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Cholera breaks out in Yemen

The spread of cholera in Yemen is due to the country’s devastated infrastructure, water and sanitation systems and facilities caused by Saudi-led coalition air strikes in the ongoing conflict between the two countries. The outbreak is on an "unprecedented scale", according to the World Health Organization and is a result of the ongoing war headed by the Saudi-led coalition against the Houthis in Yemen since 2015.

Crazy Eights freight train halted after running unmanned

The Crazy Eights incident occurred when a CSX Transportation freight train of 47 cars, including some loaded with hazardous chemicals, ran uncontrolled for two hours at speeds of up to 51 miles per hour (82 km/h). The train's engineer had climbed down from the locomotive to fix a misaligned switch but had been unable to reboard it. The runaway freight train was eventually halted by railroad crew in a second locomotive.

35 die in Ma'alot massacre

The Ma’alot massacre occurred when 3 Palestinian terrorists entered Israel from Lebanon and journeyed to the town of Ma’alot where they killed several people and took 115 more hostages in a local school. Israeli infantry stormed the building, which resulted in the deaths of 25 hostages. A total of 31 Israelis died in the massacre.

Attempted assassination of George C. Wallace

Wallace was hit in the abdomen and chest, and one of the bullets lodged in Wallace's spinal column, leaving him paralyzed from the waist down for the rest of his life. A five-hour operation was needed that evening, and Wallace had to receive several units of blood in order to survive. Three others who were wounded in the shooting also survived.