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Ibbenbüren train collision

A passenger train collided with a tractor and trailer obstructing a level crossing at Ibbenbüren, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. Two people were killed and 41 were injured, six seriously. Most of the injured were treated for shock. One of those killed was a passenger. The train driver was the other fatality.

Gikomba bombings

two improvised explosive devices were detonated simultaneously in the Gikomba market in Nairobi, Kenya, killing at least 12 people and injuring 70. The first blast came from a minibus and the second from within the market. Two people were reportedly arrested at the site of the explosions.

Casablanca bombings kill 45

The Casablanca bombings were a series of suicide bombings. The attacks were the deadliest terrorist incident in the country's history, leaving forty-five people dead. The suicide bombers came from the shanty towns of Sidi Moumen, a poor suburb of Casablanca. In response, a large demonstration was organized through the streets of Casablanca.

Serial killer H. H. Holmes is born

H. H. Holmes was a 19th century American serial killer commonly said to have killed as many as 200 people. While he confessed to 27 murders, only nine could be plausibly confirmed and several of the people whom he claimed to have murdered were found to be still alive. Besides being a serial killer, Holmes was also a con artist and a bigamist, and the subject of more than 50 lawsuits.