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The Boston Molasses Disaster, also known as the Great Molasses Flood and the Great Boston Molasses Tragedy, occurred on January 15, 1919, in the North End neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts in the United States. A large molasses storage tank burst, and a wave of molasses rushed through the streets at an estimated 35 mph (56 km/h), killing 21 and injuring 150. The event has entered local folklore, and residents claim that on hot summer days, the area still smells of molasses.

San Andreas Fault ruptured in the 1906 earthquake that destroyed so much of San Francisco

Boston's Great Molasses Flood of 1919. Fire House no. 31 damaged. by Boston Public Library, via Flickr

from Her Campus

Never Forget - A Collegiate's Account of 911 as a New Yorker

Twin towers before 9/11 More

balcony from which the Declaration of Independence was read out

Infographic | Vanderbilts Explained | Famous American Families | Gilded Age | #american #history #people

Infographic | Vanderbilts Explained | Famous American Families | Gilded Age | #american #history #people

The world's first oil well, near Titusville, Pennsylvania, 1863.

“Histomap,” created by John B. Sparks, was first printed by Rand McNally in 1931. It shows the entire history of the world distilled into a single gorgeous chart via The Slate
from Slate Magazine

The Entire History of the World—Really, All of It—Distilled Into a Single Gorgeous Chart

“Histomap,” created by John B. Sparks, was first printed by Rand McNally in 1931. It shows the entire history of the world distilled into a single gorgeous chart via The Slate

The Old Corner Book Store (Boston, MA); first brick building in the city