Memorial Day started out as Decoration Day and was created to remember the soldiers of the Civil War. After World War I, Memorial Day would be to remember all fallen soldiers in the wars that the United States was involved in.
1998 Ice Storm
The Great Ice Storm of 1998 devastated Canada and parts of New York and the New England Region. It was known as "The Storm of the Century" after it ended.
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.
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