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The hurricane of 1900 hit Galveston, Texas with a fury. It was referred to as the "Great Storm". Winds exceeded 135 mph and in today's standards, it would be classified as a Category 4 storm. Hurricanes had not yet been named. Between 6,000 - 8,000 people were killed and 10,000 left homeless. It is still believed to be the deadliest storm in U.S. history.
Vietnam: Memorial Day: Georgette Louise Meyer: Chapelle was killed in Vietnam on November 4, 1965 while on a search and destroy operation. The lieutenant in front of her kicked a tripwire boobytrap, consisting of a mortar shell with a hand grenade. Chapelle was hit in the neck by a piece of shrapnel which severed her carotid artery and died soon after. Her last moments were captured in a photograph by Henri Huet. She became the first American female reporter to be killed in action.
On June 15, 1904, the General Slocum catches fire and sinks in New York's East River, killing more than 1,000 – one of the worst U.S. maritime disasters and the New York area's worst disaster in terms of loss of life until the September 11, 2001 attacks.
Chapelle was the first female war correspondent to be killed in Vietnam, as well as the first American female reporter to be killed in action. Chapelle was so admired by the Marines with which she was embedded that her body was repatriated with an honor guard of six Marines and was given full Marine burial. ( i am sorry that this is so graphic but i was truly moved by the photo)