On this date in 1861 the Willamette River crested at its highest historic peak, part of a sustained period of extraordinary flooding across much of the far western United States. (See: California Megaflood: Lessons from a Forgotten Catastrophe)
On this day in 1917 a munitions ship in Halifax (Nova Scotia) harbor exploded killing over 1900 people.
On this day in 1989 an anti-feminist gunmen murders 15 young women at the Ecole Polytechnique in Montreal.
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