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Hurricane Katrina - One of the costliest natural disasters of all time.

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    Echo Sierra

    They had 4 days of warning and their governor didn't bother to call state of emergency until 5 days after it hit.

An injured rescue worker is pulled from the rubble of the World Trade Center on September 13, 2001.

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Did you know in Florida during slavery slave masters would take a enslaved black child tie a rope around his or her legs put them in the water and use them for ALLIGATOR BAIT. Two movies in 1900 “Alligator Bait” and “Gator and the Pickaninny.” both showed and proved this practice.There were many advertisements and postcards in the South that proved this was real. A PART OF HISTORY NEVER TOLD. NOW YOU KNOW. | I did not know this :(

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The Rosewood Massacre occurred in1923. A predominantly Black town was wiped out and many killed by a white mob, because of false allegations made by a white woman. Remaining residents abandoned the town. The initial report of the Rosewood incident presented less than a month after the massacre claimed there was insufficient evidence for prosecution. Thus no one was charged with any of the Rosewood murders.

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Timothy James McVeigh (April 23, 1968 / June 11, 2001) was a United States Army veteran and security guard who was convicted of bombing the Alfred P. Murrah Building in Oklahoma City on April 19, 1995. The bombing killed 168 people and was the deadliest act of terrorism within the United States prior to the September 11, 2001 attacks. He was convicted of 11 federal offenses, sentenced to death and executed on June 11, 2001.

Inteldocu: Serial Killers – Timothy Mcveigh (2009)

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In the tragedy of the Galveston hurricane of 1900 — the most fatal natural disaster in U. S. history — more than 6,000 souls perished. Yet that number would have nearly doubled had it not been for the efforts of Dr. Isaac Monroe Cline.

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New York City, c.1918, View of a crowded New York City street as people celebrate Armistice Day on November 11, 1918, marking the end of World War I

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The 1918 flu pandemic (the "Spanish flu") was an influenza pandemic. It was an unusually severe and deadly pandemic that spread across the world. Historical and epidemiological data are inadequate to identify the geographic origin. Most victims were healthy young adults. The pandemic lasted from January 1918 to December 1920, spreading even to the Arctic and remote Pacific islands. Between 50 and 130 million died, making it one of the deadliest natural disasters in human history!

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Oct. 14, 1987: "Baby Jessica" McClure was rescued 58 hours after falling down a 22-foot deep abandoned well outside of her day care center in Midland, Texas. Photo credit: Scott Shaw, The Odessa American

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The Day 1 Million Americans Thought Aliens Invaded Earth: Seventy-five years ago today, the voice of a panicked radio announcer broke in with a news bulletin claiming that Martians had landed in New Jersey. Directed by Orson Welles, the "War of the Worlds" would become the most famous radio drama in history. Watch "War of the Worlds" online: ow.ly/qkQHc

The Day 1 Million Americans Thought Aliens Invaded Earth

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On May 18, 1927, 45 people, mostly children, were killed and 58 were injured when disgruntled and demented school board member Andrew Kehoe dynamited the new school building in Bath, Michigan out of revenge over his foreclosed farm due in part to the taxes required to pay for the new school.

Bath School Disaster

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The iconic photo of Tank Man, the unknown rebel who stood in front of a column of Chinese tanks in an act of defiance following the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989.

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Oklahoma city bombing.

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    Emma Tidmore

    this is one of the saddest pictures ever.

Prince William Sound, Alaska - 9.2 Earthquake, 3/27/1964. 2nd largest earthquake on earth in recorded history. This great earthquake & ensuing tsunami took 128 lives (tsunami 113, earthquake 15)

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A man leaps to his death from a fire and smoke filled North Tower of the World Trade Center, on September 11, 2001 in New York City after terrorists crashed two hijacked passenger planes into the twin towers. (Jose Jimenez/Primera Hora/Getty Images

9/11: The Day of the Attacks

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The Great Blizzard of 1888 was one of the most severe recorded blizzards in the history of the United States. Snowfalls of 40-50 inches fell in parts of New Jersey, New York, Massachusetts and Connecticut, and sustained winds of more than 45 miles per hour produced snowdrifts in excess of 50 feet. Railroads were shut down and people were confined to their houses for up to a week.

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The image above is the first photo taken by Armstrong after exiting Eagle, the landing module — and the first photograph ever taken by a person standing on the surface of another world.

The First Photo From The Moon

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1989 - Fall of the Berlin Wall

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On the 23th of August 1989 two million people across Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania joined hands, creating a human chain, to protest peacefully against the Soviet occupation.

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Tsunami in Japan

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Japan's tsunami.

Earthquake, tsunami strike Japan

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The San Francisco Earthquake and Fire, 1906

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This rare 9/11 photo wasn't released until ten years after September 11, 2001. #9/11

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40 of the Most Powerful Pictures Ever Taken - Imgur A 4-month-old baby girl in a pink bear suit is miraculously rescued from the rubble by soldiers after four days missing following the Japanese tsunami.

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Civil Rights March, Washington, 1963.

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