Rome burns, a famous gunslinger kills for the first time, Marilyn Monroe passes a big test, and The King's first single is released, all on this day.
1989: United Airlines flight 232 crashes in Sioux City, Iowa, after suffering catastrophic failure of its tail-mounted engine, killing 111 of the 296 passengers. The passenger jet is seen here in a photo from the National Transportation Safety Board report, with damage highlighted.
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