This Day in History This Day in History is a free service of TheFreeDictionary.com http://www.diancangpin.cn en-us Farlex, Inc. Thu, 13 May 2021 05:00:00 GMT 360 This Day in History http://www.diancangpin.cn http://img.tfd.com/modules/thm_history.png 120 60 Thu, 13 May 2021 05:00:00 GMT Pope John Paul II Shot in Vatican City (1981) https://encyclopedia.thefreedictionary.com/1981+Pope+John+Paul+II+assassination+attempt //encyclopedia.thefreedictionary.com/1981+Pope+John+Paul+II+assassination+attempt# In 1981, Pope John Paul II was shot in Vatican City's St. Peter's Square by Turkish terrorist Mehmet Ali Agca, who was captured and imprisoned. Although the pontiff was shot in the stomach, he recovered and publicly forgave his would-be assassin. In spite of the physical setback caused by the shooting, he continued to travel widely, eventually visiting 129 nations and increasing the international character of the papacy. What now marks the site of the shooting in St. Peter's Square? Discuss
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Wed, 12 May 2021 05:00:00 GMT Body of Lindbergh Baby Found (1932) https://encyclopedia.thefreedictionary.com/Lindbergh+kidnapping //encyclopedia.thefreedictionary.com/Lindbergh+kidnapping# In one of America's most notorious crimes, the infant son of famed aviator Charles Lindbergh was kidnapped and murdered in 1932. The massive search effort included unprecedented federal involvement, and Lindbergh even met with organized crime figures in an attempt to determine the whereabouts of his son. Ten weeks after the boy disappeared, his corpse was found just miles from the Lindbergh home. Four years after the kidnapping, a riotous trial resulted in the conviction and execution of whom?
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Tue, 11 May 2021 05:00:00 GMT The Mount Everest Disaster (1996) https://encyclopedia.thefreedictionary.com/1996+Everest+Disaster //encyclopedia.thefreedictionary.com/1996+Everest+Disaster# During the spring climbing season in 1996, 15 people died trying to reach the summit of Mount Everest, making it the deadliest season in the mountain's history. Eight of the deaths occurred on a single day in May, when climbers were caught by a fierce storm. The disaster was chronicled in a number of books, including one by journalist Jon Krakauer, who was on assignment writing about the commercialization and overcrowding of Everest. What non-weather factors contributed to the deaths that day?
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