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DISASTERS

"Ye Not Knoweth The Future, Prepareth For Fate"

Disasters can devastate any one of us at any given moment. Whether manmade , or nature's fury, there are conditions surrounding us which will inevitably sculpt our future.

AIRCRAFT

TRAIN

SPACE MISSIONS

GREAT FIRES

SHIPWRECKS

Oil Spills

NUCLEAR NIGHTMARES

EXPLOSIONS

EARTHQUAKES/

VOLCANOES

TORNADOS

HURRICANES

CYCLONES

FLOODS & TSUNAMIS

Avalanches, and Tidal

Waves

Epidemics

IN MEMORY PAGE    9-11-01

A Small Humble Page With A Broken Heart


"AIRLINE/AIRCRAFT"


ValuJet Flight 592

It was a Saturday afternoon, another day in the short but successful life of ValuJet, a three-year-old discount airline; an afternoon in which more than 100 people in Miami -- some on their way somewhere for Mother's Day visits -- boarded ValuJet Flight 592 bound for Atlanta.


THE HINDENBURG

 

The Hindenburg Disaster
Zeppelin Page
 

Tragedy at Lakehurst, New Jersey  Hindenburg

CRASH OF THE HINDENBURG   Description of Hindenburg Crash  


TWA Flight 800

Rocket, bomb, static electricity?

CNN's completed coverage of the crash can be found here.


 Major Airline disasters  The Crash Web Site

Historical Timeline of Aircraft Crashes

1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959
1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969
1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979
1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989
1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
2010 2011

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"Railroad Accidents"

Lindsay, Canada—Remarkable Collision—1887
Mason, Ky.—Terrible Train Wreck—1883
Railway Wrecks and Wrecking - 1901
Ashtabula Disaster - 1876
The "Angola Horror" - 1867
The "Housatonic Slaughter" - 1865
Spuyten Duyvil - 1882—Frank Leslie's
Spuyten Duyvil - 1882—Harper's Weekly
Spuyten Duyvil - 1882—Mechanic's Journal
Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Disaster - 1887
Toledo, Peoria and Western Railroad - Disaster - 1887
New Orleans and Northeastern Railroad Wreck - 1912
The Great Shohola Train Wreck

Arizona and New Mexico RR Wreck
Pelhamville, NY—NY, NH & H Railroad—1886
Marshalltown, Iowa—Iowa Central Railroad—1891
New Haven, Conn.—Shore Line Railroad—1891
Accident on the New York Central—1858—Hand Colored Woodcut

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"Space Accidents"

Associated Press

Astronauts and cosmonauts killed in the history of space exploration:

-- Jan. 27, 1967: Astronauts Gus Grissom, Edward H. White and Roger B. Chaffee die when a fire sweeps their command module during a ground test at Kennedy Space Center.

-- April 24, 1967: Soviet cosmonaut Vladimir Komarov is killed when his Soyuz I spacecraft crashes on return to Earth.

-- June 29, 1971: Cosmonauts Georgy Dobrovolsky, Vladislav Volkov and Viktor Patsayev die during re-entry of their Soyuz 11 spacecraft. A government commission disclosed that the three died 30 minutes before landing because a faulty valve depressurized the spacecraft.

-- Jan. 28, 1986: The space shuttle Challenger explodes 73 seconds after launch, killing all seven astronauts aboard, including Christa McAuliffe, intended to be the first teacher in space. Other astronauts killed were Francis "Dick" Scobee, Michael J. Smith, Ellison S. Onizuka, Judith A. Resnik, Ronald E. McNair and Gregory B. Jarvis.

-- Feb. 1, 2003: Space shuttle Columbia breaks apart in flames about 203,000 feet over Texas, 16 minutes before it was supposed to touch down in Florida. All seven aboard were killed: William McCool, Rick Husband, Michael Anderson, Kalpana Chawla, David Brown, Laurel Clark and Ilan Ramon, who was Israel's first astronaut.

The Challenger Explosion

 

THE COLUMBIA DISASTER

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"GREAT FIRES"


The Great Chicago Fire

The infamous fire, supposedly started by Mrs. O'Leary's cow, destroyed three and a third square miles of Chicago, leaving 90,000 people homeless and killing 250 to 300. More info is available from the Chicago Historical Society in The Great Chicago Fire & The Web of Memory.

