Mar. 28, 1979, America's worst commercial nuclear accident occurs when a reactor at Three Mile Island near Middletown, Pennsylvania, had a partial meltdown, resulting in the leakage of radioactivity
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United 93 from Newark bound to San Fransisco, crashed in a field outside of Shanksville, PA. at 10:13 am after a scuffle between hijackers and passengers and crew. United 93 is the only hijacked flight that failed to reach it's intended target that day.
The Falklands War began on Friday 2 April 1982, when Argentine forces invaded and occupied the Falkland Islands and South Georgia. The British government dispatched a naval task force to engage the Argentine Navy and Air Force, and retake the islands by amphibious assault. The resulting conflict lasted 74 days and ended with the Argentine surrender on 14 June 1982, which returned the islands to British control.
On July 18, 1969 Mary Jo Kopechne was a passenger of U.S. Senator Edward M. "Ted" Kennedy when he accidentally drove his car off a bridge and into a tidal channel on Chappaquiddick Island, Massachusetts. Kennedy swam free and left the scene, not reporting within nine hours, but Kopechne died in the vehicle. The events surrounding Kopechne's death damaged Kennedy's reputation and are regarded as a major reason that he was never able to mount a successful campaign for President of the U.S.