Powerful Earthquake in Italy Kills at Least 247 and Shatters Towns. An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of struck about 100 miles from Rome, trapping scores under debris and all but destroying some areas.
Fifty years ago, on December 16, 1960 at 10:33 a.m. EST, on a snowy, gray day in the skies between Staten Island and Brooklyn, NY two commercial airliners tragically collided, killing everyone on board, setting fire to ten apartment buildings, a church, a funeral home, and several businesses, and narrowly missing a nearby high school and secondary school.
The Cocoanut Grove nightclub fire was the worst fire disaster in American history. It occurred November 1942 in Boston. 492 people were killed and more injured. The nightclub was filled to double its legal capacity when it caught fire. The fire spread
1918 Flu pandemic: A black and white poster. The poster recommends that those suffering from coughing and sneezing should not enter the theater. The poster was created by the Chicago Department of Health.