As the final part of the Quebec Bridge (the central span) was being raised into position from pontoons in the river it collapsed when it was 15 feet up in mid air it plunged back into the river killing 90 construction workers.
Quebec Bridge (Image from Wikipedia)
Following the success of Japanese and European Imports Ford introduces the Pinto a compact American Made car costing less than $2,000 but because of a major design flaw more people knew about the gas tank exploding if in a rear end collision of over 20 mph than about what great value the car provided.
Ford Pinto (Image from Wikipedia)
Georgi Markov who had defected to the west has died of blood poisoning, four days after he said he was stabbed with a poisoned umbrella tip at a London bus stop. The stabbing is being blamed on the Bulgarian equivalent of the KGB because of his writings exposing the communist party in his home country of Bulgaria.
11 September 2000 – Gas Hits $1.70 Per Gallon
September 11th, 2000 : As oil prices continue to rise and the number of protests around the world increase, America the largest consumer of oil is now facing prices that may reach more than $1.70 per gallon causing concern over the effect on inflation.
The 911 attacks carried out on September 11, 2001 were a series of terrorist attacks upon the United States of America. Four commercial passenger jet airliners were hijacked on that morning and two of the planes were crashed into the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York City, one plane into each tower, causing the collapse of both towers within two hours. The third aircraft was crashed into the Pentagon. Passengers on the fourth hijacked aircraft attempted to retake control of their plane from the hijackers, which crashed into a field in rural Somerset County, Pennsylvania killing all on board but in the process saving many other lives. Approximately 3,000 people died in these attacks. including a number of fire fighters and rescue workers.
11 September 2007-Russia detonates FOAB
Russia detonates a nano-bomb; dubbed the “Father of All Bombs,” it is the largest non-nuclear weapon developed to date.