2004: Paul Martin of the Liberals wins the federal election with a minority against Stephen Harper’s Conservative Party.
1992: Two of the strongest earthquakes ever in California hit just east of Los Angeles. Just before 5 a.m. on a Sunday morning, a 7.3-magnitude quake strikes 160 kilometres east of Los Angeles. Three hours later, a second tremor hits nearby, causing fires to break out and leaves three people dead.
1896: An explosion at a coal mine in Pittson, Pennsylvania, kills 58 miners. Testimony later reveals that the pillars inside the mine had been creaking, a sign that the pillars were weakening. The disaster played a role in pushing for a stronger union.