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St. Francis Dam Disaster

July 25, 2021

A group of people and their car stand dwarfed by the shattered remains of the St. Francis Dam. (Bettmann Archive/Getty Images) In 1926, the St. Francis Dam began providing water to the growing...

July 17, 1981: 114 People Were Killed When A Walkway Co...

July 17, 2021

On July 17, 1981, a festive crowd had gathered at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Kansas City, Missouri for a night of dancing, but the revelry was cut tragically...

Entire U.S. Figure Skating Team Killed in 1961 Plane Cr...

June 23, 2021

Family picture of the US figure skating team before boarding the Sabena Flight 548 on February 15, 1961 in New York that crashed near Brussels, Belgium. (STF/AF...

1977: The Worst Accident In Civil Aviation History Wher...

March 27, 2021

Wreckage on the runway of Los Rodeos after the Tenerife airport disaster of March 27, 1977. (Unknown author/Wikimedia Commons) On March 27, 1977, two Boeing 7...

Challenger Disaster: What Happened To The Space Shuttle...

January 28, 2021

Space Shuttle Challenger explodes shortly after take-off. (NASA/Wikimedia Commons) On a clear, blue January morning in 1986, NASA's space shuttle Challenger b...

6 Dystopian Fantasies That Will Never Be The Same Again...

April 19, 2020

When The Walking Dead premiered in 2010 on AMC, it made regular people wonder how they would handle such an apocalypse. It's a question that genre fans have ...

The 1906 San Francisco Earthquake: The Largest In Conti...

April 18, 2020

On this day, 114 years ago, the residents of San Francisco were jolted out of their beds in the early morning hours by the biggest earthquake in the history ...

The Great Molasses Flood Sounds Like A Joke, But It Kil...

January 15, 2020

On January 15, 1919, the Boston area found itself in a sticky situation. That afternoon, a tank full of molasses exploded while traveling through Boston, sending...