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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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In May 1984, a fire in the Haunted Castle took the lives of eight people at the Six Flags amusement park in Jackson, New Jersey. The story appeared on the front page of the New York Times, which detailed the incident, rescue efforts, and the…

Grover Shoe Factory Before.jpg
The “before” picture shows the R.B. Grover & Co. shoe factory as it was before the March 20, 1905 steam boiler explosion which leveled the building, killing over 50 of the 400 employees and injured another 150, while the “after” picture shows the…

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…

Omeka primary doc.pdf
British reporter Michael Buerk holds a starving Ethiopian infant. At least 400,000 people died of starvation during the famine of 1983-85. News coverage was instrumental in spurring international relief efforts.

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This photo documents the devastating tornado that touched down in the independent city of Petersburg, Virginia, on 6 August 1993 at approximately 1:30 p.m.. This tornado rapidly grew in size and strength as it moved two miles northeast into the…

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This photo is from a news report provided by the Richmond-based television station WRIC. It shows the destruction of a local Walmart by a tornado that occurred on 6 August 1993, when shoppers and employees were inside the building. One hundred…

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Photograph of the floodwaters of the Arno River rushing through the upper arches of the Ponte Vecchio during the height of the “Great Flood” of Florence, Italy of November 4, 1966. It was the largest flood the city of Florence had seen since 1557,…
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