Landslide Kills More Than 1,000 People

On September 4, 1618, a total of 2,240 villagers in Chiavenna, Italy, were buried alive by a Landslide. Continue reading

Record Storm Hits Bengal in 1737

Recorded storm kills more than 100,000 people in the province of Bengal, India on October 7, 1737. Continue reading

World AIDS Day

Following the World Summit of Ministries of Health on the Programs for Aids Prevention calling for social tolerance for people with AIDS. Leading to an information exchange on the disease and public awareness. The first World AIDS Day was on December 1, 1988. 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

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