On this date in history:
In 1868, seven members of the Reno gang stole $98,000 from a railway car at Marshfield, Ind. It was the original "Great Train Robbery."
In 1987, a tornado flattened Saragosa, Texas, population 185, killing 29 residents and injuring 121.
In 1990, South Yemen and North Yemen united, forming the new Yemeni Arab Republic.
In 2002, authorities in Birmingham, Ala., convicted a fourth suspect in a 1963 church bombing that killed four black girls. Bobby Frank Cherry, 71, a former Ku Klux Klansman, was sentenced to life in prison.
In 2011, the deadliest tornado to strike the United States in half a century roared into the heart of Joplin, Mo., with winds of 200 mph. It killed nearly 160 people, injured about 1,100 others and destroyed nearly one-third of the city. Damage was estimated in the $3 billion range.
In 2015, voters in Ireland overwhelmingly approved a measure to allow civil same-sex marriage, making it the first nation in the world to legalize gay unions through a popular vote.
In 2019, Indonesian President Joko Widodo warned of a severe crackdown on the second day of protests by supporters of failed presidential candidate Prabowo Subinato.