It killed seven police and wounded about sixty people. The police than fired on the crowd, killing several people and wounding one hundred people,” The Haymarket affair was horrible because it gave the employers more leverage on the workers because the could use the Haymarket affair as a weapon to keep employees in line. Also, many innocent lives were lost because the harvester company didn’t want to raise wages just a few cents. Instead of raising wages the company provoked the workers and that’s why the fights in the streets broke out. In the following quote from the Homestead strike reading is a reflection of what happened, “The Battle at Homestead will be remembered as an occasion where human greed and civil rights collided and neither one came out on top” The Homestead strike made the Industrial Revolution more harmful because it lost many lives that didn’t need to be lost.
The Fire That Sparked Change The Triangle Shirt Waist Factory Fire of March 25, 1911 is a day that will forever stand out in the heart of communities, families, American factory workers and employees alike. Not only did it needlessly take the lives of 144 people, mostly young women, ages 16-23, and a few men, but it called into light the dangers of poorly constructed buildings, overcrowded work spaces, and dangerous work environments. Historians, teachers, and journalists have poured over trial transcripts, newspaper articles, commission reports, and first hand accounts from either victims or analysis of what was left behind, on that fateful day knowing full well the far reaching grasp of that event. Whether first hand accounts as told by the “Commission” in the “Preliminary Report of the New York Factory Investigating Commission” (1912), recounts of information supplied to the newspapers as in the story published by the New York Times (1911), titled “141 Men and Girls Die in Waist Factory Fire, stories that covered how journalists reported on the story, Elizabeth V Burt’s (2005) “Working Women and the Triangle Fire: Press Coverage of a Tragedy or Doug Linder’s “The Triangle Shirtwaist Fire Trial” each account has not only helped to bring reality to the existence and subsequent deaths of each and everyone of those individuals who lost their lives that fateful day, but also to the need and responsibility for the community and government alike to ensure for safer workplace regulations and stronger building codes.
The Chicago Fire was a very destructive and devastating fire. This fire killed more than 300 people. It left more than 100000 people homeless. The fire burned for two days before it was able to be put out by rain. On the 18 of October in 1871 a fire started in a backyard barn.
The article "The Factory Girl 's Danger", Written by Miriam Finn Scott, discusses the danger of working in a progressive era factory in a skyscraper typical in the New York area. Referenced in her paper is the tragedy known as The Triangle Factory Fire in which 146 workers, mostly young girls, "were charred bodies heaped up behind doors they had vainly tried to beat down, or were unrecognizable pulp upon the street far below"(10,Scott). Miriam also goes further into detail pertaining to the lives of 2 sisters one of whom was killed in the fire. Her article on the triangle factory fire brought the public 's attention to the atrocious conditions these women worked in, Furthermore, it shined a personal light on what otherwise would just been
The Great Chicago Fire was an significant event that took place in Chicago, Illinois in 1871. The fire burned more than $200 million dollars worth of property was destroyed along with the death of 300 people, and more than 100,000 people were left homeless. The Great Chicago Fire is believed to be caused by a cow knocking over an oil lamp. Though it is not proven the chances of that happening are very great. The fire was tremendously devastating to the citizens of Chicago.
London riots came to the crisis to London communities, and they persist to be a crucial issue to the London governments. The riots occurred between August 6-10, 2011 in London and major English cities. Thousands of people participated in the destruction and looting, costing the property depredation around $ 50 million, and the police inability to scale up their responses to the riots. Motivated by deadly shooting a young man of mixed race from Tottenham, during a Trident operation planned by police, Mark Duggan. What began as a peaceful protest into an aggressive disorder.
Have you ever thought if you can get something good out of being sick? It sounds really strange as sickness usually causes pain in our body and that we cannot do many things as we have to recover.However in European history,the Black Death was one of the greatest catastrophes in their history but also led to Europe’s “golden age” which was the Renaissance.The Black Death was a deadly plague in the 1300’s and killed an estimated of 20-25 million people. It spread through black rats and fleas when a bacteria called Yersinia Pestis infected the black rats who also carried fleas therefore infecting both animals.These animals were supposedly brought to Europe by Italian traders who came back from trading with the Mongols unknowingly bringing unwanted pests with them.The disease’s spread was also aided by the lack of hygiene in Europe’s towns and cities at that time.During the Black Death, Europe’s insufficient medical knowledge was not able to help lessen the epidemic leading to the near-hopelessness of European’s in the
The Hindenburg disaster was a tragic event that had occurred in Manchester Township, New Jersey on May 6, 1937. The German passenger airship caught fire and was destroyed during its attempt to dock with its mooring mast at a Naval Air Station. The disaster killed 35 persons on the airship, and one member of the ground crew, but miraculously 62 of the 97 passengers and crew survived. There were many opinions about what exactly sparked the explosion and what caused it to burn so quickly. Tension began between the United States and Germany as people believed the idea that a crewmember or passenger had sabotaged the airship, intentionally starting a fire.
This event led to the greatest threat to Nero’s reign, which began on July 18th, and lasted at least for six days. The fire started at the southeastern end of the Circus Maximus in trading areas, which sold flammable goods. Three of fourteen Roman districts were entirely destroyed and others were severely damaged. Hundreds of people died and many thousands were left homeless. The cost to rebuild Rome was immense.
Additionally, the Holocaust ended up affecting the economies of countries. On the 9th and 10th of November in 1938, Kristallnacht took place in Germany as revenge for the death of Ernst von Rath, the third secretary of the German Embassy in Paris, who was shot on the 7th on the month by Herschel Grynszpan, a Polish Jew. These days were referred to as the night of broken glass, Kristallnacht, because these days involved the legal destruction of Jewish owned homes and businesses. On Kristallnacht, thousands of Jewish homes, shops, and 586 synagogues were destroyed. The irrational destruction of property angered Hermann Goering, not because he thought it was immoral to the Jews, but because the destroyed shops and homes lost a lot of their value.