Disasters

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  • 19TH CENTURY FIREFIGHTING: Will Chicago's steam-powered fire engines be enough to fight a huge conflagration in 1871?

  • A BELLIGERENT MILITARY: James W. Gerard, the U.S. ambassador to Germany, writes of difficulties when talking about the Lusitania sinking with the German army.

  • ABORTING THE MISSION: NASA designs four "abort methods" in case the space shuttle has a problem during its ascent, following launch..

  • Accused of Spreading Plague - Jews Burned in a Pit: During the 14th-century plague epidemic in Europe, Jews are accused of having something to do with spreading the "Black Death." In Strasbourg, residents take violent action against their Jewish neighb...

  • A CHANGE IN LEADERS: Winston Churchill, Franklin Roosevelt, and Joseph Stalin are allies in the plan to defeat Hitler.

  • A Child Helps the Poor during the Irish Potato Famine: This illustration depicts the daughter ofCaptain Arthur Edward Kennedy, about seven years old at the time, distributing clothing to children and families in dire straits as a result of "The Great Fami...

  • Acropolis - Parthenon with Statue of Athena:

  • A DEADLY SECOND WAVE: Soldiers arriving back in the U.S. spread the Spanish flu through the entire country. Hardest hit are large-crowd events, such as Philadelphia's Liberty Loan parade and the Armistice announcement.

  • A DEADLY, UNKNOWN DISEASE: Villagers and health-care workers in the vicinity of Yambuku, Zaire (now the Republic of Congo) are getting extremely sick, then dying. No one knows what is happening.

  • A DEVASTATED CITY: Chicago's prosperous and proud business district burns to the ground.

  • A DISINTEGRATING VESSEL: The submerged Titanic is located in 1985.

  • A DOOMED SHIP: SOS signals and lifeboats can't help people on the Titanic. The wireless operator on the closest ship, about an hour away, has shut-off his system for the night.

  • AFTERMATH of BANDA ACEH QUAKE: View the 24-hour timeline of the Banda Aceh earthquake and resulting tsunami.

  • A HORNET'S NEST: The mission is a convoluted hornets nest. US soldiers are not ready for Somali mobs who fight back. Rescue is difficult because of poor directions, narrow streets and Somali human shields.

  • A. Jamie Bishop / B. Ryan Clark: Read a poem about the life of Jamie Bishop, a German instructor, and Ryan Clark, a 22 year-old senior in Psychology/Biology/English.

  • Albatross at Sea - Rime of the Ancient Mariner: As Green Hornet's castaways drifted in the Pacific, an albatross stopped by the life raft.

  • Albert Einstein - Role in the Atom Bomb Project: In 1952, Einstein was asked about his role in making atomic bombs. He responded with a short essay, entitled "On My Participation In The Atom Bomb Project."

  • ALBERT GITCHELL GETS SICK: Albert Gitchell, an Army cook at Camp Funston, complains of flu-like symptoms. The air-borne disease spreads to Europe when U.S. soldiers go to Europe in WWI.

  • ALL IN THE FAMILY: In 1914 Britain enters the war because Germany invades Belgium. Many leaders of all involved countries are relatives.

  • Amelia Earhart - Last Footage Before Disappearance: Did Amelia land at Nikumaroro, a Pacific atoll, when she couldn't find Howland? Why did she lose radio contact? Historic footage from her last flight may reveal the reason why she and Fred Noonan did ...

  • America Attacked: 9/11: Four coordinated attacks via four separate airplanes devastate America's sense of security on September 11, 2001.

  • AMERICA ENTERS WWI: The U.S. enters the war in April 1917 using the sinking of the Lusitania as the main reason.

  • AMERICAN ARCHIVAL EVIDENCE: Photographs, audio/video footage, documents, eyewitness testimony and memoirs all prove that the Holocaust occurs.

  • American Deforestation: Once covered with beautiful virgin forests, the United States has lost nearly all of those natural resource due to development and massive tree-cutting projects.

