On September 1, 1864, Union troop under General William T. Sherman capture Atlanta, cutting Confederate troops off from a major source of supplies. Sherman would hold the city until mid-November, before embarking on his infamous March to the Sea, a scorched earth campaign from Atlanta to Savannah. Before vacating, he would order munitions factories and textile mills in the city burned to deny returning Confederate troops these vital supplies. The fires burned out of control, and much of civilian Atlanta was destroyed as well. On September 1, 1983, a Korean Air Lines 747 inbound to Seoul from NYC strays into Russian airspace and is shot down by Soviet fighter jets, killing all 269 people aboard. KAL was never able to explain how Flight 007 came to stray nearly 200 miles off course. Five days after the "massacre" - as termed publicly by President Ronald Reagan - the Soviet government formally acknowledged that the plane had been a civilian flight, but said the pilots who shot it down had no way of knowing. They added that the 747 was nearly in a flight path known to be used by American spy planes. Although the American government continued to fan public opinion against the incident, behind the scenes, it was agreed that the shoot down was nothing more than a tragic mistake. On September 1, 1985, a joint U.S.-French expedition searching for the lost RMS Titanic stumbles across what can only be one of the massive liner's boilers. The boiler is discovered shortly after 2:00 am local (about 400 miles off Labrador in the North Atlantic) time, almost to the exact minute that the doomed ship sank on April 12, 1915. Ship's sonar would locate the main piece of the wreck a few hours later, and a towed camera sled would soon take the first photos of the Titanic in 73 years.