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The Great Boston Molasses Disaster
A five story tank full of molasses burst one winter day in Boston, Massachusetts. Killing people and destroying property.
The Great Chicago Fire
Mrs. O'Leary's cow was blamed for a fire that ripped through Chicago destroying some 70,000 buildings and 73 miles of road and caused the death of at least 300 people.
The Great Die-Up
The winter of 1886-87 was particularly brutal in the then territories of Wyoming, Montana, and the Dakotas. Millions of cattle died and basically ended the cattle industry as it was known then.
The Revolutionary War
The battles of Lexington and Concord was the beginning of the American Revolutionary War in Massachusetts, the epicenter of colonist agression against the British Crown.
The Schoolhouse Blizzard
The Schoolhouse Blizzard dropped only six inches of snow in Nebraska but had gale force winds and whipping snow that caught everyone off-guard. Many children were trapped in one-room schoolhouses during the blizzard.
The Tet Offensive
Some felt the Tet Offensive was a crucial turning point in the Vietnam War as the North Vietnam Army, along with the Vietcong, captured five South Vietnam cities. However in less than a month, South Vietnam regained control of those cities.
It was April 15, 1912 when the RMS Titanic sank to the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean, after striking an iceberg. Just over 2.000 people lost their lives on the fateful maiden voyage of the "unsinkable" ship. Just over 700 people were rescued by another ship called the RMS Carpathia about an hour afte
Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire
The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire cost the lives of 146 people, most of whom were Jewish and Italian immigrant women, aged 16-23.
True History of Fairy Tales
Cinderella's stepsisters cut their feet to make them fit into the golden slipper and Rumpelstiltskin tore himself in half when the miller's daughter found out his name. You won't see these horrific endings on any Disney movie.
Typhoid Mary infected numerous people in New York city with typhoid. Some people died from it s well. She was quarantined to a clinic for almost 30 years of her 69 years of life.
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