  • AMERICAN DEFORESTATION: Centuries ago, forests cover much of North America; when colonists arrive, they chop-down trees at unbelievable rates.

  • AMERICA RESPONDS: Terrorist attacks affect people of all ages in America. Meanwhile, the U.S. and coalition partners, begain "Operation Enduring Freedom."

  • America's Deadliest Train Wreck: Just weeks after the Great Circus Train Wreck of 1918, America's deadliest train disaster occurs near Nashville, Tennessee. More than 100 people are killed as two trains collide, head-on, at Dutchman'...

  • AMMUNITION ON BOARD?: Studies show the Lusitania exploded because the torpedo struck coal bins, not illegal arms, causing coal dust to catch fire.

  • An 1847 Home Ejectment in Ireland: An Irish peasant family is treated horrifically when the family members not only lose their home but see it destroyed.

  • AN ACCIDENT ROOTED IN HISTORY: Solid rocket boosters used in shuttle launches show a potential O-ring design flaw.

  • A NATIONAL CATASTROPHE: British landowners evict starving families and burn their homes during the Irish Potato Famine..

  • A NATIONAL DISASTER: Famine and poverty follow the failed potato crop of 1845.

  • A NAZI DEATH CAMP: Photographs, blueprints, and records provide evidence that Auschwitz and Auschwitz II (Birkenau) are operating death camps.

  • Ancient City of Susa: Susa, an important city in the ancient world (when it was the capital of Elam), is located in Iran. It is one of the oldest, continuously inhabited cities of the world.

  • Andrea Fleytas and the Deepwater Horizon Explosion: Andrea Fleytas is monitoring various safety indicators on the Deepwater Horizon when numerous alarms warn about extremely high levels of combustible gas at various places on the rig. She has no traini...

  • A NEW SEA WALL: Galveston builds a protective sea wall and raises the height of the entire city.

  • AN EYEWITNESS REMEMBERS: Writings, photos, and even some videos show the destruction.

  • ANGUISH FOR THE GIRLS: Nicholas' daughters survive the first hail of bullets because the gems sewn into their clothing provide some protection from the bullets.

  • Anna Ladd Creates Face Mask for Disfigured Soldier: Anna Ladd, at her studio in Paris, works-on a facial mask intended to help a wounded soldier return to life in the public eye.

  • Anne Hutchinson - Death by Massacre: Anne Hutchinson - and some of her children - died unfortunate deaths of mistaken identity in the summer of 1643.

  • ANNIHILATION: Eruptions lead to the river of mud, hot ash and gases that bury Pompeii.

  • Annihilation of Pompeii and Herculaneum: As the pyroclastic flows pour out of Mt. Vesuvius, during its 79 AD eruption, the towns of Herculaneum and Pompeii are annihilated.

  • AN OIL RIG CALLED DEEPWATER HORIZON: The Deepwater Horizon was a large and safe oil rig with little risk of an oil spill.

  • ANOTHER MAELSTROM: Warm water helps the "Perfect Storm" gain intensity as the low pressure deepens; this creates massive waves of 70 feet and higher.

  • A NUCLEAR ACCIDENT: K-19 suffers a potential nuclear meltdown from cracks in the primary cooling tube.

  • A PICTORIAL HISTORY: Individual photos and collections portray the damage to houses, people and property.

  • APOLLO 13: "Houston, we've had a problem," is how Apollo 13 lets mission control know about serious problems aboard the space capsule. Teamwork on the ground and in space gets the crew safely back.

  • Apollo 13 Accident: During the Apollo 13 accident, the crew used the three modules of their spacecraft in unplanned ways.

  • Apollo 13: Houston, We've Got A Problem, Part 2: Some people wondered whether Apollo 13 should have had that number..."13." When a life-threatening situation developed, how did collaboration between teams on the ground and in space save the astronau...

  • A POPULAR PRESIDENT: The American public loves President McKinley, who is intelligent, who loves his wife, and has an appealing personality.

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