This Day In Wrecks
1943: The Congressional Limited, a Pennsylvania Railroad train, derails at Frankford Junction in PA. 79 passengers are killed. (pictured)
1962: The first of the Blackfriars ships, dated to 2nd century CE Roman Britain, is discovered in the River Thames by archaeologist Peter Marsden. Several other ships from a much later date are subsequently found at the site.
2009: SuperFerry9 capsizes and sinks off the Zamboanga Peninsula in the Phillipines while carrying 971 people. There are 10 fatalities on the ro-ro ferry.