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Life Was Cheap In The U.S.S.R.: The 1982 Salang Tunnel ...

June 3, 2021

Local residents walk along with a donkey carrying water pots after heavy snowfall in Khanozai area some 75 kms in northeast of the provincial capital Quetta on ...

Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire: How American Business...

June 1, 2021

Worker safety was not exactly a priority in the Industrial Age factories of the early 20th century, when many businesses sacrificed employee comfort and safe...

Controlled Burning: How Native Americans Solved Califor...

September 8, 2020

(U.S. Department of Agriculture/Wikimedia Commons) Wildfires are an unfortunate part of life in California. Each summer brings a new series of devastating fir...

The Great Fire Of London: 80% Of London Burned Down In ...

September 3, 2020

Fifteenth-century London was a crowded, dirty, polluted place with wooden buildings topped by tar-covered roofs, built close together along narrow streets. R...

64 A.D.: The Great Fire Of Rome Starts Burning Under Em...

July 19, 2020

(Carl Theodor von Piloty/Wikimedia Commons) On July 18, 64 A.D., the Great Fire of Rome burned nearly two-thirds of the city to the ground. This was no ordina...

History Of The Curfew: Etymology, Brief History, And Ho...

June 3, 2020

British paratroopers enforce curfew in Tel Aviv after King David Hotel bombing, July 1946. (Hans Pinn/Wikimedia Commons) In response to the recent civil unres...

1904 Baltimore Fire: 80 Blocks Burned And Lessons Learn...

February 7, 2020

Men hurry on the street as they work to demolish buildings during the Baltimore fire, 1904. The leveling of the buildings by dynamite was a desperate attempt to...

Steinert Hall: The Secret Antique Symphonic Theater Hid...

September 28, 2019

Cue The Phantom of the Opera: This is the story of a real-life hidden concert hall, tucked deep underground and forgotten beneath the bustling street above. ...