Most debris that was floating in the water when the storm was passing, ended up clogging up the storm drains. The clogged drains made the draining process a lot longer. They rescued around 34,000 people in total ( History.com Staff ). When emergency protocol went out, only fifteen nursing homes evacuated and 37 didn’t. When people came to rescue they had to go by either boat or air.
The fire destroyed an area of four miles long and one mile wide. Roughly one third of the city lay in ruins, 17,450 building burnt to a crisp. We learned a great number of things from the Great Chicago fire. We learned not to make whole cities out of wood or build buildings so close together.
The fire was tremendously devastating to the citizens of Chicago. Firefighters, who had fought a large fire the day prior, were first sent to the wrong address. Later they heard shouts of fire and were able to find the correct location. But because they were not able to get to the right place sooner they lost very valuable time which
Causes and Consequences of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire On March 25, 1911, the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory caught fire, killing nearly one hundred and fifty workers. It has since been referred to as the “worst workplace disaster in New York City history until 9/11.” The corruption of Max Blanck and Isaac Harris, Triangle owners, and Tammany Hall permitted the horrendous working conditions in the factory which ultimately caused the Triangle fire and consequent one hundred and forty-six deaths.
The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire begun on March 25,1911. The fire started because someone had dropped a cigarette and started the fire. The fire started on the 8th floor of the factory, it continued up to the 9th floor. The fire killed around 145 workers. Some people jumped and killed themselves rather than getting burned alive, one jumper survived the jump.
The History has gone as far back as 1836, and all the earthquakes range from a 5.6- 7.8. Currently the 1906 Earthquake was the biggest being a 7.8. The People of San Francisco recovered quickly after the fire, and by 1909 all of the damaged buildings were rebuilt taller and stronger. Although about 28,000 buildings were damaged or destroyed by the 1906 Earthquake and Fire, about 20,500 brand new buildings replaced them and started the heart of San Francisco.
Just earlier this very year, there was a horrible fire at the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory where 146 workers perished. Some died from the fire and others from jumping from the windows in order to escape it. Triangle Shirtwaist has brought the plight of these poor workers to the forefront as the public takes notice of the lack of safety measures in place at not just this factory, but many similar workplaces, and demands that something be done to prevent such a tragedy from occurring again. I believe one of the first steps to creating a safer workplace is having government regulations in place that prevent the mistreatment of workers and ensure that employees can escape in case of emergency. The regulations themselves should not be just broad, but address the many issues that workers face in order to give the workers the safest and healthiest working environment possible.
He forged multiple documents if foster parents were not found in time (Berkshire, 2015). Eventually, six more shipments arrived in England totaling 669 children. Devastatingly, the last and largest shipment of 250 children did not make it because of Germany 's invasion of Poland, resulted in the start World War Two and all borders being closed. This last shipment and all relatives of the 669 children perished in the Holocaust (Vashem, 2011). If Nicholas ignored his internal feelings and beliefs to get these children into a safe home then all these children would have murdered at the hands of
Sodder Children It is estimated that 356,00 people lose their homes to fires. The Sodder family was one of these people. On christmas eve of 1945 the Sodder house caught on fire and burned to ashes. Out of 10 children, only 5 survived the fire but the remains of the other 4 were never found.
It was on February 14, 2018 when Nikolas Cruz walked into Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. He opened fire and in the end, 17 people were killed. Although there had been several school shootings that had already happened before, like the Columbine High school shooting where 13 people died, the recent incident at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida caused a turning point in history because students all around the country were sick of constantly being in danger. In the articles, “Students plan Denver march focused on school safety” and “Organizers plan for 500,000 attendees at ‘March For Our Lives’ gun-control march in Washington,” students around the US are gathering together to voice their fear,
The Triangle Shirtwaist Fire was a devastating fire that killed 146 girls in New York City (Leap for Life, Leap for Death). At this time, citizens of New York were furious and demanded that the government do something to prevent future tragedies. The government responded and the reforms that the government made, it changed the future of New York industry. The Triangle Shirtwaist Fire, one of history’s deadliest fires, came as a result of outrageously unsafe working conditions, led to a high death toll and injury total, but, ultimately resulted in reforms that helped safeguard future factory workers.
During the Progressive Era (1890’s - 1920’s) there were political reforms and social activism in the United States of America. These acts of social activism and political reformation were to fix issues in urban areas, fix issues in the garment industry, and to make a changes so tragedies (like the Triangle Fire) don’t happen again. The triangle fire serves as a microcosm for the progressive era because they both needed reformation but action was not taken until things became extreme. Right before the Progressive era, America was full of living condition issues, political leader problems, and issues among the people. A serious urban issue included “Laws regulating factories were worthless if not enforced, a truth horribly demonstrated a
Chicago TheTo City Ready to Burn In 1871, Chicago witnessed a horrible disaster. It was a city ready to burn to flames. In the book, The Great Fire by Jim Murphy clearly shows just how easy it was for Chicago to catch fire. He also shows enough evidence to why the city was ready to burn. Back in those days everything was made out of wood.
During the September 11 hijackings, the worst terror attack on American soil, hundreds of lives were lost due to lack of fundamental communications between officials. 9/11 was the largest act of terror committed on American soil in which 23 radical Muslims hijacked four planes. Two planes were flown into the North and South Tower, one into the Pentagon and one drove down into a Pennsylvania field. Many argue that if there were better communication systems that were put into place that many more lives could have been saved.. According to the Associated Press, “Sept. 11 was a convergence of the worst possible problems in communication technology—a jammed commercial network made cell phone use impossible” (Sharp).
The Tanganyika Laughter Epidemic of 1962 was anything but a laughing matter. If people today think that the Salem Witch Trials of 1692 depicted in The Crucible were horrible, imagine what they would say if they knew about this event in history. Unlike the Witch Trials in colonial Massachusetts, the Laughter Epidemic that occurred centuries later was much more painful. This was mostly due to the fact that the main symptom, uncontrollable laughter, lasted anywhere from 6-18 months. The Tanganyika Laughter Epidemic of 1962 and the Salem Witch Trials, as seen in The Crucible, share similarities in that both started with a group of girls and continued for a little more than a year, however there were differences in the areas of death toll and the way people suffered.