Today in History - July 18

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Sunday, Jul 18 2010 by

1995 – On the Caribbean island of Montserrat, the Soufriere Hills volcano erupts. Over the course of several years, it devastates the island, destroying the capital and forcing most of the population to flee.

Soufriere Hills volcano (Google Maps)
Soufriere Hills volcano

1984 – McDonald’s massacre in San Ysidro, California: in a fast-food restaurant, James Oliver Huberty opens fire, killing 21 people and injuring 19 others before being shot dead by police.

San Ysidro McDonald's massacre monument (StreetView)
San Ysidro McDonald's massacre monument