The USS Maine explodes mysteriously in Havana Harbor, the teddy bear is born, President Franklin D. Roosevelt survives an assassination attempt, and Jeffrey Dahmer is found guilty, all on this day.
1961: Sabena Flight 548 crashes in Belgium, killing 73, including the entire United States figure skating team, several coaches and family members, who were on their way to the 1961 World Championships in Prague, Czechoslovakia. The exact cause of the crash was never determined beyond reasonable doubt. Investigators suspected that the aircraft may have been brought down by a failure of the stabilizer-adjusting mechanism.
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