This Day in History
2014 South Korean ferry MV Sewol sinks on route Incheon to Jeju, 304 drown, mostly students. National controversy erupts over rescue efforts and actions of crew and owner.
2014 Real Madrid defeat Barcelona to win its 19th Copa del Rey trophy
2013 37 people are killed by a 7.8 magnitude earthquake in Khash country, Iran
2013 16 people are killed after a gold mine collapses in Kyekyewere, Ghana
2012 For the first time since 1977 no Pulitzer Prize is awarded for fiction
2012 At least 55 people are killed in the Syrian uprising despite UN presence to oversee ceasefire
2012 116th Boston Marathon: Wesley Korir of Kenya 1st man in 2:12:40 and Sharon Cherop of Kenya 1st woman in 2:31:50
2008 Start of Papal Journey of Pope Benedict XVI to the United States
2007 111th Boston Marathon: Robert Kipkoech Cheruiyot of Kenya 1st man in 2:14:13 and Lidiya Grigoryeva of Russia 1st woman in 2:29:18
2007 Virginia Tech massacre: The deadliest mass shooting in modern American history. The gunman, Seung-Hui Cho, kills 32 people and injures 23 others before committing suicide.
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