This Day in Failure: June 21

1990: A 7.7-magnitude earthquake centered along the shores of the Caspian Sea in northwestern Iran kills more than 50,000 people and injures another 135,000.

1964: Michael Schwerner, Andrew Goodman and James Chaney—three civil rights activists working to register black voters in Mississippi—are killed by a Ku Klux Klan lynch mob.