The Eiffel Tower is completed, Knute Rockne dies in a plane crash, "Oklahoma!" debuts on Broadway, and Brandon Lee and Selena both die tragically, all on this day.
2005: Terri Schiavo dies 13 days after her feeding tube had been removed for the final time at a Pinellas Park, Fla., hospice facility. The 41-year-old brain-damaged Florida woman had been the focus of legal battles since 1998 when her husband, Michael, had petitioned the Sixth Circuit Court of Florida to remove her feeding tube. Her parents opposed the measure, arguing that she was conscious. That court ruled that Terri Schiavo wouldn't wish to continue life-prolonging measures and her feeding tube was removed for the first time in April 2001, only to be reinserted several days later. Another judge eventually upheld the order to remove the feeding tube in February 2005, setting off more appeals and federal government intervention, including President George W. Bush signing legislation designed to keep her alive. All attempts at appeals through the federal court system upheld the original decision to remove the feeding tube, leading to the tube being removed on March 18, 2005. Six days later, the U.S. Supreme Court also denied an appeal from Terri Schiavo's parents.
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Onlookers shouted "Are you sorry?" and "Why did you do it?" as state troopers led Eric Frein, the suspect in a deadly ambush outside a rural barracks, from his first court appearance following a seven-week manhunt.
Investigators are still looking over the area where accused killer Eric Frein was captured Thursday night.
Here's a list of the events surrounding the case of accused cop killer Eric Frein:
The Pike County DA and state police talk about Thurs night's capture of accused cop killer Eric Frein. [Mobile users click here]
Photos of the capture scene and of the media briefing
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A woman riding a bicycle was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver Friday morning.
Most areas will have dry but cool conditions for trick-or-treaters.Links: Hour-by-hour forecasts | Local radar
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They asked; you answered.
Lehigh County’s Hanover Township may face legal challenges from developers.
A Chicago teen wins $4 million on lottery tickets her father gave her as a birthday gift.
The crash of Virgin Galactic's SpaceshipTwo is just one example of space disasters through the years.
The first All Hallows' Evening is celebrated, Nevada becomes a state, Harry Houdini dies, Mount Rushmore is completed, and the Vatican apologizes to Galileo, all on this day.
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