There were many oil field accidents in Long Beach after oil was discovered on nearby Signal Hill in 1921, but the most tragic was the June 2, 1933, Richfield Oil Company disaster. An explosion at Twenty-Seventh Street and Lime Avenue killed nine, and injured thirty-five. It was a horrible catastrophe that began with a tremendous refinery blast that was felt in cities thirty miles away; even earthquake instruments in Pasadena registered the explosion. The fire that followed reached two homes, but the heroic efforts of 500 men, armed with shovels, prevented the oil that flowed from broken storage vats from igniting and spreading the fire further into residential areas. All in all fifty dwellings were damaged and a dozen other small buildings
During the Red Scare on September 1920, on Wall Street a bomb exploding and killing 38 people, another bomb destroyed A Mitchell Palmers, and Attorney General home. 9-11 was nothing like The Red Scare. They both killed and injured plenty. The guys that bombed the towers on 9-11 were suicide bombers, meanwhile the ones that dropped the
On Friday January 24, 1975, 1:20 in the afternoon, FALN bombed the Fraunces Tavern in New York City. The explosion killed four people, more than sixty people were injured and the damage exceeded more than $300,000. No criminal action was taken. The bomb was created with ten pounds of dynamite and was placed into a suitcase and left in the hallway of the Tavern entrance. Near the explosion was a phone booth and inside was a note left by FALN stating, “we … take full responsibility for the especially detonated (sic) bomb that exploded today at Fraunces Tavern, with reactionary corporate executives inside”(Bovsun, 2012).
It was on August 6, 1945 at 8:16 a.m. Japanese time when tens of thousands of lives would perish. The Enola Gay which was an American B-29 bomber dropped the world’s first deployed atomic bomb over the Japanese city of Hiroshima. Consequently, the explosion caused would devour about 80,000 people, but many more would later face death because of the radiation. But aside from death another 35,000 persons were injured, and at least another 60,000 persons would be dead by the end of the year as an immediate effect from this cataclysmic event. Furthermore, the bombing of Hiroshima devastated the city; it wiped out almost 90 percent of the populous.
Exactly two decades ago, on August 23, 1996, Osama bin Laden declared war on the United States. At the time, few people paid much attention. But it was the start of what’s now the Twenty Years’ War between the United States and al-Qaeda a conflict that both sides have lost. Osama bin Laden had already tried to hit the world trading towers in 1993. Osama bin Laden planned the September 11 attacks after being “inspired” by a chance discussion about a plane crash in the US, Al-Qaeda propaganda has claimed.
The Dropping of the Atomic Bomb. On the 6th August 1945 at approximately 8:15am, a US bomber plane dropped the first atomic bomb on the city of Hirsoshima in Japan which instantly killed 80 000 people. The bomb was named ‘Little Boy’ and was a uranium gun-type atomic bomb which weighed 5 tons. Three days later another bomb was dropped, on the city of Nagosaki, which was a plutonium implosion-type bomb named ‘Fat Man’ and it killed 40 000 people instantly. In total, an average of 246 000 people were killed.
My thesis was correct because Bobby made a big impact in ending the Cuban Missile Crisis. If he did not suggest the idea of writing a letter to Nikita S Khrushchev, a nuclear war could have struck between Cuba and the United States. By writing the letter, Robert helped by preventing a war between the two countries, saving many people’s lives. He thought of a peaceful yet effective idea, which most people can not do. Once John was assassinated in 1963, Robert decided to campaign for the New York Senator in 1964.
Introduction A fire broke out in a suburban chemical storage facility where it leads to a catastrophic incident in Coode Island. The incident happened on August 21, 1991 little after 2 pm, when an explosion happened on Coode Island facility. A chemical storage tank that was holding around 600,000 liters of a hazardous chemical called acrylonitrile caught on fire and exploded with sufficient force. The fire that was burning had extreme toxic smoke that went into the air and traveled over the western suburbs and the city and as far as Frankston. The types of hazards included methyl ethyl ketone, acrylonitrile, and benzene these formed a toxic black smoke cloud that traveled 18 miles from the accident site.
After the bomb had been defused, the army took it to a nearby quarry where it was successfully destroyed via a controlled explosion. It is difficult to estimate how many unexploded WWII era bombs are still lying under Italian soil, but every year notable examples turn up in gardens and on beaches across the country as a deadly reminder of the war. Last summer an unexploded bomb closed the Airport of Catania in Sicily. During the Second World War, Anglo - American forces dropped some 370,000 tones of bombs on Italy, causing 100,000 deaths. Sixty years ago, incidences of fuse failure were much more common and experts estimate they could have been as many as 30 percent of all devices dropped may have failed to
One of the Darkest Days in Oklahoma On April 19, 1995, one of the deadliest attacks on our nation happened in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The attack happened on the Alfred P. Murrah Building at approximately 9:00 A.M. A Ryder rental truck that was parked in the front of the nine-story building in downtown Oklahoma City caused the explosion. Americans all over were stunned when they heard of the attack and could not believe who or why anyone could do this horrific action. Just three days after the attack on the Alfred P. Murrah Building, an eyewitness description led the authorities to charge Timothy McVeigh, a former U.S. Army soldier, in the case. It turns out, McVeigh was already in jail after being stopped for a traffic violation and then