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Mass shooting at Las Vegas Strip

The 2017 Las Vegas shooting was a mass shooting in October 2017, when a gunman opened fire on a crowd of concertgoers at the Route 91 Harvest music festival on the Las Vegas Strip in Nevada. Perpetrator Stephen Paddock, 64, of Mesquite, Nevada, fired more than 1,100 rounds from his suite on the 32nd floor of the nearby Mandalay Bay hotel, killing 58 people.

Guatemala Landslides

Heavy rains caused a major landslide near the village of El Cambray Dos within Santa Catarina Pinula. The landslide resulted in deaths of more than 230 people, and 70 more were reported missing.

Umpqua Community College shooting

Chris Harper-Mercer, a 26-year-old student who was enrolled at the school, fatally shot an assistant professor and eight students in a classroom. Eight others were injured. Roseburg police detectives responding to the incident engaged Harper-Mercer in a brief shootout. After being wounded, he killed himself by shooting himself in the head.

Suicide bombers strike three restaurants in Bali

Bombs exploded at two sites in Jimbaran Beach Resort and in Kuta in south Bali. The terrorist attack killed 20 people and injured more than 100. Among killed there were 15 Indonesians, 4 Australians and one Japanese. The three bombers died in the attacks too.

Earthquake rocks Southern California

Whittier Narrows earthquake of 5.9 magnitude occurred in the San Gabriel Valley and surrounding communities of southern California. Many homes and businesses were impacted, along with roadway disruptions. Eight people were killed and 200 more injured.

Experiments begin at the Buchenwald Concentration Camp

The experiments were conducted at Buchenwald to investigate the effect of various poisons. The poisons were secretly administered to experimental subjects in their food. The victims died as a result of the poison or were killed immediately in order to permit autopsies.

A large bomb destroys the Los Angeles Times building

The Los Angeles Times bombing was the purposeful dynamiting of the Los Angeles Times Building in Los Angeles, California, by a union member belonging to the International Association of Bridge and Structural Iron Workers. The explosion started a fire which killed 21 newspaper employees and injured 100 more.