The Great Chicago Fire of 1871   Origin of the Chicago Fire

The Great Chicago Fire Link  Inside the Burning City of Chicago  


Pittsburgh Fire

Much of downtown Pittsburgh was destroyed by fire in 1845. Read about the fire here.


Philadelphia Zoo Fire

When compared to other disasters listed here, this fire and its death toll of 23 animals pales, but for animal lovers it seemed a disastrous failure of our responsibility to care for those less able than ourselves. Read the story here.

A TIMELINE OF FLAMES

FIRE HISTORY

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"Shipwrecks"

Andrea Doria: Tragedy and Rescue at Sea
This is a good site for information and pictures on the Andrea Doria

Back to Titanic
This is a good site for information and pictures on the Titanic. Tons of information.

Eastland Disaster Historical Society
This is a good site about the Eastland, the steamer which sank in a river in Chicago, Illinois.

Encyclopedia Titanica
This is a good site for anything and everything having to do with the Titanic building and sinking. Great!

The Great Ocean Liners
This is a good site if your looking for info on any ship, whether it is a shipwreck or not. It has tons of images and information on luxury liners that have been built since the 1800s.

Great Shipwrecks: Tragedies of Life and Legend
This is a good site about many different famous shipwrecks across the world. Some good information and links.

LostLiners
This is a good site with some information and pictures on many shipwrecks, all of them luxury liners.

The Mary Rose
This is a good site about the British galleon, the Mary Rose.

Michail Michailakis' HMHS Britannic Site
This is a good site with information on the Britannic.

Monsters of the Sea
This is a good site for information on all ocean liners, mainly from the early 1900s.

PBS Online: Lost Liners
This is a good site with information on 5 wrecks (Titanic, Lusitania, Empress of Ireland, Britannic, & Andrea Doria). Based on the TV show with Bob Ballard.

Web Titanic
This is a good Irish site on the Titanic. Tons of information.


"RMS TITANIC"


The sinking of the Titanic is certainly one of the best known disasters. A narrative of the event based around the experiences of assistant wireless operator, Harold Bride, is given in this selection from the

Old News Web Site.

THE TITANIC RESOURCE
The Story of the Titanic
Titanic & Other WS Ships (great link!)
Titanic Passenger & Crew List
Titanic & Other WS Ships TOC
TITANIC - The Exhibit (Salvage Photographs)
Titanic Internet Historical Association
Titanic - Raising a Legend Online

TITANIC

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"NUCLEAR DISASTERS"


Chernobyl


Chelyabinsk

"In the late 1940's, about 80 kilometers north of the city of Chelyabinsk, an atomic weapons complex called "Mayak" was built... For forty-five years, the Chelyabinsk province of Russia was closed to all foreigners... For over six years, the Mayak complex systematically dumped radioactive waste into the Techa River, the only source of water for the 24 villages which lined its banks... In 1957, the area suffered its next calamity when the cooling system of a radioactive waste containment unit malfunctioned and exploded."

These excerpts are from an excellent web site on this disaster. Check it out!

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"EXPLOSIONS"


Oklahoma City


 

EARTHQUAKES CURRENT EARTHQUAKE INFORMATION  

World-Wide Earthquake Locator

Perilous Times Earthquake Page   San Francisco – Earthquakes

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 GREAT SITE!! > The Natural Disaster Reference Database

Want to experience full motion video and sounds of the most terrifying disasters on the face of the earth? Well, then get ready to feel the sound of a tornado rip through an incident town, or a volcano rain ash as it were snow. See floods that engulf whole towns and hurricanes that level everything in their paths.

Experience The Effect




"TORNADOS"

TornadosTornado Project


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"Hurricanes"

 

NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER 

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"Cyclones"

Tropical cyclone and hurricane glossary   

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"Floods and Tsunamis "

FLOODSTsunami

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   Thunderstorms


 

Volcanoes   Michigan Technological University Volcanoes Page

Volcanoes.com VolcanoWorld


Avalanche

WILDFIRES at Yellowstone


I really like this site! Click on icons on an image map of the world, and link to information about a current disaster in that area. Everything from volcanoes to dangerously cold temperatures.

Earth Alert

And Try> Natural Disasters Web Site


"Floods, Avalanches, and Tidal Waves "

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