On this day in 1949 an 8.1 earthquake struck a sparsely populated area off British Columbia and the Alaska panhandle. There were no deaths. But it demonstrated the potential energy of the Cascadia fault system.
On this day in 2008 a train derailed near Luther, Oklahoma. Crude oil and ethanol being transported exploded. The fire continued for over 24 hours.
On this day in 1831 Nat Turner led a slave rebellion in Southhampton County, Virginia. Up to seventy died in the rebellion. At least 100 were killed in the aftermath.
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