On This Date 7/27/1996

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The calm of the Centennial Olympic Games in Atlanta is rocked when a bomb explodes in a park that was built as a centerpiece and gathering place for visitors and fans. The bomb kills one person due to a piece of shrapnel, and a second person died indirectly due to a heart attack. It would have been worse if not for a security guard named Richard Jewell who found the bomb and began evacuating the area.

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