The Boston Molasses Flood of 1919. A huge molasses storage tank ('cause those exist) stationed in the North End of Boston burst, flooding the streets at a surprisingly rapid rate of about 35 mph, killing 21 people and injuring another 150.
At the Shelton Laurel massacre site, some of the 13 bodies lay about the ground. Sergeant Jay, a Virginian, but attached to a Tennessee company of the Sixty-fifth North Carolina regiment, jumped upon the bleeding bodies: "Pat Juba for me while I dance the damned scoundrels down to and through hell." The next day the wives and families of the murdered men found their grave, the hogs had rooted up one man's body, and eaten his head off.
Frances L. Goodrich was a Presbyterian missionary and teacher from Binghamton, NY, who came to Madison County, NC in the autumn of 1890. She’s responsible for getting the White Rock Hospital (originally Laurel Hospital) built in Marshall in the early years of the 20th century. It was a major accomplishment for that time.
One of the most-visited graves in Jerusalem belongs to Oskar Schindler, the German factory-owner and Nazi Party member credited with saving the lives of 1098 Jews during the Second World War. His grave in the Catholic cemetery on the southern slope of Mount Zion is visited by Jews, Christians and people of no religious faith