This day in history...

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  1. mctiger

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    On this day in 1976, the "Son of Sam" serial killings begin in NYC, when David Berkowitz shoots two teenage girls, killing one.
     
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    Good one
     
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    Not sure what site you got this from, but brittanica.com says it happened on the 30th, not the 29th.
     
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    On this day in 1975, Jimmy Hoffa, former president of the Teamsters union, disappeared shortly after having dinner in a Detroit area restaurant. He remains missing to this day, and was declared legally dead on this day in 1982.
     
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    Most reports put the torpedo at just after midnight on the 30th but a few reports suggest it happened prior to midnight. Really, at this point.....does it matter? ;)

    Out of 1197, only 317 survived but perhaps the biggest misconception about the incident is how many other deaths and causes of death were NOT related to sharks.
     
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    Robert Shaw describes thr horror of the event in Jaws.
     
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    I got it from Google search. But looking at wiki it was torpedoed at 0015 on the 30th. So brittanica is correct.

    However, in the articles i read it does not give a time zone. So you could argue that if your basis is Zulu time it did occur on the 29th.
     
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    On this day in 1934 George Eastman demonstrates the first color film process.

    In 2003 the last Beetle Volkswagen rolled off the assembly line in Mexico.
     
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    Its an 'On this date' thread.....it matters, but of course it doesn't matter.
     
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