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WEATHER MAPS: Hurricane Ignacio
2009: Passengers aboard a Northwest Airlines flight from Amsterdam foil an attempt to blow up the plane as it's landing in Detroit by seizing Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, a Nigerian who was trying to set off explosives sewn into his underwear. Adbulmutallab, who suffered burns to his hands, right inner thigh and genitalia in the foiled attack, would eventually be convicted of eight criminal counts, including attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction and attempted murder of 289 people. On Feb. 16, 2012, he was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.
George Washington crosses the Delaware, "To Kill a Mockingbird" premieres, Gorbachev resigns, and passengers on a Christmas flight into Detroit foil the "Underwear Bomber," all on this day.
A portion of Hotel Street and Fort Street Mall are closed due to an underground electrical fire in downtown Honolulu.An explosion in downtown Honolulu causes power outages
Investigators may have hit a dead end in their quest to say with certainty whether a piece of airplane debris found in the Indian Ocean comes from a Malaysian passenger jet that disappeared mysteriously in 2014.
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