2009: The Boston Herald reports that Eddie Doyle, 66, is a victim of layoffs at the tavern where he tended bar for 35 years. Don’t know the name? Doyle—who bears a vague resemblance to the mail carrier-sitcom character Cliff Clavin—worked at the Boston drinking establishment that inspired the hit NBC television show Cheers.
1974: A Turkish Air DC-10 crashes northeast of Paris, killing 346 people. The accident occurs when the aft cargo door comes off during flight. The sudden depressurization causes six passengers to be ejected and impairs the function of all flight controls.
1920: The Quebec Bulldogs allow the Montreal Canadiens to score 16 goals, setting a record for most goals allowed in an NHL game.