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23 killed in second Nuevo Laredo massacre

In an apparent escalation of brutal violence involving rival drug gangs on the U.S. border, 23 bodies were discovered along with a banner stating that those killed were the perpetrators of a car bomb that exploded in the city on 24 April 2012. The mass murder attacks were carried out between the allied Sinaloa and Gulf Cartels against Los Zetas in the border city of Nuevo Laredo, across the U.S.-Mexico border from Laredo, Texas. The drug-violence in Nuevo Laredo began in 2003 when the city was controlled by the Gulf Cartel.

Tornado destroys the city of Greensburg

The tornado outbreak of 2007 caused major damage and significantly affected portions of the Central United States. The most destructive tornado in the outbreak occurred in western Kansas, where about 95% of the city of Greensburg in Kiowa County was destroyed by an EF5 tornado.

A federal judge gives Theodore Kaczynski four life sentences

After his arrest, Kaczynski tried unsuccessfully to dismiss his court-appointed lawyers because they wanted him to plead insanity in order to avoid the death penalty. In 1998 a plea bargain was reached, under which he pleaded guilty to all charges and was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

PEPCON disaster

A conflagration followed by several explosions occurred at the Pacific Engineering and Production Company of Nevada chemical plant in Henderson, Nevada. The disaster caused two fatalities, 372 injured, and an estimated $100 million USD of damage. A large portion of the Las Vegas Valley within a 10-mile radius of the plant was affected.

Kent State shootings

The Kent State shootings were the shootings of unarmed college students by members of the Ohio National Guard at Kent State University in Kent, Ohio. Twenty-eight guardsmen fired approximately 67 rounds over a period of 13 seconds, killing four students and wounding nine others, one of whom suffered permanent paralysis.

Plane carrying the Torino football team crashes

The Superga air disaster occurred in 1949 when a Fiat G.212 of Avio Linee Italiane, carrying the entire Torino football team which was popularly known as the Grande Torino, crashed into a retaining wall at the back of the Basilica of Superga.Thirty-one people died; there were no survivors.

Battle of the Coral Sea begins

The Battle of the Coral Sea was a major naval battle between the Imperial Japanese Navy and naval and air forces from the United States and Australia, taking place in the Pacific Theatre of World War II. The battle is historically significant as the first action in which aircraft carriers engaged each other.