“Hold up the train. Ammunition ship afire in harbor making for Pier 6 and will explode. Guess this will be my last message. Good-bye boys.” Said Vincent Coleman on December 6th, 1917. This message saved Passenger Train No. 10, the overnight train that was coming from Saint John, New Brunswick. The train was due to arrive in Halifax at 8:55 am, to its doom in front the blazing Mont Blanc, Coleman effectively saved 300 people from dying due to the Halifax explosion. The Halifax Explosion was a disastrous explosion that occurred on December 6th, 1917, that resulted in 1,963 deaths officially with another 9,000 injured and 6,000 people left homeless and destroyed a large part of the city. All but the Richmond district in the north end of the city …show more content…
The Canadian government did not have a plan of action for what to do if there was a large influx of dead bodies or how to identify the victims. Luckily, five and a half years prior to the explosion, the coroner John Barnstead developed a system that used labels to describe bodies of victims to deal with and identify the approximately 209 dead bodies that originated from the sinking of the RMS Titanic. The labels included the physical description of the victim, their personal belonging that were on their bodies or in their body’s general area, the address of where they were found so on so forth. This system had even helped Frances Coleman find her husband 's body when the brother of Vincent Coleman, the deceased husband, identified by recognising Coleman’s wallet and watch that were found with his severely burned body. Despite the good efforts of John Barnstead, the system still had its flaws, for example due to the fact that bodies would bloat soldiers would have to cut rings off their fingers, which in turn caused people to mistrust the soldiers as they believed that the soldiers were stealing valuable property from the dead. A big problem that also occurred after the explosion was the lack of housing after the explosion. As mentioned before, the explosion had wiped out a
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Could the fire at the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory have been prevented? I am not going to answer that question just yet. Without assessing all of the information to prevent the making of unfounded accusations. First things first you may be asking yourself what a Triangle Shirtwaist is. A triangle shirtwaist is a type of blouse that many women wore in the early 1900's.
Greg Godzik age 17, John Szyc age 19, Robert piest age 15, John Butkovich age 17, Tom Boling, David Talsma, Robert Winch, Russell Nelson, John Mowery, Robert Gilroy age 18, Matthew Bowman, John Prestige, Rick Johnson, William Carroll age 16, Samuel Stapleton, Randall Reffelt, Darrell Simpson, Billy Kindred, Frank Landingin, James Mazzara and their were about 13 bodies that could not be identified because of how decomposed they were. The 13 that couldn’t be identified was in such bad shape and condition that they were decomposing by the time anyone got to them if not they were completely
ER #3 Triangle Shirtwaist Fire Emily Refici SUNY American History Mrs. Paventi Liverpool High School The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire, a catastrophic event that occurred in 1911, remains an important moment in American industrial history. This tragedy, which claimed the lives of 146 garment workers, predominantly young immigrant women, highlighted the dangerous working conditions they faced in the rapidly growing garment industry of the time. Laissez-faire - a political French expression referring to governments' resistance to meddle with the functioning of the market economy, is illustrated in this as there was no government involvement concerning worker safety. The disaster served as a wake-up call for the need to prioritize
However, there were several long term problems such as movement between towns and refugees from the offense. Transportation became much more difficult due to the attacks on roads and bridges. Along with these, houses and buildings had been damaged with an estimated number of 460,000 people left as refugees (Directorate of Intelligence). Which forced the government to use the advantage of still having a strong economy to help deliver food, supplies, and housing to the people in these devastated cities. America, though not having its territory directly involved, was largely impacted by this.
December 6, 1917, 9:05am- Halifax was devastated as the military relief ship SS Imo and the SS Mont-Blanc collided in Bedford Basin. Spectators gathered as the burning Mont-Blanc, with a cargo full of explosives, drifted towards Halifax. Halifax’s firefighting boat Patricia rushed to the scene as a small tugboat did what it could to prevent the accident. Unfortunately, all the efforts could not disarm the bomb that was in the shipload. As Mont-Blanc floated towards Halifax, and citizens gathered to watch, Mont-Blanc exploded sending rubble in all directions.
Oklahoma City Bombing “On April 19th, 1995 one of the worst bombings happened on American soil.” Two ex Military Terry Nichols and Timothy McVeigh were planning a terrorist attack in Oklahoma City.(History.com) They had set diesel fuel and bombs in a truck in front of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building by pillars.(JamestownPublisher) McVeigh was angry at the U.S. government with citizens and politics. Nichols and McVeigh had planned this for a few months.
“I said ‘no, what?’ I got my three kids and we bounced out. Nuh-uh, we ain't gonna be in no fire. Not today." News on 6 reports that nearly every resident was positive despite the fire; fortunately none of the 100 residents were injured.
Eventually, Chief Joseph gave up and rode into the Union camp and told Colonel Nelson A Miles, “I am tired,’ he said. ‘My heart is sick and sad. From where the sun now stands I will fight no more forever.’ The old men are all dead…
In the aftermath, thousands of black protesters gathered at the scene of the bombing. When the police went to break up the protests, violence broke out across the city. Many people were arrested and two young African American men died before the National Guard was called in and restored order. Also, the bombing impacted the support to end segregation greatly and adding more support from many angry people because of the four innocent little girl’s
Coleman Hardee February 16, 2018 US History Research Paper 1st Period The Titanic The RMS Titanic was a luxury steamship sailing from Southampton to France and Ireland then on to New York. The ship could occupy 2,435 passengers and about 900 crew members, which is a total of 3,300 people on board.
This is ironic where that Ralph had given Jack the responsibility of making sure the fire was always there and had boys to watch for any sign of help but since they all fell asleep, they lost the chance of being rescued. 2. “We don’t need the conch any more. We know who ought to say things.” (101-102) We:
How can an “unsinkable” ship sank after only five days ? The event was so dramatic that an inquiry by the British Wreck Commissioner was convened to discuss safety in shipping; the result was the first concept of the SOLAS (Safety of Life at Sea ) International Convention , that prescribed numbers of lifeboats and other emergency equipment along with safety procedures, including continuous radio watches. This was one of the first international initiative to improve the safety in the maritime sector; another important step was the adoption of the ‘Convention on the Intergovernmental Maritime Consultative Organization (IMCO) by the United Nations Maritime Conference. The Titanic was in fact equipped with only 20 lifeboats ( that could carry barely 1178 out of the total 2223 passengers on board ) .
It ripped up trees, destroyed cars, carried houses into the air… and Justin Sky was caught in the middle of it all. Justin tried to take cover, but everything was being destroyed. Him and his family searched frantically for shelter, and ran into a small building on the edge of town. They ducked into the room, looking for