The American alligator is no longer endangered, and nations sign the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change.
Tue, Jun 04 2013 at 6:00 AM
June 4, 1987:
After 20 years of protection as an endangered species, the American Alligator
is removed from the Endangered Species List. Decades of overhunting, combined with habitat loss, had imperiled the gators.
June 4, 1989:
Sparks from two passing trains are said to ignite fumes
from a leaking natural gas pipeline in the Ural Mountains of the central Soviet Union, killing more than 500 on the trains. Many of the victims are schoolchildren headed to camp near the Black Sea.
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