TODAY IN HISTORY
On Oct. 12, 1933, bank robber John Dillinger escaped from a jail in Allen County, Ohio.
In 1984, British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher escaped an
attempt on her life when an Irish Republican Army bomb exploded at a hotel in Brighton, England.
In 1997, singer John Denver was killed in the crash of his privately built aircraft in Monterey Bay, California; he was 53.
In 2017, President Donald Trump lashed out at hurricane-devastated Puerto Rico, saying the federal
government can’t keep sending help “forever” and suggesting that the U.S. territory was to blame for its financial struggles.
In 2019, a Black woman, Atatiana Jefferson, was fatally shot by a white Fort Worth, Texas, police officer inside her home after police were called to the residence by a neighbor who reported that the front door was open.