At 10:20 a.m., December 6, 1907, explosions occurred at the No. 6 and No. 8 mines at Monongah, West Virginia. The explosions ripped through the mines at 10:28 a.m., causing the earth to shake as far as eight miles away, shattering buildings and pavement, hurling people and horses violently to the ground, and knocking streetcars off their rails. Three-hundred and sixty-two men and boys died. It remains the worst mine disaster in the history of the United States.
View of S.S. Eastland taken from Fire Tug in the Chicago River on July 24, 1915 as it was docked at the Clark St. Bridge. The ship rolled killing approximately 844 people.
The Gresford Colliery Disaster occurred on 22 September 1934 near Wrexham, in north-east Wales when an explosion killed 266 men and boys. The cause was never proved but an inquiry found that a number of factors such as failures in safety procedures and poor mine management contributed to the disaster. Only eleven bodies were ever recovered. The remains of the other victims were left underground in the permanently-sealed damaged sections of the mine.
Iroquois Theater haunted | ... Iroquois Theater fire, depicts the alley before the flames were extinguished
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)
Victim: The Johnstown Flood occurred on May 31, 1889. It was the result of the catastrophic failure of the South Fork Dam situated on the Little Conemaugh River 14 miles upstream of the town of Johnstown, Pennsylvania, USA, made worse by several days of extremely heavy rainfall. The dam's failure unleashed a torrent of 20 million tons of water from the reservoir known as Lake Conemaugh. The flood killed 2,209 people.