2007: The NHL’s New York Islanders buy out the final four years of Alexei Yashin’s 10-year, $87.5 million contract, severing ties with the unpopular player by agreeing to pay $17.63 million of the still-owed $26.45 million.
1994: A China Northwest Airlines Tupolev 154M is involved in a ground collision at Xian, China, killing all 160 people on board.
1981: In one of the world’s worst rail disasters, seven coaches of an overcrowded passenger train are blown off the tracks into the River Kosi in Bihar, India, killing more than 800 people.
1933: Richard Hollingshead opens the first drive-in movie theater in Camden, New Jersey. The theater goes belly up a few years later and Hollingshead’s patent is overturned in 1950.