2002: Not long after the shocking attacks of September 11, 2001, President George W. Bush delivers a State of Union address in which he denounces countries suspected of harboring terrorists and developing weapons of mass destruction.
1940: Three trains in Osaka, Japan, collide and explode, killing 181 people.
1922: Accumulated snowfall from a blizzard collapses the Knickerbocker Theatre in Washington, D.C., killing 98 people and injuring 133 others. For two days, snow blanketed the nation’s capital, resulting in accumulations of more than two feet. The large amount of snow crippled transportation in Washington and shut down the government.