The Morning Journal (Lorain, OH)

TODAY IN HISTORY

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TODAY’S HIGHLIGHT 1980

Poland’s Solidarity labor movement was born with an agreement signed in Gdansk that ended a 17-day-old strike.

ALSO ON THIS DATE 1886

An earthquake with an estimated magnitude of 7.3 devastated Charleston, South Carolina, killing at least 60 people, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

1939

The first issue of Marvel Comics, featuring the Human Torch, was published by Timely Publicatio­ns in New York.

1972

At the Munich Summer Olympics, American swimmer Mark Spitz won his fourth and fifth gold medals in the 100-meter butterfly and 800-meter freestyle relay; Soviet gymnast Olga Korbut won gold medals in floor exercise and the balance beam.

1986

82 people were killed when an Aeromexico jetliner and a small private plane collided over Cerritos, California. The Soviet passenger ship Admiral Nakhimov collided with a merchant vessel in the Black Sea, causing both to sink; up to 448people reportedly died.

1992

White separatist Randy Weaver surrendere­d to authoritie­s in Naples, Idaho, ending an 11-day siege by federal agents that had claimed the lives of Weaver’s wife, son and a deputy U.S. marshal. (Weaver was acquitted of murder and all other charges in connection with the confrontat­ion; he was convicted of failing to appear for trial on firearms charges and was sentenced to 18 months in prison but given credit for 14 months he’d already served.)

1997

Prince Charles brought Princess Diana home for the last time, escorting the body of his former wife to a Britain that was shocked, grief-stricken and angered by her death in a Paris traffic accident earlier that day.

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