San Francisco Earthquake 1989 ~ So terrifying until all friends & family accounted for. Thank God for the World Series. Traffic way lighter than usual at 5:04pm. ~Repinned Via Rhonda Hoffman Garcia (akr)
Friday, March 25, 1911 Triangle Shirtwaist factory fire, New York’s landmark industrial disaster that killed 146 of the factory's 500 employees, most of them young immigrant women and girls of Italian and European Jewish descent. The tragedy sparked a nationwide debate about workers rights, representation and safety.
The Boston Molasses Disaster, also known as the Great Molasses Flood and the Great Boston Molasses Tragedy, occurred on January 15, 1919, in the North End neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts in the United States. A large molasses storage tank burst, and a wave of molasses rushed through the streets at an estimated 35 mph (56 km/h), killing 21 and injuring 150. The event has entered local folklore, and residents claim that on hot summer days, the area still smells of molasses.
This is kind of what a pictured when the daughter lit the hotel on fire. -Zach ----------------------------------- Terrifying! The Sherry - Netherland Hotel Fire on the 32nd floor in New York City. Unknown photographer, 1927