The following are important technological events from this day in history:

16 September, 1920 – Wall Street Bombing

A bomb believed to be planted by radical anarchists rocked Wall Street killing 38 people and wounded over 400. It was never solved but was widely attributed to radical anarchists.

16 September, 1928 – Okeechobee Hurricane

The Okeechobee Hurricane strikes Lake Okeechobee, Florida with winds of around 140 mph a major levee broke with the resulting flood covering an area of hundreds of square miles with water that in some places was over 6m deep and some 2,500 people drowned.

16 September, 1951 – Stunt Plane Crash

19 people die as a stunt plane crashes into crowd at a Colorado Air show. The plane, a low wing monoplane, was performing a snap roll when the wing caught on the ground and the plane crashed into spectators.

16 September, 1978 – Iran Earthquake

A 7.7 Magnitude earthquake rocks Tabas, Iran, killing more than 20,000 people and flattening the town to the ground. Rescue operations are continuing in the hope of finding survivors who were buried but may still be alive.

16 September, 1981 – U.S.A. Anti Nuclear Protesters

Hundreds of anti nuclear protesters invaded the Diablo Canyon Nuclear Reactor in California again today even after the 560 arrests yesterday in their continued protest and blockade of the Reactor, When arrested they do not put up any resistance they just walk up to the waiting police and the demonstration will not allow any protesters who are violent in their ranks.

16 September, 1986 – South Africa 175 Gold Miners Die

During a fire at the gold mine in Kinross mine in the Eastern Transvaal, South Africa possibly as many miners are killed during a major underground fire when they are trapped as poisonous gas spread rapidly through the shafts and tunnels of the mine killing the men almost instantly where they stood.

16 September, 1997 – Steve Jobs Returns to Apple

Steve Jobs returns to Apple Computers which he had founded to temporarily run the company during a search for a permanent leader.

16 September, 2002 – United Nations Iraq Weapons Inspections

The United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan announces that Iraq had unconditionally accepted the return of U.N. weapons inspectors. The United States invaded Iraq on March 3rd 2003.

16 September, 2004 – U.S.A. Hurricane Ivan

After striking Grenada, Aruba, Jamaica and Cuba hurricane Ivan crashes into the Gulf Coast with 130 mph wind and a major storm surge killing an additional 43 in the US and causing major damage.

16 September, 2006 – Switzerland Viamala Tunnel Crash

Six people are dead after a crash involving a bus and a car in the Viamala tunnel in Switzerland. After the collision, the vehicles caught fire and the tunnel filled with smoke which made rescue efforts difficult.

16 September, 2007 – Thailand Plane Crashes On Takeoff

Flight OG 269 from Bangkok to Phuket exploded on this day, carrying mostly foreign visitors. A total of 90 people died and 40 people were injured. The plane burst into flames after skidding off of the runway in heavy rain.

16 September, 2011 – Air Race Crash in Reno Kills Many

An old World War II era P-51 Mustang plane crashed near the grandstand at the National Championship Air Races in Reno, Nevada. The crash killed nine people and injured many more.The National Transportation Safety Board decided to investigate the crash in order to find out all of the factors that contributed to the horrific incident.


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