This Day in Failure: October 5

2008: The Houston Texans allow three touchdowns in a span of 130 seconds and lose to the Indianapolis Colts 31-27, becoming the first NFL team to lose in regulation when leading by 17 or more points with five minutes to play.

1969: A Cuban defector flies his Russian MiG-17 into U.S. airspace and lands at Homestead Air Force Base near Miami, where Air Force One awaits the arrival of President Nixon for a flight back to Washington, D.C. A short time later, the base opens a new aircraft tracking facility to prevent similar security breaches.

1930: British dirigible R-101, en route from Britain to the Far East, crashes in Beauvais, France, killing 49 people.

1916: The 1916 baseball season comes to an end with Connie Mack's Philadelphia A’s having compiled a 36-117 record, thereby finishing 54.5 games behind the first-place Boston Red Sox. During the season, the A’s never win more than two games in a row, and at one point endure a 20 game losing streak. Pitcher Jack Nabors loses 19 consecutive games en route to a 1-20 record, while fellow hurler Tom Sheehan finishes 1-16. In the field, third baseman Charlie Pick commits 42 errors, the largest single contributor to the team total of 314 errors.