2019: The Calgary Flames, the top team in the Western Conference during the 2018-19 regular season, are eliminated in the first round of the NHL playoffs with a 5-1 loss to the Colorado Avalanche. It’s the first time since the NHL expansion in 1967-68, that the top two teams in the Stanley Cup playoffs are both eliminated in the first round. On April 16, the Tampa Bay Lighting, who led the Eastern Conference, were eliminated by the Columbus Blue Jackets.
2009: Twenty-one horses from the Venezuelan-owned Lechuza polo team crumple to the ground and die shortly before a U.S. Open match at the International Polo Club Palm Beach in Wellington, Florida. Four days later, Franck’s Pharmacy in Ocala, Florida, admits that it incorrectly prepared a supplement given to the horses, saying that an internal investigation revealed that “the strength of an ingredient in the medication was incorrect.”
2000: An Air Philippines Boeing 737-200 crashes on Samal Island in the southern Philippines while preparing to land, killing 131 people.
1995: The Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, is bombed and 168 people are killed. Timothy McVeigh is convicted of the crime two years later.