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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.

"General Slocum" Disaster marker - Astoria Park, Queens - PS General Slocum - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Coconut Grove nightclub fire was the worst fire disaster in American history. It occurred November, 1942 in Boston, MA. 492 people were killed and hundreds more injured. The nightclub was filled to double its legal capacity when it caught fire. It was the result of a busboy using a match to replace a burned out light bulb. The fire took off in seconds. Many exits were blocked or locked, the doors opened inwards, victims were crushed in the revolving doors. Today it's a parking lot.

Chairs piled high inside the charred interior of the Coconut Grove Fire - 1942

Firefighter In Iconic Our Lady Of The Angels Photo Dies at 81 - Fire Engineering Training Community

Our Lady of the Angels School fire 1958 - The body of old John Michael Jaikowski Jr being carried out by firefighter Richard Scheidt. This photo served as a fire prevention safety poster nationwide.

A MOMENT IN HISTORY: TRAGEDY FOR THE FLYING WALLENDAS:  Two of The Flying Wallendas fall to the floor after their "living pyramid" of acrobats collapsed when one of the performers lost his balance. Two of the performers, Richard Faughnan and Dieter Schepp, were killed and two were seriously injured in the disaster at the Shrine Circus on February 3, 1962.  They never used a net. Over the years many W family members have fallen to their death.

A MOMENT IN HISTORY: TRAGEDY FOR THE FLYING WALLENDAS: Two of The Flying Wallendas fall to the floor after their "living pyramid" of acrobats collapsed when one of the performers lost his balance. Two of the performers, Richard Faughnan and Dieter Schepp, were killed and two were seriously injured in the disaster at the Shrine Circus on February 3, 1962. They never used a net. Over the years many W family members have fallen to their death.

"The Soviet hospital ship, the Armenia, was torpedoed and sunk by the Nazis in November 1941. It was one of the worse [sic] maritime disasters in history. All but eight of the 7,000 passengers perished on a ship designed for not more than a thousand. A comparatively modest 1,514 died on the Titanic (1912) and 1,198 on the Lusitania (1915) yet the sinking of the Armenia is all but lost to history."

The Soviet hospital ship, The Armenia, was torpedoed and sunk by the Nazis in November It was one of the worse maritime disasters in history. All but eight of the passengers perished on a ship designed for not more than a thousand.

Abram and Maria Niemela. They held their infant baby son over their heads, saving his life as they were crushed: -  The Italian Hall Disaster (sometimes referred to as the 1913 Massacre) is a tragedy that occurred on December 24, 1913 in Calumet, Michigan. Seventy-three men, women, and children, mostly striking mine workers and their families, were crushed to death in a stampede when someone falsely yelled "fire" at a crowded Christmas party. by coolnana

Abram and Maria Niemela. They held their infant baby son over their heads, saving his life as they were crushed: - The Italian Hall Disaster (sometimes referred to as the 1913 Massacre) is a tragedy that occurred on December 1913 in Calumet, Michigan.

The largest of the 22 families that were completely wiped out in the Eastland Disaster was the Dolezal/Sindelar family, who lost 7 people on July 24, 1915 when the Eastland capsized into the Chicago River. #The844

The funeral of the 8 members of the Sindelar family who perished in the Eastland steamer ship disaster. 845 lives were lost on July 1915 when the steamer overtuned in the Chicago river.

Man holding a dead infant from the General Slocum disaster

Man holding a dead infant from the General Slocum disaster

Dorothy Fitzgerald SS Eastland disaster age 3

Dorothy Fitzgerald Ship: SS Eastland Nationality: American Residence: Chicago, Cooks Illinois Death: July 1915 AM Cause: SS Eastland rolled on its side (body buried in Holy Cross cemetery in Yeadon, Delaware Pennsylvania) Age: 3 years

1904 . crowds gather outside St Marks, 6th street, awaiting news of their loved ones after the General Slocum Disaster.

crowds gather outside St Marks, street, awaiting news of their loved ones after the General Slocum Disaster.

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