On March 12, 1928, the San Francis Dam (made by William Mulholland) collapsed 12 hours after he and his assistant gave it a safety inspection. The broken dam caused about 450 people to be killed. This was the cause of William Mulholland 's horrible reputation. His career came to an end and he lost everyone 's high respect. Some of the people even wanted him to die because he was the cause of them losing some of their family members.
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, In Pompeii they normally didn’t go to hospitals, they had a family member cure them.They also ate a variety of ancient foods,which they called “ancient fast food” because they never had long, sit- down dinner.
Francisco PIzarro: The Notable Conquistador that Vanquished the Incan Civilization This famous Spanish explorer passed away on June 26th, 1541, when he was assassinated in Lima, Peru. The cause of his assassination was due to the big disagreement between him and his long time expedition partner, Diego Almagro and how because of this disagreement, he had Almagro killed. This caused many people in the Almagro family to become aggravated of Pizarro’s foolish decision of killing his expedition partner. Years later, on June 26th, 1541, several of Almagro’s followers, whom were led by Almagro’s son, stormed and raided Pizarro’s grand palace in Lima, Peru. Pizarro, being circa the age of 70, remarkably managed to kill 3 people before drawing his
Ill-Equipped Rescuers Formative Assessment The article “Ill-Equipped Rescuers Digs Out Volcano Victims; Aids Slow Reach to Colombian Town” written by Bradley Graham provides information on the eruption of a volcano taking place in Columbia. Moreover, the eruption caused a major outcry in the city Armero, Columbia leading to the deaths of thousands. Throughout the article Bradley Graham described his sightings throughout his journey from people dying one by one and how the city was completely devastated during this event. However, he sought to see something that had inspired him to write this article. It was a female child stuck within the depths of the water fulfilled with mud and water shown on “The article also relates the
Crime had become more rampant in the cities. Several examples exist in the royal family and the Emperors. Examples include Nero, who was not only exceptionally cruel, but so out of tune with the needs of his people that, it is expected, he lit a fire in the city that burned a large portion of it to the ground. Even if he didn 't do this, he certainly took advantage of the situation by building an extremely large and luxurious palace for himself. Another internal factor was corruption, oppression, and other problems with the government.
Smoke and debris filled the air. Thousands of people’s lives changed in a matter of minutes. 168 people including nineteen innocent children lost their lives because of one person’s decision. On April 19,1995, Oklahoma history was changed forever. Timothy McVeigh bombed the Alfred P. Murrah building and it was “the worst act of terrorism in American history” (Isikoff).
The first major persecution of Christians officially sanctioned by a roman emperor began during the reign of Nero in 64 AD. At this time Rome had almost been completely destroyed by a fire and the people of Rome were placing the blame on Nero. In order to attempt to shift the blame away from himself Nero accused the Christians of starting the fire. This began the first large scale persecution of the Christians. Not only did Nero hunt Christians down for execution, but he also tortured them for his enjoyment.
The ancient Roman town-city of Pompeii was located near modern day Naples in the Italian region of Campania. Pompeii, Herculaneum and many other surrounding villages were almost completely destroyed and buried under 20 feet of ash and pumice in the volcanic eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD. The disaster demolished the city, killing its inhabitants and burying it almost completely. Before the disaster, Pompeii was not a town that was well known, but it did flourish. It is believed that it was founded by the Etruscans in the late seventh or early sixth century BC.
Imagine the rumbling beneath your feet, just as you are about to go to school. You’re not sure what’s happening, only to find out that your town is ablaze. As you are imagining this, think about the many people who have lost their lives during this disaster, or the one of thousands of survivors who have survived San Francisco’s greatest feat: The Great Earthquake of 1906. In the eyewitness account “Comprehending the Calamity”, the author Emma Burke witnesses what happens during the San Francisco Earthquake, including the fire, the water shortage, and the camp set up at Golden Gate National Park. In the eyewitness account “The Horrific Wreck of the City”, author Fred Hewitt witnesses the same earthquake as Emma Burke, only he hasn’t seen the silver lining of the dark cloud.
In fact, they happen so often that some people grow desensitized to them, but Kees reacted differently. One might believe that, as nature applied its full force and awful attacks were carried out, Kees actually noticed and wrote them all down. Thus, “The Coming of the Plague” was written. According to Coyle, a fire on the ship, Morro Castle, burnt it to ash and took the lives of 137 passengers on September 8, 1934. After the inferno, the stanza “September was when it began” may very well have made its first appearance.
When the soldiers returned back home after fighting the war in Europe, they brought the Spanish Flu with them (Bailey, Dickin). The Spanish Flu was a deadly disease which was a cause of great tension in Canada , as it killed 21 million people, 50 000 of which were Canadian (Bailey, Dickin). In the same way, this violent strain of flu wiped out whole villages’ altogether as well as forced more people to wear masks out of fear of contamination (Bailey, Dickin). Consequently, the spreading of the Spanish Flu led to uneasiness in
“A violent kind of smallpox rages in Charles-Town that brings most of the businesses to a halt. However, several businesses fled to the country.” This quote is saying smallpox was bad at this time in Charles-Town, many families lost loved ones and lost homes due to businesses ending. Due to smallpox a lot of businesses got ruined and people died. “A great cloud seems at present to hang over this province”. The quote referenced that there was a bad contagious virus going around their community which ruined everything.