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6/12/2016: A gunman forces his way into the Pulse nightclub killing 49 and wounding dozens more.

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6/4/1989: Tiananmen Square Massacre

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FBI’s Quick Look: 250 Active Shooter Incidents in the United States From 2000 to 2017

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Incidents per year 2000-2017

Active Shooter Incidents Casualties per year\

Active Shooter Incidents Casualty Breakdown Per Year

Active Shooter Incident Location Categories

 


5/29/1914: The Empress of Ireland, carrying 1,477 passengers and crew, collides with the Norwegian freighter Storstad in the gulf of Canada’s St. Lawrence River resulting in the drowning of over 1000 passengers and crew

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Sandy Hook Elementary School: The unintended consequences of well-intended generosity.

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“……In the six and a half years since the deadliest elementary school shooting in American history, more than $100 million in federal, state, corporate and private money flowed into this community of about 28,000 in southwestern Connecticut……so much money engulfed the vulnerable, wounded Newtown that it inevitably sowed division. The town became a case study of how Americans’ material expressions of grief can become more an obstacle than an aid to recovery……..”

  • 60,000 teddy bears

“……..Lesson 1” from Sandy Hook is for the authorities — the mayor, the city council or the governor — to swiftly establish a single nonprofit benefiting victims and their families, so money intended for them is not atomized, or given to charities that lack the experience or ability to distribute it to them.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y7uv3zqSq9o

 


5/24/1964: More than 300 fans were killed and another 500 people were injured in the violent melee that followed a football match at National Stadium in Lima, Peru.


4/20/1999: At approximately 11:19 a.m., Dylan Klebold, 18, and Eric Harris, 17, dressed in trench coats, began shooting students outside the school before moving inside to continue their rampage. By 11:35 a.m., Klebold and Harris had killed 12 fellow students and a teacher and wounded another 23 people.

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Black Monday, 4/13/1360: During the Hundred Years’ War, a hail storm kills an estimated 1,000 English soldiers in Chartres, France.

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“a foul day, full of myst and hayle, so that men dyed on horseback [sic].”

It took just half an hour for the storm to kill over 1,000 Englishmen and some 6,000 horses.

 


3/21/1960: In the black township of Sharpeville, South Africa, Afrikaner police open fire on a group of unarmed black South African demonstrators, killing 69 people and wounding 180 in a hail of submachine-gun fire.

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3/11/2004: 191 people are killed and nearly 2,000 are injured when 10 bombs explode on four trains in three Madrid-area train stations during a busy morning rush hour.

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