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  • Tags: 1900-1999

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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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On December 1917, the Norwegian vessel SS Imo collided with the SS Mont-Blanc, a French cargo ship carrying explosives, of the coast of Halifax, Nova Scotia. The resulting blast and the tsunami that followed killed some 2,000 people, injured…

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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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Between 1958 and 1962, government policies known as the Great Leap Forward, along with bad harvests and other unfortunate natural phenomena, left many Chinese people with little to eat. Famine was especially severe in rural areas of China As a…

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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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Air pollution is threatening the survival of the great buildings of ancient Greece. Modern museum professionals and scientists are taking steps to understand and stop the deterioration process.

According to the official website on the restoration…

HENNING - 1923 - JAPAN'S WORLD STATUS UNHURT BY EARTHQUAKE Will Pr.pdf
This article from the Chicago Tribune discusses the Great Kanto Earthquake--the deadliest earthquake in Japan's history--that devatated Tokyo and Yokohama on 1 September 1923 and how Japan’s status as a nation will be affected by the disaster. The…

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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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After Hurricane Hugo ravaged the South Carolina coastline on September 21, 1989, many people and items were displaced from their homes. For example, this sail boat, called The Guppy, came to rest in the middle of Lockwood Drive, quite a distance from…

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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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