This Day in Failure: April 20

2011: Real Madrid defeats Barcelona 1-0, thereby capturing the Copa del Rey—or King’s Cup—trophy for the first time in 18 years. During the subsequent victory parade, defender Sergio Ramos drops the 78-centimeter-tall trophy under the wheels of the open-top bus carrying the team through the Spanish capital.

2008: Congressional candidate Tony Zirkle, seeking the Republican nomination in northern Indiana’s 2nd District, stands in front of a painting of Hitler and next to people wearing swastika armbands as he gives a speech to the American Nationalist Socialist Workers Party in Chicago. Criticized for his appearance, Zirkle responds by saying, “I’ll speak before any group that invites me. I’ve spoken on an African-American radio station in Atlanta.”

2008: Rev. Adelir Antonio De Carli, 41, floats away from the port city of Paranagua, Brazil, buoyed by hundreds of green, red, white and yellow helium party balloons. Wearing a helmet, thermal suit and parachute and equipped with a GPS device and satellite phone, the Roman Catholic priest aims to break a 19-hour record for the most hours flying with balloons. He is reported missing eight hours later after losing contact with port officials. Two-and-a-half months later his body is discovered off the coast of Rio de Janeiro.

1999: Thirteen people are killed at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado, when two teenaged students open fire with shotguns. The violence ends when the perpetrators, Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris, commit suicide.