THIS DAY IN HISTORY
1906 — A giant earthquake strikes San Francisco. The quake and resulting fires devastate the city, leaving more than 1000 dead and 200,000 homeless.
1909 — 15th-century French heroine Joan of Arc is beatified at a ceremony at the Vatican. 1934 — The first laundromat is opened at Fort Worth, Texas.
1955 — German-born physicist Albert Einstein dies, aged 76.
1976 — About 40,000 Israelis march into occupied West Bank area of Jordan, demanding that Israel annex the territory.
1980 — Former Rhodesia becomes independent Zimbabwe.
1983 — Suicide bomb attack kills 62 at the US Embassy in Beirut.
2014 — An avalanche sweeps down Mount Everest, killing at least 12 Nepalese guides and leaving four missing.
2015 — Five teenagers are arrested in Melbourne, with police alleging two were planning a terror attack on Anzac Day events.
2016 — Johnny Depp and Amber Heard apologise for smuggling their dogs into Australia.