Britannica Reports This Day in History
On this day in 1983, suicide bombers drove truckloads of high explosives into the barracks of U.S. Marines and French paratroopers in Beirut, killing 241 U.S. servicemen and 58 French troops.
More Events on this day:
1956: The Hungarian Revolution began with a massive demonstration in Budapest.
1956: The International Atomic Energy Agency was created with the purpose of increasing the contribution of atomic energy to world peace.
1942: The British, led by Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery, launched a successful infantry attack against the Germans at El-Alamein, Egypt, during World War II.