On this date in 1812 the strongest of many aftershocks hit the mid-Mississippi River valley. Earthquakes began in December. On February 7 an estimated 7.7 hit again.
On this date in 1904 a fire destroys over 1500 buildings in Baltimore. One death is blamed directly on the fire. On this day in 2009 more than 170 Australians are killed in a wildfire.
Today the Sochi Winter Olympics officially begin. The opening ceremonies are widely thought to be a significant terrorist target.
What’s on your mind related to homeland security?