Spanish Influenza breaks out, Janet Reno is confirmed as the first female attorney general, and a massive earthquake and tsunami cripple Japan, all on this day.
2009: Recent graduate Tim Kretschmer, 17, shoots and kills nine students and three teachers at Albertville-Realschule, a secondary school in Winnenden, Germany. After fleeing the scene and killing another three people, Kretschmer fatally shot himself during a shootout with police at a car dealership in a nearby town. Another nine people were injured by Kretschmer in the shooting, which led to tightened weapons restrictions in Germany.
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