2006: A century-old earthen dam breaks on Kauai in Hawaii, sending 300 million gallons of water rushing out to sea, sweeping seven people to their death in the process. In 2008, a grand jury indicts an 82-year-old landowner on seven counts of manslaughter in connection with the dam failure.
1998: Sixteenth-seeded Harvard defeats number one-seeded Stanford 71-67 in the NCAA women's basketball tournament, becoming the first No. 16 seed to win in either men's or women's tournament history. The loss also snaps Stanford's 59-game home winning streak. Harvard is eliminated in the round of 32, however, defeated by ninth-seeded Arkansas, 82-64.
1991: The Syracuse Orangemen lose to Richmond Spiders, 73-69, in the first round of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament, marking the first time in tournament history that a #2 seed is defeated by a #15 seed.
1957: Burton Abbott, convicted of murdering 14-year-old Stephanie Bryan, is gassed just moments before California governor Goodwin Knight calls to stay the execution.