This Day in Failure: November 12

2001: American Airlines flight 587, an Airbus 300 en route from New York’s JFK airport to Santo Domingo, crashes in a residential neighborhood of Queens, a borough of New York City.

1997: The United Nations Security Council votes unanimously to impose sanctions on Iraq for constraints placed on U.N. arms inspectors. Among other indiscretions, Saddam Hussein had expelled Americans from the inspection team.

1972: Losing 31-0 to the Miami Dolphins at halftime, New England Patriots head coach John Mazur gathers his team, announces he is quitting, and walks out of the locker room. The Patriots go on to lose the game 52-0, and Mazur officially tenders his resignation the following day.