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15-year-old Killed at School Bus Stop
 Dawn Sunshine  21.01.2010  1†   In Sylvania, Ohio, 15-year-old Morgan Duris was hit by a vehicle and killed January 21, 2010, when crossing the street to catch a school bus. Fatal Accident at Bus Stop On January 21, 2010, at 7 a.m. Cynthia A. Anderson, 66 ...
Centennial · United States  US
One Killed, Eighteen Injured in Florida Lightning Strike
 Strong cloudiness  04.07.2009  1†   A lightning strike in Lakeland, Florida, USA left one dead and eighteen others injured on 4 July 2009.   A Fourth of July Celebration   About 100 members of a church group were playing soccer and volleyball outdoors on 4 July 2009, in the ...
Lakeland · United States  US
Death of Michael Jackson
 Day Sunshine  25.06.2009  1†   Collapse Jackson collapsed at his home on 100 North Carolwood Drive in the Holmby Hills area of Los Angeles during the late morning or early afternoon of June 25 PDT. He had received an injection of Demerol at 11:30 a.m., though ...
Bel Air · United States  US
Chatsworth Train Disaster
 Day   12.09.2008  25†   At 4:22 pm on September 12, 2008, a Metrolink commuter train struck an oncoming Union Pacific freight train in a head-on collision. Both trains were traveling at approximately 42 miles per hour, and the force of the collision was enough ...
Twin Lakes · United States  US
Space Shuttle Columia Breaks Up Over Texas
 Day Sunshine  01.02.2003  7†   At 08:59 Eastern Standard Time, on February 1st, 2003, the Space Shuttle Columbia disintegrated in mid-air, 209,000 feet over Texas. The incident was caused by failure of protective tiles designed to deflect the intense heat of re-entry. These tiles had ...
Nacogdoches, Texas · United States  US
Exxon Valdez Oil Spill
 Night Cloudiness  24.03.1989   At 12:04 am on the morning of March 24, 1989, the Exxon Valdez oil tanker ran aground on Bligh Reef in Prince William Sound, creating the largest-ever oil spill in US waters and the most extensive and expensive spill cleanup ...
Tatitlek · United States  US
America’s First Space Shuttle Disaster Kills 7 Astronauts
 Day Sunshine  29.01.1986  7†   At 11:39 Eastern Standard Time on January 28, 1986, the Space Shuttle Challenger was destroyed just off the coast of Florida, 73 seconds after launch. The disaster was one of the most public in the history of the American space ...
Cape Canaveral · Florida  USA
3 Astronauts Killed In Apollo 1 Space Capsule Fire
 Day Cloudiness  27.01.1967  3†   At 6:31 Eastern Standard Time on January 27, 1967, 3 astronauts were killed on the launch pad at Cape Kennedy Space Center located in Florida, USA. A fire erupted and destroyed the capsule occupied by the astronauts before they could ...
Canaveral (historical) · United States  US
Worst Industrial Accident In U.S. History - Texas City Explosion
 Day Sunshine  16.04.1947  581†   On April 16, 1947 a French ship exploded in the harbor of Texas City, Texas. The 2,300 tons of ammonium nitrate it had been carrying caught fire and blew up with enough force to kill 581 people. Thousands of ...
Texas City · United States  US
Hindenburg Disaster
 Night Rain  06.05.1937  36†   At 7:25 pm on the evening of May 6, 1937, the German zeppelin Hindenburg burst into flames while mooring at Lakehurst Naval Air Station in New Jersey, US. The fire took about 37 seconds to completely destroy ...
Legler · United States  US
Moving Earth Causes St Francis Dam Collapse, Kills Over 600
 Night Sunshine  12.03.1928  600†   At 11:57 pm on March 12, 1928, the St. Francis Dam collapsed, releasing 39 million cubic meters of water into the San Fransisquito Canyon. By the time the flood reached the ocean 5 ½ hours later, over ...
Las Cantilles · United States  US
602 killed in Iroquois Theater Fire
 Day Sunshine  30.12.1903  602†   The Iroquois Theater Fire occurred on 30 December 1903 in Chicago, Illinois, USA.  It was the single deadliest structural fire in US history, killing a total of 602, with 571 killed within twenty minutes of the outbreak of the fire. The ...
Canal Trustees · United States  US
2’209 killed, $17 million US in damages when flood strikes Johnstown
 Day   31.05.1889  2209†   The Johnstown Flood (also known as the Great Flood of 1889) occurred on 31 May 1889, when the South Fork Dam failed after several days of hard rain.  The South Fork Dam was located 14 m (23 km) upstream of ...
Johnstown · United States  US
150 Killed When Nanaimo Mine Explodes, 3 May 1887
   03.05.1887  150†   On 3 May 1887, the Nanaimo mine in Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada killed 150 miners. Only seven miners survived, and the mine burned for a full day.   The Nanaimo Mine   The Vancouver Coal Company operated the Nanaimo Mine. The Number ...
Neilton · United States  US
125 Bodies Recovered After Great Chicago Fire of 1871
   08.10.1871  200300†   The Great Chicago Fire burned from Sunday, 8 October to Tuesday, 10 October, 1871. Four square miles of Chicago, Illinois were destroyed; 125 bodies were recovered, and final estimates place the number of fatalities at between 200 and 300.   Origins ...
Fort Dearborn Addition · United States  US
Tornado Kills Eight in Oklahoma
 Day Whirlwind / Hurricane / Tornado / Cyclone  10.02.1009  8†   The tornado was the strongest of six tornados spotted in Oklahoma on February 10, 2009.   It had a strength of EF 4 on the Enhanced Fujita Scale.   The cyclone produced winds estimated to be at 170 miles per hour (270 ...
Lone Grove, Oklahoma · United States  US
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