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1649 – Siege of Drogheda ends: Oliver Cromwell's Parliamentarian troops take the town and execute its garrison.
1857 – The Mountain Meadows massacre: Mormon settlers and Paiutes massacre 120 pioneers at Mountain Meadows, Utah.
1881 – In the Swiss state of Glarus, a rockslide buries parts of the village of Elm, destroying 83 buildings and killing 115 people.
1905 – The Ninth Avenue derailment occurs in New York City, killing 13.
1916 – The Quebec Bridge's central span collapses, killing 11 men. The bridge previously collapsed completely on August 29, 1907.
1944 – World War II: RAF bombing raid on Darmstadt and the following firestorm kill 11,500.
1954 – Hurricane Edna hits New England (United States) as a Category 2 hurricane, causing significant damage and 29 deaths.
1961 – Hurricane Carla strikes the Texas coast as a Category 4 hurricane, the second strongest storm ever to hit the state.
1968 – Air France Flight 1611 crashes off Nice, France, killing 89 passengers and six crew.
1973 – A coup in Chile, headed by General Augusto Pinochet, topples the democratically elected president Salvador Allende. Thousand including Allende are killed. Pinochet exercises dictatorial power until ousted in a referendum in 1988, staying in power until 1990.
1973 – JAT Airways Flight 769 crashes into the Maganik mountain range while on approach to Titograd Airport, killing 35 passengers and six crew.
1974 – Eastern Air Lines Flight 212 crashes in Charlotte, North Carolina, killing 69 passengers and two crew.
1982 – The international forces that were guaranteeing the safety of Palestinian refugees following Israel's 1982 Invasion of Lebanon leave Beirut. Five days later, several thousand refugees are massacred in the Sabra and Shatila refugee camps by Phalange forces.
1990 – A Faucett Boeing 727 disappears in the Atlantic Ocean while being flown from Malta to Peru.
1991 – Continental Express Flight 2574 crashes in Colorado County, Texas, near Eagle Lake, killing 11 passengers and three crew.
1992 – Hurricane Iniki, one of the most damaging hurricanes in United States history, devastates the Hawaiian Islands of Kauai and Oahu.
1997 – Kurkse tragedy: Fourteen Estonian soldiers of the Baltic Battalion are drowned or die of hypothermia during a training exercise in the Kurkse Strait.
2001 – The September 11 attacks, a series of coordinated terrorist attacks killing 2,996 people using four aircraft hijacked by 19 members of al-Qaeda. Two aircraft crash into the World Trade Center in New York City, a third crashes into The Pentagon in Arlington County, Virginia, and a fourth into a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania.
2007 – Russia tests the largest conventional weapon ever, the Father of All Bombs.
2012 – A total of 315 people are killed in two garment factory fires in Pakistan.
2012 – The U.S. embassy in Benghazi, Libya is attacked, resulting in four deaths.
2015 – A crane collapses onto the Masjid al-Haram mosque in Saudi Arabia, killing 111 people and injuring 394 others.
2022 – Invasion of Ukraine: The war in the Ukraine is ongoing for 565 days.