This Day in Failure: July 7

2011: A section of Grolsch Veste stadium in Enschede, Netherlands, collapses after two support beams buckle, killing one person and injuring 14 others. The stadium—home to FC Twente in the Dutch Eredivisie—is in the process of being renovated at the time of the accident.

2008: The Presidential Memorial Commission of San Francisco submits a proposal to change the name of the Oceanside Water Pollution Control Plant to the George W. Bush Sewage Plant, calling the initiative a fitting tribute to the outgoing chief executive and the “mess” he'll leave behind.

2005: The Real Canadian Superstore in Coquitlam, British Columbia, accidentally sells 14 copies of “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince,” a week before its highly-anticipated release date. A British Columbia Supreme Court judge orders the buyers to keep the book's contents secret until July 15. The store attributes the sales to “inadvertent error” by one of its employees.

1987: In Herborn, Germany, a gasoline tanker carrying nearly 7,000 gallons of fuel crashes into an ice cream parlor after the truck's brakes fail. The subsequent explosion and fire kills 50 people.

1797: For the first time in U.S. history, the House of Representatives exercises its power of impeachment and votes to charge Senator William Blount of Tennessee with “a high misdemeanor.” Later, the charges against Blount are dismissed.