History In The Headlines

Category: Disasters

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Slideshow: Remembering Chernobyl

Today marks the 25th anniversary of the catastrophe at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, considered the worst disaster of its kind.

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100 Years Ago: The Triangle Shirtwaist Fire

Find out how newspapers reported on the Triangle Shirtwaist fire, which killed nearly 150 New York City workers and helped expose poor working conditions 100 years ago.

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History’s Worst Nuclear Disasters

As experts scramble to stem the mounting crisis in Japan, we take a look at four of the most devastating nuclear accidents to date.

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Beer from 19th-Century Shipwreck May Be Brewed Again

Finnish researchers hope to crack the recipe of 200-year-old beer found in a Baltic shipwreck and recreate it for today’s drinkers.

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Amazing Rescues

These incredible rescue operations saved lives, brought together communities and captivated millions of well-wishers around the world.