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

An Explosion that caused great loss of life in peacetime

In the city of Brescia, Italy, in 1769, An Explosion occurred killing more than 3,000 people. Continue reading

First person killed in a motorcycle accident

On February 11, 1899, George Morgan, an Englishman, became the first person killed in a motorcycle accident, when he suffered a fatal head injury when he was thrown from his motorized tricycle in Exeter, England. 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

Cryogenics Outlawed in British Columbia, Canada

We have all seen it in movies, freeze the dead and hope in the future they can thaw and cure what ails them. 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

Japan has 119 Epidemics over 400 years

In 552 CE, Japan experienced an epidemic, most likely Smallpox, a very contagious disease. Continue reading