Video: 'Brooklyn Theatre fire Top # 7 Facts'
(Tuesday, December 5, 1876, at about 11:17 p.m. local time) — The Brooklyn Theatre Fire broke out tonight near the southeast corner of Washington and Johnson streets in the then-city of Brooklyn, now a borough of New York City, New York, killing at least 278 people, with some accounts reporting more than 300 dead. Continue reading 278 people killed in Brooklyn Theatre fire 140 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Dec 5 1876)
Video: 'Japanese Embassy Hostage Crisis - The CNN Documentary with Alberto Fujimori'
(Tuesday, December 17, 1996, just after 8:00 p.m. PET) — Dressed as waiters bearing champagne and hors d’oeuvres, about 30 Peruvian guerrillas slipped into a party at the Japanese Ambassador’s house tonight in Lima, then set off explosions and took as hostages hundreds of diplomats and government officials. Continue reading Peru rebels raid envoy’s home and seizes hundreds of hostages 20 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Dec 17 1996)