2009: General Motors files for bankruptcy protection, making this the fourth-largest U.S. bankruptcy to date. On this day, Dow Jones also announces that General Motors will lose its place in the Dow Jones Industrial Average, supplanted by Cisco Systems.
2009: The New York Yankees set a record for consecutive games without an error (18) in a 5-2 victory over the Cleveland Indians, surpassing the major league mark set by the Boston Red Sox in 2006.
2009: Twenty-two people are injured when the Zoo Train at the Louisville Zoo derails.
2008: One cyclist is killed and 14 are injured when a 1989 Grand Marquis driven by Jesse Campos, 29, of Brownsville, Texas, slams into a group of riders participating in the third annual Matamoros-Playa Bagdad bicycle race in the Mexican city of Matamoros.
2004: NASCAR driver Scott Wimmer, 28, is convicted of DWI and leaving the scene of an accident near his home in High Point, North Carolina. Wimmer receives a 60-day suspended sentence, unsupervised probation for one year, and is ordered to perform 24 hours of community service.
1965: An explosion at the Yamano coal mine near Fukuoka, Japan, kills 236 miners. The mine lacks critical safety devices, including methanometers (used to monitor levels of methane) and colorimetric detectors (which measure trace amounts of chemicals in the air). Yoshio Sakarauchi, the trade and industries minister of Japan, resigns in the aftermath of the disaster.