TunaApril 12, 1934: A wild winter storm makes the typically violent weather atop New Hampshire's Mount Washington even more violent. An all-time record wind gust of 231 miles per hour is recorded.

April 12, 1949: An internal document from the Esso Company, a predecessor of today's Exxon-Mobil, admits what the company has publically denied — the widespread negative health effects from asbestos exposure among refinery workers.

April 12, 1990: Star-Kist announces it will no longer buy and sell tuna (at right) that is caught by methods that also cause the deaths of thousands of dolphins annually. Star-Kist corporate executives are swayed after viewing video shot by activist Sam LaBudde, who crewed aboard a tuna seiner and videotaped dozens of dolphin carcasses being hauled in with the tuna catch. LaBudde's courage wins him the Goldman Environmental Prize in 1991.

Photo: Eugene Tanner/AP

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