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2011: Japan ranks its nuclear crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant at the highest possible severity on an international scale -- the same level as the 1986 Chernobyl disaster -- even as it insisted radiation leaks were declining at its tsunami-crippled nuclear plant.
The American Civil War begins, FDR dies, a Soviet cosmonaut becomes the first human to travel into space, and the first space shuttle lifts off, all on this day.
A house fire destroyed the lower apartment of a two-story townhouse at the Royal Kunia Gardens complex off Hanauna Street.
Ukrainian forces killed five militants during operations to take down the pro-Russians' roadblocks in Slovyansk on Thursday, the Ukrainian interior ministry said. And Russia and the West exchanged new slaps over their handling of the crisis.