The front doors of the factory would always be locked because the owners Isaac Harris and Max Blanck thought one of the employees might steal something from the factory. When they tried to go downstairs, the flames of the fire burned them that prevented them to try leave the building. The factory owners were charged for manslaughter after the fire. A few years later they were acquitted and let out of
Along time ago in a city far far away from here a city called Chicago, in 1871 chicago was lit in an unknown way. All we do know is that it was a disaster. The author Jim Murphy gives us plenty of reasons why the city was ready to burn for example, There had been a long lasting drought for several months therefore it was very dry, and the town was basically made of wood and could ignite any time it wanted to. Also to made it even worse the roofs on buildings were made of tar,and there were several buildings were filled with tons of hay and coal literally.
“Gat, Mirren, and Johnny perished in a house fire thought to be an accident and Cadence didn’t notice the fire” ( Lockhart page 201). This is Harris version of the story he tells people about what happened. After we learn about what happened with Cadence and all the accidents and we learn that some things with her and the liars are not really happening because they are really dead from the
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.
Many houses and lives were destroyed on this day in Pompeii. To begin, Mount Vesuvius was a major factor in the destruction in Pompeii. The effect of this eruption was hot ash raining down on the city of Pompeii. It was also the destruction of many peoples’ lives, houses, and the city of Pompeii. Next,
This can lead to severe illness, like lung problems, and it can even result in death. According to Lewis Hine’s report, “… two breaker boys of 15 years… fell or were carried by the coal down into the car below. One was badly burned and the other was smothered to death” (Doc B). This reveals the dangers and harsh realities of child labor. It shows how children were badly injured and sometimes even killed.
Picking up a newspaper today is like picking up one thousand bricks. It is painful to read about the horrible, gut wrenching stories. Stories that happen to innocent civilians, and yet, their families slowly pick up the pieces and move on, leaving all wondering how. In The Story of my Life, Farah, a young girl growing up in war-torn Afghanistan loses it all. Her leg was amputated after a land mine blew up beneath her, and her father and sisters were killed after a rocket hit their house.
Reports show that homes are quickly being decimated, and firefighters and individuals have been killed because of this rapidly spreading fire. We may question what's causing these widespread, eye-opening wildfires. Well heat waves, wind, and the drought can be the blame for this. We are experiencing a really low amount of rainfall and this causes a drought around the world.
David had also lost all his money in a bad investment and was unemployed at the age of 38. His marriage underwent a strain and when his wife suggested a temporary separation, David became very upset and saddened. He left his parents’ home one day took a shot gun with him and killed himself. My opinion on this documentary is the parents wanted the best for their child, however, they did not think about the long term effects not just physically but also emotionally and mentally.
Sadly, while people were innocently waiting for the rescue teams, disgusting people raped the since the victims had nowhere to run to. Families left stranded, most people had no transportation t get away, and they had no shelter to be safe. 100,000 people in total were left stranded ( Hurricane Katrina ). All valuables lost in the storm weren’t salvageable at all. Families were just left with the structure of their house if it hadn’t already collapsed on itself.
This is something that is happening all over our world today. People who need assistance will never receive it because of their position. Many people die each day to things like diarrhea and the cold because they can’t afford a typical check up. “Based on poor access to health care, 1 billion people have no chance of ever seeing a doctor in their life (Infographic).” This is a fact that even pertains to people in America.
I t has been 145 years since one of today’s biggest cities was burned to the ground. One normal day in the city of Chicago, a fire started in the O’ Leary’s barn on October 8th, 1871. There was dry weather and most of the city was made from wood. With the wood, and the dry, windy weather, the city was very flammable. Once the fire started, it spread to the whole city.
A prayer vigil was held at Chapel of the Chimes in Oakland on Saturday night in the memory of Oakland warehouse fire victims. The fire at the converted warehouse which was packed with 50-100 youngsters dancing to electronic music claimed 33 lives. "They were amazing and I'm sorry for everyone's loss," said Genevieve Griesau, whose four friends were still missing after the fire. "It's mind blowing, heart breaking."
In the history of America, the history of the world, never had such unexpected terror descended from the skies. In one hour, the peace and relative quite of 9:45 AM in New York City, was disrupted by a plane circling overhead. Curiosity turned to aghast and shock as the plane started diving toward one of the twin towers. It crashed into an upper story of the building, spewing fire and showering those below with debris. This was only one of 4 hijacked planes, heading toward other United States landmarks.
The Second Industrial Revolution in America, though beneficial to the growth of our nation, was built by the blood and sweat of overworked coal miners between the late 1890s and the turn of the century. Coal became an essential part of life for the average family, for it fueled the industry which people worked (i.e. factories and mills), and gave warmth and a cooking stove to their homes. One would think that those working in the dangerous mines—for such a public necessity—would be compensated fairly for their work, unfortunately the opposite was occurring. Large, privately owned, coal operators, such as those in Kanawha County, West Virginia, allowed greed to override their common decency, as they took advantage of the uneducated, and desperate workers. After many attempts of an amicable resolution to unwavering private operators, a tipping point shifted the balance for the coal miners, and a strike was inevitable.