This Day in Failure: March 25

1994: The last U.S. troops depart Somalia after a largely unsuccessful 15-month deployment, leaving a United Nations force to attempt to keep peace in the divided African nation.

1973: The NBA’s Philadelphia 76ers are defeated by the Detroit Pistons 115-96, capping a 9-73 season in which the Sixers finish 59 games behind the Atlantic Division champion Boston Celtics. During the 1972-73 season, Philadelphia endures losing streaks of 13, 14, 15 and 20 games.

1915: Twenty-one sailors are killed in the world’s first submarine disaster when a U.S. F-4 sinks off the coast of Hawaii.