This Day in Failure: June 18

2009: Craig Lenell, 60, the pilot of Continental Airlines Flight 61, dies of suspected heart failure midway through the trans-Atlantic flight, leaving two co-pilots to fly the Boeing 777 the rest of the way from Brussels to Newark, New Jersey.

1998: The Boston Globe asks award-winning columnist Patricia Smith, 42, to resign after she admits to fabricating quotes in four columns.

1873: Susan B. Anthony is fined $100 for attempting to cast a vote in the 1872 U.S. presidential election.