destroys much of the city

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7/17/2014: Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was shot down over the Ukraine-Russia border killing all 298 on board

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7/17/1996: Out of JFK, a TWA Boeing 747 jetliner (Flight 800) bound for Paris explodes over the Atlantic Ocean, killing all 230 souls aboard.

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7/17/1944: An ammunition ship explodes while being loaded in Port Chicago, California, killing 332 people.

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7/16/1990: More than 1,000 people are killed when a 7.7-magnitude earthquake strikes Luzon Island in the Philippines.

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7/14/2016: In Nice, France, on Bastille Day, a white truck barrels through a pedestrian-filled closed street killing 86, including 10 children, and injuring 304 more.

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7/11/1978: A truck carrying liquid gas crashes into a campsite, crowded with vacationers, in San Carlos de la Rapita, Spain killing more than 200 bathers.

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7/7/2005: Suicide bombs are detonated in three crowded London subways and one bus during the peak of the city’s rush hour killing 56 and wounding approximately 700.

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