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Without "looking them up," do you know what happened at these places on these dates?




May 31, 1889                   Johnstown (and immediately-surrounding communities), Pennsylvania, USA


August 4, 1892                 Fall River, Massachusetts, USA


September 1, 1894           Hinckley (and surrounding areas), Minnesota, USA

 

Posted - November 27, 2020

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  • 35950
    Johnstown...uber flood.
    The others I don't know.
      November 27, 2020 5:27 PM MST
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  • 18034
    A definite "uber" for sure!

    If you don't already look them up, I'll eventually let you know about the others. :)

    I may wait a while to see what other may post.


    This post was edited by WelbyQuentin at November 28, 2020 9:18 AM MST
      November 27, 2020 5:31 PM MST
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  • 18034
    Jane S got one of the other two.  :)
      November 27, 2020 9:12 PM MST
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  • 18034
    All are identified in other answers now.
      November 28, 2020 4:11 AM MST
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  • 42221

     

      All floods or other devastatingly horrendous disasters. I’ve read your previous posts about Johnstown, so it tipped me off seeing it here. 

    ~

      November 27, 2020 7:42 PM MST
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  • 18034
    Good deduction there, Randy D.  Yes.  :)



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    Two of the three are addressed as of now, with Element 99 and Jane S's answers.

    The Fall River one is a more intimate type of tragedy.
      November 27, 2020 8:24 PM MST
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  • 42221


      You KNOW that I just snagged that graphic for my own use, right?  Thanks, Pal!
    ~
      November 27, 2020 8:54 PM MST
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  • 18034
    Use it, use it!
    I'm honored that you would want to use something I found. :)
      November 27, 2020 9:12 PM MST
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  • 42221
      November 27, 2020 9:55 PM MST
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  • 6908
    I know about the Great Hinkley Fire.
      November 27, 2020 7:45 PM MST
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  • 18034
    Yes!
    I am truly amazed that that event is not more well known. The first book I read about it devastated me and it still just wrecks my soul -- almost unbelievable to me the stuff that happened. In comparison, to me the Great Chicago Fire pales. Yet, the Chicago Fire seems more well known.
    I ended up traveling to Hinckley in person to visit. I felt humbled and saddened, thinking of everyone.
    A great museum was there, friendly staff.

    Beautiful scenery to me in the area.
      November 27, 2020 8:18 PM MST
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  • 8987
    Johnstown flood
    Lizzie Borden murders
    Great Hinckley fire
      November 27, 2020 10:21 PM MST
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  • 18034
    Yes, those were the events of which I was thinking. (Though I'm not at all convinced Lizzie Borden committed the actual murders of Andrew and Abby Borden.)

    :)

    Maybe I should have been putting :( for this question, though.

      November 28, 2020 4:17 AM MST
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