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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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New York Harbor ablaze; city front threatened

HARBOR ABLAZE AND CITY FRONT MENACED
Fire Fighters Struggle to Save Craft and Piers
Rich Cargoes in Danger Wharves and Ferry-boats Burst Into Flame Panic Among Passengers Caught Aboard.  read more »

Crush and panic at City Hall Station

CRUSH AND PANIC AT CITY HALL STATION
Passengers Unable to Get On or Off Third Avenue Road Platform Women and Children Swept Off Their Feet and Clothes of Several Persons Torn Trouble Due to Delay  read more »

Twelve die as lifeboat capsizes

LIFEBOAT CAPSIZED AND 12 MEN DROWN
Five of the Victims Had Been Rescued
from Sinking Barge Only One Occupant of Boat Saved Disaster Happened Off Monomoy Station on Massachusetts Coast.  read more »

Man killed by falling cow

KILLED BY FALLING COW
Animal Thrown from Track by Chicago Limited Mortally Wounds Oliver McVeigh
Special to The New York Times  read more »



by Dr. Radut