Today in History - October 31

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Sunday, Oct 31 2010 by

1973 – Mountjoy Prison helicopter escape. Three Provisional Irish Republican Army members escape from Mountjoy Prison, Dublin, Republic of Ireland aboard a hijacked helicopter that lands in the exercise yard.

Mountjoy Prison (Google Maps)
Mountjoy Prison

1963 – An explosion at the Indiana State Fair Coliseum (now Pepsi Coliseum) in Indianapolis kills 74 people during an ice skating show. The explosion also injures 400. A faulty propane tank connection in a concession stand is blamed.

Pepsi Coliseum (Birds Eye)
Pepsi Coliseum