The deadliest earthquake in recorded history hits China, Duke Ellington plays Carnegie Hall, North Korea captures a U.S. Navy ship, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inducts its first class, all on this day.
2002: John Walker Lindh, the so-called "American Taliban," returns to the United States in FBI custody. Lindh was a United States citizen who was captured as an enemy combatant during the United States' 2001 invasion of Afghanistan. He would eventually be sentenced to 20 years after pleading guilty to supplying services to the Taliban and carrying an explosive during the commission of a felony.
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