Thousands of people died, the city was wrecked and fires were set aflame. The earthquake happened at 5:13 in the morning on April 20, 1906. The earthquake destroyed the city hall and many more buildings that took a long time to build. It had killed many people and started oil leaks. The leaks led to fires that blazed upon the city and killed many more.
In 1746, an 8.5 earthquake struck about 50 miles north of Lima Peru, devastating the city. The earthquake then caused a tsunami that would destroy the port city Callao half an hour later. Many lives were lost, some to being crushed under the rubble of adobe buildings they lived in, some to the flooding, and some to the subsequent fallout of disease and hazardous living conditions. The loss of life totaled into the thousands. Charles Walker’s Shaky Colonialism, published in 2008, uses these natural disasters to closely examine the socio-political layers of colonial Latin American history.
After the earthquake the government thought that it would hurt the town to tell them what really happened so know one the true death count of the earthquakes rage, in edition not even the government truly knew how much died on that terrible day as deaths in china town were never even recorded. The event demolished 490 city blocks including 25,000 buildings, and an estimate of 80% of the city was destroyed. “Comprehending Calamity” by Emma Burke and
The Triangle Fire The Triangle fire that claimed the lives of 146 people, most of them immigrant women and girls, caused an outcry against unsafe working conditions in factories. Firefighters arrived at the scene, but their ladders could only reach the 6th floor of the ten-story building, while the hose could only reach the 7th floor. Workers were trapped inside because the owners had locked the fire escape exit doors to prevent theft, so workers jumped to their deaths. The government could’ve prevented the Triangle fire earlier if they listened to the workers’ plea for a safety working environment. Union organization tried to address the employees’ working conditions but wasn’t recognized.
Ronald Gene Simmons was born in Chicago, Illinois on July 15th, 1940, to Loretta and William Simmons. Ronald’s father passed away on January 31st, 1943, just five months and a few days prior to his son's third birthday. His mother married not to long after to a man named William D. Griffen, who was a civil engineer for the U.S
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.
A tragic thing was that after the earthquake a multitudes of fire followed right after. The situation led to the water mains being destroyed and the firefighter being left with no water to settle the growing
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.
“Comprehending the Calamity” by Emma Burke and “Horrific Wreck of the City” by Fred Hewitt are two historical articles that both describe the destruction of the San Francisco earthquake in 1906 and how it affected the people. Hewitt says on page 1, “No pen can record the sufferings of those who were crushed to death or buried in the ruins that encompassed them in an instant after 5:13 o’clock Wednesday morning.” Likewise, Emma Burke says on page 2, “The fallen chimneys had torn through the ceilings into two of our rooms; the flat tin roof had thus been bent down, and now acted as a funnel. We heard an ominous drip, drip, and then a steady splash.” These pieces of evidence show both of the authors believe that this horrible earthquake destructed the city of San Francisco.
This is a documentary that highlights the deadliest accident that occurred in New York. This accident took place on March 25, 1911 at triangle Shirtwaist Factory. This fire spread in the factory to claim the lives of 145 workers. This deaths are looked at as the most infamous deaths since they could have been prevented.
August 21, 1991 little after 2 pm, when an explosion occurred on Coode Island, a 600,000 litre chemical storage tank that was filled with acrylonitrile caught on fire and exploded. The fire burned extreme hazardous chemicals including, methyl ethyl ketone, acrylonitrile, and benzene forming clouds of toxic black smoke more than 18 miles from the site, prompting the closure of roads and evacuation of Schools, nearby buildings and ships. All residents were told to stay inside with doors and windows closed to avoid smoke from entering the building. Tank number 80that was containing acrylonitrile (vinyl cyanide) monomer went into the air which discharged its contents into the tank bund.
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.
On April 19th, 1995 Timothy McVeigh parked a rental Ryder truck in front of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building, and lit a short fuse to a bomb on the truck that caused a huge explosion. The bombing killed 168 people, including 19 children that were in a daycare center within the building, and caused over 600 injuries. The Oklahoma City bombing is considered to be the worst domestic terroristic event in our nation’s history. On April 20th, 1995 the rear axle to the rental Ryder truck was discovered with a vehicle identification number that aided law enforcement to the location of where the rental truck was from. The truck was rented from a location in Junction City, Kansas, where employees at the rental shop were able to help authorities
On April 17th 2013, a lethal explosion occurred at the West Fertilizer Company’s plant in West, Texas (U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board, 2013). The violent blast fatally injured 12 emergency responders, and three members of the public (U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board, 2013). Over 260 individuals suffered injuries that required medical attention, while more than 150 buildings incurred damage (U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board, 2013). Upon examining the incident, it is apparent that failed leadership contributed to the occurrence of the blast, and exacerbated the damages. Over the discourse of this paper, leadership failures will be discussed, and a leadership plan will be presented
McDuffie Riots The Biggest Riot In Dade County History After Arthur McDuffie was beaten to death by white Miami Dade County police officers, a series of riots broke out in Dade county, causing expensive damage and creating more racial tension. This riot placed 4th in America 's biggest riots, and had property damage of $181,000,000 . Miami 's Liberty City was filled with smoldering flames while people looted businesses. 18 people died, and more than $100,000,000 worth of property was destroyed.