[Apocalyptic Calendar] January-March / April-June / July-September
1910 – A large bomb destroys the Los Angeles Times building, killing 21.
1942 – World War II: USS Grouper torpedoes Lisbon Maru, not knowing that she is carrying British prisoners of war from Hong Kong.
1966 – West Coast Airlines Flight 956 crashes with no survivors in Oregon. This accident marks the first loss of a DC-9.
1987 – The 5.9 Mw Whittier Narrows earthquake shakes the San Gabriel Valley with a Mercalli intensity of VIII (Severe), killing eight and injuring 200.
2001 – Militants attack the state legislature building in Kashmir, killing 38.
2012 – A ferry collision off the coast of Hong Kong kills 38 people and injures 102 others.
2014 – A series of explosions at a gunpowder plant in Bulgaria completely destroys the factory, killing 15 people.
2014 – A double bombing of an elementary school in Homs, Syria kills over 50 people.
2015 – A gunman kills nine people at a community college in Oregon.
2015 – Heavy rains trigger a major landslide in Guatemala, killing 280 people.
2015 – The American cargo vessel SS El Faro sinks with all of its 33 crew after steaming into the eyewall of Hurricane Joaquin.
2017 – Fifty-eight people are killed and 869 others injured in a mass shooting at a country music festival at the Las Vegas Strip in the United States; the gunman, Stephen Paddock, later commits suicide.
2019 – The Kuopio school stabbing: one dies and ten are injured when Joel Marin, armed with a sabre, attacks a school class at Savo Vocational College in Kuopio, Finland.
2022 – Invasion of Ukraine: The war in the Ukraine is ongoing for 220 days.