2008: The NHL’s Tampa Bay Lightning fire head coach Barry Melrose just 16 games into his tenure, after his club compiles a 5-7-4 record over that span. “This was a tough decision to make,” says the team’s general manager, Brian Lawton. “Barry is a good man and we have a great deal of respect for him. We wish him nothing but success. However, the results were unacceptable....”
1970: Marshall University’s entire Thundering Herd football team is killed when its chartered Southern Airways DC-9 crashes two miles from the runway of Tri-State Airport in Huntington, West Virginia. The team was returning from a Southern Conference game against East Carolina.