Carrying Events in History



2014 Event - 174 people have been rescued from a South Korean ferry that capsized off the coast; the ferry was carrying 476 people, mainly students; rescue efforts are ongoing

2013 Event - The PSLV-XL rocket carrying the Mars Orbiter Mission probe is launched by India's Space Research Organization; the will eventually be sent to Mars

2013 Event - In Wisconsin, two planes carrying nine skydivers collide in midair; the skydivers used their parachutes to steer themselves clear of the debris, and the two pilots survived with minor injuries

2013 Event - A boat carrying asylum seekers capsizes north of Christmas Island; Australian authorities rescue 88 people and 9 are feared dead

2013 Event - The Soyuz capsule safely lands in Kazakhstan, carrying Expedition 35 astronauts Thomas Marshburn of the U.S., Chris Hadfield of Canada and Roman Romanenko of Russia back from the International Space Station

2012 Event - Egypt's minister of transport, Mohamed Rashad Al Matini, resigns after a school bus carrying 60 schoolchildren is hit by a train near Manfalut, 230 miles south of Cairo

2012 Event - As part of a continued tightening on world sanctions on Iran, a Chinese company that insures ships will stop indemnifying tankers carrying Iranian oil

2011 Event - The 2011 Syrian uprising continues as Turkey seizes a Syrian ship that is possibly carrying weapons to the Syrian Army

2011 Event - Two suspected Al-Quaeda Organization in the Islamic Maghreb members are arrested in Tunisia for carrying bombs and explosives near the city of Ramada

2010 Event - Eastern Japan braces itself as Typhoon Chaba heads its way, carrying winds of up to 162 kilometers per hour near its center

2010 Event - Bronislaw Komorowski becomes Acting President of Poland after a plane carrying President Lech Kaczynski and top Polish officials crashes, leaving no survivors

2009 Event - An Australian navy ship intercepts a boat carrying 60 suspected asylum seekers

2009 Event - Eight people are killed, several injured, after gunmen attack a bus carrying Sri Lankan cricketeers in Lahore, Pakistan

1994 Event - Truck carrying millions of bees overturns on New York parkway

1987 Event - "Bobro 400," a barge carrying 3,200 tons of garbage, set sail from NY, beginning an unsuccesful 8-week search for a dumping site

1985 Event - U.S. fighter jets force Egyptian plane carrying hijackers of Italian ship Achille Lauro to land in Italy, gunmen are placed in custody

1975 Event - USAF transport carrying orphans from Saigon crashes killing 155

1972 Event - 22-car train carrying 2,000 pilgrims derails, kills 208 in Mexico

1970 Event - Plane carrying Wichita State University football team crashes killing 30

1970 Event - Bowie Kuhn suspends Denny McLain for carrying a gun

1970 Event - Peruvian Airlines jet carrying 45 U.S. exchange students explodes

1969 Event - Apollo 11, carrying 1st men to land on Moon, launched

1960 Event - Chartered C46 carrying California State's football team crashes, kills 16

1957 Event - Soviet Union launches, Sputnik II, carrying a dog named Laika

1952 Event - Operations begin at United Suriname Workers of Netherlands which flew from London to Johannesburg carrying 36 passengers

1948 Event - Operation Magic Carpet - 1st plane from Yemen carrying Jews to Israel

1947 Event - Ship carrying Jewish immigrants driven away from Palestine

1945 Event - Liberty ship at Bari Italy carrying aerial bombs explodes, kills 360

1940 Event - Patria, carrying illegal immigrants, sinks in port of Haifa, 200 die

1935 Event - China Clipper (flying boat) took off from Alameda, California, carrying 100,000 pieces of mail on 1st trans-Pacific airmail flight

1929 Event - USCG vessel sank Canadian schooner suspected of carrying liquor

1915 Event - 1st U.S. ship lost in WW I, William P Frye (carrying wheat to UK)

1906 Event - Louis H. Perlman patents a demountable tire carrying rim for cars

1897 Event - 1st ship arrives in Seattle carrying gold from Yukon

1876 Birthday - Ian Hay, Scotland, novelist/playwright, PIp, Carrying On

1865 Event - 1st U.S. underground pipeline for carrying oil is laid in Pennsylvania













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