April 20, 1999: 18 year old Eric Harris and 17 year old Dylan Klebold kill 13 people in a shooting rampage inside Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado. Until 2007, it was the deadliest school shooting in US history, when surpassed by the VT massacre.
The Bath School disaster is the historical name of the violent attacks perpetrated by Andrew Kehoe on May 18, 1927 in Bath Township, Michigan that killed 38 elementary school children and 6 adults, and injured at least 58 other people. It is the deadliest mass murder in a school in United States history. It was the most deadly act of terrorism prior to Oklahoma City Federal Building.
The Last Jew in Vinnitsa [Ukraine, 1941] This was found in the personal album of an Einsatzgruppen soldier. It was labelled on the back “The last Jew of Vinnitsa”. All 28,000 of the Jews living there were killed at the time.
April 19, 1995: Timothy McVeigh sets off a massive fertilizer bomb in front of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, OK. 168 people were killed, including 19 children who were at the day-care inside the building at the time, making it the largest act of domestic terrorism in US history.
Robert Thompson and Jon Venables, both ten years old, murdered James Patrick Bulger after they abducted him from a shopping mall on 12 February 1993, James was only two years old. He was abducted, tortured, murdered and left lieing on near by railroad tracks. The pair were found guilty on 24 November 1993, making them the youngest convicted murderers in modern English history.
The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire in New York on March 25 1911 was the deadliest industrial disaster in the history of the city and resulted in the 4th highest loss of life from an industrial accident in U.S. history. The fire caused the deaths of 146 garment workers who either died from the fire or jumped to their deaths. Most of the victims were recent immigrant Jewish and Italian women aged 16 to 23.Many workers couldn't escape as managers had locked the doors to the stairwells and…
"Don't be afraid." That's what Ruby Bridges's mother told her on November 4, 1960. Little Ruby listened carefully to the advice. Soon, four United States federal court marshals, or officers, arrived at the Bridges family home in New Orleans, La., to drive the first grader to William Frantz Public School. A screaming mob was waiting. People stood near the building shouting. Ruby held her head high. With the marshals surrounding her, the 6-year-old walked into the school and into history
A B-25 bomber crashes into the Empire State Building on the morning of July 28, 1945. New York Times photographer Ernie Sisto had two of his friends hold his belt while he dangled off the side of the building to snap this photo.