Tuesday, January 15, 2013

The Great Molasses Flood of 1919

The Boston Globe has pictures of The Great Molasses Flood of 1919 which happened 94 years ago today.

"The infamous molasses flood in Boston was a tragedy like no other. On January 15, 1919, a giant tank in the North End collapsed, sending a wave of an estimated 2.3 million gallons of molasses through the streets of Boston. The devastation the sticky liquid left was shocking. Twenty-one people were killed and 150 injured in its path of destruction."

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