Avalanche of the 20th century to kill 10,000 people

On December 13, 1916, in the Italian Alps, an Avalanche buried many villages and causing an estimated 10,000 casualties. Continue reading

Epidemic of yellow fever of record

Yellow fever is caused by a mosquito-borne virus, although I’m sure there were many previous epidemics that went unrecorded, the one that made it to rhe recoded history was epidemic of yellow fever in South America in the 16th century. Continue reading

Avalanche of the 20th century to kill 10,000 people

On December 13, 1916, in the Italian Alps, an Avalanche buried many villages and causing an estimated 10,000 casualties. Continue reading

First passenger fatalities in a train accident

A broken axle derailed a Camden & Amboy train carrying 24 passengers, the Train wreck took place on November 8, 1833, near Heightstown, PA, USA, taking the lives of two passenger (the first recorded train accident fatalities) and injuring the rest. Continue reading

ail accident in which more than 500 people were killed

On December 12, 1917, an overloaded troop train derailed at Saint-Michel-de-Maurienne, France. The Rail accident’s official death toll was 573, but there could have been as many as 1,000 soldiers deaths. Continue reading

Disastrous flood caused by war

The war which occurred in 1642 at Kaifeng, China, when anti-Ming rebels under command of Li Tzucheng destroyed the seawall there, killing more than 300,000 people in the ensuing flood. Continue reading

Mount Vesuvius Volcanic Eruption Described

on August 24th 79 CE, Mount Vesuvius's deadly volcanic eruption destroyed the Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum. Continue reading

Nuclear Power Plant Disaster In Canada

A fuel core meltdown occurred at 3:07 p.m. on Friday, December 12th, 1952 at the Chalk River Experimental NRX Reactor Facility near Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Continue reading

First Sports Arena Disaster on Record

During the reign of Emperor Antonius Pius (138-161 CE), Roman records claim that in 150 CE, the Circus Maximus collapsed during a gladiatorial event, killing some 1,162. Continue reading

Plague Outbreak: The Plague of Justinian

The Plague of Justinian was documented to have originated in Egypt, during the early years of the 6th Century and arrived in the Eastern Roman Capital of Constantinople (Modern day Istanbul, Turkey) in 542 CE. Continue reading