On This Day: Loma Prieta earthquake rattles California

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On Oct. 17, 1989, the most powerful California earthquake since the legendary tremblor of 1906 struck the San Francisco Bay area at the evening rush hour.
On October 17, 1933, German-born theoretical physicist Albert Einstein flees Nazi Germany, settling in the United States and becoming an American citizen in 1940. File Photo by Roger L. Wollenberg/UPI | License Photo

Amanda Bailey with the Missouri History Museum adjusts a cutout figure of Al Capone as final preperations are made for the exhibit American Spirits: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition in St. Louis on April 22, 2014. On October 17, 1931, Capone is convicted of income tax evasion. It took jurors four days to decide whether the mobster had cheated the Internal Revenue Service out of $215,000. File Photo by Bill Greenblatt/UPI | License Photo

On October 17, 1979, Mother Teresa of Calcutta, a Roman Catholic nun who cared for the sick and poor, was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. UPI File Photo | License Photo

A man watches as a car, which plunged down due to collapsed San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, is being hoisted up after the October 17, 1989, Loma Prieta earthquake. UPI File Photo | License Photo

Oct. 17 (UPI) -- On this date in history:

In 1931, gangster Al Capone was convicted of income tax evasion. It took jurors four days to decide whether the mobster had cheated the Internal Revenue Service out of…
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