The Purple Heart is born, a comic legend dies, a man on a wire goes for a stroll a quarter of a mile above the sidewalks of Manhattan, and U.S. embassies in Africa are targeted in a terrorist attack, all on this day.
1991: Charges of assault and property damage are filed against Axl Rose of Guns N' Roses in connection with a riot during a July 1991 show in St. Louis. Rose sparked the riot when he jumped off the stage, attacked a fan videotaping the concert and then stormed off stage. The riot left 60 injured.
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