Misc. U.S. History
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Famous Disasters
Whether it's hurricanes, earthquakes, fire, flood, shipwrecks, or molasses(?) people are interested in disasters.  Why, because we are amazed at the damage that nature can wreak and we are powerless to stop it. We are also amazed at the destruction we can bring upon ourselves.  We sympathize with the victims and give thanks that it didn't happened to us. Our hearts are warmed by the stories of people helping one another, and by the stories of heroism. I picked links about some disasters which, though famous, are lesser known about because of passage of time.
The New Madrid Earthquakes of 1811-1812 The Great New Madrid Earthquake
New Madrid 1811-1812
The Great San Francisco Earthquake of 1906 5:12 AM - April 18, 1906
The Galveston, Texas Hurricane of 1900 Remembering the Great Storm
The Great New England Hurricane of 1938 Everything Weather - The Great New England Hurricane
Great New England Harricane of 1938
The Johnstown Flood of 1889 A Roar Like Thunder
The History of the Johnstown Flood
Discover the Story of the Johnstown Flood
The Great Chicago Fire of 1871 The Great Chicago Fire and the Web of Memory
Chicago Fire 1871
The Great Peshtigo, Wisconsin Fire of 1871 The Great Peshtigo Fire
Fire In the Midwest
Firestorms of 1871
Peshtigo Fire
The Boston Molasses Disaster, January 15, 1919 A Sticky Situation
The Molasses Disaster of January 15, 1919
The Sultana Disaster Death on the Dark River
The Sultana Disaster, April 27, 1865
The General Slocum Fire 1904 Paddleboat Fire
June 15, 1904
Port Chicago Naval Magazine Explosion, 1944 Port Chicago Naval Magazine Explosion
Port Chicago, California
The Port Chicago Disaster
The Port Chicago Mutiny
America's Dark Secret
An Atomic Bomb?
The Hindenburg Disaster The Hindenburg Disaster
The Events of May 6, 1937
The Mystery of the Hindeburg Disaster
Secrets of the Dead Hindenburg Transcript
Hydrogen Exonerated in Hindenburg Disaster
Lt. Colonel William Smith in a Mitchell B-25 Bomber, vs. the Empire State Building The Plane that Crashed into the Empire State Building
1945 Plane Crash Rocked New York City
Plane Strikes Empire State Building
Woman Survives 75 Story Fall
Disastrous Short-Cuts
The Donner Party 150th Anniversary of the Donner Party
The American Experience - The Donner Party
New Light On the Donner Party
Disastrous Military Campaigns

The Battle of Little Big Horn or The Battle of Greasy Grass
The Custer Battlefield Home Page
Little Big Horn Cover-up?
Disastrous Political Mistakes
Watergate Watergate
Impeachment Proceedings

Abraham Lincoln Abraham Lincoln's Assassination
Ford's Theater
The Life and Plot of John Wilkes Booth
The Search for the Real John Wilkes Booth
A Brutus of His Age
James A. Garfield The Assassin, Charles J. Guiteau
Alexander Graham Bell and the Garfield Assassination
Was Garfield a Victim of an Assassin or Bad Doctors?
William McKinnely Lights Out in the City of Lights
Czolgosz's Crime Changed the Course of Our Nation
The Assassin, Leon Czolgosz
John F. Kennedy The Kennedy Assassination
John F. Kennedy Assassination Home Page
The Murder of J.F. Kennedy

Famous Crimes
The Molly Maguires - Labor Movement Heroes or Murderous gang? The Overthrow of the Molly Maguires
James McParland and the Molly Maguires
The Lindberg Kidnapping Crime Library's - The Lindberg 
Bruno Hauptmann Trial


Some good history links pages:
The Historynet (my favorite)
The Flag of the United States
An Outline of American History
The History Place
Historic Documents of the United States of America

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