On this day in 1900 fabled railroad engineer Casey Jones lost his life when his train crashed into the back of another train while trying to make up time on the "Cannonball Run" in Mississippi. He was famous for never being late. Sometimes he would have to speed through towns faster than safety would dictate. But he would blow his whistle warning everyone that he was coming. But his luck would run out on this day. Jones lost control of his passenger train and through his heroic efforts was able to slow down the train from 75 mph to about 35 mph on impact resulting in only one death, his own.
Oh yeah, Hitler committed suicide on this day. I would have rather seen the Russians get their hands on him. That would have been pretty funny.