Video: 'Tangshan earthquake 1976'
(Wednesday, July 28, 1976, 3:42 a.m. China Standard Time) — The Tangshan earthquake, believed to be the largest earthquake of the 20th century by death toll, struck early this morning near Tangshan in northeastern Hebei province, China, with a magnitude of 7.8 on the Richter scale. Continue reading 242,000 people killed by earthquake in northern China 40 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (July 28 1976)
Video: 'John Lennon - Green Card Day, Jacob K. Javits Federal Building, New York City - July 27, 1976'
(Tuesday, July 27, 1976, at approximately 2:30 p.m. EDT) –Former Beatle John Lennon, 35, won a four-year-battle with U.S. immigration authorities today and will be allowed to remain in the U.S. as a permanent resident alien and to apply for U.S. citizenship in five years. Continue reading Former Beatle John Lennon given U.S. resident status 40 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (July 27 1976)
Video: '1996 Atlanta Olympic Park Bombing' (17 videos)
(Saturday, July 27, 1996, 1:20 a.m. EDT; during the 1996 Summer Olympics) — Terror struck the Atlanta Olympics as a pipe bomb spiked with nails and screws exploded early this morning at Centennial Olympic Park, directly killing one person (another person later died of a heart attack) and injuring 111. Continue reading Terror attack on Atlanta’s Centennial Olympic Park kills 1, injures 111 people 20 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (July 27 1996)