This Day in Failure: June 12

2009: In the top of the eighth inning of a game against the Minnesota Twins at Wrigley Field, Chicago Cubs outfielder Milton Bradley catches a fly ball—thereby recording the second out of the inning—then proceeds to toss the live ball into the stands, which enables a Twins runner to score and another to advance two bases. Bradley also makes a base-running error and loses a fly ball in the sun during Chicago’s 7-4 defeat.

1997: The U.S. Treasury unveils a new $50 bill designed to be more counterfeit resistant.

1994: Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman are murdered outside Simpson’s Los Angeles home.

1897: An 8.8 magnitude earthquake in northern India triggers deadly landslides and waves, killing more than 1,542 people, including nearly 600 who lose their lives to a landslide in Cherrapunji.

1812: Napoleon’s invasion of Russia begins.