Suicidal pilot crashes plane, kills 24

February 9, 1982 Tokyo Bay, Japan Seiji Katagiri, pilot of Japan Air Lines Flight 350, intentionally crashes the plane in Tokyo Bay, killing 24 on board Katagiri had allegedly been suicidal when he sabotaged the plane by engaging 2 of its engine thrust-reversers in flight. The plane's First Officer and First Engineer attempted to restrain…

February 9 Killer

February 9, 2006/2008 Salt Lake County, Utah Two women are strangled in their apartments 2 years apart The murders were believed to be the beginning pattern of an unidentified serial killer nicknamed the February 9 Killer. Both victims were strangled in their apartments, though Sonia Mejia (29), who was 6 months pregnant at the time,…

Bishop burned at the stake

February 9, 1555 Gloucester, England Bishop of Gloucester John Hooper is burned at the stake for heresy during Queen Mary I's rule Mary, a Catholic, persecuted and executed so many Protestants she earned the nickname "Bloody Mary" after her death.

Fired man kills 5 former co-workers, self

February 9, 1996 Fort Lauderdale, Florida Clifton McCree shoots and kills 5 park employees, injures a 6th, then kills himself in revenge for being fired 2 years prior McCree had worked for the city's park department for 18 years when he was fired in 1994 for a slew of reasons, including threatening his co-workers and…