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Magnitude 5.8 Earthquake Hits Virginia, Sends Shockwaves Throughout East Coast (Video Roundup)

An unusually strong magnitude 5.8 earthquake struck central Virginia Tuesday afternoon and sent tremors along the East Coast, which prompted office buildings from Washington D.C. to New York to be evacuated.

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Today In History – April 20 – Columbine High School Massacre

New York adopts state constitution – First detective story is published – New sound process for films announced – Korean Air Lines jet forced down over Soviet Union – The Good Friday Massacre, an extremely violent ice hockey playoff game, is played in Montreal, Canada – Columbine High School massacre

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Today In History – March 29 – U.S. Withdraws From Vietnam

John Tyler is born – Herbert Hoover has telephone installed in Oval Office – The Mad Bomber strikes in New York – U.S. withdraws from Vietnam – Earthquake and volcano do double damage in Mexico – The Dow Jones Industrial Average closes above the 10,000 mark (10,006.78) for the first time – Ireland becomes the first country in the world to ban smoking in all work places, including bars and restaurants – Two female suicide bombers hit the Moscow Metro system at the peak of the morning rush hour, killing 40

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