2009: The NFL agrees to allow the player formerly known as Chad Johnson to wear a new name on the back of his Cincinnati Bengals jersey, but instead of “Ocho Cinco”—his two-word nickname, which refers to his No. 85—he is labeled “Ochocinco,” because according to name-change papers Johnson filed in Florida in 2008, his new last name is one word.
2001: A keystroke error by a Lehman Brothers Holdings employee in London turns a customer’s $43.8 million sell order into a $438 million order, sending the FT-SE 100 index down sharply at the very end of the trading day, costing investors—even those not directly involved in the trade—huge sums of money. Lehman Brothers also suffers approximately $6 million in trading losses as a result of the error.
1991: Two diesel trains crash head-on near Shigaraki, Japan, after workers on the Shigaraki Kogen Railway override a red signal and send two passenger trains on a collison course. Forty-two people are killed and more than 400 are injured in the wreck.
1986: The 90-foot tall ship Pride of Baltimore capsizes and sinks about two hundred and fifty miles north of Puerto Rico, when it is hit by a squall with winds up to ninety-two miles per hour. The captain and three crew members are killed, while eight others are rescued more than four days later by a passing tanker.