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Today in History
Tuesday, 18 February 2020
2007
Terrorist bombs explode on the Samjhauta Express in Panipat, Haryana, India, killing 68 people.
2004
Up to 295 people, including nearly 200 rescue workers, die near Neyshabur in Iran when a run-away freight train carrying sulfur, petrol and fertilizer catches fire and explodes.
2003
Nearly 200 people die in the Daegu subway fire in South Korea.
Comet C/2002 V1 (NEAT) makes perihelion, seen by the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory.
2001
FBI agent Robert Hanssen is arrested for spying for the Soviet Union. He is ultimately convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment.
Dale Earnhardt dies in an accident in the final turn of the final lap of the Daytona 500.
1998
Two white separatists are arrested in Nevada and accused of plotting a biological attack on New York City subways.
1991
The IRA explodes bombs in the early morning at Paddington station and Victoria station in London.
1983
Thirteen people die and one is seriously injured in the Wah Mee Massacre in Seattle, Washington. It is said to be the largest robbery-motivated mass-murder in U.S. history.
1979
Snow falls in the Sahara Desert in southern Algeria for the only time in recorded history.
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