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On July 28, 1945, a United States military plane crashes into the 79th floor of the Empire State Building, killing 14 people and injuring 26. The freak accident was caused by heavy fog.

One of the iconic images of the 20th century let alone the war or the Holocaust. Found in a German's photograph album with the words 'The last jew in Vinnitsa' written on the back. 1941

Funeral of John F. Kennedy

Savannah, Georgia, circa 1901. "Bull Street.".....just fill in the cars...the rest is still the same! (well, the trees in the square are way bigger)

Dust storm during the Dust Bowl of 1930s

In this April 29, 1975 file photo, people try to scale the 14-foot wall of the U.S. Embassy in Saigon, trying to reach evacuation helicopters, as the last of the Americans depart from Vietnam. The Vietnam War ended on April 30, 1975.


This is Sergeant Alvin C. York.Born in 1887, York was a Pacifist who became one of the most decorated American soldiers to fight in World War I.

Battle of Midway, 1942

She's old but in a timeless sort of way.

On November 21, 1942, the Alaska Highway is formerly opened (although it is not usable by general vehicles until 1943). The highway was built during WWII to connect the contiguous U.S. to Alaska through Canada.

Members of Missouri Task Force One search-and-rescue team work at a tornado-damaged Home Depot store Tuesday, May 24, 2011, in Joplin, Mo.

Residents of Joplin, Mo, walk west on 26th Street near Maiden Lane after a tornado hit the the southwest Missouri city, May 22, 2011.

Rescue workers in lime-green jackets search for bodies and survivors inside St. John's hospital in Joplin, Mo., Monday, May 23, 2011.

It still stands on record as the 5th deadliest twister in American history. Shortly before 9:00 A.M. on the morning of April 6, 1936, the citizens of Gainesville, a prosperous northeast Georgia textile mill center, were dealt an agonizing blow when a series of deadly tornadoes ripped through the heart of the city.

Japan 2011 Tsunami (15,828 deaths, 5,942 injured, 3,760 people missing)

Before and after... Joplin, MO 2011

A car is shown submerged in ash in this May 20, 1980 photo from Mount St. Helens eruption in Washington State. (AP Photo) #

More than 8,000 people died in the Galveston (Texas) hurricane of 1900.

On April 14, 1935, known as "Black Sunday", 20 of the worst "black blizzards" occurred throughout the Dust Bowl, causing extensive damage and turning the day to night; witnesses reported they could not see five feet in front of them at certain points.


Folsom Street, San Francisco after the Great Earthquake of April 18th, 1906.


Katrina Flood =(

Drought/Dust Storms 1934