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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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In 1904, more than 1,000 people died when fire erupted aboard
the steamboat General Slocum in New York’s East River. In
1934, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed an act making
the National Guard part of the U.S. Army in the event of war
or national emergency.

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The excursion boat General Slocum lies beached off Hell
Gate in New York City’s East River, following a fire and
resulting panic. The disaster cost the lives of 1,030
mostly German immigrants, June 15, 1904. (AP)

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FACTORY FIRE KILLED MANY ON THIS DAY IN 1911

How the Deadly Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire Shocked a Nation and Led to  Reforms - HISTORY


In one of the darkest moments of America’s industrial history,
the
Triangle Shirtwaist Company factory in New York City
burned down, killing 146 workers, on March 25, 1911. The
tragedy led to the development of a series of laws and
regulations that better protected the safety of factory
workers.

The Triangle factory, owned by Max Blanck and Isaac Harris,
was located in the top three floors of the 10-story Asch
Building in downtown Manhattan. It was a sweatshop in
every sense of the word: a cramped space lined with work
stations and packed with poor immigrant workers, mostly
teenaged women who did not speak English. At the time of
the fire, there were four elevators with access to the factory
floors, but only one was fully operational and it could hold
only 12 people at a time. There were two stairways down to
the street, but one was locked from the outside to prevent
theft by the workers and the other opened inward only. The
fire escape was shoddily constructed, and could not support
the weight of more than a few women at a time.

Look back at the 1911 Triangle Shirtwaist factory fire - New York Daily News

Uncovering the History of the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire | History|  Smithsonian Magazine

Labor Day: The fight is far from over - Knox TN Today

23-29 Washington Place, site of the Triangle Fire in 1911 | Photo by Flickr user <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/sminor/4816116844/">lumierfl</a>
Washington place today, site of the triangle fire, was constructed in 1900. it is currently
KNOWN AS NYU’S BROWN BUILDING.


 

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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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ROSS SIMPSON

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Fred McFeely Rogers (March 20, 1928 – February 27, 2003)


Fred Rogers was an author, producer, and
Presbyterian minister
who was the creator, producer and host of all 895 episodes the
preschool television series Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood
. He
also composed more than 200 songs and was the puppeteer of 14
characters. Rogers died of stomach cancer at age 74.

 

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Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood is a half-hour educational children’s television series that was created and hosted by Fred Rogers. The
series Misterogers debuted in Canada on October 15, 1962, on
CBC Television. In 1966,

Rogers moved back to the U.S. creating Misterogers’ Neighborhood
on the regional Eastern Educational Television Network a forerunner
of today’s
American Public Television. The US national debut of the
show occurred on February 19, 1968. It aired on
NET and PBS until
August 31, 2001

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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY IN 1967

Apollo 1 explosion kills all three crew members in 1967 - New York Daily  News

A launch pad fire during Apollo program tests at Cape Canaveral,
Florida, killed astronauts Virgil “Gus” Grissom, Edward H. White
II, and Roger B. Chaffee. An investigation indicated that a faulty
electrical wire inside the Apollo 1 command module was the
probable cause of the fire. The astronauts, the first Americans
to die in a spacecraft, had been participating in a simulation of
the Apollo 1 launch scheduled for the following month.

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Fire in the spacecraft!&#39;: The Apollo 1 tragedy that killed three astronauts  in 1967 - pennlive.com

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