Dr Beeching issues a report calling for huge cuts to the United Kingdom's rail network. See
1964 – The
Good Friday Earthquake, the most powerful earthquake in U.S. history at a magnitude of 9.2 strikes
South Central Alaska, killing 125 people and inflicting massive damage to the city of Anchorage.
1994 – One of the biggest tornado outbreaks in recent memory hits the Southeastern United States. One tornado slams into a church in Piedmont, Alabama during Palm Sunday services killing 20 and injuring 90.