1979: A fire destroys and amusement ride in Sydney Australia, killing six children and one adult. Inadequate fire-fighting measures and low staffing meant the fire destroyed the ride.
1972: A flash flood in Rapid City, South Dakota, kills more than 200 people after 15 inches of rain to come down in only six hours. Damages reached $160 million. As a result, it was decided that the floodplain should no longer be used as a residential area. It is now a golf course and a park with several ponds.
1968: Canada’s political party leaders – Pierre Trudeau, Robert Stanfield, Tommy Douglas and Réal Caouette – hold the first policy debate on television.