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The link below is to an article that reports on the age of buildings within New York – over 1 million of them in fact.
The link below is to an article reporting on the discovery of two large ancient halls in Herefordshire, England.
The link below is to an article with a number of historic photos of Antarctica.
20 000 People Killed by an Earthquake in the Kangra Valley, India
On this day in 1905, 20 000 people were killed in an earthquake (7.8) that struck the Kangra Valley in Himachal Pradesh state, India. Mosts buildings in Kangra, Mcleodganj and Dharamshala were destroyed.
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USA: Great New Orleans Fire (1788)
On this day in 1788, New Orleans in Louisiana, was virtually destroyed by a fire that destroyed 856 of the 1100 buildings in the city. On the 8th December 1794 the city was again struck by a large fire, destroying 212 buildings.
On this day in 1760, the greatest fire up to that time (in Boston) destroyed a large area of Boston in the United States. Some 349 buildings, including homes and shops were destroyed, and over 1000 people rendered homeless. Though a great tragedy for Boston, this great city suffered from many like disasters, as can be seen in the article linked to below.
For an account of the Great Fire of Boston in 1872 (November 9 10), visit: