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This edition of the Arizona Weekly Journal-Minerwaspublished five days after the fire. It was published on Thursday, one day after the regular day of circulation on Wednesday, because the fire destroyed the newspapr's office and printing machinery.…

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Personal floatation device invented by the seventeenth-century German polymath Johann Christoph Wagenseil. Equipped with hinges—so that the user could insert himself into the circle and then securely reclose it—Wagenseil’s invention was to be used…

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On August 27, 1900, a hurricane made landfall on the Gulf Coast of Texas. It destroyed the city of Galveston, Texas and killed between 7,000 and 12,000 people. This newspaper from nearby Houston, published 13 days after the Galveston hurricane made…

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The article, reprinted by the upstate Plattsburgh Republican from a New York City newspaper, quantified the huge losses of potatoes, oats, and other crops in Ireland, a country that was "in its normal state" already the poorest in Europe. The article…

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On August 22nd, 1931, the New York Times printed this article with the headline: “Hwai River Covers 80 Countries in North; Thousands Die, 30,000,000 are Homeless; Thousands Fleeing City; Others Purposely Await Death in Hankow as River Sweeps Over…

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This newspaper article, published on June 9, 1889 just a week after the disastrous flood devastated Johnstown, Pennsylvania, and the surrounding areas, discusses how the South Fork Dam collapsed and led the destructive volume of water down into the…

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Newspaper article containing the reprint of a letter written by Clara Barton, President of the American Red Cross, after the Johnstown Flood, which occurred on 31 May 1889 as a result of the failure of the South Fork Dam on the Little Conemaugh…

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On 1 May 1900, an explosion occurred in the winter Quarters coal mine near the town of Scofield, Utah. More than 200 men were killed, making it the the deadliest American mining disaster to date. It was also a major news story, followed closely…

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On 2 October 1925, the Church Hill railway tunnel collapsed in Richmond, Virginia. Built by the Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad in 1873, the tunnel had been unused for decades when, in 1925, the railroad sought to restore it to usable condition. The…

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On the night of 2 June 1944, a train carrying bombs to Allied airfields further caught fire at Soham in Cambridgeshire in eastern England. Railway workers at the station quickly decoupled the flaming wagon before it exploded, destroying the station…
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