On this date in 1498 an offshore earthquake spawned a tsunami that killed an estimated 25 to 30 thousand Japanese. Damage included sweeping away the temple that housed the Great Buddha at Kamakura (above).
On this date in 2008 a truck bomb exploded outside the Marriott Hotel in Islamabad, Pakistan killing 54 and injuring more than 250.
On this date in 2010 the Macondo 252 Deepwater Horizon well was declared officially dead, after 153 days and 5 million gallons of raw oil spewed into the Gulf of Mexico.
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