Britannica Reports This Day in History
On this day in 1996 a pipe bomb exploded in Olympic Centennial Park in Atlanta, Georgia, killing 1 person and injuring 111 in the first terrorist attack at the Olympics since the 1972 Games in Munich, West Germany.
More Events on this day:
1953: The armistice agreement ending the Korean War was signed at P'anmunjm in central Korea.
1946: Avant-garde writer Gertrude Stein, whose Paris home was a salon for leading artists and writers, died in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France.
1919: The Chicago Race Riot of 1919 was ignited after a young black man was stoned and drowned in Lake Michigan for swimming in an area reserved for whites.
1909: The world's first military airplane completed one of the final qualifying flights for its sale to the U.S. Army Signal Corps by Wilbur and Orville Wright.
1830: The July Revolution began in France, leading to the abdication of Charles X and bringing Louis-Philippe to the throne.
1214: At the Battle of Bouvines, French King Philip II defeated an international coalition led by the Holy Roman emperor Otto IV.