Here you will find information on general disasters that happened on this day in disaster history!
- 1942 The Holocaust: the Treblinka extermination camp is opened.
- 1967 12th Street Riot: in Detroit, Michigan, one of the worst riots in United States history begins on 12th Street in the predominantly African American inner city. It will leave 43 killed, 342 injured and 1,400 buildings burned.
- 1968 Glenville Shootout: in Cleveland, Ohio, a violent shootout between a Black Militant organization led by Ahmed Evans and the Cleveland Police Department occurs. During the shootout, a riot begins and lasts for five days.
- 1968 The only successful hijacking of an El Al aircraft takes place when a Boeing 707 carrying 10 crew and 38 passengers is taken over by three members of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine. The aircraft was en route from Rome, Italy, to Lod, Israel.
- 1999 ANA Flight 61 is hijacked in Tokyo, Japan by Yuji Nishizawa.
- 2005 Three bombs explode in the Naama Bay area of Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, killing 88 people.
- 2012 At least 107 people are killed and more than 250 others wounded in a string of bombings and attacks in Iraq.
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