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Sinking of the Cheonan

Cheonan, a Pohang-class corvette of the Republic of Korea Navy, carrying 104 people, sank off the country's west coast near Baengnyeong Island in the Yellow Sea, killing 46 seamen and injuring 56. The cause of the accident remains in dispute.

Two tornadoes injure 24 people and damage 108 homes in Mississippi

The tornado outbreak sequence was a series of tornado outbreaks which affected large portions of the Central, Southern, and Eastern United States-. A total of 56 tornadoes touched down during the event, two of which were rated as EF3. Three people were injured by the tornado, which altogether cost an estimated $3 million in damage.

Thirty-nine bodies are found in the Heaven's Gate cult suicides

Police discovered the bodies of 39 members of the Heaven's Gate, an American UFO religious millenarian cult, who had taken part in a mass suicide in order to reach what they believed was an extraterrestrial spacecraft following Comet Hale–Bopp.