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2/15/1898: A massive explosion of unknown origin sinks the USS Maine in Havana harbor, killing 260 American crew members

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The 10 deadliest mass shootings in modern US history

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1. The Harvest Music Festival: 58 killed
October 1, 2017
2. Pulse night club: 49 killed
June 12, 2016
3. Virginia Tech: 32 killed
April 16, 2007
4. Sandy Hook: 27 killed
December 14, 2012
5. First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs: 26 killed
November 5, 2017
6. Luby’s Cafeteria: 23 killed
October 16, 1991
7. McDonald’s in San Ysidro: 21 killed
July 18, 1984
8. University of Texas: 18 killed
August 1, 1966
9. High school in Parkland, Florida: At least 17 killed
February 14, 2018
10. San Bernardino: 14 killed
December 2, 2015
10. Edmond, Oklahoma: 14 killed
August 20, 1986

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School shootings in the U.S. since Columbine

ABC

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  • 50 – The number of mass murders or attempted mass murders at a school since Columbine.
  • 141 – People killed in a mass murder or attempted mass murder at a school since Columbine.
  • 73 – The percentage of school shooters with no prior criminal record
  • 96 – The percentage of school shooters = male.
  • 17 – The number of kids aged 15 or younger who have committed or attempted a mass school shooting since Columbine.
  • 81 – The percentage of school shootings where someone had information that the attacker was thinking about or planning the shooting.
  • 68 – The percentage of school shooters who got their guns from relatives or at home.
  • 65 – The number of school shooters and thwarted school shooters who have referenced Columbine as a motivation.
  • 270 – The number of shootings of any kind at a school since Columbine.
  • 1 – The number of shootings per week, on average, on a school or college campus in 2015.
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February 13, 1945: A series of Allied firebombing raids begins against the German city of Dresden, reducing the city to rubble and killing as many as 135,000 people with the bombing and the resulting fires.

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1/29/1922: At the Knickerbocker Theatre in Washington, D.C., the accumulated snow on the theater’s roof collapses the building and tons of steel and concrete fell down on top of the theatergoers cusing the deaths of 108 and injuring another 133.

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Rest in Peace: At 11:38 a.m. EST, on January 28, 1986, the space shuttle Challenger lifts off from Cape Canaveral, Florida, and Christa McAuliffe is on her way to becoming the first ordinary U.S. civilian to travel into space.

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January 24, 1939: An 8.3-magnitude earthquake centered in south central Chile leaves 50,000 people dead and 60,000 injured.

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1/20/1980: Bleachers at a bullring in Sincelejo, Colombia, collapse, resulting in the deaths of 222 people and injuries to hundreds more

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January 18, 1969: The worst weather-related disaster in California in the 20th century.

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1/15/1919: Molasses burst from a huge tank flooding the streets of Boston, killing 21 people and injuring scores of others.

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  • A 58-foot-high tank filled with 2.5 million gallons of crude molasses.
  • The bolts holding the bottom of the tank exploded, shooting out like bullets
  • Hot molasses rushed out.
  • An eight-foot-high wave of molasses swept away the freight cars and caved in the building’s doors and windows.

 


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