Saturday, August 25, 2001

This Day In History

400th Anniversary of Galileo's telescope

Aug 25 1993
Snoop Dogg arrested on charges of accomplice to murder, manslaughter, in Los Angeles.

Aug 25 2001

Rhythm and blues singer Aaliyah and 8 others die in a plane crash on the island of Abaco in the Bahamas. Excessive weight aboard the tail end likely caused the plane to go down.

Tuesday, August 21, 2001

This Day In History

Aug 21 1986
1,700 people are killed in Cameroon when Lake Nyos emits a huge cloud of fast-moving fog, quickly enveloping the villages of Nyos, Kam, Cha, and Subum. The lethal mist, consisting mainly of carbon dioxide and water vapor, displaces the oxygen in the low-lying zones, killing thousands of cattle and even more birds and wild animals. One eyewitness later describes the landscape as being "littered with human remains and animal carcasses."