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Amanda Knox's Original Guilty Verdict

American student Amanda Knox was found guilty by an Italian court. Knox was charged with the murder of her British roommate, Meredith Kercher. The verdict would be overturned two years later. Send to a Friend |

Pope John Paul II Survives Assassination Attempt

As Pope John Paul II made his way around St. Peter's square in a specially designed vehicle that allowed him to get close to the public, a gunman shot him four times. Two of the bullets hit the Pope's intestine, causing him to lose nearly 75 percent of his blood and requiring six hours of surgery. The Pope survived and later forgave the would-be assassin, Mehmet Ali Agca. Send to a Friend |

Cavalese Cable Car Disaster

The Cavalese cable car disaster occurred on Feb. 3, 1998, near the Italian town of Cavalese, a ski resort located in the Dolomites, some 30 miles northeast of Trento. The disaster, which led to the death of 20 people, was caused by a U.S. military plane cutting a cable supporting a gondola of an aerial tramway. Send to a Friend |