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What You'll Find Here.  Newspaper articles about Train Wrecks, Fires, Floods, Shipwrecks, Plane Crashes, Accidents and other disasters.  Most of these articles list the dead and injured or missing. Use the Search Box to search for your ancestors or Browse the articles by type of disaster, state or year.

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Batavia, OH Train Wreck, Oct 1884

Batavia, OH Train Wreck, Oct 1884

DEATH ON THE RAIL

An Express in Ohio Plunges Through an Unsound Bridge.

TWO KILLED - EIGHT INJURED.  read more »

Jersey City, NJ Fireworks Factory Explosion & Fire, Oct 1895

Roman Candles Exploded

Two Men and Four Boys Injured and One of the Latter Will Die.

A Rammer Was Dropped On Powder  read more »

Salmon Mountain, OR Plane Crashes Into Peak, Oct 1966

WEST COAST'S JET MISSING; 20 ABOARD.

West Coast Airlines' new DC9 jetliner vanished last night south of Portland with 20 persons aboard.  read more »

Los Angeles, CA Times Building Explosion and Fire, Oct 1910

Times Building Prior To Explosion

EXPLOSION AND FIRE DESTROY L. A. TIMES BUILDING; 50 DEAD

FIGURES SEEN FALLING BACK FROM WINDOWS INTO CAULDRON OF FIRE  read more »



by Dr. Radut