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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…

Houston Daily Post.pdf
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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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 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…

WesternMail9-13-1878.pdf
This article, published two days after the explosion in the Prince of Wales Colliery at Abercarn on 11 September 1878, is typical for British disaster coverage in the nineteenth century. The explosion killed 268 miners and created underground fires…

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In 1793, Philadelphia experienced a massive outbreak of yellow fever. At the time, there was no vaccine for the disease and no one knew how it was spread. People who were financially able to do so fled city, but those who stayed died at an alarming…

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This lithograph, Destruction de Lisbon, is one of many visual representations of the great earthquake that--in conjunction with the fire and tsunami that it caused--killed as many as 40,000 people and destroyed the Portuguese capital on 1 November…

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In what remains the deadliest aviation disaster in history, two 747 jumbo jets from Pan Am Airways and KLM Royal Dutch Airways collided on a runway at Los Rodeos Airport in Tenerife on the Canary Islands. The two planes were among several that…
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